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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 10:29AM postman said

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im not sure about this. one of the reasons i play MMOGs is for the chance to (on some level, and i'm not an RPer) play a character that is not myself, experience a virtual world where i can be pretty much whatever i want within the mechanics of the game. This kind of defeats the purpose of the anonymous nature of these games that so many people enjoy. Its neat dont get me wrong, but me face would look strange on the stygian female ranger that i used to play in AoC. chics with beards?

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 10:42AM (Unverified) said

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I don't think it'll be required to use. Just an option.

That said, it's a gimmicky way to pull in subs. AoC is actually improved ten fold and is now pretty stable and damn fun game, but this just comes off as cheesy and immersive breaking to me.

Oh well.... if it's anything like "ported to 360" soon, I'm not worried :)
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 10:41AM Thac0 said

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you can find some one elses face and use that as long as you can find the correct angles. I plan on using Yamila Diaz for my avatar.. very nice!
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 10:41AM (Unverified) said

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This is a terrible idea. Instead of fixing the game in other ways they decide to create some awful way to stick fat gamer faces on muscular figures of opposite sex BRILLIANT.

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 11:22AM (Unverified) said

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I have a feeling its not just for conan. Funcom has a team dedicated to working on nothing but the engine they use for Conan which will also be used for the Secret world and soon Anarchy Online. If they make a feature like this available to one it most likely goes to all which I could see this feature being more used in a Game such as Secret world where you will play a human in Semi present times.

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 11:40AM Thac0 said

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Where did you find out that they are going to somehow switch the engine and rebuild Anarchy Online? I'd be truly interested in Anarchy Online if they did that. Can you link?
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Posted: Apr 21st 2009 12:49PM (Unverified) said

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sweeeet

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 2:01PM (Unverified) said

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haha how long do you think it will take for people to use a p*n*s picture for a face etc or porn star faces... this will be seriously abused. though it will be funny stuff. sorry rp'ers this must suck for you

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 2:22PM (Unverified) said

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@Thaco

They've been working on rolling it up to the new engine since late 2007 but I guess have fallen behind. You can find a thread here on the AO forums talking about it but havent seen any word since. http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?t=518850

Posted: Apr 21st 2009 7:11PM wjowski said

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I've often worried that the bad taste left in everyone's mouth by AoC's launch'd end up adversely affecting AO. In the case of graphic engine revamp it seems my fears might very well be confirmed. I suspect whatever resources were being put into it were long ago diverted towards pulling AoC's fat out of the fire.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2009 10:08AM (Unverified) said

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Hyboria is about to get a whole lot uglier

Posted: Apr 22nd 2009 3:32PM (Unverified) said

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Lol maybe funcom should try to make a decent game first then add fluff.

Posted: Apr 29th 2009 2:56AM (Unverified) said

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Glad to hear it's not happening. It would be a problem for those of us on limited download.

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