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Originally posted by aesperus Originally posted by Danwarr I blame WAR on EA more than anything. EA is really only still in the industry to turn a profit, not make quality gaming entertainment.
I had a lot of fun with WAR, and EA definitely played a big part in the handling of the game. However, not all the decisions can be placed on EA, and it's kinda difficult to really separate the bad decisions from those made by mythic and those made by the publisher.
Especially given that MJ and the crew were working on WAR before EA ever got involved.
WAR was fun for me just because I could play a Warhammer Orc. I love those guys. 40k Orks are my favorite though. Additionally, I really enjoyed the PvP and public questing.
But the class balance was out of whack and the servers were terrible. That's what killed the game for me. I don't know if these issues were due to Mythic's iincompetence, or EA not wanting to give Mythic the time and resources to fully devote to an MMO.
EA sort of did the same thing with ToR. The game really lacked initial post-launch development and there were some really bad class imbalances.
Waiting: CU, WildStar, Destiny, Eternal CrusadePlaying: ESO,DCUOPlayed: LotRO,RIFT,ToR,Warhammer, Runescape
The kickstarter is not looking good, but I hope it does fund for those that want to play it. I may get it when it comes out, but I am uncertain on a couple things. If it gets close, I may give a couple bucks to help push it, even if I don't like it, it isn't going to kill me.....Heck I paid for 2 copies of GW2 and I played one session and havent played it again, wasnt for me, and my wife played it like 3 times and didn't like it either.
Originally posted by Isturi Sadly as we draw to what looks like a no go for CU will gamers back up MJ and still support his future endevors. Or do you think that MJ should step out of the MMO spotlight for ahwile and get his prospective's in place before he comes up with anouther kickstarter or for that matter before he tries his hand at another MMO title. Your thoughts are welcome.
HAHAHA MJ killed his reputation years ago with the colloseal joke that was Warhammer Online.
Originally posted by Danwarr Originally posted by aesperus Originally posted by Danwarr I blame WAR on EA more than anything. EA is really only still in the industry to turn a profit, not make quality gaming entertainment.
Aye, I personally despise EA as a company atm. They have a LONG track record of gutting good studios for a quick buck. That said, there were a LOT of issues w/ WAR.
2/3rds of the game got scrapped shortly before release, tons of bugs and (as you mentioned) questionable class balance. I think that's more on Mythic than EA tbh. It shows they both bit off way more than they could chew, and as a result rushed certain features they shouldn't have. EA pushing launch just seems to have accelerated the problem. It's funny, though, because the PvP & IP was enough to keep me playing it for a while. I used to be a huge warhammer fan, but they've had a shortage of good games =/.