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Posted: Nov 25th 2009 11:03PM (Unverified) said

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o.O you seen the ui there useing it looks like a reskin of the default ui of wow

Posted: Nov 26th 2009 1:40AM hami83 said

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And WoW is a reskin of the Everquest UI, so what? What works, works.
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Posted: Nov 26th 2009 7:20AM Dread said

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If it was just a WoW UI reskin the point would be moot.

Unfortunately the whole game is a brick by brick copy of WoW, not a clone, a near exact copy....well...except for the bits they stole directly from Eve that is.

Worse still, they managed to make it a characterless bland copy complete devoid of life and or emotion.
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Posted: Nov 26th 2009 12:00PM wjowski said

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Everquest's current GUI wasn't put in until well after WoW's release. And it's previous GUIs looked nothing like WoW's.

Nice to see the fandumb's still talking out of it's ass though.
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Posted: Nov 26th 2009 12:15PM Holgranth said

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@Hardy this has been done to death already. Wow did not CARBON COPY any previous games UI or icons. They made a UI that was similar to other mmps AND RPGS but different (and in most peoples opinions better).
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Posted: Nov 26th 2009 1:55AM (Unverified) said

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Yipes, I musta missed this launch announcement...this thing is ready to go?

NDA was lifted I'm assuming? I need to read up on this one. I haven't seen any feedback at all on this.

Talk about getting lost in the crowd. Is there anything that makes this game stand out from its peers?

You know what wouldn't kill a small dev house like this one? If they abosutely HAVE to make a game that looks styled after WoW, at least make it a SciFi game. That would probably go over pretty well. Do something like Rifts, Robotech or Serenity or dozens of other ideas...make something up for Petes sake...use some imagination...

Blah blah blah....

It's recycled fantasy that's done over and over that is murdering this genre. "Cool another nondescript fantasy MMO that more then likely won't work right at launch!"
That's why this genre is the laughing stock of the gamer community.

Posted: Nov 26th 2009 2:33AM (Unverified) said

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I think the Dev comments concerning the uncanny resemblance of Alganon to WoW was rather poorly handled. Anyone that has played that game for more than ten minutes knows that it isn't just a visual similarity. Anyone who thinks differently is kidding themselves.

Posted: Nov 26th 2009 7:07AM (Unverified) said

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Well the bottom line is it's a game that has a lot of similarity to WoW but a significantly older player population and a small, fairly close-knit community. If you hate WoW, you're going to hate this game. If you like WoW but can't stand the people who play WoW, then it's worth looking at.

Of course, the problem with WoW is that half the decent people there are playing because that's what their friends play. So Alganon isn't going to pick up those people, even if they are attracted to the idea of it. It's never going to be huge, but there may be a niche market for it. Time will tell.

Posted: Nov 26th 2009 12:21PM Holgranth said

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I spent a while in the Alganon beta and I got to say whatever incredible origionality David Allen may have had with horisons died with that game.

The blunt truth of it is Alganon is a third rate WoW clone with an Eve style secondary progression system tacked on.

Now I know that the "OMG GAME X IZ A WOW CLONE" is overused but in this case it is TOTALLY accurate.

The UI is blatently copied from WoW. There are lots of things like weapon skills and talent points that you can argue, "Well WoW didn't invent that," or "Other games have that too" if you really want.

Posted: Nov 27th 2009 1:17PM wjowski said

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Jesus. It looks like they outright stole Blizzard's art assets.

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