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6-09-2011 @ 10:02PM
A valid point to be sure.I think Blizz does seek to mute the hype for other things by hyping their coming soon project.My memories of Warhammer Online for example were:1) People were really bored with TBC at the time2) Many people were looking forward to Warhammer Online as an improvement and fresh.3) Blizz began their WOLK hype at about the time WHO was announced.Now the releases were about two months apart, and WHO missing some crucial components helped sink the enthusiasm (it did mine), but it was clear that the timing and the release of the xpac was not coincidental. Blizz wanted to keep themselves in view and steal some of the spotlight.Now as someone else pointed out, Blizz didn't do anything wrong. It's a legitimate business tactic (there's no reason to think they broke the law). But I'm sure that knowing how Blizz operates, I suspect that EA's motivation is to get the best launch possible.Ultimately it seems to me that what will save or sink SWTOR is whether it can live up to the hype or not.
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