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This game is a miserable failure...

Crazy00EyesCrazy00Eyes Truckee, CAPosts: 91Member

Tabula Rasa looked interesting and had solid ratings, so I asked around for a trial key and got one, surprisingly.  A futuristic shooter MMO!  God was I tired of RPGs modeled after Lords of the Rings.  But this... wtf.  The graphics and FPS are horrible, even on a nice rig (I can run COD4 on very high settings without any issues).  The interface isn't user friendly.  Character movement transitions aren't smooth at all.  There are countless bugs.  The combat sucks, in fact it's the worst shooter I've ever experienced from a game that was released in this millennium.  The only credit I can give this game is props to the plot for not involving more elves and orcs.  This game as a whole might have been somewhat decent if it was released 7+ years ago.  I'd rather pay to play this: http://clanlord.com because at least I'd know it was good in its time.

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Played: Clan Lord, WoW, Matrix Online, LOTR:O, EVE, Tabula Rasa, Warhammer Online, Rift
Playing: Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3

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  • ViejaVieja MadridPosts: 4Member

    well, i disagree with you. I am having good times with game, waiting more content (like any other mmorpg i have played since beginning) , and game, for me, is great. Dinamic, fun. I usually play in group with my mates, and we are having roleplayings,pve and pvp events all the weeks.

    Nice graphics, nice quests -read the texts, guy- , simple pvp -fun, but it has to be completed, and it will- .

    For me, a great game.

    :)

  • enhaxedenhaxed CanberraPosts: 87Member

    no, it isnt.

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  • mulder71mulder71 NoneofYourBusinessPosts: 6Member

    This game has alot of potential , Graphics arent half bad (Better than WOW's Cartoon graphics) . Only if the makers would only fracken give users more content and patches worth a damn , people might stay playing it . I played it , made a clan , but , when you hit 30+ you get sooooo bored . Thats why I am not playing it , until , new content (and good content) comes through .

  • _Shadowmage_Shadowmage MelbournePosts: 1,459Member


    The combat sucks, in fact it's the worst shooter I've ever experienced from a game that was released in this millennium.

    lol - thats because its not a first person shooter - it only looks like one.

    So for you the game is a miserable failure - good thing you didnt waste your money then.

  • GajariGajari Halifax, NSPosts: 984Member

    Yeah, it's shit. I wouldn't say it's a COMPLETE failure, as people are still playing it. But people will play anything, it seems.

  • Plasuma!!!Plasuma!!! Albuquerque, NMPosts: 1,872Member

    I expected a more rewarding grind and a reason to play past level 30.

    It was fun up until then, and then it got boring.

    I quit when they updated the UI in a massive patch back in December, since it made any tools a pain to use. I didn't have any real reason to play at that time, so I guess that did it for me.

  • sabutai22sabutai22 Tampa, FLPosts: 262Member

    TR was a terrible game from the begining, anyone that makes a game and banks on having their name stamped on it in order to market and sell will fail.

    TR did just that and failed, not to mention its horrible cookie-cut level grind fest to only end up looking just like everyone else reguardless of level.

    meh, as SWG used to say .... move along move along nothing to see here....

     

  • -retro--retro- Media, PAPosts: 16Member

     

    Originally posted by sabutai22


    "anyone that makes a game and banks on having their name stamped on it in order to market and sell will fail."



    Ya.....I'm sure Sid Meier's regretting doing just that.   

    Seriously, though.......a "failure"? I wouldn't call it that. I've been playing casually since launch and having some fun with the game. You remember fun? That which we all strive for when playing games?

    But I also realize that a time will come when I will move on from TR because the fun will stop. For me it stopped in UO after many years, it stopped in SWG after about two years and it stopped in WoW after just one year. There are many new games on the horizon that I'm looking forward to trying out.......and having some fun in.

  • NazarosNazaros Montreal, QCPosts: 215Member

    "Fun" is a very abstract concept. Don't go pretend that you can claim the virtue of knowing what's fun or not. Simply because people don't like Tabula Rasa over simplified pile of rubbish, doesn't mean they don't understand the meaning of "fun". There are people outhere who requires some "quality and deep gaming experience" in order to be compelled by it and find it fun. Just  like there are people who simply can't stand junk food, and it's not because they don't know how to enjoy it, but mostly because their taste buds have evolve to a point where it's just disgusting. Apply the same logic for games, music and movies here and you'll wake up over an epiphany that will make it so you won't post any such non sense in the future.

    What deserves to be done, deserves to be "well" done...

  • KomaKoma Staten Island, NYPosts: 25Member Uncommon

    Can I have your accounts?

    Sucks that you guys didn't enjoy the game. Maybe that is why they only offer a 3 day trial?

  • Plasuma!!!Plasuma!!! Albuquerque, NMPosts: 1,872Member

    Originally posted by sabutai22


    ...anyone that makes a game and banks on having their name stamped on it in order to market and sell will fail.

