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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 8:32AM Arkanaloth said

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I think Vindictus would translate to consoles well with it's simple combo mechanics.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 8:43AM Vulcanis said

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I used to play DDO with a 360 controller. It can definitely work. My monk was actually simpler to play with a controller with all the stances, combos and finishing moves mapped out on the face buttons and pots to the d-pad. My level 20 characters all have like 8 or more hot bars though, with spells, gear, potions, clickies, etc. I have no idea how they could ever do that on a console without a keyboard.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 8:51AM PrimeSynergy said

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Vindictus, Maplestory, Global Agenda, and APB. Those are the only ones that immediately come to mind...

I know my PS3 clan would love to dive into APB. As a "non-hardcore omg 1337" clan, we love goofin around and just having fun while still playing very team focused games (as well as the occasional racing, fighting, an rpg game...as well as any other genre really lol). APB is just about perfect for that, but sadly it'll never see the light of day on a console. Oh well...

Posted: Aug 8th 2011 3:03PM (Unverified) said

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@PrimeSynergy

I have been looking for a non-hardcore PS3 clan. If you have room for another member, add me on your friends list please!

PSN: x7earitupx

Thanks!
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 8:54AM (Unverified) said

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dont know why there arent more mmos on there,good opportunity to make money from making keyboards and whatnot.

but otherwise id like to see world of warcraft :P

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 2:36PM Space Cobra said

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I am surprised as well, with all the "let's hook consoles online and charge for any dlc content" I'd thought, by now, having MMOs (or MMO-lites) on consoles would be fairly common.

I understand about the (IMO, silly) set server architectures and all the rules and contract/money obligations, but the way this last gen has embraced online, they haven't really done a good job with games and MMOs in particular. It just underlines that they are more money-grubbing than usual. I am an either/or person. Either take my console offline (and let me use my Game Shark in the privacy of my own game) or push these consoles toward what they are SUPPOSED to be doing: playing games! I don't care one whit about Netflix or similar online content I can get through my computer.

The problem is that since these contracts/dealings are so restrictive, it shoots most of these potential MMO-consoles in the foot before they are "born". Sony's Network has shown more flexibility with such things over XBox Live (and Nintendo, we can all agree, is a non-player). These rules/regs need to loosen up, but I don't see this happening in the immediate future. So, in this regard, beyond your simple tacked on shoot-em-up matches to standard games, I sadly don't see much more innovation to push a greater variety of these types on MMOs onto these consoles connected to the internets.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 6:57PM alinos said

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@Space Cobra

Eh most of the issue lies in the archaic restrictions laid down 6 years ago.

such as that you can't require a HDD to play a game on the 360. Which would mean that when an MMO launched, that's how it would stay. Only those buying DLC of sorts could actually update it

Personally i'd prefer they not bother. I still think DCUO and FFXIV both suffered because they were made for dual platforms and as a result their respective mechanics and UI's had to account for the console
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 10:49PM Space Cobra said

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@alinos

Good point I forgot about HDDs (which are easy/cheap to expand on the PS3).

I am fine with most of the controls, but I also tend to have a keyboard plugged into my console whenever I can. So again, your point applies to my "Either do it all the way or not at all" way of thinking.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 10:30AM (Unverified) said

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Vindictus and APB would work very well due to their action based combat and general casual friendliness.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 5:16PM HereticalPenguin said

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@(Unverified) APB deserves to be on consoles, for sure.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 10:33AM eLdritchZ said

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I don't like consoles so I don't care ;)

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 10:42AM kamikazebubble said

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NONE OF THEM! I don't play games on the consoles, because consoles suck.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 11:01AM Scarecrowe said

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Send the crappy MMOs to the console. At least that's where they already show up!

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 11:08AM Coolit said

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None.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 11:37AM Furdinand said

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As a DCUO player, trust me, you do not want your favorite MMO tied to a console unless you like delayed content and weirdly restrictive UIs..

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 12:08PM (Unverified) said

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I'll take any mmo that doesnt suck. Tired of having to sit in a chair, bein restricted to that space with all the negative postural effects tied to that. It bothered me less when I was younger, but now I would definetly prefer to be able to stand or lounge on a couch while playing like I can with my 360.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 6:59PM alinos said

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You can do that with a PC if you take the effort to set it up.

A PC Doesn't mean stuck in a chair hunched over like everyone seems to think it does
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Posted: Aug 8th 2011 10:19AM Apakal said

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Laptops, wireless keyboards and mice, VGA and HDMI inputs on almost all new televisions... You don't really have any excuses. I play from a recliner almost 90% of the time.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2011 12:39PM Flicktion said

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inb4-- Nevermind the fanboys already showed up. People complain that a controller is too restrictive but that's a load of crap. You could map 24 skills/items with a simple L/Rtrigger+d-pad/face buttons. The only thing you'd need a keyboard for is if you wanted to type. Really the only thing that restricts them is the limited amount of RAM, which leads to heavy instancing.

Honestly the biggest deterent is how vocal PC elitists are. They rage when everything about an mmo (any game really) doesn't go exactly their way, it's just short of pathetic. Honestly I can't wait for a good console mmo to come along so I can get away from that group. Here's hoping Undead Labs can deliver.

Posted: Aug 7th 2011 1:01PM Dril said

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@Flicktion

Of course, that's notwithstanding the fact that:

-you can't mouse move with a controller (and, trust me, mouse moving is lightyears ahead of keyboard-turning.)
-you have far less precision.
-for anything beyond basic soloing and dpsing you can't target exactly what you want quickly enough.
-healing would be a total PITA.
-of those 24 buttons, at least half would be used for functions that you could otherwise do with that infinitely useful cursor.
-and you mentioned it, but not being able to chat in an MMO should be an instant turn-off for anyone considering using a gamepad.

It's not so much the PC Gaming community is particularly elitist. It's just that console gamers tend to demonstrate a lack of understanding and persist with this false view that they're martyrs against the big evil elitists.

But you can run along now and enjoy your subpar control system.
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