Dec 4th 2009 3:42PM Finally some slipknot! Will be firing up Rock Band next week for sure!
Sep 16th 2009 6:04PM Eager to try out the dynamic of ship combat balanced by planet based missions. Plus I'm a sucker for astronomy, so a game that lets me explore space and other solar systems is intriguing.
Mar 29th 2009 10:44AM I was one of those people who never played a MMO before WoW and never really had interest in this genre. However, I was a huge fan of the Diablo, warcraft (RTS), and Starcraft games Blizz put out. So due to the great rep and my past experiences with there games (and familiarity with the Warcraft RTS) I looked forward to this new game, not really knowing what I was getting myself into... +4 yrs later I'm still playing...
Therefore, from my point of view it had nothing to do with timing, luck, or lack of competition (EQ2 released around the same time). It was solely Blizzard having a very well known reputation for making great games and using a familiar IP. This opened the door to tons of new people who never tried a MMO before, giving this new Blizzard game a go. Not to mention they just simply made a great game which was/is very easy to pickup and get into on top of that.
So it was name recognition (both in company and IP) and great game design. Could it happen again... sure thing, but probably not anytime soon as it would take an established company, well known to make good products (just not in the mmo genre but outside as well) along with a familiar IP to make it happen. The next closest thing to this that I know of would be Star wars the Old republic being done by Bioware. This has the makings of what Blizz did with WoW (Well established IP (even more so then warcraft) and a well known quality company making it in Bioware... We shall see...
Nov 11th 2008 5:14PM Will take one of those pls!
Nov 11th 2008 5:12PM Will take one!
Oct 17th 2008 3:57PM Nicely put Lohrdook! I am definitely making a macro to put that into a yell when I use the wolves... RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!!
Apr 6th 2008 11:48PM One of the main reasons they probably bring 3 resto shaman instead of subbing in a priest etc, is not just only for the heals but they can bring a lot of dps buffs for dps intesive fights that other healers cannot. So, including the enhancement shaman, thats 4 heroism/bloodlusts, along with totem buffs for multiple groups.