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  • Capcom Announces MHW As Its Fastest Selling Game to Date with 6M Copies Shipped - Monster Hunter Wor

    Wow those are some MONSTER sales.  


    See what I did there?

    Anyone?   


    Yes?

    I'll just... I'll go over there now. 
    SovrathTorvalrojoArcueidblueturtle13wingoodTacticalZombeh3dominfomatz
  • 'Paragon Institute' Wants to Raise Funds to Buy Marvel Heroes - Marvel Heroes Omega - MMORPG.com

    IceAge said:
    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.

    Let me point out the salient phrases: INFORMATION, THE PRESENTATION OF A REPORT ON RECENT OR NEW EVENTS.

    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 ) .
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/paragon-institute

    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.  
    Wow, the naivety in you is very high. They aren't ..something, and that's period. What do they have ? A 501c3 ? Is that saying a lot about some kids which want to get a very big Game IP ? We have seen GAMES released by single people , you said it right. In this case however, we do not see that. We see a bunch of kids who want to buy an already made GAME, and which they think, they can handle it ( which they can't ).

    But, again, they are NOT Employees. Based on 2 of them (pictures related), they barely have 18 years. They are voluntary or something. And stop calling them ..company for fuck sake. They are an "educational" .. think. 

    And to keep the .. rant , I also blame Suzi ( mmorpg.com ) for posting this shit and NOT doing a bit of research about who's behind the project. I don't buy the.. "News is News". I do understand that this site needs to generate traffic ( revenue ) , but do keep in mind that "projects" might "pop-up" from scammers and we don't really want "News" about a .. "project" like this. Not saying this right here is a scam, but neither credible is not. 

    So do a bit of research before posting "News" like this. They ( the kids ) already generated a HUGE traffic because of this 'News'. I am FOR things which helps kids follow whatever they like to do , but those one , they come with nothing. Do they even know how to write a piece of code ? Let me guess, they will hire coders with the money right? ......
    An organization is still an organization even if you don't like it. Just because you want to get up on some pedestal and rail against a NEWS STORY, doesn't make you any more right than them (Paragon Institute), and them any less wrong than you. Sorry.
    MendelTorval
  • '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.

    Let me point out the salient phrases: INFORMATION, THE PRESENTATION OF A REPORT ON RECENT OR NEW EVENTS.

    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 ) .
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/paragon-institute

    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.  
    TorvalFrodoFragins
  • 'Paragon Institute' Wants to Raise Funds to Buy Marvel Heroes - Marvel Heroes Omega - MMORPG.com

    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.

    Let me point out the salient phrases: INFORMATION, THE PRESENTATION OF A REPORT ON RECENT OR NEW EVENTS.

    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.
    infomatzTorvalSBFordManWithNoTan
  • Combat Alpha Coming in the Latter Half of February - Ship of Heroes - MMORPG.com

    saltyd said:


    I think it's too early for all of this.



    too early for an alpha? I'm sure they are just trying to drum up some excitement and interest in the game. It's not like they are pushing it out the door yet.
    All I'm saying, is they tried to push a kickstarter once, it didn't work, the "alpha" is more of a show then an actual alpha if what they intend to do is walk a handful of backers and press through a predetermined technical demo to gauge interest in the style of combat?  

    I mean in the last stream I saw, which was only a week or two ago, the majority of it was static costumes.  It's hard to determine from that last stream if there's even a game or if this is truly just an engine demo with some included purchased assets. 

    Usually in most alphas, they have more than a framework completed.  

    I'm not trying to be negative, call it being pragmatic. 
    Following that logic, wouldn't you be more interested in this then?  To finally see the game in action beyond the scope of a benchmark-type test like the hundred clones and the raid boss?
    Well, no, seeing as how they mentioned how closely defined and monitored this "alpha" test is, and that it kind of even questions the direction of combat entirely. 

    "This is not a balanced combat scenario.  Instead, we’re testing how people think combat should “feel” in Ship of Heroes, and we have deliberately eliminated some important elements for now.  For example, accuracy is set to 100% for both players and enemies, so every attack will land."

    It's a very short shot of an extremely low population, for a predetermined set of enemies to showcase what one would assume is a very small portion of the expected game.

    This is essentially what we would consider a tech demo, which, in all honesty could be showcased directly from an engine tutorial.  

    A recent alpha I was in, was Wild West Online, and that was a fairly bad alpha, it was their first alpha test, tons of stuff was bugged, there wasn't even any PvE, but they didn't hold your hand, they didn't specifically engineer the experience they wanted you to see, it was an actual alpha.

    It sounds like for the upcoming "alpha" everything is being fabricated. It sounds like it's too soon, and I'd hate to see this as some posturing for another upcoming kickstarter.  

    I'd prefer they work enough on it to release a zone for alpha testing with actual intended mechanics as they work towards the live game.

    That's just my opinion though.  
    kikoodutroa8