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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 5:24PM Loopy said

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Wow that actually sounds very interesting. Definitely going to be casual-friendly which is what i'm looking for right now.

Can't wait for the first trailers :)

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 5:38PM Dukeun said

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I didn't read this article, all I saw was Battlestar Galactica Online, and I am all over that!

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 5:38PM Callagan said

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I wasn't expecting much from this game, but it looks like it'll be fun. Will definitely be looking for more info and possibly a beta.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 5:48PM Thasri said

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Very interesting....mmmmmm.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:03PM Beau Hindman said

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I REALLY needed to get some more time with missions, but I was honestly all swept up in gear stats and shooting hoomans outta' the sky! It runs on a laptop well, too.

Beau

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:06PM DemonXaphan said

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Death to the humans!

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:13PM mszv said

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Casual friendly is fine with me, II like casual friendly, but I don't think I can play it. I view the world of Battlestar Galactica, the new series, differently. To me it's not about the combat -- it's about the complex nuanced story, with neither human or cylon as the "bad guys". We learned that as the story progressed, very humanistic (and I don't mean in support of humans -- you know the term). i loved the show. But that's me.

A bit off topic -- Beau, I always play the "good guys", though sometimes both sides are what one might call good. I actually prefer a game with no sides, where we all fight the evil in the world, but that's me.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:29PM Beau Hindman said

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@mszv Yeh to be honest, I really like to play against all odds, whichever side that is. The old punk rocker in me (I've been drumming in bands for 20 some-odd years) just wants to always be different than everyone else! lol

As I grew older over the last 10 years, I've actually kinda' started becoming more sensitive if a game asks to act out cruelty. I'm no hippie, but it just tends to remind me of too many bad news stories, you know?

Also, yeh, I would LOVE it if every player was on one side and fighting against invasions and stuff. It's a rare game that does this, it seems.

Beau
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:45PM AlienFanatic said

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@Beau Hindman

You said, " I would LOVE it if every player was on one side and fighting against invasions and stuff. It's a rare game that does this, it seems."

Unfortunately, every new MMO almost requires a PVP element to the game and, with the exception of LOTRO, this almost always dictates that the game have multiple factions. I vastly prefer a pure PVE game, but they don't make MMOs like that anymore. Kinda why I read Massively instead of playing MMO's these days.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:40PM (Unverified) said

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Props to Beau and his epic "taste" regarding the vintage seventies looks as far as ships and the Cylons.

Totally agree with him, though for marketing purposes, I suppose they had to do it this way. Perhaps down the line they will offer old school items.

If you get a chance Beau, ask them if thats in the realm of possible?

Good article.....

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:43PM claytondora said

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I just started watching through the series again, and I have to say news of this game certainly has me interested. I didn't expect anything at all out of this game, but if your review is any indication, I may be quite pleasantly surprised.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 6:58PM oxlar said

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Hopefully the writing in the game isn't as boneheaded as the writing in the series. That series was so full of epic logic fail, it was difficult to not just shut it off.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 8:32PM DancingCow said

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@oxlar

Nah, there was no logic fail. It was all God. Everything. All of it.

That's not illogical per se, just... a bit unexpected for sci-fi.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 9:02AM Lateris said

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@DancingCow the BSG one god was a virtual AI that existed on pre earth and then again on Caprica. Caprica explained it a little but was canceled so the last show had to tie it all together in a very brief detail. It was really all about the Cylons finding a meaning to their life since their AI was a carbon copy of human thinking. Human thinking inside a machine. When you can copy yhr mind and transfer data at the speed of light It is a fun debate to dive into. In fact IBM is working on this for a CPU as opposed to data being transferred on electrons.

http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2010/12/01/244283/IBM-makes-light-speed-processor-breakthrough.htm

Personally my favorite is the debut 4 hour mini series up until the end. There were moments that dragged in the series but the mutiny one was fantastic!

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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 8:20PM DancingCow said

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@Lateris

If you knew the history and pre-history of Christianity you'd see it. I'm not going to write an essay on it here - but the BSG reboot is a repeat of very old, anti-not-monotheism propoganda and the style of storytelling employed was typically religious in nature.

Eg. lots of people have commented here how absurd/silly certain plot elements/characters were. But that's part of setting the stage for accepting the illogical as fact.

Dee's suicide is a good example. It's a completely weird and unexpected event... but the characters, while upset, just seem to accept it.... and the story moves on. No. 3 (Lucy Lawless) takes up residence on the dead planet. Etc. etc.

There's an incremental build up of strange events intended to stretch our suspension of disbelief.... until Starbuck is Jesus and everything else was God's plan, including the genocide of the 12 colonies etc. etc.

Don't marvel too much at the notion of AI. That's just a shell to suck in modern day technophiles. You haven't forgotten the final episode and that silly little robot montage have you? After all their struggles everyone apparently happily abandoned all technology.

They may be using sci-fi as their medium - the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing - but the underlying message is crystal clear - technology = bad.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 7:39PM DancingCow said

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The IP is way too Christian-themed for my liking.

The recent BSG reboot was a thinly veiled retelling of ancient propoganda - of polytheism leading to decadence, corruption etc. Then thankfully monotheism mounts an immensely violent (near genocidal) rescue.

etc. etc. etc.

And all of this was done disguised as sci-fi.

So I'd expect BSGO to be effectively God Online, but with robots and space ships. Good luck to those who'll enjoy it but it's one I'll definitely pass on.

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 8:06PM RudyHuxtable said

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@DancingCow

You frakking party-pooper!
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 8:37PM DancingCow said

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@RudyHuxtable

Well, I have to admit I am to curious to see how they might implement a sassy Starbuck/Jesus class. And a pot-smoking politician class could also be worth seeing.
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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 10:55PM oxlar said

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@DancingCow

ugh starbuck and apollo were LAME characters. Waaaaaah... I don't know what kind of person I want to be when I grow up...Waaaaaaah. The political garbage in that series was nausiating. yeah, lets free a whole ship full of murders, rapists, terrorists and integrate them into our fledgling restart of society. Are you NUTS?!?! More like put there butt on that freighter and say "ok, your free. Jump where ever you like. But if you follow us, we are blowing your butt out of the sky."

Half of the plot decisions were completely illogical and done purely for dramatic effect. Especially the political ones. And starbuck, who presents herself as one bad hombre, can't even throw a punch. What a wuss.
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Posted: Jan 19th 2011 11:45AM Space Cobra said

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@DancingCow

I haven't watched the new series, but I keep seeing them stealing plot devices from the old show and spinning things in a different way.

And from your screenshots, we now have Cylons and humans working together, playing board games, taking missions, and making toast? I've seen integration in other old Sci-Fi series. Time for NEW ideas with NEW IPs.
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