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Too early
Sep 7, 2004, 22:01
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Too early Sep 7, 2004, 22:01
Sep 7, 2004, 22:01
 
This game just isn't ready for release yet. I was in both Open Beta tests and was a closed focus tester too. It has some great concepts in it (a very interesting and unusual skill system) and I quite like the player models - but everything about it feels unpolished and unrefined. Combat isn't much fun at all (certainly not as fun as CoH or WoW) and teaming up seems to be rare. Harvesting is one of the dullest activities ever - and never worth the effort/time.

And it is still laggy and buggy. This game needs to be held back for at least another 6 months, maybe even a year - it needs a serious shift in focus. Releasing it now is just going to kill it, which is a shame because it does have some worthy qualitites.

My theory is they're just trying to get it out of the door because they're scared of what WoW will do to sales - particularly with the WoW European beta test scheduled to begin soon.

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No subject
Sep 7, 2004, 21:40
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No subject Sep 7, 2004, 21:40
Sep 7, 2004, 21:40
 
Could be fun, if they do it right. I wonder how they're going to integrate starships into it all....

I'm looking forward to playing as a Cardassian or a Romulan, they have all the fun.

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No subject
Aug 28, 2004, 23:50
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No subject Aug 28, 2004, 23:50
Aug 28, 2004, 23:50
 
Looking forward to this, but there's no way that I'm DLing it via DLX - what a completely useless system.

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No subject
Aug 27, 2004, 00:05
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No subject Aug 27, 2004, 00:05
Aug 27, 2004, 00:05
 
But..... I always thought that co-op was going to be one of the key features of stalker! In fact that's why my friends and I were so excited about it... this is very disapointing news.

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12.
 
Yeeeehaha!
Aug 19, 2004, 20:52
12.
Yeeeehaha! Aug 19, 2004, 20:52
Aug 19, 2004, 20:52
 
Ahh yes, I have been looking forward to this for a *long* time!

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Re: No subject
Aug 2, 2004, 11:20
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Re: No subject Aug 2, 2004, 11:20
Aug 2, 2004, 11:20
 
It's just a hunch, but I'd be willing to bet that most warezers don't purchase legit copies of what they pirate if they like it, contrary to what some of them say. After all, why pay for it a second time if you got it for free the first time?

I used to be a warezer, but grew up a year or so ago and decided that anything worthy playing was worth paying. I've actually spent the past year going back and *buying* all of the games that I pirated and enjoyed. A couple of them I haven't even opened/installed yet, I just felt it was necessary to buy them.

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No subject
Aug 1, 2004, 02:38
No subject Aug 1, 2004, 02:38
Aug 1, 2004, 02:38
 
Is anyone else sick and tired of all the D3 hype? It's like it is meant to be the Digital Messiah or something.

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CoH
Jun 30, 2004, 20:35
8.
CoH Jun 30, 2004, 20:35
Jun 30, 2004, 20:35
 
I might go back to DAoC if CoH ever stops being fun... I don't see that happening any time soon.

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Re: CoH
Jun 30, 2004, 03:49
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Re: CoH Jun 30, 2004, 03:49
Jun 30, 2004, 03:49
 
I'm loving CoH, and I've been playing it since just a week after it's release. Very few games have kept me coming back for more like this one. It gets rid of all the boring aspects of your average MMO (crafting, harvesting, 30-minute travel time) and focuses entirely on beating up bad-guys. And the bad-guys are actually DOING things (stealing handbags, breaking into warehouses, dealing drugs, gang wars etc.) instead of just sitting around waiting to be killed.

"It really isn't a good game. Its like playing a console game. This game is just to low-brow for PC and way to simple."

Well that's just rubbish. Few people hate 'consoleish' games more than me, and I love depth in a game. You might think that CoH is "low-brow" because it is intuitive, easy to learn and doesn't make you sit around doing nothing for hous on end. But this does not make it a bad game, in fact it makes it a very well-designed game and it highlights just how awkward and clunky most MMORPGs are.

BTW: City of Villains is currently slated for release early next year.

