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so im writing my first post after seeing the responses from betas of D3 and GW2..
we all know how successful WOW is. we damn know. we get that developers use it as the standard for how to do a mmo. BUT also realize..it took a very long time to get that way.. give the other games and companies a chance to do their thing, give the developers a chance to get it right.. dont just out right judge it and compare it to WOW and say it fails if its not up to your standards. Stop asking for a WOW killer. There will never ever be one. Im not a wow fan boy or saying anything extra negative or positive about it..all im saying is.. stop comparing everything to it.. nothing and i repeat NOTHING can come out and compete with something that has 10 years on it. In every industry the vets are the winners and the new bloods have to earn the right to play.. thats how its always been. We have seen this time and time again with all the new games on the market where people say "YES ITS THE WOW KILLER! YAY" then realize wow is still here and then realize "the new game" still needs to be fixed because lets face it.. it is very new.. then you RAGEQUIT and call it a fail.. smh. This is why the gaming community as a whole do not take MMOs very seriously because of how the community actually treat the developers.. so yea dream on if you think bethesda is ever doing a elder scrolls mmo, or any other big traditional console devs.. not with what is happening to the other companies.. too risky. too much at stake to lose(reputation) if its not "up to the wow standards"
There have been some companies who have made really bad games. sure. but Dudes. There have been some pretty decent games that have released lately imho.. but fuck its like you guys judge everything from the birth.. and yes, you are judging infants(fairly new developers) and asking them to do what a 27 yrold College Grad (WOW) is doing or has done and do it BETTER. its like whoa.. wait.. they still have to learn to walk, talk and eat first.
To conclude.. i wish we could as a whole, just let WOW be WOW and stop expecting so much from developers and try to see their point of view and see what angle they are coming from with THEIR game.. stop auto comparing everything to wow..its killing the MMORPG genre because as long as this happens there is no growth.. nothing happens. devs eventually will stop trying cause they CANT satisfy you and then MMOs will be left in the dirt. a thing of the past sort of like og DnD and the people that still play that are a very small niche community so yea. if you want better MMOs support the ones you have by giving them a chance to get their shit together. period.
Been here a while never joined till last year sometime and this is my first post. stay classy. and before it happens. ive played all the new market mmos yes.. im not attached to any, all had pros and cons. some more than others but thats not what this is about.