Dragonshard MP Demo Soon

Atari sends word to expect a multiplayer demo for Dragonshard this week, which will offer the chance to sample Liquid Entertainment's upcoming Dungeons & Dragons-based RTS game. They also include word on plans for a developer chat that will be this week as well:
The Dragonshard Demo is coming soon! Many of you have been asking for some time about the status of a Dragonshard demo and we're excited to announce that a multi-player demo will be available this week. I'll send out more details to the community very soon regarding the specifics. So be ready, its on the way! Also, I'd like to remind everyone that our next chat with Liquid is just around the corner. So don't forget to tune in this Friday as our friends at Warcry host one of our last pre-launch developer chats.

Information on the chat as follows:
July 15, 2005 8:30 EST
irc.warcry.com::6667
#dragonshard
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Jul 12, 2005, 17:08
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Jul 12, 2005, 17:08
 
Getting your ass kicked incessantly is NOT fun. I am almost strictly a SP weenie due to suckage.

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Jul 12, 2005, 10:24
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Jul 12, 2005, 10:24
 

I don't really have the time to play enough to compete like I used to at the elite level of play like Starcraft required online. People get too good over time.


That's a very good point. I play a game for a month or so, then I move on to something new. Becoming marginally good at an online RTS / FPS takes a lot longer than that.

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Jul 12, 2005, 10:20
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Jul 12, 2005, 10:20
 
My preference is:

(1) Single player first to get used to the game
(2) Multiplayer coop with friends against AI
(3) Multiplayer against the rest of the world

I don't really have the time to play enough to compete like I used to at the elite level of play like Starcraft required online. People get too good over time.

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Jul 12, 2005, 10:12
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Jul 12, 2005, 10:12
 
Wow, then you my friend have to be the only person in the world.

Again, just because YOU like to play a game a certain way, doesn't mean everyone else does.
I'll play an RTS for Single Player only, unless it's totally smacktastically brilliant in allowing monstrous defense, then I'll take it online.

I don't like rushing / rushers. That's not to say I get owned by them or anything, although I do lose every now and then, it means that I hate using the very first unit to win / lose a map. There's a reason there are 80 units in an RTS. TO BE USED.
(What kind of strategy is it to take one unit and basically tank rush? And yet, this is what Westwood has saddled us with, the C&C "Tank Rush" Legacy. Woohoo.)
I prefer a nice drawn out game, but good luck finding that online. Hence I avoid it usually.

If I can find some peeps I know to play with, I'll play online (and we'll alternate between the defender and attacker), but otherwise it's strictly single player on "Fucking Hell! That Hurts!" difficult.

Then again, DragonShard is made by Ed DiCastillo, and my loathing for him and anything he's touched knows no bounds after he royally raped the Ultima franchise, and it'll be a very damn cold day in Hell before he gets a dime of my money.

Hey Ed? Fuck you.

Creston

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Re: Heh.
Jul 12, 2005, 10:05
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Jul 12, 2005, 10:05
 
I play mostly SP also ;p
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Re: Heh.
Jul 12, 2005, 09:55
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Jul 12, 2005, 09:55
 
I also play SP mainly--and often skirmish with the computer.

Getting into online MP games is a hassle as players often drop out, and Starcraft (for example) has deteriorated into "$$$$$$$ SUPERMONEY LEVEL!!!11!elevenbbq!"

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Heh.
Jul 12, 2005, 09:21
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Heh. Jul 12, 2005, 09:21
Jul 12, 2005, 09:21
 
Wow, then you my friend have to be the only person in the world. Who the heck buys an RTS for single player?

Well, so much for that logic.

m19

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ejliven
Jul 12, 2005, 07:22
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ejliven Jul 12, 2005, 07:22
Jul 12, 2005, 07:22
 
me..uh...11

Never bought an rts for the mp. I always play through the whole story mode and then some skirmish, but never mp.

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Re: Ocho
Jul 12, 2005, 06:26
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Jul 12, 2005, 06:26
 
Me 10.
i like SP.
MP is always bonus to me.

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Re: Ocho
Jul 12, 2005, 06:12
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Jul 12, 2005, 06:12
 
Me 9. Single Player all the way. Learning curve seems to be insane for RTS multiplayer. At least with FPS after a few hours I can hold my own online.

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Ocho
Jul 12, 2005, 06:06
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Ocho Jul 12, 2005, 06:06
Jul 12, 2005, 06:06
 
I'll chime in as #8. I don't care how good the MP is, if the base of the game (the SP) isn't any good, then I don't see myself having fun with it. Dungeon Keeper 1 & 2 were so fun offline that I never even bothered to play them online.

I'm really looking forward to Dragonshard. New D&D Universe, some new design ideas, looks good so far.

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Jul 12, 2005, 05:10
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Jul 12, 2005, 05:10
 
I'm not a man, I'm a number! Number seven to be exact...
I'll either wait for a SP demo or the "extended" demo before I'll buy this.
Well Xero, my friend, it looks like this makes you the weirdo

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Jul 12, 2005, 02:13
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Jul 12, 2005, 02:13
 

Yay.. another "coming soon" post.



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Jul 12, 2005, 02:07
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Jul 12, 2005, 02:07
 
Me sixth. Sigh.

I will dabble in MP but there's only so much humiliation I can take and I get all I need from Mistress Celeste.

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Jul 12, 2005, 01:08
 
Who the heck buys an RTS for single player?

me... uhh... 5... last time i even touched an RTS in multiplayer was when warcraft 2 first came out and i hated it. looks like he's not so alone after all.

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Jul 12, 2005, 00:41
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Jul 12, 2005, 00:41
 
I always buy for SP first, MP second.

Me four.

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Jul 12, 2005, 00:38
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Jul 12, 2005, 00:38
 
I always buy for SP first, MP second.

me too... i never new i was weird...

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Jul 12, 2005, 00:37
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Elf Shot The Food: Same here.
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I always buy for SP first, MP second.

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Jul 11, 2005, 23:20
 
Wow, then you my friend have to be the only person in the world. Who the heck buys an RTS for single player? I play like maybe the 1st mission or 2 of an RTS game, then hop into some skirmishes with CPU to get better feel for what a multiplayer game will be like, and then hop right into multi. Thats where the fun is at and the only reason I buy RTS games.

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