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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 2:43PM Somnicide said

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Wow. Compared to TERA and GW2 those graphics are exceedingly subpar.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 3:13PM Ephe said

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Indeed. This looks like a past generation MMO in every aspect. Not sure what they're trying to achieve. I have a feeling it will bomb like Warhammer did.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 3:14PM Brianna Royce said

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Wait what?
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 3:24PM paterah said

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I have to agree with Somnicide. The animations, graphics and all this stuff just look pretty much subpar. I just hope this was a badly made trailer.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 5:49PM Monkey D Luffy said

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Who cares about Graphics?

Look at WoW. Now look at Aion. Now look back at WoW.
WoW has over 5 million players enjoying the game, while Aion has 16 all chatting about how WoW "sucks", lol.

Tera is another hyped up Korean game that will fail just like all the others before it, and Guild Wars 2 is looking great but it's going to be filled morons like you kids who get distracted by shiny things, "Herp Derp".


I am a real gamer, I could care less if the graphics are out dated just as long as the game is fun, and so far Rift is looking great in that aspect.

Look at it this way, at least it wont attract a bunch of annoying kids (Like yourselves) to get in the way and ruin the community.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 6:02PM DevilSei said

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To be honest Joker, for a second I thought you were going to break off into something like the Old Spice man.

"Look at WoW, now look at Aion, back again at WoW. Aion is no WoW, but it could look like it with WoW Graphic Spray".
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 6:48PM Somnicide said

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@Joker: Note the part where I bashed Rift's gameplay and insulted its fanbase. Right, its not there. Just, so you know, you're the only one being childish.

Graphics and gameplay arent mutually exclusive. Crappy graphics does not make a game good. The opposite is also true. But WoW is six+ years old. New console games cant get away with graphics like that, why should we lower the standard for new MMOs? Its probably due to the lack of competition and stagnation of the genre that the players have become so complacent.

Secondly, TERA is by FAR the least hyped MMO to come out in the near future simply BECAUSE it is Korean. So your assessment of it is completely baseless and factually inaccurate. Saying it will fail simply because it is Korean shows not only close-mindedness and ignorance. Not to mention the arrogance of proclaiming yourself to be a 'real gamer' because you play games with bad graphics.

All in all, your comment only made you look more like a childish fanboi than anything else.

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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 6:58PM Braiks said

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Well for one, TERA doesn't look like it's going to fail and is shaping up very well and GW2 is going to have a nice friendly and big community. For most people graphics do matter and apprently it is something that adds to the fun of a game (along with other things). Now, I could say that Rift is going to be another "failed" WoW clone and other non-sense stuff but I won't. I am interested in Rift but this trailer is below average, the animations, graphics all that stuff seem subpar..Since noone but a handful of people have got his hands on the game, we can only judge by a trailer and info.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 7:02PM Qehb said

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@Joker

Everyone Note the "Real Gamer" crediting a game being like WoW as a positive aspect.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 10:31PM SwobyJ said

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Ah well, I played a few hours of Rift, so did Brianna, others got to play another few hours. Animations look fine and certainly improved since the videos from August, and it all feels pretty awesome. No complaints here.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 3:25PM (Unverified) said

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Haters gonna hate.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 3:27PM Braiks said

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Same here... I can't say I'm impressed by this trailer.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 3:33PM (Unverified) said

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I wouldn't say it's hate. It's just that this trailer looks so 2004.. If this is how the game looks then the folks over at Trion have to try a bit better to answer to the competition. I just came here after the Jef's post on the G-Star TERA trailer and then I look at this.. Am I at fault?

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 4:09PM SwobyJ said

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I assume people are saying the same things en masse about TOR?

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Ok, I found a comment or two, but Rift seems especially targeted.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 5:21PM Brianna Royce said

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It seems pretty strange to me too, considering in yesterday's thread about Rift, posters expressed concerns that the game is so beautiful and graphics-intense that surely it would run poorly on a weaker machine. :p

It looks gorgeous up close. But I get that some people just don't like certain styles or think everything needs to veer off into uncanny valley zone to be acceptable.
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 5:34PM (Unverified) said

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Exactly, when you get a trailer that you can actually judge how the graphics look, opinion changes. And this trailer did that (for the worse unfortunately).
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 10:21PM Anax said

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I agree with Brianna. Just yesterday, people were saying how great this game looks. I think it looks a lot better than most games out there today. Certainly the character models look a lot better than those in, say, LOTRO.

I've played a lot of "pretty" games and learned that hard way that, just like with people, a pretty outside doesn't indicate a deep soul. Aion is pretty, and also a boring gank-fest after level 25. STO is very pretty, and also very repetitive.

Rift looks like it's got great gameplay and very nice graphics. So what if TERA has a few more polygons? I agree with the assessments of many other Massively pundits that TERA has all the hallmarks of being another Aion. I'm excited about Rifts in part because it's being developed by Westerners for the Western market, like every other MMO I've really enjoyed (EQ2 and LOTRO, mainly).

Rift looks like it has *soul* (no pun intended).
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Posted: Nov 17th 2010 4:59PM (Unverified) said

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Thankfully for us, gameplay does matter quite a lot. So one dodgy trailer doesn't put me off. Where as, unfortunately TERA's gameplay doesn't quite live upto the quality of the graphics.

Posted: Nov 17th 2010 5:13PM Somnicide said

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And thats based on....? First hand experience? Speculation?
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Posted: Nov 19th 2010 10:11AM paterah said

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That's based on his rage actually.
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