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Posted: Dec 7th 2010 4:07PM Space Cobra said

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Well, I HAVE been curious as to WHERE this was hiding. Good to know it didn't slip off quietly into the night and disappear forever.

Hope it makes it online next year.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 4:43PM paterah said

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A delay of 1 year at the last moment? :P
This game has been stated for Dec release few months new.
I can imagine the discussion at the office:

Guy1: So..should we release this month?...
Guy2: Hmmmm.....Doesn't look ready..let's take another year.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 4:52PM UrkenInvader said

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I cant help but wonder if anyone even cares at this point.

Now look at what it's gonna go up against in 2011, it's not looking very bright for The Agency.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 5:10PM Grumms said

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Completely agree.

Maybe a year ago people cared, but the lineup that 2011 has, is going to be amazing.

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Posted: Dec 7th 2010 5:20PM Noviere said

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This is what I was thinking as well. Maybe it'll find a niche, but to bw honest, I had forgotten it was even being made until I read this article.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2010 5:33PM Arkanaloth said

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not really a surprise given the silence on the game for a while now, 2011 is going to be a tight year with TOR, Tera, and Rift showing up.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 5:50PM alucard3000 said

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@Arkanaloth the 3 games you mention are a totally different genre with the only resemblence Tor having is guns but not really functioning the same as guns in a shooter based game,so I highly doubt those would have any impact on the population of this game.People interested in shooters are still going to be interested in shooters regardless of how many good non-shooter fantasy based games release.Now Firefall and Hi-Rez's Tribes those will for sure.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2010 7:55PM Arkanaloth said

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@alucard3000

genre discussions aside, most people don't have a lot of money to throw into the MMO obsession. Sure you have some people with 7 WoW accounts, but I suspect more people play only one or two games. At this point, the Agency hasn't presented enough significant information to show itself to be any different than any other MMO. So it uses guns instead of swords meh it's all polygons at the end of the day, therefore it still has to compete with games within as well as outside of it's genre for a slice of the somewhat limited pay-per-month pie.

as the glut of game releases grows next year the Agency will have the task of proving it self as being more worthy. Sure you have "shooter" people vs "fantasy" people, but lots of people overlap.
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Posted: Dec 7th 2010 5:39PM Mykell said

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Probably being redesigned as a F2P or B2P title.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 6:30PM Rindon said

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2011 has a lot of games that are going to be exactly the same.
This offers a new type of setting for people to play in. Either way, people should be happy SOE has finally started to listen to what people want and are going to try and release a completely finished game.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 6:48PM smg77 said

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This game is going to bomb so bad. Hopefully it will be the end of Smedley's reign of terror at SOE.

@Mykell - I have no doubt that you are right. The game is being redesigned as a F2P with an item mall and probably some lame card game tie-in like they do with SWG.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 9:17PM Keen and Graev said

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He's dead, Jim.

Posted: Dec 7th 2010 10:31PM UnSub said

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I remember fondly SOE hyping The Agency as nearly ready for release in 2009 (or was it 2008?).

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