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Posted: Apr 16th 2010 10:17PM karnisov said

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kool. best of luck to Quest Online, hope the revamp works out.

Posted: Apr 16th 2010 10:22PM Valentina said

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According to a post they made on MMORPG.com, apparently they've flagged character models for revamping, as well. But I believe it will be in an update after they launch.

Posted: Apr 16th 2010 11:37PM (Unverified) said

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Let me get this straight: a "trial" player can't even team with other people unless they're already friends? And you have to pay real money to repair your ingame equipment?

LOL

Decisions like this make me anticipate Derek falling on hjis face with this game even more.

Gotta get more popcorn.....

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 12:16AM (Unverified) said

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".. but the whole reason behind that back-and-forth is a game"

Nah. Game's dead and buried. The only reason remaining is the entertainment value of Allen and Smart repeatedly groin-punching each other.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 1:35AM Bhima said

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Paying real cash to repair items? Those items better not be the gear you need for end-game.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 4:24AM (Unverified) said

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Moreover, that better not be the sole way to repair items. If it is, I can see this going downhill -really- quickly.

... That is, assuming it has more hill left to go down. I'm not convinced it does.
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Posted: Apr 17th 2010 5:55AM wjowski said

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It's like they made a bet with Allods to see who could shit up their game the most.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 9:19AM Bartlebe said

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How long before a developer shows up and starts to troll everyone?

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 12:02PM (Unverified) said

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They should just rename the game "Derek Smart's Magical Mystery Tour". No classes, no quests, just Derek Smart.
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Posted: Apr 17th 2010 1:36PM Bartlebe said

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Yeah. Derek Smart's avatar standing in a small room. He berates you with really, really long winded post where he insults your intelligence.

Once you finally get angry and murder him, two more Derek's pop up in their place.

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Posted: Apr 18th 2010 7:41AM (Unverified) said

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It is curious how arrogant Derek Smart is considering that he has never experienced anything even approaching critical success. I don't care that he's abrasive or unusually forthcoming as a developer. That's actually pretty cool (though he comes off as unhealthily unstable at times when dealing with even minor and valid criticism). His problem, in my opinion, is flaunting the fact that he is (according to him) independently wealthy by churning out poor products, and his constant need to insult people that he has never even met and knows nothing about. His discussions with business partners, on the other hand, is his business - and if he chooses to air that dirty laundry, whatever.

He is therefore in no position to argue from authority (as he always does), or berate people and refer to them as "inconsequential" (as it can be argued that since he has never actually been successful, he's merely as "consequential" as the people he's debating on the Internets).

But reading some of his exchanges, I have to admit that while he does lack tact I know nothing about him so I don't want to insult him personally. He may very well be a savant and a magical person to work for - but he's just an asshole on the Internet. I've met plenty of people like that.

Anyways, back to Alganon, unless Quest pulls off a miracle I don't see this game lasting very long with the payment model they've chosen. If it was free-to-play it might stand a chance, especially if they could keep up a good development pace post launch. But $40 for an admitted WoW clone that has just been hobbled together into something else, and been so publicly dragged through the mud by the lead designer? I just don't see this working.

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