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Posted: Apr 21st 2008 9:41AM Rihahn said

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Flying Lab? That's Pirates of the Burning Sea. I think you meant Flagship. :)

Posted: Apr 21st 2008 9:47AM (Unverified) said

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Already caught it!
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Posted: Apr 21st 2008 1:39PM Durinthal said

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It's Diablo 2.5, no more and no less. It doesn't have the name power to bring in a large crowd and I think the popular mechanics have shifted, so I doubt it'll be as popular or long-lasting as its predecessor.

Posted: Apr 21st 2008 2:49PM GRT said

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It's funny when the press over-hypes a product then turns around and asks if the product can live up to the hype.

Posted: Apr 21st 2008 5:40PM (Unverified) said

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Not enough quests? The game's still in CLOSED BETA. They haven't even added in some of the core features yet, and they've said several times that they'll be adding in quests up to level 50 along with a main story arc. And if you finished those, you still have an in-depth crafting system, epic dungeons, and PvP.

And I'm not really sure you can call Hellgate a miss, either. You guys were just posting that the game sold over a million copies in two weeks for Korea alone, and that it was the most successful launch there in years.

Posted: Apr 21st 2008 6:02PM (Unverified) said

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Uh... if Hellgate: London sold a million copies in just two weeks, you can be sure they would've announced Hellgate: Paris or Hellgate: New York by now.

What happens in Korea and other countries where online gaming is really popular is that you pay to play the game in Internet cafes. An hour of gameplay is around $3 or 4 USD, and of course, you'd have to create an account to play. Since people don't actually buy the games, they are subscribing, and thus, Hellgate has a million "subscribers" in two weeks, and World of Warcraft has over 10 million.
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