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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 9:40PM drunkingamebar said

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I don't even know why I watch this anymore.

Posted: Feb 9th 2012 10:01PM Space Cobra said

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You know, Kickstarter may not be such a bad idea for THQ's Warhammer 40K MMO....

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/02/09/double-fine-kickstarter-passes-1-million-in-under-24-hours-bre/

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 3:18AM Scorpio707 said

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Hey can anyone give a link to a video of that Tera Cinematic?

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 3:20AM LeChatNoir said

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Does nobody else find this guy deeply annoying? So much so that the mere sight of his face entices bouts of uncontrollable rage and frustration? Even the whisper of his name offends me so deeply I have to withstand my overwhelming desire to punch myself in the face.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 3:49AM (Unverified) said

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@LeChatNoir Uh... I think that's just you. Most people that don't like him simply don't click on the MMO Report link.....
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:01PM Cyroselle said

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@LeChatNoir Well, the pretentious is like a thick icing, but generally I get that feeling about beard fans anyhow.

And I don't mean Dwarves.


Doesn't particularly bother me though, it is what it is.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 10:50AM Deliverator said

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Except Everquest wasn't the game that brought MMOs mainstream either. That would be WoW. Does he play the games and follow industry news/ blogs or does someone else write his material?

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 12:06PM (Unverified) said

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@Deliverator EverQuest did make MMO's mainstream, they had close to a million subscribers before WoW was even released, therefore yes, EverQuest made MMO's mainstream.

World of Warcraft took MMO's to a much higher level within mainstream, but the MMO genre was already there due to EverQuest.

Look it up before bashing.

P.S I love the MMO Report!
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 12:07PM valdi313 said

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Well said sir. I was going to say the exact same thing.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 12:25PM Brianna Royce said

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@(Unverified) I don't believe EQ ever got over 500k or so, about double what UO (which launched earlier) had at peak. By the numbers, I wouldn't say either one of them mainstreamed anything. Each successive game widened the pop culture impact of the genre a tiny bit. It's been a very slow process.

-Bree
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 1:12PM Deliverator said

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@Brianna Royce
I fully understand what the people who disagree are saying too. Everquest did get big for a MMO, at least for the gaming crowd, but there were plenty of other games that sold tons more. When I think 'mainstream' it's more along the lines of people's girlfriends and Moms playing - people outside the gamer demographic at the turn of the century (OMG, that sounds weird). WoW brought a lot of people in and from what I understand, it was the first video game for many.

from Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EverQuest#Subscription_history)

"These records show "more than 225,000" subscriptions on 1 November 1999 [citation needed], with an increase to "more than 450,000" subscriptions by 25 September 2003 [citation needed]"

(posted to wrong spot. comments on comment system kept to self)
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:07PM Cyroselle said

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@Deliverator Or boyfriends and dads.

Women playing videos games aren't doing so exclusively as a 'because my boyfriend does it' status, they've been there all along.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 12:14PM Deliverator said

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@Cyroselle
oh lord.
yes, because I'm sexist I'm trying to pretend women haven't always been a full 50% of the gaming population.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 12:17PM Brianna Royce said

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@Deliverator He's nitpicking, but I kinda see what he meant -- it would have been better to say "women" than to frame them as "some guy's girl or ma" you know? But I don't think you meant it like that. :D
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Posted: Feb 13th 2012 1:37PM Cyroselle said

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@Brianna Royce It's what I do. :D

I wasn't implying that the Deliverator (I like Snowcrash too, great novel) was sexist or not, (how would I know? I don't know this person) just commenting on what tends to be a subconscious default for many of us gamers. Being more aware of something isn't a bad thing.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:23AM Lenn said

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Chuck Berry wants to have a word with Mr Schreiner.

Posted: Feb 10th 2012 11:03PM Cyroselle said

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@Lenn You beat me to it.

In fact I clicked into this article because I was like "Elvis?! WTF."
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 1:09PM Deliverator said

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I fully understand what the people who disagree are saying too. Everquest did get big for a MMO, at least for the gaming crowd, but there were plenty of other games that sold tons more. When I think 'mainstream' it's more along the lines of people's girlfriends and Moms playing - people outside the gamer demographic at the turn of the century (OMG, that sounds weird). WoW brought a lot of people in and from what I understand, it was the first video game for many.

from Wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EverQuest#Subscription_history)

"These records show "more than 225,000" subscriptions on 1 November 1999 [citation needed], with an increase to "more than 450,000" subscriptions by 25 September 2003 [citation needed]"

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 12:13PM Deliverator said

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oh lord.
yes, because I'm sexist I'm trying to pretend women haven't always been a full 50% of the gaming population.
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Posted: Feb 13th 2012 1:39PM Cyroselle said

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@Deliverator I really wish AOL would have a look at this commenting system, it's pretty whacky. :D
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