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dungeon and dragons 2 companies??

dmartinationdmartination ogden, UTPosts: 25Member

http://www.ddo.com/

 

and

 

http://nw.perfectworld.com/

 

 

This makes no sense...Are they 2 completely different games? i thought DDO was copyrighted? 

Please tell me why their are 2 different games.

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,066Member Uncommon
    Wizards of the Coast owns the property Rights to Dungeons and Dragons and they saw fit to introduce an MMO (Through Cryptic) for the msot popular setting of Forgotten Realms.  DDO is a few years old and is set in the Eberron campaign.  so yes its not uncommon to see a company try to capitilize on their namesakes.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Wizards of the Coast owns the property Rights to Dungeons and Dragons and they saw fit to introduce an MMO (Through Cryptic) for the msot popular setting of Forgotten Realms.  DDO is a few years old and is set in the Eberron campaign.  so yes its not uncommon to see a company try to capitilize on their namesakes.

    Pretty much this.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by dmartination

    http://www.ddo.com/

     

    and

     

    http://nw.perfectworld.com/

     

     

    This makes no sense...Are they 2 completely different games? i thought DDO was copyrighted? 

    Please tell me why their are 2 different games.

     

    Unless it is stated in a contract that they have exlusive rights, there is no reason why two MMOs with the same IP cannot exist at the same time.

    There are currently two Warhammer MMOs, two Star Wars MMOs, two Lineage MMOs and two Everquest MMOs. What makes you think that DnD would be unique?

    Also they are using different realms, not that I think it would matter, I doubt they would ever give exclusive rights for a long period of time to such hot property as DnD.

  • Ambros123Ambros123 Neverneverland, TNPosts: 877Member
    Originally posted by evilastro
    Originally posted by dmartination

    http://www.ddo.com/

     

    and

     

    http://nw.perfectworld.com/

     

     

    This makes no sense...Are they 2 completely different games? i thought DDO was copyrighted? 

    Please tell me why their are 2 different games.

     

    Unless it is stated in a contract that they have exlusive rights, there is no reason why two MMOs with the same IP cannot exist at the same time.

    There are currently two Warhammer MMOs, two Star Wars MMOs, two Lineage MMOs and two Everquest MMOs. What makes you think that DnD would be unique?

    Also they are using different realms, not that I think it would matter, I doubt they would ever give exclusive rights for a long period of time to such hot property as DnD.

    Not after the Atari fiasco which they had exclusive rights if I recall right, at least for the digital liscencing.

    Not to mention both are in different editions, for what little worth it is nowadays since neither really holds to the edition that are based off of.

  • VirgoThreeVirgoThree Tarzana, CAPosts: 1,220Member
    There can only be one! :)
  • BrenelaelBrenelael Warren, MEPosts: 3,996Member

    I thought Neverwinter was a CoRPG and not a MMO, has that changed?

     

    Edit: Ah... I guess when PW took over Cryptic it did change. I haven't paid much attention to anything Cryptic has done since they took a big crap all over the Star Trek franchise. I expect the same generic watered down garbage from Neverwinter as well. Their "MMO Engine" is garbage so I wouldn't get too excited.

     

    Bren

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member
    Originally posted by Brenelael

    I thought Neverwinter was a CoRPG and not a MMO, has that changed?

     

    Bren

    Yes, changes made by PWE after buyout.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

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