Hrmm, I guess I shouldn't be surprised about the vehemence pro and con directed at CRS. What is it about this game that drives people to extremes?
Like many others, I bought the thing a week after release (no, I did not camp out), and enjoyed (along with suffered through...) the next 4 months of play testing before pay-for-play began.
I must confess, there were elements of the game I enjoyed immensely, whereas other things were extremely frustrating. All in all, I enjoyed the game quite a bit, although did not become fanatical about it. I subscribed for an additional month, and have not been playing since before v1.50 was released. I was thinking of going back, and I may well.
Too all you folks who felt burned about purchasing WW2Online.... get over it! Hell, I paid a lot more for a CERTAIN game (Q3 Arena, ahem...) that I felt to be a major disappointment, and which has basically gathered dust since the day I bought it. So what did I do... I moved on!
I still play tons of Quake 2 CTF AND enjoyed the unique gameplay of WW2Online... so what does that make me? I guess some kind of freak.
WW2Online may not have been your cup of tea, or you may have had a crappy 56k connection, or the box art didn't match your expectations, etc., etc.... SO WHAT! The way I see it, you got 4 months of "free" play-testing.
The one thing I've really admired about the Rats is that they seem determined not to dumb down the game at any cost. They have a certain vision, and they've been trying to stick to it. Yeah, its far from perfect, but what they hell is?
Now regarding the Chapter II announcement, that was news to me. Upon further reading, although they have not made an official announcement of sorts, this issue has been addressed in the WW2Online gameplay forums. Here is something from Killer I just read.http://www5.playnet.com/bv/wwiiol/dg_message.jsp?group_id=8802&parent_id=5489
(about 9 posts down)
There I go getting misquoted again. I didn't say it was no big deal, I said it's not that big of a deal, in response to "playnet is out of business?"
There's a bit of a difference there.
wwiiol will survive as long as 1000 new players are signing up per month like they are now, and people still have fun playing it.
Da head Rat
I for one hope the game survives. Worse comes to worse, if Playnet/CRS were to go down in flames, at least the WW2Online code is already done and tested (up to v1.50), so hopefully it would re-emerge somewhere else at some point.This comment was edited on Dec 28, 14:03.