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2-14-2011 @ 8:25PM
I think what Mr. Zeschuk is saying is that WoW is the bar. To deviate to far from the bar is to court disaster. Blizzard has set the standard to which all MMO's are going to be judged against. You can say whatever you want about other MMO's, each having their own merits, but none to this date have surpassed the standard and Mr Zeschuk is acknowledging that Blizzard and WoW are the standard. I think Bioware is on the right track, they have a solid intelectual property base in the Star Wars Universe, the question is can they capitalize on that? If this game has the same playability as their other games such as Mass Effect, and Knights of the Old Republic, we could be witnessing a true challenger to Blizzards domination in the MMO Realm. I would also add that Bioware is also responsible for several RPG's that people have somewhat forgotten such as Baldur's Gate, and Neverwinter Nights, which were considered some of the best RPG's ever released for PC. I look forward to The Old Repuplic, and hope that it has what it takes to earn my $15 a month.
2-14-2011 @ 11:52PM
I agree across the board with you.I'm looking forward to something with the playability of WoW, but with a different theming, atmosphere, image, etc. And as an old-school Star Wars fan, I'm glad to see it's in the world where I spent a good chunk of my childhood.Learning the lessons of WoW doesn't mean copying WoW. And Blizzard has learned plenty from their failed competition who had one or two great ideas. Saying that paying respect to success means SWTOR is just going to be a clone misses the whole point.And yeah, I'm hoping it earns my $15 a month, too, 'cause no matter how much I may enjoy Azeroth, it's been a good 5 years for me. Would rather step away for a bit while it's still good, rather than when I dumped EQ out of total disappointment.
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