Many Starcraft fans are waiting for a World of Starcraft MMO. Some fans couldn’t stand the excitement and are now creating their own World of Starcraft MMO…
The Starcraft 2 modification is still in pre-pre-alpha, but I’m quite impressed what a small team of 6 developers has achieved so far. But see for yourself:
The only problem I see is that a Starcraft 2 mod with the name “World of Starcraft” could be shut down by Blizzard. On the one hand, Blizzard encourages Mod developers to use the Galaxy Editor (that ships together with Starcraft 2) to create new mods, maps and games. On the other hand, they don’t want anyone to use their brands and create a bad product that could be associated with Blizzard. This is understandable, because Blizzard stands for top-notch quality and total perfection. Since it’s a mod for Starcarft 2, Blizzard will hopefully approve this modification. This mod could turn out to become one of the most popular mods ever created for a Blizzard game and could also increase the interest in Starcraft 2.
On the World of Starcraft mod forums, Ryan, the head of the group, states:
Let me assure you that I am in no way shape or form going to deliver anything less than complete perfection. I’ve been following your work (Editor note: directed at Blizzard) since Warcraft. I’ve worked with every editor you’ve put out since I was 13 years old.
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He further states on Youtube:
One of the things that sickened me about WoW is the horrific amount of time you had to invest into it just to stand a chance at raiding a fun boss. One of the first things I plan on is allowing everyone to jump into a 10 player battle against a sick boss with some highly thought out AI and dazzling special effects. Games these days are designed to be addicting. I’m old fashioned. I play for fun.
So, he wants to deliver a fun game without grind that would appeal to Starcraft fans and MMO-fans alike and deliver 100% perfection. Sounds like a good plan, doesn’t it? Since Indie-hits like Notch’s Minecraft or 2dboy’s World of Goo, we know that small teams or even a single developer can achieve a lot. I’ll be following this modification closely and keep you posted.