You’re welcome

And I’m hoping that ‘death’ arrives with SW:TOR. If even half the crap about that game is true, it’s going to be an E.T., bury-copies-in-the-desert-sized disaster. Nothing, and I mean nothing released about that game has interested me in the least, and the very basis for the game (dev-driven story) is a joke when you consider what MMOs are all about. Yes, please spend 300m+ creating a Dragon Age-like Sci-Fi game (at best) with a monthly fee that you expect me to replay over and over with a different class to hear all of the sound-bites and sure-to-be-awesome MMO-game plots and stories (that, lets be honest, they will vary only slightly, with the majority of the stuff repeating exactly like in DA:O). THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT. Oh and Starfox-based space combat, that too! – God’s gift to blogging

While you wait for a real post about 38 studios and EAWare, I highly recommend looking up all my posts tagged with SW:TOR. I may not have been as ahead of the curve as former MMO blogger “EVE is dead in 2012” Tobold, but 2009 is a decent start right?

Also it’s cute that so many bloggers are reposting my 2010-2011 stuff, but much like cloning WoW, you are doing it wrong people.

17 Responses to You’re welcome

  1. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t you also predict Rift was going to be MMO 2.0?

    • SynCaine says:

      How’s Rift doing?

      • Anonymous says:

        Not sure. Stopped playing it around the same time as you.

        Have you checked out the dev blogs for Pathfinder Online? It has all the right sandbox concepts. Not sure if they’ll be able to pull it off though. Any predictions?

        • SynCaine says:

          Rift is doing well, and doing what WoW should have been doing (adding content quickly).

          Pathfinder is too early for me to care. Once beta starts, and early reports are decent, I’ll look into it more.

      • freakpants says:

        http://beta.xfire.com/games/rft
        Oh wait, Xfire is only accurate for games you don’t like… My bad!

        • SynCaine says:

          I’m sure no one is playing D3… Have you looked at other games since D3 came out?

        • freakpants says:

          Somehow i cant reply to you directly. May 15 does not seem to have any effect on this graph. In fact, the numbers are slightly up on May 16. But overall they are down. And yes, of course, 30 days are a stupidly small sample to look at…

  2. spinks says:

    Because only people who want to play EVE are allowed to play these games amiright?

  3. theJexster says:

    I think we all thought it might die when the first screen came out with bank tube canister light sabers and WOW clone graphics.

    Then when we heard it would feature 0 evolution of the genre we knew it would die.

    Trying to claim that no MMO ever had a story was insane, believing it (which as seen on beta forums they all seemed to be drinking the cool-aide Warhammer style) was disastrous.

    All they had to do was a bowl of SWG with a cup of EVE and a table spoon of innovation and it would have set the genre on fire.

    • Cyndre says:

      They didnt even need to innovate. Just SWG+Eve=Win. 25M budget to steal and tie together all those elements and profit.

      • theJexster says:

        I’ve said this before but the biggest sign was seeing the forums from beta 1 to launch with the same top 5 issues never changing, and the response we finally get is, that all sounds like something we might do later on but were not concerned about it now. Concerns like end game, bad ui, customization, pvp…basically the foundation of the MMO were being contested, and ignored.

  4. bhagpuss says:

    E.T. was a disaster? The Spielberg movie?

    Oh wait, I just googled it.

    As you were.

  5. Sleepysam says:

    They did have cool trailers

  6. wloire says:

    >Trying to find my comment on Biobreak where I assumed SWTOR would fail massively when I saw the very first trailer.

    I am the

  7. xXJayeDuBXx says:

    Wanting a MMO to fail is stupid. I hate Darkfall and think it’s shit, but I don’t want it to fail because there is a place for a game such as it in the market. The idea of evolution in gaming is a myth, it’s not going to happen.

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