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First thoughts of Blizzards new game

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mud, Sep 2, 2001.

  1. mud

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    World of Warcraft, a MMORPG. they have some stuff already at their site. Some screenies, and some teasers.

    The SS look good, but new computer maybe in need to run it.
     
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    i'm sure it won't be released for at least 2 years, prolly more.
     
  3. Jaco

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    then the name will be changed to WoL World of Lag
     
  4. KrYpTo

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    people are only predicting at least one year.

    I'll bet ya under 2 years.
     
  5. Jakeman

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    not if they are charging monthly. $ = more servers = more people = $ = etc.
     
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    Blizzard can't afford to release wow with crappy servers. They have to release it almost bug free and with no lag servers.

    Everyone knows what happens to MMORPGs that are released sub-par and don't improve within a month (ww2 online). There is no singleplayer version to play while you wait for the servers to go up. Multiplayer only, if servers go down, customers will be reluctant to pay the monthly fee for shitty servers.


    I'm happy so long as the koreans stay on the asian servers, the east coast people stay on the east coast server and the west coast players stay on the west coast server.
     
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    I like the last sentence of that article:
    :laugh:

    --Haite
     
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    I can't find the article on gamespot, but in the yahoo copy of it has a gamespot link at the top and bottom of the page, and they have a link saying "Click here for more from Gamespot" so it would seem to me they may have a news posting agreement set up or something.
     
  12. Wulf

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    ahh.... I see... btw the gamespot article can be accessed from blizzards main site...
     
  13. cowofwar

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    My gripe about this game is that it's going to be combat based. If you play EQ or UO it's not just about fighting stuff, gaining experience and doing quests (à la diablo 2 which wow will follow).

    I'd like to see the ability to go out and mine gold in mines where the more valuable reefs are guarded by stronger monsters and the less valuable reefs in the mine are guarded by weaker monsters. Then you mine gold and bring it to the smith in town to be turned into whatever you want and sell it.

    You should be able to go out hunting for meat and sell it. Go out fishing for fish and learn skills of catching fish and making fishrolls and stuff.

    You get my drift, I just want to be able to do stuff other than fight like disguising myself and stealing other people's stuff. :D
     
  14. Haite

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    That would be cool, of course Blizzard is directly competing with the first-person shooter audience, so they have to have enough action in it to satisfy...

    --Haite
     
  15. Haite

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    I was just reading through the WoW faq, check this:

    ...and this:

    More power to ya Bliz, sounds good :).

    --Haite
     
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    wonder what i can do to pass the next few months til WC3 comes out.. hm
     
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    i'm not looking forward to WC3. but WoW looks sweet!
     
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    Hmmm yeha sure... whateva' but that AvP Gold... ooooh yeah thats sweet stuff right there... :nod: :arcade: :deal:
     
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    Here are some screenies from WoW. I have to say that it does in fact look mighty tasty, but it leaves so many questions unanswered.

    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/screenindex/0,10866,2809173,00.html

    How many character types can we chose from? Will there be only a few races (ie orc, human, etc) to chose from (which I am assuming will be the case)? Maybe I should go read the preview before I post this? Who knows.
     
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    I wanna be a Gnoll ... :p
     

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