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Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million
Sep 13, 2012, 11:13
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Re: Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Sep 13, 2012, 11:13
Sep 13, 2012, 11:13
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 11:02:
Trevellian wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 10:03:
I cannot apprehend why one would chose GW2's style over WoW's,

And I'm exactly the opposite. After playing WoW from beta to Cata, I'd rather jab a pen into my eyeball then log into WoW at this point. Obviously for many, many years I enjoyed WoW. It was a GREAT game for a MMORPG noob like myself. But my goodness, it's so old and stale now. Then SWTOR, ugh, horrible WoW ripoff but not as good.

GW2, some fresh, new ideas, new, well crafted, explorable world, no subscription, no pressure. Will I play it all those years I played WoW? Depends on xpacs, but doubtful. The thing is, right NOW, I actually look forward to logging in and playing. Can't say that about WoW now for years.
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Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report
Sep 3, 2012, 10:44
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Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 3, 2012, 10:44
Sep 3, 2012, 10:44
 
Quinn, if you're into this type of game AT ALL, you'll get you're $60 our of it. The world is big enough and there's enough difference in the characters to get that amount of fun out of it for sure. I'm having a blast just exploring, following my main character's story, and playing around with different weapon/skill abilities. I haven't even hit level 20 yet.

WoW, after playing for years got so damn boring, SWTOR was almost an instant fail due to the small, non interesting worlds and the exact same game play as WoW... just not as good.

Will I still be playing GW2 6 months from now? No idea, but since there is no sub, I don't care. It feels bigger and better then WoW at about every level to me.

Now if they would just get the damn AH up!
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Re: Torchlight 2 Next Month
Aug 31, 2012, 13:39
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Re: Torchlight 2 Next Month Aug 31, 2012, 13:39
Aug 31, 2012, 13:39
 
D3 might have been the best thing that happened to T2's sales.
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Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins
Aug 25, 2012, 20:57
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Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins Aug 25, 2012, 20:57
Aug 25, 2012, 20:57
 
I'm VERY surprised how stable everything seems. Had a little downtime this afternoon and the auction houses have been down. It's running very smooth for me otherwise. Nice atmosphere, the WvWvW thing is really a lot of fun, and I'm not a PvP'er. I really don't understand exactly what I'm doing there quite yet but you can figure out how to be helpful when getting started at least.

Made a Charr warrior first... I like him but I really wanted to try something different from the 'ole WoW days so I made a Asure mesmer. Lots of fun so far! I'm going to probably do an engineer next.

And one more thing, I find myself playing and not paying any attention to my level or even really loot. The world just seems to suck you in and pull you along so you don't really even care if you're level 4 or 10. I like that. I also am enjoying exploring again. I generally really like crafting but I just haven't really looked at that yet.

Will I play for 7 years like I did WoW? No idea. Will I get my $60 out of it? Oh yes.
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Re: Might & Magic Heroes VI DLC & Gold Edition Next Month
Aug 23, 2012, 20:59
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Re: Might & Magic Heroes VI DLC & Gold Edition Next Month Aug 23, 2012, 20:59
Aug 23, 2012, 20:59
 
95% pirated. Why even market this?
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Re: Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95%
Aug 22, 2012, 13:52
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Re: Ubisoft: PC Piracy Rate 93-95% Aug 22, 2012, 13:52
Aug 22, 2012, 13:52
 
I've never pirated a game nor actually know anybody that has and I've been a PC gamer for about 25 years. Boy do I feel like a dope knowing that I actually spend money on a game when everybody else ("95%") obviously just steals them.... or Ubi is full of shit. Hmmmmm...
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Support
Aug 10, 2012, 15:16
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Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Multiplayer Support Aug 10, 2012, 15:16
Aug 10, 2012, 15:16
 
Awww man, I'll be on vacation when it's released. Oh well, I'll snag it as soon as I get home. Really looking forward to this one. I still play the original from time to time and from what I've seen, this version looks great. God please let this not suck.
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Re: Diablo III Auction House Change Plans
Aug 3, 2012, 13:09
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Re: Diablo III Auction House Change Plans Aug 3, 2012, 13:09
Aug 3, 2012, 13:09
 
Where is the option to get rid of the AH?
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Re: Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M
Aug 3, 2012, 09:00
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Re: Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M Aug 3, 2012, 09:00
Aug 3, 2012, 09:00
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 08:48:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 07:34:
The funny thing right now is that I actually miss playing WoW.
I miss the first year or two in Vanilla. The interface was pretty rough compared to later, but it didn't really matter to me. My first character was a Night Elf Hunter. It was at least a month, even though I was playing a ton, before I even left Teldrassil, three months at least before I ventured beyond Darkshore. Ahh... those were the days. A world filled with mysteries. Hard to believe I got that feeling of awe and wonderment at my age.

*sigh* I wonder if I'll ever get that again in a game.

Yep, I've been in search of that again myself. Good times back then. It's come full circle for me though. I'm finding so many single player games that bring back that old gaming sense of adventure again. I'm looking forward to giving GW2 a run though.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 30, 2012, 11:00
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 30, 2012, 11:00
Jul 30, 2012, 11:00
 
Kajetan wrote on Jul 30, 2012, 05:16:
Dev wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 21:44:
BTW, the interesting part is you might think everyone who wanted skyrim would have jumped on it at the 50% off sale, but there's STILL demand for it at full price.
Thats the thing Valve and others pointed out several times now.

