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Originally posted by ShakyMo Because critic reviews are to be trusted? Lol look at swtor never mind d3. Fact is blizzard pissed a lot of people off with d3. Which probably explains why mop hasn't quite sold as well as they hoped. And why they arent going into hype mode over Titan, they need to let the backlash for down.
yea, right, hard not to piss off anyone when the whole world is waiting for your game.
pure statistics, but i guess that's something most in here will never understand.
next statistic: torchlight 2 selling for 20 bucks. 50k players on steam, we do the math, d3 won ^^
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announcement maybe blizzcon 2013 and relase end of 2014
Look at blizz graph, horribly down week after mop release... http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ%3AATVI&ei=OLJpUODoJqrB0QH8_AE
Originally posted by TalonsWing Amazed we havent heard more intel about this new MMO of theirs.
Blizzard knows MMO gamers and their information release cadence will more than likely avoid the blunders that others have made in the past.
Anything they say this early will be subject to both wild speculation and the prophecies of the doom crowd. They're more than likely waiting until they have something solid enough to follow up with, as a barrage of questions will be inevitable no matter what they put out.
I also would put money on the fact that what they see good and bad in GW2 will affect some of their design decisions over the next couple months.
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One thing that I think holds alot of weight is one of the main guys at blizzard (i forget who it was) said at some convention or interview (it was sometime last year) that Titan would not compete with WoW for subscriptions. While many believe that is because Titan would be for a totally different player than those that play WoW, I believe that's because Blizzard is expecting Titan to take WoW's place. As much as I've played and loved (and hated) WoW, all MMOs will eventually come to an end... eventually. I think Titan will be on the back burner, waiting for it's chance to come to the front and Blizzard will have it ready to go quickly, should anything happen to WoW's numbers.
The only problem I have with Titan is that Blizzard has said that it will be an original, new IP. I like to see new IPs, but this is one reason I liked WoW so much. I've played around the Warcraft Universe since the original game launched (I bought it 2 days after launch, a friend turned me onto it hehe). I always wanted to get immersed into the universe. With WoW, we got that chance, and I personally love it. With a new IP, however, there is no nostalgia factor. Alot of my love for WoW comes from the fact that it is Warcraft. I might not like the PvP, I might hate grinding levels on my new monk, I might even hate standing around Stormwind at endgame, waiting for queue...but I absolutely love Warcraft. I have since the first time I booted up the disk and saw the orcs and humans fighting it out
Titan won't have that advantage. So it will have to be very good to be anywhere near the success of WoW.
Originally posted by nsignific Originally posted by dustyhayes Probably they are reconsidering their strategy after the not so desirable reception with D3 & hype is good too
Yeah, 7+ million sold and a 88 aggregate score is not something to aspire too. Oh, you mean user reviews? Yeah, doesn't really affect the bottom line, does it.
Actually it does in a way and no it not inspiring due to 65% drop-off rate of the player base from Diablo III taken from Gametrics and Xfire and the D3 Backlash reaching as far as MoP sales and user scores.
That set aside what I was stabbing at was actually along the lines of changing their current strategy of implementing cash cowing RMAH's, other gamer unfriendly mechanic's supporting money gouging and resting lazily on their laurels, in favor of a decent high quality MMO and loaded with innovations and being gamer friendly like in the old Blizzard was reminding us why Blizzard is still the champ I don't know about you but I want Titan to be a great MMO relying on SOE's John Smedley to deliver just feels a little scraping the barrel to me.
Originally posted by arctarus First i think they are waiting for more news regarding Archage. Second, testing more features in the rest of the WoW x-pac. Once, all tested and done, they will than announce the games feature and what it will bring. To be able to continue to dominate the mmo scene , they must be very careful of this mmo, and especially given a name like " Titans" they cant afford to flop like the rest. More planning must goes into this game before anything is announce. Because once announce, even though they can still change it ( but would cost more money and man-power, time ) , there's no turning back about what players think of this game. And i believe they wouldnt want to make the same mistake as D3
Trust me ArchAge has no bearing on the situation.
For you Sandbox fans just consign yourself to the fact, right now, Titan will not be a sandbox. There is absolutely ZERO reason, or chance Blizzard would develop a sandbox game. Blizzard only makes game that millions of players can play which is why all indication points to Titan as being a Faceboox style Social game like Farmville.
Lol at people thinking Blizzard would do the honorable thing by creating a sandbox.
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Originally posted by Zylaxx Originally posted by arctarus First i think they are waiting for more news regarding Archage. Second, testing more features in the rest of the WoW x-pac. Once, all tested and done, they will than announce the games feature and what it will bring. To be able to continue to dominate the mmo scene , they must be very careful of this mmo, and especially given a name like " Titans" they cant afford to flop like the rest. More planning must goes into this game before anything is announce. Because once announce, even though they can still change it ( but would cost more money and man-power, time ) , there's no turning back about what players think of this game. And i believe they wouldnt want to make the same mistake as D3
One can only dream, why take that away from us until Titans Launch
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Because... the very second they drop ANY information about Titan, the criticism will begin. It wouldn't matter if the game they are creating was perfect.... the community would still find a way to rip it up.
I'm not a fanboy.
But I would have to say that I dislike the gaming community more than I dislike most of the games these days.
sad but true.
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Originally posted by ShakyMo I also still wonder if the "completely new ip" thing is smoke screen, before they do a bombshell drop last minute marketing approach with a diablo or starcraft mmo. I mean a starcraft mmo in particular would make blizzard a ton of money, just imagine how many copies would fly off the shelves in Korea nevermind anywhere else.
id jump on a starcraft mmo
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Originally posted by Blizzard When it's done!
nuff said i think
and since the "new IP" is the only real info we have, no, that'S not a fake, and no, we wont get a sc mmo.
Originally posted by TalonsWing Amazed we havent heard more intel about this new MMO of theirs. Surely not because of MoP? I mean if they said for example that Titan would be coming out in late 2013 or 2014 and would be x y and z it would not have any impact on WoW sales. Really surprised we haven't heard anything recently about this MMO in development. I know Blizzard is secretive and games come out when ready, etc. but sheesh....
I've heard in good faith that MOP is suppose to end the WoW franchise december 2013 and titan to start open beta in december 2013. Can't quote my source nor say my source is valid but...what I can say...is that Activision is actively seeking to sell Blizzard.
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