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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 1:49PM (Unverified) said

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I cannot, in good conscience, support Cryptic.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 1:35PM swarmofcats said

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THATS WHAT I WAS GOING TO POST!

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 1:35PM (Unverified) said

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YOU'RE MY NEW HERO!!! :) rofl, nearly fell over laughing at your post, :)

What recor dare hoping to break (comments below):

My idea is "biggest turd of a launch and game AND special mention for pssing off your customers the fastest EVER"

Gratz. :)

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:25PM wjowski said

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Sorry, Brad McQuaid's got that category locked up for the forseeable future.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 1:44PM (Unverified) said

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Original post has been deleted because of profanity. Luckily I have a screenshot!!!!

Basically the OP was ranting with literally a stream of swear words "F" "C" "D" over and over as he believed this post on Massively had nothing to do with mmo's.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:03PM (Unverified) said

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Link to screeshot pls :)
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:14PM Mr Angry said

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Let's not get too hot under the collar guys, or they'll turn off comments and that way we won't have the opportunity to post our feedback on stories (similar to what occurred on Engadget recently!!) :o

I believe polite discussion is permitted, and I know people are very angry, but so many more people will take heed to your wise words if you can express your disdain politely and succinctly. Some times it's good to let of steam however.

That said, I am not a fan of MMO sites posting PR stories verbatim, as it appears that the site in question endorse those same messages, when I don't think that's always the case. I would prefer some level of comment, either positive or negative and the wording of the article to be the writers own, with the link giving the full blown PR spiel.

In this instance, I feel the author did preface the story with 'hype machine' and it was sanctioned by Cryptic through Atari, so it does have some relevance to MMO's. I think the problem has arisen through other stories being just the press releases in the past and so there is a perceived issue with material received from Cryptic and some have said editorial bias, which I personally don't believe.

I will say given Cryptic's poor showing at the recent Star trek conference in San Francisco, I don't have high hopes for this type of event.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:22PM (Unverified) said

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You know, if ya'll at Massively are going to go this ape-shit over a game, there is another option than spamming the Massively front page with posts--spin it off into its own site like WoW.com. Seriously. This place has turned into an STO clearing house, and if this is what we have to look forward to every day, then it is probably for the best. I'm here to read about MMOs in general, not STO every day. I'm surprised we don't have an article about the 1 million user number. Or even better, an article about the article about the 1 million user number.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:28PM wjowski said

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Or better yet, pointing out that there's a grand total of on STO article on the Massively's front page. Oh wait, that'd make you look like a tool.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:56PM MrGutts said

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Well I am the last person to defend Massively. Buttt

STO is a new game and I think it will be the only new AAA title this entire year.

So they don't have much to go on. That is unless you want to hear about 0-sec space in Eve and all the gank squads that are running around or maybe the 100,000 bagillion gazillion FTP Chinese/Korean game that came out this year.

Oooor the 5 year old Guild Wars game that Rubi loves so much. :)
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:57PM (Unverified) said

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To be fair, I have to state that this sort of thing happens with every major MMO launch. It happened when CO, Aion and many other AAA titles were launched.

Yes it's true, some times it does look more like marketing rather than reporting.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 4:15PM ultimateq said

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APB will be released this year, hopefully within 5 months. It is considered a AAA title.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2010 2:51PM Wensbane said

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Agreed, T. These past two weeks have been particularly bad.

I come here everyday hoping to hear more about Global Agenda, Mabinogi Europe, Mortal Online, Rise of the Godslayer, and so on. But what do I get? STO, STO and some MORE STO!

With some random Cryptic news on the side, of course. Just to make it "extra juicy"...

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 3:00PM (Unverified) said

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They should host the event in Sakura Park.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 3:25PM Samael said

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I do not know much about STO but after getting an LT for CO, I can easily say that I am done with Cryptic or any one of those guys at the top. I am not touching anything that has Bill Roper or Jack Emmeret in it. Never in a million years will I do that again.

Massively has always shown that it has a love affair with Cryptic.

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 3:49PM (Unverified) said

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In my time at CO i can say i didnt have half the fun that im having in STO.
Aside from the similarities in using the same engine they are really 2 different games.
That being said, alot of hate toward STO generally is coming from disenfranchised CO players.
Its very obvious and mostly ignored by myself, and like minded people.
Now off to STO for some fun :)

Posted: Feb 4th 2010 7:02PM yeppers said

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I cry a little on the inside every time I see a beautiful STO screenshot and remember what I had hoped the game would be like.

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