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Posted: Dec 4th 2008 7:56PM (Unverified) said

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All these developers certainly have all the correct answers and the industry figured out while their game is still in development don't they?

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 12:27AM (Unverified) said

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Everyone one of these games that's tried to layer a new skin on the WoW mechanic has landed on its nose. Not just TR or HG.

No revelations here.

Posted: Dec 5th 2008 6:31AM (Unverified) said

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Funny, I've never played a game that was just reskinned WoW. All of the MMOs I've played had at least a few new ideas/features. So which games are they talking about then?

Posted: Dec 6th 2008 3:05AM (Unverified) said

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I don't know about the rest of you but it's refreshing to read about a developer with the balls to point to actual games and say why they suck.

Most of the industry is full of so much crap that they're afraid to burn a bridge or two and offend a publisher with the truth.

WoW's formula wasn't Blizzard's. The game simply pulled conventions from other titles (EverQuest, UO, etc.) and tacked on a high production value.

Its success can be attributed to getting a LOT of little things right and leaving the big things to a tried and true formula.

In today's unstable economic environment, the MMO formula that gave WoW its sales is now beginning to show its obsolescence.

I have no idea what Kern's company is working on but I'm now intrigued. It sounds like this guy is about as tired of same old crap with a new coat of paint as I am.

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