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  • Nice one, @Amathe.  'Discussions'.  'Discussions' became the majority of the time spent in raids, in my experience. Loot is going to be an issue in Pantheon.  It has been in every multiplayer game that drops items. It will be a problem in PUGs and …
  • Sovrath said: Mendel said: Amathe said: Here is one way to resolve the issue. 1. Let players start their character out in any city; 2. If the city is hostile to your race and class, upon log in (to an empty room) you will ha…
  • Amathe said: Here is one way to resolve the issue. 1. Let players start their character out in any city; 2. If the city is hostile to your race and class, upon log in (to an empty room) you will have a clickable temporary disguise in your bac…
  • Part of the problem with comics book games, the IPs cost considerably to use any 'recognizable' character.  Roll-your-own heroes just aren't as popular.  No one ever says "Oooh! There goes The Carbuncle", no matter how much you fiddle with the chara…
  • DMKano said: Kyleran said: DMKano said: Dullahan said: Amathe said: I'm not sure what WoW has to do with my original post, other than for one guy just to insult people (while ironically calling them immature)…
  • While I don't disagree with the "porting kills immersion" idea, what about the other aspect of meta-gaming that everyone seems to be okay with.  That is knowledge of the lands from sources outside the game -- spoiler sites, pre-launch testing and fo…
  • When isn't a question to me.  Rather, it's a requirement.  When the game is out and when I have some hands-on experience, then I will decide.
  • Sage.  A basic non-combatant. The sage would generally avoid direct combat, but their accumulated knowledge would allow them to increase their group's abilities within the sound of their voice.   They could encourage others to forget pain, or help …
  • I wish they would provide hardware specs of the machines they are creating these streams on. What may be smooth on their system might be a CPU or GPU killer on other machines. Fortune stepped on me yesterday.  My nVidia GFX 650 TI went to the land …
    in Graphics Comment by Mendel October 5
  • I'm a target.  I know it.  I even had fun with it.  It may say something that the only PvP focused game I played for more than a month was DAoC. BTW, early Cabalists were the supreme target, before they became PvE power-leveling machines. Raids kne…
  • Ridelynn said: I’d say most expensive genre goes to simulators. It’s easy to drop some serious money on all the peripherals and software. MMOs -not by a long shot. Easy to spend a lot more inside of an hour at a quarter slot arcade than I spen…
  • delete5230 said: DMKano said: goboygo said: How does this benefit the gamer if we keep getting crap games that still survive.  It doesn't.   If the game isn't good enough to warrant an upfront cost and a sub, it shou…
  • Neanderthal said: I wasn't impressed by anything Brad said in that interview.  That fluff crap about building a world instead of a game is such a load of BS.  If he were serious about that he would first have to do away with levels and move the…
  • Dvora said: Nanfoodle said: Keep religion out of games IMO.  Agree 100%.  It's not necessary.   Especially don't like being forced to choose some fake religion, or losing out on in game benefits because I don't pick one. …
  • The video was nice, with a few caveats. * The presenting system seemed to have the local contrast and gamma set a bit too high.  This made some of the effects, like the beech tree in the sunlight wash out, and the glowing monolith seem too bright. …
  • GM events are ultimately unsatisfactory in MMORPGs.  The reason: human interaction doesn't scale.  The GMs can't handle each individual that happens to show up at an 'event'.  Companies can't afford to hire enough GMs to handle volumes of people.  T…
  • SirAgravaine said: sunandshadow said: Would you consider Wizard 101 financially successful?  Because that's a game that basically ends after you run the highest level dungeon, unless you start over with a new character. Fina…
  • cheyane said: Sovrath said: Eldurian said: dave6660 said: Sovrath said: Lithuanian said: Keep religion and politics out of mmos. We would have more civil wars than we have now. I would let keep indiv…
  • Sovrath said: Mendel said: A brand new MMORPG project?   Note to self: Check in again in four or five years. It says "brand new pc project". I realize Nexon has done mmo's but let's not put the cart before the horse…
  • A brand new MMORPG project?   Note to self: Check in again in four or five years.