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Posted: Mar 10th 2010 6:59PM (Unverified) said

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"start of season two of the new series" What? Did I miss something? I thought BSG has been concluded; two times now. Are they talking about Caprica?

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 7:17PM archipelagos said

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Must be talking about Caprica. Or they're stuck in some bizarre time vortex where season 2 of BSG isn't out yet. Stranger things could happen! Someone could make a BSG MMO! Oh wait...
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Posted: Mar 10th 2010 7:32PM centrik said

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Fair enough, if the developer thinks we haven't been introduced to good browser games, I'll give it a shot and withhold judgement until then.

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 8:08PM hmmdar said

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Does this mean the second season of Caprica will be the start of the Cylon war!?! oh i hope so!

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 9:47PM drunkenpandaren said

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Can't be. Husker isn't old enough to be a Viper pilot yet :(
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Posted: Mar 10th 2010 8:12PM darthinfamous said

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I've never watched any of the new Battlestar Galactica series (though I wish I had the time to start) but if I was a fan I would be very pissed that this looking to be a half-wit browser based game.

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 8:26PM Lateris said

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I would love to see some screenshots or a video!

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 9:10PM Scopique said

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I'm not going to go off on this, as much as I want to. For me, BSG wasn't about blowing sh1t up. It was all about the characters. This type of game may have a place in the BSG universe, but I'm just generally disappointed.

Posted: Mar 16th 2010 10:26PM (Unverified) said

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This.

I can't see myself being all that engaged in a world where Gaius Baltar is a questgiver, not the person I experience the show from the point of view of. (That's my experience of the show, anyway.)

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Posted: Mar 10th 2010 11:37PM agitatedandroid said

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Yeah, so... baffled.

I can't begin to see this as an MMO. For that matter, the BSG universe was never one I wanted to participate in, especially the retcon version. It was more a society to observe rather than join. I mean, those people were f'ing crazy, man.

On the upside since MMOs never truly end then this will be the first BSG property without an utterly disappointing and shite ending.

Posted: Mar 10th 2010 11:40PM (Unverified) said

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if you look at their other games.... they're utter crap. Just what you would expect from browser based games. Why will BSG be any better?

This will be a big hit for about 10 seconds.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 1:30AM (Unverified) said

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This is going to fail. So. Hard.

I don't have a lot of experience with browser-based games, but just the mentions of what the format is going to be has already disappointed me. Why, oh why, must these moronic companies keep trashing such good and treasured IP's (especially for the older crowd such as myself, that grew up on the original show).

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 2:15AM Ingrod said

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We read MMO and BSG in the same line and over hype the thing.

In reality is only a browser shooter game for the syfy website, not a
mayor MMO.

More evidence? Is F2P and will be released in six moths.

Calm down, is not the big BSG MMORPG, is only a cheap exploitation
game.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 8:19AM Snichy said

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"The US is just starting to kick in on that freemium concept within a browser. We've done this in Europe.............They've already really embraced it,..."

No. No, we haven't...!

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 9:21AM postman said

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"Fan opinions of the planned format, in Wergin's opinion, stem largely from the fact that truly good free-to-play browser-based games aren't a firmly established concept in North America: "The US is just starting to kick in on that freemium concept within a browser. We've done this in Europe and Asia, it's a different ballgame. They've already really embraced it, and I think there's really a lot of prejudice still as to what can be done in a browser in comparison to other big box titles. [...] I think people are going to be really impressed with what we're doing."


You cant do what "other big box" titles do in a browser unless they have some grand new technology that they have been keeping under wraps.

I am angry, rabid about this but I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt and be optimistic about this whole thing. I am an MMO gamer, I like my subscription model, I challenge you Bigpoint to change my mind about RMT and browser based games.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 10:23AM Atnor said

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OK, I just checked into some of their other games to see what they had been successful at before "in Europe and Asia" that we NA consumers seem to be missing the boat on...

OK, I understand what they want to do.... and ugh, ick....

No thanks, I'm pretty sure I dont want any part of that.

I think that apprehension of fans is well-placed. As others have said, this doesnt seem to be an MMO... Tt looks instead to be a browser-based space shooter with a BSG skin... not the same.

I may take a look later on when they have something to put in front of people, but for now, this is soooo far off my radar :)

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 2:52PM pcgneurotic said

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The browser-based thing doesn't bother me one bit - look at Free Realms and Earth Eternal - technically speaking, they're every bit as solid (if not more so) than a lot of B+ mmogs out there today.

Posted: Mar 11th 2010 2:54PM pcgneurotic said

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In fact, let's also not forget about Quake running in a browser, or BF Heroes. Again, whatever you may think of them as games, technically speaking they do prove that "browser based" does not have to equate strictly to "F***ing Farmville" etc.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2010 10:34AM Anatidae said

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It is a perfect PvP game.

The Humans are the pretty race. They get crafting skills and should be loaded with cool role-play tools.

The Cylons are combat only and are tough and mean.

Then the gameplay goes like this: Cylons gank and corpse camp the humans - who complain relentlessly that the factions are unbalanced and how they just want at least one safe area to harvest resources needed for their ships.

Just like the movie!

The only way it will succeed is if you can really design it so that the whiney carebares will fall for the Human race. Hrm... it might take modifying the IP a little to make it Humans and Elves fleeing the Cylons.


Seriously, I have doubts about this being the best IP for a video game. It is a story about humans fleeing an impossibly large force, staying alive by remaining hidden for the most part. That sounds like a crummy concept for a MMO in a age where players demand faction balance. Battlestar is all about imbalance.

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