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Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:39PM yavo said

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wow,,this might do good as a f2p

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:40PM (Unverified) said

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Well, that didn't take long.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:41PM Mr Angry said

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Guys, seriously don't touch this, you are just going to get shafted badly.

They have no clue what the hell they are doing, they changed plans way to quickly for it to planned, it's an unmitigated disaster, and I really hope people aren't out of pocket as a result.

The only crime here is the questionable commitment to their customer base.

If you want to try a new MMO this weekend, then why not try the following

1) Free to play Dungeons and Dragons online
2) Aion (Mr Angrys current lady of the month)
3) Fallen Earth (I don't know how good/bad this one is)
4) City of Heroic Champions Online (just because it's new I guess)

Really don't go there with Crimecraft, the game has bombed already and what's happening now is rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic sadly.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:57PM yavo said

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love that deckchair example :) but when its f2p i'll chk it out, or at least the free side of the game :)
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:54PM remover said

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This sounded awesome before it was released, they used plenty of cool catchphraises like 'open world'..

only to deliver something that was none of those things.

I'd maybe take a peak at it in a f2p model but not if you're at a disadvantage vs players who pay.


I'd be OUTRAGED if I was one of the people who paid for the game right now.


and regarding Mr Angry's Fallen Earth comment - if nothing else, it's better than crimecraft ;)

It's good and an indie game. Support it, not this steaming pile.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:57PM remover said

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also,
it raised red flags when they announced the closure of the other offices.

saying it's with the intention of "focusing on the continuing development of crimecraft" is a really vague and easy thing to say...

sounds a lot more like "we're digging in and seeing what happens, because we sure as hell don't know and this is all we've got left"
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 12:57PM kasapina said

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Well, I'll try it anyway. There aren't many F2P mmo's on the market these days, and any addition is a welcome one. I had a very quick look at the website, and couldn't find any game info, so I'm gonna ask here - is it something of a room based shooter (eg. multiplayer only halo..) or more like planetside, with a bit bigger battles?

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:00PM remover said

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there's no shame in checking things out. i'm always doing the same, even the bad ones.. it's interesting to me.


However,
there are HUNDREDS of f2p things out there. Do some digging.
You can spend an entire day just flipping through the pages of available f2p mmos. Not to say many of them are good, but there's certainly enough that have thousands and thousands of users.
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:52PM kasapina said

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Sorry, my bad. I meant F2P MMOFPS's.
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:03PM yavo said

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would ya really be that upset? if i bought a pvp game and there was only the same 1 guy in the game to kill over and over, would ya really be that upset if the company is trying something to get people to come in-game,,then gimp them so they wanna pay a lil,, all the while your just happy that you have someone other than that original 1 guy to kill. i want more f2p, its like crack...what can i get from these guys for nothing :)

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:13PM remover said

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when someone is an early adopter to a new service or game, preorder and buy into it before it's launch after carefully mulling over the package and seeing what they get for their money...

they generally don't like it when they end up getting something completely different. Or when the company they bought it from decides that even though you had to pay for it, everyone else will have the opportunity to have it free or cheaper.


Any game where people can pay to have advantages over other players is doing something I don't like. It's just a bit goofy and not conducive to good gameplay and balance. If you want microtransactions, keep it to cosmetic stuff.
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Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:12PM Thac0 said

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Crimecraft was a turn they should be ashamed to have asked people to pay for that product. I tried the beta and i can say with no remorse that you shouldn't touch this game with a ten foot pole.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:34PM esarphie said

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I still have trouble hearing this one called an MMO. It's a first person shooter game, and not a great one, with a lobby that you can walk around in. Period.

Frankly, you could put a persistant money mod into CounterStrike and have a richer, deeper, more engaging game than this one. It's already got better weapon balance, a more solid game engine, better maps, more responsive controls... and I could go on.

Then again, what exactly is the point of limiting better weapons to the people who spend the most time playing in a twitch game? I mean, those are the people who practice the most, and learn the maps the best already... why guarantee they win by rewarding them with equipment, too?

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:50PM (Unverified) said

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They are still keeping subscriptions in there, so really, this is more of a trial option than the game truly changing it's business model.

I'll wait for APB which says they won't have subscriptions of any kind. That's truly free to play, not fake free to play.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 1:56PM (Unverified) said

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LONG overdue, but probably too late.

This game launched with such bold pretense, that I am suprised their investors have stayed onboard this long. Originally a free game, that was boxed and sold for $50, with a $10 sub, and now they had to switch to free. I doubt it will even last long at free.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 2:21PM (Unverified) said

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I haven't played the game so I can't comment on it but finally some1 is using a good free to pay model I can agree with. With the huge number of games currently out and coming out there is no way people are going to pay for each one, so that is why I think is best to let them browse around and then charge a very reasonable 5-10 bucks sub ( not 15 wth is wrong with them, you people aren't creating that good of a game ).

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 2:36PM (Unverified) said

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How is this F2P if you need a subscription to not be gimped? That's like calling games with a free trial F2P. Omg, WoW is F2P!

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 2:45PM (Unverified) said

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Dungeons and Dragons Online has bar none the best free to play model on the net, and it's easily one of the best MMOs period. Give it a try.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 3:11PM (Unverified) said

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I'm also one of those that finds it hard to call this game F2P. A trial, no matter for how long, is never to be considered F2P.

For those that say there are no F2P FFP out there please take a look at crossfire and warock.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2009 7:42PM Xii said

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I feel bad for the people who bought this, but I don't think there were that many of them.

When Giant Bomb did their quick look, it should 240 people online. Shortly after release. Those numbers just don't look good.

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