Quantcast
Blizzard: Copying WoW means your MMO will be sh*t - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Blizzard: Copying WoW means your MMO will be sh*t


4:20 PM on 11.30.2009
Blizzard: Copying WoW means your MMO will be sh*t photo



Want to cash in on the MMO craze? Think that copying World of Warcraft is the way to do it? NAUGHTY BOY STOP IT! Blizzard has addressed the multitudes of wannabes that have tried to follow in WoW's footsteps, urging hopeful MMOs to be their own thing, rather than create poor imposters.

There are a lot of people that try to emulate World of Warcraft - and as flattering as that is our end it's definitely not the right move," advises lead producer Shane Dabiri in PC Zone. "I know that World of Warcraft is very successful, and so people think if they were to make another game just like it they could somehow capture that audience. However, I don't think that's what players are looking for.

"Players that have invested time in WoW don't just want to do the same thing in other game -- they want to try something completely new and different. I think the industry needs to move in that direction to come up with some innovative new MMOs that are trying really different things. Take City of Heroes -- at least that's something that's not a fantasy game."

This is very true in all areas. Once a market's cornered, you're an idiot to try and simply copy the leader and expect to copy the profits. This is why the whole "me-too" approach to motion control is such a silly move. Still, nobody's ever going to learn, so we can expect unoriginal fantasy MMOs for many years to come, whether we like it or not.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






MMO

1:30 PM on 04.14.2014
Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO

CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game. In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin...more



11:00 AM on 04.14.2014
WildStar's developers seem to be taking endgame content seriously

When I previewed WildStar last year at PAX East, I had a long conversation with the developers in regards to endgame content. While not every MMO player necessarily needs a hefty amount of max level raids and dungeo...more



10:15 AM on 04.14.2014
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is now out on PS4

I'm mostly here for the launch trailer for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, sharing it because I think it's pretty great. I love the action and the music. But I'm also here to share my excitement for thi...more



View all MMO






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more