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Posted: Aug 2nd 2010 5:34PM (Unverified) said

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Im really looking forward to this game. Im so tired of orc/elf/medieval themed games. Probably why I really liked anarchy online before they ruined it. Anyway, Im hoping this game can start people into making more sci fi themed MMOs, PLEASE.

Posted: Aug 2nd 2010 5:55PM (Unverified) said

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Sounds a lot like they are borrowing from Eve.

Posted: Aug 3rd 2010 2:21AM (Unverified) said

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Or the multiplayer resource gathering space games that existed before EVE, like Tradewars.
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Posted: Aug 2nd 2010 7:21PM Renko said

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Seems like Black Prophecy has come from behind and is now winning the race with Jumpgate Evolution. Following the announcement of how much gameplay had been cut from Jumpgate there doesn't appear to be much to set the two apart, except Black Prophecy being F2P.

Posted: Aug 2nd 2010 8:12PM Royalkin said

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They are borrowing from Eve, but in any dissimilar fashion in how others borrowed from WOW or Everquest, or whatever else. MMOs are risky business, so it makes sense that if someone does something successful others try to copy that, in this case its Eve.

It is different enough from Eve though so that the two can be easily be differentiated, and it has a lot more things to cater to a casual market, whereas Eve is pretty much a hardcore player's paradise.

Posted: Aug 2nd 2010 11:06PM Shadanwolf said

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I look forward to the game when it's finalized

Posted: Aug 3rd 2010 1:03AM Dianoga4 said

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I agree with Kingshield that it only makes sense that games borrow successful things from other games. Plus something like crafting is pretty basic anyways. There isn't really too many ways you can really craft besides gathering materials and putting them together. How you gather the materials might differ slightly but it's still the same idea basically. So if BP borrowed something from Eve, oh well. Black Prophecy is different enough with the game play that will make people want to check it out. I tried getting into Eve but couldn't because of the rts way of playing the game. I wanted to be able to actually fly the ship instead of just clicking and telling my ship to attack something. This is why I can't wait to try out Black Prophecy. The modular ship building looks really interesting as well.

And yes, more sci-fi mmo's, enough elves and knights haha!

Posted: Aug 3rd 2010 4:08AM Pan1 said

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Yes, I'm also looking forward to this game.

For all the reasons listed above and more.

Posted: Aug 3rd 2010 8:04AM Benicio said

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Hopefully it will be a decent alternative to Eve and not just another fail MMO like we've been having the last 3 years or so.

Posted: Aug 3rd 2010 12:26PM (Unverified) said

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I dunno, if they made an EVE that was less tedious it would probably do very well.

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