It most certainly is pedantic, as you've been continuously avoiding most of my actual point this entire time.>If it weren't well defined, you wouldn't have games that are universally attributed that term. But since you do, those are the games that define the term.
A single example of something does not make it well defined. Sure, you have, as you pointed out, games which would be generally agreed upon to be mobas, but beyond that you have plenty of ambiguity, particularly in where the definition ends. In how similar to those key, canon games other games must be in order to be considered "moba" is entirely vague. Many people, for example, would consider smite a moba, despite it not being top-down. What makes the top-down quality and RTS control scheme non-important? Hell, with most genres the control scheme and camera angle are huge, incredibly defining terms. People will make distinction between FPS and TPS, for example. This is why I say what does or does not consist of a genre and what elements do and do not matter are entirely vague; there are not explicit or definite borders.
>And since there's only one "vague" connection between them and overwatch I don't see why you would say it's a moba fps.
I didn't say it's vague at all. I called a lot of other shit vague but there's a clear link there. As I said before, the lower emphasis on mechanical skill compared to other games sharing a similar control method, a roster of heroes with discrete abilities (i.e. push button thing fancy happen) which define but varies beyond your actual role in the game, and a large emphasis placing yourself in a position to use your specific heroes' abilities and not be affected by the enemies more than anything else. That is not a vague link, it's a clear connection of design elements. Pulling away into arguments over what the word "distinct" means is very definitely pedantry.>>41845873
Yes, two different sentences, structured entirely differently, can very well mean different things despite using the same words. To say nothing of context.>>41845874
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