Richard Garriott says World of Warcraft Will Not Hurt Tabula Rosa
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Tabula Rosa’s closed beta, Richard Garriott, executive producer of Tabula Rosa, said in a recent interview that World of Warcraft will help, not hurt, their player numbers.
“We commonly get the question, is World of Warcraft a big competitor that might hurt our sales? It really turns out to be quite the opposite. In the case of the MMO genre, when people sign on to play one of these games – while it’s true that they generally only play one, maybe two at the most, no one plays any particular MMO for more than a year or so,” said Garriott. At least to some extent, I would agree with him. However, I have seen that many WoW fans will try something new, then return to Azeroth/Outland. Tabula Rosa will need to be polished on day one to woo those players away. If I recall correctly, didn’t Brad McQuaid say the same thing in reference to Vanguard? Wait, SOE isn’t running Tabula Rosa, are they? Oh, then it doesn’t apply. Nevermind.