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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 7:13PM (Unverified) said

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Honestly glad they decided to push back DCUO.

SE could learn from this...

/prepares fire suit for SE fanboys

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 7:21PM (Unverified) said

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Why do people to this day always insist that SWG was this great game with millions of people and SOE ruined it? It was an average game that was unbalanced and constantly in a state of flux. It did not have this great population that rivaled WOW. I doubt it ever rivaled EQ. And despite NGE ruining the game, its still around today. The hate makes no sense to me. At some point you guys gotta move on with your lives.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 7:53PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah NGE and the subsequent updates to date have made SWG a lot better than what came in the box on launch day. But can you honestly say that WoW didn't have the same problem on launch? The whole reason a developer pushes a game back has to do with the development of the game, not if a new expansion (not an entirely new game, but an expansion) will out sell it. Financially if DCUo were to ship and sell ten thousand copies, which is feasible, they would match or outsell Cata. Also just because a game touts that they have over 10 million subs doesn't mean that they actually have ten million subscribers currently playing. That would also mean that Blizzard has the capability to have ten million people playing the game at the same time.

Now with DCUo moving to sometime February '11, does not mean that they will have a completely functional game. It will be a persistent universe that wont hash out all of the problems from launch day until about a year after launch day.
If that were the case then DCUo would be the bestest game of all time. Kanye West would be interrupting Blizzard and the WoWbois constantly (the only way to stop him is the fishsticks). But that doesn't happen, well unless a god decides to make a game.....
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 8:22PM TheGreatMachine said

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Take all the time you need.

Say what you will about SOE (I have voiced my own reservations in the past); but it's nice to know a game won't be pushed out the door because someone spent all the money and now has no alternative than to release an unfinished game.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 11:09PM (Unverified) said

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I would love to find two SOE games that are worth the $30 Station Access other than Free Realms and Clone Wars Adventures. At least they release solid, stable games now. SOE's games are good but I am very afraid of the way they manage them.
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Posted: Oct 4th 2010 8:38PM BubleFett said

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Good this gives me time to save up for a new PC that can run the game

And good that they are putting more time in making sure the game is
good.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 9:19PM (Unverified) said

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This is too bad.

I was only considering playing this since it was coming out long before SWTOR. Now I wont even buy it...

But I'm glad they are going to give it more time to develop.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 10:08PM Pojoh said

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yea, same. Next year is all about SWTOR, no time for DCU. I was wondering about DCU since I haven't heard about beta testing opportunities popping up. Doesn't matter now.

Posted: Oct 4th 2010 10:13PM (Unverified) said

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So how are they going to guarantee me a beta spot? I preordered via Gamestop ffs. /sigh Disappointed here. Was looking forward to it next month, but hey, At least its not coming out before its ready.

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 12:48AM Skyydragonn said

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While I can see some peoples view that it being less than shoved in your face marketing, I can probably say without any doubt that it was pushed back to avoid the release of Cataclysm being likely only days before DCUO's intended launch date. Sure they'll say 'were not really finished with it yet..more polish, testing, blah blah." Truth is they, like everyone else are still petrified of the massive white elephant that is WoW....sad.

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 12:51AM Skyydragonn said

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your First mistake was Pre-Ordering through gamestop.
Your second mistake was Pre-Ordering a PC title through gamestop.

It's been long and well known that Gamestop doesn't give to Sh!ts about PC games or gamers, thier all about console sales. They only deal with PC titles that are by the most well known studios out there. I've yet to have a Pre-Oder from them that didn't have a problem of some kind or another. either CE not avialable...or beta access keys not avialable (or stolen) to simply not having copies of the game on release day. I will not buy anything from them but used console games anymore.

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 12:58AM Skyydragonn said

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I'd elove to pre-order but I wont until I know what the system requirements are. which IMo should be out by now given they were ready to launch next month supposedly...

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 5:38AM Snichy said

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A lot of people are asusming its down to the Cat release date but its so obviously not - Cat was always coming out Nov or Dec so the only reason for the delay was to improve the game, which I approve. There are so many AAA games coming out in the next year or so that if they wait for a break in the market, it might never happen (e.g. Rift early next year, SWTOR, Secret World & Tera at some point next year etc.) so people that think that they announced a delay a matter of hours after the "official" announcement of Cat are mistaken!

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 7:32AM Greyjoy said

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Bet this has to do with the Warcraft Cataclysm release

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 10:15AM Valdamar said

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On the one hand I'm not shocked by this - they just didn't seem ready to launch, not from what I've seen of the game and certainly not from their marketing.

On the other hand I've seen SOE rush MMOs to launch before they were ready in the past, so I'm actually quite shocked they're doing the decent thing and giving the Dev Team some extra time to polish this game.

I just hope they use the extra time wisely.

Posted: Oct 6th 2010 12:56PM ZenJitsu said

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First impressions are crucial; I'm glad they're taking the time to make it better. Also, launching a month before another big franchise launch is definitely not as good as launching three months AFTER it.

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