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Posted: Oct 11th 2010 12:52PM Vrazule said

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Does old school mean a raid or die end game? Does it mean incredible grinds with abysmal leveling curves? Just because skills automatically grow over time, doesn't mean it doesn't take a ridiculously long time.

I love the return of a persistant world with little or no instancing and the ability to heal and buff others not in your group, that part of old school is very nice. The graphics are okay, although I'm not a fan of oversized weapons and exagerated body parts.

Posted: Oct 11th 2010 1:07PM Beau Hindman said

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Raiding? I believe so. It will concentrate mostly on PvP it seemed, but with plenty of PvE as well. "Old school" mostly in look and feel, emphasis on feel. Open world, intense combat -- but with lots of character choices and a cash-shop thrown in.

To clarify, though: the cash shop will not effect player combat. Time-savers mostly.

It was VERY interesting to see one publisher putting out so much content that is SO all over the map. They showed me bright and shiny fun action games and this fully-downloadable PvP-centric game that took cues from older games.

From what I saw, it will be really cool!

Beau
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Posted: Oct 11th 2010 5:13PM wondersmith said

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True Games are not "the people who brought us Mytheon." They're the people who FAILED to bring us Mytheon. Mytheon's bugs were so bad that they inspired a lawsuit and caused the game to be shut down again for months after open beta. Supposedly it will reopen in 2011, but I have little hope for it or any other games from this company.

Massively article on the Mytheon lawsuit here:

http://www.massively.com/2010/05/11/true-games-interactive-sues-petroglyph-for-mytheon-source-code/

Posted: Oct 11th 2010 5:38PM Beau Hindman said

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Well, I played it and liked it quite a bit: http://www.massively.com/2010/07/18/rise-and-shiny-recap-mytheon/ -- of course, I do not remember if that was during an open beta or what. I will need to go re-read my stuff! lol

I would have to research it some more, but they *did* publish it -- not develop it. So, in whatever form they published it, they did their part. In fact, it seems as though they were suing because the game was not in a state they wanted -- which again had nothing to do with their attempts to publish it.

Correct me where I am wrong. (That is said without sarcasm! hehe)

Beau


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