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  • Secret World Legends - A Peek Behind the Curtain – Beta Preview - MMORPG.com

    "The Secret World is staying put, as is." This month, sure. There are pretty high chances for the same till the steamy launch as well. But after that... even the most optimistic fanboys estimate the closure somewhere along the year.

    "progression is deep but simplified" nope, just simplified :lol: 
    "many zones and quests have been reworked to give a more natural flow.",  "now you’ll actually pick a starting class",  "the 500+ abilities have been reduced to a modest but still beefy several 100+",  "you’ll also gain levels, ...  to help people feel a more constant sense of progression",  "Romain and Funcom want the game’s content to be more accessible" in short, it is dumbed down. Severely.

    "Dungeons for leveling have been reworked to be 3-player dungeons, and no set healer/dps/tank mechanics are necessarily forced anymore either."
    Remember all those polls and threads about dungeons, with comments about with all their faults on elsewhere, FC is really good with dungeons? Well, you can flush down 1/3 of those dungeons... at least they don't mess with AoC since years, maintenance mode has its perks apparently :lol: 

    "They were spending money on cosmetic items like crazy, but not on the content. So why should we keep charging for it?"
    The above are just remarks, this part is which I wanted to comment mainly, because I literally laughed out when saw it... PR and TiltySpeak on full momentum :smiley:
    Those ungrateful basterds, not spending money on content... hmm, what could be the reason for that, lemme think a bit.. oh yeah, because you haven't done barely any content since years?  Lol.
    Just check all those threads begging for more content and complaints that people can't spend their points on anything besides cosmetics.
    So when you (Tilty, not Bill :smiley: ) finally added the cobbled up Issue14 with refurbished animations, and the sales didn't cover the costs - because there were not enough players left after the content draught - you decided no more Issues to these ungrateful f.cks, let's kill off the game and relaunch it for those other guys who always badmouthed TSW over the years. Clever move, FC.

    "all content we’ve already made and all content going forward will be free for everyone"
    Translation, we barely made anything since 1.5 years, and we acknowledged multiple times that we haven't even started to work on Season 2. You will get the base game now, and then we slowly add the other half of the content into the game later.
    IF you will be good kids (i.e. will spend a lot), we will start to work on new content, maybe around Fall. But only if Legends won't be a massive flop. In that case you can screw yourself just like our former playerbase did. No content then, but that will be free.

    But hey, I'm glad you like it Bill. Honest. Maybe you can set up the Lawbreakers cabal there as well - at least when there will be cabals... Since not all cosmetics will transfer, maybe you could start to work on new mmorpg.com t-shirts, and also reinstate the Bill Murphy No Bad Pug trenchcoat too. Heck, that trenchcoat would be even more awesome in Legends, since there won't be any pugs at all, with the singleplayer focus :lol:
  • It IS a Survival Game -- It ISN'T an MMORPG - Conan Exiles - MMORPG.com

    Asm0deus said:
    Pve servers,,,great news! I am in.
    Bellomo said:
    PVP servers.. I'm in !!
    Ok, just to complete and finish the sequence:
    Solo mode on local, great news! I'm in!
    (I mean, will be in, right after they announce the non-steamy version)
  • The 10 Best Story-Driven MMOs of All Time - The List - MMORPG.com

    Sure, different strokes to each... still, it's a very odd list, Bill :wink:
    GW2's living story is meh at most, ESO is just a watered down Skyrim (and mind you, Skyrim was the shittiest ES...), FF is nice but not as good as it was before (I'd put it somewhere in the middle, definitely not onto the 2nd place).

    Can only repeat what I said in the countless story-themed threads over the years, for me the first place is LotRO and TSW shared (LotRO for lore and writing, TSW for narrative and building).
    The rest without any particular order:
    some classes of the original SW:TOR (KotFE can go and jump into a sarlacc's pit),
    STO's main storyline episodes,
    AoC (a bit of a guilty pleasure, but the world building and NPC conversations are great, just as the ties to the lore),
    DCUO's main storyline, backed up with the one season of DCUO Legends comics,
    AO (what can I say, I'm a sucker for Ragnar's writing... :wink: )

    Edit: My bad, you had it as SWL :|
    Yeah... except they've wrecked it so much in Legends, that it's now filled with loopholes and stupidity. Sure, the source was so amazing that even with their fuck-up Legends could be on a list like this, somewhere at the back. Still better than GW2 for example :smiley:
  • Gnomes -Halflings-Little people= I PREFER modern day To Tolkien

    thunderC said:

    Yeah ill be the first to admit im no hobbit-gnome historian or D& D Grand wizard dungeon master lul. You got me there....... Im just a regular dude who likes nerd stuff and plays video games, I enjoy playing "little people" who are bad ass in games, I hate the way hobbits are portrayed in the LOTR movies. Thats all im saying. 