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This comment was edited on Jun 30, 03:50.
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Re: We know what you're thinking
Jun 18, 2004, 11:46
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Re: We know what you're thinking Jun 18, 2004, 11:46
Jun 18, 2004, 11:46
 
So it's Thief with boobies? I guess some poor schmoe will buy it.

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Re: No subject
Jun 6, 2004, 08:46
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Re: No subject Jun 6, 2004, 08:46
Jun 6, 2004, 08:46
 
This just makes no sense to me. Consoles, by their very nature, are all about simplified controls and interface. PCs, by their nature, are about greater control nad complexity.

I'm boggled.

No, I don't own any consoles. I might consider buying an X-box 2 *if* they let me control the games with more than just my thumbs and index-fingers. The Good Lord gave us ten fingers for a reason.

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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong...
May 31, 2004, 06:22
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Re: Correct me if I'm wrong... May 31, 2004, 06:22
May 31, 2004, 06:22
 
Had to mention this. In the Bible, the book of 'Joshua' to be precise, it speaks of the entire male population of Israel being circumcised before the attack on Jericho and entry into the promised land:

"So Joshua made flint knives and circumcised the Israelites at Gibeath Haaraloth" Josh 5:3

The footnotes in my NIV Study Bible mention that 'Gibeath Haaraloth' is ancient Hebrew for 'hill of foreskins'.

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Re: No subject
Apr 29, 2004, 04:55
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Re: No subject Apr 29, 2004, 04:55
Apr 29, 2004, 04:55
 
Guess what dickheads, you're opinions mean jack shit when it comes to quality, why?

$15 a month to play games which people like you never play? I'd say it's worth every cent.

So that being said, level grinds are for bitch consumer whores and untill MMO's give up this idea not a single one will be worth playing.

And obviously you are right and I am wrong because.... why? Your argument makes so little sense it's impossible to counter it - how does one defeat piss & wind?

MMOs are fun. I can afford to play one, thus I do. If you don't think they're fun, then that's fine - there are a lot of game genres which I don't enjoy. But don't go and build up some kind of straw-man argument and climb onto your lofty pedestal. Why does it matter to you whether we play MMOs or not? What do you care?

If you don't like them, just say "I don't like them". Calling us 'consumer whores' just makes you look childish and petty.

If you don't like my opinion, then be mature and ignore it, otherwise you just prove my point, that you're a bitch consumer whore, for me.

This is like:
'The idiot says what?'
'What?'
'Haha, you're an idiot'

It's a clever way to avoid comebacks to a fundamentally provacative post, but it doesn't make a shred of sense and makes you look like a coward who doesn't want to face the consequences of his actions.


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This comment was edited on Apr 29, 04:56.
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No subject
Apr 28, 2004, 20:39
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No subject Apr 28, 2004, 20:39
Apr 28, 2004, 20:39
 
I snapped the other day and am now waiting for my copy of CoH to come here (Sydney) from dvdboxoffice. I wasn't in beta, but my decision to buy CoH is based on the feedback of lots of people who were in the beta.

You know what they all say? It's FUN! None of them seem to care about the lack of crafters, auctions etc. - all of the stuff you get in every other MMO. And why should it matter? If it was just EQ in spandex then what would be the point? What matters is that everyone has reported a very enjoyable gaming experience where leveling is a far lower priority than just having fun.

Also there are major events ot look forward to like Alien invasions (as there was at the end of beta), and the 'City of Villains' expansion will add PvP which will add a new dimension to an already fun game.

And re: monthly fees - maybe they sound over-priced to torrenters who are used to getting everything for free, but for those of us who live in the real world it's not much at all.

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No subject
Apr 24, 2004, 23:53
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No subject Apr 24, 2004, 23:53
Apr 24, 2004, 23:53
 
CS is only fun when played with friends. When played on the internet its less fun than having one's eyes removed with a coke-bottle top.

