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Posted: May 19th 2010 4:13PM Blue Kae said

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Ubisoft has lost its mind.

Posted: May 19th 2010 4:22PM (Unverified) said

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I hear the DRM on these MMOs will require that you are always connected to the server--oh wait...

Posted: May 19th 2010 6:50PM Tovrin said

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I loled.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 4:24PM kooda said

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Id rather they just worked on one at a time

Posted: May 19th 2010 4:39PM Nef said

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Are they competing with Cryptic or something?

Posted: May 19th 2010 5:54PM Dumac said

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More likely Perfect World. :)

Although i don't want to be that negative, Ubisofts reputation has plummeted since this whole DRM thing, but i still think they make ok games and might make at least one good MMO if they keep their standards.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 5:00PM Pingles said

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So we now have a grand total of about 20,000 MMOs?

Posted: May 19th 2010 5:06PM (Unverified) said

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You know...Ubisoft I could see getting away with this...EA...not so much.

Posted: May 19th 2010 5:22PM DevilSei said

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1) Heroes of Might and Magic
2) Imagine!: Mall Shopping!
3) Imagine!: Vet Hospital!
4) Imagine!: Daycare Center!
5) Imagine: The Circus!


there's your list of MMOs Ubi is working on (and why they can make 5 at once).

Posted: May 19th 2010 6:01PM JoeH42 said

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Well I was keeping an eye open for a chance to comment on the Beta of HOMM (that I played for a couple of days.) Compared to HOMM 3, the Online game is a steaming pile of crap. It's missing just about everything that made HOMM 3 a good game. No time management, no unit management (units are produced so fast you go into EVERY quest with a full complement), only one hero to play per server, no buildings in towns besides unit producing ones, so no need to make decisions about that. Really, that's what it comes down to, very little need to make decisions or use your brain at all. Enemies are 99% easily destroyed without losing a single unit or the 1% is completely overpowered and you don't have a prayer. I tried to play it as long as I could stand to but they changed one of the best games ever into a mindless and boring grind.

On a related note, I read on wikipedia that "the Better Business Bureau has given TQ Digital Entertainment and NetDragon Websoft, Inc. the worst possible rating (an F). An explanation was given: "We strongly question the company’s reliability for reasons such as that they have failed to respond to complaints, their advertising is grossly misleading, they are not in compliance with the law’s licensing or registration requirements, their complaints contain especially serious allegations, or the company’s industry is known for its fraudulent business practices." So I'd be very careful before spending any money with them.

Posted: May 19th 2010 7:45PM shocktheshammy said

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I really wanted to like HOMO or (HoMMo?) but yeah steam pile of doo doo. I was hoping for an mmo not a RTS with trade chat and a clutter playfield. The lore of M&M would lend itself well to a traditional MMO. Most people don't remember that the series started as a standard rpg back in the dos days and snes i believe.

Posted: May 19th 2010 7:57PM Saker said

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I very much likewise wanted to love it, but wow... The graphics alone are... Well another MMO disappointment. Perhaps this is why the quality is so poor trying to pump out mass produced MMO's.
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Posted: May 19th 2010 8:31PM Degu said

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Man, I'd love to see a Might and Magic MMORPG, loved the earlier games. They seemed more sandboxy to me than many of today's big-budget MMOs. Many fun hours wandering those huge (for the time) worlds.

Heck, I'd even take just a console compilation of the original single-player RPGs right now.

Posted: May 19th 2010 10:26PM Danieros said

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Yet another IP turned into a steaming pile of crap MMO... damn. Oh well, they'll probably get enough people spending hundreds of bucks a month to support it.

Posted: May 20th 2010 12:13AM (Unverified) said

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i decided to read the comments because i was expecting a bash-fest on HoMMO, and obviously i'm not surprised by what i'm finding here. the graphics and play system are a throwback to the original 1p releases of HoMM, only without the fun and challenge. the only good thing about my experience in this "closed" beta was that, upon uninstalling the client, i got the option to explain my reasons. sure, i doubt that my explanation will have any real affect on the game's release status or anything, but putting my first impressions in print was at least somewhat cathartic.

Posted: May 20th 2010 2:55AM pcgneurotic said

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HoMMO's graphics are fine, but the gameplay and presentation are absolutely the worst I've ever experienced, even beating most un-Westernised Korean grind-em-ups.
The gameplay is a screaming ghost of a once mighty game, trapped behind your monitor screen and wailing to be exorcised; the art and presentation are pure Asian schlock. Yuk.

Fortunately, HoMMO V is now in a Gold Edition with all its expansions, and at budget prices!

Posted: May 21st 2010 12:53PM (Unverified) said

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I've tried to beta, found it ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE, then went and bought the Heroes V Gold. So much better... even if the voice acting is terrible.
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Posted: May 21st 2010 5:04PM pcgneurotic said

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Ha ha, yeah, isn't it bad? The woman who plays the queen or the heroine or whatever in the main game, sounds like she's reading a newspaper...
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Posted: May 20th 2010 4:44AM oddshrub said

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I clicked the article knowing it wouldn't say Shadowbane 2 anywhere, hoping that it did. :p

Too bad!

Posted: May 20th 2010 7:55AM mysecretid said

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5 MMORPGs? Do they really believe the MMO market has that much space for them?
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