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Come on, we all know that the Hello Kitty MMO is going to wipe the floor with WOW.
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Originally posted by Xiaoki Originally posted by XImpalerX Im not sure I understand what you mean by "non-gaming franchise"(if im taking what your saying correctly, you mean that Warhammer is not based off of a game? And that Star Wars, The Matrix, and Lord of the Rings are?
A prospective "WoW killer" that is based on an existing franchise will be based on a series that originated as a video game.
Warhammer has 25 years of fans but they are not video game fans. Did D&DO and LotRO teach you nothing. LotR has over 50 years of fans but they didnt flock to the video game did they? You can NOT depend on the fans of a non-video game series to support the video game.
However, at this point the only video game franchises(non Blizzard franchises) that could make an attempt would be Halo, GTA or Pokemon(however, it would probably be Wii only which means its user base would be choked).
With 20+ million Wiis sold with Nintendo estimating that number to grow to 50mil by march 09 i really doubht that the user base will be choked.
Ive meet alot of warhammer players and guess what, they all play mmos. And if you want to go for legacy of games then a Nintendo or Bioware mmo would fit that.
Hold on Snow Leopard, imma let you finish, but Windows had one of the best operating systems of all time.
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WoW 2? I don't think there will be a blizzard killer. Blizzard actually knows about gaming.
Originally posted by jarish Come on, we all know that the Hello Kitty MMO is going to wipe the floor with WOW.
Most assuredly! That or the Lego MMO.
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a game that is even easier to get into and even more basic than WoW. its a game that allows (like WoW) everyone to play and is fun (for most people). the only thing that will dethrone WoW is a more watered down MMO that people can easily get into. WoW's secret is its simple gameplay and its fun (for most people)
MMO wish list:
-Changeable worlds-Solid non level based game-Sharks with lasers attached to their heads
I don't know WHO, but I know WHAT!
It will offer more solo/grouping (8- players) options.
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Originally posted by Anofalye I don't know WHO, but I know WHAT! It will offer more solo/grouping (8- players) options.
Agreed. Solo play has been a forgotten concept for most games. Only a few support it.
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something even shitter than wow. wow is so big because most people have such bad tastes. most of wow's players are from asia, just look at asian mmo's. wow is successful because its tacky and horrible, so in order for a game to steal the market it would have to be even worse.
I dont want a wow killer, in terms of amount of subs. and it terms of gameplay wow has been killed a few times imo.
but since you want to know which game we think will take wow's market its got to be wow 2 (by ea mythic) or wow 3 (by blizzard), as both will likely be more and the same and equally terrible.
Blizzards next MMO, Period........... which is starcraft online
Originally posted by GameloadingOriginally posted by Kyerna Originally posted by gath Originally posted by Xiaoki Originally posted by XImpalerX Im not sure I understand what you mean by "non-gaming franchise"(if im taking what your saying correctly, you mean that Warhammer is not based off of a game? And that Star Wars, The Matrix, and Lord of the Rings are?
Not a video game...? laololulelu? There's atleast 2 that i know of, but i think (too mutch beer to be sure) there are more.
None of those games sold anywhere near Blizzard's numbers and they definitly don't carry the legacy of Blizzards games.
The legend of Zelda?
Originally posted by Kyerna Originally posted by Gameloading Originally posted by Kyerna Originally posted by gath Originally posted by Xiaoki Originally posted by XImpalerX Im not sure I understand what you mean by "non-gaming franchise"(if im taking what your saying correctly, you mean that Warhammer is not based off of a game? And that Star Wars, The Matrix, and Lord of the Rings are?
Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons was in the exact same situation by going with an IP that has nothing to do with video games. While both have a respectable amount of subscribers, neither of them are anything major.
I used the term "WoW killer" because that's become the popular phrase on these forums. I agree that's a pretty poor term. To kill means to put an end to, and that's not going to happen for some time. What I really mean is...what would knock WoW from being the king of the hill? Is time the only thing that can put it in 2nd place or is there a winning formula that could be more popular than the WoW formula? That's what I meant.
just one thing WoW 2
After playing Age of Conan's beta....Wow is dead to me now, and before people start raving and flaming me, Yes I had Full Vengeful Gear on my Orc warrior, including mace and shoulders. My account has been given away, AND GUESS WHAT BLIZZ, don't care if you know, cause WoW is DEAD to me now.....BRING ON CONAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by Zindaihas So many people like to speculate which soon to be released MMO will be the death knell for WoW. It's been going on for a couple years now and many games have come and gone and still WoW remains on top. Games will continue to be released in the future. Will AoC be a WoW killer, will WAR? Most likely neither of them will be.So instead of asking which game that is currently in development might do it, let me ask something a little different. What kind of game would it take to kill WoW? Or better yet, is there a formula that could be more popular than the WoW formula. Perhaps there is none. Perhaps WoW is the most successful formula there is and therefore, we are destined to see WoWish type games made again and again and again.I personally don't care if WoW lives or dies. I don't care if it continues to rule or eventually gets dethroned. I guess I'm just asking a familiar question with a slightly different spin because I'm a glutton for punishment.
A WoW killer would be another WoW-type of game, created by Blizzard. And since Blizzard has been hiring new developers for a new MMO.....
Imagine a Starcraft MMO. I think that would blow WoW off this planet!
None of them wl because WoW has an expansion pack coming out this year and one of WoW's exp packs is like a small game on it's own.
werent we being told that aoc and war were going to be next gen wow revolutionary killers????
Lmao so much for that idea. Funny thing is the fanbois here for years and months were saying aoc was going to destroy wow, and by all accounts by people on variuos forums and beta leakers its just another lineaer game on Vanguards level. While these companies struggle, blizzard goes from strength to strength, will probably only get bigger with the new expansion going back to the roots of old wow.
If WAR can pull a polished ,impressive game then i think it would probably hurt WoW badly at least in europe and NA.Asia might not get hit so hard though.
Hmm, an MMO to be a WoW killer would need the following things.
1. An established IP that can be turned into an MMO, something like a Kotor/Final Fantasy
2. A Class system similar to FFXI or FFT
3. A character creation system that gives you a lot of options like CoX or EQ2
4. PvE content that doesn't suck and hides time/money sinks decently.
5. World PvP that matters, If a group of people go and demolish a city, the faction of that city gets a debuff to the losing side while rewarding the winning side with a decent buff. Other things could happen like every player on the losing side loses like 3% of there money to pay for "repairs/taxes" type thing, you get the idea.
6. Make crafting matter, there is no logic is even having professions if people can afk for better gear that what people can craft.
7. Random world events, your going to tell me that random orgranized mob X wouldn't randomly go launch a sneak attack on a certain town or something to weaken it.
8. When you release an expansion, make it an expansion, and not a minor update, 10 levels isn't an expansion, 30 levels is an expansion, we want to be entertained, not gerbil rerolling all the time.
This is a start to a wow killer.