Leonard MMORPG Purity Test

Add up the points below to determine how your MMORPG scores on the Leonard MMORPG purity test:

General

  • 6 points – No raid instances
  • 8 points – No sharding
  • 2 points – No quest icons over NPCs
  • 2 points – No in-game tutorials
  • 5 points – Most damage done (MDD) for all non-raid mobs
  • 1 point – Items should have weight
  • 1 point – Encumbrance should negatively affect player stats
  • 2 points – Player name policy conventions are enforced
  • 1 point – Random names are suggested at character creation by race
  • 2 points – No transmog
  • 2 points – Race selection that impacts gameplay in terms of attributes/skills and faction (kill-on-sight).
  • 1 point – Deity selection that impacts gameplay in terms of faction/abilities (kill-on-sight).
  • 10 points – No cash shop
  • 10 points – No dungeon instances

Grouping & Loot

  • 8 points – No loot sharing
  • 8 points – No automated LFG/LFR finder/teleporters
  • 5 points – Master looting in raids only
  • 3 points – No automated dice rolls for loot
  • 3 points – No bind-on-pickup (BOP) items
  • 2 points – No artificial restrictions on equipping items like level or strength (race/class is fine)

Economy

  • 6 points – No Auction House
  • 1 point – Currency should have weight
  • 1 point – More than one denomination of currency

Combat

  • 2 points – Ability to create macros
  • 1 points – Weapon skills level up separately
  • 1 point – Weapon spells level up separately
  • 2 points – The number of spells you can memorize is constrained

Death

  • 5 points – At least 20% of level exp lost on death at max level
  • 2 points – You can de-level on death
  • 3 points – Items stay on your corpse on death
  • 5 points – Corpses must be retrieved
  • 2 points – Corpses can be dragged by allies
  • 1 point – Allies can summon your corpse

Travel

  • 2 points – No Flying
  • 2 points – Travel must not be trivialized (subjective)
  • 1 point – No NPC-aided speed buffs
  • 2 points – No NPC-aided travel (ports)
  • 5 points – No in-game GPS
  • 1 points – No in-game maps

How did your MMORPG do? Comment below!

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About Joe Leonard

Developer of Nevergrind and Firmament Wars
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