Disgruntled e-Mythic Staffer Hates On SWTOR

A soon-to-be ex-employee of Mythic has started a blog talking (ostensibly) about why Warhammer failed and why SWTOR will suck. It’s interesting reading, although I’d take it with a grain of salt, and a couple of the points made are outright laughable, like there being no marketing campaign behind Warhammer. Maybe there wasn’t, as such, but the buzz around that game leading up to launch was immense, and initial box sales were huge.

Also interesting is the claim that Dark Age of Camelot and Ultima Online have more subs right now than Warhammer. I find that hard to believe, and Xfire’s numbers back me up. Maybe there are whole brigades of people still playing those old games faithfully on PCs too old to run Xfire or something.

The comments are equally interesting.

EDIT: Forgot to add the link. Dur.


2 responses to “Disgruntled e-Mythic Staffer Hates On SWTOR

  1. On one hand, you kinda have to take the whole entry EA Louse made with a grain of salt. He’s on his way out. He’s bitter. And, boy, does he want to let the world know about that or what?

    On the other hand, it would explain some of the head scratching DLC that have come out of Bioware recently. Like the Witch Hunt DLC for Dragon Age. $10 for an hour of gameplay? Really? And why is DA2 being made into Mass Effect with swords?

    As usual, the truth probably lay somewhere in the middle. :/

  2. I’d definitely take that rant with a garin of salt. On SWTOR, II have yet to play a Bioware game that wasn’t at least “pretty good.” I find it very hard to believe that it won’t at least be as good as the KotR games. It might not turn out to be a great MMO, but I’m sure it will be a good RPG regardless. Sanya also contradicts something he wrote in the comments section over at Eating Bees.