6 Game Mechanics that Popular MMOs Should Borrow

Sometimes leaving a good impression can mean more than the overall quality of a game, which is coincidentally something I tell myself to reconcile the fact that I played World of Warcraft by myself for 7 months during the Burning Crusade. The reality is that games don’t survive on good impressions alone, which has caused many great idea to be buried alongside the games that housed them. It’s common practice for game developers to borrow ideas from other games, but for one reason or another the following mechanics and design philosophies have yet to be rediscovered by the mainstream gaming industry. All I can hope for now is that a popular game like World of Warcraft or DOTA 2 will step up and perform game design necromancy on some of my favorite MMOs.