According to the Star Online
, Zhengtu Online
is one of only three MMOs whose userbase exceeds one million players at peak times, the other two being Journey to the West
and, of course, World of Warcraft
. It goes without saying that American companies would do well to do some research into the Asian markets to see what it is that they're doing over there to be so successful; it can't be a coincidence that 2 of the 3 top-played MMOs are Asian.
Having said that, what, exactly is the appeal? Are these other two games simply the best of the breed, as WoW
seems to be (die-hard EQ
, Guild Wars
, EVE Online
fans can climb off your soapboxes right now; I'm just going by statistics here)? Are there congruences between the three? Similarities in gameplay? If either of the other two were to come over to these shores, would WoW
suddenly find some serious competition? Have any of you played these games, O Faithful Readers? Leave a comment!
[Via the Star Online