Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Op Ed

1Up - Why Star Wars- The Old Republic Might Already Be Too Late. Thanks Mike Martinez via Slashdot.
And it goes beyond play mechanics as well. The success of World of WarCraft over the years has driven many publishers into the realm of browser-based and microtransaction-driven MMOs with varying degrees of success, to say nothing of the explosion of ultra-casual MMOs like Farmville. It's difficult to imagine The Old Republic working as a free-to-play MMORPG, but the point is that the genre is clearly moving in a number of different directions. It's entirely possible that World of WarCraft has sucked the oxygen out of the market for subscription-based MMOs, leaving even massive games like The Old Republic with no room to grow.

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

8. Re: Op Ed Jan 6, 2011, 02:41 Acleacius
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 6, 2011, 01:11:
I still don't see how an MMO can be story-driven, unless it's basically a single-player RPG with a monthly fee.

Well we already know the stories can be group based and some bosses require it, iirc. The way I see it is instance based, you will enter and get an interactive cutscene. You make some dialog Character choices then clear the instance and fight final boss, get another cutscene.
 
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
Subject
Comment
     
 
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
 
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
 
          Email me when this topic is updated.
 

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


footer

Blue's News logo