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Posted: Dec 18th 2008 7:49PM Ripper McGee said

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Unfortunately, build 153 was delayed due to some bugs that got identified at the last minute. They'll be fixed in build 154 and all the new content should be published on January 5th (the holidays delay things - good for employees to get vacation, bad for gamers wanting new stuff now ;) ).

That being said, the devs are knocking out some great content and communicating well with the players regularly, despite being a small team. I've been testing the new build extensively and really like all the new skills, but especially the fire ranger ones.

The updated Shivery winter quests are fun, the new armor sets are cool and mythic katanas ftw!

On top of that, the team is working on a group only, level 100 boss gauntlet, as well as cool new features like item sets, item socketing and traps in dungeons.

Simply put, from a gamer's perspective, Dungeon Runners is going strong, despite having a small concurrent population and a small development team.

Posted: Dec 18th 2008 8:07PM The Last Metroid said

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Is this a pretty lively game? I thought about picking it up at Best Buy. Their 6month service pack is only $15.

Posted: Dec 18th 2008 9:19PM Rollins said

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Why don't you go try it out? It's free to play with ads, after all. There was a pretty good population last time I tried it, but I found it somewhat repetitive and didn't enjoy its sense of humor all that much.
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Posted: Dec 18th 2008 10:01PM Ripper McGee said

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$15 is steal - that's 6 months of membership for the price of 3 and you get the bling gnome, which is a really nice feature. Heck, if you enjoyed the game for a couple of hours, much less for 6 months, you got a bargain.

Rollins makes a really good point, though. You can download the game for free and try it out. The entire download is only about 600MB, so it has a tiny footprint. On top of that, it runs on almost any PC.

In terms of "will you enjoy it?". That's obviously subjective. Dungeon Runners is "MMO-lite", so it doesn't have all the features of a game like WoW, EQII, WAR, etc... Personally, I like to think of Dungeon Runners as Diablo's smartass bastard stepchild who grew up and staged a coup. It's a funny (also subjective), Diabloesque hack-n-slash, but with modern features and in a persistent, albeit small, world. It's also rife with pop culture references.

Worst you can do is give it a try. If you like it, cool. If not, that's cool, too!
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Posted: Dec 18th 2008 10:42PM The Last Metroid said

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Thanks for the info everyone. I loved Diablo, so it definitely sounds like I'll enjoy it.
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Posted: Dec 19th 2008 10:08AM (Unverified) said

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soon as they launch that 6month BOX in the UK, ill go buy it. but until then, ill let it mature in the interwebs.

did try it a long time ago, had a good time. but got bored fairly fast.

Posted: Dec 19th 2008 12:29PM Ripper McGee said

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You can already get the 6 month subscription and gnome from the box. Anybody who lives outside the US and Canada can simply purchase the serial code for the box online at plaync.com.
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