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Signed On Mar 17, 2008, 21:55
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News Comments > Richard Garriott Returns to Gaming
17. Re: Richard Garriott Returns to Gaming Feb 17, 2010, 16:03 JohnnyRotten
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2010, 10:57:
...the planet-arium?

And now breathe deep as the stars being to slowly move...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Feb 17, 2010, 15:55 JohnnyRotten
 
Ruffiana wrote on Feb 16, 2010, 21:51:
Try Life. I hear it's the ultimate MMO.

Bah. Worst grind of any MMO and a stupid, draconian death penalty.

I want to respec...
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Ship Access Plans
6. Re: Star Trek Online Ship Access Plans Feb 16, 2010, 13:32 JohnnyRotten
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 15, 2010, 23:09:
dlc or full expansion is my guess what he means.

Cryptic will find a way to monetize it somehow...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 15, 2010, 20:50 JohnnyRotten
 
In other things not news, Molyneux announces a bunch of amazing features for his next game that he won't ever deliver on.

Sorry, I'm a wee bit cranky today.
 
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News Comments > Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Announced
30. Re: Chris Taylor's Kings and Castles Announced Feb 15, 2010, 20:48 JohnnyRotten
 
Fantasy game. Yay.

Bored
 
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News Comments > Windows Phone 7 Xbox LIVE Integration
13. Re: Windows Phone 7 Xbox LIVE Integration Feb 15, 2010, 20:44 JohnnyRotten
 
Enahs wrote on Feb 15, 2010, 17:30:
...I am dual booting my phone...

I can't put my finger on it, but there is something wrong with that.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Ship Access Plans
4. Re: Star Trek Online Ship Access Plans Feb 15, 2010, 20:41 JohnnyRotten
 
Wonder if the space ship interiors will have 40' high ceilings in them too...

 
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News Comments > Starships Ahoy - Star Trek Online - New Races for Sale
27. Re: Starships Ahoy - Star Trek Online - New Races for Sale Feb 3, 2010, 20:58 JohnnyRotten
 
I don't think it's a matter of making the "game that everyone wants", it's making a game that is not a cookie cutter MMO that can be re-skinned in a few days to be Pirates of the Burning Sea. Or a ground combat racing game. Or a super hero game. At least PotBS actually has a crafting system.

This thing is so bland that I had would have a hard time investing time in it if it was free. Meh. Harsh, but true (for me). Two dimensional combat in space/sea with endless close in turning battles is just boring after a while. Half thought out land combat doesn't help either. I'm actually talking about both STO and PotBS here. It's just not very interesting.

And I just get the feeling with Cryptic that they always have a hand in my pocket trying to pry open my wallet. Give the least experience possible for the initial buy in, then nickle and dime you to death. Playable races? Character slots? Really? No seriously, really?

The one consistent trend in MMO's seems to be if it has good hype, it will have a lot of initial subscribers, but if doesn't have depth, then people are going to bail. Maybe I can coin a phrase - something like the "Titanic Syndrome." Everyone wants to be on the boat when it sail's, but it gets real ugly when it hits the iceberg.

To bad the mmogchart guy still doesn't update his charts. I'm betting this thing will follow the usual trend of early subscriber spike followed by a quick decline.

I'm not sure what I'm looking for in a star trek game (actually I do - I want f'ing trekmuse with graphics*), but this ain't it. Pass.

* Please, please, please
 
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News Comments > Cryptic Working on Star Trek Online Capacity
27. Re: Cryptic Working on Star Trek Online Capacity Feb 3, 2010, 20:37 JohnnyRotten
 
sir wrote on Feb 3, 2010, 16:34:
Furious, when the login server fell.

Temba, his subscription closed.

Ha!
 
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News Comments > Starships Ahoy - Star Trek Online - New Races for Sale
17. Re: Starships Ahoy - Star Trek Online - New Races for Sale Feb 2, 2010, 20:29 JohnnyRotten
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 2, 2010, 20:16:
How much is a Cryptic point worth, anyhow?

http://www.champions-online.com/cryptic_points
 
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News Comments > Starships Ahoy - Star Trek Online - New Races for Sale
15. Re: Starships Ahoy - Star Trek Online - New Races for Sale Feb 2, 2010, 20:08 JohnnyRotten
 
Monetizing starting races. Monetizing the number of number of character slots. Nicely done. Hope it falls flat on its face.