    Yep, that's what I was trying to point at :wink:
    Those "bad ass little people" are originated from the hobbit, and a result of more than 70 years of "evolution", following the actual interests and goals of the given era and medium.
    It's perfectly fine to like the new version more, or don't like the original version, but comparing the two is in a way dumb, especially based on the movies...

    Your OP was like "hey, I don't drive myself, but just watched a movie which had Ford Model Ts, just look at the muscle cars in any Fast&Furious movies, how lame that Ford guy was, top speed at 40 mph, lol he did it totally wrong"
  • How many games do you maintain?

    d_20 said:
    It's funny and interesting how people can see the same things so differently, though.
    Not that differently, I think it's more just the circumstances. If I had a lot more time to play, there's a chance I too would assemble some sort of checklist for keeping things in control.
    But since I don't, a similar checklist (compared with what Picard said above) feels more like a chore, something which urges me to do a set of activities, regardless of the mood.

    Simply because I have just a limited time to play, I want to spend it while having fun, and I don't want the game to define my free time. For example, I remember a couple years ago I was pretty vocal against the STO winter event changes (if Picard, STO is a fitting example :wink: ), since they placed the event reward behind a daily  - all through the event.
    And while I love STO, and love the festival, and the daily was actually fun... still, the mandatory login every day is not something I tolerate even from my favourite games. It's a very bad practice, and it's turned almost into the norm nowadays.

    (edit: I understand it from the dev's point of view, with the sub gone their two most used indicators are registered count and daily login count. But as a player I'm against it. I don't play when the devs say to me, I play when I want to play. Easy as that. They can make suggestions in a form of festivals :wink:  but when they try to force me through game mechanics, I get grumpy)
  • Which MMO has the most entralling world?

    For me it's LotRO, and AoC as second. It would be even on par with LotRO, since the world and the ties to the lore is just as good, but the limitations of the engine (confined zones with loading screens instead of a seamless world like LotRO) puts it only to the second place for me.
    Gorwe said:
    ... and LoTR:O skirts around this issue by not calling its HP Health. It's MORALE.
    Not just a simple renaming :wink: that was one of the initial design ideas, and a lot of things were built with that in mind. At defeat you don't die just kneel down in despair (if you are in a fellowship - when solo then yeah, automatically "run" to the nearest safe spot to rest), minstrels don't "heal" but bolstering the courage through war cries and keeping up the party morale with their music, the hope/dread system (which is a shame they didn't use for Mordor, and instead they've brought back that radiance-ish grindy crap they once got rid of).
    Even the "death penalty" is an added dread about your defeat, which you can counter with hope.

    TSW... man I miss that game... and true, they've made the other side as part of the game, where you can go (and come back) at will. And the explanation is not Bees, dig a bit deeper :wink: and look at the Mitsubachi.
  • Mists of Ravenloft PreOrders Begin, Packages in 3 Flavors - D&D Online News

    Yep, to think about getting Witcher 3 and updates, plus Fallout New Vegas full, and still have some money left - or - the Mordor expansion... no wonder I'm waiting for it to appear in the in-game store so I could get it from Points :wink:
    DDO's expansion might give more, especially with the included race which has a bit more weight there compared to races in LotRO.

    Asm0deus said:
    The game was hella better than Neverwinter Online, not to be confused with neverwinter nights, as it felt much more dnd with all the gear and build choices whereas in neverwinter there's not really any build/gear choices with a very limited amount of skills you can use at once.
    When I have to narrow it down, I used to say: if you have a few dedicated friends you plan to play for a longer time, or you want a lot of freedom, NWN is your best pick.
    If you want an online, mmo-esque D&D with emphasis on group play, but don't have a dedicated group, DDO.
    And if you just want some quick fun, action, and not much thinking about your characters, Neverwinter.

    All 3 are fine, for different goals and playstyles. I still used to play all of them, from time to time.
  • Daddy of Light Coming to Netflix on September 1st - Final Fantasy XIV - MMORPG.com

    So it's something like https://youtu.be/WgvTgV5EoGY?t=1m21s ?