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Posted: Dec 26th 2008 8:37AM (Unverified) said

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why dont you ever mention Darkfall? thats gonna own all those games....

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 11:25AM Abriael said

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Darkfall has quite a few interesting points, but seem to suffer from the AoC syndrome: wanting to stuff too much into the game, which is a very risky operation.
Even if i'll for sure give it a look, as of now I'm perfectly happy with warhammer.

The mentioned games don't really strike my fancy. KOTOR is set in the old republic, which isn't by far my favourite star wars (i'm more of an episode 4-6 fan), star trek always painted me really uninterested, and the only DC super hero i ever liked is batman. A tad too few to actually be interested in the whole universe.
The first MMO that will probably draw my attention is Blade & Soul, but that won't come before 2010.
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Posted: Dec 27th 2008 5:40AM (Unverified) said

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lol, they don't mention Darkfall because nobody has any faith whatsoever that it will be released, or that it will be of any remotely professional quality if it is.
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Posted: Dec 27th 2008 12:04PM Holgranth said

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In all honesty looking at the MASSIVE number of things that are supposed to go into that game most of which I would expect from a mmo released 5-10 years from now I think Darkfall has the following chances:
Very small (I estimate 10% or less) of being a MMO years ahead of its time that is mainstream (Warcraft Wrath of the Litch King on steroids).
Slightly Larger chance (10- 15%) of being a niche MMO thats years ahead of its time(Eve online on Steroids).
Good chance (30% or so ) of being an alright MMO (Think Warhammer equivelent) but no where near as good as the hype and promises.
And finally a quite large (50%) chance of it being a flop that makes Conan look like a game that was released with entirly too much polish.

I'd love it to be the first one but I'm betting on the last one. They have TOTALY bit off a huge chew and made a massive number of promises. Someday I'm sure some mmo will have all those things but with todays technology they will have a hard time making it all happen as good as they say.
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Posted: Dec 26th 2008 10:24AM (Unverified) said

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bah forget darkfall. that's shitty amatorial stuff. look for earthrise, mortal or FoM. that's hardcore serious sandbox mmos. btw here on massively they never heard the word "sandbox" so that's why they ignore this kind of games. they think mmos are only third generation wow clones. the rest is something else they ignore.

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 10:58AM (Unverified) said

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I'll continue to enjoy WAR while my guild continues to wallow in the boring comfort of WoW PvE. My next game will probably be Jumpgate Evolution. I'm hoping my guild jumps from WoW to Star Trek Online or Star Wars Old Republic whenever they come out. Both are tired, damaged IP's though. So I hope the games themselves will be fun and high quality in their own right.

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 11:58AM johnnic1235 said

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DCUO will be lucky to hit in 09. CO is the superhero MMO to look for this year.

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 1:48PM (Unverified) said

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Darkfall > any of the garbage that is coming out in 09(except Mortal).

Please do not even try to come and play Darkfall WOW carebears... you will get RAPED and bitch until you quit. Save yer $$ and go buy some maxi pads.

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 2:42PM (Unverified) said

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darkfall > earthrise? not rly. earthrise is serious stuff. darkfall is faith, earthrise is reality

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 2:55PM (Unverified) said

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@Kie

Why do you make a generalization that all wow players will "suck" at "your" game, i mean come off it, I'm a wow player, mainly because it is a good laugh all my mates play it and it is a very social world, it is not a grind (that is what Jmmorpgs are silkroad etc) and it is a very casual game but hardcore if you take it that far, ye it is not hardcore like Eve, and it suffers from not as good role play as say Lotro, but Lord of the rings is set in a world many of us all ready know so it is easy to get into the world.

As for darkfall I will get back to you, i have stooped reading any "wow killer" crap because tbh I could not give two hoots if it kills wow I will still play it, I want some one to make some thing fresh.

So don't say "Please do not even try to come and play Darkfall WOW carebears... you will get RAPED and bitch until you quit. Save yer $$ and go buy some maxi pads." and i will save my $$ but i may spend some ££ thought with these exchange rates i may be best using some Euroes

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 3:22PM cray said

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Honestly I don't think any of the MMOs are going to be released on time. I'm willing to bet most them get release in the summer of 2010. By then people will only be mildly impressed because too many non-MMOs are going to be released in 2009 that are using the same gameplay technology (like Age of Conan).

I'm still curious about thess upcoming games but I not expecting them any time soon.

Posted: Dec 26th 2008 8:14PM (Unverified) said

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The question I'd like to know is if the time has come to remove the rpg element of the mmo's, and make games that aren't based on progression, but more a complete sandbox. Which we haven't even seen the likes of yet.

No character progression, no nothing. Perhaps cosmetics, and unlocking of new zones who's got better vendors. Games more like GTA, sins of a solar empire, sim city or perhaps need for speed.

Posted: Dec 27th 2008 1:52AM (Unverified) said

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Well that's the theory behind the fifth generation in which mmorpg will merge with virtual worlds but that's a far future. for now it's enough if they remove the level-based progression...

Posted: Dec 27th 2008 2:54AM (Unverified) said

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Besides looking forward to spending even more time in Warhammer Online and World of Warcraft, I look forward to taking a look at AION the most.

And probably taking a quick glance at Darkfall, SWTOR and STO, after which I will most likely drop them for more time with WAR and WoW.

DCUO might end up on the permanent subscriptions list as a replacement of CoH, but it depends on it's controls, and content, as well as how I will end up liking the graphics, which currently seems a bit too cartoony for my liking.

In conclusion: AION.

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