    Like "Clive Barker's Clive Barker's Jericho by Clive Barker"?

    Heh.

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Vancouver, BCPosts: 2,154Member Uncommon

    I'm having fun with TR, took me 2 weeks to get my first level 30 then another 4 days to get my clone to 30 so now I have a spy, sniper, grenadier and guardian to decide on which one I want to play more. This game is pretty young and content seems shallow but devs has said they have plans up their sleeves so we'll see.


    The OP's graphics comparison isn't very good, most single player games will have significantly higher quality graphics (look at Crysis) than MMOs, but TR has impressively good graphics if you turn on dynamic lighting and shadows (though I keep shadows off). Most MMOs has lower graphics standards to keep lag to a minimum when dealing with client-server network communication.


    The ones I see that don't like TR are the ones that thinks it's Counter-Strike and always wants to pvp, or ones that rushed to 50. General chat is of the fun parts of the game, and I like sci-fi since I've never been a fan of the fantasy genre.

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  • andmillerandmiller SF, CAPosts: 374Member

    Originally posted by Crazy00Eyes


    Tabula Rasa looked interesting and had solid ratings, so I asked around for a trial key and got one, surprisingly.  A futuristic shooter MMO!  God was I tired of RPGs modeled after Lords of the Rings.  But this... wtf.  The graphics and FPS are horrible, even on a nice rig (I can run COD4 on very high settings without any issues).  The interface isn't user friendly.  Character movement transitions aren't smooth at all.  There are countless bugs.  The combat sucks, in fact it's the worst shooter I've ever experienced from a game that was released in this millennium.  The only credit I can give this game is props to the plot for not involving more elves and orcs.  This game as a whole might have been somewhat decent if it was released 7+ years ago.  I'd rather pay to play this: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setView/overview/gameID/4 because at least I'd know it was good in its time.
    This game is terrible, that I would agree with.  However you completely lost me with a reference to "paying to play" Darkfall, the biggest pile of vaporware S ever.  That game will, unfortunately, never see the light of day.
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLPosts: 23,965Member Epic

    Originally posted by Nazaros


    "Fun" is a very abstract concept. Don't go pretend that you can claim the virtue of knowing what's fun or not. Simply because people don't like Tabula Rasa over simplified pile of rubbish, doesn't mean they don't understand the meaning of "fun". There are people outhere who requires some "quality and deep gaming experience" in order to be compelled by it and find it fun. Just  like there are people who simply can't stand junk food, and it's not because they don't know how to enjoy it, but mostly because their taste buds have evolve to a point where it's just disgusting. Apply the same logic for games, music and movies here and you'll wake up over an epiphany that will make it so you won't post any such non sense in the future.

    Everything you wrote about. Its all in your head son.  Has nothing to do with evolution, intelligence or some form of superiority.

     

     

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  • -retro--retro- Media, PAPosts: 16Member

    Originally posted by Nazaros


    "Fun" is a very abstract concept. Don't go pretend that you can claim the virtue of knowing what's fun or not. Simply because people don't like Tabula Rasa over simplified pile of rubbish, doesn't mean they don't understand the meaning of "fun". There are people outhere who requires some "quality and deep gaming experience" in order to be compelled by it and find it fun. Just  like there are people who simply can't stand junk food, and it's not because they don't know how to enjoy it, but mostly because their taste buds have evolve to a point where it's just disgusting. Apply the same logic for games, music and movies here and you'll wake up over an epiphany that will make it so you won't post any such non sense in the future.
    Now thats some deep........stuff. "Abstract concept", "virtue", "epiphany".............as Taggart would have said, "you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar whore".

    And I do claim to know what's fun.....for me. What others find fun is their business. If they need some "deeper gaming experience" to "compel" them that's great! If they've evolved from Whoppers to Subway sandwiches more power to them!

    I've played plenty of MMOs that I found lacking but have never felt the need to post about them, calling them failures or piles of rubbish, etc. I don't feel the need to warn anyone about a game that I might not like simply because whats fun for one person may not be for the next, and vice versa.

     

  • WolfPack427WolfPack427 Panama City, FLPosts: 5Member

    I just started playing Tabula Rasa and i think it's fun so far but im only lvl 15 and like previously said i know i will get bored of it  eventually but might as well enjoy it for now.

  • NazarosNazaros Montreal, QCPosts: 215Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran


     
    Originally posted by Nazaros


    "Fun" is a very abstract concept. Don't go pretend that you can claim the virtue of knowing what's fun or not. Simply because people don't like Tabula Rasa over simplified pile of rubbish, doesn't mean they don't understand the meaning of "fun". There are people outhere who requires some "quality and deep gaming experience" in order to be compelled by it and find it fun. Just  like there are people who simply can't stand junk food, and it's not because they don't know how to enjoy it, but mostly because their taste buds have evolve to a point where it's just disgusting. Apply the same logic for games, music and movies here and you'll wake up over an epiphany that will make it so you won't post any such non sense in the future.

