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What MMORPG company you wished you worked for (could take over)?

Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon

Name one mmo developer that you would love to work for. And if you did have a chance to take over what would you do? Who would you fire. Or would you just want a corner office to live out your geek dreams in. Time to make a choice and if possible give a reason for it.

Personally I'd love a small office with Blizzard. There is just something about that place that's callin my name. Check it out.

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  • RivalenRivalen TaviraPosts: 503Member

    Only company i would pick over Blizzard is Google, and even then i would be very torn.

    Even though i really dislike the trend they're taking with their last games...but i blame that mostly on Activision and what they brought to the table.

    Close but just because i really like their ethics and vision would be Arena.net.

  • cybertruckercybertrucker Pensacola, FLPosts: 1,119Member

    This was actually a hard choice for me.. But I had to go with Sony. Why? Because my love for EQ.. the first installment and Vanguard, which I think had more potential than any game going.

    I would have to say. If I could take over. I would stop working on EQ2. Move all my development team to my recently revieled project of Everquest Next... Which would use a  highly optimized  Vanguard type world design but with Norrath *prime* world.  I would  have to bring in an entirely NEW art team. Because EQ2 and Vanguard were both dull and uninspiring. *granted Vanguards world graphics could be nice some of the time*

    I would not reviel anything about the game untill I knew for a fact it would make it in....

  • SgtFrogSgtFrog LondonPosts: 5,001Member

    In before SOE and Brining back PRE-CPU SWG.

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  • PyscoJuggaloPyscoJuggalo Chicago, ILPosts: 1,114Member

    I'd take a blowtorch to SOE.  Smed fired, NGE SWG gone, Pre-CU SWG back, and a free year for returning vets who canceled around November 15, 2005.

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  • RivalenRivalen TaviraPosts: 503Member

    Originally posted by SgtFrog


    In before SOE and Brining back PRE-CPU SWG.

     You called it.

    Wierd how roughly half the posts on this forum talk about SWG PRE-NGE.

  • Gabby-airGabby-air surrey, BCPosts: 3,440Member Uncommon

    Hard choice between Arenanet and blizzard, but in the end i would want a company that is willing to take risks aswell as taking the genre to new heights so arenanet it was.

  • MMOExposedMMOExposed lalal land, DCPosts: 6,257Member Uncommon

    In before Blizzard to make WoW Sandbox MMORPG

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  • IlliusIllius Toronto, ONPosts: 4,142Member Uncommon

    I'd take over Blizzard simply for the opportunity to

    No required quests! And if I decide I want to be an assassin-cartographer-dancer-pastry chef who lives only to stalk and kill interior decorators, then that's who I want to be, even if it takes me four years to max all the skills and everyone else thinks I'm freaking nuts. -Madimorga-

  • GamerAeonGamerAeon Newnan, GAPosts: 567Member

    Fine mods I'll rephrase what I said since you so kindly got rid of my ORIGINAL posting sheesh

    *ahem*

    I may or may not have worked in a semi non permanent permanent contract non contract temp non temp position or had no position at all at NCSoft when a certain game of no mention that had a specific theme to it was running.

    I may or may not have wished to have the reigns or no reigns at all to make a better decision or not regarding a certain game of no mention that had a specific theme that may or may not have been running.

    And with that I bid you all adieu ;)

  • InktomiInktomi merrick, NYPosts: 663Member

    Valve.

     

    INB4 you say, "they're not an MMO company!"

    They would be when I got done with them. Half-life Online FTMFW!

  • theartisttheartist Amblin, OHPosts: 553Member

    I've always wanted to do some design work for a video game company of just about any sort.

    Really tho' I'd go right for Blizzard. Just because their graphic design department is probably one of the best out of any industry. Hate it or love it whatever. Technically they always go for gold.

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,930Member Uncommon

    Tough call between Blizzard, ANet and Turbine.

