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Posted: Jan 5th 2009 6:31PM (Unverified) said

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@The person that wrote this article:

The UK is in Europe, btw.

Posted: Jan 5th 2009 6:32PM (Unverified) said

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Nevermind, i read the whole article and not just the title, i never knew that UK was seperated by IP bans...heh. That's new.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2009 8:41PM Slob Zombie said

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I tried the game and couldn't get past the performance. I don't have anything close to a high end rig, but I heard that one of the features of the game was that it ran well on a range of machines. It ran the same at a wide range of settings too, so I don't really know what to make of it. It's too bad because I really dig the art style. I'll give it a try every now and then and see if things run better.

Don't let my experience keep you from trying the game though, it might run smooth as silk on your machine.

Posted: Jan 5th 2009 9:53PM JediPagan said

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Strange, because TCoS runs perfectly well for me (and I'm playing the trial on a Euro server from North America). As the article stated the game on the english servers is rather barren. It's bizarre. I hope the North American audience shows up for this game because TCoS's art direction is gorgeous (yes I said gorgeous) and while the game design is not entirely original, TCoS is compelling in my opinion. Acclaim needs to get the marketing in gear for TCoS because no one I talk to seems to know what it is. TCoS deserves a chance to be successful.

Posted: Jan 6th 2009 12:28AM Slob Zombie said

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See I think the game design does have some serious originality. The idea of separating armor and weapons from stat bonuses is huge. Not only do I love the idea of choosing gear based on how it looks rather how much better it makes me (that's left to sigils), but it has social ramifications too. In theory there's no more arguing over drops (though you could argue that you'll just be fighting over sigils instead of gear). Also, I haven't fully wrapped my head around the rotating skill bar yet, but I imagine there's some interesting strategy there.

On a side note, the jumping animation is awful. Another game with a laughably "plastic" jump that just feels wrong. WoW, TR, and AoC are the only MMOs I can think of where jumping really feels satisfying. It's minor, I know, but it can really kill the "coolness" feeling of your character.
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Posted: Jan 5th 2009 11:37PM Rollins said

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They already blew it by splitting the community between their servers and Acclaim's.

Also, claiming that the Acclaim beta would start on the 5th when it still hasn't started was a bad move.

This one's already dead in the water.

It's a shame, too, because the beta was promising. Unfortunately, by the time they get things straightened out, no one will care.

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