While Warhammer Online
is decidedly not trying to be World of Warcraft
, a recent interview
with EA Mythic's Mark Jacobs shows that they were at least influenced by the quality of WoW
's The Burning Crusade
. This should be no surprise to anyone, as most current MMOs (and every form of entertainment) influence each other to some degree.
Jacobs states that The Burning Crusade
had raised the expectations of the player. He comments on the supreme quality of quests in what he calls the "watercool quests" that players talk about around the watercooler. Jacobs continues, "We looked at the amount of content they put in that and said we need more time if we want to add some of those things, if we want our own watercooler quests or more watercooler quests. So our choice was to delay the game and spend more time on it."
You can read more on the rest of this MTV interview with our previous coverage
of Jacob's thoughts on Age of Conan