|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Games » General MMORPG » Titan speculations

Default Titan speculations

November 9th, 2011, 16:37
Rumors have it one of the leads, John Staats, has been removed from the project. I can only interpret this as the project being doomed! A repeat of Starcraft Ghost?
hishadow is offline

hishadow

Level N+1

#1

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern parts of Norway
Posts: 1,140

Default 

November 10th, 2011, 11:04
Either that or a massive success. Blizzard doesn't do mediocre.
Maylander is offline

Maylander

SasqWatch

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bergen
Posts: 5,559
Send a message via MSN to Maylander

Default 

November 10th, 2011, 11:11
That was the old Blizzard.

The new Blizzard, however, is quite capable of mediocre visions - or so it seems.

That said, they're still incredible craftsmen.
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,807

Default 

November 10th, 2011, 15:07
I was referring to success. They refuse to release anything they don't feel will be an instant smash hit.

Personally, I'm not as super keen on Diablo 3 and so on as others, but I have no doubt it'll be a massive success.
Maylander is offline

Maylander

SasqWatch

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bergen
Posts: 5,559
Send a message via MSN to Maylander

Default 

November 10th, 2011, 16:31
True enough….
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#5

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,807

Default 

November 10th, 2011, 16:50
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
The new Blizzard, however, is quite capable of mediocre visions - or so it seems.
The new fluffy/greedy Blizzard. My god, their panda expansion will fail. If Titan is something completely different than World of Warcraft in term of gameplay, then the future doesn't bode well for them. This John Staats for instance was involved with the raiding aspects of World of Warcraft. In addition, they have to create an entirely new IP from scratch. With World of Warcraft they could "jump right in", building upon a solid fundation.

Take Wildstar for instance which was made from scratch. Despite all the talent, I doubt this game will be successful on the PC. World of Warcraft put emphasis on adult gamers while still appealing to younger players. I believe you need that breath to be a big success. If Titan want to appeal to an even broader range of players than Warcraft I think it will fail from the get-go.

One thing is sure. SWTOR have a giant opportunity now to grab a large slice of mmo players. Shame that company isn't any better, but the competition might beat some sense in Blizzard. If it has staying power then Titan need to address it.

Originally Posted by Maylander View Post
I was referring to success. They refuse to release anything they don't feel will be an instant smash hit.
The next releases will tell. Blizzard as a corporation has changed quite a bit these last few years.
Last edited by hishadow; November 10th, 2011 at 17:10.
hishadow is offline

hishadow

Level N+1

#6

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern parts of Norway
Posts: 1,140

Default 

November 11th, 2011, 11:42
The only MMO with any real vision, as far as I can see, is ArcheAge. Here's hoping it will be a success - and they find a decent US publisher. I don't dare put my hopes up for an EU publisher yet, but it looks like it could be one of the first "asian" MMOs with a very wide appeal.

Bliz have always been about the mainstream audience, but somehow - I think they used to keep the creative vision intact with a strong design integrity. A very rare thing, and I don't know another company that succeeded in that very strange combination.

But given their recent efforts, and in particular the laughable Panda thing, I don't see any integrity that will get my hopes up for Titan. I think they've grown too complacent - and they don't seem to have the same creative drive as they used to.

They're pretty much just extremely competent craftsmen with the emphasis on the business side of things now. Not really my thing.
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,807

Default 

November 11th, 2011, 13:03
Care to elaborate more about ArcheAge? never heard of this game before and brief glance makes it looks like another Korean MMO.

Currently I am not playing any MMO because bored of everything out there now. So keen to know why this interest you.
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#8

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,148

Default 

November 11th, 2011, 13:13
Originally Posted by lostforever View Post
Care to elaborate more about ArcheAge? never heard of this game before and brief glance makes it looks like another Korean MMO.

Currently I am not playing any MMO because bored of everything out there now. So keen to know why this interest you.
It would take too long to explain… I recommend you go to MMORPG and read up on it.

It's a hugely ambitious MMO with a lot of the features I've been dying to see in the genre, coupled with serious production values and the mainstream appeal required to "make it big".

It's a hybrid MMO which is both themepark and sandbox in nature, with an unprecedented freedom given to players to shape the world, and create anything from furniture to ships and towns.

It also runs on the latest CryEngine - which means it has the potential to look very good.

It's in "closed beta 4" at the moment, which is supposed to be the last beta before the launch in asia. It remains to be seen when - if ever - it will be released in the US - but it's been designed to appeal to the western market as well as the asian one.
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#9

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,807

Default 

November 11th, 2011, 17:16
Did bit more research and it does looks interesting. However it looks like there is not much following for it here in Europe (or even US for that matter).
lostforever is offline

lostforever

Keeper of the Watch

#10

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,148

Default 

January 25th, 2012, 00:03
Major downer spotted in a Blizzard job description for Titan:
Work with major consumer brands to facilitate product placement and licensing within the world of Blizzard Entertainment's next-gen MMO that enhances the gameplay experience.
Last edited by hishadow; January 25th, 2012 at 01:33.
hishadow is offline

hishadow

Level N+1

#11

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southern parts of Norway
Posts: 1,140

Default 

January 26th, 2012, 17:27
and no BlizzCon this year either…
azarhal is offline

azarhal

SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor

#12

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,551

Default 

January 27th, 2012, 10:30
After what they've done with WoW, I see nothing to get excited about. This latest information only confirms that.
DArtagnan is offline

DArtagnan

DArtagnan's Avatar
Waste of potential

#13

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denmark
Posts: 14,807
RPGWatch Forums » Games » General MMORPG » Titan speculations
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:15.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch