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My "non-review" review of this game.

ThububThubub Oklahoma, USAMember UncommonPosts: 62

Ok, well I got into the beta.  Unfortunately I can't review this game properly because it was in such poor shape when I got there I couldn't bring myself to play it.  I've played dozens of MMO's and even play a 2d one to this day, but this one is to bad to play for even an hour.  It looks like a late 90's alpha rather than a 2010 beta in phase 2.  Skip this one.  They have some cool concepts and ideas, they just don't have the skill or money to pull any of it off.  It's like this game was created by Jr High kids on weekends just to see if they could do it.

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  • DarkcrystalDarkcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 963

     seeing there is an NDA on this, this will get erased or should...

     

    I also can tell you lack the experince  to  test indies, When they are in early stages of BETA'S.......... This game is not releasing next week  like most beta's, some of you should not test games really....

     

     

    Should of seen WOW during alpa.....  it was like running around with stick figures....  indies let people in earlier then most games, 

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAMember UncommonPosts: 4,775

    Originally posted by Darkcrystal

     seeing there is an NDA on this, this will get erased or should...

    Omg, I hate your name right now lol. It's to early for me I guess. I saw my "non-review" review of this game and then Darkcrystal and for w/e reason blanked on it being a posters name. 

    Here I thought for a brief moment there was al MMO based on The Dark Crystal out there somewhere lol. I need some coffee lol. 

  • goobernautgoobernaut Mounds View, MNMember Posts: 6

    Originally posted by Darkcrystal

     seeing there is an NDA on this, this will get erased or should...

     

    I also can tell you lack the experince  to  test indies, When they are in early stages of BETA'S.......... This game is not releasing next week  like most beta's, some of you should not test games really....

     

     

    Should of seen WOW during alpa.....  it was like running around with stick figures....  indies let people in earlier then most games, 

    You really have no idea what the World of Warcraft Alpha looked like, but here are a collection of screenshots from Alpha, you know of the "Stick Figures."

    http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5886/lepassdewowfo5.jpg -- Login

    http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3078/lepassdewow1vh1.jpg -- Character Creation


    http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/2721/playerhousing.jpg  -- Alpha Player Housing

    http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1516/stvt.jpg -- Alpha Stranglethorn Vale

    http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/1993/lepassdewow83rw5.jpg -- Alpha Scarlet Monastery

    http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/9378/orgrimmar.jpg -- Alpha Orgrimmar

    Some of the very first builds of WoW Alpha can be found here:

    http://www.mmowned.com/forums/world-of-warcraft/exploration/278875-world-of-warcraft-water-2001-alpha.html

    So, yeah, 100% stick figures. Or, you are talking out your you know what.

     

  • goobernautgoobernaut Mounds View, MNMember Posts: 6

    Some more WoW Alpha and Pre-Alpha screens

    http://wowvault.ign.com/screenshots/?subcat=53

  • BenthonBenthon Cedar Rapids, IAMember Posts: 2,069

    Originally posted by goobernaut

    You really have no idea what the World of Warcraft Alpha looked like, but here are a collection of screenshots from Alpha, you know of the "Stick Figures."

    So, yeah, 100% stick figures. Or, you are talking out your you know what.

     I'm going to guess that he was so wrong you just had to create an account. :P

    But yea, notice how in those pictures it almost looks EXACTLY like it did in retail, minus some of the Menu Bar's icons (I don't recognize the orc head.)

    He who keeps his cool best wins.

  • goobernautgoobernaut Mounds View, MNMember Posts: 6

    Originally posted by Benthon

    Originally posted by goobernaut

    You really have no idea what the World of Warcraft Alpha looked like, but here are a collection of screenshots from Alpha, you know of the "Stick Figures."

    So, yeah, 100% stick figures. Or, you are talking out your you know what.

     I'm going to guess that he was so wrong you just had to create an account. :P

    But yea, notice how in those pictures it almost looks EXACTLY like it did in retail, minus some of the Menu Bar's icons (I don't recognize the orc head.)

    The orc head is a green spider, if you are referring to the one on the bottom right. It was used in alpha to report bugs. And yes, he actually was so wrong I had to make an account.

  • BenthonBenthon Cedar Rapids, IAMember Posts: 2,069

    Originally posted by goobernaut

    Originally posted by Benthon

    Originally posted by goobernaut

    You really have no idea what the World of Warcraft Alpha looked like, but here are a collection of screenshots from Alpha, you know of the "Stick Figures."

    So, yeah, 100% stick figures. Or, you are talking out your you know what.

     I'm going to guess that he was so wrong you just had to create an account. :P

    But yea, notice how in those pictures it almost looks EXACTLY like it did in retail, minus some of the Menu Bar's icons (I don't recognize the orc head.)

    The orc head is a green spider, if you are referring to the one on the bottom right. It was used in alpha to report bugs. And yes, he actually was so wrong I had to make an account.

     Was this you on a private server messing with the alpha client? I ask because I see the pictures hosted from Imageshack. The player housing one, I don't believe, is actually player housing. I did my fair share of PS'ing for BC and WotLK, and I've found that particular island a few times running around. I'm just curious, don't worry as I won't go rushing to the roflpolice.

