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Posted: Feb 28th 2009 8:08PM CheesecakeBandit said

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You forgot to add Chuck Norris.

Posted: Feb 28th 2009 11:42PM cray said

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Sorry, but this is about sexist as the CEO who said women players don't like to be Warriors. Secondly, Free Realms isn't targeted to hardcore players (don't assume I'm talking about male players) looking to gank some poor sap.

Posted: Mar 1st 2009 1:13AM (Unverified) said

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You do realize this is a complete satire piece written by a male, right?
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Posted: Mar 1st 2009 5:47AM Vandell said

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I don't understand the draw to Free Realms. To me, it looks like the American Hello Kitty Online.. I could sure use some enlightenment.

Posted: Mar 1st 2009 11:19AM Pingles said

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I think you nailed it on the head. It's not meant to be WoW-esque. More like a social website with 3D interaction and RPG elements.

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Posted: Mar 1st 2009 11:16AM venekor said

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Is it just me or does Free Realms look like WoW for kids?

Posted: Mar 2nd 2009 5:12AM koehler83 said

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If that's their intent, what's the problem with that?
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Posted: Mar 12th 2009 8:13PM (Unverified) said

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WoW IS mmo for kids. Grow up and play Lineage II or something.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2009 8:36PM venekor said

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Lineage 2 the grind mmo for asains
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Posted: Mar 1st 2009 11:22AM Purkit said

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Nice article with some valid and thought provoking suggestions.

I would prefer another choice of Dinosaur however. As we all know T-Rex had very small arms with almost no biceps, which is not very manly. Also the smoking jacket would fall off as T-Rex doesn't really have any shoulders to speak of. Another negative would be that T-Rex is not able to smoke a pipe, again due to its short arms.

Other than that you have some great ideas, Sony should employ you as a designer or something.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2009 8:15AM J Brad Hicks said

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As far as I know, Sony is marketing it as family-friendly, not specifically kid-oriented. But yeah, I can't shake the feeling that an awful lot of adults are going to be skeeved out by the fact that all of the avatars, at least all of the ones we've seen so far, look like they're no older than 14.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2009 5:58PM Interitus said

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Well considering Wizard101 apparently just got it's 1,000,000 account (I think) and it came out like 4 months ago, it looks like the family friendly genre was waiting to be filled.

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 1:41PM (Unverified) said

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Yep, my kids (9 & 6) enjoyed Wiz101 but it didn't hold their interest since they had played TOP online and were more used to "open" features. I think this will be perfect for them and I will be right in there playing along with them...........that is when I am not over on Trollbane :)

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