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Posted: Jan 31st 2008 4:33PM (Unverified) said

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I really hope this happens. I can't think of a better next-gen MMO opportunity for Blizzard.

Posted: Jan 31st 2008 9:02PM (Unverified) said

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This is something of a no-brainer from a business perspective.

It's hard to analyze the veracity of rumors like this based on real-world information because it so overwhelmingly makes sense for them to do it. It's hard to add up the pluses and minuses if there's no minuses.

Posted: Feb 1st 2008 9:48AM (Unverified) said

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Team 3, a seperate workforce from the current influx of new MMO staff, have yet to finalise production issues on the single player third person action world of warcraft to be released in a couple of years - only then can they turn to starcraft world after release of starcraft2.

Posted: Feb 3rd 2008 3:22PM (Unverified) said

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Your comments confused me, did you mean to put world of wacraft in that sentence?

Anyways, since this is coming from the eastern world it gives it alot less credibility. Starcraft is HUGE in korea, and most places in the eastern world, alot bigger than it is here. So, considering its coming out of a magazine in that region, the rumor is probobly a way to generate some cash for the mag. The "unnamed" source makes it even more sketchy.

That being said, I really hope that SC is the next MMO for blizzard. It makes sense, as WoW only beats out SC by a small margin in copies sold. (Starcraft is at 10 million sold). But the difficulty in designing it would probobly push it back.
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2008 8:18PM (Unverified) said

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There is no real top-notch Sci-Fi based MMO's out there. What is out there is weak. A Starcraft MMO would clean up, especially in Korea and the Asian market.

If Blizzard gives the option to bundle the monthly fee for both WoW and the Starcraft MMO, they can really make a nice profit without damaging the WoW player base too much. But if they make people choose, WoW will take a large hit in player base.

But the rumors are not so far fetched, especially if you consider how Warcraft III set up WoW, it's likely that Starcraft II will set up the Starcraft MMO.

Personally, I would find it hard not to move to the Starcraft MMO, it's far more interesting. And if it's has more integrated PvP like Warhammer Online, rather than being an after thought and side game for free epics like in WoW, then it would really attract a lot of players.

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