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Posted: Jun 29th 2009 9:50AM (Unverified) said

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Fallout MMO!

Aww... no. It's not. Do not want.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 10:53AM (Unverified) said

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Im sorry, but the game feels just so unfinished and buggy. The combat is wonky and the game runs very bad on my should-be-more-than-good-enough comp.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 11:45AM (Unverified) said

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You mean this game which is still in beta and not scheduled to release anytime soon is unfinished and buggy? Say it ain't so. And the code which isn't optimized and is running with lots of extra code and monitoring programs isn't silky smooth and doesn't run like butter? I'm amazed....


Seriously, it's in BETA. It's not finished. You can't judge a project when you haven't even seen it's finished form yet. Well, you can judge it, but that's stupid. Yes, it has problems. That's the point of the beta phase. Testing and feedback to correct problems before it goes live.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 11:58AM (Unverified) said

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I've played enough Beta's and been around for enough years to know how things work. If they are doing Stress Test Beta's right now, that means the launch is soon, and even if they pulled off some Age of Conan miracle between now and launch, the game would still be horrible.

Simple fact, this game isn't worth the box price and especially not worth a monthly fee.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2009 4:21PM Graill440 said

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Nek, you need to participate in an actual Beta program, one that IS a Beta, not this MMO crap these companies are putting out. You have been trained to believe any MMO releasing a Beta or Alpha is classified as unfinished, that is and has never been the case, thats the line the MMO companies feed you folks, and you gobble it up.

I wish i still worked with RTI, the pleasure of firing a knowitall dev because they failed zero defect is so satisfying. We need need this sort of thing in the gaming industry enforced today.

What we need is >Jailtime< for failed projects, failed expectations, failed deadlines and budgets, failed management, failed Q and A.......yes, jailtime would enhance the honesty and provide focus for devs, and it would instill motivation to stop bad MMO creation before it began....knowing the consequences.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2009 5:54PM (Unverified) said

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Not going to comment on the current state of Fallen Earth due to NDA.. but Nekoali, could you do me a favour, and post your top three list of games which suddenly DID become "silky smooth" and "run like butter", after an ugly beta process, when the "the code which isn't optimized and is running with lots of extra code and monitoring programs" was replaced by the final release code?

Because I for one am more inclined to agree with ScytheNoire. Once you're so close to release that you're letting random members of the public into beta, miracles aren't going to happen.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2009 11:56AM (Unverified) said

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It's really bad. This is not the Fallout MMO you are looking for. Game feels like something out of 2004, and even then, it would be a bad game with horrible graphics, poor gameplay, and crappy performance.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 1:02PM (Unverified) said

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The game would be great with another year of development, but the fact that they're trying to kick it out the door in Q3 is gonna guarantee it dies a pretty pitiful death.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 3:35PM (Unverified) said

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What one person does not like another does. I know several people that enjoy the game as it is. I myself can't speak for any crappy performance and horrible graphics. No its no Age of Conan in the graphics department but at the same time it never claims to be the next coming of graphics in a MMO.

Myself I will be picking up the game come launch and I know several other people that will be also. It's a great crafting game with solid open ended combat to boot.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 4:25PM Graill440 said

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I will agree, We went by a mall display and some store clerk was playing this on their off time, it is horrible, dated, etc. Dont come crying to me when you waste your money and begin posting you were ripped off. It looks slightly better than anarchy online, but not much.

Posted: Jun 29th 2009 6:41PM agitatedandroid said

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Some folks don't like it. Some do. Isn't it awesome that there are so many other games for people to play?

Regarding the graphics of Fallen Earth, well... Age of Conan is really the only game out at the moment that actually has amazing graphics. I was playing AoC earlier today, it's still buggy. I don't hate AoC, I actually like it. It's still buggy though.

Warhammer? The character models in WAR leave me wanting. Some like it. I don't.

EQ2? Just playing that yesterday. The music in EQ2 makes me want to strangle the composer. It's not atmospheric. It's overwhelming. Actually the only MMO where I ever turned the soundtrack off.

Tabula Rasa, loved that game. The gameplay mechanic, gorram confusing at first.

LOTRO? Great story, good music, lousy character customization. Still love that game all the same.

There isn't a single game out there that has everything 100% perfect. Sometimes the crafting system is a joke (WAR). Sometimes the story is a joke (Free Realms, struggled to come up with a game with no story at all there). Sometimes the graphics are subpar (WoW) but then they make it up with amazing art style (WoW). Now and then the PvP system is laughable (LOTRO, WoW) and now and then the PvE system is mediocre at best (EVE).

With Fallen Earth, the atmosphere is, I think, really nice. The combat system is pretty good once the way it works clicks in your head. The crafting system is really nice. The graphic power is sub-par but the look feels good. Character customization is really nice, moods are something I've never seen before. The environment up close is lacking but from a distance can be breath-taking.

Is it perfect? No. There is no such beast. No game will ever meet a players expectations let alone exceed them. Even if every Massively reader was given the resources to make their perfect MMO it would still fall short of the creator's wishes.

The above was all opinion presented as fact. In no way does this opinion invalidate your own.

Posted: Jun 30th 2009 4:13AM (Unverified) said

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beta it may be but bad graphics is not gonna change, they not gonna recreate all models, gameplay unlikely to change, most of game logic is finished so we are looking at a 90% complete product I'd say.

I think theres a big difference between 'not perfect' and 'complete shit' and this game is complete shit by the looks of it.

Posted: Jun 30th 2009 5:35AM Purkit said

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I've posted one or two negative comments about FE, that was before I played it. Basically I'm not going to comment on it now because of the NDA, however I'm still logging into the BETA which should indicate what I think of the game and its potential.

I think you'll find a much more positive buzz once the NDA is lifted and those that respect the rules are allowed to give their views on the game in full. Its killing me not being able to make comments on these articles.

Posted: Jun 30th 2009 10:30AM Cendres said

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This feels and reminds one a lot of Tabula Rasa beta, TR should NOT have been pushed out the door it should have been delayed by 6 months at least....

WTB a push back.

Posted: Aug 18th 2009 8:52AM (Unverified) said

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These guys should learn from Tabula Rasa R.I.P. and Hellgate: London R.I.P. That the average game cant keep coming out 6 months to a year early and have everyone gobble it up anymore. It still happens and the game carves out a niche (WAR) but that's usually because it is already based on an extremely successful name to start with (WAR). Pumping out poop and expecting ppl to gobble it up and believe the lies about "we'll fix it in the next patch" like they've been doing for who knows how long now, isnt working anymore and honestly is killing the quality of our gaming industry.

Posted: Aug 18th 2009 9:02AM (Unverified) said

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Hate to double post but havent figured out where the edit button is yet
But also, how many times in the story for this game is the phrase "we dont know..." used? I know Its after the apocalypse, and yeah it worked in Matrix, but here it makes it feel amateurish. It feels hobbled together, like a story they came up with after a weekend drinking cause they had a deadline to meet then fleshed it out afterward (Ive done this myself with VTM games so I know how it sounds.... and looks)
Yeah, Im one of those weird MMO types that actually likes the story to the game as well not JUST the nuts and bolts graphics and systems. Ill play a game thats buggy with crap graphics if I like the story, or if theres just something that appeals to me about the game, Im weird like that I guess, but even the story in this game looks hurried, not just the game.
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