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Every MMO right now feels like a glorified lobby game, and would be just as good if not better if sold that way. Those games can still be fun, but it would be neat to have the need for other people again in games.
I agree that most players have been brainwashed into accepting the idea that social interaction is limited. I talk about this extensively in my next article. In time they will forget that shakes were even the menu and a shake free menu becomes the status quo. Thanks to them ignoring the need to build social interaction into WoW and the laws of unintended consequences lo and behold 10 years later social interaction is almost non-existent in WoW.
WoW was so astronomically successful that the WoW devs like Afrasiabi, Kaplan and Pardo started believing they could do no wrong when they added in lots of social interaction killing features like the dungeon finder. They came in straight from a raiding background an activity that a tiny minority of MMO players engaged in and went right to work.
The success of WoW shielded their inexperience and incompetence for many years. One only has to look at the massive failure that was Titan for evidence of this.
These guys were supposed to be the best and brightest MMO designers on the planet.
They spent 7 years and probably millions more than they spent on developing WoW and they cancelled the project. That epic failure is the big untold story of Blizzard and shows that as far as MMOs are concerned they are a one trick pony and certainly far from being the most talented MMO dev team.
Mike December 23, That seems kind of overboard to call it an entire failure for a couple reasons. To view that period as a total waste is a very bad way to look at it.
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A majority of studios would feel the pressure to push something out to recoup loss funds. Blizzard is willing to start over. Blizzard understands damaging their reputation for a quick gain is not the way to go.
Reply Wolfshead December 23, You make some good points.
But now I question what their standards actually are. They were wanting for nothing in this quest as they had the talent, the resources and the time. Why does every Blizzard product have to be a colossal hit?
In a sense Blizzard has become a victim of their own success and now they will never release anything else unless it is an overwhelmingly monster hit.Predictably the Internet is also an object of glorification by its technophile advocates. Time and again the public is informed that the Internet is transforming human life towards a more enlightened and creative existence.
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