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EA on The Old Republic vs WoW

IndustryGamers hears from EA Games Label President Frank Gibeau on the topic of competing with the World of Warcraft juggernaut in the MMORPG market, and he explains why he thinks Star Wars: The Old Republic has a chance of doing just that. "It operates across multiple classes from Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitors, bounty hunters, spies, troopers, to Jedis… it’s a really fantastic world," he tells them. "On multiple levels we’re highly differentiated and different from World of Warcraft. We’re not being slavish or imitating them at all. We’re doing our own thing. We’re doing our own unique way. BioWare and Blizzard have been around for almost the same period of time. They’ve built incredible audiences. They have their own unique cultures, and they do things very differently. They’re both very successful RPG developers."

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16. Re: EA on The Old Republic vs WoW Mar 16, 2011, 09:43 Yakubs
 
I'll never buy another MMO until someone ditches the absolutely ridiculous aggro mechanic (and its cause: the lack of collision detection or at least the ability to control space tactically). Aggro started as a band-aid fix and is now a staple mechanic which single-handedly annihilates any hope of thoughtful combat in an MMO. You can see the symptoms when the best minds at Blizzard come together to think of a way to actually _challenge_ a raid group and their best effort is "dont stand on the lava." You can see SWTOR falling into the same trap when they do the boss fight and the ultra-innovate mechanic is that you need to kill both bosses at the same time cuz otherwise they buff each other. Gee, I wonder where I've seen that before.  
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