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Posted: Aug 11th 2008 3:38PM (Unverified) said

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I definitely gonna play ranger for sure ;)

Posted: Aug 11th 2008 4:48PM (Unverified) said

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Very nice information, thanks

Posted: Aug 11th 2008 6:08PM (Unverified) said

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Been looking forward to your writeup on the Shadow Warrior in this Elves-of-War series, and I wasn't disappointed! Wonderful job on all of them!

Posted: Aug 11th 2008 9:45PM Triskelion said

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I got a invite to the beta, they instructed me to go find a bitorrent client use to acquire the download. I said FU Mythic, I'll wait for the reviews now.

Posted: Aug 12th 2008 3:47AM (Unverified) said

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The versatility and efficiency of bit torrent makes perfect sense for distributing stuff like this. I don't feel it is too much to ask for a prospective gamer to spend the 5 minutes online to find a bit torrent client, which we should all have anyways.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2008 10:30AM (Unverified) said

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Not to mention it's a little unrealistic to expect these companies to have the infrastructure to support 9+ gigs downloads via HTTP, and fileplanet and others would have problem dealing with the load aswell.

Even EA outsources all of it's E-commerace stuff, so really, is using bittorrent to download the client that big of a deal? Though the speed does suck.
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Posted: Aug 12th 2008 12:19PM (Unverified) said

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So sad that you can't see the future Leshrac. Bittorrent or some other system is the way of the future.

WoW uses bit torrent, sure it isn't third party software, but it could just as easily be. Actually I would prefer that it was because the WoW one is horrible.

Someone with your childish attitude is not the type of person I would want beta testing this game. Let's leave that to the mature adults that understand computers and the internet.

Posted: Aug 13th 2008 6:39AM (Unverified) said

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Leshrac, go climb back under your rock, troll.

As for the Shadow Warrior, prepare for some fantastic diversity my fellow MMO'ers.

One of the unique things Mythic did with DAoC is make all their Archery classes Hybids out the wahzu. It seems they've stuck with their tradition.

And they DEFINITELY had RvR on the brain when they developed their paths. Long bow for keep defense/pearch fighting. Get three of these gals/guys together and have them assist the same target from the top of a wall, no amount of healing will save you!

The melee path will be a blast for those of you who take advantage of the obvious advantage. Whoever you fight knows that 2 of your 3 paths revolve around ranged attacking. Walk around with a bow out, wait for another melee to think they have an easy kill, then CRUSH them. (Greenbeans is still upset that Scouts and Rangers got to slaughter him in Molvik with this tactic!)

Lastly, what could be the most unique thing is short ranged, ranged combat. (It's so deliciously confusing!) No, it looks like it could be great. I'm looking forward to point-blank shooting someone in the face with full force.

The only question I have left is what level of armor can they wear and can they stealth? (If moderate to heavy and yes, this class is OP before the game comes out!! :P )

Posted: Aug 27th 2008 9:52PM (Unverified) said

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Leshrac, it would be better for everyone if you stayed away from the game. Really. In fact, just get out of MMOGs entirely, you'd be doing everyone a huge favor.

The only thing that Mythic blew big time was to have the option to run the game straight from the downloaded files instead of forcing people to copy them to a new directory (especially since most people didn't know what it really meant when the option came up). Then when the users patched their game their seeding was essentially worthless since they were uploading bad data now. I'd say this was the case with about 90% of the users so it really messed up the swarm. Whoever decided on that option should be fired, but other than that, the bittorrent distribution would otherwise have been very nice.

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