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  • Nostalgia for Vanilla - Will Blizzard Give In?

    WoW sub numbers are in a very significant decline.

    Imagine if Vanilla WoW proves to be more popular than the current version. It would be a major embarrassment for Blizzard.

    All the talk about lost code and crap is just bullshit. If 30 volunteers can get a high quality Vanilla  server running, Blizzard sure in the hell could
  • Old man: I won't play an RPG without permanent death

    Every RPG can have permadeath

    Just delete you character when you die
  • Star Wars Offers Fans a Platinum Light Saber for About $60 - Star Wars: The Old Republic - MMORPG.co

    I'm hoping for Funcom to offer a Platinum Long Dong for Conan Exiles

    Phallus size means everything.

    No moralistic busybody'ing here.  
  • Shadow Of War: microtransactions!

    I was really looking forward to this game. It was a day one purchase for me, now... not so much. I might pick it up when its on a Steam sale, I might not. Will just have to wait and see.

    Now this crap is creeping into single player games. You can get everything through game play today... probably not so much tomorrow.

    Not really the type of business model I want to support.
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  • A bit of a disapointment... ok, a pretty big disapontment.

    Siris23 said:
    Conan Exiles is more akin to Ark and Rust, it's never been an MMO.
    That doesn't do me any good after spending the money to buy it. :'(

    I saw it advertised as a survival MMO.

    If that's so.. if the ad specifically said it was Massively Multiplayer Online (or just MMO), then that could possibly count as false, or at least highly misleading advertising. I don't know what ad you saw, so I can't say either way. But Conan Exiles most definitely is not a MMO.

    It also illustrates (again, assuming there is an ad calling it a MMO) why definitions are important, and why it's bad when people and/or companies apply extremely loose meanings to a term, or believe it can mean whatever they want/need it to mean, at any given time.






    From the Conan Exiles website. "Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal universe of Conan the Barbarian."  To me, open world does not mean small, private servers with a limit of 30 people.
    You do realize that an "open world" game can be in a single player game as well
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  • Assassin's Creed Origins - The Rebirth of Assassin's Creed - The RPG Files - MMORPG.com

    I've got a 4770k at stock speed with a gtx1080 running origins @ 2k with high+ settings.

    Rig doesn't break a sweat running over 60 frames.

    Beautiful game, definitely best in the series since AC2/Brotherhood. I'm really enjoying my time with it, could become my favorite in the series, love the changes.

    Ubisoft is also pawning the microtransaction crap but like most games of late, its easy enough to ignore.

    I'd give it a 8.5-9.0  I have a love for Open Worlds and the Ancient Egyptian setting. 
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  • Shadow of War: WB games profiting from a dead developer?

    IMHO

    If you profit from something it's not charity, It's just another angle to make a buck.


    Give the guys family 100% of the proceeds.

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  • Microsoft getting smart!

    SEANMCAD said:
    Mendel said:
    Phry said:
    Not sure why this is "news" today, Microsoft mentioned they were going to do this at least a couple years back with the Windows 10 release.  Part of the premise when they released details on the Xbox one S and the announcement of scorpio was that they weren't going to do generational consoles anymore and instead push the software so it's available across different devices.

    It's been part of the long game for several years and the main reason why they pushed UWP.
    If only UWP was any good, for gaming its not really much cop and objectively worse than games that don't use it, its probably one of the main reasons why Windows Store is not a good place to get games from. That Windows 10 is still not the main Windows OS doesn't help either, that the primary OS used by most Windows users is still Windows 7 is particularly damning, the only thing to date that Windows 10 has actually achieved, is that more people use it than use Windows 8, and is probably the main reason why if developers want to create games for the PC, then its usually Direct X 11 based, assuming its using Direct X at all that is, after all why would any developer create a game using only UWP if barely 1/4 of PC's could even run it? and of those a significant proportion are not even gaming devices. :/
    I'd still be using XP if that was still supported.  Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10 have been pretty much a waste as operating systems.  The only real advancements have been in Direct X 9, 10, 11, and 12, and they could have been made compatible with XP if Microsoft had really wanted to.  They have always preferred that new features come with new Operating systems to keep their revenue flowing.  Good for the business, but not so much for the customer.
    XP has a ram limitation of 4gb, Windows 7+ does not.

    This matters in high end gaming
    32bit XP has the 4gb limit 64bit XP does not.

    32bit Windows 7 also has the 4gb limit.

    Its a 32bit vs 64bit limitation.
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  • Star Wars Battlefront II AMA Happening Today - 'This is Fine' - MMORPG.com News

    CrazKanuk said:
    laserit said:
    I don't want to be punished though my taxes because of dumb fucks spending their rent and not being able to feed their children because their addiction to this tripe.

    Again, what are we solving here? Are we solving for the 80% or are we solving for the 20%? Actually, it's more like we're probably solving for the 0.005%. We're essentially suggesting to implement something to prevent someone from spending all their money on it, which would be an exceptional case. I would suggest that regardless of the regulations put in place, whatever the game companies counter with, this person would still have a problem and end up spending all their money on it, whether it be a straight-up cash shop or some other gimmick. What you're suggesting is that we create a bubble room for people who can't control themselves, instead of maybe creating a MUCH less expensive support system for these types of people (or the ones who WANT help) in order to actually HELP them. 
    It's a predatory business practice.

    I'm a manufacturer, I make metal parts and I have regulations that I have to abide by. Just because its the entertainment industry doesn't mean they should get a free pass.

    How about when you buy your next house you buy it via a loot box and that will decide whether you get a mansion or a bamboo hut.
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  • Official Classic Server Forums Aflame in Class Balance Debate - World of Warcraft - MMORPG.com

    gervaise1 said:
    Xarko said:
    DMKano said:
    Xarko said:
    I realize changing talents in significant way might ruin "muh vanilla" for some, but mere number tweaks are not enough to fix the mess that were vanilla talents.

    Blizzard has to make a very difficult choice, whether they fix things and piss off purists or keep them "broken" to make it more vanilla, but have half the specs raid non-viable.

    There is no difficult choice - broken things will be fixed, even the purists who say they hate this know that it is a necessity for longterm success.


    Things are not that simple. "Fixing things necessary for long term success" are what turned WoW into what it is today.
    Not that simple I suggest. 

    BC only - only - added two new races, level 60-70 spells and the removal of faction specific classes (plus associated changes that resulted). Arguably BC didn't increase the number of classes so - in the grand scheme of things - wasn't that big a deal. Not everyone will agree but big picture view: minor.

    WotLK though introduced the Death Knight. And in true mmo expansion fashion it was the fotm class. And in true mmo post-expansion fashion it was then toned down.

    And so it went on with further cycles of new fotm classes and nerfs to the others.

    Its the expansions that turned WoW into what it is today. And insofar as "expansions" were required for long term success yes then OK.

    If you do the "fixes" without the expansions though then, I suggest, it would be different.




    BC it put the game in a direction that I personally disliked.

    Giving in to the shaman/paladin faction thing.

    The shared capital city

    Introducing resilience which further segregated the PvP from the rest of the game.

    Vanilla gave me an awesome virtual world feel and starting with BC that feeling began to die. 
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