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Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 10:11AM (Unverified) said

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I'm really hoping to get into this beta. If I don't I'll likely buy it anyway for a respite from orcs and elves. The combat looks fun and the PvP should also be fun and interesting with more than 2 factions. I've already decided I'd rather play this than Champions or Aion.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 11:03AM TheJackman said

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What I looking for is a scifi game where I AM NOT just a ship.

1. I want be able to land my ship on the many planets and go out and have a normal food mission!
2. I want inside cockpit view!

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 11:47AM (Unverified) said

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GAAAAAH I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS GAME!

It seemed to me that the sci-fi space shooter was all but dead after Freespace 1 and 2's heyday.

Gorgeous graphics, gameplay that looks amazing, a half-decent story, and - the best part - I get to zip around and blow other people up without having to worry about arcane mathematics involving turret tracking speeds and trajectories. Yosh!

Now if someone will make a Battletech MMO focused on action, but with an RPG element, sort of like JGE, I'll be in heaven =3

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 3:29PM J Brad Hicks said

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So what you're saying is that it's not EVE Online -- it's EVE Online with a FPS interface and 1/100th the population, by a company whose last MMO was a totally abysmal piece of garbage? And this has you excited? You're willing to give up a game that's been polished for years and that keeps expanding just to get rid of tab-targeting and the "follow" command?

Different strokes for different folks, I guess; I'm already sick of hearing about a game this entirely pointless, and it hasn't even shipped yet. But if you want to play it, play it, for however long it lasts; it's a free country.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 5:31PM (Unverified) said

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Actually the original Jumpgate was released three years before EVE-Online.

This would be its sequel. So you know it does have a point.

Not everyone likes playing a pretty space screensaver with excel.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2009 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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InfamousBrad you are missing out, this game is nothing like any mmo you have ever played, except for Jumpgate Clasic of course which I recomend everyone try because there is a free trial. The Dancer Engine brings more strategy with it that Eve could never compete with imo.

Point & click mmo combat has seen it's day and twitch skill based combat is the future.

JGE can add cool things that Eve has like corp war decs and stuff but Eve will never be able to add the Dancer Engine. So stop letting the mmo's play you and start actualy playing. Go to Jumpgate Wikia for more info @ http://jumpgateevo.wikia.com/wiki/Jumpgate_Evolution_Wiki
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 7:01PM (Unverified) said

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I wonder if there's a pivot table add on for Eve.

Eve is beautiful, but mind-numbingly dull in combat and feels so empty unless you come into it with a pre-existing group of friends. I'm hoping JGE will be more social and faster-paced. I may even pay the original Jumpgate to get my feet wet.

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 12:39AM Dread said

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Dearth of Space Combat MMO's??

Jumpgate (Classic) has been going since 2001, Vendetta Online has been going for almost as long as well. There's a new one based out of Brazil that I was in the Open Beta of a few months back that was pretty damned good but I stopped playing mainly because the server was in Brazil and the lag back here to OZ was craptastic. The day they get a server in the US I am back playing again......but I have forgotten the name of it...was pretty damned good too.

SO yes I am hanging out for JGE. Its the game all of us Wing Commander, Tie Fighter vs X-Wing, Starlancer (not that abortion Freelancer) and Freespace fans have been waiting for! A REAL space combat MMO rather than a click and dice roll yawnfest.

I am there with bells on....nothing else....just bells ;)

Posted: Jan 6th 2009 11:29AM savedR said

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YOU ARE AWESOME, SIR. Thank you so much for being a man after my own heart.

I LOVE Freespace and Freespace 2. I just bought X2 from Steam, and I'm super excited. I've been DREAMING about an MMO with realtime space-combat-sim combat for so long, and it looks like this will be the newest and brightest, definitely worth getting into. :D

Also, the game you're talking about is called Taikodom (www.taikodom.com), and I just got into it. I'm not seeing much lag at all!! COME BACK, they've opened it up! I'm Coriander there.
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Posted: Jan 3rd 2009 10:11PM (Unverified) said

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Thank you for this! I didn't know what Jumpgate was about exactly, and I was too lazy to look it up... This was perfect timing.

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 5:09AM (Unverified) said

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First time hearing about this game, it looks great. I'm very excited about this one because it seems to be fast-paced whereas in Eve Online everything seems slow-paced and lonely. So for 2009 I have this and Starcraft 2 to look forward to.

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 6:39AM Graill440 said

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I really got a chuckle off the "eve is polished" comment from the eve faithful, then followed by the in your face play what you want pout comment in that same blog. A simply stunning response to this thread by the eve media.

I do like sci-fi, but nothing currently out is worth the spit used to make it. EVE has it's rabid Emo following and StarWars is limping along. (it will probably die when the old republic is released). Neither of these has any appeal because of bonehead decisions by devs, and one is rife with dev corruption, player corruption, etc. This does not make for fun gaming.

I compare eve to asherons call, those with time invested are afraid to leave that time sink, and like any nursing home game they are used to it and comfortable and think its great and for folks with low standards i guess thats ok. StarWars, well, the devs and suits screwed the pooch on that one and the community let them know just how badly very fast.

Anything that comes along has to be better than these two poor examples. May they wallow in their little niches for all eternity.

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 9:00AM Purkit said

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I'm sure this game has its audience, but its not me and I'm a huge sci-fi fan/geek. Its universe seems secondary, its just a setting to go blow thing up in.

Posted: Jan 4th 2009 11:09AM Temploiter said

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Every article I've ever seen on this game glosses over the player economy and how PvP will work. Hell, I haven't seen a good write-up yet on how chracter progression works.

I'll pass on this for 100% sure until I get some solid info on the game. The fact that it's in space isn't enough for me.

Posted: Jan 5th 2009 10:40AM Brendan Drain said

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One of the big problems with those promises is that they're unfounded so far. For example, a player-driven economy isn't a feature you can just implement. It requires a high concentration of players to keep the markets efficient and effective. If they go for a sharded server design as I'm sure they will, the results will be less than optimal. I'm not going to predict catastrophe on that front but will observe the game's launch with interest.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2009 9:35AM ExcelsiorDDZ said

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Yay praev!!!

That was COMPLETELY uncalled for InfamousBrad. Glad we will not be seeing you around.

Posted: Jan 7th 2009 1:15PM (Unverified) said

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well i'm lucky enough to have played both jg and eve and if what i'm thinking is right then i will be a happy bunny.
the problem with the old jg was there was'nt a lot to it ..so it did get stale now the only thing really wrong with eve is pvp is point and click.

a mix of the 2 you have the ultimate space mmo...

but lets really hope the servers will be able to handle 4-600 man ship battles because you know it's going to happen

Posted: Jan 7th 2009 4:01PM (Unverified) said

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Kyle speaks like a community member... that was almost bullet for bullet JGE Wiki Editor talking points for clearing up common questions & misconceptions.

Bravo, great write up.

http://jumpgateevo.wikia.com/

You'll find much more information here folks.

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