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Column: Behind the Online

Posted Oct 17, 2006 by Dana Massey

Column: Behind the Online

War of the (Online) Worlds is the first column from Dave Bonnewell. Within, he picks a contender for the belt currently held by World of Warcraft. This is a weekly column that will run on this site every Tuesday.

Imagine if you will, however, an alternate reality. One in which the Alliance and the Horde have a grueling fight on their hands greater even than the open-ended one with themselves. One in which a far-reaching battleground beyond some simple valley, basin, or gulch truly exists. Soon this alternate reality may become our own. Soon, very soon, World of Warcraft's eternal flame may just ebb a little dimmer and Blizzard could well feel the frostbite sting of serious opposition. This winter could prove a bitterly blustering one for Blizzard indeed.

It has been quite some time since genre-defining and MMORPG were used in the same sentence. Not since the original virtual online drug of choice, EverQuest (or EverCrack if you like) burst jubilantly onto the MMO scene over seven years ago, in fact. Let's face it folks, if World of Warcraft is the "mutha" of all MMORPGs, then EverQuest is the mutha pimpin' godfather. And, irony of ironies, Brad McQuaid and Jeff Butler, creators of the aforementioned genre-defining EverQuest, aspire to take on the world once again by (winter) storm and stand a fair chance of delivering a swift kick to World of Warcraft's coin purse. with Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. That's right dear readers, come December a new MMORPG behemoth will be coming in from the cold and on a dura-steel mechanostrider it will not ride.

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