As we are aware, Tipa has been plying us with some valued information on the mechanics and inner workings of WAR.
Each piece is full of facts and figures, with some awesome excel charts and powerpoint presentations to shock and awe us who read her blog daily...
We ALL love Excel and Powerpoint.
Ok, I lied about the great data she presents. Also about that love...maybe that is just me.
Anyways, I just had to share a piece that came out of the blue in her comments for the piece.
Seems someone maybe is not as enamored of WAR, and really lays it on the line...
A commenter by the name of Fuan, who really needs a blog, had this to say...
"I know you meant this as satire, but I still think you’re giving WAR too much credit. Just mentioning public quests is sure to generate some sort of positive publicity. As much as I tried to avoid the hype surrounded WAR, and I thought I did a good job doing it, I’m still severely disappointed having purchased such a shallow, linear, tedious and contrived world. I was looking forward to it based on the few blog posts I couldn’t avoid that extolled the virtues of open groups, public quests, etc."
There is more, and I will leave it for you to read.
But, again, the much vaunted and highly publicized "Grouping" mechanics got another swing taken at it today.
Many people will not be happy with every game they play, but Fuan did sum it up pretty good also..
"Sorry if I sound bitter, but it’s hard to avoid the hype and not get excited when everyone is calling WAR a WoW killer. At best, it’s a feeble attempt to capitalize on a very, very small part of WoW’s success while adding in some theoretically great additions that end up being mediocre at best."
I do not think anyone really thought of it as a "WoW killer", but it does have some solid ground at least. But, as well, a many disgruntled player seems to be lurking out there for every fanboy salesman who has a blog and all they can discuss is WAR.
I stated this before on other comments, but it seems since Vanguard, all developers are giving up, and just trying to "compete".
And not with WoW it seems.
Everyone wants that #2 spot.
Steefel thinks they can get it with LOTRO, but I really think WAR will hold it for a while.
Until we see some innovation though...REAL innovation..all anyone can hope for, for now...is to be #2.