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Posted: Jun 1st 2009 1:10PM WARXion said

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Hmmm... the scene from 0:33... Revenge of the Sith? :)

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 1:26PM Halldorr said

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So disappointed thid game was delayed - this was going to be my summer game :-P

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 1:42PM (Unverified) said

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give me my GodDamned Beta Key........ Join the Beta... what a crock of shit massively hook us up bros!! get us some beta keys

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 2:11PM Nadril said

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Every time I see this game I want it more and more. WTB beta!

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 2:16PM (Unverified) said

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Pretty cool looking, although I can't shake the feeling that many people decided the game wasn't compelling enough during friends&family for them to delay in definitively the game. Oh well.

Posted: Jun 2nd 2009 2:37PM (Unverified) said

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It wasn't a matter of the game being compelling or not... rather... it was more a matter of details.

NetDevil, like all Gazillion companies, is Agile/Scrum. The entire design process is based on iteration. What happened in F&F was more a matter of polish and game design than a failure on a platform or conceptual level. Having played the game at GDC, I can tell you that it is VERY solid from a technical standpoint.

ND is now iterating game design features like PvP and the economy, which can't be done until you have testers in. As big as JGE became, I think they realized it was going to take a lot more iterations to get the community & game design aspects right than they originally anticipated.

I can promise you this much - its' a fun game :)
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Posted: Jun 1st 2009 2:27PM Anatidae said

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+1 to the above posters.

I can't stop myself looking at the marketing material, but then I get all upset at the fact that their message is "come play, join our beta"... which I did like, what, a year ago. Then they re-did their beta form, so I signed up a second time.

Stop the madness! Don't sell me your game until you have something to deliver! You killing my spirit!

Posted: Jun 2nd 2009 12:05AM drunkenpandaren said

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I have such a boner for space ships now.

Posted: Jun 1st 2009 5:20PM Graill440 said

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Pop in your battlestar galactica vids? So you can do what? Wish that Jumpgate Evolution would play like BSG or B5? Sorry to smash that bubble but its on the rails for weapons and ships, just like the other niche space shooter.

Pretty new visuals and a new storyline? No thanks. Unless "they" do something to seperate this from EVE, which is already well established, pass.

Posted: Jun 2nd 2009 4:59AM Dread said

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No cockpit view = FailGate

Posted: Jun 2nd 2009 2:41PM (Unverified) said

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@Dread: There is a cockpit view. At GDC it was the ~ key to swap.

@Grail: Eve is based on dice rolls. It is all about fleet command. JGE is about piloting individual ships. The only thing that determines whether or not you hit a target is how well you aim. It is a completely different concept from Eve. Furthermore, the developers at NetDevil have a long history of being friends with the Eve team. After all... the original Jumpgate released before Eve back in 2000.

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