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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 9:12AM (Unverified) said

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Beta keys can't come soon enough...

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 10:18AM (Unverified) said

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I wish I could go back to being excited about this game :\

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 11:14AM elocke said

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I'll be excited for you. I can't wait.

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 11:31AM Samael said

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umm...just a question there Massively, why are you guys not doing the report on the uproar that is taking place in the forums of the game, where MT is being debated vehemently?

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 12:34PM (Unverified) said

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Probably because the "uproar" is dumb and a silly waste of time talking about. Commenting on "nerd rage" for a game many of them are not beta testing is what this site is about.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 1:07PM (Unverified) said

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sorry drago but i thought this site was intended to inform interested players about the games they are interested in; the community;s response to content, either positive or negative IS important information.

by the way, this site almost makes no accomplishments in the way of keeping players informed with interesting and crucial information about game development for upcomming titles, instaed it uses its posts for said titles as a sort of advertising mechanisem-- its just fluff; a large written AD.

outside of eve online posts this site is only really about sucking and marketing; and i dont even play eve online...

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 1:37PM Aganazer said

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Massively DID announce info about Crypic's plans for MT's. That was last week. Then much of it spilled over into every discussion about the game since. Now you're bringing it into this discussion. Its getting old.

Its not like Massively is going to publicly condemn Cryptic for MT's. Its up the individual to decide if its important to them or not. If you don't like it then don't buy the product. Why is that so difficult? I don't do business with cable companies now because I don't like how they do business, but I don't bring it up and complain about it every time a TV is mentioned.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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Out of curiosity, what are your computer's specs, Kyle?

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 1:43PM Aganazer said

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Nice article. Good choice for a power set as well. Force is just awesome. I am liking this game more and more as we get closer to release. I have pretty much stopped playing everything else and wait for the next CO play test.

I guess the next article will be about the Desert main zone? Looking forward to it!

Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 1:54PM (Unverified) said

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you misunderstand me. my post had nothing to do with MT, it had to do with being sick of the "if you dont like it leave" mentality.
i'm a full believer in the fact that a company will change its product based on the reactions of a community to said project. this is why developmental forums exist, and communities are created before the release of a game-- its nessesary to developers to keep on ear on thier communities--- and i dont expect anything of massively; the posts are what they are. however, you cant deny posts like this to be written to serve any agenda other than advertising feautures of the game so that joystiq can keep handing out paychecks.

and that being said, i dont expect to find anything really informative here, however i do believe headliners such as "players awaiting champions online second doubting MT game inclusion; what does bill roper have to say about blah blah blah and why could this be something not so bad" would do readers justice.

like any of this shit could be considered journalism anyway...

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Posted: Jul 23rd 2009 2:07PM Aganazer said

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lobozombie, players question, doubt, and complain about EVERYTHING developers do. This is not news. It would be news if people suddenly quit complaining about developers, but that is unlikely to happen until the end of days.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 12:56AM Samael said

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SO you do not think that it is of legitimate concern that CO is going to be charging a sub and using MT at launch, and all we should be doing is just moving along without stating what we think. But I guess in one thing you are right, that Massively should not be condemning the game for MTs, it should be individual choice. I guess I should stop expecting unbiased reporting for now and learn to read between the lines. Even TTH's interview looked a little staged.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 11:41AM Sente said

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Personally I think it is too early to debate whether Cryptic's pricing model should be a cause for concern or not. Micro-transactions in themselves are not evil or bad, it is just a payment mechanic. A number of current subscription-based MMOs add additional services and features on top of the subscription fee, which people seem to be fine with.

Wait until actual implementation details are available for the Champions Online pricing model - then by all means debate it and question it if there is a cause for concern.

But right now there is only some general statement of direction for using micro-transactions. Reading the CO forums there has been a lot of posts with people a bit too happy to jump to conclusions IMHO.

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