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BioWare Mythic: WAR not in any danger from SWTOR, but not going F2P

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With Star Wars: The Old Republic right around the corner and some positively absurd numbers heralding its arrival, EA's current master plan isn't exactly a frantically guarded secret. If TOR hits the top of the charts and never looks back, then happiness and Hutt-Palace-themed victory parties for all involved. And if it doesn't? Well, let's not think about that.

So, laser-targeted focus is the order of the day. This isn't EA's only run on the MMO market Death Star, though. Warhammer: Age of Reckoning is still alive and kicking. And according to BioWare Mythic VP Eugene Evans, it's not going anywhere any time soon.


Blizzard talks user-created content in WoW, writing for Titan

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Much as I've always wanted to design a questline in which Grom Hellscream comes back to life and makes my world whole again, World of Warcraft's a straight shooter when it comes to story. Sure, users can mod the UI, but – compared to, say, City of Heroes' Mission Architect – the possibilities are far from limitless. Don't think, however, that Blizzard hasn't considered putting the “craft” back in Warcraft.