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500 worlds? 2025? Dang, that sounds like a lot of money and hard drive space, but if it is good it should be worth it.
 
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2025 huh? Well hope it works out
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2025...?
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500 Worlds by 2025? Yeah the MMO part turned on warning bells but this game might be a little too big for me to play which is a shame. I am so busy now days and I can barely fit in playing Mass Effect or Dragon Age in. I was surprised I could even fit in two playthroughs of the Witcher 2 in my life.

Ah well I hope those that play it enjoy the hell out of it.
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Wow there cap'n, first you need to see if players will actually like it.
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Originally Posted by Poseiden View Post
If SOE hadn't butchered SWG, it would still be going strong. When will games learn to put things in people want? Like player housing. SWG had the best system ever for it, and a lot of other things. I'm hesitant on TOR because it looks like it will be kinda boring with it looking like a star wars WoW. The combat from the videos just looks "slow", and the space stuff was lame because you can't just cruise, you only can do missions? (again assuming from videos)

So much stuff that if people just realized what the players want, they would have that invincible WoW killer.

People want different things, and some of those things are incompatible.

Some like to grind and call it character advancement. Others abhor grinding.

Some people like to run a macro that plays their character all day while they are at work, then come home to an inventory full of loot and coin, and maybe a new level - they would cancel their sub if macro'ing was not allowed. Other people call that cheating and will cancel their sub if it is allowed.

Some people want updates that enhance PvP. Others would rather have their subscriptions fund the development of PvE.

WoW scavenged the most popular mechanics and user-created apps from other MMOs and included them as features, guaranteeing a broad potential audience. They gave most MMORPG-ers what they wanted, but you still won't find many from the Eve crowd grinding Murlocs.

Give some players what they want and you'll lose other players.

If they want the new MMO to last, they need to target an audience that will stick with it for a long time, rather than trying to pull players away from Facebook by giving them what they want.
post #47 of 81
500 worlds: an EU-enthusiast's dream. So many possibilities! Be good to my childhood, BioWare.
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The Old Republic also reeks of taking "inspiration" from WoW. Not only does that hardly ever end well for the MMO in question, but WoW itself is unlikely to remain an industry leader for the amount of time that BioWare hopes TOR to last.

How can you hope to see your work last longer than the title which served as your very foundation?

And yes, I've played the beta extensively. It has some things going for it, such as the well-crafted storylines for each class/alignment, but I can't imagine that being enough to keep the game afloat for so long.
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The Old Republic also reeks of taking "inspiration" from WoW. Not only does that hardly ever end well for the MMO in question, but WoW itself is unlikely to remain an industry leader for the amount of time that BioWare hopes TOR to last.

How can you hope to see your work last longer than the title which served as your very foundation?

And yes, I've played the beta extensively. It has some things going for it, such as the well-crafted storylines for each class/alignment, but I can't imagine that being enough to keep the game afloat for so long.
Well of curse not.... Don't you think they will plan to add more storylines/side stories and or expansions that make part of playing the game like reading a nice, rich, compelling starwars stories. This is after all, backed by 3 powerful companies with endless resources that could possibly be put to good use. This can easily turn into a better blizzard.
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Well of curse not.... Don't you think they will plan to add more storylines/side stories and or expansions that make part of playing the game like reading a nice, rich, compelling starwars stories. This is after all, backed by 3 powerful companies with endless resources that could possibly be put to good use. This can easily turn into a better blizzard.
I have no doubt that they'll add plenty of story and content. I just think that as World of Warcraft's popularity begins to slip, which will happen long before 2025, TOR's will as a result of them sharing many similar mechanics. Unless they completely overhaul the game as the genre changes (which didn't work out for the last Star Wars MMO ) I think even a decade is pushing things.

They also have to face the fact that most people don't play MMOs for story. I applaud the effort as I have a hard time playing anything without a decent story, but I think that at most it'll serve as the initial hook to bring players in. It'll be up to the more familiar aspects of the game to keep people there.
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