If they had used their Mass Effect engine to create a Mass Effect MMO it would've made so much more sense. Instead they decided to stick their heads into STAR WARS (what is this I dont even), I can't even fathom why.
I guess because Star Wars has a colossal fanbase consisting of nerds who will buy ANYTHING with the words "Star Wars" stamped on it, even if it's a half-baked attempt at a WoW clone. Star Wars fanbase > Mass Effect fanbase so obviously Bioware went for whatever would result in more $$$. Whatever percentage of the playerbase that ISN'T consisting of fans instead consists of people who are simply bored of WoW and want to play a game that uses a different color pallette with 1-2 new ideas thrown in *cough* Rift *cough* .
Originally Posted by BeerPowered
WoW went through several LFG systems before landing on Dungeon Finder years later, which arguably destroyed the game by turning it into a easy fest so PUGS could complete content.
PuGs completing content = game is destroyed? What? This is honestly something new to me. So according to you MMO's are better when only <1% of the playerbase can get a glimpse of endgame content? Content which the developers invested time and money in developing?
Because that's certainly how it was in in the "good old days" where 95% of the playerbase didn't even know what endgame instances LOOKED LIKE from the inside because they didn't have the time to commit to a raiding guild.
There's a reason heroic/hardmodes were introduced. There's a reason you can try raids on 3 different difficulties now with appropriately itemized and tuned gear rewards. The goal was SHOW people content that would otherwise be hidden from them.
BIoware took the best systems from every other MMO, made improvements, and threw them into a Star Wars MMO. SWTOR may not be a WoW killer, but it will be its #1 Competitor. SWTOR is a MMO that will grow and stay around.
took the best systems from every other MMO, made improvements, and threw them into a [Insert]
may not be a WoW killer, but it will be its #1 competitor. [Insert]
is an MMO will grow and stay around.
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with War, Rift, Aion, Lotro and anything else that tried.Edited by Tippy - 1/12/12 at 9:16pm