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News & Features Discussion  » Warhammer Online : Age of Reckoning: Mark Jacobs Part One - What's in a Name?

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7/11/08 1:29:22 AM#21
Originally posted by DJDizzy
Originally posted by Stradden
Originally posted by Jquik

Enormous Announcement = Beta date? :) :)


I don't want to ruin the surprise, but I also don't want you to get your hopes up. No, it has nothing to do with beta, or any other date for that matter.


ITS A CONSPIRACY, hes definately a mythic employee

I am a strong supporter of the grilled cheese option. Who here is with me!


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7/11/08 1:50:49 AM#22

So EA is removed from Mythics name, new logo, new face lift. EA Supervision staying the same, but now more behind the curtains, so much that in 3 months only enlightened people remember that EA still owns Mythic, completely. That sounds like PR to me, good PR.

Also who ever suggested that EA is doing this (yes, EA ordered this, Mythic cannot do this kind of changes on its own) to wash it hands off, incase WAR flops, well I think you might be right. Seeing what hapenned to Conan, say what you like, but I wouldn't like my huge entertainment shop to be directly connected to publishing that kind of game =))

Good news anyway, sweet PR to give everything nice look, washing your hands from possible problems, and still keeping the money coming in and control in your hands. I wouldn't have expected anything less from EA. Would you?

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7/11/08 2:28:20 AM#23
Originally posted by Distaste
Originally posted by tikovoo

No matter what they do they can not take the EA away.

Same EA doing business as usual with hostile takeovers of other companies and ruining them.

Take 2 anyone?

If they can really leave Mythic alone then thats great, just dont see that happening down the road.


EA used to acquire companies and mess them up by restructering and taking to much control away from them. Tack on the fact that they would pump out games requardless of how good they actually were.

Now they have a new CEO that is trying to change that image. He is placing more importance on the quality of games. Mythic is a big example of this. Not only are they allowed to make the game they want, they are allowed to take the time they need to make it, and now they are being allowed to keep the Mythic name seperate from EA.

As for Take 2. They have yet to be acquired let alone ruined. It is fairly obvious why EA would want them and that is just pure business there.

Now take a look at C&C 3 Red Alert. They are getting a bunch of the orginal C&C Red Alert devs on the project. I haven't heard anything bad coming from Bioware after they got acquired either.

I think they have learned their lesson about public opinion and game development teams. Honestly though I would trust EA and SOE, SWG was a tragedy but what they did with EQ2(after launch) and Vangaurd shows they can make forward progress, to make another MMO that I would try. As long as they show signs of trying to change in the right direction. Blizzard hasn't really shown me that and they still rely on old IP's to make games.


You wouldnt hear anything bad coming from Bioware yet because of the CEO's former dealings with them and the cash profit he made. Take 2's share prices have been all over the place since EA marched into the shareholders office, but yes its business. It's good C&C original devs are coming back, true.

EA's plan is that lets remove our name from Mythic, let Mythic spin it's PR, in case war fails then at least only a few will know but at the end of the day we still have the Bioware back up mmo.

In other news....

Mr Jacobs was spotted leaving EA HQ, with a smile on his face and showing the public whats happening.

Pull that Wool over your Eyes!


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7/11/08 6:28:57 AM#24

Originally posted by Netspook

Originally posted by SagaBoy

Though I can't give a significant reason why, this announcement seems important to me. Just the removal of EA as a precursor to Mythic feels like a burden has been lifted. I honestly can't even explain myself. I just remember reading it and feeling this imaginary elephant being lifted off my shoulders. How weird is that.

Did you even read the interview?
"Jacobs also points out that they are still the same company and are still a part of EA"
EA isn't going anywhere, this is just a namechange.
I doubt the upcoming will be very important. If it was, they wouldn't announce it exclusively on this site.

Did YOU even read the interview?

The CEO basically said that they are doing a complete about-face on the way they handle their subsidiaries, which is fantastic news for those of us who are familiar with EA buyouts. They have eaten probably a dozen companies over the years who made fantastic games, only for those companies to never be heard from again. To find out now that they are no longer interested in strangling these companies to death should give new hope to we who are interested in the gaming industry.

The removal of "EA" as part of Mythic's name is symbolic in the way EA's handling of the company has changed. Yes, they are still part of EA, but being removed is the constant reminder that Mythic now has someone looking over their shoulders. We can worry less about WAR's success knowing that EA will keep to themselves more than they have in the past.


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7/11/08 9:36:49 AM#25
While this is the end of the announcements for tonight, log on to tomorrow for a report on the rest of that interview that includes three other exclusive announcements specifically addressing Warhammer Online.


.. It's tomorrow.

What's up? :)


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OP  7/11/08 9:45:30 AM#26
Originally posted by Coldren
While this is the end of the announcements for tonight, log on to tomorrow for a report on the rest of that interview that includes three other exclusive announcements specifically addressing Warhammer Online.


.. It's tomorrow.

What's up? :)


Just finished writing the article. Should be up shortly.

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7/11/08 9:57:43 AM#27

Your a good man Jon :)

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7/11/08 9:58:54 AM#28
Originally posted by Stradden

Just finished writing the article. Should be up shortly.



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7/11/08 12:48:08 PM#29

i certainly see this as a good thing, its EA recognising that Mythic have a good enough rep and good enough production qualities and management to be able to make Mythic stand on its own.


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7/11/08 5:23:14 PM#30

One of the intiial interviews by Jacobs stated in order for this game to be a success it has to be more then evolutionary. In fact it has to be revolutionary meaning it must blow all that exists out of the water in every which way or form. If it does NOT then it will simply be a failed clone of whats already on the market. Alot of old school/orginial MMO players are in fact waiting for Warhammer. For this game to really sell or be successful this game should appeal first to the pioneer *PVP* players of MMO's. It cant be a another PVE clone like WOW or LOTRO or it will flop. It simply has to be the BEST. As hungry as many are for it now, I don't believe they will release Warhammer until they feel it is the superior game of this age. I can wait personally although pretty much every known game in existence bores most of us now lol.. I'm looking forward to it and i will wait until its time to be released has come. I'm guessing a ready for Christmas release date. Just makes sense.


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7/12/08 7:48:11 AM#31

This is great news.  I know that it is just a name but Mythic Entertainment is a name that has been around for many years.   So it is good that they are going back to their old name, plus it just has a better ring to it then EA Mythic

I also liked seeing that EA has the right attitude towards their different development teams.  Like they said without their developers, EA is nothing.  It is refreshing to see a company admit that.


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7/12/08 3:35:53 PM#32

"subsidiary devs are like City-States in the EA Empire "




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