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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:04PM tk421242 said

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Course Direct2Drive is selling it for 20.95 at the moment, not that I advise this of course.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:13PM Omali said

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That $43.20 is the USD converted price of European Union players. The US and other areas paying through USD are being charged $29.99.

And as already said, Direct2Drive has the game for $20.95, although for some reason it's on preorder (release shows 10am PST today, but it's not out yet).

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:17PM Alluvian EstEndrati said

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Earthrise is being sold for $29.90 USD on their main site.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:17PM Interitus said

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So if it's 40% off, the normal price is about $72 USD?

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:30PM Interitus said

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@Interitus So it is only $30 on their site, so I'm slightly baffled as to why Massively would even bother showing us the USD price. Or why they didn't at least mention it is cheaper. From how they show it, it doesn't appear as much of a 'deal'
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 7:08PM alucard3000 said

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@Interitus LOL I was thinking the same thing,reminds me of some of those sales you see that the original price is increased and then the sale marketed as a hot deal.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:23PM Bijaz said

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Still no trial period?

If a MMO launches without an open beta and refuses to include a trial period its a pretty sure sign that even the company thinks their game isn't up to scratch.

I'd love to try this game, but I'm not going to pay for something that looks like a disaster.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:27PM Kroktar said

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Dont pay for this... The best thing it can offer is a world to explore with good graphics... but that's all...

Well...some people like crafting. but that's all.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 1:32PM Sente said

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Hmm, territorial warfare was one of a number of features that was supposed to be there and they left out at release. And now it is a free expansion?

Well, marketspeak rules.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 4:03PM SocksForYou said

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@Sente

Exactly.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 2:26PM Seffrid said

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Forced PvP or PvE-friendly?

Forced group or solo-friendly?

What's the price in sterling?

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 2:32PM Equillian said

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@Seffrid

Same here been trying to find out if this is PvE friendly since day one.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 3:19PM ArrisB said

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This is not PvE friendly. The PvE is currently rubbish.
You can solo but you will get attacked by other players (it's open PvP with full loot).
The game could be amazing but I estimate at least another year before that happens :(

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 3:23PM Dunraven said

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Another prime example of how the Sandbox isn't a viable business model.

Even EvE is backing away from it.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 4:11PM SocksForYou said

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@Dunraven

I don't know if sandboxes are truly viable or not, but the main problem seems to be all of these poorly-funded and disorganized indie companies making sandbox games that give the genre a bad name.

Earthrise, Mortal Online, etc. seem to follow the model of slapping together an empty world with a few mobs and a crafting system, calling it a "sandbox" and charging full price. Not surprisingly, there's not a huge audience of people who want to support that kind of model.



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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 4:32PM Ryukan said

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@(Unverified)

LMAO at the last sentence in your post. So true...so true.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 4:58PM Bijaz said

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@(Unverified) you hit the nail on the head buddy! I want a good sandbox with the production quality of WoW / Rift.

My perfect game right now would be Rift Gameplay/PvE + Aion Fort System + Massive world. Massive fields/forests/deserts with nothing in them are OK people... Seriously, BIGGER WORLDS! (And throw in some housing system too, non-instanced OFC!)
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 6:14PM Nadril said

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@Dunraven

For a lot of companies I feel like "sandbox" is synonymous with "no content".


"No don't worry its a sandbox you make your own fun. Too bad we only have 1 shovel and a bucket with a hole in the bottom of it."
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Posted: Jun 1st 2011 5:19PM cowboyhugbees said

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I want this game to be good.

Posted: Jun 1st 2011 7:50PM blix2006 said

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@cowboyhugbees aka setzer....i want my 50 bucks i spent on this turd back....its still a big steaming pile of trash just like it was on feb 4th....this company is horrible...amateur hour at best...
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