[MUD-Dev] NEWS: Blizzard Entertainment announces World of Warcraft

Kylotan kylotan at kylotan.eidosnet.co.uk
Thu Sep 6 06:13:20 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

From: Dave Rickey <daver at mythicentertainment.com>
> From: Kylotan <kylotan at kylotan.eidosnet.co.uk>

>> To be honest, it just sounds like the same stuff that everyone
>> else has promised (and subsequently failed) to deliver, so I'm
>> not overly impressed... yet.

> So the simple fact that they are jumping into this market is
> impressive enough, all by itself.

I didn't mean to imply it wasn't significant. If I thought it was
unimportant, I wouldn't have posted the announcement to this list :)
I was commenting on the game content, in terms of interesting
features, or pushing the state of the art in a way visible to
players. It may be impressive in a sense for the industry, but as a
player, I see nothing new here...

Incidentally, I used to be one of those players who'd buy anything
with "Ultima" on it. But I wouldn't go near Ultima Online (or Ultima
9, for that matter) once I heard what it was actually like. And in a
similar vein, I know a lot of Squaresoft devotees won't play Final
Fantasy 9/8/7 because it's not as good as 8/7/6/whatever. I think
that the biggest fans are often the ones who will be the first to
shout about how the game doesn't live up to expectations, or the
quality level of previous releases from the developer. If they can't
pull it off, it may do them more harm than good.


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