Thanks to GamerDad for its editorial discussing why massively multiplayer games that require player dexterity are so much more intriguing
. The author explains that "...the reason I don't play a lot of the conventional massive player games is because there's no skill involved in them"
, and goes on to detail: "In most of the MMORPGs, battles have almost predetermined conclusions based on the level and abilities of those player avatars involved in the fight and the creatures they're fighting against."
He concludes by recommending his current skill-based MMOG of choice: "That's where PlanetSide has struck a chord with me. It takes the player interaction I enjoy in these games and combines it with a skill-based game."
Do players want "the ability to use their brains and their hands to succeed"
in MMORPGs, not just progress based on the "amount of time they played the game"