| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (34)

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:17PM xuiton said

  • Half a heart
  • Report
so have they even made a profit on AOC yet?

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:42PM Azules said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
@xuiton Considering it's going free to play, if they haven't yet, they likely will.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 8:31PM xuiton said

  • 1 heart
  • Report
@xuiton lol @ you guys marking my post down. It was a genuine question considering AOC's bad launch.

Why make a new game if you can't even make a profit off the first one.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:24PM Nerves said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
" Recently there have been improvements like the addition of Phys-x for server side collision, etc. "

I like this. Couple of goodies in there.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 6:01PM Faction 3 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Nerves If this game is ANYTHING like a Deus Ex MMO, Im all over it.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:25PM (Unverified) said

  • 3 hearts
  • Report
I think that I just need to go into a cocoon for six months so that when I come out I might be able to play TSW ... SWTOR ... GW2 ... The wait on all of these is killing me!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:01PM BigAndShiny said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified)
Hopefully they all come out in timely 6 month intervals.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:28PM Ghostspeaker said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified)

Might wanna stay in there for a year instead. GW2 isn't coming out til next year probably and God only knows when TSW is coming out. They haven't even announced closed beta yet.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:43PM Azules said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Ghostspeaker The ramp in publicity we've been seeing for TSW lately certainly seems like we're getting close. Maybe that's overly optimistic though.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 3:11PM Ghostspeaker said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Azules

I really hope you're right, but I'll believe it when I see the announcement.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 4:19PM Daemodand said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@(Unverified) Just make sure you don't spend so long in your cocoon that you come out in some far flung future where they don't even know what an MMO is. And are robots.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:30PM (Unverified) said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
Forget the announcements give closed BETA. So looking forward to this game.

Anarchy online
AOC
Soon to be Secret World

Must be a sucker, but each one of the above did things different and sometimes for the better or worse. But still a fun ride :)

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:47PM tk421242 said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I like that he said he would not describe it as sandbox. That is a term tossed around too casually as of late. I would rather they know what they want the game to be and with a world like the one they are building I actually WANT to explore their stories and settings.

Not sure if I buy the you can go anywhere you want and do anything you want right from the start statement though. There may not be player levels and such but I am sure some PVE areas are going to have stronger enemies with more skills points and health, which is pretty equal to character level.

Either way, really glad to see the info flowing so much, hopefully some type of beta soon.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:34PM Neiloch said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@tk421242 It will probably be like the level cap in other MMO's. Everyone can 'technically' participate in all the same content, but if you want to do the really hard stuff well you will need certain equipment and skills acquired. Still I hope it isn't as demanding of your equipment as other MMO's either.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 1:56PM Interitus said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
I'm liking the ramp up of AOC articles, it makes me think we may be getting closer to beta.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:31PM Ghostspeaker said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
So it will be more like a real theme park where I can actually choose what rides I'd like to ride and when?

Sign me the hell up.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:35PM DancingTaco said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
With E3 right around the corner we better be getting some kind of release news for GW2, TOR, or TSW...

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:43PM Space Cobra said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
"The hubs are themed to the secret societies as well, the Illuminati are not in the habit of advertising their presence, the Dragon are, well... insane, and the Templars are by far the most public of the secret societies."

I am going to be semi-politically correct here and address something that has bothered me a bit (I probably should just post on their forums, hm?).

I understand the need for a faction that sets itself apart from other two factions that are orderly (Templars and Illumanati) but there are many who have their own sense/sensibilities as to what "order" is (like the Triad). Just because they view the world differently, doesn't mean they are "wrong".

Maybe I am taking the "I am Magneto/Dr.Doom" appoach to viewing this, but chaos and order can thrive together in the right amounts and right control. AFAIK, they've put the "crazy people" with the Asians and left the white people all prim-and-proper. And yes, "it's just a game", but Funcom, show a little more respect to Asians. I know his comment was probably a light, non-serious throwaway line, but either show us more scenes of "crazy" among Illumanati or among the too righteous-sticks-in-the-mud-Templars being too inflexible or give us a more balanced Dragon view for the sake of showing Asians in a good light (I know there is one example of a possible crazy, young girl among the Illumanati on Funcom's web-site, but underline such characters).

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 2:56PM tk421242 said

  • 2.5 hearts
  • Report
@Space Cobra

Its obviously a conspiracy.
Reply

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 3:23PM Irem said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
@Space Cobra
I find it interesting that he refers to the Dragon that way because the (admittedly brief) impression I got of them was that despite employing chaos when necessary, their defining characteristic is their long-reaching control. They sound like chessmasters who might make moves that seem erratic from time to time, but who always have their strategy planned out ten steps ahead.

It would be a good thing to bring up to them, IMO. They might not realize that they're buying into a stereotype ("OMG mysteeeerious Asians! Their actions are so incomprehensible and crazy because of their seeeecret, sinister ancient knowledge!").
Reply

Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW