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Themepark or not?

DancingQueenDancingQueen LA, CAMember Posts: 201

What do you think?

(The best way to start a good debate is for the OP to not disclose her opinion)

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  • MavolenceMavolence Appleton, WIMember Posts: 633 Uncommon
    themepark and going to pass it
  • NitthNitth AustraliaMember Posts: 3,903 Uncommon

    Themepark.

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  • DancingQueenDancingQueen LA, CAMember Posts: 201

    No debate?

    Start debating!

  • MavolenceMavolence Appleton, WIMember Posts: 633 Uncommon
    my whole steam list says it's a themepark too just for shits and giggles i put it out there for you
  • LatronusLatronus Lexington Park, MDMember Posts: 692
    Originally posted by DancingQueen
    No debate? Start debating!

    I don't take orders and demands very well!  J/k

    I hope it's kind of a hybrid.  

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 3,146 Epic
    As someone who has played it for several hours: themepark.

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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 1,917 Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    As someone who has played it for several hours: themepark.

    Well, that's a /thread if I ever saw one hehe

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  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJMember Posts: 604 Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    As someone who has played it for several hours: themepark.

    does it do anything different that makes it feel fresh, or the same old stuff rehashed in a different environment

  • VonatarVonatar PragueMember Posts: 716 Uncommon
    I can't believe someone even needs to suggest it's open for debate.
  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon

    I'd call it a themepark.  To me it sounds like a mix of GW2 and DAOC.  In one of the interviews with Matt Firor, he described it as an MMO to bring MMO fans and TES fans together in a single game.  It's my guess he wasn't talking about fans of UO or early SWG.

     


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  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Somewhere, NCMember Posts: 1,592 Uncommon
    Yep. There's not much to debate. I was excited about the game until I actually started to read about it. You don't even need to read between the lines to see that it's an Elder Scrolls flavored WoW knockoff. It could have been amazing if they had modeled it off Eve Online, but as it stands I probably won't even download the trial.

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  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantMember Posts: 186
    Themepark, like Skyrim without the freedom and the combat, not sure what that leaves apart from a IP

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  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterMember Posts: 2,034 Uncommon
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Themepark, like Skyrim without the freedom and the combat, not sure what that leaves apart from a IP

    I've read/heard from people that have played the game that the combat is very Skyrim like. Just with a limited hotbar. Mouse buttons for each hand. Hold mouse button to build up a power hit using stamina.

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  • TrionicusTrionicus Palm Beach, FLMember Posts: 493 Uncommon
    Originally posted by immodium
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Themepark, like Skyrim without the freedom and the combat, not sure what that leaves apart from a IP

    I've read/heard from people that have played the game that the combat is very Skyrim like. Just with a limited hotbar. Mouse buttons for each hand. Hold mouse button to build up a power hit using stamina.

    Skyrim was pointed in the right direction, no need to take steps backwards, pigeonhold classes, obviously a downgrade in graphics...sorry now I'm just being negative. I'll just STFU and go back to Skyrim, my bad.

  • MyTabbycatMyTabbycat SP, MOMember Posts: 316 Uncommon

    It's a themepark with several sandbox elements (almost a hybrid). Once they add in the player housing (hopefully in an upcoming expansion), I'll consider it to be a true hybrid.

    Unfortunately, as soon as a game is declared a themepark on this site, any sandbox elements it has get ignored.

     

    And as to the Hotbar issue, I feel like I'm repeating myself but it repairs repeating. In an MMO you can NOT pause the game to switch out your spells so a hotbar of some type is a MUST.  The only difference between having a hotbar in the mmo and a favorites in skyrim is that in the MMO you will actually be able to see your favorites. You won't be able to click on the skills on the hotbar since the mouse buttons are for combat.

  • DartmedDartmed AthensMember Posts: 36

    I am surprised than none so far has posted the so commonly seen here phrase “define sandbox” ….

    As on the topic IMHO pure themepark 

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordMember Posts: 7,207 Common
    Open world free roaming themepark with sandbox elements.

    Like daoc and skyrim
  • EladiEladi ArnhemMember Posts: 1,106 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Dartmed
    I am surprised than none so far has posted the so commonly seen here phrase “define sandbox” …. As on the topic IMHO pure themepark 

    ESO= themepark whit sandbox elements

    what we truely seek is a sandbox whit themepark elements.  :P

  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAMember Posts: 2,442 Uncommon
    Unfortunately, it's a themepark, and I will have to pass.

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  • LatronusLatronus Lexington Park, MDMember Posts: 692
    Originally posted by Trionicus
    Originally posted by immodium
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Themepark, like Skyrim without the freedom and the combat, not sure what that leaves apart from a IP

    I've read/heard from people that have played the game that the combat is very Skyrim like. Just with a limited hotbar. Mouse buttons for each hand. Hold mouse button to build up a power hit using stamina.

    Skyrim was pointed in the right direction, no need to take steps backwards, pigeonhold classes, obviously a downgrade in graphics...sorry now I'm just being negative. I'll just STFU and go back to Skyrim, my bad.

    Of course the graphics are downgraded.  Unless you want to buy a brand new rig to play it without have FPS drop thru the basement.  Is a Deion that will allow mor people to play it, therefore more sales which equal more profit. 

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  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVMember Posts: 1,096 Common
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Open world free roaming themepark with sandbox elements.

    Like daoc and skyrim

    How is 3 Faction locked areas and Cyrodiil for PvP considered "open world free roaming"?

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  • GN-003GN-003 NA, HIMember Posts: 78
    Originally posted by PyrateLV
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Open world free roaming themepark with sandbox elements.

    Like daoc and skyrim

    How is 3 Faction locked areas and Cyrodiil for PvP considered "open world free roaming"?

    Bingo.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordMember Posts: 7,207 Common
    Well daoc was completely own world, zero instancing.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordMember Posts: 7,207 Common
    I guess we differ on what you consider open world themepark.

    To me that is like daoc or vanilla eq, no instancing huge open world.

    As opposed to a linear on the rails themepark best described by swtor probably.
  • UhwopUhwop Wilm, DEMember Posts: 1,778 Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    As someone who has played it for several hours: themepark.

     kinda heartbreaking :(

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