Mark Jacobs on Why WAR Instead of WoW
It's WAR not WoW according to Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs must not rest, or sleep or do anything but handle a ton of interviews and marketing and PR. The poor guy has to be tired of discussing why his game (Warhammer Onlin) rocks and why it's not World of Warcraft. Even in responding to the same questions over and over, he finds some way to lay out a new twist or discussion to keep the material interesting and fresh. From the MTV Multiplayer site, Jacobs was interviewed to discuss why gamers should play Warhammer Online instead of World of Warcraft. A tall order, but Mark probably doesn't even blink at that challenge anymore (consider it corporate RvR). In addition to the standard response to the "Why WAR?" question such as the coolness of the RvR, the Tome of Knowledge, Public Quests, etc., Mark adds this:
ÂAlso, you come if youÂre tired of ÂWoWÂ Â and itÂs not that thereÂs anything wrong with ÂWoW.Â All online games have a lifespan. ThatÂs just a fact, and it doesnÂt matter whether youÂre ÂUltima OnlineÂ or youÂre ÂEverQuestÂ or youÂre ÂDark Age of CamelotÂ or youÂre ÂWoWÂ Â none of these games are going to last forever. And that is simply human nature; weÂre not built to do something forever. Whether itÂs a job or a relationship or a game, why would you want to do the same thing forever?"
Read the rest of the interview at MTV Multiplayer.
He is right, nothing lasts forever (except the U.S. trade deficit), but until recently I doubted that WoW would taper off for me personally or for the world as a whole. The beta of the Lich King and now Warhammer is definitely keeping me out of the live WoW servers these days. Might I be really tired of WoW, or just done with the Burning Crusade? I've got some thoughts in our forums, jump in and share yours.
RvR is discussed in every conversation about WAR. If you're looking for an example of what it's all about, check out the latest guide on Ten Ton Hammer that walks you through the Gates of Ekrund RvR scenario.