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  • Star Wars Battlefront II or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and the Love the Loot Box - Michael Bitt

    The rational behind this argument is a lot like trying to make a good case for why being a prostitute is an acceptable career alternative for your daughter.

    Might be true as opposed to some other bad options but not sure learning to live with it is the right way to go.
    laxiepantaroAlomarNycteliosalivenSpottyGekkoAlbatroesRealizerlaseritSlapshot1188and 14 others.
  • I am so confused here. Can someone catch me up? Why is this soo popular?

    Like every unreleased game, the promise is always sweeter than the final fruit.

    And so it goes
  • Chronicles of Elyria - PAX East 2017 - A Chat with Jeromy Walsh - MMORPG.com

    Lets see, release a single player foundation followed by the full MMO. Seems I've heard of this formula before. ;)
  • CoE announces plan to commoditize and sell many perks individually, gets hit in face with backlash.

    When someone claims to be developing the most amazing MMORPG ever but can't confirm where the necessary funding will come from people should beware. 

    Which is pretty much all of these MMORPG kick starter efforts I realize.

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  • What trinity? DPS, tank, healing is a false "trinity"

    Xodic said:
    Sure, some classes could fill different types of roles in groups, but would never be as efficient. Those games were balanced accordingly, meaning most raid targets were mathematically built around the players potential to mitigate incoming damage, heal the damage taken and output damage - the trinity.

    -- I just re-read your post, It's quite possible that I still have no clue what you're talking about.
    For the last part. Dunno either. I use a reddit topic generator for random topics about MMOs/politics/games/insects/animals or whatever fits the subreddit. Then it gives me 1-2 paragraphs of content to copy/paste. Then I change it up, and add stuff to it that fits the topic.

    WTF? Why would you do this? What's wrong with you?
  • Literally Talk to Your Friends Face-to-Face with Faceware Tech - Star Citizen Videos - MMORPG.com

    More unnecessary gold plating to a long overdue title, doubtful it will be the last of it.
    MadFrenchieSlapshot1188KefoXarkoSpottyGekkokjempffExcessionklash2defForgrimmforcelimaand 5 others.
  • Microtransactions & the 19-Year-Old Who Spent $13,000 - MMORPG.com News

    Lets try to keep things in perspective.

    On the surface it sounds shocking , but if evenly distributed across 6 years (probably was higher the past few as more disposable income was available) its roughly $180 per month.

    Steep perhaps but I'll bet some folks here have spent that sort of caah, if not on gaming some other entertainment activity.

    As I have paid for multiple accounts over the years it was not unusual to have $75 to $100 a month in active subs, plus the cost of initial box purchases, expansions and buying and maintaining 3 gaming capable PCs so all could play.

    Heck, even now my media subs for cable TV, Netflix, XM radio (car and internet), and Slacker radio run me roughly $215 per month, not including On Demand fees and going out to the movies which adds easily $75 to $100 per month.

    So yes, $13K is a lot for gaming MTs but my guess is some reading this would say I spend a foolish amount of money on monthly media.

    But hey, much of that is to keep my wife entertained and happy so I can game in peace, money well spent in my book.

    Alas I can't get her into gaming, probably be cheaper.

    YashaXTsiyaGdemamiXingbairongSovrathViper482CrazKanukTorvalperrin82pantaroand 4 others.
  • Star Citizen, I am disappointed.

    Orinori said:
    Trixxell said:
    Good article, all valid points.
    Sure they are! If your point is Star Citizen isn't complete yet. This is big news to everyone I am sure and well worth every ones time :D
    Well that is his point, SC isn't complete yet, nor does he feel they've made much progress towards being complete.

    When do they plan to launch then? Until you have at least an estimate, all criticism regarding the lack of progress or delay in delivery is valid.

    It does not matter what is accomplished to date, only how much work/time is left to reach a MVP state so players can experience the entire game as it is has been promised to be.

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  • Layoffs Confirmed, Sustainable Development Now Stable - Chronicles of Elyria - MMORPG.com

    SBFord said:
    For those of you who have closely followed this, why do you think publishers aren't interested in CoE? I mean, it's got some interesting features and so forth. Simply too expensive? Not enough "experience" on the dev team? Theories? I'm genuinely interested.
    Several reasons:

    1) Planned financial model is unproven. They aren't having a sub, only selling "sparks" which is part of their plan to have player's characters age and "die" in anywhere from 6 months to a year. (Another unproven concept in MMOs, perma death of avatars)

    2) Note how several times Caspian said publishers wanted to see a cash shop or loot boxes, proven methods to make money post launch.   This team for some reason has a cash shop only for pre launch and plans to close it post launch, seriously, who does this?

    3) 1.5 years after the KSer despite receiving $3.5M in crowdfunding they've yet to build the initial prototype to show publishers, which the original $1M in KSer funds was supposed to cover.

    4) Originally promised timeline to launch was Dec, 2017, so yeah, they've proven to be really bad at estimating.  (Apparently accounting isn't a long suit either)

    5) The unproven and somewhat miraculous Spatial IOS tech which was supposed to be the backbone of the design was recently dropped as being too expensive and not fit for purpose. Now all of the "magic" will be handled in house using open source tools.

    There's some right off of the top of my head which I think make publisher's nervous, along with fact Caspian is somewhat egotistical,  and unapologetic when clearly proven wrong.

    Edit: oh yes, and there is a dedicated team of "harbingers" around "somewhere" with apparently the power to bring down this game.


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  • Apple now requires games with paid loot boxes to publish the odds

    OK, I pretty much dislike all things Apple, but this one I like.

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