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Posted: May 31st 2011 7:43PM Raikulxox said

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Is the game decent? Or are people getting it as a flavor of the month MMO.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 3:56AM bobfish said

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@Raikulxox

140,000 sales is pretty good for any game, let alone an MMO, so I suspect its slightly more than just a flavour of the month.
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Posted: May 31st 2011 7:51PM Zethe said

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Played it for a few moments at a friends house. It's like WoW for your iphone, quite cool really.

Posted: May 31st 2011 7:53PM Pingles said

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Say what you will about their artwork, the app is a true MMO.

It is open-world, non-instanced with most features from any mainstream PC MMO.

It has it's drawbacks and if it was released on a PC it would never be able to compete but the fact that these guys got this thing running on phones and tablets is a marvel to me.

Last week I worked the weekend shift and took a lunch at McDonald's and, using their free WiFi, played for an hour on my iPad.

And the interface is also amazing. I don't play consoles because I am so addicted to mouse/keyboard but the touch interface on this game is very elegant and effective. They won me over.

Now for the negative: This game is very young. It has some major problems which we hope are worked out in future patches but that's never an excuse. As any MMOer knows you can't count on game changes when playing a game. You never know what they will patch and how.

Right now there are PvP zones that flag you as soon as you enter. A patch this week finally took graveyards out of the PvP zones because high level folks were camping them and griefing anyone who revived there.

There are no mounts or fast travel and the portal system rarely takes you where you want to go.

Soem folks are complaining about lost mail and other new-MMO curses.

There's work to be done but this game is a great start and hopefully the beginning of a shift into mobile, full-featured MMOs.

Posted: May 31st 2011 8:25PM Furdinand said

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"The game itself has drawn many comparisons to World of Warcraft"

Why, is it ripped off from Warhammer as well? :)

Posted: May 31st 2011 8:34PM Resurge said

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hmm, order and chaos, open world pvp .... sounds more like a WAR clone than a WoW clone to me. But of course, i haven't actually played it.

Posted: May 31st 2011 9:12PM Pingles said

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@Resurge

Oops, I meant open world as in no instancing. You can just keep running across each zone all sewn into one.

The PvP is area-specific.
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Posted: May 31st 2011 10:40PM tooright said

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Can't wait for this to come out for my Kindle

Posted: May 31st 2011 10:42PM hami83 said

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Make a PC client as well. Would love a easy on the hardware MMO that also works on smartphones.

Posted: May 31st 2011 11:20PM Space Cobra said

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Quite impressive. One million in twenty days.

I can see other companies being drawn into this niche market.

Of course, that is BOTH good AND bad! ;)

Posted: May 31st 2011 11:24PM Joshua Przygocki said

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It is quite obviously a visual clone of WoW. I don't play WoW anymore, nor do I support it; but even the hair styles and animations are VERY similar. Look at gameloft's new RTS. Three races, humans, animalistic aliens with talons, robotic aliens with bright crystals and gold trim... It looks just like Starcraft.

While they are blatant mimics, both are actually decent games. Aside from the UI and the difficulty with aggro, O&C is pretty fun, and the starcraft-alike is a good time waster too.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:15AM Protoavis said

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@Joshua Przygocki

Have to agree about StarFront, not only that the races are very obviously starcraft rips but the units in a lot of cases are almost exact clones too.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:23AM Joshua Przygocki said

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@Protoavis THAT'S THE NAME! I couldn't remember and was too lazy to find the app on my iPad.

Well I did like how the "Zealots" could be made into ranged units, unlike in Starcraft hehe.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 9:54AM BGExorcist said

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I dont get i, if you have time to play an MMO, why not do it on a real PC, but a cripled version of a game on a phone. (apples are awfull products, and tablets are crapgadget of the century for me)

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 10:32AM Nef said

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@BGExorcist Because *everyone* carries their PC's around in their pockets, yup!

Also, it's not a crippled version, it's actually quite fully featured and works surprisingly well.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 11:45AM Inspectah said

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still stuck at lvl 54 waiting for the new quests to come out so i dont have to grind mindlessly, other then that its an awesome ios mmorpg and i loves it.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 12:23PM SFGamer69 said

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It runs very well, and is surprisingly quite intuitive with the touch interface. the comparisons to WoW are well deserved and intentional, due to the fact that the art style is a direct rip from WoW, as well as the classes chosen lending more to the comparison. Mechanic in MMO will likely always crossover, sharing many similarities, so I don't consider that "cloning" , but when you blatantly steal the art style, well, accept the criticism and move on. If WoW did a phone port, then it would no doubt kill this game outright, but being as it is unique thus far, they wil probably continue to rake in the cash until there are other quality alternatives.

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