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Rhoklaw

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  • Destiny 2 - Was a Sequel a Mistake? - MMORPG.com

    First mistake was calling Destiny 1 an MMO. Second mistake was continuing on with your first mistake.
    jmcdermottukdjnj2000MadFrenchieAlomarxDarkjoyYumeTsukaiZenerenrojoArcueidinfomatzcielyand 4 others.
  • Simply Awful

    What can I say, it's F2P, which is the hallmark of MMO's this century and continues to be a stigma for future game developers. I've been taken advantage of because of hype in regards to founders packs or B2P / P2P games. However, I saw no reason to jump into this game with a founders pack and now I'll tell you why.

    • Broken / Misleading Quest Dialogue
    • Horrible Combat
    • Extremely Barebone Quests
    • Quest Based Leveling
    • Zones / Loading Screens
    • Extremely Barebone Crafting
    • Limited Gear Customization

    I'm sure if I continued playing, I'd probably find more things I don't like about it. Even with monumental creature taming for mounts and pets, you can't honestly expect that to entertain people enough to keep playing. Sure, it has some PvP aspects, but let's be honest, it's got flying combat and that's about it. I place this game around Skyforge quality and I think it's safe to say no one talks about that game anymore either. I'm telling you, F2P games are a mockery to the genre and they really need to stop making this crap.
  • Aging and permadeath are not selling points

    Not to me.  Whatever novelty this multiple lives over a span of time has, I predict folks will lose interest fast.  It's kind of like "so what", is "Bob the Barbarian" the same player as "Bob the Barbarian II"?  If so, why not just keep calling him "Bob the Barbarian"?  Better question, why do devs keep experimenting with stuff doomed to failure?

    Not saying the rest of the game is not going to be good, just talking about this one aspect.
    First off, through the normal aging process, a character could live for roughly 1 real life year. The reason for aging in this game is because of realism. This game is focusing on an ever unfolding story where WE the players partake in it, possibly even as a main character. It would be extremely hard for a story to evolve if no one ever died. Not to mention it adds a hell of a lot of role play to the game. Despite what you may have thought MMORPG's were, they are in fact ROLE PLAYING games. I know, for some MMO fans, it's a hard topic to grasp.
  • Pre-Alpha Starts Today!

    Sovrath said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    LeFantome said:
    Raxeon said:
    what an absurd price to get into pre alpha

    and they used to pay people to test their game.  How stupid customers can be............
    I don't view this tier as "customers" but rather small time investors. More like game enthusiasts who are tired of the same crap MMOs put out by AAA companies, year after year after year. I guess people who keep buying rehashed content with a different label aren't stupid?
    I just don't understand why this isn't clear.

    Someone gives 1000+ dollars to help develop the game why wouldn't they be given access to pre-Alpha/Alpah?


    because we all used to get pre-alpha access for free before crowdfunding, don't you remember those good ol' times mate? ;)
    What I remember was...

    1 - Developers paid people to test their games
    2 - Developers paid for alpha testers and gave access to public for beta testing ( not paid )
    3 - Developers paid for alpha testers and sold beta access to the public ( developers get paid )
    4 - Developers paid staff for testing and sold pre alpha, alpha and beta access to public in tiered packages ( developers get paid )

    The reason for the change? More independent developers trying to steer clear of AAA suits. Hoping to make a game the way they want. This is EXACTLY what George Lucas went through when making the Star Wars movies. Instead of dealing with AAA game publishers, he dealt with AAA movie companies and producers. When no one would support his movie idea, he was actually relieved albeit financially unable to produce his movie till he found someone willing to support his endeavor.

    Crowdfunded games are on a razor blade. Instead of having to deal with AAA suits, they must deal with angry customers and public reviews. They also don't have access to tons of capital to move development along at a steady pace. Developments are usually much slower, hence SC still sitting in alpha after 5 years. Thankfully, Pantheon is going a much simpler traditional old school high fantasy MMO approach, trying to appeal to a specific target of the player community that are looking for exactly that kind of MMO.

    It's THOSE players who are supporting the game, paying $1000 or more. It is THOSE players who WANT the game to succeed. This has nothing to do with acquiring early access. That is just a perk from the company as a reward and a way to say thank you. It is now THOSE player's responsibility to make use of said access to help said developers to test the game so that it can move forward in development a little faster.

    Pre alpha in Pantheon is NOT, I repeat is NOT early access. These are not Founder's packages. These are small time game enthusiasts who merely want to help support a game that THEY want to succeed.
    ConstantineMerusDullahanKilsinTwystedWizSovrathdcutbi001glakunsnegaburnHachlathStrizzy12and 1 other.
  • Public service announcement: LOL does not stand for "disagree".

    Of all the responses we have to choose from, LOL is the closest we have to disagreeing.
  • Next Pantheon Stream this Friday

    bentrim said:
    just get the game out already...this IS getting old
    Haha, people bitch about Early Access, people bitch about lengthy developments. Just relax man and let the trained professionals do their job.
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  • Star Wars: Battlefront II Review – This is the Star Wars Game You’ve Been Looking For - Not So MMO -

    Man, what a beautiful game, but I have crops to dust in Farming Simulator 2017.
    KooturBillMurphymeddyckHuntrezzthunderCkryntokPinoXUzur9
  • Patreon for poor people that cant afford CoE? Elyrian Assistance Program announced...

    This is probably the saddest thing I've ever seen. A fundraiser to help gamers afford games?
    SovrathOctagon7711JustDrakeOzmodanmystichazeFlyByKnightlaxie
  • Player Imitates South Park by Leveling to 60 Killing Only Boars in Elwynn Forest - World of Warcraft

    I will only give him credit as long as he did it in a marathon setting with the help of his mother bringing him food and toiletries at key moments.
    SBFordCrazKanukVrikaSedrynTyrosMrMelGibsonShaigh
  • Pre-Alpha Starts Today!

    LeFantome said:
    Raxeon said:
    what an absurd price to get into pre alpha

    and they used to pay people to test their game.  How stupid customers can be............
    I don't view this tier as "customers" but rather small time investors. More like game enthusiasts who are tired of the same crap MMOs put out by AAA companies, year after year after year. I guess people who keep buying rehashed content with a different label aren't stupid?
    KyleranTwystedWizRimefangThunder073freakky