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Posted: Aug 16th 2010 7:10PM wjowski said

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Oh, puke. I'm glad that's one beloved franchise not being whored out as an MMO.

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 7:51PM kooda said

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Dark alliance was awesome i'd be happy if they just made more co-op games like that

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 9:55PM nomoredroids said

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They're not referring to Dark Alliance. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance & Baldur's Gate are two vastly different games. BG:DA is a hack n' slash action game that purported to use 3rd Ed. D&D rules, BG and BG2 are tactical RPGs (very similar to Dragon Age: Origins) that used the 2nd Ed. AD&D rule set. Dark Alliance was OK, but didn't even come close to the depth of the original games.

Anyway, Baldur's Gate would have been awesome.
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Posted: Aug 16th 2010 10:37PM (Unverified) said

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Dark Alliance was also not made by BioWare and is not a part of the Baldur's Gate series.
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Posted: Aug 18th 2010 3:56AM entity said

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Dark Alliance sucked. I wouldn't have had a problem with it if they stripped the Baldur's Gate title from it. But as a Baldur's Gate game, compared to 1 and 2 it freakin sucked.


Also..... mmm Baldur's Gate... damn I loved those games, still among the best RPGs and games overall, ever.
Held out hopes for years and years that Baldur's Gate 3 would still be developed... :(
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Posted: Aug 16th 2010 7:53PM (Unverified) said

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Had they done that it could have set a much better standard for MMOs.

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 7:57PM Jade Effect said

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Battlegrounds Infinity could-have, would-have, might-have, who knows. But I know Baldur's Gate is one of my most enjoyed rpg series. The expansion Throne of Bhaal was a little lacking though.

Baldur's Gate was released in 1998 and the sequel in 2001. Everquest was released in 1999. I guess at that time, there's little certainty in whether there's money in a MMo and that's why Interplay got them to do a rpg instead.

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 8:24PM Sethisto said

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that would have been awful. I love baldurs gate, i cant see it being an mmo.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:56AM pcgneurotic said

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The point is rather that you never would have known! :D
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Posted: Aug 16th 2010 8:29PM Azimn said

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BGII was the greatest game I ever played until I got NWN, which to tell the truth might still be number 1. I do not know how the game that never was, would have been but a Baldur's Gate MMO would be so amazingly awesome. I truly hope we see this amazing setting in an MMO, but I am a bit thankful. If BG would have been an MMO I probably would never have gone to college and would still be sitting as a skeleton at a pc in my mom's basement.

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 8:25PM (Unverified) said

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I never could get a proper handle on the whole "debuffing a wizard" part of the later levels of Baldur's Gate.

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 10:22PM TheJackman said

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Yeah right.... Do not believe everything you read on the internet! Maybe at one point someone that did work on Baldur's Gate, this may make a good MMO. But the ALMOST part you can take with a huge bag of salt...

Posted: Aug 16th 2010 10:40PM (Unverified) said

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Click the "Battleground Infinity" link. This is a story from BioWare itself. I think they're a pretty reliable source as to the history of their own company.
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Posted: Aug 16th 2010 10:47PM Valdur said

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Baldur's Gate is the best RPG I have ever played.Will it have been successful as an MMO?I don't know!

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 12:06AM Graill440 said

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Boo, would not approve.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 1:00AM donweel said

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Could not play any thing else for a while after Baldur's Gate. Set a very high standard that was difficult to match. NWN did not hit the mark, nice graphics, gameplay did not even come close. MMO potential was there for baldur's I think. Planescape Torment was good as well.

Posted: Aug 17th 2010 3:51AM Pan1 said

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I call shenanigans on this one.

Just a PR move to give them some MMO street cred.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 12:48AM (Unverified) said

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Wow...did knot know that! I am thankful in the sense that we got an awesome RPG game! but I can't help but wonder how awesome BG would of been as an MMO. If they ever decide to do it, i'd give it a shot probably. I think the setting of BG would make for an excellent MMORPG!

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 6:17AM (Unverified) said

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I thought the first .... known as the MMO we seen today, is Everquest??

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 8:45AM (Unverified) said

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Aw I -LOVED- Baldur's Gate. I'm glad they dind't make it a MMO back then.. but it could be really fun to play a modern MMO set in the same Forgotten Realms world, with NPCs known from the Baldur's Gate games..

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