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Posted: Jan 31st 2010 8:05AM pcgneurotic said

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I liked it, I miss it, I want it back. It wasn't super-super-fantastic, but it was fun and nicely polished and could easily stand up with Torchlight, Borderlands et al as a casual loot-grinder. Bring it on, I say!

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 8:12AM (Unverified) said

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Will my Lifetime still be active?

I'm the sort of person who buys lifetimes for MMOs... the only one I didn't (cause it happened right after HGL) that I'm kicking myself over is LotRO...

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 8:17AM (Unverified) said

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LOTRO was the only one you didn't buy? LOL that was the only one (imo) worth buying.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2010 7:32PM karnisov said

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the ownership will be under a different company, so i highly doubt your old lifetime sub will still be vaild.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2010 8:53AM (Unverified) said

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As Arnold Schwarzenegger would say " I'll be back" . The game was fun and I'm looking forward to playing with other Hellgaters online soon!

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 10:45AM tenfootgoatman said

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I only brought the game cheaply after the multiplayer side closed . I quit enjoyed the single player content . So I welcome its return . Hopefully maybe should this work well Tabula Rasa maybe raised from the dead . Its stupid to put so much time into developing a game then close it before you try an alternative buisness model . Free to play/mircopayment and cheaper monthly subscription fees are the way to go for many MMOs .

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 3:59PM Lichbane1 said

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Tabula Rasa will NEVER be brought back from the dead. Not if NCSoft have anything to say about in ... and unfortunately they do.

I miss it too ....
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Posted: Jan 31st 2010 9:40AM Gaugamela said

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I wouldn't mind seeing it back but i waas expecting much more from this game.
It had an enormous potential and unfortunately it didn't live up to it.
I was also expecting a more involving storyline mode.
But IMO this game doesn't has anything that makes it worthwhile as an MMO. It should have a multiplayer system similar to Diablo.

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 9:18AM Budukahn said

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Did they ever bring respeccing into the game? I remember when it first came out, not seeing any way to do that and immediately regretting buying it. The idea of spending 40 odd hours max leveling a character just to find out I'd put my points into all the wrong skills and had a broken avatar left me thinking I was better off not putting the time in to begin with.

I liked the setting though.

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 4:10PM ZenJitsu said

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They eventually allowed respecs in a fashion. It's getting to be a trend with Bill Roper, he doesn't seem to like respecs or maybe just overlooks them in his games (not an attack, just an observation).

As for HGL; I'll try it out since it's no-risk. I was an HGL Founder (proudly wear my 'sucker' badge), but I have no expectations for the new game since it's managed and reprogrammed by a completely different company.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2010 9:56AM Infamous Nefarious said

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Hell yeah i'll go back! That game restored my faith in online gaming. The community was AWESOME, full of great people to play with and you couldn't go anywhere without someone giving away equipment and gear and mods they didn't need in favor of selling it to line their own pockets. The players there took care of each other and I really loved that. Not to mention the game was just plain senseless fun! The action got hectic and fast paced without being out to crush you into the dust if you weren't perfectly specced and geared for whatever you were doing. No, the game was NOT flawless. But y'know what? No one I played with cared, and neither did I! It was great for what it was and it was a crying shame what happened to it. I for one WILL be there, rolling a new hunter, waiting to shoot the heck out of everything and anything that moves. Hell yeah.

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 10:17AM Agozyen said

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I never played the original. I wanted to I just didn't have the time. I still have the game unopened sitting around somewhere. If it comes back I would definitely give it a shot.

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 10:18AM Damn Dirty Ape said

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I'll welcome it back if I am able to play with my originally purchased disks multiplayer like I could before. If they try to sell it to me again (or try to sell me anything that was included for free in the original) I would be disappointed.

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 11:09AM (Unverified) said

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To say I'll be back implied I stopped playing. I still play the single player offline version of it now and then. Sure, Fallout 3 and Borderlands are better RPG Shooters. But that doesn't mean Hellgate is bad. It could use some improvement, but so can any game, really. And I love the blend of horror, modern day and post-apocalyptic sci fi. I'm very much keeping an eye on the F2P version.

Now if only someone would buy up Tabula Rasa and give it a similar treatment...

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 11:15AM (Unverified) said

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I got heavily involved in the hype before the game was released; read every bit of HGL info I could get, contributed to fansites, played the beta heavily, had everything planned out... I took a week off work starting the day it was released, got it the second the store opened, got home, went to go online and ... spinning-loading-screen-of-death. Went to the forums and joined the others with the same problem.

After a week of waiting I got sick of it and gave up; went back to EVE. I checked in about a once a week on the forum thread for months and finally after many months a Ping0 rep said they were looking into it... and a week later Flagship sunk.

The game was great, the mechanics were great - the company making it wasn't; same areas, same enemies, same bugs throughout the entire game. WTF where they thinking? The fact that a huge number of people couldn't even get online in it (the afformentioned spinning-loading-screen-of-death problem) shows the level of quality control and testing that went into it.

However, now that Flagship and Bill Roper are out of the picture (Roper is now wrecking Cryptic and making a mess of Champions/Star-Trek Online) and a competent developer has taken over... I may give Hellgate another shot.

Or maybe I won't, I don't think I could bare to have my heart broken again :-(

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 3:59PM Lichbane1 said

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"... (Roper is now wrecking Cryptic and making a mess of Champions/Star-Trek Online) ..."
Roper has NOTHING to do with STO. He heads up the Champions Online team.
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Posted: Jan 31st 2010 11:28AM (Unverified) said

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I enjoyed H:L and would love to see if back as FtP. At first I would remember that I spent a decent amount of money on it (in the UK) and was bitterly disappointed. It had its perks and could make for a fun game again.

Posted: Feb 5th 2010 5:46PM (Unverified) said

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I would welcome this back to the Western side. For being so unfinished when i tried it out, the western version of the game really left a lasting impression on me . It was just downright fun to play, running through zones destroying everything, original story lines and art direction. After it shut down i actually went to Koren servers to play for a while and the idea of a more polished version coming back to western makes me very happy indeed, they have kept it every bit as fun as it was before. The only thing that worries me is that there isn't a good track record with games being translated over and im afraid it will be the games downfall again

There are few games that have ever made me go "oh shit" while playing, and this game was one of them.




Posted: Jan 31st 2010 12:02PM (Unverified) said

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I'll try to see what changed and has improved.

But I hope they give all those who were scammed by the founder's offer all the free content or something.

Posted: Jan 31st 2010 12:13PM Mike Azariah said

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I was a lifer for the first and loved the stress relief the game gave me after a hard day. I'd love to see it come back but have no expectation that they will honor any agreements with previous companies that owned the IP. I will have to buy the game again, subscribe again.

*sigh*

and I likely will

mike

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