    He who keeps his cool best wins.

  • goobernautgoobernaut Mounds View, MNMember Posts: 6

    Originally posted by Benthon

    Originally posted by goobernaut


    Originally posted by Benthon


    Originally posted by goobernaut

    You really have no idea what the World of Warcraft Alpha looked like, but here are a collection of screenshots from Alpha, you know of the "Stick Figures."

    So, yeah, 100% stick figures. Or, you are talking out your you know what.

     I'm going to guess that he was so wrong you just had to create an account. :P

    But yea, notice how in those pictures it almost looks EXACTLY like it did in retail, minus some of the Menu Bar's icons (I don't recognize the orc head.)

    The orc head is a green spider, if you are referring to the one on the bottom right. It was used in alpha to report bugs. And yes, he actually was so wrong I had to make an account.

     Was this you on a private server messing with the alpha client? I ask because I see the pictures hosted from Imageshack. The player housing one, I don't believe, is actually player housing. I did my fair share of PS'ing for BC and WotLK, and I've found that particular island a few times running around. I'm just curious, don't worry as I won't go rushing to the roflpolice.

    Can't say it was me, it was posted on the WoW Forums, I assume it is legit since it was not removed by the moderators.

  • TehKlendTehKlend Mesa, AZMember Posts: 17

    Originally posted by Darkcrystal

     seeing there is an NDA on this, this will get erased or should...

     

    I also can tell you lack the experince  to  test indies, When they are in early stages of BETA'S.......... This game is not releasing next week  like most beta's, some of you should not test games really....

     

     

    Should of seen WOW during alpa.....  it was like running around with stick figures....  indies let people in earlier then most games, 

     

    I facepalmed so hard....

     

    Wow alpha was roughly 6+ years ago....this game is NOW. If you wanna do the whole wow clone argument, dont make yourself out to be a total ass doing it.

  • Thats true, but you could also argue that blizzard is and was a much bigger company. 

     

    To avoid getting disappointed people should realize what the game is.

  • DarkcrystalDarkcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 963

    Originally posted by goobernaut

    Some more WoW Alpha and Pre-Alpha screens

    http://wowvault.ign.com/screenshots/?subcat=53

     Thats  not alpa SS's your talking out of your behide... geta clue..That was made during beta OB... They never even had that log in screen then....

     

    You have never tested enough games to know what they look like in early stages , I ,m in the gaming design end, they all start out as a drawing, then nearly a stick figure or close to it.... Some of you testers do not always see it unless your there day 1 of alpha, some  games do not even have chars there yet, you move around the world......

     

    You would know that if you built any game engines. I have.. So I can have you call the school, I belong to, and show ya what REAL alpha looks like. I get paid to test games ....

  • DarkcrystalDarkcrystal Member UncommonPosts: 963

    Originally posted by TehKlend

    Originally posted by Darkcrystal

     seeing there is an NDA on this, this will get erased or should...

     

    I also can tell you lack the experince  to  test indies, When they are in early stages of BETA'S.......... This game is not releasing next week  like most beta's, some of you should not test games really....

     

     

    Should of seen WOW during alpa.....  it was like running around with stick figures....  indies let people in earlier then most games, 

     

    I facepalmed so hard....

     

    Wow alpha was roughly 6+ years ago....this game is NOW. If you wanna do the whole wow clone argument, dont make yourself out to be a total ass doing it.

     Wrong release was 6 yrs ago, Alpa was 8 -9 yrs back...

  • ThububThubub Oklahoma, USAMember UncommonPosts: 62

    Originally posted by Darkcrystal

     seeing there is an NDA on this, this will get erased or should...

     

    I also can tell you lack the experince  to  test indies, When they are in early stages of BETA'S.......... This game is not releasing next week  like most beta's, some of you should not test games really....

     

     

    Should of seen WOW during alpa.....  it was like running around with stick figures....  indies let people in earlier then most games, 

     

    There is nothing quite so satisfying as to return and see how idiotic comments like this are.  Now we can look and see that a few months later this game is still in an alpha state, with players who bought accounts being testers/investors (I use the term investor very loosly because they have invested in the game with no real possibility of any financial return).  This game will die the moment the money for "developing" it runs out.  Oh if only this game could have just been vaporware, rather than the dismal money pit for the unwary gamer that it has sadly become.

     

    And no I don't lack the experience to beta test.  I, like several others, simply wanted to warn people against waisting time and money on a project that shouldn't even qualify to be featured on this site as an MMO.  It's just some shitty unstable program that has graphix in it. Better off getting "Pools of Radiance" circa 1988.  At least that won't crash every time you enter a building.

  • fivorothfivoroth LondonMember UncommonPosts: 3,916

    This thread is so full of win. I thought it was that overhyped game Archeage. I guess I misread. Then I looked at it again and sao Aerrevan and was like arer-what? I've never even heard of this game :)

    I also very much agree with the sticks in WoW. WoW keeps it's "sticks" even now to beat other MMOs :)

    Mission in life: Vanquish all MMORPG.com trolls - especially TESO, WOW and GW2 trolls.

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