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Given the huge changes to all things gaming over the past several years, it would amaze me if they hadn't gone back to the drawing board on the big things at least once.
Originally posted by TigerAero 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.
ive heard completely different - and have sources to back me up
wow has 2 more expansions planned
Activision/Blizzard could buy back themselves from Vivendi
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Originally posted by Nadia Originally posted by TigerAero 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.
Oh, well that's good and a bit of relief. I was engaged in some background chatter at blizzcon. If both of those are true then well, hey, high hopes.
Wasn't titan a social media/MMO hybrid? It was in the quarterlies or the annual filings, forget which.
I'd don't think it's "WOW II" or anything like that.
I think more info will be coming out in 2013 and a release date announced 2013 BlizzCon
What happens when you log off your characters????.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFQhfhnjYMkDark Age of Camelot
Option 1. They spent years creating a story based MMO filled with cutscenes and VOs and are now a little embarrassed.
Option 2. They spent years creating a casual MMO without any progression and are now a little embarrassed.
Originally posted by RefMinorOption 1. They spent years creating a story based MMO filled with cutscenes and VOs and are now a little embarrassed.Option 2. They spent years creating a casual MMO without any progression and are now a little embarrassed.
Option 3. They havent found another mmo worth copying yet.
theyre still making a decent earning on wow, so they still have time to polish the game
and perhaps they can get some new "inspiration" from competiton too in the process
i would be surprised , if titan didnt have a variant of swtors companion system
( i always felt, that companions was a variant of hunters pet/bridge officer system)
competition is much harder now,,every man and his dog is running an mmo these days
IMO , the battle will be between GW2 and titan for the big casual market
so many games,,so little time
They were busy cooking another instant gratification themepark MMO but with the recent change in the MMO trend they were a bit caught off guard and are trying to remedy that.But we all know that Blizzard just copy and dumb down what other creative minds pour out in the mmo land.
In the land of Predators,the lion does not fear the jackals...
ok i just asked the mailman, and here are the basics:
its a story driven mmo centered around a french piano lesson in the previous century
it wil have permadeath,,not only for your character, the entire account will be wiped
there will be no pet battles,,only pet cleaning
i hope hes right,,id better get a piano, and learn how to use it
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I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.
I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.
I don't hate much, but I hate Apple© with a passion. If Steve Jobs was alive, I would punch him in the face.
On the site TitanFocus which I follow there was a good article today about a leak that Titan is actually a spin-off of an existing Blizzard IP.
Also that they are working on a next gen xbox version.
Here is the article:
What do you guys think?
If I had owed a gaming company like Blizzard, I wouldn't say a peep either.
1. They don't have to. People are going to buy it anyways.
2. There would be less whining about not telling anyone anything, than there would be by showing the world and listening to all the complaints that they don't offer what little Johny wants.
I hope they keep their mouths shut and drop a final product without any public betas. Again, they don't have to have public betas (aka free trials), millions will buy it anyways.
Playing: 3D chess while while others play checkers.
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- waiting for another two MMO launches so they have a bevy of ideas to steal
- fighting to convince the suits to greenlight F2P/B2p instead of the sub model
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Originally posted by simplius theyre still making a decent earning on wow, so they still have time to polish the game and perhaps they can get some new "inspiration" from competiton too in the process i would be surprised , if titan didnt have a variant of swtors companion system ( i always felt, that companions was a variant of hunters pet/bridge officer system) competition is much harder now,,every man and his dog is running an mmo these days IMO , the battle will be between GW2 and titan for the big casual market so many games,,so little time
When you say "inspiration", do you mean copying others? Is that good? Or should they do something new and different? Becuase if all they are doing is copying another game, why would I leave the original which I invested my time in already?
Also, I haven't read anything that shows GW2 being as popular as fans loosely claim. Seems to have lost momentum from the many forum posts.
