Star Wars: The Old Republic or SWTOR as it is most commonly known has been getting a lot of media attention of late, one because it has set record pre-order levels, and two because of recent WoW killer claims. Now we elaborated on the whole pre-order topic in a recent article, so now thought that this World of Warcraft claim needed a closer look.
Most gamers will agree that the notion of any such game being able to topple the might of Blizzard’s WoW will be like saying; the Mega Drive can compete with the PS3’s graphics. However, SWTOR has so much more to give gamers, more in fact than Wow, but there is still much more to consider. Gamerzitch has now weighed in on the argument saying that BioWare has developed a game that makes you feel important, but is that really enough to topple the fan base of Blizzard’s MMO?
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The reason we say this is because World of Warcraft currently has a user base of 13 million, this cult following will be tough to follow and even if those on the side of SWTOR must agree that it is a battle that will not be won. This is a shame; because The Old Republic has a lot more to give its users, the 1,000 hours of story is proof of this. No one will be able to say that BioWare has a pointless game here, as it is far from it.
It does not matter how much Star Wars: The Old Republic has to offer in way of gameplay, storyline or how differently it reacts when playing as a smuggler or Jedi, it will always come down to reach. But let’s think about this for one moment, as there is room for both. It does not matter if you want SWTOR because it is more for a single player or WoW because it excels in multiplayer, there will be times when you want the option for the two.
Take social media, there are so many people who prefer Facebook, but it does not stop them using Twitter for its different features. The two can coexist in harmony, its just you have to be willing to accept it. Chances are most WoW users love the Star Wars movies, which would mean that they might give SWTOR a chance just to see what all the fuss is about.
Do you believe that there is room in the market for both to do well?