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  Ceridith

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The more you hype an upcoming game in your mind, the more it will fail to meet your expectations.

12/08/10 10:18:36 AM#41

APB.

No other MMO was cancelled anywhere nearly as quickly as APB has, the idea of which seemed to shock the industry to some extent for both players and developers.

That APB was bought for a sum for a small fraction of it's development cost to be ressurected is just the icing on the cake.

  nightwish95

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blah

12/08/10 10:34:48 AM#42

Gods and Heroes!!!!!! I love it!

blah

  ashfallen

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12/08/10 11:35:04 AM#43

Where is the "none of the above" choice?

  belquerst

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12/08/10 12:47:16 PM#44

I can't wait for F2P APB !!

  Dymasius

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12/08/10 2:12:28 PM#45

I voted the Rise of Freemium Gaming.

It will change the MMO industry that many high standard MMO have gone free to play. I can see that payment model becoming more popular in the future, changing the MMO industry. If for the better or worse, I don't know, but it's certainly "the biggest story 2010" for me.

  catlana

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12/08/10 3:09:53 PM#46

I voted for "The Rise of Freemium Gaming"

DDO showed that you can be successful in a f2p environment with a good product. 

  sazabi

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12/08/10 7:54:43 PM#47

redemption of APB is also thanks to rise of freemium.

  mindw0rk

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12/09/10 12:02:47 AM#48

The Rise of Freemium Gaming. F2P DDO made huge impact on MMO genre

  joemezcal

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12/09/10 3:30:36 AM#49

wrong thread please delete.

  Amaranthar

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12/09/10 9:30:09 AM#50

People believe the $335,000 story? A bigger story would have been the publicity stunt behind it.

None of the above. I think some posters gave us several good options. I'd have to go with EVE's fall of a massive player empire in-game. This is the most intriguing story ever for MMOs, in my opinion.

Once upon a time....

  GrayGhost79

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12/09/10 9:31:23 AM#51

I don't know about freemium being biggest news story considering it was expected. 

 

DDO had to go free to play or shut down. 

LotRO wasn't as bad off but with the new MMO's on the horizon it had the same option coming up. 

Same for EQ2

As is the same for CO. 

 

All of these MMO's that went free to play did so in leu of closing down. We saw it coming and discussed it before it was ever announced lol. 

 

Big news for me is something unexpected. Which the closing of APB and announced re-opening of APB in the future was. 

 

I was sad to see it go and I'm excited to see it return. 

  mmorpglotro

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12/09/10 10:29:43 AM#52

Gods and Heroes

  Rabenwolf

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12/09/10 2:57:29 PM#53
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APB all the way. With all the hype, its sudden demise broke records, and nearly immediately afterwards its going to be rereleased by another company. 

 

Thats big and rare news!

 

 

Originally posted by Castillle

I voted the Entropia Universe one.  I mean geez...Thats a LOT of money

People have spent much much more, like in the millions, for Second Life property so the Entropia story is not really all that big of a deal.

 
  hoodoo92

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12/09/10 6:31:26 PM#54

Gods and Heroes?  Really?  A 5 year old MMO that has no hope of being competitive, or fun for that matter?  

Voted for APB.  That was an incredible story considering the amount of hype on that game over the past couple of years.

  signal2noise

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12/09/10 11:33:01 PM#55

This is the category that should have a 'None of the above' option. Or a 'Who really cares?' would have sufficed.

  mmorpgdooder

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12/10/10 11:10:57 AM#56

APB

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  Ozmodan

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12/10/10 12:00:32 PM#57
Originally posted by Castillle

I voted the Entropia Universe one.  I mean geez...Thats a LOT of money

Sad when so many get taken in by a marketing ploy.  The chances that any money actually exchanged hands are pretty much nil.  

  NeoPlasmaX

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12/10/10 1:33:48 PM#58

Not voting, none of these stories really jumped out to me.

  Ashindai

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12/11/10 1:27:06 AM#59

Definitely the rise of freemium.  Although I don't care much for FTP in general, including the PTPs turned FTP, this trend is the biggest MMO news in years, and definitely the biggest for 2010.

  gaeanprayer

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12/12/10 11:38:40 AM#60

Could have sworn I voted on this already :O But yeah, Rise of Freemium is definitely a huge news story. The entire gaming industry is changing in front of people's eyes, how can that not be the biggest news story?

People need to think long term. Free games withhold content in order to generate the funds necessary to make more content and maintain servers, unless they're Buy 2 Pay, which is still too risky a model for most companies to want to try. Guild Wars 2 may change that, but it remains to be seen.

Anyway, as more and more games becomes F2P, you will see more and more things in an item mall. That is a huge change in how the development of games will be planned, and it will effect gaming for many years to come.

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