No, I haven't seen any numbers of concurrent players in GW2, if it was high, the company wouldn't stop bragging. And since this is the case, I have been watching twitch and xfire live streams for awhile and I found that there isn't many live streams at all compared to many other games and those live streams show very empty worlds. I barely ever saw other players on the same screen as the people streaming on those sites.
So I guess, I will challenge your claim that Titan will be in any competition with GW2. I just don't see it. Literally. But feel free to link an official statement on concurrent players in GW2, I'd really like to know. I never had interest in this game until maybe a month ago. I did the research and the results made me pass on GW2.
Originally posted by papaz1 On the site TitanFocus which I follow there was a good article today about a leak that Titan is actually a spin-off of an existing Blizzard IP. Also that they are working on a next gen xbox version. Here is the article: http://titanfocus.info/_/news/titan-is-not-entirely-a-brand-new-ip-and-is-also-coming-on-xbox-more-rumor-r60 What do you guys think?
Well, that's probably baseless (read: fabrication), but... now that I think of it, I'd really like to see something like a World of Diablo from Blizzard. Just bring in some new thinking as well, but please leave the Diablo III antics like real money auction house out of it!
I would not be suprised if it has been restarted a couple times, like EQNext. Blizzard probably has more pressure on them than anyone else, if they come out with a flop or mediocre game that is the same as everything else, they will get killed....Go from the success of WoW, to a game that has the subs of say Rift (Rift is not a failure, but sub wise it is no WoW).
They will have initial sales, even if it is horrible, people will chalk it up to haters and misinformation probably.
I did not like WoW (played beta), but you cannot argue that it made a boat load of cash, so I would not be suprised if this mmo ships late, say 2015/2016, due to pressure to have a clear winner and something different.
I myself am done giving any standard themepark money, it's stale/shallow imo. It's probably hybird/sandpark or whatever you want to call it or nothing for me.
I already raised a question whether Blizzard is capable of reflecting current shift of MMO community's preferences with a game that has been in development for so long.
I believe that traditional themeparks are declining. You have WoW which still has high sub numbers, but is in a steady decline which is related to its age / product life cycle. Then you have recent themeparks, like SWTOR which failed, Rift which has rather small playerbase, GW 2 which would most likely end up like SWTOR if it had subscription. TSW failed as well. I do not see any really successful themeparks released in last several years.
To me it seems that increasing number of people is asking for sandbox games or at least games with sandbox elements which possess more depth and long term motivation than themeparks, imo (we dont want games, we want worlds - sounds familiar?).
Do you think that Titan will be a themepark MMO as it has been in development for approx. 4 years? Back in those days, themeparks were peaking.
Do you think that Titan will be a sandbox as Blizzard either reflected the shift in the preferences of MMO players or expected that sandbox is the way to go for their next MMO back in 2008 or whenever they started developing the game?
Do you think that Titan will be a combination of Sandbox and Themepark as they probably either started with themepark and then filled the game with sandbox features as the community started to demand them or again expected it was the way to go back then?
I am really really curious whether they will release sandbox or themepark game.
If its a themepark, I will most likely pass unless its 100% fresh unprecedented game experience.
They're probably aware of the hype-trainwreck that other games turned into after holding off the release for years while the expectation mill turns on game forums.
I think Blizzard is going to throw the game out there a couple months before release and hype it like hell during that limited time. Giving consumers enough time to piss their pants in terms of wanting it, but not enough time so they're already tired of the game before playing it.
Blizzard is usually very good with this kinda thing (imo).
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If it's by Blizzard, if it has their usual high-caliber craftsmanship in art and sound, fluid animations, solid atmosphere, something other than quest-to-cap-and-raid-or-pvp-or-do-dailies routine, and if it does away with the exploitative antics of Diablo III... Well, it's going to be a smash hit, themepark or not.
The decline is really not about themepark design being passé. Themepark is OK, but the way it's being done right now has been worn down to an absolute dead-horse state. We need "the next level" themepark design, as we need the next level sandbox design.
The brilliant new themepark: If you build it, they will come. And they will come by the loads.
And that is why you see very little info on it.
This have been a good conversation