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Originally posted by Apraxis Originally posted by Kalmarth your 100% right about EA having no track record of good MMORPG's as SWToR was there first, but thats kind of like saying that until Blizzard made WoW they had no possitive track record, god it was their first MMO, apparently a LOT of people here didn't like it but these boards as I stated seem to be people that just want to QQ, not actually give constructive converse on a game.
First MMO? Omfg.
UO, Earth & Beyond, The Sims Online, WAR, SWToR.. and i may even forgot one.. EA has a horrible track record of failed mmos, and destroying with that complete former developer studios. You should really do your homework better.
UO was a failer? by whos standards?
Speaking of E&B:
And the pretty hilarious explanation of EA closing E&B at the time (In hindsight, obviously):
Electronic Arts provided some additional background on the decision. An EA spokesperson, who chose to remain anonymous, told GameSpot that the title currently has between 20,000 and 25,000 active accounts. When asked to comment on what lessons might come from the Earth & Beyond legacy, the spokesperson said, "Our most enduring lesson comes from Ultima Online, which has been going strong for eight years now. Ultima taught us that there is an audience for persistent world games. However, we may have overestimated the size of the audience for persistent-state worlds. Games based on medieval fantasy have done very well; other genres have not."
Originally posted by fat_taddler EA recently hired Andy Belford (Second Skin movie, Community Mgr for WAR and CoH), as the Global Community Manager for a new, yet to be announced project. Considering Andy's background it's almost certainly an MMO. Quote from Andy's Linkedin page regarding his new position: "Leading the Community team for an exciting new project! More information to come soon™..."
Thanks for the heads up I will be sure to avoid this.