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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 9:20AM (Unverified) said

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The costume pieces look awesome! I wonder how much money ther are after already buying the box for $50, and then the subsription for $15... Oh wait..

I don't care.

Fuck you Cryptic.

Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:29AM Aganazer said

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Every time you see a mount in WoW do you wonder how many trading cards they had to buy to get it? Of course not. That would be crazy talk. Why then, are you talking crazy?
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:38AM (Unverified) said

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I don't play WoW.

What I have played was City of Heroes, where they made some incredible looking costume additions and some bland and boring generic ones over the last year.

The awesome ones, that looked better then anything that was (at the time) avail in the costume creator? $10 more. On top of the $15 you pay (for which pays for the resources to create these "mini" boosters)

The bland, genric patterns? Oh.. yea.. those come w/ your $15 a month.

So, if I want to truely enjoy the "great" visual additions, I have to pay more? /cancel.

It's bullshit. They (Cryptic, NCSoft, whoeverthefuck) gets to have their cake and eat it to. Well, not from me. I'll slap the cake right out of their bitch-ass mouths.
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 9:30AM elocke said

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Well, I'm going to be playing it. Looks good to me. RMT or not, I won't ever utilize that aspect, so I'll earn my stuff the right way, through gameplay.

Posted: Jul 21st 2009 12:23PM archipelagos said

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Can the special costumes bought through the RMT process be unlocked in-game? Or are they RMT exclusives?
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 1:02PM elocke said

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As far as I can tell any and all costumes can be gotten through in game play. Doesn't really matter to me, I don't play games for cosmetics I play for fun and story and exploration.
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 9:39AM (Unverified) said

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All I can say is; JP, for someone who doesn't care about the game you seem a litle fast to comment on your disdain for it.

Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:06AM (Unverified) said

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I was interested in playing STO.

That was until Cryptic decided to tack on additional "optional" items, above and beyond the sub.

I really am not that interested in CO. Quick frankly, I'm pretty certain the game is going to be a marginal niche game at best.

But, Crypitc's head once said "Microtransactions make me want to die" and now, Jack's nothing but a pathedic two faced corp puppet.

So, anyone willing to give their money to them, I want them to know what type of company they're getting involved with.


source:
http://www.mmogamer.com/02/25/2008/future-of-mmos-roundtable-at-gdc08-recap
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 9:41AM (Unverified) said

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I'm liking MT's more and more....on both the CO and STO communities 98% of the asshats who have been a thorn in the communities side are now not going to play.

Micro transactions: the Asshole killer.

Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:03AM (Unverified) said

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Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:09AM (Unverified) said

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Ya, nothing better for a new game then turning off half your potential subscribers!

L2logic
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:31AM (Unverified) said

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There is a difference between a potential customer and a disruptive customer....the latter smart business know aren't worth the headache.

learn not to be a troll.
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 10:32AM Aganazer said

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JP, I think CO has more than two potential subscribers.

:P
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 12:40PM (Unverified) said

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Yup, microtransactions are fine, just get rid of that lame subscription fee.
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 2:56PM Its Utakata stupid said

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Apparently MT's are not the asshole killer.
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 11:30AM Mr Angry said

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This graphic looks nice, but my concerns over the introductions of RMT remain.

I think you'd have to be some sort of total idiot to agree that the subscription+RMT model is a good thing for the player base. You give an inch, they'll take a mile, costumes now, premium content later, mark my words :) The model they have presented doesn't offer any advantage to the consumer, other than to bypass some sort of time sink to get to the reward, this isn't what RMT is about.

I agree with JP's comments (and I hate to agree with JP, as some of you know) regarding Cryptics head's change in stance in RMT, pretty sad really.

Posted: Jul 21st 2009 11:47AM (Unverified) said

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Haha. You totally have a crush on me, bro ;)
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 11:50AM Mr Angry said

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Shhhhhh you'll make Abriael jealous!!!! x
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Posted: Jul 21st 2009 12:59PM (Unverified) said

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I think JP needs his diaper changed.

Posted: Jul 21st 2009 1:00PM (Unverified) said

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JP's childish idiocy now brushed aside, the screens look beautiful and the game certainly looks cool. I beta tested CoH and played it for 5 years. Great game.

CO looks better. We'll see how things go when the game comes out, but from these shots, already I'm excited.

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