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"See normal people, I'm not one of them" | G-Easy & Big Sean
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Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing FO76 at the moment.
Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™
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I had played multiple Blizzard games prior to WOW including both Diablos, Starcraft and the first two RTS games. (never did play WC3, had burned out on the genre by then)So when I heard Blizz was making a MMORPG I had to try it based on their previous track record.Funny thing, while I enjoyed WOW at first, my experience in that game along with Starcraft 2 (and Diablo 2 really) now puts Blizz in the camp of Devs I won't buy games from.Not because they don't make good games, of course they do, but their designs don't mesh with my more eclectic tastes.
The fact that people think the Warcraft series did not influence World of Warcraft's initial sales is mind-boggling.
Great topic, @MMOExposed I have been thinking about this myself in the past.I think the RTS had an impact so huge that it can be considered as the main reason why WoW has become the most significant MMO to date. The RTS series already had a large player base. In addition, it had a huge amount of high quality lore.I think these factors combined with the Blizzard brand caused that WoW attracted significantly higher number of players than the company anticipated. The fact that the game was actually very good facilitated its rise to the throne of online gaming at that time. I think it could be true that of its current playerbase, probably not so many people know about the RTS. However, if it was not for the RTS, I think it is quite possible that WoW would have never become what it is.
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