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Posted: Nov 9th 2010 11:20AM dudes said

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Like.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 8:21PM (Unverified) said

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i am a big phun of the game..after 4 years eve.nice nice work guys!!!lovin ya

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 11:53AM eNTi said

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slidy slide slide...

Posted: Nov 14th 2010 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah the walk animation needs some work, but sign me up!!!
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Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:12PM (Unverified) said

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Anyone care to share their game play experience from the beta?

Posted: Nov 10th 2010 4:17PM Avernus said

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I played quite a bit during closed and open beta. As others have said, it does remind you of EVE but on the ground with WASD movement. There is destructible terrain which you can waste ammo on or hide behind.

I personally find the combat slow, like EVE, maybe a little faster. If you like that you'll like this, but with a little more traditional MMO kiting.

The game was remarkably stable for a beta, even in closed beta. I really only found one bug - NPCs getting 'stuck' in hills, but I didnt see this after open beta started.

I think some themepark and solo fans will find the world a bit empty, though there are quests and tutorial type things. This game is geared more for group city building and territory control.



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Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:17PM JuliusSeizure said

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Well, that's an interesting potential birthday present. I'm doubtful, though. It seems to have everything I liked about EVE, but like EVE you're in a giant hunk of machinery for all meaningful interactions with the gameworld.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:20PM (Unverified) said

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Full launch on Thanksgiving Day? I hope they have strong server(s).

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:30PM (Unverified) said

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I played the last couple weeks of open beta with my guild and we had a good time, enough that 8-10 of us will be playing at launch.

It's very EVE-like so if you like Eve with WASD movement it might be for you. It is much more fun when in a group, if you are a lone wolf you'll have a poor experience so make sure you hook up with a good corp that you can have fun with. You can still check out open beta for another week and it's free so just check it out before you have to pay.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:25PM Thac0 said

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Are there humans involved anywhere... a portrait like EVE or something. I have a hard time relating myself to a machine.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:35PM (Unverified) said

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Portrait like Eve, although I think it helps that some of the more advanced mechs are more "people like" in that they walk on two legs. Still if you want sandbox play this is one of the few MMO's on the horizon that is offering it.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:36PM (Unverified) said

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I might check this out. Decent filler until some of my 2011 titles find their way into my loving arms.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:46PM Scopique said

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Checked it out BRIEFLY during my lunch break, and it looks like they're taking several pages from EVE's book...which is not damning, BTW, as EVE's a model that has yet to be immitated. And the price can't be beat, really.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 1:57PM Lateris said

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Free- then 9.95 a month. I will get in on this! Plus I love mechs and I love skill systems. Gratz on the launch!

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 4:25PM Fakeassname said

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no box charge with a sub I can get into, same with box charge with no sub, it's box charge + sub that I find untolerable so maybe I will try this one out after all.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 4:36PM Fakeassname said

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am I wrong in assuming that this game is better described as "combat droids" instead of "mechs"?

mechs tend to imply 30-40 foot tall walking battleships.

combat droids makes me thing 10-20 foot tall walking tanks.

(that picture sure dosen't look like they are a pare of 40ft-ers)
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Posted: Nov 10th 2010 6:27AM Mcgreag said

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Combat droid being 10-20 feet mechs would be your personal designation, not something in general use.
The word Droid was invented by George Lucas for Starwars and is based on the word Android. Both of them have the implied meaning that it's a synthetic organism or robot, ie autonomous. So if it's piloted it can't be a Droid.

The smaller version of a Mech is a Powered armor suit. There are no clear line between the two but it's fairly obvious that these are not powered armor suits.
In game stats seems to indicate sizes between 3-10 meters (10-30 feet)
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Posted: Nov 9th 2010 4:43PM GusSin said

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I really would like to get into this but I am not sure if it would be playable connecting from Australia. EVE is very forgiving towards people with high latency but I don't know about this one.

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 6:47PM wondersmith said

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Alas, I recall a Massively interview about Perpetuum, and it all sounded great until my hopes were dashed by the news that there's no support for PvE carebears like me. :(

Posted: Nov 10th 2010 5:10AM Snichy said

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I played very early in beta so it may have changed since then but it was a lot like Eve which is great if you like that sort of thing and at the time I was looking for something meaty to get into, but has quite a steep learning curve and the release date is a little to close to other MMOs I am looking forward to and dont want to spend months getting used to the game then leave to play something else :)
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