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Why Alganon Resembles WoW

Alganon Interview with David Allen on The MMO Gamer talks with David Allen, co-founder and President of Quest Online, about Alganon, their debut MMORPG. They cover a wide variety of topics and conclude by asking about the similarities many have noted between this game and World of Warcraft. Here's part of the lengthy reply:

Our biggest fans are the players who take the time to view Alganon as its own product, but you have to play the game to do that. Most of the naysayers never played the game; they base their negative comments on assumptions they’ve made from playing other games, or reading forums, or looking at screenshots. They compare these surface elements and make a list of things they find similar. Even when they do enter the game, they do so with the goal of finding similarities. They don’t bother to ask the most important question of all, “is it fun?”

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12. Re: Why Alganon Resembles WoW Nov 14, 2009, 17:39 LazyCat
 
Younger baby gamers that are whining about it being "WoW" like just don't grasp the concept of industry standards.
The cartoony look is there because the models are quick and fast.
This means more overall content.
You really cant do much more without having a hudge art/modeling team and budget. This also drives up the client requirements.
Icons on the bottom of the screen is a standard.
Interface menus have the same basic layout because they are intuitive.
All of these were in place before WoW came along.
The EvE like real time skill studies is the first I have seen in a fantasy RPG.
 
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