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“We’re in it to win it this time,” said O’Brien. “We were number two to World of Warcraft with Guild Wars, now we want to beat them. We’ll be satisfied when the Guild Wars 2 is the most successful MMO.
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O’Brien said “nothing is going to kill WoW other than WoW. Games just don’t die. But do gamers think we’ve seen the most popular online game we’ve ever seen and we’ll never see something more popular than that? I don’t think so. One MMO has been on the top of the heap for seven years now, but there’s been a progression in the industry for other games being able to attract more and more players. And we’re set to climb to the top.”

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I think and hope they can do it! Can't wait to play beta this weekend thumb.gif
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This just in: A CEO of a company thinks their product is the best.
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Weird, I didn't know the beta was this weekend. I didn't get an email despite typing in my code for buying it frown.gif . But I hope the GW2 delivers and isn't a bunch of hype. We'll see how I feel about it assuming I get my beta thumb.gif
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Don't get me wrong...I like GW 1 well enough to have the full version, several of the NC Store items, and an account for my son. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel, and have been for several years. With that said, taking out the god of MMO's is a bit of a steep hill to climb.I guess it's possible, since ANet/NCSoft have even more presence and popularity in parts of Asia than Blizzard (aside from that whole Starcraft thing). I wish them luck, and I'd love to see it happen, but I'm not holding my breath.
 
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When does the game launch, maybe we can start an OCN guild and build it from there to include most anyone that wants to join.
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When does the game launch, maybe we can start an OCN guild and build it from there to include most anyone that wants to join.

It launches in 2012. That's all we know atm.
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When does the game launch, maybe we can start an OCN guild and build it from there to include most anyone that wants to join.

Apparently there already one.. Who knows.. Thats what everyone keeps saying tho
post #8 of 31
It WILL be the most successful MMO, maybe not EVER but at this decade. It introduces some big changes to the whole MMO genre, which is why they'll succeed.
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This just in: A CEO of a company thinks their product is the best.
This.
What with the CEO of game companies. Valve think steam is better; Arena Net belive guild war 2 will be the biggest hit ever...
Like the CEO was going to say their product is bad.
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I'm not seeing it. Financially, they don't have a chance without subscriptions to even go into the 20% realm of what WoW has made. Active accounts? Maybe, but it'd be an asterisk without a page-long description of what counts as an active account due to B2P vs Subs. Total box sales? WoW will slap them silly.

However, the actual story not the thread title (come on, when you're forced to change the title, at least keep the general meaning of it), says they won't be happy until it is the most successful. That's just business speak for "we intend to always keep improving", which is what every MMO dev has ever said up until the point where they're told to shut it down, which makes me wonder why this is news.
Title of story:
ArenaNet Founder Mike O'Brien Will Be Satisfied When Guild Wars 2 Is The Most Successful MMO, Period
Title of thread:
ArenaNet CEO Believes Guild Wars 2 Will be Most Successful MMO Ever

WAY different meanings translating "Will be satisfied when" to "Believes"...
Edited by -Apocalypse- - 4/24/12 at 3:55pm
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