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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:34AM wigg1es said

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@kaelidancer

Ignorance is bliss.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:35AM sleepr said

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You people completely missed what he said. If you think SWTOR is not innovating or is a WoW clone then you should do a little more research.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 5:01PM kaelidancer said

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@sleepr

I guess our primary disagreement, in reading your other posts here, is the idea that WoW contains ideas that deserve to be the 'industry standard' in MMOs - I just don't feel that way. Now, to stir up the old proverbial debate, I'm a sandboxer and not a theme-parker, so it's not to say I think emulating WoW will result in a 'bad' game... but it will almost certainly result in a game that I do not want to play.

No hate! :)
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:27AM Syesta said

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/facepalm

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:34AM Pingles said

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I returned to WoW for Cataclysm out of curiosity and have been stunned by the polish and innovation (yes, INNOVATION) in that game.

I know of NO other MMOs that have such a wide variety of activities in quests. Whether it's bombing runs, being shrunk or elaborate cutscenes I have tried to go back to other MMOs and been sorely disappointed.

I am hoping Bioware can make TOR the same level of interaction.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:40AM wigg1es said

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@Pingles

Flashpoints.

As for Cataclysm, I have one word; novelty. That's all it is. After 5 years of gathering bear spleens, anything different will be exciting. But once you level that new character from 1-85 and go through all those shiny new experiences, you're left with the same game it always was - the repetitive, stagnant endgame grind, whether it be gearing or crafting or achievements, its still carrot-on-a-stick. I just couldn't bring myself to do it again.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 5:19PM Beltyra said

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@wigg1es
Then why are you playing MMOs? Every game ever gets stagnant. What the hell do you expect to happen? If this is how you game, you will never ever find something you like.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 10:14PM Lurenai said

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@Beltyra
This is pretty much the mindset that keeps MMOs from evolving. Repetitive endgame should not be considered a characteristic of the genre.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:36AM Rayko said

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I was just telling my son the other day you have to be wary of how a statement you make can be inferred. Regardless of all the naysayers this will be a huge hit, but GREG... that did not help your case.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:36AM (Unverified) said

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I wont deny that WoW did many things initially right with their MMO...but a large part due to their success was timing (luck)....

Once the giant monolith we know as WoW garnered their 3million + subscribers it was only a matter of time that word of mouth spread to everyone else which is why it has gained so much steam in the last 4 years....

I would hate to see another big budget MMO turn into just another mindless "go through the motions" routine that WoW has become...sure that might appeal to the youth of today but personally I would be disappointed to see that from a star wars MMO.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:37AM Aquaryon said

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Is everyone actually that shocked?? We all knew this already. But I guess its different when you hear them actually say it. And I wouldn't expect any less from them to copy the biggest game. Who wouldn't??

Look at all the "clones" of the iPad, or when Apple streamlined the smartphone. Or even the Wii! If someone makes something amazing, everyone wants a chunk of it.

Bioware is an absolutely amazing company, sure they might be copying WoW, but looking at their past game history, I truly believe they will nail it down. (Unlike so many other companies)

Now...

TAKE My MONEY BIOWARE! THROWING IT AT YOU!

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:46AM sleepr said

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@Aquaryon They are not copying WoW, i still don't see were you people got this.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 5:22PM Beltyra said

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@Aquaryon
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The hate here is like getting pissed that Apple made the iPhone because we already had smart phones. Damn them for making something so good that obviously changed things! Now with the Android, it's crap because they added a touch screen cause the iPhone taught them those rock!

Asshats.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:40AM xyna031 said

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ROFLING OUT LOUD
See what happen when EA got his hands to much on a Bioware project...

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:45AM sleepr said

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@xyna031 Not really.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:43AM kjhasdfjkhk said

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Setting yourself up for failure. Comments like this, coupled with "we want Call of Duty's audience" makes me really fear for the future of Bioware. As much as I love the company's past games, their thirst for money and fame seems to be unquenchable as of late. It's a shame, really.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:51PM Nepentheia said

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@kjhasdfjkhk

I agree with your concerns!

But hey, they can rename it, "Halocraft". ;-D
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:46AM Randomessa said

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Well, it's nice to have it confirmed for me that I am not their audience, rather than just suspect it as I had been doing.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 11:49AM Brockobama321 said

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TOR confirmed for terrible

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 12:30PM sleepr said

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@Brockobama321 Yep, because you say so. No doubt about it.
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