    Blizzard because everything they touch becomes gold. Three highly successful franchises between WarCraft, StarCraft and Diablo.

    ANet because they seem to have the innovative spirit behind their company. Willing to take chances to create something unique. GuildWars was unique for its time, and GW2 seems to be building on that.

    Turbine to force them to quit screwing around with DDO and LotRO and get cracking on a new Asheron's Call game. Go back to the sandbox roots of Asheron's Call and blend in some of the unique things they had in Asheron's Call 2 (like Tumeroks who cast with drums or fling bees as weapons).

  • KanethKaneth Posts: 1,930Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Inktomi

    Valve.

     

    INB4 you say, "they're not an MMO company!"

    They would be when I got done with them. Half-life Online FTMFW!

    That's one world I would love to see grown into a mmo of some sort. Toss in some Portal style puzzles too.

  • ShojuShoju Hicksville, NYPosts: 771Member Uncommon

    ArenaNet

  • laokokolaokoko TaipeiPosts: 2,003Member

    I would obviously pick the most profitable MMORPG company, so Blizzard it is.

    NCsoft isn't bad.  But as far as I know, they pay crap for their korean developers.  Western game company typically pay their employ more.

  • JimmacJimmac TXPosts: 1,667Member Uncommon

    CCP is my choice. 

    I'd make Eve Online damn near perfect. 

  • rozenblade1rozenblade1 Stockton, CAPosts: 501Member

    I have to say Funcom...

    I love AoC...mainly because I love the lore, but I do love the game as well......but the subscribers know it could be so much better.  I'd take over Funcom just to make AoC what it should be.  Do A LOT of justice to Hyboria.

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    WAITING FOR: Dust 514

  • Garvon3Garvon3 Worcester, MAPosts: 2,898Member

    Aside from the obvious "Blizzard so I could run it into the ground or use their funds to make a real MMO"

     

    I'd pick Mythic.

     

    Mythic is a shell of its former self, and I think I've got enough DAoC knowledge from when it was good to assemble a team to make DAoC 2 and put Mythic back on track. Get the backing of EA and so long as I'm the boss man, the programmers will actually be listening to a gamer who understands balance and what made DAoC Pre ToA a great experience. 

     

    Or Turbine so I could overhaul Lord of the Rings Online and turn it back into Middle Earth Online, a sandbox game, and bring all my old MEO friends back to me. 

  • drake_hounddrake_hound HuelvaPosts: 773Member

    NCsoft simply put rehire the excellent  european staff they fired (idiots)

    And instead of making new MMO´s rework City of heroes to be the best in the world !!

    By retuning it into a themepark ride , with endgame . some more mature content .

    Since sex sells and redo the damn boring grind missions .

    (sorry am not a favor of under 18 mmo player , you need to earn money first before you get hooked)

     

    edit = sorry forgot to mention , also remake Aion to none korean style of forced pvp .

    First thing you do when you import a game from east to west , scrap the living on the edge and make a seperate pve server.

    but maintain a PVP for those hardcore freaks and people who finally got there advangetage in exploring .

  • SabradinSabradin Atlanta, ILPosts: 772Member

    I don't "believe" in any of them so no.

    Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions.

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Sabradin

    I don't "believe" in any of them so no.

    But it's a two-part question. Oh well you're probably the type of customer I would stay far, far away from.

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  • Benj4minBenj4min his coolish cookiePosts: 23Member

    I'd take over Jagex and give runescape some half decent graphics, similar to that of WOW

  • astoriaastoria Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,681Member

    SoE and I'd make SWG2: an Old Game XP Hope and Vanguard2 Saga of Server Stability.

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  • GugisGugis MarijampolePosts: 5Member

    NCsoft. And i would make Lineage II greatest mmorpg ever using my brilliant ideas

  • Sid_ViciousSid_Vicious Sandpoint, IDPosts: 1,526Member

    I'd take over Blizzard so that I had the most money to invest in a good game.

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