     

    Everything you wrote about. Its all in your head son.  Has nothing to do with evolution, intelligence or some form of superiority.

     

     



    No really? Wow that's a bold statement... For someone claiming to be my father or older then me, you should know better.

    What deserves to be done, deserves to be "well" done...

  • sadnebulasadnebula atlanta, GAPosts: 263Member Uncommon

    LOL, this game must be worse than I though, even the trolls are substandard.  That just kills it !!!. I can put up with  my dislikes in the game. But It's just to much when the trolls aren't even up to speed.

    OP I think you need to play a bit of swg and head over to the big boy troll forums, then come back. I mean i like a good troll as much as anyone, but please, we have way to few trolls for an amateur to come over.

    hehehehehe.

  • Crazy00EyesCrazy00Eyes Truckee, CAPosts: 91Member
    Originally posted by andmiller


     
    Originally posted by Crazy00Eyes


    Tabula Rasa looked interesting and had solid ratings, so I asked around for a trial key and got one, surprisingly.  A futuristic shooter MMO!  God was I tired of RPGs modeled after Lords of the Rings.  But this... wtf.  The graphics and FPS are horrible, even on a nice rig (I can run COD4 on very high settings without any issues).  The interface isn't user friendly.  Character movement transitions aren't smooth at all.  There are countless bugs.  The combat sucks, in fact it's the worst shooter I've ever experienced from a game that was released in this millennium.  The only credit I can give this game is props to the plot for not involving more elves and orcs.  This game as a whole might have been somewhat decent if it was released 7+ years ago.  I'd rather pay to play this: http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/setView/overview/gameID/4 because at least I'd know it was good in its time.
    This game is terrible, that I would agree with.  However you completely lost me with a reference to "paying to play" Darkfall, the biggest pile of vaporware S ever.  That game will, unfortunately, never see the light of day.

     
    It was originally a link to an MMO called Clan Lord.  I guess the URLs change.

     

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    Played: Clan Lord, WoW, Matrix Online, LOTR:O, EVE, Tabula Rasa, Warhammer Online, Rift
    Playing: Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 26,696Member Rare

    I will throw in my 2 cents. I also do NOT like TR.



    The problem is that it try to look like a FPS, but it is not (worse graphics, no scripted events, less interactive environment ...). So people will tend to compare it to FPS and come out disappointed.

    It also lacking in customization and itemization. So it does not have the traditional MMO strength. This is a case of trying to be too many things and fails at all of them.

  • severiusseverius sacramento, CAPosts: 1,512Member Uncommon

    Miserable failure?  I don't really think so.  I for one am not a fan of this Tabula Rasa and believe that Richard Garriott could have and SHOULD have done something far better.  With that said it is a mediocre title, along with 99% of every mmo released since UO.

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  • _Shadowmage_Shadowmage MelbournePosts: 1,459Member


    Originally posted by Nazaros
    "Fun" is a very abstract concept.

    No its not an abstract concept.

    noun
    1. activities that are enjoyable or amusing

    So if someone enjoys playing the game - then they are having fun. Whats abstract about that?

    On the flip side - its entirely subjective and a personal opinion.

    So as that poster said - they found the game fun. They didnt try to force what they enjoy on you - so really why do you care.

    After almost a year playing T.R - I still find the game fun.

  • Crazy00EyesCrazy00Eyes Truckee, CAPosts: 91Member

    I'm curious, who the hell is Richard Garriott anyways?  Is this game based off a novel or something?

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    Played: Clan Lord, WoW, Matrix Online, LOTR:O, EVE, Tabula Rasa, Warhammer Online, Rift
    Playing: Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3

  • _Shadowmage_Shadowmage MelbournePosts: 1,459Member

    Wow - where to start.

    How about I provide a link and you can read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Garriott

    But in a nutshell - he was developing computer Role playing games before many people on these forums were born.

    On the book question - no its an original I.P. During beta I suggested they write a book to complement the game as many other companies are now doing.

  • VortigonVortigon PerthPosts: 723Member Uncommon

    After trying the trial I was hugely dissapointed by this.  I had been looking forward to this game for a long time.

    They really missed an opportunity to make a great sci-fi MMO.

    What this game needed was;

    a. Make the game a shooter.  Not a half dressed wannabe shooter with MMO controls. Definetly a case of glass half emtpy.  Either go shooter or MMO the mistake they made was leaving it stuck inbetween. BIG mistake.

    b. This game should of been PVE AND PVP. (i.e. planetside style RVR but within the context of the tabula setting, with both AI storyline missions/objectives and opportunites for PVP as a large portion of the gameplay.

    Then this game would become what it should of been and is in fact crying out to be.

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