I know a lot of you are probably moaning and groaning over this, and some of you are even shouting out that this will be a repeat of Vanguard, but it isn't. This is actually a great deal for PotBS, and is going to ensure that this game hits the market soon.
SoE isn't evil. They are a great group of people, and have created games that i have enjoyed. I enjoyed SWG and I played EQ2 until my hands fell off! Yes, they took a huge wrong turn with SWG, and as far as I know they still haven't found their way back, but at first it was a great game. It was fun, and it had some unique aspects that other MMOs's still aren't using. The game was awesome, and SoE did create it.
EQ2 was another great game. It is the best MMO currently on the market in my opinion. Even for it's age it still looks great, and they are continually adding new content to keep in interesting. Another great job by SoE.
Vanguard you say? Well SoE didn't create Vanguard. The did not make that pile of crap that Sigil dared to call a completed MMO. Of course many would love to blame SoE for that disaster because blaming SoE is better, and far easier on their bruised egos than pointing the finger at Sigil and their beloved god Mcquaid. You can't blame that one on SoE. That game was never good no matter what delusions you would like to have.
PotBS has a very dedicated, and communicative dev team. They have always been very involved with their fans, and always honest. That is a rarity in this genre. The game already looks to be great, and is ready for the market, and now with SoE signed on for the publishing and marketing, the game is sure to be a huge success. Great game + Great Marketing= Successful MMO and tons of fun sooner than later for us.
With PotBS on the station pass this also equals great news for those who are already playing SoE games. I see nothing wrong with less money, but more gaming. I think everyone is going to be pleasantly surprised and this match will be one made in Heaven.