Sorry but Starcraft (starcraft 2 came before wow? you sure about that?) and Warcraft 2/3 are not MMO's. I have no idea where you got your information from, but you are wrong. They are missing the "massive" part. Neither is Diablo 2. 8 people per room is hardly massive, sorry. Sure a massive amount of people bought and played Diablo 2, which is an online game.. but unfortunately they weren't all playing together. Also, the world does not persist.. every time you play the map is remade. These are just some of the reasons why you're wrong.
I have no idea why you decided to be a prick to that dude. You know exactly what he was saying yet you decided to act ignorant? What's that about? Even if you come back with some crappy argument about how Diablo 2 is an MMO because you're such a deep thinker or whatever (which won't happen)... they're still different enough games where GuardianFaith's point still stands.
If you really think Warcraft 2 and WoW are in anyway shape or form the same kind of game, then I feel sorry for you.
I was considering if I should answer or not, usually I avoid engaging into an argument, specially cuz I believe it's worthless usually people don't change their minds, although I like to point out when something is wrong or inaccurate cuz it's my way to contribute with the forums by keeping the place as correct and accurate as possible, however I, as everyone else, have my own errors and inaccuracies.
First of all, my bad I meant starcraf, I don't know why that "2" got slipped in between, you are right, starcraft 2 came after WoW.
Unfortunately I disagree with your definition of MMO, it is as far as I could find:
A massively multiplayer online game (also called MMO) is a multiplayer video game which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously
I don't think there is any way to rule out Warcraft 2/3, starcraft and Diablo II from that definition, regardless if all those players can interact with each other at any given time or not, which is not part of a MMO by definition.
On the other hand, the similarities of WoW and warcraft 2 on gameplay or even on the game genre are irrelevant for my argument, my point still stands: Blizzard is more experienced in handling online games
, which was opposite of what GuardianFaith was stating with
WoW was blizzard's first MMO. This is SE's second.
That's all I'm saying, but I'm open to discussion if you still have some arguments to prove it otherwise.
Edit: typo Edited, Sep 3rd 2010 3:27am by kenage