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Star Wars: The Old Republic: Blizzard CEO's Statements Rain on EA's Parade



  • BeyornBeyorn Member Posts: 258 Uncommon

    It just comes off to me like he is being petty. 


    The genera has had a rough time the last couple of years.  I know they are in direct competition but looks like they could be a little more gracious to each other.


    I know I live in a make believe world.  I like it here ;D

  • Shadows59Shadows59 Frazer, MTMember Posts: 47

    Sounds like someone running scared already in the face of the release of SWTOR shortly and TSW in April.

  • LanthirLanthir Port St. Luice, FLMember Posts: 219 Uncommon

    you mean wow as in the EQ clone

    Magic is impressive, but now Minsc leads! Swords for everyone!

  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILMember Posts: 3,159

    He outright said that he doesn't know how the deal works, but just had doubts about how lucrative it could be for EA.  People are just clamoring to read all sorts of things into that.


    When I want a single-player story, I'll play a single-player game. When I play an MMO, I want a massively multiplayer world.

  • jerlot65jerlot65 Lake Mary, FLMember Posts: 788 Uncommon

    Listen folks he's not a gamer, he is a CEO of a huge company.  HE was talking to finanacial people.  He was talking to share holders who are looking at WoW's decline and SWTOR's rise.

    Rightfully he is pointing out that even if SWTOR is successful EA's profit margins will be lower then that of WoW's due to its licensing of Star Wars.  So its goign to take a heck of a lot more revenue for SWTOR to be as profitable as WoW.

    Its ahs nothing to do with SWTOR's gameplay or success, its about sound business practices.

  • AnXjakAnXjak wellingtonMember Posts: 1

    "Glory to the Empire" is the new and far vastly superior "For the horde"

    {mod edit}

    But whatever, if you like WoW,  go ahead and play. I personally prefer SWTOR.

    Not much of a big deal now, is it? Nope.


  • ScalebaneScalebane La Junta, COMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon
    Kotick isn't blizzards ceo or in charge of them at all. I think ill have to keep saying this till people stop spreading false information.


    "The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand."
    - Lewis Thomas

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member Posts: 6,755 Epic

    There is lots of room for both TOR and WoW to make lots of money. BW declaired they were going to war with WoW. WoW are answering that call with 4.3 expansion and their own comments. We the gamers dont care in the end. We gona play what we wana play. I played WoW for 6 years and I dont like their new direction. I will be playing TOR and if in 6 months they dont fix their problems they will both lose my subs and GW2 may get me. Fact is everyone in the end wants something fresh and new.

    =-D Only on a forum can optimism be called bad and pessimism the good thing =-D Welcome to the internet and forums. 

  • RoccprofitRoccprofit SMITHVILLE, TXMember Posts: 98

    The guy is cracked plain and simple. He is making the asumption that the people that play mmo's and the people that play things like mario cart and call of duty and battlefield are all different groups! Most that are currently playing call of duty played battlefield before call of duty was available, most who played WoW will look at SW:TOR when released and a good deal of them probaly have already been in on the weekend beta test.

     Speaking on the beta test,  last weekend all the servers were full with wait times not sure on exact numbers but, they have like 25-30 servers at least and every one of them was full. not sure what server capacity is but that a lot of freakin people !

    The era of people picking one game and playing that to death is gone, gamers play what ever catches there eye and really don't seem to care who made it. Gamers will play a game from EA as quick as they will play one from activision if it is a good game. Even if it sucks a lot of gamers will try it anyway just for something new to do.

     This guy needs to wake up.


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