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Re: patch 1.10 ETA
May 22, 2003, 08:59
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Re: patch 1.10 ETA May 22, 2003, 08:59
May 22, 2003, 08:59
 
I only wonder how people can still play that game day after day, hours after hours.

Yeah, it's an interesting phenomenon. I got back into it last year for a time, after beating it originally (and shelving it) shortly after the release of the expansion. It was fun for a while, but I never got into it to the degree that most of the day-to-day players now are.

It's played very differently now than it was at release. It's no longer about any of the in-game quests... it's all about item acquisition and an effort to craft the perfect uber-amazon or uber-warrior, etc. (Plus a smaller contingent of gamers who really only play it for the PvP.)

There's probably an interesting case study here for a phenomenally successful game, and how it's hardcore users craft and adapt the gameplay experience over the years that follow most casual players' departure.

Pretty amazing, really... how many other games released 3 years ago are still getting this much attention and gameplay? I bet you can only think of a handful. Interesting sidenote: how many of them are Blizzard games? (Diablo II, Starcraft, even Warcraft II for crying out loud...)

Jeff

Edit: grammar.
This comment was edited on May 22, 09:06.
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Re: patch 1.10 ETA
May 21, 2003, 23:44
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Re: patch 1.10 ETA May 21, 2003, 23:44
May 21, 2003, 23:44
 
I only wonder how people can still play that game day after day, hours after hours.

I have given up on waiting for BIS to come back to their senses and do a real ArmA 2 successor.
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patch 1.10 ETA
May 21, 2003, 22:15
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patch 1.10 ETA May 21, 2003, 22:15
May 21, 2003, 22:15
 
note + infinity... we're talking Blizzard here - this patch was supposed to apprear over 18 months ago

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