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Posted: Sep 23rd 2010 8:32PM TheGreatMachine said

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That was kinda cool, worth it for the little details I missed but I can't help but wish the other guy differed to Jim Lee more. Even talking over him at some point. Your trailer is cool and all but c'mon, Jim Lee!

Posted: Sep 23rd 2010 8:34PM Roscuro987 said

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great interview! :D

Posted: Sep 23rd 2010 9:55PM Blacknimbus said

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Very nice

Posted: Sep 23rd 2010 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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The commentary was awesome!

It really enhanced the trailer so much.

The quality of this game along with the streamlined action MMO approach is going to be a real winner.

Posted: Sep 23rd 2010 11:47PM Its Utakata stupid said

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You know....I was going to bitch about the lack of meat and substance from actual gameplay footage for a game that is supposed to be released over a month away...

...yet, I got to thinking, would it not be nice if they took another year to develop this game so it would match the intensity and depth of their cinimatic? I think they would truely have a wonderful game of its own. But now I am left very concerned that DCO will be released too soon now... :(

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 3:26AM (Unverified) said

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I'm hoping this game is as fun to play as it looks. I'm even going to give it a go and I vowed to never touch an SOE game again since 2005.

No matter if the game succeeds or fails, best trailer evar!

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 8:33AM Mirin said

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The cinematic is really cool, and I enjoyed the commentary...

I just don't quite understand where thousands of new super heroes will fit into this well known canon. I realize that is the nature of the beast with MMOs but isn't this walking on somewhat "holy" ground. Adding a few hundred Hobbits to The Shire isn't the same thing as a sudden influx of thousands of new super heroes to the city. Seems like a single player game would be the way to go here.

Not trying to troll, just curious what fans of DC really think of this.

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 9:49AM (Unverified) said

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Please see the recent New Krypton Arc. I think this is the most plausible example of how this kind of thing can be dealt with.
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 10:03AM (Unverified) said

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If you've watched the Trailer closely, and listened to some of the other Dev Interviews they have posted, you'll know that what defeats the Heroes of the DCU in the end is simply *not* having enough Meta-humans or other Hero types to survive both Luthor's World War coupled with Braniac. In that Trailer, when Superman dies, that was it. He was the last Hero.

Part of future Luthor's new plan to prevent Braniac from taking Earth is to help the Justice League create new Heroes to stand against himself in the current Timeline. He understands the depth his past self will go through to fulfill his machinations, especially since it's hinted that Braniac is there, pulling the strings to ensure the victory we see in the Trailer.

Lastly, as a DCU fan I know this whole game takes place in an alternate timeline/universe which, as a fan, is a concept that had become well established in the DCU even before '52' and Crisis. I look at it from that perspective and nothing seems out of place.
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 10:05AM (Unverified) said

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Well, it's not going to fit into the comic continuity. You won't suddenly see thousands of new heroes showing up in the actual comics. Think of it as a really long Elsewhere story....

As far as how it happens.. That's the point of this trailer. Luthor manages to finally wipe out most of the supers on the planet by pitting them against each other. Braniac shows up and takes over the place. Luthor realizes he screwed up big time and manages to go back into the past, then releases that pulse wave over the entire world. That pulse is what suddenly caused all these new supers to gain their powers. That's why we have all of these new super heroes and villains running around.

They didn't really explain that in the trailer, but it's been talked about as the game itself. That some event happened and suddenly all these new supers appeared on the scene. The trailer was just the set up to show what the 'event' was, and why it happened.
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 10:04AM Mirin said

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So we ( the players) are Kryptonians? is that what you are suggesting? I don't see anything mentioning that, just "Players will create their own custom DC-style hero or villain, each with a unique look and combination of superpowers."

I'm sure they will have somethign in place to explain how IAMBATMAN69 suddenly appeared in the city to help ..umm...Batman

Posted: Sep 24th 2010 5:05PM (Unverified) said

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No, that's isn't what he meant. The "New Krypton" arch (which I was not a fan of by the by) was simply used as an example of *how* so many new Super-Powered beings could appear and have it fit in DCU continuity. However, like NekoAli pointed out this game will not have a tie in to the "Main/Canon" DCU, though it will be getting it's own Comic that will incorporate events in the game. Think of this as one of the alternate earths. Earth-121 or something.

As to the IAMBATMAN69 thing? The have already mentioned in one of the Dev interviews that there will be steps taken to ensure that you can *not* make a Hero/Villian that looks identical to an already established Hero/Villian. They will have the "Inspired" system (I believe it's called) in the Character creator where your constume is influenced by, say, The Batman but you don't look like a clone. Also, names will have restrictions. So, don't count on seeing IAMBATMAN69 running around. And, honestly, that's something I'm thankful for. It might seem entertaining to some, but I think that kind of silliness is for a Child's game, not an MMO set in the DCU. Just my opinion, of course.
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 5:40PM Mirin said

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Fair enough. When you use an alternate reality as a base for the whole thing you are free to do whatever the heck you want I suppose. I am not a fan of the IP, I was just curious how fans felt about the liberal use of the world they love so much. I have been a Star Wars guy since I was probably six or seven years old and when SOE decided to let Jedi run wild set in the time frame that SWG was set in it crushed me from a drooling fanboy prospective.

Anywho the game looks like it will be pretty badass and I plan to check it out
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Posted: Sep 24th 2010 9:06PM (Unverified) said

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Honestly, I doubt fans will see this a "liberal use" of the DCU. We don't really have untouchable holy ground -- canon is forever getting tweaked.

Unlike (to borrow your example) Star Wars, DC has a long history -- going back decades, even, to the Silver Age -- of alternate versions of the "main" world. Heck, one of the Big Three's books (Wonder Woman) currently isn't even set in the "real" timeline.

The idea of the multiverse (other dimensions/alternate realities) is a fairly core concept of the DCU, so the idea that this is one of the 52 dimensions or a branch off of one of them isn't something that stretches fan sensibilities. Actually, it fits fairly perfectly into the DCU and is a story that I could easily see being in the comics.

(And the idea that there are suddenly thousands of newly powered superheroes also isn't a particularly new idea. It's been done before, so it's something I actually have seen before!)

Plus, there are a ton of superheroes and villains. I think there's something like a total of over 10,000 DC characters (admittedly, not all are superheroes/villains). A few thousand more won't be nearly as much of a jolt as tons of Jedi running around in the SWG setting. :)
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