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Shards Online Changes Name to Legends of Aria - Shards Online - MMORPG.com

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  • ThupliThupli Member RarePosts: 1,228
    Shards was such a better name. Catchy, and any game with a generic fantasy vowel based game is such a turn off...
  • DarLorkarDarLorkar Member UncommonPosts: 1,082
    Aeolyn said:
    It will still leave a smaller customer base, not everyone will want to create their own shard, or know anyone well enough to want to join a private one for the same reason many don't like playing on free servers(no guarantee the server will last, let alone giving up your info to a stranger).
    Yeah, the player base will be somewhat segmented, but think of the potential upside.  Multiple different flavors of the game available to suit different tastes.  And players who run their own servers could potentially come with ideas that are good enough to be incorporated into the core game.  I think it's going to be pretty sweet.  I'm glad I backed this one.
    Back when this was announced, i was sceptical of this having much of a coherent population. Making the "Official" server full loot..kind of a bad call i think. 

    But we will see. I just do not see much of a chance for this game to be much of anything.  Hard to keep people interested and going when the whole idea is to divide everyone up from the get go. 
  • TweFojuTweFoju Member UncommonPosts: 1,172
    OMG, this is the 2nd best news today after the Barcelona 6-1 PSG game ( sorry PSG fans ),

    but this is what a lot of community ever wanted, to ditch the small server and just make it into 1 massive server, omg suddenly Shards ( or Legends of Aria ) become so worth again to look forward to!

    So What Now?

  • wormedwormed Member UncommonPosts: 464
    Gotta admit, with the game being officially a MMORPG, I'll probably check it out. Looks cool.
  • redneckgamerredneckgamer Member UncommonPosts: 52
    Now with the plans to make the game a full MMORPG, I will have to look into the game a little more.  Not sure I can fit another game into my schedule but I like to at least check out most games to see what they're all about. 
  • barasawabarasawa Member UncommonPosts: 580


    There are large defined safe zones on the official servers and then other areas where there are static guard towers so this isn't the typical total gank-fest. Or at least it sounds like it has a chance for some co-existence.


    I hope they let me give out some trial keys to friends.  I haven't played much because my friends don't want to plunk down $40 to try it.




    Yeah, but there's the other half of the game world that is going to be griefer land with full theft. And if they do what most of those other games do, you won't be long before your quests will take you straight out there, or your new craft recipes will require materials that can only be obtained there.

    *No, nobody will want to follow you around and play guard/babysitter.
    *No, you won't be able to buy it on the open market and actually expect to make a profit, or even a non-loss when they won't pay half the cost of materials to make it if you had to buy them.
    *I've never seen a guild help people with this, because the guildies don't want an escort mission either. Besides, only ghost guilds seem to be willing to pick up non-master crafters.
    *Friends are great, but they have to be playing the same game, on the same schedule, and be willing to guard you as well, and even they will only do that a small chunk of the time, and rarely to the level of force needed to block the ganker gangs.

    Does it sound like I've heard those lousy excuses before? Well I have, far too many times to count. They're weak and don't stand up to the gameplay reality. Sure, there are a very few and very rare exceptions out there, but it's not many, and I've looked for them before. It's easier to find the once a week rare spawn than it is one of those exceptions.

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  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,601
    flizzer said:
    One server? I thought PVE types could have their own server.
    Yeah, the original plan was that people could run their own "shard", with a ruleset they wanted if I recall correctly. Now I'm glad I didn't back this game, or I'd have had to get a refund. Another reason why I will stick with my "fuck this crowdfunding bs" policy, them changing the game like that.

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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,181
    Even if I personally like elaborated names, Shards was really a catchy name I must admit.

    This new one sounds generic - but I could have lore reasons and after playing it could start to make more sense and becoming a minor thing.

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  • wormedwormed Member UncommonPosts: 464



    flizzer said:

    One server? I thought PVE types could have their own server.



    Yeah, the original plan was that people could run their own "shard", with a ruleset they wanted if I recall correctly.

    Now I'm glad I didn't back this game, or I'd have had to get a refund. Another reason why I will stick with my "fuck this crowdfunding bs" policy, them changing the game like that.



    Um, you can still do private shards.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,795
    flizzer said:
    One server? I thought PVE types could have their own server.
    Yeah, the original plan was that people could run their own "shard", with a ruleset they wanted if I recall correctly. Now I'm glad I didn't back this game, or I'd have had to get a refund. Another reason why I will stick with my "fuck this crowdfunding bs" policy, them changing the game like that.
    Yeah, mmos in particular are bad about this. Most seem to end up completely different from their original conception.
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  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade Member EpicPosts: 4,601
    wormed said:



    flizzer said:

    One server? I thought PVE types could have their own server.



    Yeah, the original plan was that people could run their own "shard", with a ruleset they wanted if I recall correctly.

    Now I'm glad I didn't back this game, or I'd have had to get a refund. Another reason why I will stick with my "fuck this crowdfunding bs" policy, them changing the game like that.



    Um, you can still do private shards.
    Can you? Huh, that article didn't make that very clear >.<
    That's good to know though, thanks!

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  • LobotomistLobotomist Member RarePosts: 5,793
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    WTF !!!!

    The only good thing this game had going on was the possibility to make your own servers - with your own maps like NWN

    Why is MMO dream constantly shooting itself in the leg :(



  • LobotomistLobotomist Member RarePosts: 5,793

    Thupli said:

    Shards was such a better name. Catchy, and any game with a generic fantasy vowel based game is such a turn off...




