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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:04PM CCon99 said

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Didn't Massively say a while back it wouldn't cover this game, since it's not going to be a MMO?

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:36PM Unshra said

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@CCon99 *shrugs* we get news on Torchlight so it only makes sense Neverwinter would also be covered.

Also I have to admit I am impressed, I did not think Cryptic had the talent to pull of the artistic style I see in Neverwinter. Very nice work and my apologies to them for doubting, now to see how the gameplay turns out.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:50PM Anticrawl said

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@CCon99

Probably before BIG Download died and with it any PC game coverage outside of MMOs.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:54PM CCon99 said

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@Unshra

I wasn't the one that made the decision, the site did. They would have to start covering games like Borderlands and Diablo if they started covering co-op games like Neverwinter. This was from the article back from the games announcement:

"What you don't see here was Jack and I discussing that the game was not an MMO, and therefore not a good fit for our site. I said we'd cover it for today, but that would be the last of our big coverage of the title. He understood, and he also understood that we were interested because his company was founded on creating MMOs. It's a very interesting jump.. Usually this all happens the other way around, with an established developer jumping into MMOs.

Anyway, long story short: We covered the game for the announcement day as we had set up an interview with Cryptic in advance. This is the last you'll hear of the game.

~Sera"
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 4:22PM Utakata said

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@CCon99

Then the question now becomes, is this game's status moved back to an MMO now that the devs are under new management?
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 9:36PM JuliusSeizure said

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@CCon99

Since the time of that quote, Massively has broadened their portfolio to start covering games that are -near- MMOs as well, if only in brief. See the Not So Massively column for reference.
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Posted: Jun 8th 2011 8:25AM (Unverified) said

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@CCon99 I think you people need to relax about what an "MMO" is. If you read the letters correctly you will understand that it is a really broad term. So think of that before throwing out: "this is not an MMO".
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:07PM Valentina said

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So it's a online RPG, not an MMO...I still don't quite understand what that means.

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:43PM Ardan said

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@Valentina
I think that means that there will be some online aspects of the game, but not enough to call it a MMO. Maybe it'll have co-op or something similar.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 4:12PM paterah said

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@Ardan I think the game will be fully online.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 5:21PM Caerus said

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@Valentina Think Guild Wars. It's covered here extensively but it isn't an MMO - from the GW wikipedia page:

"Although often defined as an MMORPG the developers define it as a CORPG due to notable differences from the MMORPG genre."
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 6:38PM Fabius Bile said

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@Caerus more like Diablo or StarCraft on B-net.

GW *could* still be considered MMO if you are willing to stretch the term a fair bit, but no amount of stretching would make D or SC pass as MMOs under any circumstance...
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 7:34PM Saerain said

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@Valentina Cryptic has always been calling it a co-op RPG. Is it so hard to imagine a multiplayer RPG that isn't an overcrowded grinding platform?
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:14PM pcgneurotic said

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I'm really excited for this. I love D&D; I've been a PnPer for 30 years, and DDO is one of my Top 3 mmorpgs. Plus - controversial, I know - but I do also really like Cryptic. STO and Champs are awesome games, so really, imho, this could be pure alchemy!

I'm also interested in peoples' reactions to this - to see how the D&D Love is balanced with the Cryptic Hate!

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 4:03PM ApathyCurve said

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@pcgneurotic

I agree. I've never quite understood all the hate for Cryptic, and I'm hoping they can do good things with the NWN franchise.

I played the first game until my fingers bled, obsessively seeking out the best fan-created modules. But NWN2 left me cold. It was too radical of a departure from the original, (I'm old and conservative; get off my lawn), so I'm keeping my fingers crossed they'll go back more in the direction of the original game.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 9:39PM ActiveNick said

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@pcgneurotic Cryptic fan here too. I love STO and as a former PnP AD&D player, the Forgotten Realms were my home away from home in high school. Count me in as a future Neverwinter player.
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Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:15PM Tom in VA said

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Well, I'm glad they are covering it. It's just like Guild Wars and DDO, which are also CORPGs, so I say keep the coverage coming. This is encouraging news. :)

I hope Cryptic does a good job with this game. Forget CO. Forget STO. Neverwinter is the only game on Cryptic's plate that really interests me. From what I have heard, it feels like the truest successor to the CORPG Guild Wars 1 of any game out there.

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:15PM Viiral said

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Interesting

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:15PM Space Cobra said

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The definition is so philosophical nowadays...

...or given to such P.R. spin!

Masses of people in a lobby waiting for a 4-man instance being "Multi-Player Massive Online" can work as a definition here. I mean, we are all in a chat-room lobby, right?

;P

Posted: Jun 7th 2011 3:17PM Space Cobra said

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@Space Cobra

I'll probably be checking this out, even though I don't like the 4th Edition rules.
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