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[Column] General: Greed Monger & Player Immersion

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,649MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

In today's Independency, we take a look at what some call a "true sandbox experience" and at the notion of how players have a chance to be deeply immersed in the game. Read on and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

And while the sheer deluge of Kickstarter-related material has turned me into a bit of a cynic, it's difficult not to get a little excited about Green Monger. To begin with, Greed Monger has achieved something plenty of other Kickstarter campaigns have failed at - they've achieved their goal. They're done. There are ten days left to their campaign period but they're done. Money will, at some point, pass hands between the developers and their earnest, would-be fans.

Read more of Cassandra Khaw's Independency: Greed Monger & Player Immersion.

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  • gravesworngravesworn charleston, WVPosts: 324Member
    If they are able to pull this off, i can see my life being sucked away, but as you, i am a bit cynical. Games like this are a much needed kick in the butt to the mmorpg genre
  • plaxidiaplaxidia SwedenPosts: 171Member Uncommon
    I'm actually tossing a bit into the kickstarter bucket for this one.. I'm so disgusted with the *Mainstream* MMO developers I have decided to give an independant a shot.. They certainly cant do worse and if they sucseed it will show the mainstream that maybe their money grab and run releases are really not what the MMO comunity wants.. ;)   One can hope anyway :D
  • health001health001 league city, IAPosts: 54Member
    eq 1 reborn !
  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,266Member Uncommon
    Absolutely hate the name, but I absolutely love the direction!

    Played: AA, AC1, AC2, Aion, AO, AoC, CO, CoX, DAoC, DCUO, DN, EVE, EQ1, EQ2,
    ESO, FE, FFXI, FFXIV, FF, GW1, GW2, Istaria, L2, LoTRO, MO, MxO, NW, Rift, RoE,
    Ryzom, SB, SWG, SWTOR, TERA, TSW, WAR, WoW, WURM...

  • GeekyGeeky Huntington, INPosts: 243Member
    I hope these guys can pull it off.  So many gamers complain about games today, but yet we still give these games our money.  Give these guys your money and lets see an actual game that could be fun a chance.
  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    My only fear is that it will be as succesful as The Repopulation (if you don't get what I mean it's that The Repopulation sort of didn't do well), which was also another project backed by Kickstarter.

    Smile

  • JayarisJayaris InvercargillPosts: 308Member

    I don't think this is going to crash and burn. More like drive around the landing strip until the engine fizzles out...

    I can't wait till 2016, when we all look back on the time when hundreds of millions of dollars we're invested into games that didn't go anywhere, and laugh.

    Hi

  • PalingerPalinger ThessPosts: 21Member
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    My only fear is that it will be as succesful as The Repopulation (if you don't get what I mean it's that The Repopulation sort of didn't do well), which was also another project backed by Kickstarter.

    The repopulation is not out yet so you can't say if it's successful or not, also their kickstarter was successful. On topic, this looks very promising and I want to believe these guys have what it takes although indie projects and high ambitions often don't bode well.

  • marganculosmarganculos BrnoPosts: 190Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by remyburke
    Absolutely hate the name, but I absolutely love the direction!

    +1

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,676Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    My only fear is that it will be as succesful as The Repopulation (if you don't get what I mean it's that The Repopulation sort of didn't do well), which was also another project backed by Kickstarter.

    Once a month you come out with a gem like this and I LOVE IT!

     

    Keep up the great work!

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  • GwapoJoshGwapoJosh Auburn, INPosts: 991Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by marganculos
    Originally posted by remyburke
    Absolutely hate the name, but I absolutely love the direction!

    +1

    +2

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  • KroxMalonKroxMalon swindonPosts: 409Member
    Once burned twice as shy. And oh did StarVault (Mortal Online) burn me well.
  • MogusMogus Anderson, OHPosts: 169Member

    Very nice article!

    I can't wait to play this game! Oh wait, back to work on it. :)

     

    www.greedmonger.com
    Did you like Ultima Online? Then you'll LOVE Greed Monger!

  • KalafaxKalafax Gainesville, FLPosts: 522Member Uncommon

    Good Article, been an eager follower of this game for a while now, cant wait to see them blow everyones expectations away!

     

    Still dont see what people have against the name though

    Mess with the best, Die like the rest

  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,266Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    My only fear is that it will be as succesful as The Repopulation (if you don't get what I mean it's that The Repopulation sort of didn't do well), which was also another project backed by Kickstarter.

    I think you are confusing "The Repopulation," which is a promising sandbox still in development with "Earthrise," which has already released and shutdown. Bravo.

    Played: AA, AC1, AC2, Aion, AO, AoC, CO, CoX, DAoC, DCUO, DN, EVE, EQ1, EQ2,
    ESO, FE, FFXI, FFXIV, FF, GW1, GW2, Istaria, L2, LoTRO, MO, MxO, NW, Rift, RoE,
    Ryzom, SB, SWG, SWTOR, TERA, TSW, WAR, WoW, WURM...

  • VengerVenger York, PAPosts: 1,318Member
    Can't wait to get my hands on this one!
  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonPosts: 3,221Member
    Funnily enough the visuals are v nice, and the last thing I should be appraising given it's an indie mmorpg with interesting ideas! ;)
  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

    i dont know if ill play this game, but the write up on it sounds promising. i just worry indie dev's promise too much (aka DFo/MO) and inturn make mistakes along the way that ruin the game's enjoyment factor. 

    but other then that, the game if it launchs without too much of a hitch could be quite fun with what its currently promising to offer.

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  • Nemesis7884Nemesis7884 ZurichPosts: 880Member Uncommon
    sounds good, but it looks quite bad...i think they are just toooo far away to justify an investment at this time
  • ZekiahZekiah Aurora, COPosts: 2,499Member
    Originally posted by Mogus

    Very nice article!

    I can't wait to play this game! Oh wait, back to working on the combat video. :)

     

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  • argoriusargorius Sandy, UTPosts: 17Member
    Love the concept but I seriously cannot see this as anything but vaporware...
  • XthosXthos Columbus, OHPosts: 2,628Member

    I am interested in it, i am tired of the shallow mmos that are out now.

     

  • Postal13Postal13 Milton, ONPosts: 94Member
    Originally posted by GwapoJosh
    Originally posted by marganculos
    Originally posted by remyburke
    Absolutely hate the name, but I absolutely love the direction!

    +1

    +2

    +3

     

    (and I pledged)

    Cunfushus says "Only through wasting time do we realize that time should not be wasted."

  • RheanonRheanon Catskill Mountains, NYPosts: 126Member
    Their website has loads of info about the game.  I pledged :)
  • Spider3Spider3 ZurichPosts: 33Member
    Originally posted by Zekiah
    Originally posted by Mogus

    Very nice article!

    I can't wait to play this game! Oh wait, back to working on the combat video. :)

     

    +1 =D

    Great article. Jason, please fed us hungry dogs with news!  ^^ We are so excited about GM, we spend the whole day on GM forum to discuss and make suggestions...everytime you post it's like the sun appearing in the sky revealing us something new to confirm our discussions haha

    (you want us to go totally insane isn't? ;)

     

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