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  • Blizzard Takes a Legion Victory Lap & Hints at Blizzcon Announcement - World of Warcraft Videos - MM

    Loke666 said:
    Alverant said:
    Just make WoW 2 and be done with it.
    Better to wait a while still. Wow is still making money and if they start on it now they have no clue where the genre is going, for instance could all new RPGs be mainly VR 5 years from now or none of them depending on how popular and good the hardware get. 2025 would be a safer bet and probablt get more people nostalgic into it as well.

    I'd say it's more likely to be the style of MMO... i.e. at the moment the biggest MMOs (in the west) tend to theme-parks (WoW, FFXIV, GW2), however the sandbox and sand-park styles offer more promise (and less demand on the Devs to constantly produce content), it's just that no one has really cracked it for the mainstream, at least not yet...

    With a number of differently styled MMOs (hopefully) launching in next few years it will be interesting to see which ones prove popular (if any), what they do right, and what mistakes they make. At that point Blizzard can look at the market, (hopefully) learn from the mistakes, and (hopefully) launch something that truly moves the MMO market forward (as opposed to just another theme-park with shinier graphics). Well, that's the dream at least.

  • Steam Ratings, Reviews, and The Bombing – Steam’s Histogram Puts All the Work Back on the User - MMO

    No single statistic is ever going to be a perfect indication of a game; if you are truly interested, and care at all about your $$, then you need to read the actual reviews (this goes for both user and critic reviews).

    Where the 'score' is useful, and the histogram even more useful, is in making a quick decision on whether a game is even worth a second glance. For example, I'm not really into FPS or RTS games, but if one pops up on the front page / feed I'll take a quick look at the tooltip; if it's 'Mostly Positive' or better I'll take a deeper look, but if it's 'Mixed' or less it's basically an instant pass. With RPGs on the other hand, I'll take a deeper look unless it's 'Negative'.

    As for what comes up on the front page / feed, that's a separate issue, and needs to be more personalised, including tools to filter out all the junk you're never going to be interested in (like visual novels with 'adult content').
  • Latest Trailer Reveals Long-Rumored Undead Race - Divinity Original Sin 2 Videos -

    Myrdynn said:

    is this a hero game where you find NPC's or a create your own party type game?

    A bit of both based on the first game... as in you could run solo if you really wanted, or as a duo (co-op or control both heroes), and / or pick up (pre-made, but they have a story) / create (more customisation, but no story) up to 2 followers. In any case you had full control over all party members.

    Really looking forward to this one... I just hope there aren't too many bugs come launch.
  • Chronicles of Elyria - A Delayed Concern -

    I think you may be right about that last part... as a software developer (though not in games) I am very wary of management that sets unrealistic timelines, and the initial timeline for CoE was well down the 'Impossible' end of the scale.

    PS. I would even rate this 1 year delay as 'Highly Unrealistic', and would not be surprised at all if further delays are announced (assuming they don’t just push out a half-baked ‘launch’ version and / or label it ‘early access’ for the next 3+ years).