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Posted by BillMurphy Saturday January 28 2012 at 8:41AM
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Have any of you heard of MMO-FO yet?  If you click that link, you'll be redirected to a Facebook Page  that asks "Are you an MMO-FO?"

Late this week, I received a package that merely had a t-shirt with the MMO-FO logo and a little notecard directing me to the page.  There's a teaser video with a large bald guy beating the crap out of what seems to be a scared-as-poo LARP participant, and a personality test to gauge whether you are an MMO-FO.  

The main page, after liking, shows that the "Cause" of MMO-FO is all about gamers who have grown bored with the usual MMO combat mechanics.  It's also kind of hilarious: "Do you wish your nation's leader used "Need/Greed" to allocate funding?" Yes please!

The little teaser site promises to go live with much more info on what MMO-FO is all about come February 1st, so tune in then.  This little viral marketing trip should help amp people up for TERA's unique blend of action and MMO standards. 

CagedApe writes:

This appears to just be a marketing campaign for TERA. I thought for a second that someone was actually going to try and make MMOs worth playing again.. Oh well.

Sat Jan 28 2012 8:55AM Report
DarkPony writes:

Nice idea for a campaign. Not sure if it fits Tera so well though.

Sat Jan 28 2012 9:21AM Report
Lyrina writes:

lol. nice try!


All Hail to EverQuest (pre-SoL of course).

Sat Jan 28 2012 9:32AM Report
bobbymo writes:

"a large bald guy"

Its Bas Rutten, retired MMA fighter, former UFC HW champ, one of the best of all time. Very funny guy too.

Sat Jan 28 2012 11:08AM Report
Torval writes:

Marketing gimmicks and hype don't make a good game.   And if this about TERA, a game that was produced from stolen code and IP, then this is much for the worse.

Don't we have standards anymore?  We talk about SOPA/PIPA/ACTA and how we believe in protecting content creators and such.  If we don't take a stand and police our own then we will have governments and corporations police for us.

Sorry, but I have to bury this one.  It's all around a bad idea and should have been buried from the get go.

Sat Jan 28 2012 12:46PM Report
gaeanprayer writes:

*cheesy announcer voice*

MMO-F***K OFF! It's either an insult or a really good time! Stay tuned!

Sat Jan 28 2012 12:50PM Report
Durray writes:

This is so amusing I had to like it!

Sat Jan 28 2012 1:21PM Report
itgrowls writes:

What i find fascinating is the autotargeting/AOE system used by GW2 has the same effect as TERA's system but no one seems to notice because they are all focused on Dynamic Events or the lack of Gear Treadmill system in GW2.

Sat Jan 28 2012 1:56PM Report
stayontarget writes:

No itgrowls, just no.  stop drinking the koolaid.

Sat Jan 28 2012 3:21PM Report
Vyeth writes:

I would also like to advocate the FPS-YES and the RTS-PROGRESS movements...

FPS-YES is for people who want the skill of FPS games but are too afraid to actually play them, or just plain suck at "skill based games" imagine that..

RTS-PROGRESS is about RTS games changing up the formula for once, instead of being about speed, zerg and tower cheese, why not have some full spectrum RTS games with the tactics of say Shogun Total War where you actually have to THINK about your movements rather than how fast to get them clicked over to your enemies base?

Oh man..

Sun Jan 29 2012 12:55AM Report
Kyleran writes:

Why do people who favor "skilled" combat systems in MMORPG's actually think they have any real skils at all? (or are tough for that matter?)


Sun Jan 29 2012 7:34AM Report
rojoArcueid writes:


could it be an advertisement for a UFC mmo? lol

Sun Jan 29 2012 7:54AM Report
TheCrow2k writes:

Anything using Bas "Elguapo" Rutten in their campaign is going to succeed !

Mon Jan 30 2012 9:55PM Report
Kerengar writes:

lol that was hilareous

Thu Feb 02 2012 10:36AM Report
oubers writes:

bass rutten rules.....if you dont like it he will hit you with a livershot :)

Wed Feb 22 2012 6:41AM Report writes:
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