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8-03-2008 @ 7:25AM
As many have stated, yes, competition is god.But it is on;y good when the competition is...well, good.EQ used to be the 800 pound gorilla, and they got lazy. Nothing else that came out before wow could even dent them because they were wither owned by Sony or they were trying to play Sony's game. City of Heroes? Fun to make characters, not a hell of a lot to do after that.Then WoW came out and knocked sony's teeth down their throat. Sony didn't learn (and sony will never learn as long as Smed or someone like him is in control). Blizzard raised the bar for an MMORPG. This was good for all of us. Someday someone will jump that bar and give us the next game that we all want, but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe it will be Blizzard, who knows.Morhaime and crew knew how they got to where they are and they know they had to destroy EQ to do it. They also know that they've got a giant target painted on their backs. That is the competition that is good. They know how fickle we can be and how the market can change. This makes them work to make the game better all the time. This is how competition is benefiting us in the short term.
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