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GW2 has the best chance of any MMO to take over the top spot. I know that's easy to say in retrospect after Rift, SWTOR and countless others have failed. There is something special about GW2 though, you know it if you've played it.

is GW2 really different than GW1? All i remember what I did on GW1 was just basically played the story line and then at level 20 just went to pvp with the guild I was in and that was all. I don't remeber if there was any dungeon to do or anything else. It was fun though not gonna lied about that.
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I don't believe for one second that Pandas were in the works for BC. Just like that dance studio right? Everything taken as a whole over the past few years concerning Blizzards direction with WoW leads to an obvious conclusions; Pandas are a stopgap. LFRs, drastically dumbed down talent system, aging graphics, inability to balance PvP (or Ret paladins), and the slow death of 25man raiding caused me to cancel my 6 year subscription 2 months ago. Resubbing just to play a panda, and deal with constant incoming nerfs (and forum whining) to the monk class over the course of the xpac as I deal with horribad casuals after being forced into 10man content is not my cup of tea. Forget the stupid pokemon system. What's next? My Little Pony ****?
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I want WC IV. Thats epic. Wow has gotten boring. Man i would kill for WC IV.
This. So much this.

With an even better World Editor... the possibilities... drool.gif
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GW2 has the best chance of any MMO to take over the top spot. I know that's easy to say in retrospect after Rift, SWTOR and countless others have failed. There is something special about GW2 though, you know it if you've played it.

is GW2 really different than GW1? All i remember what I did on GW1 was just basically played the story line and then at level 20 just went to pvp with the guild I was in and that was all. I don't remeber if there was any dungeon to do or anything else. It was fun though not gonna lied about that.

It plays VERY different from the original. While the original followed the standard MMO control system at the time, GW2 uses a much more movement based combat system. If you ever played Global Agenda, it seems to be similar to that (from what I read, I'm not actually in the game yet). When GW first came out, the dungeons they had were very long, and very difficult. As time went on, people learned all the tricks to them and were able to do them in 1/10 the time they used to take. I had friends that said Underworld could take 6 hours when the game first came out. People were able to run it in 30 minutes or so last I knew.
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pandaren are kinda cool, but I would prefer race hybrids like half-elf and half-orc like in baldurs gate. I don't know how Blizzard would fit them into the lore, but it would be cool.
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Pandas are cool to me. redface.gif They were also in WarCraft 3.
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pandaren are kinda cool, but I would prefer race hybrids like half-elf and half-orc like in baldurs gate. I don't know how Blizzard would fit them into the lore, but it would be cool.

Not like they have a problem changing the lore at all.
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[quote name="Nixuz" url="/t/1235192/ars-blizzard-struggles-to-hold-the-mmo-throne-with-mists-of-pandaria-beta#post_16824017"]Errr...yeah. Blizzard will surely lose the "throne" for MMO's if MoP doesn't sell alot? They'd only need to lose 80% of their player base to probably STLL be the MMO champion for subs. Rift was a joke, TOR is slowly falling every day, and a tiny group ala Ron Paul is proclaiming GW2 as the greatest thing ever. We'll see what happens.[/quote] Agree. People seems to forget how many times sub WoW have over the second place.


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[quote name="Bobotheklown" url="/t/1235192/ars-blizzard-struggles-to-hold-the-mmo-throne-with-mists-of-pandaria-beta/10#post_16824523"] Tell me this doesn't look like a child's cartoon character. Case in point.[/quote] I don't understand it look everything else like WoW... I don't play WoW, but I remember why Panadaria was added to Warcraft3. It started out as April fools, then so many fan request force Blizzard to add them in the expansion Warcraft3:TFT.
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Errr...yeah.
Blizzard will surely lose the "throne" for MMO's if MoP doesn't sell alot?
They'd only need to lose 80% of their player base to probably STLL be the MMO champion for subs.
Rift was a joke, TOR is slowly falling every day, and a tiny group ala Ron Paul is proclaiming GW2 as the greatest thing ever.
We'll see what happens.


Yeah good to see someone uses those fact things.


If GW2 is anything like GW1 it will be terrible. Never listen to closed beta testers as they all are fanatics for whatever game they are doing closed beta for.

Wait until people actually have bought the thing and given it a month. Then we'll see if GW2 is worth anything.


However I agree with this guy.. they'd have to lose 6 million subscriptions to even not be OVERWHELMINGLY #1 in the MMO market.
 
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