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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 11:22AM skaaz said

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Good to see these games getting closer to the tech to allow more players to group together. Will be good for MMO's when the day comes your not limited to your server or group of servers.

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 11:35AM (Unverified) said

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ugh added insult to injury, name changes ouch.

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 11:49AM Apakal said

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@(Unverified)

If you took the time to think of an interesting, original name, this won't be much of a problem.
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 11:52AM Cam L Tow said

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I'm sure the 50 remaing players are thrilled!

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:47PM Furdinand said

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@Cam L Tow The 50,000 trolls that come out of the woodwork whenever DCUO is mentioned must be excited for the chance to make their "do people still play this?" joke. With such biting wit, I'm surprised they don't write for Jay Leno, Carrot Top, Dane Cook, or Carlos Mencia.
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 8:51PM evanset6 said

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@Furdinand You win. See you on the PS3 version if that's where you are. Look for Combustion Kid. Fire DPS.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 2:01PM Cam L Tow said

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@evanset6

Lol, what does he win? A chance to play a crappy, shallow game that 'triple dips' what few players they have left? If you call that winning you two should call Charlie Sheen and ask to buy some tiger blood laced with Adonis DNA.
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 11:55AM Cam L Tow said

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**remaining
EDIT: I spel gud

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 12:02PM BubleFett said

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I don't know if the Megaserver will help much.
SOE is going to have to entice players that left to
come back and resubscribe. I think that the only ones
that still play are the lifetime subscribers.

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 12:40PM chum said

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@BubleFett

Pretty much. I cancelled last month due to the paid dlc announcement and not being able to get group content done. I keep tabs on the forums for any interesting announcements (f2p or reversal on paid dlc) and all I ever see are the same dozen or so lifetime subscribers. I have a hard time believing even they'll be around after the next batch of anticipated games comes out.
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:43PM Furdinand said

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@BubleFett Shorter queues is the enticement. So much of the pve game has been basically unavailable for the last 2 updates due to the low population.
The pvp game has been unavailable almost since the start because people stopped queuing due to the rampant exploits. For a lot of gamers, pvp is the game so for them DCUO was a nonstarter which is a shame. The combat system should lend itself to really exciting and dynamic pvp which would be the player expandable content that makes up for the pve content that takes up relatively little time. You get more people online for longer periods of time, making it more likely that there will be enough people on at any given time to form a raid or alert group.
Introducing Megaservers is the stabilization action need in order to allow the things that grow the game take root. The only way it matters in long run is if they put out raid and other pve content out as fast as players can complete their tier sets and if they ensure that there is an active effort to keep pvp fair (if they banned a single person for cheating, they were really quiet about it).
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 2:43AM TheGreatMachine said

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@BubleFett I re subbed on the announcement. Played last night and came to the sad realization that low population was a symptom of larger problems with the game.
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 12:34PM Godsafk said

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I bought the game in january, and never resubscribed. But my account is still active to this day on ps3. haha

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 12:25AM Avick said

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@Godsafk

Might want to check your account history to make sure it hasn't just been auto renewing all this time...
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:03PM SiML said

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Consolidating the few players they have left and calling them mega-servers is not progress. The way Champions-Online and CoH are improving exponentially with their F2P hybrid model, It is only a matter of time before this folds.

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 4:44PM Faction 3 said

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@SiML

In all honesty, I was the biggest defender and advocate of DCUO when if first went live, especially on the forums. I bought it the day it came out, and even stood by while the "Pistol Glitch" ran wild all over the servers, but at this time, I have to agree with you. 100%.

Its simply too little, too late.

The potential this game had was amazing, and it actually makes me angry SoE let it slip through their fingers like Sand.

Unbelieveable.
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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 6:44PM herculesmrb said

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@Faction 3

Given their track record with SWG... I am not terribly surprised.

I will say though, based off of how many companies have had a REALLY hard time getting excellent, well-established IP's to flourish in the MMO world ... it must be a tough job to find success creating online games.

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Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:04PM Rhazes said

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BETA tested it for a month. The game wasn't ready but they rushed it anyways so i didn't buy.

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:06PM SFGamer69 said

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guarantee...this will go down badly. The phasing tech they plan to use just doesn't scale very well at all, before you start to see the reason that games such as WoW use it sparingly, and even more so since their last release. Them trying to mash up whatever remaining players into 2 large, phased servers is a train wreck in waiting. And, besides that, it truly is a band-aid on a symptom, and not a fix for the problem... people were leaving the game for a myriad of reasons... this isn't going to stop people from continuing to bail on this sinking ship.

Posted: Aug 6th 2011 1:10PM (Unverified) said

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Isn't 'Megaserver' just a fancy way of saying 'server merge'?

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