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The Game Archaeologist: What if World of Warcraft had never happened? | Massively August 8, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Gaming History.
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As you know well by now, I do love me some “what ifs?” from time to time. In an industry as volatile and unpredictable as this one, it’s not hard to imagine a world where, say, Ultima X did launch or where Bill Roper is coming off his fourth straight successful game or where a different studio secured the rights to a popular IP over another one.

Perhaps the king of all MMO “what ifs” deals with the former (yes, former) king of MMOs. What if World of Warcraft never happened? Putting aside our own personal reaction, which may range from heartfelt relief to severe heartburn, we should look at this question without bias or emotion. Today I’m going to step way, way out on a limb and talk about an alternate universe where one of the biggest MMOs of all time simply did not happen.

via The Game Archaeologist: What if World of Warcraft had never happened? | Massively.

 

<<Sandy Note: Interesting speculation here… I remember how pervasive Everquest was. WOW may have brought MMO mainstream, but I remember VCs meeting in Everquest during the .com boom.>>

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