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Why has no game managed to compete with WOW as of yet
The Pub at MMORPG.COM « General Discussion
3/31/09 12:47:56 PM
Indeed Torath. You are correct in the departments that you have mentioned. Nevertheless, you have failed to see (or at least to state) that all the games that failed spectacularly (very few exceptions) are trying the old formula. Why are all the games going after medieval fantasy setting when Blizzard pretty much perfected it. You will not make a more perfect perfection. Vanguard tried, AoC tried, hell even Darkfall will try. All failures because they are following Blizzard's own formula.
Everquest started the equation. Blizzard took it and made it better if not the best in the setting. Medeval fantasy is theirs.
Lastly, the more realism that is added, the worst the game becomes. Nobody likes the way that "realistic" pants in AoC look. There are none, they are short shorts.
Make a different setting, and make a belivable, yet unreal game.