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#1 Dec 14 2010 at 7:07 PM Rating: Default
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Rift eventually beating WoW in popularity and favortism? Its obviously having a lot of hype.
#2 Dec 14 2010 at 7:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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If this question gets asked 1 more time I will hang myself on webcam and post it to the forums.
#3 Dec 14 2010 at 7:12 PM Rating: Default
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hahah sorry. I just recently joined ovbiously.. i havent payed much attention to this question all ready being asked. Sorry!
#4 Dec 14 2010 at 7:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm with u Moel !! Rly why people keep asking these questions ?
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#5 Dec 15 2010 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
It's the NDA!
It keeps people like this from posting monotonous ideas on the most basic of game content. Hopefully once it is lifted we will just have to suffer a variety of moronic posts as opposed to continually being slapped by the same one.
#6 Dec 15 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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You know as much as I love Rift... For any game to overcome WOW's hold over the MMO market will be a monumental task in terms of active subscriptions. I think SWTOR might have a fighting chance based on the fact that it has two well known names going for it, Bioware and Star Wars. It has a chance to suck in gamers and people who like Star Wars but don't normally play games, but even that will be an uphill fight. At this point it's like asking, "What do you think the possibility of XYZ social network overtaking Facebook." I think most MMOS are happy if they can coexist with WOW and do their best to fight for second place. Many are finding that they can can either kill their franchise outright or change to a free to play model based on micro-transactions. DDO and LOTRO are both in that category and doing better after they changed to that model and Champions Online is headed in that direction. The question then becomes, how many of these free to play MMOs can the market support.
#7 Dec 15 2010 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
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As much as I hate to admit it, I think the only game that will ever overcome WoW will be WoW2. There are just too many people subbing to WoW and the only way I can see those people canceling their subs and going elsewhere is if Blizzard makes a second version or Warcraft.
#8 Dec 15 2010 at 5:23 PM Rating: Decent
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I don't foresee any game made by anyone other than blizzard beating wow. And, look at EQ1, it still has people playing it, wow will probably be the same even after blizzard's next best MMO.

The mere thought that someone could think a game could dethrone wow based of hype during beta is ridiculous. Most of the world knows what wow is, even non MMO players know about wow. The majority of the world, right now, has never even heard of rift.
#9 Dec 15 2010 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
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WoW will only be killed by itself. Just like EQ, get a bunch of basement dwellers hooked on the crack, keep them bumped with expansions and they will keep comming. Blizzard are not gods though, they will make a critical error some where along the way, or more than likley several small ones and wow will degenerate until we have 10th aniversary WoW again A la EQ.
#10 Dec 15 2010 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Moelester...why do you tempt me so....

Edited, Dec 15th 2010 8:15pm by IceyHawt
#11 Dec 15 2010 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Rift is not WoW. If it were WoW, it would be called WoW. Since it's called Rift, then maybe it's time to stop trying to compare the two.

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#12 Dec 15 2010 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
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moelester wrote:
If this question gets asked 1 more time I will hang myself on webcam and post it to the forums.


You didn't answer the question, do you think Rift will eventually beat out WoW for popularity?

With Rift become more popular than WoW?

Is Rift the WoW-killer?

Will Rift surpass WoW in popularity?

Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice, Beatlejuice.


But, the short answers: I hope not. I could do without 7 million Chinese gold farmers stinking up the game to sell the the 1 million NA audience. (numbers made up! I mean, I didn't invent the number system, just made up totals)
#13 Dec 15 2010 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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As that both of the games are different Rift won't be a WoW killer. Face it there will always be Warcraft lore and game fans and with this new expansion WoW went to the old days and i like it very much. Still i stick to the Beta Events of Rift to see the whole game at all levels but i can't compare them. Although i admit myself i'm a WoW-addict specially those last 2 weeks since Cata went out !! But Rift is Rift and WoW is WoW
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#14 Dec 16 2010 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
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One of the main problems any mmo faces, from my perspective at least, is longevity. Half the appeal of starting a new mmo is the fact that it essentially opens up a new world....landscapes to explore, lore and history to learn, interesting cultures, the whole shebang. But after you've reached the level cap and seen everything the game has to offer, things start to get boring. This can be staved off with expansions and new areas and so forth, but as anyone can tell you, no expansion can ever bring back the wonder of logging in with your character for the first time and setting out to carve a niche for yourself in this brave new world.

That's a feeling I hope Rift will be able to inspire in me and others. I've played so many other games that were functionally good, but whose settings just weren't immersive or fleshed out enough to hold me. A well written and implemented system of lore is the backbone of any game; it takes all the gameplay elements and turns them into a whole greater than the sum of it's parts.
#15 Dec 16 2010 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally, I think that the only thing that can kill WoW is WoW 2. There is not monumental **** up that can ***** Blizzard over bad enough into them killing themselves like SWG, and no game that can build the casual player base like Blizz can. I hate to sound like a fanboy, because honestly I hate WoW, but it seems pretty clear that nothing will beat it in the next couple of years.
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