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Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans

Miner Wars is now expected late this year, announces Keen Software House in a status report for this underground MMO shooter that was previously expected before the end of last year. The reasoning reflects an odd take on the term "indie," as they seem to equate it with quality, rather than publisher affiliation: "This release was intended to be an 'indie' released product. We have however decided that in order to bring the full quality to the gamers out there we will push the release until the late 2010." They also announce plans to make the Windows version of the game available before it is completed for a promotional price "that will be at roughly 1/3 of the final product price," though this plan will not apply to the Xbox 360 edition. Miner Wars will feature fully destructible environments, a single-player story in addition to the MMOG, and in a throwback, boasts six degrees of freedom.

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8. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 22:05 eRe4s3r
 
I figured if i do one thing i might as well do the other!

I for one welcome our grammar fail MMO overlords!

So now thats 3 memes ^^
 
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7. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 18:45 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 17, 2010, 16:40:
Wow, i guess this is my first grammar nazi post. Well it just irked me move along, just bored :o

Congratulations for invoking Godwin's Rule. You win.
 
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6. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 16:40 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah but their site and press release doesn't use this wording, it uses ->

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

That sounds like broken english (single player story game and massive multiplayer online.)
Wouldn't the correct wording be...

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of story based single player and MMOG.

Wow, i guess this is my first grammar nazi post. Well it just irked me move along, just bored
 
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5. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 16:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Also whats a MMO? Aren't these called MMOG ?
It says "MMO shooter". So Massively Multiplayer Online Shooter.
 
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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4. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 16:14 eRe4s3r
 
I have real doubts its going to be fun at all, 6DOF means
Directional Aiming (left/right/up/down) - Directional Strafing (left/right/up/down) - Acceleration (Forward/Backwards) - Spinal Rotation (left,right)

Also whats a MMO? Aren't these called MMOG ?
 
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3. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 13:18 Will W
 
From this page:

Overview

Miner Wars is a 6DOF underground and space shooter played in a fully destructible environment and is a combination of single player story game and MMO.

Anti-Piracy

The game will not utilize any sort of DRM protection, nor activation code. To play the game you only need to download and install the package and enter your login/password. As the game interacts with our servers during the game play, we periodically check for suspicious users. The game isn't locked to your computer, so you can play it from home or work


So you have to log into the server and stay connected to play the game as an MMO only or single player as well? If it's just for the MMO I wouldn't call it DRM....but if I need an active internet connection to play single player as that page seems to indicate, I sure as heck would call that DRM.
 
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2. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 12:35 Kxmode
 
Alexander: Could they be the miners?
Fred: Sure, they're like three years old.
Alexander: MINERS, not MINORS.
Fred: You lost me.
 
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1. Re: Miner Wars Delay, Promotional Price Plans Feb 17, 2010, 10:48 Darghan
 
That is why the word indie is written "indie". Its not really an odd take as we decided to take the project a little bit more pro with a possible publisher entering the project. This has not been deciced yet however and that is exactly why I have not mentioned it in the press release. Thx for your input guys it was a good observation.

Tomas "Darghan" Psenicka
Keen Software House
 
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