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Posted: Sep 10th 2009 12:12PM (Unverified) said

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This game looks like it could be very good if they put a lot of time, effort and money into it.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 12:16PM (Unverified) said

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I've been looking forward to more information on this game, and I have to say I'm far more impressed with how it looks graphically than I ever thought I would be.

Graphics aren't all that vital to me, however, these screenshots look simply stunning.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 12:31PM Berzerk said

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The game looks really need, though I'm not sure I'm sold. There may be persistent leaderboards, but if we're not all running on the same server with a single pile of resources, you can never really be the best.

I'm really glad there's another RPG that's shunning the level system. Levels always felt very artificial and unrealistic to me.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:27PM Aganazer said

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Sounds like instead of 'levels' you will have to gain power by working your way up in your society.

"When you being in a secret society, you're nothing more than an initiate on the bottom of the totem pole, but as you kill monsters, finish missions, solve puzzles and explore, you'll earn access to more and more of what your particular society has to offer."

It could end up being not much different from a level based system depending on how they implement it.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2009 5:54PM Berzerk said

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True, but from how I read this, you'll earn permission to use more powerful abilities, but won't necessarily get +20HP, +10MP, +5ST, etc after a set period of time.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2009 12:33PM archipelagos said

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This definitely has the potential to be really, really impressive. Screenshots look great, setting is different and fresh, progression path removed from levelling and classes, it all sounds great but will it be implemented to the high standard of the concept? I truly hope so.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 12:40PM (Unverified) said

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Looks very neat, I hope they'll take their time and make it awesome.
Alot of people will have AoC fresh in their minds so the game needs to be good straight out the gate.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:03PM (Unverified) said

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Wow... if Funcom has truly learned from their mistakes on AoC they have a very good chance with this game. I know it's super early in development but the basic game sounds neat... assuming they don't half @$$ it.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:16PM Halldorr said

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Like others, if they can ditch the craptacular AoC mess and have this game running great I am VERY excited about it.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:18PM Aganazer said

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Please don't have 5 loading screens for every 5 minutes of gameplay!

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:18PM (Unverified) said

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I'm getting a nice Dark Age of Camelot RvR coupled with an open skill-based system. This could be either glorious or gloriously awful.

Can't wait to find out more!

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:23PM Tom in VA said

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So far, this game is sounding better and better to me.

There's something really cool and intriguing about the juxtaposition of modern-world items -- cars, gas pumps, swing-sets -- with horrific, creepy monsters and the like. I also like the idea of the three factions (instead of the usual two). TSW certainly sounds promising.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:32PM Aganazer said

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I agree, the setting sounds sweet. I hope they don't go overboard with the Asian influenced sword play though. Being a thug with a shotgun sound way cooler than being a skinny girl with a katana to me. Hopefully there will be some nice character choices.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:26PM Minofan said

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Very intriguing - not sure what to expect from this one.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:43PM (Unverified) said

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Looks very promising. Can't wait to try this one out.

That being said, does anyone proofread these articles? I counted no fewer than 10 spelling/grammatical mistakes in this article, which lend no credibility to the blog's professionalism. But I digress; I'm just nitpicking.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 1:52PM Cendres said

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I don't know why Funcom is hell bent on making pvp games, because correct me if you don't think so, but I don't think Funcom does PVP well.... >< Going to look gorgeous, but I can't say this article did anything for me personally.

Actually that's probably a good thing, less though choices in the future. :P

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 2:36PM Dblade said

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I'm not keen on the idea of leaderboards, it's hard to have them without people manipulating gameplay to get rankings. I'm also not keen on the cabals, they sound very bland in term of mythos from the brief descriptions given.

I'm thinking this game more than a lot of others is really going to rely on proper implementation. When you aim for something like this, the success is not so much the concept but how it plays out-how twitch based third person combat works and is balanced, for one. Looking forwards to seeing more from them.

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 2:45PM TheJackman said

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Finally Funcom gets it use your own IP not pay for rights to use Conan/Lotr/warhammer like it limit your style and worst of all will cost you money to keep using them! Now Funcom is back on the right track with a brand new game and a brand new world with mythology and legends base on our every own! Lets hope they get it together soon!

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 6:15PM (Unverified) said

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I'm a monster DDO player, but I think this might be the only other MMO I can think of that will get some time and money from me in addition to DDO. I'm a huge fan of Mr. Tornquist and so far this game looks awesome.

I've been hearing about it for so long! Nice to finally see a screenshot or two. Now, when's it gonna get released!

Posted: Sep 10th 2009 3:52PM Lateris said

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I like the concept of this game. It offers a lot in terms of creative content. I would just hope that the game will release as a finished product and not the have to go through what AOC had to endure which. Ilove the combat in AoC!

For this game the ability to travel the planet appeals to my sense of exploration that I love in MMORPG's. I hope this does well.

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