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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 7:10PM Zantom said

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I don't know how much funding they had to begin with, but it either they bit off more than they could chew or just have some bad navigators at the helm. For me it doesn't matter either way, I've never been a Stargate fan. I enjoyed the original movie, but I couldn't get into the series. I don't know, maybe I like there to at least be some meager attempt at explaining why alien worlds speak English. Even Star Trek mentions a translator every now an again.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 10:51PM (Unverified) said

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Actually if you did see the first movie you would understand the language barrier. As people from Earth and other planets are under control of one super race they all spoke the same language from planet to planet. Sure there are a few different ones here and there , but all the "slaves" spoke english.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 10:59PM (Unverified) said

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Well translation is one of Daniel Jackson's primary abilities. The other worlders speaking english is in order to skip the long drawn out translations he would need to do, if they wrote it into the show they wouldn't have enough time for a real story. The above poster is right as well. Most other worlders are humans that have been transplanted there long ago. The Asgard, if I remember right, did use translation devices at some point.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 7:13PM Meagen said

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"A group of doctors"? What?

No, seriously, what?

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 1:22AM (Unverified) said

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Well, they *are* having to bring in the defib's..
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 7:17PM Pacey said

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I have been a big, BIG fan of the movie's and both series so far and will be greatly disappointed if this doesn't make it to release.

I really think the Stargate story has the potential to make a nice addition in the MMO world; plenty of different races, a means to travel quickly between Point A and B, and a theme that hasn't been beaten to death. Hell, the Dev's could even be the Ancients :)

Anyways, I wish them the best as they try to raise capital to finish the project

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 7:40PM swarmofcats said

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The story is good, but story doesn't make a game good. The gameplay videos looked like crap.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 11:01PM (Unverified) said

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Be glad that this group isn't doing well. This game would be a total failure on all levels if released by them. Their concepts and execution of concepts, not to mention the multi-level marketing model, are either flawed or boring.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 7:53PM (Unverified) said

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It seems unlikely that SG Worlds will see the light of day. If the license gets pulled the project will be dead in the water since even if they finish the game they won't be allowed to let anyone play it.

It would have offered a unique flavor of Sci-Fi mmo, and it'll be a shame if it doesn't make it.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 8:12PM Innocentte said

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I am continually amazed by the companies that allocate only about half the time needed to properly develop a MMORPG, and are then surprised when it is not done, or fails at launch. Have none of them looked at the development cycle for WoW? Jeeze, WoW was in Beta for longer than most of these proposed titles have been in pre-alpha development before they are canned (or released prematurely).

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 11:04PM (Unverified) said

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The group didn't underestimate the time to make the game, they simply ran out of money while doing so. They didn't have the capital to pull the game off, and didn't get the investments needed to finish the game. It's been dead for almost 6 months now, back when workers stopped getting paychecks.
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Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:05PM (Unverified) said

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If they screw this up will the IP get picked up again like with STO?

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:26PM Daverator said

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Stargate made the perfect setting for an MMO, fast travel, easy access to lots of different style of areas, and different weapons and even precedence for magic like and modern combat abilities.

If the game was on track to be awful, it might be a blessing to be canceled, because the series really was good. Altho I don't see Stargate as having a huge following, so a second attempt would seem unlikely.

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 9:55PM Graill440 said

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Doctors response............"Its dead jim...."

Posted: Jul 24th 2009 11:34PM TheJackman said

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The sad part is that this already was the second attempt to make a Stargate game and the mmo format did look well but this game studio sucks I wonder what MGM was thinking handing over the licensed of one of there biggest shows to some unknowns that not got any game on there record...... Really they did not see this coming??!

The sad part is also that the overall idea behind this game is like 10 times better them that AoC, Warcraft Online, Aion crap..... I care about the storyline of this one! How bad can there source code be? Why not release what they have done look it can not be much worst them that bugged junk AoC was on release day!!

Its still not over yet, In Stargate most of the time they resold there problems at the last moment maybe it will happen for this game.... Maybe not I not keeping my hopes up!

Posted: Jul 25th 2009 12:41PM Dread said

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US$50 million down the shitter...congrats.

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