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Waiting to see how much things cost before complaining too much,also to see if the game is worth bothering with at all.
But really they already lost me as I can't play an Inquisitor and consign the Heretic and Xeno worlds to the holy flame!!!
An MMORPG with the Warhammer 40K IP, EVE like economy, and a combat system that's a mix between Space Marine and Epic Games’ Gears of War....
Sounds great, I'll be keeping an eye out for this one
I'm a massive fan of the Warhammer franchise, as well as WarHammer: 40k .
I can kind of understand the idea of the orks being FTP lore wise to generate higher numbers, but it's a terrible idea in terms of player satisfaction. I approve of a previous post about giving the lower ranks to FTP players too, scouts and grunts etc. To offer some diversity but not offering the full experience of the more advanced players, where inevitably the fun will be. Maybe even possibly giving at least one extra race to try for FTP's.
I'm concerned that on top of the restrictions to orks alone, that we have to further pay per race.... now of course costs could ease my concern slightly, if it was £10, $10 per race. and providing it was a permanent unlock, I think that's justifiable. but if we're looking at anything over $15- per race... then we will be looking at a greed based developer team, and there's no way im getting involved .
Cosmetics are a given for any FTP model. Weapon skins, armor's ship addons etc...
Right now, they are calling this a premium FTP model. I disagree, right now this is pay over and over to get stronger model.
If this was premium FTP, I'd expect something similar to, Free, Silver, Gold memberships.
Silver - Average sub price- Upgraded - Some Extras (maybe not most popular races/classes)
Gold - Full Sub Price - Full Access + Extra Benefits (Discounted CS, exclusive skins, and or advanced classes)
I am not a FTP hater I expect FTP players to be restricted ! So don't freak out on me over that, I just think right now, they are screaming greed and they will scare people away.
It all comes down to prices.... I'm negatively cautious of their direction. FTP is fine, but is dangerously hard to get right.
Originally posted by Rusque I think I might have to resign myself and accept that there will never be a proper WH40K mmo in my lifetime. Are there no development companies out there with love for the WH40K universe that want to make it right? Seriously.
We?re all dead, just say it.
Originally posted by Vlacke The fact that you have to pay in order to play a Space Marine in a WH40k "free to play" MMO is somewhat hilarious. Ork Boyz, seriously?
someone has to pay the bills. or no one gets to play the game. TANSTAAFL!!
Don't whine about limited f2p access, its a game, a business, not a god damn charity. These people don't spend months working deadlines so that you can download the game, check out all the content for free and say meh, fuck it, ill go play something else.
You people have some ridiculous expectations. Its free, quit whining. And don't be so god damn cheap, how much might access to space marines cost? 10 dollars? The price of a few cola cans or a few bags of chips? Come on, get serious.
I love the warhammer lore/settings/books/games etc. Fantasy and 40K both. When I read the headlines of this article I was shocked...amazed...super elated! After reading though...meh.
It's too far out to make anything other than a passing comment but what was out lined in this article has made me start off with a bad feeling.
I always pay for a sub /patron /whatever they want to call it so the limit to the Ork race isn't applicable but 'something' makes me wonder. Can't say for sure what it is.
In any event, too early to pass judgment. I'll keep an eye on it because it is Warhammer but a lukewarm one, at least until more starts to churn out.
The idea to let the ftp-kids play orc boys is just epic.
Looking forward to this game.
Step in the arena and break the wall down
Originally posted by Hatefull Its been in production for years at this point.
It can't have been in production for years. Up until last year THQ had the rights to a 40k mmo and were working on dark millennium.
Not a big fan of 40k, but everything in this article sounds perfect for the world.
It will be interesting to see if they get it to actually work that way in 2 years.
Gameplay would seal the deal
"It has potential"-Second most used phrase on existence"It sucks"-Most used phrase on existence
It takes 5 Boyz to take down 1 SM? ~-- CHALLENGE ACCEPTED --~
I gotta say, I liked reading about how they intend to approach the F2P side of the game, let the masses - who most likely won't contribute financially - play as the fodder is, IMO, a briliant idea. It will give people a chance to try the game and decide if they enjoy the execution of the mechanics, (or if they enjoy being executed...) And it will fill out the role lore-wise perfectly.
I don't understand why there is SO much whining about balance with this proposed approach. You're playing the free portion of the game they want you to play. No where has it ever been written that if the term 'F2P' is used it MUST allow access to ALL content of the game or it is obviously P2W. Complain about imbalance and label the game P2W when the game shows that it is just that. When the game starts selling weapons and armor in the cash shop that are better than what can be acquired w/ Req. tokens - by all means grab the torches and pitchforks and burn the game @ the P2W stake. Until that happens, and based on the info in the article it doesn't look like it will at this point, - just wait for more info before you write off what sounds like is a decent approach to take on a 40K MMO.
The 3 month campaigns sound great.
(/gasp! OMG there's a point to PVP! How is this possible??!!)
F2P players aren't on equal footing w/ subbed players.
Player-elected chapter leaders - that actually have the power to give orders - and following orders has benefits?!
(That has a LOT of great potential.)
5 faction all out PVP warfare AND some PVE gameplay.
(Also a LOT of potential here.)
Will definitely be interested in following this game's development.
Lol brilliant F2P model, buy the game and you get to cut down endless stream of F2P zerg-boyz. It almost sounds like they are having a laugh at the F2P model while possibly making the game "balance" right in terms of cannon fodder orkz as actual players.
I think bad players will feel like at home playing as fodder orkz anyway, they can just say all their deaths are because the fodder class is so weak in comparison, perfect class to just fool around or legitimately suck :]
Oh well, we'll see how this one turns out, hopefully above average!
Originally posted by Kuinn Lol brilliant F2P model, buy the game and you get to cut down endless stream of F2P zerg-boyz. It almost sounds like they are having a laugh at the F2P model while possibly making the game "balance" right in terms of cannon fodder orkz as actual players. I think bad players will feel like at home playing as fodder orkz anyway, they can just say all their deaths are because the fodder class is so weak in comparison, perfect class to just fool around or legitimately suck :] Oh well, we'll see how this one turns out, hopefully above average!
Sorry kids, you gotta shell out some cash to play Chaos. Cause we all know that's what the F2Ps would want to choose. At least you play Ork Boyz for Free. It could of been Snotlings.
For those that are going to stomp off and not play. Bye. You have no idea how happy this is going to make the majority of the WH40k fans.
"...plenty of cover mechanics."
Someone's been playing too much Gears of War, since when does a Space Marine or an Ork take cover? Lost interest right there as it's an insult to think either are as weak and pathetic as the soldiers in Gears of War. Run out there with your bolter and chainsword for the Emperor or cower in shame behind cover soiling your armor. There should be an option to purge anyone who takes cover.
To take cover is to admit defeat and to admit defeat is to blaspheme against the Emperor!
Because flying a Minmatar ship is like going down a flight of stairs on an office chair while firing an Uzi.