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General: The List: Top 5 MMOs That Need Remakes
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10/16/09 10:39:07 AM
Originally posted by tazarconan
MO has only 1st person style though and that will drive many ppl out of it, and a mmorpg to to survive and succed you need big numbers of ppl playing it from start otherwise it will have financial problems and thats bad for every game's future.
In regards to a MMO requiring big numbers of people playing from the start to make it I believe you are incorrect. I have been playing EVE since 2003 and that game started as a very small game and we were a very very small community (~20K.) The game has done great and been a huge success, growing a lot every year (~300K.)
I would say for a large company like EA or SOE you are correct in that it needs huge numbers at the start to make it. But for indi companies it is much better to grow the game with the playerbase. And this is much more important in a game like EVE, UO or MO that has so many sandbox aspects to it.
CCP did it right with starting EVE small with a small community, it is to be seen how Star Vault will do with remaking UO with MO. I hope MO turns out great as it is time for a game like that.