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  • The positive CoE challenge:

    We should probably take bets which game fully releases first, SC or CU, Ashes or Crowfall, COE or SoL.

    Wait, one of us would have to be "offshore" to do so.

  • Crowfall - Crafting Changes and the Damned Dirty Word -

    TL;DR - they're good devs and deserve all our money.

    I've been keeping an eye on Crowfall since the Kickstarter three years ago. I've watched every single YouTube video update and read every article, so I'm very much a fanboy but at least I'm informed. The devs aren't just some upstarts with lofty dreams and promises built on nothing. They are hardened veterans who are very much the old school gamers from the demographic they're building the game for. They know how to make the game, they know very well what their technical and financial limitations are, and in my eyes they are keeping their word to the T. Only the impatient are complaining about release time.

    Every third party news site passing along their updates seems to elicit this knee jerk response from children without perspective. These guys are making a new type of MMO on a budget, and in a reasonable amount of time considering the target scope and quality level. They are directly avoiding the bland WoW formula without flying into the sun like Darkfall.

    At this point, the game is fluid, concise, and mostly functional near the end of pre-alpha. The devs are smart, funny, cool and absolutely hate FTP and PTW. MTX isn't inherently evil if approached legitimately for cosmetics or DLC.

    The game isn't done yet, and they have to pay the bills. They do not have 50 million just laying around to fund another WoW or Everquest clone. I hope in two years, the game is very successful and popular, then all the naysayers are eating their words with a tall glass of STFU and a seasoned side of I Told You So.

    Just so you know, history is on the side of the naysayers.

  • FCC killed net neutrality. What does it mean for gamers?

    Yet one more plus for my switch to single player games.

  • So, Where Are YOU on Net Neutrality?

    "It's the end of the world as we know it..And I feel fine."


  • So you are happy with the direction It's going?

    Unprecedented levels of consistent trolling about one specific issue that you constantly bait people into arguing with you about.

    wow wow wow .. what ONE specific issue?

    old school MMORPG static spawn is boring?
    whales support f2p games?
    f2p games are dominating p2p games?
    community is not needed in MMOs?
    virtual persistent world is not needed in MMOs?
    Devs are not interested in old school MMOs anymore?

    The list goes on and on. Which ONE specific issue are you talking about?

    Those can be summarised in two consistent themes (dead horses?)

    1) Traditional MMORPG mechanics no longer appeal to the mass market, and developers are under no obligation to provide a new game which includes them.

    2) F2P MMOs are just as entertaining (if not better) than any P2P MMORPG (but who cares about labels, many don't) "for you."

    By themselves they are fine topics for discussion, but when used to "chum the waters" of countless unrelated threads it gets wearisome. 

    You aren't alone in this behavior, some folks like to bring up specific games or designs or payment models into again unrelated threads derailing the conversation.