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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 11:21AM arnavdesai said

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What scares me about this game as I am a huge fan of the series is that if it releases in early 2010 then its going up against KOTOR & then later on Star Trek. Now, I understand that both of those games are Sci-Fi MMOs but both are big brand titles and will undoubtedly get more publicity.
I know they will have my pre-order money on their Collector's Edition but they will be competing for my playing time with those games esp. KOTOR which I like more and more.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 11:37AM Neurasthenic said

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I want Guild Wars 2 more than any other game in the next few years - and that's saying a lot considering we have Diablo, Starcraft, KOTOR, FFXIV, etc. all coming up in the next couple of years.

Seems like I always go running back to GW after spending a couple of months with my other MMOs. And whenever I stop playing it's due to a lack of free time, not because I get tired of it.

Good to see some mention of GW2 at least... I want screenshots!

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 12:52PM Mooncalled said

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I'm with you on this. I always find myself back in GW after a few months of trying another game. I hope the same is true for GW2. I'm glad to see some tidbits coming out. Gives me hope.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 1:17PM Anatidae said

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Cool to hear about GW2.

By the way, the first sentence, "Our friend Ravious at Kill Ten Rats is at it again with some pretty impressive detective work"

Just wondering Massively, why aren't you guys doing more detective work? I come here every day, but it seems lately news stories posted here are just passing along information that has already existed on another site for a few days. There are the few cool writers who create original columns - but where is the news??

Where is the Massively scoop? The articles posted because you guys did impressive detective work?

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 2:02PM Valdur said

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I'm waiting for GW2 too but I'm also waiting/following/hoping for Copernicus + The Old Republic...2010 will be somekind of crowded :-(

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 2:45PM (Unverified) said

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Just to update. It seems that further sleuthing has uncovered that the Blighted Empires trademark was abandoned. Still, the voice acting is much more interesting. :)

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 3:10PM (Unverified) said

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dear god! speculation speculation speculation! cant yo uget your guys to call their guys and get us a damned exclusive? this IS the biggest MMO news site on the web as far as i know, im sure NC could at least throw you a mouldy half eaten bone!

PLEASE! I IS DESPERATE!

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 4:19PM Anatidae said

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I often remind myself that Massively is just a blog site. And like most blog sites, it is just people at home who read something on the web and either post it exactly, paraphrase the content and post it, or write their opinion about the content and post it.

There is a difference between blogging and news reporting. I know it says "Daily News about MMOs" at on top, but that is not used to mean this is a true news site. I wish it was, I soooo want exclusives and real interviews.

But, assuming that AOL is getting the money here and they are paying their bloggers very little, if any, and the bloggers likely have other jobs to go to every day - then I would say Massively does a great job. When I remind myself that these guys are just bloggers, not reporters, you can't expect much more.


Now, if anyone wants to point me to a site that does true reporting on MMOs. You know, sends their staff to actual game HQs on a regular basis to find the real news. Like if I were editor for a news site like that, I would have sent a person to NetDevil the day I heard Jumpgate was delayed without a new release date to interview someone in person. When Cryptic announced microtransactions on top of subscriptions, I would have also sent a person to their offices, in person, to ask for more details. There is always something about a reporter who camps out at your office, wining and dining the staff, in order to get the real good that is so different from just writing about something that someone already wrote about elsewhere.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 4:24PM (Unverified) said

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Brian's MMO News. Hey, I like the sound of that. Let me know how that money-making machine works out for you too.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 5:30PM (Unverified) said

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*twiddles thumbs*

Sucks that GW is a sinking ship. I guess my entire guild and I are just waiting to jump ship ... and swim over to GW2.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 5:56PM dudes said

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I would pay a small sub if GW2 goes live sooner rather than later.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 7:32PM (Unverified) said

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I wouldn't! That was part of the reason I loved GW - pay once, play as much as you like!
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 9:44PM (Unverified) said

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Personally, I too wouldn't mind a small sub for GW2. One of the reasons Guild Wars failed from a PvE standpoint is that it was built as a PvP game and therefore started out with a PvP business model. The pay once, play forever model for GW was created with the though that most players would eventually transition to PvP and they would not have to add PvE content that often, if ever. That, as we know, didn't play out as Anet had planned it, and they decided to start releasing new campaigns twice a year, which was destined to fall apart (like it did) and the money you spent on buying new expansions was hardly any less than a subscription. With its current direction, GW2 would benefit well from a small sub. A sub would keep the servers from sucking less, and give the developers more resources to create and properly test new content (something that didn't really happen in GW, see Nightfall). Some people have speculated that GW2 might go with an item shop system, similar to the things Anet has added to GW recently, but a sub would be more consistent flow of money, and the chances that an item shop might unbalance the game (even in the smallest of ways) would not bode well with the few competitive PvPers GW has left.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 10:20PM UnSub said

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Blighted Empires was the name of the NCsoft MMO that was going to come out after Tabula Rasa. Scott Jennings aka Lum was the lead dev on the project at one point, I believe.

Internal testing didn't go well and, in the post-TR wash-up, the title was abandoned.

http://brokentoys.org/2009/01/16/perspectives/

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 8:52AM (Unverified) said

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mr fancy pants blog .org?

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