So yeah I watch Adult Swim on Cartoon Network habitually.....29 years old and still watching cartoons....yup. At any rate I have seen some commercials for maple story lately featured on Adult Swim. In traditional AS style they are totally off the wall viral video style commercials.
There were a couple commercials but the last one I saw as a fat dood lying on the ground with snails running around on his nipples. A guy walks up and is like, "Why are you doing that." The snail tits guy replies,"Because it's free." The onlooker then says, "Oh it's just like maple story." Or something to that effect.
So whats the catch...crappy, free, MMORPGs like MS are advertising on TV but the big boys aren't? Maple Story is a joke compared to the major titles and it's pretty sad really that the only commercial I see on TV for an MMORPG is one for MS. Pretty freakin lame.
Regardless I hope to see some commercials for real MMORPGs sometime soon. I find myself wanting to make some MMORPG spoof commercials. Someone hitting themselves in the head with a bat for 2Moons and maybe a guy spending $3,000 to get a new rig to play Vanguard then a flash forward to it covered in dust 3 weeks later when the game dies. Here's some pretty funny threads, the video, and stuff about the commercials:
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