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Posted: Jan 10th 2011 10:56PM Romanime said

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I feel bad because I really like the dev's of this game, they seem like really good people...but I think I'll wait till it goes free to play.

Posted: Jan 10th 2011 11:14PM Yellowdancer said

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@Romanime

You really don't want to wait till it goes F2P. F2P will nickel and dime you more than a monthly sub in the end.

And the average game take 4 to 5 years to go f2p. I doubt you will care about DCUO in 2015
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 12:16AM Speed Demon said

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@Romanime Keep waiting. The day DCUO will go F2P is the day Warcraft will go F2P. =_=;
I don't understand how people are THAT lazy and cheap to not afford to spend a meger $.50 a day on a very good MMO that'll be constantly supplied with new content every month and thousands of people.
Yet, they'll spend $60 on video game that will go stale after 15 days tops.
Don't buy fast food for two weeks and you'll have an extra $15+in your pocket. Simple.
Isn't irony such a beautiful thing?

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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 12:30AM DiscordSK said

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@Speed Demon
The problem is DCUO has given alot of players, me included, the impression that its a extremely unfinished product.

As one of the people who got the chance to play the full 1-30 + Raids beta, it just doesn't really have enough content to warrent a subscription. What was available to the 1-20 players was an extremely polished product and I think SOE wisely chose not to give them access to the rest of the game because as a hook it, for me, just didn't do it.

Now I personally don't think it'll go FTP anytime soon, though if SWG does then it might be a sign of things to come for DCUO, but I also don't believe in its current form it is a deep enough product for me to pay launch price + monthly. Maybe when the summer roles around, and if TOR doesn't launch, I might change my mind and give it a gander, see what they've added.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 12:50AM Protoavis said

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@Speed Demon

"constantly supplied with new content every month"

Isn't that every MMO's mantra and then it turns out that monthly content isn't remotely interesting.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 5:27AM mysecretid said

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@DiscordSK

I was in the DCUO beta as well, and your concerns echo my own.

I thought the game looked great (the cities were especially impressive), the game mechanics were serviceable, and I got the sense that Cao and his devs really care about the subject matter ...

BUT

... the game just didn't feel finished, and there just wasn't enough playable content to keep me coming back.

As a beta tester, DCUO was effectively "free to play" for me, and yet I drifted away from it near the end, once I realized that most of the major bugs had already been reported, and most of the issues I wanted to raise (including these, here) had already been raised by many others.

I was playing for /free/, and yet I stopped logging in once my tester's duty was done.

Make no mistake, I /wanted/ to like this game -- I still do -- but there's just not enough content there, from what I saw.

I plan to check back in on the game in, perhaps, three to six months, but I just couldn't find a solid reason to be there for launch day. I hope the game rises to its potential sooner than later. The foundations are there, but (in my opinion) the rest remains to be built.

A pity, that.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 10:03AM UnSub said

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@Speed Demon I see some notable first month content items appearing in DCUO's cash shop.

The first major DCUO content has been promised in 3 months time, plus there is a paid expansion on the way. And yeah, every MMO promises regular content updates and features, but have difficulty delivering.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 3:21PM Romanime said

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@Speed Demon
I wasn't just being a dousche it's been in trend in MMO's lately to launch with Subsciptions and switch to free to play after not getting the kind of numbers they wanted. Which unfortunately I dont think DCUO will.

SOE has started forging into this territory following in the footsteps of LOTRO, and DDO.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2011 11:17PM Russell Clarke said

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I long for a time in the future when software development and questionable facial hair are not so inextricably intertwined.

Posted: Jan 10th 2011 11:34PM (Unverified) said

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@Russell Clarke

Thank you
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 12:41AM StClair said

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"But today is not that day!"

Also, unfortunate Golden Age ethnic stereotypes for the win! DC's record of bringing back "classic" characters to astonish a whole new generation with how horribly racist they were is right up there with Lucas'.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 2:51AM cic said

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What's going on here?

Posted: Jan 11th 2011 3:12AM Averice said

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Is that egg really a villain from the comics?! Cause I mean, I know comics are pretty cheesy, but seriously? It wasn't looking that great, and then I saw the egg and it just got worse. I still think it will do okay since it's the only mmo on this gen of consoles and idk, some people really like super heros, so we'll see. A lot of my friends who are all into super heros/starwars that kinda thing are interested in the game, but then they aren't gamers so it doesn't look like they're gonna fork over the cash either.

Posted: Jan 11th 2011 3:35AM Protoavis said

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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 4:40AM Zuljundwumn said

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"Doctor T.O Morrow."
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That's DC for you.

Posted: Jan 11th 2011 5:42AM MMORPGrind said

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Haha, love the egg mastermind! So awesomely random.

Posted: Jan 11th 2011 7:13AM Ekphrasis said

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So... just set up my account for DCUO and I when choosing the recurring billing option - I see 1 month: AUD$19.95 - but the US price is USD$14.99.

In all my time playing MMO's I've always paid the USD amount (wearing whatever the current currency conversion rate is). Given that AUD$1 = ~USD$1 at the moment, why are Australians being charged an extra $5.00 for the exact same thing?

Posted: Jan 11th 2011 7:20AM Ekphrasis said

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@Ekphrasis

Most importantly - this was not advertised ANYWHERE that I have seen leading up to the game's release. The site FAQ only lists the USD/EUR purchase/subscription prices.

That's just disgusting SOE. Unless it changes, I'm out after the free month, and I daresay many other Aussies will be too.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 8:25AM TheGreatMachine said

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@Ekphrasis ...whaaat it's seriously 20 bucks for us? SOE used to charge 17 to Aussies and even then I thought it was a raw deal. Our currencies are essentially dollar for dollar atm, this is a big slap in the face.

Well, screw paying full price for release then. I'll wait and recoup my money that way.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2011 8:29AM TheGreatMachine said

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@Ekphrasis add to the fact we got no preorder deals etc. I'm outraged at this treatment. I was going to take a wait and see approach with the content issues.

Where do they get off charging Aussies more. They have to do exactly nothing more for and Aus player than anyone else. $OE indeed.
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