This comment was edited on Feb 2, 2010, 20:22.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online End of Beta Event
19. Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event Jan 26, 2010, 20:21 JohnnyRotten
 
BubbleMage wrote on Jan 26, 2010, 14:44:
Okay, testers; give over. How bad does this thing suck?

I'm with ant. It was ok. Not great. Still looking for that game that lets me relive trekmuse's combat (multiple bridge officers, true 3d combat shield facings, etc.

A friend of mine hit it on the head for me. It's basically pirates of the burning sea in space: 1 ship = 1 person, 2d shields/hull, etc. Although the crafting in pobs is better. Not a super fair comparison, but there it is.

to anyone from the STO staff who might fall across these forums (god help you) - thanks for the open beta and a chance to evaluate the product.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 DRM: 5 Install Limit
52. Re: BioShock 2 DRM: 5 Install Limit Jan 22, 2010, 14:27 JohnnyRotten
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jan 20, 2010, 20:43:
I've learned to game one year behind the industry. You get everything fully patched and working, you get games with DRM already removed, the hardware to run them is cheaper, and there have been dozens of FAQs written for them. Any mods are established and polished. Not only that, you get all those $60 games for $20 or less.

It is so much more pleasant than to keep up with this week's releases.
On the same plan.

Wolfox wrote on Jan 20, 2010, 21:45:
Blackhawk wrote on Jan 20, 2010, 20:43:
Then again...

http://xkcd.com/606/
Awesome!
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 Activations: SecuROM 0, GFWL 15
40. Re: BioShock 2 Activations: SecuROM 0, GFWL 15 Jan 22, 2010, 14:16 JohnnyRotten
 
I think watching this whole thing play out is potentially more fun than Bioshock 2 itself.

Agree
 
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News Comments > Ex-EA Exec: "EA is in the Wrong Business"
11. Re: Ex-EA Exec: Jan 14, 2010, 11:22 JohnnyRotten
 
RTSNut wrote on Jan 14, 2010, 00:34:
Is this the same Mitch Lasky that saved Activision 15 years ago?

"Mitch Lasky" is a name that sounds like it belongs in one of the Airplane movies. I'm not sure why, it just does...
 
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News Comments > Another Duke Nukem Forever Curveball
25. Re: Another Duke Nukem Forever Curveball Jan 13, 2010, 18:42 JohnnyRotten
 
I've got balls of aluminum

Good choice - lightweight, doesn't rust, etc. I'll have to think about switching over...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2009, 12:03 JohnnyRotten
 
The only reliable squirrel defense:

Dynamite

 
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News Comments > Direct2Drive Top 10
2. Re: Direct2Drive Top 10 Dec 10, 2009, 19:39 JohnnyRotten
 
Impulse is the number two digital distributor?
Impulse
1. Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment
2. Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy (Pre-Order)
3. Sins of a Solar Empire
4. Tropico Reloaded
5. Evochron Legends
6. ObjectDock Plus
7. Sword of the Stars Ultimate
8. The Corporate Machine
9. WindowBlinds 7
10. Bullet Candy

Direct2Drive
1. Dragon Age: Origins
2. Mass Effect
3. Dragon Age: Origins Digital Deluxe Edition
4. Crysis Maximum Edition
5. The Sims 3
6. Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 Bundle
7. Civilization 4: The Complete Edition
8. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut
9. Borderlands
10. The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack

Really?
 
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News Comments > Impulse Top Sellers
10. Re: Impulse Top Sellers Dec 7, 2009, 20:09 JohnnyRotten
 
would you guys say this weekly presentation equates to good publicity or bad publicity for Impulse?

IMHO, this chart doesn't seem to support their "we're number 2" assertion as others pointed out. In this case it does not appear that 1 + 1 = 2 (one chart, and one “we’re number two” claim).
 
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News Comments > PEREGRINE Glove Preorders
9. Re: PEREGRINE Glove Preorders Dec 5, 2009, 14:24 JohnnyRotten
 
I'm going to wear two at once!  
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