Ex EA Dev:"Old Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs""

An ex EA dev has blogged anonymously about why Warhammer Online failed and that " Old Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs from EA. Probably at the level of the Sims Online. We all know it too…”

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NewsForMe3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

I was excited when I heard about this game. When I found out it was an MMO I was pissed. Just release a single player game, stop with the MMO BS. KotOR one and two were some of my favorite Xbox games. We need KotOR 3, Republic Commando 2 and Battlefront 3.

dreamtheater873292d ago

Good MMO's are wonderful experiences. Joining a guild, making friends, and taking on huge boss encounters together beats the hell out of any single player experience I've ever had. Even the brilliantly told KotOR games. Why not give Old Republic a chance when it's released (granted that Bioware deliver)? Or are you a console only gamer with no real MMO experience?

SlickShoes3292d ago

Just because you do not like MMO's does not mean there isnt a market for them. I personally love them and outside WoW there is very little worth playing now. Star Wars galaxies showed that there is a hunger for a decent star wars MMO, if bioware can deliver this then with an IP like star wars the game could stay live for well over a decade making them money whereas a single player game comes out once and thats it.

Jedi-Prospero3292d ago

Kotor 1 - best game ever made

Kotor 2 - was a cluster frack - poor frame rate and no ending, it was cut because of time constraints at launch. Terrible.

Kotor 3 - will be the new king. Mmos are the wave of the future. Get on the train or get left behind. I have an atari you can play if you can't see the truth of it.

NewsForMe3292d ago

I did play number two. It was a good game up until the ending. The framerate issues were bearable. I've played it multiple times, though not as many as the first.

Nac3291d ago

The MMO is not KotOR 3.

Tony P3291d ago

Play more games, padawan Prospero.

@News: I've played KoTOR2 many times as well. That's because it's a decent game. The cut content hurts it, yes. But what's there is fantastic imo. Especially the story, characters, and dialogue. I like those more than the original. It just operates on so many more levels and subtexts than KoTOR. No contest imo.

What KoTOR has going for it is completeness and polish. But KoTOR 2 is a much meatier (if incomplete) journey in practically every way.

I'd suggest, if you have the game for PC, getting the mods that restore the cut content.

Nac3290d ago

It really comes down to the the Grand Epic set on the Galactic stage(KotOR 1) versus the personal, deep quest(KotOR 2). If KotOR 1 is the iliad, KotOR 2 is certainly it's odyssey

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DirtyLary3291d ago

We all know its going to fail, it's not WOW.

Same scenario, everyone will flock to the new game, blast through and get ahead of the developers on end game content. People will get bored, trash talk the game and run back to WOW.

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Letros3292d ago

Lol this guy blames no marketing on WAR's failure? It had 1,000,000 subscribers at launch, then had no content, and Lich King came out a month later, it's no surprise it bombed. I played WAR its a good game, however not as good as what WoW + 4 years(at the time), and people just didn't stick with it.

Tony P3291d ago

Marketing is not the sole source of blame. The quotes taken from the blog don't summarize it. Read the blog itself.

S4NDM4N3292d ago

Letros, he blamed WAR failing on the actual directors. He said the marketing was shit too though

kasasensei3292d ago

"Ex EA Dev:"Old Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs"""
I think so too. Like an halo mmo, it's gonna be an epic fail.

Shepherd 2143292d ago

There are plenty of amazing games that would fail miserably if they were to be an MMO.

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