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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:17AM GumbyJD said

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This could be very, very, VERY good. Or it could be abyssmal. There will be no middle ground...

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:59AM (Unverified) said

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Truer words have never been spoken.

Let me choose/customize a robot from a hundred different models of each, based loosely on cars, trucks, trains, planes, construction vehicles and equipment, appliances, and toasters from maybe the 60s to current day...let me decide what my robots face looks like. Let me choose my transformers specialty, main weapons, and powers.

Then let me run missions on earth, cybertron, the moon, maybe a few other planets, in an open pvp sandbox. Let me fight the most powerful classic transformers in instances, open world, and raids. Let them drop epic upgrades for my transformer. (Omega Supreme as a world boss? Yes please).

Just let me develop the game please?
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 12:05PM Anatidae said

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Just like every other MMO.

I am seriously loosing faith in MMO developers. Partly this is because when I leave the MMO world, the actual quality of games goes way up. And I mean better story, less bugs, more solid & fun gameplay, etc...

Since we are talking about NetDevil, I'll refer to Lego Universe. It is a cute game aimed at kids and some things are cool about it. At the current incarnation, I literally would call this a $15 game with no subscription. For the most part, this game is a grindfest lacking story filled with content that can be blown through by an aggressive player in a week or so. Well, you won't be able to grind every achievement in a week, but after a week of solid play you won't care anymore.

For less money than you would pay for Lego Universe, you can pick up the infamous Lego games, the latest being the Lego Harry Potter which is a fun game with great reviews. Lots of content, fun story, and won't cost you a monthly fee to play.

Which brings up the point of MMOs. I thought the reason we wanted "Massive" online worlds was to have an avatar that "lives" in this world. Lego Universe is not social friendly. The aggressive chat filter makes it difficult to talk. There is really no point in grouping anyway for the majority of the game and most other players are annoying because it is a race to kill the mob.

Other MMOs seem to treat their massive world as a solo PvE experience and offer instance play for groups and PvP matches. Yet I was far more entertained by Dragon Wars for PvE content and no MMO has felt as fun or developed as traditional PvP lobby games that don't require a subscription.


I suppose this is a bit of a rant. Maybe the developers of NetDevil and others might read. I'd like to ask, why are you making a MMO? If you aren't going to take advantage of the "massively" aspect and the huge social potential there, what's the point then?

I am getting so tired of uninspired MMOs.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 12:49PM (Unverified) said

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"Just like every other mmo.....except with transformers".

The above synopsis was just my initial thoughts at the bulk of gameplay. Of course, the main conflict in the transformers universe has always been Autobots vs. Decepticons. The formula I described above works well, when done right (eg. WoW). Add in the constant struggle between 2 factions of transforming giant robots, throw in a focus on pvp objectives and missions, with real consequences gained and lost by engagement. All I'm saying is it could be awesome. No reason it shouldn't be.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:33PM alucard3000 said

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@Quez I want to be a toaster.=)
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:46AM (Unverified) said

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Don't show the picture above please. It will be the surprise of the century if this game even remotely resembles or contains the true classic generation of 80's hasbro toys and cartoon series. You know it'll be all dumb movie interpretations and variations of faceless robots with way too many details.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 1:51PM pcgneurotic said

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On that, we agree!
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:59AM Ryukan said

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I loved Transformers as a kid, don't care for the movies as they lack the spirit and the style of the cartoons. I have no hope for this game, especially given the developer.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:59AM eNTi said

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i shall put them next to hello kitty online. what has this world come to?

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 12:58PM Interitus said

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They should take a page out of war for cybertron, those transformers was much closer to the original cartoon then the disasters michael bay put out. Of course they could do even better by using originals. Doesn't Sony have the rights to the 1986 movie? I kinda wished they would have ran with it (without making it a free realms copy)

Posted: Nov 20th 2010 7:21AM mattwo said

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And what about the 5-7 other continuities?
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 10:05PM Valdamar said

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If this MMO is fun, doesn't have a cash shop, and features Generation 1 Transformers in all their 1980s glory then I'm in!

Of course there's not a cat in hell's chance that will be the case. I'm expecting Bay-formers and lots of grind :(

Lets hope I'm wrong.

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