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Posted: Dec 31st 2009 1:47AM (Unverified) said

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Thats what I wrote...

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 2:41AM (Unverified) said

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a lot of people QQ about the influence of WoW on other games...but when people point out that games like Star Wars TOR is just another WoW clone, they jump up and down and cry that WoW stole from Knights of the Old Republic.

If WoW was the game of the decade, UO was the game of the 90s.

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 4:15AM (Unverified) said

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Actually i'm afraid it does. So many people who play World of Warcraft do nothing but whine and moan about it. Whilst repeating the same daily for the seventieth day in the row or levelling their ninth alt through the exact same content, I can sympathise. A huge proportion of the community floods to a new mmo as soon as it comes out in desperation for something different, then comes flooding back when it's not the Holy Grail they seek.

World of Warcraft is an excellent game, but it is most certainly not the 'best' mmo out there. Cataclysm certainly looks interesting though and I commend them for doing something different after five years.

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 8:14AM wjowski said

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"So many people who play World of Warcraft do nothing but whine and moan about it."

People bitching on the internet rarely make up the majority of an MMOs playerbase.
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Posted: Dec 31st 2009 9:37AM (Unverified) said

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WOW was great at the begining, before TBC.

Hugs and happy 2010 from Spain.

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 11:10AM Tethadam said

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World of Warcraft deserves their accolades. There are those who will never see the truth of what Blizzard has done, some people will always live with nostalgia and hate WoW because it caused many people to leave EQ, EQ2, and UO. Others like being the perpetual underdog, and hate anything that is popular with the masses.

Blizzard has always put quality at the top of their list of everything they do in WoW. There have been more significant changes in WoW over the course of 5 years than any other MMO, in the same time frame. Only two expansions yet a WoW expansion is gigantic compared to the average MMO expansion. Every patch adds more content.

There are other fine MMO's out there. WoW though lets a very broad spectrum of people play and enjoy the same game. That is the genius of Blizzard. They took a genre of game that was exclusive to players and made it inclusive to them. Every single day and year since its launch WoW has become even more inclusive to players. Whether you have time to play for hours on end or just a hour or two a night.

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 12:04PM Seare said

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BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Mass Effect should have won. Best game ever!!! LOL!

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 1:49PM (Unverified) said

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There are way too many games superior to WoW that have come out in the last decade.

But meh, it's an MMO with millions of players, so of course it's going to be picked since so many lives are tangled in with the game.

WoW is the Wii of MMORPGs. Blizzard is the Nintendo of MMORPG companies.

Posted: Dec 31st 2009 2:29PM wjowski said

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...If that's supposed to be a put-down, it...kinda fails. Badly.
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Posted: Dec 31st 2009 2:59PM Seare said

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I think he means it's popular but low quality. I think...
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Posted: Dec 31st 2009 5:23PM (Unverified) said

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It's great for more casual players and a wider audience, but is cutting out the hardcore and middle players.
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Posted: Jan 1st 2010 2:18PM wjowski said

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...Nintendo's games are hardly 'low quality'. And hardcore players make up a fraction of a percentage of a portion of today's MMO playerbase, Blizzard has no reason to cater to them.
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Posted: Dec 31st 2009 5:11PM Marked said

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I'm going to agree with Eric Hardman in the original article:

WoW is the undisputed game changer of the decade. It might not be the best game, it might not be your personal favorite, but it is the one that set the bar and the one that will be remembered.

Posted: Jan 1st 2010 1:59PM Xii said

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@Xtofer:

Do you know where Vivendi is located? You do know that they owned Blizzard, right?

They were a French water utility. They bought Blizzard, and with it, WoW. Apparently the people voting on comments are completely unaware of this.

Posted: Jan 1st 2010 8:15PM (Unverified) said

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@Celestian: lol

@topic
I've tried some other games before but it seems no game for now can overpass WOW. As the statistics show from their last patch release over 11M playing wow over the world. So no there's no argue why WOW being the 'Game of the Decade'.

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