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How Important is Hype to MMOs?

As consumers, we're used to hype. We hear it all the time, from networks relentlessly promoting their new fall schedule to movie studios proclaiming that a particular film will be the unqualified blockbuster of the year. Hype can also be found in the online gaming arena as mmorpg games are promoted heavily if the game company is able to do so. MMO-Play examines how important is hype to mmos?

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ATi_Elite1222d ago (Edited 1222d ago )

The Hype generally makes the companies money back that first few weeks before everyone realizes just how CRAPPY the game is and the player base shrinks.

for example see:
NeverWinter
Star Wars The Old Republic
The Elder Scrolls Online

Now granted all 3 games are profitable still today and many Gamers enjoy them these WoW clones rebranded in a different skin but they are not as GLORIOUS as Hyped up to be.

Black Desert
Lineage Eternal
EverQuest Next
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Blade and Soul
Civilization Online
TERA The Sequel = *OMG I just found out about this and I'm happy*

will deliver the MMO Goods and as always Guild Wars 2 and TERA Rising are FANTASTIC!!!!