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Submitted by thetamer 2119d ago | article

IncGamers: MMO Weekly 04/08/09

Jeff Hollis is back, and this time he's looking at the reasons Sci-Fi MMOs fail.

"Hello there, my fellow avatar jockeys, and welcome to this week's futuristic edition of MMO Weekly. In this week's epic installment, we'll take a hard look at some of the more intriguing sci-fi MMOs of the past few years. We'll also examine why they failed, and why sci-fi MMOs generally fare quite poorly.

"Fare quite poorly" doesn't accurately describe the state of things though, does it? Perhaps a bit more accurate would be the phrase "die a horrid death." If you're a lover of sci-fi, and you find yourself endlessly hoping for a juicy sci-fi MMO to sink your teeth into, you know exactly what I mean. Sci-fi MMOs just don't do very well - and usually go under- especially compared to traditional fantasy MMOs." (Anarchy Online, Culture, EverQuest, Everquest 2, EverQuest II : Echoes of Faydwer , EverQuest II : Monument & Might, Everquest II: Gathering Tempest, Everquest II: Rise of Kunark, EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey, Everquest Legends of Norrath, Everquest: Ruins of Kunark, EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer , EverQuest: Seeds of Destruction, EverQuest: Underfoot, Hellgate: London, PC, Star Wars Galaxies TCG: Agents of Deception, Star Wars Galaxies TCG: Galactic Hunters, Star Wars Galaxies TCG: Squadrons Over Corellia, Star Wars Galaxies: Champions of the Force, Tabula Rasa, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)

Leord  +   2119d ago
Hellgate is one of my favourite games, really..

Well, it WOULD have been, if it had WORKED and not FLOPPED :(

Edit: Also, she is hot, and yes, that is an official pic.
lothaer  +   2119d ago
OMG OMG OMG OMG a game with nudity in it :D
Leord  +   2119d ago
There is no actual nudity in the game. It's the Playboy special concept art they made.
thetamer  +   2119d ago
I'd like to see more Playboy concept art in games. Suggestions anyone?!
AndyA  +   2119d ago
Well, I'm shocked.
thetamer  +   2119d ago
She really is quite hot. I couldn't not slap her on, she can be slapped on anything as far as I'm concerned
Maticus  +   2119d ago
Sci Fi MMOs fail? EVE, that's all I'm going to say.
thetamer  +   2119d ago
Jeff pointed out that EVE was an exception. Which it is.
Chazmers  +   2119d ago
thats a great way to sell a game, slap a picture of a lass naked on it.
LoaMcLoa  +   2119d ago
o.O
BOOBIES!
Panthers  +   2119d ago
Well, I certainly hope that Star Wars TOR breaks this trend. I trust BioWare to do that.

Nice pic BTW.

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