My MMO Predictions

So after being right about FFXIV crashing and burning and Star Wars: The Old Republic not being so great I thought I’d use my keen gaming skills to predict the future. So I’m going to highlight a few games and tell you what I think.

1. Rift
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With a possible expansion on the horizon and having had just released yet another major content update Rift shows no signs of slowing. Trion has been hiring while other studios are firing. Trion has said[which might be PR bs] that there initial launch numbers were way over what they were predicting and the numbers now are where they wanted them. Whether you think it’s a clone or the same kind of game as that other big mmo I think everyone can agree that the customer service is great and the rapid release of content will keep you busy. I predict this game will still be going strong on it’s 2 year anniversary on March 2013. I also predict that it will have more content at that time then that other big mmo that’s been out for a decade.

2. Star Wars: The Old Republic
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With Bioware just firing some of it’s swtor employees it doesn’t look good for this one. The recently released “Jesus Patch” broke more then fixed. There were so many problems with a certain area of the game[Illum] that they closed it down. Having to to grind through pvp just to be able to do a pve 5 man is not good design. Also building a MMO on the Hero engine that wasn’t even capable of that is just terrible. I again ask how can a no name company like Trion come out of the blue and make a decent game and a established developer like Bioware comes out with this grossly under par one? I predict by the end of this year that this game is F2P or dead if they don’t get there expansion out by then. Also not good that it is talking about a expansion after only 5 months.

3. Tera
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First it’s a Korean MMO so it’s losing points already. After XIV and Aion flops asian MMO’s have left a sour taste for me. Over sexualized child toons doesn’t sit right with me. And that the biggest reason guys will really play this is cause of boobs. It feels like you are playing Aion but with a new face. Combat is cake and there’s not really a challenge that I can see in this game. I predict that no one will care about Tera by the end of the year. No one will be talking about it and no one will be playing it[in America at least].

4. Guild Wars 2

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