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  • What was the first game that BLEW YOUR MIND and why?

    Probably online Quake on my schools T1 connection.  That was the first time I became addicted to a game.  Although the old baseball sim Microleague Baseball for my Commodore 64 was pretty amazing to me at the time.
  • Hawaiian Bill Targets Games with Loot Boxes & Limiting Sales to Minors - General News

    I don't know who Hawaiian Bill is, but I bet he's fun to drink with
  • Investigation into Paragon Institute Raises More Than a Few Red Flags - Marvel Heroes Omega - MMORPG

    You aren't getting money for many reasons.  Why did you choose the flexible option which means that you keep any money donated even if it's far below what would be required to actually accomplish anything?

    You've asked for massive funding of an infeasible plan and there's nobody attached that lends legitimacy to your project.

    What metrics do you have to estimate the income of the game after it's stripped of it's marvel ties?  What do you estimate for the costs and time required to replace all marvel references/assets from the game?  Why would people want to play the game without marvel?  It was barely populated on PC as it was.

    $450k sounds tiny even just to replace all of the Marvel related art, skills and story.  Salaries alone add up very quickly.

    I see nothing resembling a sound business plan and taking peoples money regardless of whether or not you meet your goals is a huge red flag.

    I say take your project down, refund initial backers and get your house in order.
  • 'Paragon Institute' Wants to Raise Funds to Buy Marvel Heroes - Marvel Heroes Omega - MMORPG.com

    IceAge said:
    IceAge said:
    Vrika said:
    SBFord said:
    For those arguing on the validity of a news story, let me remind you of the definition of "news":

    noun, ( usually used with a singular verb)
    1. a report of a recent event; intelligence; information:
    His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months.
    2.The presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television.
    3. such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.


    This is why the story is being laid out. The charge of "fake news" is just a smokescreen to stop people from objectively determining the validity of the information presented and their personal reaction to it. The tactic is the new "thing" these days and is only used by those who want to see information flow in only one pre-determined direction.

    The news item is not an endorsement. It is not an opinion. It is a fact about something that has happened with regard to a game that many people on this site have loved and miss since it shut down.

    If anyone reading this is not doing their own due diligence when visiting the IndieGoGo page, then then that is on them, not on MMORPG.com. Once again I will reiterate that I have a lot more faith in the intelligence of this community to figure out what is legit and what is a scam. Everyone must decide for themselves.

    Information is power. Critical thinking is key. Learn about all sides through research and make a decision based on all the facts.
    A journalist introducing a product should try to be careful that she doesn't introduce a scam as a product.
    Luckily it's not introducing a product, it's a story about a company trying to buy assets of a failed game.
    What company ?!
    The "non-profit organization" looking to start a studio.  
    And you call that a "company"? Really ? Wow! Also , you forgot to add "educational" , which makes it even less of a "company". 

    Now, tell me again, whats so "educational" in buying a failed game and wanting to re-launch it with no fucking idea about the market , and many , many other factors? 

    If it's .."educational", that means they are learning. So go ahead and "donate" as much money as you want for them to "learn" that this is NOT the way to get into this business ( or other business ). 

    The true story is that there is this kid ( or kids ) , who played the game , and now they feel sad about the closer of their beloved game , and some days ago , they meet at McDonalds, and come up with this "Marvel" idea.

    PS: Based on linkedIn , there are .. 4 "Employees" at Paragon-Institute. They are from : Pakistan, Nigeria, India and Nepal. ( That sounds so fucking scam lol ) .

    PS2: Anyway , as I said , few kids crying for their game. So yeah! There is no "company trying to buy assets of a failed game". 

    Just because you don't like that they say they are an organization and purportedly have a 501c3 doesn't mean they aren't something.  One guy with a DBA can be a company.  We've seen games released by single people, one person doing all the work, so lets not pretend like 4 employees suddenly can't be considered a "company" any more than reporting what they are doing is any less of "news".

    It is what it is whether people like it or not.  Nobody is telling you to back it. Nobody is agreeing that this is a good idea.  It just is.  
    Give me a break.  Just because they paid a fee and filled out some forms, that in no way doesn't mean their plan is completely ass backwards.

    1) They have nobody that worked on the game and can estimate true costs while also reducing the ramp up speed of developing.
    2) They have no contacts at disney to ease licensing issues or even know if it's possible.  Maybe the license was pulled because they failed a financial payment requirement or milestone.
    3) They have no one that lends credibility to their cause
    4) They are taking your money even if they fail to reach their financial goals!
    5) They have zero track record

    It's either a massive scam, a completely naive pitch or both.  There is zero chance they can accomplish what they plan.
  • World of Warcraft in one single patch is now top #1 MMO in the world

    I don't understand why they would scale old raids or dungeons for people that want to solo farm them.  I think that's very shortsighted and they should atleast provide the option to descale them.