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# 94
09-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
The thing about WoW is, it mercilessly steals what works from other games, down to including a plants vs. zombies game and Pokemon pet battles now.
Yes. A similar statement was in a draft of my original post.

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Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
It's not that everything needs to be like WoW. It's just a convenient place to go, in order to point to things, because anything successful in MMOs is something that they've tried a version of and put a layer of polish on.
Exactly. WoW is an extraordinarily unoriginal game, no part of it is innovative in any way. The only thing they did differently when they stole all those systems was to polish it to a glimmering shine. WoW is a testament to how successful you can be by simply making sure everything is user friendly and extremely polished. Why other developers have not followed this formula is beyond me. In general, if someone clones WoW, they clone the unimportant parts.. such as the game systems or the way quests work, and ignore what made the game remarkable in the first place: Its level of polish.

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City of Heroes
*sighs sadly*