My opinion, also posted on GoNintendo. (which comes from a previous post in fact):
Shit. No thanks. Noooooooooooooo thanks. I don’t want to loose my life on an MMO… T_T Reasons has been stated on a post before.
I can agree that the story is not the best, but in the end, that is even what makes Pokemon a valuable, special game. While I agree that the addition of a GREAT story would make the game twice as good, I’m personally satisfied by its currenty state. I mean, come on! It’s one of the rare games that can be played for HUNDREDS of hours without being boring. In addition to that, one does not need to play HUNDREDS of hours even after a long time in order to be good at it. It’s nothing like an MMORPG. It’s just the combination of MANY elements that are found on several games. It combines strategy, preperation, heat of the moment, and even an action-feeling without it even being an action game.
Like I have said many times on the past, Pokemon turning onto an MMORPG would fail. I don’t want to spend my whole life for Pokemon. I love Pokemon, I’m the biggest fan, and it certainly changed my life rootly, but I won’t accept it to turn my life into a game. Its current state lets me being into things and being a GREAT trainer, even by playing just a little. The heating periods, when I’m playing with my friends, it can be 10 hours per day, but that’s just rare cases, and should stay rare, because else they wouldn’t even be special.
So, don’t say Pokemon should be an MMORPG. It would be great if some elements like optional limited MMO-like things were to be added, but if the whole game turned into a 100% MMORPG, there is a high chance that I would probably stop playing. And note that my name is Ash_Pokemaster.
If they were to make a Pokemon MMORPG, I hope they will AT LEAST not make it a main Pokemon game, and even more, than it will be well made. Although I probably don’t plan to play much. :P