    A - it starts with A, first letter when games are listed alphabetically. This is why lame companies do this, for failing product. So at least people stumble on it by chance. (Just check game names and you will see whole bunch starting with A)

    Just shows that quality development is now out the window, taken over by marketing coorporate monkeys



  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,841
    barasawa said:


    There are large defined safe zones on the official servers and then other areas where there are static guard towers so this isn't the typical total gank-fest. Or at least it sounds like it has a chance for some co-existence.


    I hope they let me give out some trial keys to friends.  I haven't played much because my friends don't want to plunk down $40 to try it.




    Yeah, but there's the other half of the game world that is going to be griefer land with full theft. And if they do what most of those other games do, you won't be long before your quests will take you straight out there, or your new craft recipes will require materials that can only be obtained there.

    *No, nobody will want to follow you around and play guard/babysitter.
    *No, you won't be able to buy it on the open market and actually expect to make a profit, or even a non-loss when they won't pay half the cost of materials to make it if you had to buy them.
    *I've never seen a guild help people with this, because the guildies don't want an escort mission either. Besides, only ghost guilds seem to be willing to pick up non-master crafters.
    *Friends are great, but they have to be playing the same game, on the same schedule, and be willing to guard you as well, and even they will only do that a small chunk of the time, and rarely to the level of force needed to block the ganker gangs.

    Does it sound like I've heard those lousy excuses before? Well I have, far too many times to count. They're weak and don't stand up to the gameplay reality. Sure, there are a very few and very rare exceptions out there, but it's not many, and I've looked for them before. It's easier to find the once a week rare spawn than it is one of those exceptions.

    Don't worry, I'm sure the Cash Shop will be selling "crafter's packs" with resources, which will have a chance of containing some ultra rare crafting materials only found in the PVP zones !

    The switch to full-loot PVP is probably motivated by the fact that nothing drives a Cash Shop as effectively as a PVP focus. Just look at games like "Game of War", they're apparently earning $1M per day currently... :lol:
  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 5,985
    edited March 2017
    Ozmodan said:
    Don't care about the name change, though it seems fine, but I love the idea of everyone on one server....keep all the crafter's and pvpers together, with good rule sets, makes for a great economy.

    Probably will buy to scratch the UO itch....
    Kind of funny, you put crafters and pvpers on the same server, soon no crafters.
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  • ThebeastttThebeasttt Member RarePosts: 1,130
    Glad to see they are doing what it takes to succeed. No dedicated servers are a death sentence for the longevity of any mmo. Ddos is a bigger threat than ever and plagues any quality private server, while ddos protection becomes ever more expensive.
  • tom_goretom_gore Member UncommonPosts: 2,001


    Why rename the game? Couldn't they have kept the original name and still made the same changes?



    Probably because it's no longer about 1000 small shards run by players that no one cares about. I think this is a good move and so glad I backed this up in the day.
  • tom_goretom_gore Member UncommonPosts: 2,001


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



    WTF !!!!



    The only good thing this game had going on was the possibility to make your own servers - with your own maps like NWN



    Why is MMO dream constantly shooting itself in the leg :(



    You can still do that. Read the full announcement.
  • chambordinchambordin Member UncommonPosts: 171
    I was hoping for the spiritual successor for the neverwinter nights series. And now they're just trying to appeal to the dying mmorpg consumer base, which will ditch them in an instant as soon as the new best thing comes around... What a mistake.
  • kjempffkjempff Member RarePosts: 1,602
    edited March 2017
    Terrible name change, and that logo - It communicates >cheap<. "Legend" and "Aria", it feels like there are 10 other games named similar to that (even though there might not be).
    However, I do understand the need to change the name when you change direction.
    No doubt it is a great game done by a very talented team, it only the name change I am commenting on.
  • AeliousAelious Member RarePosts: 3,521
    edited March 2017
    I was hoping for the spiritual successor for the neverwinter nights series. And now they're just trying to appeal to the dying mmorpg consumer base, which will ditch them in an instant as soon as the new best thing comes around... What a mistake.

    I don't think any of the planned features that would make it a NWN successor (awesome, btw) have gone away. In fact, the same tools would remain but the world is bigger and Citadel is now hosting their own server.
  • chambordinchambordin Member UncommonPosts: 171
    They say that, but it's their focus that matters, in terms of upcoming things and development. I can pretty much foresee them just developing things until they meet their funding commitments.

    Then again this was probably never going to have the features that nwn had, the complete toolset with capabilities to do pretty much everything. Or the ability to import everything from outside. Speaking of things like making your own custom content basically. With your own assets, be that vfx for combat abilities or animations (emotes and combat related) implementation of different 3d models (with the aid of 3ds and blender for example). Games are too minimalistic in what they give the players nowadays in terms of tools. I can only think of some Bethesda games providing the most robust toolsets.
  • zenomexzenomex Member UncommonPosts: 240

    Wizardry said:



    Why rename the game? Couldn't they have kept the original name and still made the same changes?


    I would bet some kind of legal dealings,like owing money and such.



    Did you forget to take your paranoia pills again? They changed the name for the most simple reason you clown
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 32,449
    edited March 2017
    Amazing how some people jump straight into posting some complaint or concern without reading the thread where said issue has already been addressed.

    News flash folks, if you don't care enough to read other people's posts, what makes you think they want to read yours?

    / rant off

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  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441
    I liked Shards better, Legends of Aria sound cheesy. But I guess someone trademarked Shards and made a fuss when they heard about the game.
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