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1-13-2011 @ 6:13PM
This article writer guy is telling us to please not leave WoW. lol
1-13-2011 @ 6:56PM
The article writer writes for a WoW news site that depends on the game being popular for its success, so naturally he wants you to keep playing WoW.That said, you don't judge a message by the person who delivers it, but by the message itself. He pointed out that most MMOs out there have a big problem--they're trying to be WoW. And as long as those MMOs try to be WoW, the games they make won't be that successful. ("Why play a WoW knockoff with 10,000 subs when you can play WoW itself with all your friends?")One reason WoW was amazing was because it was original. Those games need to be original, and unafraid to be original.
1-13-2011 @ 7:02PM
WoW was not original.Also, you should look into the games presented in article. They're really not like WoW at all. So I wonder what the heck you're trying to tell me...
"If moving to a different game will make you happier, then by all means, do so."Yeah, that is totally a plea to stay with WoW.Oh, wait. Not it's not.
1-13-2011 @ 7:04PM
@Kurash lol what..?
1-13-2011 @ 7:19PM
@Robert ""Why play a WoW knockoff with 10,000 subs when you can play WoW itself with all your friends?"That's exactly why I stopped playing Borderlands and Lord of the Rings Online.
1-13-2011 @ 8:00PM
Wow, while obviously inspired by the fantasy genre in general does do things in quite an original way while paying homage to the sources of their inspirations (among other things).Games like Ultima Online and Everquest did lay some foundation, so did MUDS in terms of online multiplayer fantasy adventure gaming and of course let's not forget the venerable Dungeons & Dragons for that matter. However, Blizzard drastically improved fantasy gaming with original thinking, compelling storylines, a sense of humour and just plain fun. They also listen to their customers quite a bit more than any other company I've ever seen. Blizzard continues to improve just about every aspect of the game (including support) with each expansion and patch.Except for feral cat AOE damage haaaaa... (Which is mostly irrelevant now anyway that dungeons and raids require more skill again.)If you find the game unoriginal, perhaps go try Rift or perhaps Runequest is more your speed? LOL good luck to ya
1-13-2011 @ 8:16PM
@ArcticWolfIf you're unsure what I meant, it was that your comment, "This article writer guy is telling us to please not leave WoW. lol " was clearly contradicted by a direct quote from the end of the article.
1-13-2011 @ 10:43PM
I want you to play whatever makes you happy. If you don't like playing WoW, don't play it. I said it when I worked for Blizzard, I say it now. You can quote me on that.
1-13-2011 @ 11:16PM
I wrote that down in my book of Michael Sacco quotes.
1-14-2011 @ 2:54AM
So does it work? Yeah, if you let it------This piece makes me agree with Arcticwolf, trying to tell people not to let them selves get swayed by these commercials as well by comparing this act to getting a smartphones, the iphone is about 700$ Games are in the 40$ range. I think competition will be very healthy, no the games are not that similar* and will give you a fresh experience from the repetitiveness of wow. I remember previously WoWInsider used to put/link to articles like the WoW Players guide to AoC or the WoW Players Guide to Aion :)I'm all for any good MMO that makes blizzard make less mini sized pets and sparkle horses and work more on making their content better.
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