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    Dullahan said:
    I wouldn't use eq number for any exact estimates, but if eq had half a million and vanguard attracted a quarter mill, 25k is obviously low.
    If that 500k players are still around, and if they are still playing MMORPGs, and if they aren't busy with another game (any genre), and if they actually liked EQ1/Vanguard the first time around, and if they have similar available time, and if they have the same expectations they had in 1999, THEN there might be 25k people curious enough to look in on the Pantheon launch.  Then they might leave again before a year because they remembered why they left that game the first (or second) time around.

    I just really think there's not enough known about this 2020 player base to be comfortable with even an estimation of 25,000 players.
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    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 forums.  Where is the sense of exploration and immersion if you already know the route from Town A to Town B?  To me, that kills immersion as much, if not more, than porting.  Among the first things that spoiler sites put up have traditionally been high-level maps.  Getting lost is an important part of exploring, learning not to get lost is a skill that's even more important.  Both feed that sense of immersion.

    So, why is everyone against porting, but at the same time infer that it's okay for a newbie to know the route from one starting area to another?
  • Interesting way to reduce the back and forth arguing that occurs on forums . . . and in real life

    Want to reduce arguments on forums?  Simply have a 1 person : 1 forum policy across the internet.
  • A bit of a disapointment... ok, a pretty big disapontment.

    LOL... even the description on this page screams MMO.

    "CONAN EXILES is a sandbox survival game which takes place in the legendary world of Conan the Barbarian. The game is created by Funcom. You are an exile, one of thousands cast out to fend for themselves in a barbaric wasteland swept in sandstorms and besieged by enemies on every side."

    They don't tell you that the thousands of others who were cast out in the vast sandbox world are all in separate games of 30 people or less.

    I think a lawyer might read the phrase 'one of thousands' to be rather misleading, especially in light of a 30 person limit.

    I messed with this at my friend's house a couple of weeks ago.   I was on a server that had experience ramped up.  My new character couldn't gather grass (an 'am I close enough' thing) but I outleveled my friend before I found water.  Levels don't help when you can't tell if you are close enough to hit the orc thing.
  • RPG + Books = LitRPG (SPONSORED) -

    My question is ... how is this any different from what is commonly termed Fan Fiction (or FanFic) in the publishing industry?   Is there really a need for another term?