Ok, so rumor has it (yes, again) there's Harry Potter MMORPG in creation with agreement from Warner Bros - at least up to beta. You can read more on main site, so I wont describe it all.
Anyway at first I - like many others - thought it was fake - especially because it was on enjin platform. But right now contributing to the site is free and its owners showed us some early models, gave prizes for taking part in contests (like original wands sent to your home), an interview, their real names and well... they pay for "advanced" site.
So after all of this I started to think that it may be real project. They also chosen their alpha testers, and promised us a first short gameplay soon. Also -the site is up around 3 months and despite some people trying to "get it to WB attention" it was not shut down.
They claim that WB is choosing to not advertise this project for now - because there were already failed HP MMO tries and they want to be sure it can be succesfull before they add their name to it - or something along these lines. They also claim they're in close contact with WB regarding this project and every decision about it.
If anyone didnt see:
Interview can be found in "Behind the magic". In "The Story of HPO" and "About" you can find some informations about company and classes/places/events that are planned to be placed in game.
Anyway - what do you think? The game is good idea/bad idea?
Honestly I have waited for HP MMO for years (just as some of my friends) and even though Im 20+ now Ill still gladly play it - especially after they said they won't focus the game around children, but rather on older audience (even though a child will be able to play and enjoy).
But I know many of people won't even bother with the game as it is planned to be P2P (and we all know people don't like this model much - I dont really understand why though. P2P = lower probability of P2W and less trolls).
Are you exited/neutral/don't care? Do you think it may be a succes or not? Do you think it's real ?