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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 6:40PM (Unverified) said

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I'm not sure if this is the ultimate statement of arrogance, or an insanely nice gesture.

/boggle

Posted: Feb 25th 2009 3:42AM Graill440 said

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It is neither. It is a simple marketing tool used to keep subs. Think about and you will see thay have a smart business model that is followed up by an equally smart team lead...or just a good hypnotist.
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Posted: Feb 25th 2009 10:29AM Crsh said

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I'd say it's both; Blizzard knows where it stands in the market (actually, -everybody- knows), but instead of acting like over-confident asshats, they're trying to be cool about it.

And he's right anyway, no matter how good WoW is for some, there's still stuff out there worth trying; pretending there's nothing at all other than WoW would've just been moronic.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 6:44PM (Unverified) said

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If by over five years old, you mean less than five years old. It was released November 2004, which means it will be five November of this year.

Posted: Feb 24th 2009 7:29PM brookep said

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Oops! Fixed. Thank you.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 8:00PM (Unverified) said

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No problem :)
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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 6:52PM (Unverified) said

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its not really all that suppriseing that wrath balence is so bad considering ghostcrawler has only worked on games like age of empires the bad age of empires games

Posted: Feb 24th 2009 7:09PM ultimateq said

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I fought off the burnout on Everquest close to a dozen times. Left and came back each time. I still really miss Everquest, but I know I can never play it again and get the same experience do to all the new content and out-of-control gear stats.

No other game has sucked me in quite that bad, but I kind of want one too. Vanguard is close, and with the new updates being rolled out, it may just be that game that I am looking for.

I tried World of Warcraft. The unrewarding nature of the game left the whole experience feeling empty with nothing but fluff. I have nothing really against WoW itself, except for their add on system.

The game's easy nature didn't really feel rewarding when you did something worth while. Getting a nice new piece of gear, or getting to the max level, or maxing your crafting skills; none of these really felt like I achieved something.

In Everquest, everything was much more difficult. Finishing my Epic Quest to get my Singing Short Sword was the most rewarding thing I ever did in any game. Or killing a raid boss that your raid of 54 people constantly wiped on was a HUGE achievement, recognized server wide and (in some cases) game wide.

Posted: Feb 25th 2009 8:58AM (Unverified) said

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So, essentially you got way more out of pushing buttons in Everquest than you got out of pushing buttons in WoW.
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Posted: Feb 25th 2009 2:16PM ultimateq said

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I don't know if that's meant to be a flame, a praise for wow, or a praise for EQ.
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Posted: Feb 25th 2009 2:50PM (Unverified) said

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I hereby declare Fess' comment as the least effective trolling I have ever seen attempted.

Congrats. Here's your Rodgie.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 7:17PM (Unverified) said

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I am the Community Manager for Alganon, an upcoming MMO developed by Quest Online. The comments from Ghostcrawler are interesting because we're designing our game around that very idea.

With such intense player commitment to a single game these days, we understand the need to prevent burnout. Players should be able to enjoy more than one MMO, especially one that is designed for this balance, like Alganon has been.

One of our core design philosophies is that we don't want to be a "Jealous game" - we want players who enjoy other MMOs to be able to enjoy our game, too.

In fact, we've created MyAlganon.com as a site where players of all MMOs can meet, not just the Alganon community. If you want to chat about WoW on MyAlganon.com, great! Variety is a healthy activity for a gamer.

Posted: Feb 24th 2009 7:29PM Pingles said

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Did he also mention in the post that Blizzard is making so much money from WoW that it would be possible to hire about 5000 more programmers/artists and release new content every day?

Posted: Feb 24th 2009 7:43PM Holgranth said

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That would be uncoordinated SHIT there is a much of a danger in making your team to damn big as too damn small. ;)
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Posted: Feb 25th 2009 10:32AM Crsh said

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It'd indeed be a disaster in terms of coordination and control over quality/coherence.

Sinking vasts amounts of money into a project doesn't make it inherently more successful.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 9:09PM Valentina said

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People do need to try other games, it's unhealthy for this genres market for everyone to be loaded into 1 or 2 games, and ignore the others.

More titles need to succeed. Period. Otherwise investors will not invest in these titles anymore, and it'll die off.

Posted: Feb 25th 2009 1:18PM (Unverified) said

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I've tried most of the other games and I keep coming back to WoW.
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Posted: Feb 24th 2009 10:07PM (Unverified) said

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In accordance with what Ghostcrawler said, I say this, "Duh."

Posted: Feb 24th 2009 10:30PM (Unverified) said

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I fail to see how this is a bad thing. Typical terribles. Yeah they do make enough money to say that, so what? They will continue to make enough money to say that for years to come.

Posted: Feb 25th 2009 8:54AM TheJackman said

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I burn out on WoW many times but always come back! I try other games like Guildwars (Did not like instants crappy world and the fact you not even can jump did kill it also I hate pvp!!), Lord of the rings online (the ip did kill it for me also the fact that a ring raider did run of my level 1 kinda put me off), Age Of Conan (Crash and burn so many times I start crying), Warhammer Online( to much strong on the pvp part the pve quests and content is really boring and bad quest writers!).

Anyway for me at the moment there is no better game on the market them World of Warcraft I am sorry for all that thing one of the above games is great (more power to you)! But 11 mil users think otherwise and I am 1 of them.

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