Universal Combat Freeware

Universal Combat is now available as a freeware release, as promised a couple of weeks ago (story). Word from 3000AD is: "Once again, our freeware game is released with no advertising, no nag screens, no expiration date, nothing. Just the full (and patched) single player game as was commercially released in Feb 2004, but with fewer music tracks (the game FAQ shows how players can add their own MP3 tracks) and no multiplayer." The download is available on Atomic Gamer, AusGamers, ComputerGames.ro, FanGaming, FileFront, Gamer's Hell, and Strategy Informer.
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Do you really think that there would be 8+ million people playing WoW if the interface was anything but intuitive? You press asdw to move and click on icons to perform actions.

You're an idiot, you know that? What makes you think that you can't use WSAD to contol any of my games? Oh, thats right, you wouldn't know since you haven't actually played them.

Along with being insulting and engaging in personal attacks you're either jumping to conclusions, attempting to put words in my mouth, or trying to ignore the fact that you insinuated the the WoW interface was unintuitive. I wasn't commenting on your game at all. I was arguing against your statements about the the complexities of the WoW interface. I can do that without having any experience with your games because I wasn't taking about your games. I was only refuting your negative comments about the WoW interface. My statement still stand. You can't get 8 million paying players by targeting the hard-core niche players and you can't get casual players with an interface that has a steep learning curve. Since WoW has 8 million users it stands to reason that the game's interface isn't perceived as complex.

Below are the docs for the recently released UC freeware upon which ALL the games in that series are based. Go ahead, show us how stupid you look.

http://www.3000ad.com/downloads/uc/UC_KEYBOARD_CMDS.PDF
http://www.3000ad.com/downloads/uc/UC_MANUAL.PDF
http://www.3000ad.com/downloads/uc/UC_TUTORIAL.PDF

Unnecessary and irrelevant to the discussion, as they don't relate to the WoW interface. If you want to try to bolster your argument about the (supposed) complexities of the WoW interface then you should provide links showing how that interface is unnecessarily obtuse.

Of course the Blizzard developers aren't openly hostile to users, don't spew vulgarities in public forums, and generally have a better idea of how to tailor a product to make it accessible. Sadly those are concepts you've never shown an interest in understanding.

Thats right, I'm not a poster boy for the PC corporate culture. And who are you again?

Someone who's been in this industry as long, if not longer, than you. Someone who worked on multiplayer games for well over a decade. I've seen sales data that showed a large number of boxes sold and server usage data that showed the majority of those people never getting past the initial portions of the game due to unnecessary complexity. I know what a bad interface can do to player retention in an MMO. I know what I'm saying when I state that WoW's interface is intuitive.

And that rubbish you posted comparing Blizzard devs is just that, rubbish.

So you feel it's ok to use base language, insult people, and ignore criticisms? While I applaud your honesty I am sorry that you have such disdain for other people.

You may need a refresher course on Derek Smart. So here it is: Noboby puts me under siege. nobody. You come at me with a baseball bat, I'm bring an ICBM. Overkill, yeah. Thats why boys don't play games with men.

Who put you under siege? Unless you are saying that no one is allowed to debate your statements then I have no idea what you are trying to say.
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