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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 4:48PM Tweakalvos said

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If it wasn't a grindy hell would actually play it. Was hoping for an eve like game. Nothing like that.

Posted: Mar 16th 2011 2:39AM Addfwyn said

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@Tweakalvos So it`s a scifi game that`s nothing like EVE, now you have me intrigued. I initially was interested, then moved to give it a pass cause I was told it was really sandboxy (which was my main fault with eve), but it`s not like that actually?

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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 4:51PM SocksForYou said

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Well, I guess it can only help. It's a very pretty world but it feels empty, which is a problem when the combat -- both pvp and pve -- just isn't very good.

Buyer beware on this one.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 5:44PM Pingles said

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Co-Producers Richard Richardson, Jack Jackson, Ben Benfield and Sally Sallyton confirmed there are a lot of changes coming up.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 7:07PM Anatidae said

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I was just about to ask how the game was going, but clear answers above. It is a real shame, I had high hopes.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 8:55PM blix2006 said

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i have put about 5 too 6 hours(sometimes more)into this game everyday since release..i have played most of the mmos that have come out in the past 7 years including vanguard,dark fall,and mortal online...with that im mind you know what it means when i say this game launched in the worse shape i have EVER seen a mmo launch in...these devs KNEW that this game was very very far from being finished and they had the disrespect to charge us 50 bucks for it anyway.the engine is pure trash and will take several months to get to where it should be.if you run up on someone..they alt f4 80% of the time to avoid pvp.

when the game launched there were files on client side that should not have been there.people were duping money and crafting mats and all they did was hand out week long bans. 5 weeks into release and we still don't have auto stacking,yea thats right..these guys couldn't even figure out how to code auto stacking at launch.people have to spend an hour stacking stuff in there bank.don't get too excited about the exploration rewards..it consists of a few resources and a consumable...nothing even remotely worth wandering for(darkfalls chaos chests were much more rewarding)the current population is maybe 50 people on at a time..the devs will try to lead you too believe the world is just large and there are tons of people on..but those of us who have been around know better.

at the end of the day they guys have shown they have know clue what they are doing and they purposely launched this game about 6 months early in hopes the community would pay a monthly fee for it..they are in for a very rude awakening come april 4th when they try to charge for this...some people may come back for territory wars but the game is really bad off right now,dont let the devs tell you otherwise.

Posted: Mar 15th 2011 2:13PM socialenemy2007 said

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@blix2006

Been "playing" (and I use that word loosely) that game off and on since it came out. I agree with everything you said. it's got severe coding issues, and desync.

They might have saved face had they refunded everyone's money, and said "hey, help us beta this for the next 6 months". I'll never touch another Masthead game now though.
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Posted: Mar 14th 2011 9:46PM blix2006 said

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btw sorry for the wall of text there...i am not trying to slam it but thats just how it is...sure im still playing it..they still have 2 weeks to try to pull something that will make people wanna continue playing or come back.we will see.

Posted: Mar 14th 2011 9:54PM DevilSei said

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You know, mining and gathering nodes are about the last thing I'd call an "exploration award", otherwise WoW and a bunch of other games are chock-full of them.

Posted: Mar 15th 2011 4:24PM Sente said

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Territorial conquest and player-created vehicles are among the features that were supposed to be in the game originally and which they already announced would come later. I do not think that would be a good example of player feedback affecting development.

It was really in a bad shape at launch and still has a long way to go. As a pure subscription-based game I think they will have a very tough time to keep players around.

The account subscription page just says "N/A" on subscription period and expiration, which hopefully means that they are not trying to charge anyone with the current state of the game.

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