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allied races should be neutral like panda.
I'd die before I see core races like Tauren or their sub-races enter the Alliance fold. Same with Draenor Orcs (upcoming allied race) entering the alliance as well. The Horde and the Alliance need to have more differences between each other not less and not become a color to choose and more an actual faction.
Wrong move. Hard pass. B2P + semi-regular DLC releases should be all that's needed to make a game profitable. If it doesn't, than maybe the game isn't worth playing in the first place.
What MMO has ever functioned on a box price and expansions alone? The breakneck pace of high price dlc required for such an undertaking is unsustainable and completely unrealistic in the MMO space.
A few CAN I'm sure like Guild wars? ESO? Some Steam MMO's fuction soley on BTP even.
Why did this game not go that route with BTP, DLC + optional sub? cause they are whaling plain and simple.
Has there been any extra content announced for this game similar to DLC or expansions that would justify an ongoing flow of whale funds? So far all I've seen is the base game that they are trying to get ready for the public.
The notion that MMO's after release costs millions to maintain is an illusion and anyone involved in the industry knows this but aren't saying because that'll curb investment into new projects.
PartisanGerm said:TL;DR - they're good devs and deserve all our money.
I've been keeping an eye on Crowfall since the Kickstarter three years ago. I've watched every single YouTube video update and read every article, so I'm very much a fanboy but at least I'm informed. The devs aren't just some upstarts with lofty dreams and promises built on nothing. They are hardened veterans who are very much the old school gamers from the demographic they're building the game for. They know how to make the game, they know very well what their technical and financial limitations are, and in my eyes they are keeping their word to the T. Only the impatient are complaining about release time.
Every third party news site passing along their updates seems to elicit this knee jerk response from children without perspective. These guys are making a new type of MMO on a budget, and in a reasonable amount of time considering the target scope and quality level. They are directly avoiding the bland WoW formula without flying into the sun like Darkfall.
At this point, the game is fluid, concise, and mostly functional near the end of pre-alpha. The devs are smart, funny, cool and absolutely hate FTP and PTW. MTX isn't inherently evil if approached legitimately for cosmetics or DLC.
The game isn't done yet, and they have to pay the bills. They do not have 50 million just laying around to fund another WoW or Everquest clone. I hope in two years, the game is very successful and popular, then all the naysayers are eating their words with a tall glass of STFU and a seasoned side of I Told You So.