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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:14PM Platypus Man said

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My bet? Troll.

Sounds too much like nerd-rage forum specu-ranting and there aren't enough luminous little details to convince me that this person has any inside knowledge.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:30PM (Unverified) said

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Yea, perhaps if they displayed much more insider knowledge, I'd take it a bit more seriously, but as it stands I believe its a troll.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 2:48PM Not THAT Matt said

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I don't know that just because somebody who is unhappy about a situation makes them a troll. The sad truth is, the world we live in the only way for people to actually have an opinion half the time is to talk anonymously on the internet.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 3:35PM Nether said

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I was thinking the same thing, that the blogger didn't really offer any insider information that would convince me they worked for Mythic. It was all publicly known information, delivered in rant form.

If the comments are any indication, the whole thing may be a very subtle troll against SWTOR.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:16PM Syesta said

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My popcorn is READY.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:24PM Solp said

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Finger on F5 is SET.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:26PM ScottishViking said

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I am also betting troll, but I loved the snide little quips about SWTOR at the end. It IS pretty funny that the "best" thing devs have mentioned about the game is the sound/voice acting. I seriously doubt this game will fail -- the hype alone will keep people subscribing for a while -- but at $300 million, it could indeed turn into a white elephant.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:38PM Deadalon said

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The hype was not enough for WAR for devs to go back and do the game PROPERLY. SWTOR is a project that has many of the same incompident ppl that worked on WAR so go figure what will happen.

EA do not care if the game is actually playable at release. Bioware are thinking about more DLCs than anything else... WAR lastest RVR packs tell the story how these ppl think. Its pathetic and has nothing to do with gaming.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:27PM (Unverified) said

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The best part of EA Louse's post is the inside info on SW:TOR. Folks, as someone else with inside info, I can tell you that the project is very much in trouble. No, I'm not naming names, and no, I don't care two shits if you believe me or not. It will all come out eventually in the end, but for now, you'd be wise to curb your fanboy enthusiasm for TOR.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:39PM DevilSei said

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I agree, as a THIRD person with intimate inside knowledge, the actual cost of the game so far has been 100mill. The 200mill is going towards a secret Pro-human Advancement group with its hands in nearly every business on earth, who want to ensure human dominance in the advent that aliens make themselves known.

Also heard something about big living biotic ships and bugs...
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 2:00PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah, I would saw whoever wrote this is a pretty low man on the totem poll. He sounds exactly like me when I left my first real design gig. Disillussioned that the people he invested in, f##ked him, and the rest of the people.

Sometimes the people in charge are just in charge because they ended up being in charge :)

But on another note, I would of been a little bit more tactful in my writing if I were this person. Based on the tone alone I can tell you where he sat in the food chain of the office.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:34PM Deadalon said

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Like it or not... alot of what is said is pretty much the truth when it comes to Mythic. The reason why EA/Mythic ppl are responding to this is probably because the blog hits a nerve that is based on the truth.

WAR failed. Thats just a fact. It could have been so much more - it STILL can be so much more. But like the blogger pointed out... alot of the ppl that worked on the project are sent elsewhere to do other things (in this case SWTOR or EA PR) while the game is left to rot.

War should have gone free to play about 1 year ago.. Instead BIOWARE is in charge and dont give a dam. The track record for EA and BIoware is starting to show when it comes to MMOs. Thats the fact that is written all over WAR.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 3:29PM Vrazule said

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Bioware is not nor likely ever will be in charge of Warhammer. Place the blame where it belongs, Electronic Arts and Mythic. Not a single Bioware employee has been moved to the Warhammer team, but plenty of Warhammer developers have been moved over to SWTOR.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 3:54PM Deadalon said

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You seem to have missed the fact that Bioware is in charge of ALL EA MMOs atm. That INCLUDES WAR.

http://spong.com/article/18364/BioWare-to-Boss-Warhammers-Mythic
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:34PM Kroktar said

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Maybe its not a troll :/ Warhammer Online was a good game but it failed...


Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:43PM Loki1 said

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how the hell is Warhammer good? I dunno how PvP works now but it was pathetic when it released. It was a bad copy of WoW's alterac valley, nonsense wacking. Where's strategy, where are the formations we all love in the tabletop?

PvP needs ground control and politics, not just capturing little flags.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 3:43PM Nether said

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It was pretty bad at launch. Even I stopped playing after about a month. I returned a year later and played about a year and enjoyed myself thoroughly. There are some things that are dealbreakers for some players that are still around, but overall the game has improved considerably, as you might expect after a year in development.

There aren't a lot of servers left, but the remaining ones are pretty active (which is good since that is critical to enjoying rvr). Major improvements have been made to all aspects of RvR and campaigns, as well as client and server performance and additional content.

Ultimately I left again because blatant hacking is still a serious problem, but there are plenty of people who will describe warhammer as good on the grounds that they are currently enjoying it.

War is a prime example of a game that launched poorly, then made good progress in its initial year, yet still never managed to quite recover from its bad launch and some fundamental design problems.
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:35PM AlluvianEstEndrati said

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If SW:TOR flops, millions of voices will suddenly cry out in nerd rage. Hopefully it is not a 300 million dollar, 20gig install voiceover failure.

Posted: Oct 13th 2010 2:16PM pcgneurotic said

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Beautifully put, amen brudda! :D
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Posted: Oct 13th 2010 1:36PM Zach Adams said

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...I thought Warhammer Online failed because there were no player Skaven.

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