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Posted: Nov 6th 2009 8:18PM DrewIW said

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"The focus of the company [CCP] is on making MMOs and our legacy table top business is a legacy business."

I like CCP, but this makes me sad and angry.

Posted: Nov 7th 2009 2:25AM Decados said

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totally agreed. That really did sound like he pretty much threw White Wolf under the bus.

Sadly, this is par for the course for Ryan Dancy. He's never really looked at tabletop gaming as nothing more than a way to make money off of it. Perhaps at one time he actually liked gaming, but that was quite a while ago, before he tried to turn Living City into a money making venture on it's own. Oh..yeah..that was a dismal failure.

Well...congratulations Ryan.. your reputation as a douche is intact.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2009 5:02AM (Unverified) said

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Oh cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2009 4:17PM (Unverified) said

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This is why I always laugh at companies who think getting bought out is a good thing. They have no clue as to what they are giving up.

That said, Tyranor is absolutely correct. If you want to sell your soul for money, you have to accept the consequences. Stop crying about it and don't blame CCP. It was White Wolf's decision and they have to live with that decision.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2009 10:20PM Lateris said

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I am a big fan of CCP and I think his statement is bull shit.
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Posted: Nov 6th 2009 11:12PM Dblade said

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They may say they are working on rmt, but the rookie help channel is constantly filled with shout bots that you have to block. I really think they should spend less time on lolplayergovernance and more time on making a newbie experience that isn't painful.

Posted: Nov 7th 2009 1:51AM SgtBaker said

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To be fair mate, they have been revamping the new player experience quite extensively in the last 2-3 patches and I don't think they're done yet.

And yes, there's still ISK sellers around (every MMO has them), there's still macro miners in empire - but it's better than it used to be.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2009 10:04PM Dblade said

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I hate to see what the old system was. I never played an MMO where you had to petition to GM to reset a tutorial mission because you could permanently lose the item to complete it, fail, and be locked out of the future tutorial missions in that line.

They really need to give more guidance to early players tailored to specific roles. They try to do that with the certificate system, but its buried in the character sheet and never really mentioned, or used to help the player to find a career. Especially since you often need a lot of skills and prereqs to do something as simple as pilot a mining barge or cruiser.



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Posted: Nov 8th 2009 2:50AM SgtBaker said

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The old new player tutorial was pretty much, "picked your char? ok, see that pirate ship over there? shoot it! ok, done? grreat.. bye!"

After that you were left floating in space with a bunch of SP and skills you had no idea you had picked and a rookie ship you couldn't do anything useful with.

Nowadays you at least get to decide what you want to train (though I agree it's still very hard to know what you should actually pick) and get pipelined in to Agent missions (and eventually your Epic mission line) where you can earn your first (useful) ships for free.

I agree, it's not the bestest of systems and they still have lots of work to do there, but I do think they're really trying to work it out, it's been getting incrementally better with every patch.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2009 8:19AM archipelagos said

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It's a shame to hear about WW being referred to like this. Ah well.

Posted: Nov 7th 2009 8:24AM (Unverified) said

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"As a result of this change, look for White Wolf to become ultimately focused on its MMORPG offering, and by the end of 2007, to have reduced its paper-based publishing business to a shell entity, providing reprints of its games to a dwindling number of buyers."
- Ryan Dancey's 2007 Predictions for the year.

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