Sales do NOT devalue a game.
Instead sales even increase the number of units sold for normal price AFTER the sale has ended.

I ended up picking up Civ V on the steam sale. I never would have bought it at full price because I just really wasn't that interested. But at $6 or whatever it was, I thought, ya, I'll give it a shot. Now I'm really enjoying it and will pick up Gods and Kings at the full price. Two sales they would not have had without the summer discount.
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Re: Blizzard on Diablo III
Jul 19, 2012, 14:31
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Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Jul 19, 2012, 14:31
Jul 19, 2012, 14:31
 
Remember the days when a future Blizzard release would get your gaming mojo flowing? Those days are gone. As a long time gamer, I'm truly sad about this.

Everything they release now I'll be looking for what way they're trying to scam me.

Titan? D3 expansions? SC2? No thanks. There are far too many great games being made by great people to bother with the money grab scam $$AH$$ Blizzard.
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Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning
Jul 17, 2012, 14:02
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Re: Diablo III Game Limits Returning Jul 17, 2012, 14:02
Jul 17, 2012, 14:02
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 12:57:
Well shit, there's no way this is just to curtail the use of bots. Bots or not, it still takes some time to do any farming run, so this will definitely impact manual farming as well. There's a really neat spot in Act 1 that can net you up to 500k per hour between loads of monster gold and some magic drops, but it involves restarting from a conveniently close-by checkpoint and running over to the little side dungeon/basement that has about a 50% chance to be open. It takes no more than 10-15 seconds if it's not there, and maybe up to 25-30 if it is.

That sounds very... boring. Guess I'm in the minority though considering how popular the game is. It reminds me of doing dailies in WoW and SWTOR. Just this repetitious grind to get another small step forward.

Then again I sat up for hours last night mining in Terraria. Hacking up little mounds of dirt and stone in hopes of finding some new ore or items. I honestly don't know why it's so damn fun but hours just disappear.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 16, 2012, 09:02
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 16, 2012, 09:02
Jul 16, 2012, 09:02
 
Civ V, Bastion, Terriara (WTH, this game is a blast, with DEPTH, on a 2D side scroller?!), Grimrock, Portal 2, FO:NV.

Sooo much gaming goodness!
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins
Jul 12, 2012, 14:15
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2012, 14:15
Jul 12, 2012, 14:15
 
Grimrock and Terraria for me today! Considering MMVI too.
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial
Jul 12, 2012, 08:03
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial Jul 12, 2012, 08:03
Jul 12, 2012, 08:03
 
Don't forget the joy of "dailies" at end game. Next game that offers daily quests as a viable end game mechanic should be burned. Talk about taking the fun out of your game.

I put 4-5 months into it. It WAS fun the first time leveling and getting into your characters story (you'll like it to that point if you're into mmo's at all). Then I really, realllly tried to enjoy raiding with a good guild. As usual with a game like this, the guild was the only reason I stayed so long. Good people to play with will provide entertainment where the actual game fails.

Tried to level a second character, and of course you're just repeating the same 'ole quests and small, uninteresting worlds over and over. Did I mention dailies?! Ugh. Raiding quickly became boring and there are just so many other interesting games to play. Even F2P will only keep your interest for a few months. It really is just WoW all over... but not as good.

So much potential with the IP. The theme park WoW clones need to go. Bring on some polished sandbox please! I think gamers are ready for it.
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Re: On Sale
Jul 7, 2012, 10:00
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Re: On Sale Jul 7, 2012, 10:00
Jul 7, 2012, 10:00
 
It appears GMG has run out of GW2 keys or something. I think the game is off the site or I'm just an idiot and can't find it. I was looking to do the pre-order. I'll keep an eye open and see if it pops back up.
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Re: Morning Previews
Jul 2, 2012, 10:55
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Re: Morning Previews Jul 2, 2012, 10:55
Jul 2, 2012, 10:55
 
Got me too.
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Re: Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise
Jun 22, 2012, 13:41
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Re: Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise Jun 22, 2012, 13:41
Jun 22, 2012, 13:41
 
Note to self... never trust a former professional athlete to run a multi-million dollar company. There may be just a SMALL chance he won't know what he's doing and the company will struggle.

They should have started small, made the mistakes they were bound to make, learned from them, and grew.
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Night Ops Trailer
Jun 21, 2012, 14:06
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Night Ops Trailer Jun 21, 2012, 14:06
Jun 21, 2012, 14:06
 
I can see playing this for a very, very long time. As long as it the strategic elements are in place to make it feel like you accomplish goals, I'll probably develop blood clots from sitting at my computer for too long trying to capture that next damn base.
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailer
Jun 20, 2012, 16:48
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Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailer Jun 20, 2012, 16:48
Jun 20, 2012, 16:48
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 15:08:
(the new MechWarrior Online is a perfect example of how to do F2P badly).

Not to hijack the thread but I've not looked into the specifics of MWO. What is it doing badly with their F2P model?
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