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Re: i pirate the shit out of games
Apr 23, 2004, 01:35
86.
Re: i pirate the shit out of games Apr 23, 2004, 01:35
Apr 23, 2004, 01:35
 
Only a moron would pay for stuff they can get for free

Or a person with some moral values who would rather do the right thing than the wrong, someone who believes that there are more important things in this world than what I want and how quickly I can get it. I think that is where you and I differ.

In addition, with the combination of school and work, about 90% of my free time would be consumed, leaving 10% to gaming, which is simply unacceptable

Unacceptable? Why is it unacceptable? It's how most people live after they finish High School, it is also known as 'real life'. I have many friends who are hardcore gamers, but work full-time and are married. THis leaves them little time for games, but it means that when they *do* play, they do so legally and happily

Again, it is all very simple - if you can't afford it, or can't be bothered working for it, then you can't have it. If you're a serious gamer then you will consider your gaming passion to be worth working for.

is true that piracy does affect smaller developers. However, this effect is not always negative. Look at Tribes

For nearly every crime comitted someone learns, grows and becomes wiser than before. Does that make the crime a good thing?

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Re: Anyone affected?
Apr 22, 2004, 20:14
57.
Re: Anyone affected? Apr 22, 2004, 20:14
Apr 22, 2004, 20:14
 
Who are software pirates HURTING? Does pirating kill, sicken, or offend anyone? And what about jobs? When's the last time EA or Microsoft cut back because of a slim turn in the previous quarter?

Well, people like me are affected by software piracy. I'm not a big developer, I just did some artwork for an educational game that was released here in Australia several years ago. For a few years I had royalties coming in from that work which, while not immense, were significant to me at least (artists/writers welcome any and all income with open arms). It sickens me to think that people might have been using illegal copies of my software without paying for it.

No matter what you think of game developers, the truth is that they are real people with real needs like you and me and many of them are *not* rich by anyone's standards. For the most part developers put far more time into their work than they ever get paid for because it is a labour of love for them, and I think it is only proper that they be compensated for it.

I used to be into the torrent scene, but over the past year or two have decided to pull out. Now if I want a game, then I either buy it or go without. I'm even buying copies of games that I used to have illegal versions of (many of which are in the bargin bin at EB). I have grown to accept the simple fact of life that if I can't afford something, then I can't have it. I find this way much more rewarding and whole-heartedly recommend that others make similar moves.

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Re: False
Apr 19, 2004, 20:50
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Re: False Apr 19, 2004, 20:50
Apr 19, 2004, 20:50
 
This rumor was floating around a couple years ago

I agree, and hope, that it is just another wild rumour. And yet it's just plausible enough to have me worried. Bungie used to be me favourite developer until they were swallowed up by MS, but the rumours of the takeover were out there weeks before it happened. The Bungie community said "bah, no way", but then Bungie themselves didn't deny it and eventually our worst fears were realised.

You might notice that Bioware's 'response' has no actual denial, just a statement that MS is great.

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No Bioware
Mar 20, 2004, 04:33
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No Bioware Mar 20, 2004, 04:33
Mar 20, 2004, 04:33
 
Ok, the lack of Bioware is a concern for me but I'm happy to give Obsidian the benefit of the doubt. Those people have been involved in good, story-driven games and KOTOR's greatest strength was it's character development.

The question is: WHich ending from KOTOR will be the starting point for KOTOR 2? Will you be the same character?

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Re: It's a shame...
Mar 17, 2004, 18:57
34.
Re: It's a shame... Mar 17, 2004, 18:57
Mar 17, 2004, 18:57
 
I'm doing the EVE 10-day trial at the moment and this may actually look like the first MMOG that I decide to start paying for. I've tried AC2, Planetside, DAOC - even TSO and some obscure Korean games. They were all fun for the 'free' period, but there just wasn't enough in them to convince me to pay, there was too much level grinding.

What I love about EVE is that skill training continues even when you're not online. That means I can select a skill which takes 9 hours to train, then go to bed, and wake up with a more potent character. This greatly reduces the skill gap between hardcore and occasional players.

Plus EVE has gorgeous graphics, decent gameplay and a magnificent interface. It's very strong on user interaction too and the 'player-based' economy.

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