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Loading... SOE Gets GIRLy

Posted Wed, Feb 20, 2008 by Boomjack

Loading... Rock, Paper, Sword.

Congratulations to EA-Mythic and the Warhammer Online community for making an incredible jump up the industry pulse charts yesterday. I haven't seen anything that hot and that high since Richard Pryon lit himself on fire years ago. Pirates of the Burning Sea also deserves commendation, shivering enough timbers to stay in the Top 10 list only eight BPM (beats per minute) out of 7th place. (What is Pulse?)

  1. Age of Conan - 200 BPM
  2. Warhammer Online - 177 BPM
  3. World of Warcraft - 156 BPM
  4. Lord of the Rings Online - 61 BPM
  5. EverQuest 2 - 47 BPM
  6. Lineage 2 - 39 BPM
  7. EVE Online - 34 BPM
  8. Vanguard: Saga of Heroe - 30 BPM
  9. Tabula Rasa - 27 BPM
  10. Pirates of the Burning Sea - 26 BPM

GDC day number one is behind us and with it visits to see Age of Conan, an SOE party and an interview with Matt Wilson, Director of Development for The Agency. The Age of Conan presentation was nothing short of spectacular. I wasn't a believer in this game when I first saw it over two years ago, but I'm a believer now. The truth will be in the playability, but what I have seen lends me to believe that the gameplay will be as good as the graphics are stunning. Hats off to Funcom for hand delivery of my first beer of the day. Jørgen, Erling, Gaute, well played...well played.

SOE gets GIRLy, Age of Conan mounts up, Matt Wilson talks about The Agency, somebody steals a urinal sensor and more, today in Loading...


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