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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 4:37PM Laurs said

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Maybe a bit offtopic, but since when is Mount & Blade an MMO?

Posted: Aug 15th 2011 4:50PM PrimeSynergy said

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@Laurs

Best Online game. It doesn't have to be an MMO. M&B has a mp mode that is apparently pretty good, but I've never tried it myself.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 4:50PM Dril said

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@Laurs

Since when is WoT an MMO?

It's basically CO with tanks and a cash shop.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 4:51PM Dril said

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@Dril

COD*

And, yeah, Mount&Blade Multiplayer is absolutely amazing.

If you want to see what a true medieval/fantasy PvP MMO should look like, go play M&B.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 5:05PM Shardie said

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@Laurs
Well you have to admit the world of Mount and Blade is very massive, and its Multiplayer, quite fun too. And its online. But even though I think its a stretch to call it a proper MMO of the type of Eve, World of Tanks and Runes of Magic. Its more a lobby type game, from my experiences with it
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 4:49PM Verus said

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Anything played by many people online is an mmo. Not many of these are an mmorpg though.

Posted: Aug 15th 2011 4:52PM Dril said

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These awards...are they the ones Massively reported were being sponsored by Wargaming.net, the makers of WoT?

I mean, I'm not saying they were biased, but...

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/08/01/wargaming-net-to-sponsor-european-games-awards/

Posted: Aug 15th 2011 5:31PM Saker said

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@Dril That is what I immediately thought. Bought and paid for.

Got to hand it to these people they took amerikan laissez-faire and have run with it 100% (I certainly don't mean this as a compliment).
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 5:41PM NeverDeath said

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@Saker

If anything I'd say they took it from France. ;)
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 5:45PM SeeNoEvil said

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These guys better spend money on finishing their half-baked game instead of 'buying' awards...






Posted: Aug 15th 2011 6:21PM SKYeXile said

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@SeeNoEvil If WoT is half baked i would like to see the finished product then, because as it stands it shits on every PvP MMO to comeout in the last few years.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 6:49PM (Unverified) said

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@SKYeXile
Agreed and I have a lot more fun with it than I do with Global Agenda.

Tanks needs a few things, but they covered a genre and time period that folks love and are making hand over fist. They also continually give their closed beta testers free stuff since they realize that it was the word of mouth that made the game prosper, not their advertising.
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Posted: Aug 16th 2011 1:37AM Cavadus said

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@SKYeXile

Yeah, no. It's an entertaining little game for sure. I currently have an elited Tiger II and just picked up an E-50 about ten minutes ago.

That being said, the matchmaker is complete bullshit in that packs half of each team full of vehicles which have absolutely nope of even penetrating the sides of the top tier tanks and on top of that many of the Russian tanks are absurdly overpowered as Wargaming is clearly biased.

All you have to do is check out the forums for the recent T30 nerfs. It'll eventually be moved to a tank destroyer and the M110 will replace it. They pre-emptively nerfed the hell out of it with the last patch. Then you have the IS-4 which the devs have admitted is insanely overpowered for a tier 9 but it's not being moved into tier 10 until some time "next year".

And let's not even get into the addition of the Patton and how it uses the older, weaker Pershing hull when it should be using the M47 hull. But hey, the T-54 has a gun it never had, with armor it never had, with an engine it never had, and is recockulously OP as well.

Well, it was OP until the E-50 came along but I'm sure that the E-50 will be promptly nerfed and that WG will find some excuse to buff something or other on the T-54 simultaneously.
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Posted: Aug 17th 2011 10:31AM ApathyCurve said

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@SeeNoEvil

It is indeed a very fun game, even in its "incomplete" state. Most addictive thing I've played since original EQ, in fact.

But haters gonna hate -- and there are a LOT of haters on Massively.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 7:10PM Graill440 said

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Cash shop equals win. Two of my friends play this, they have well over a hundred in each of their various tanks (several hundred bucks?), beside the replacement cost when that happens, the most popular models have doubled in cost making for interesting threads.

One also plays BSG, they have well over 200 dollars into their ship that i know of and do quite well, but this as well as WOT, pay to win, is not a model i choose to follow. Of course these clowns use the same F2P spin to get new folks in so they can get wafflestomped into the dirt or pay out the yingyang to upgrade their tanks and hang with the cash shop buyers.

Posted: Aug 15th 2011 10:32PM SKYeXile said

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@Graill440

besides gold ammo(which is mega expensive) its not really pay to win, one of the preimium tanks is overpowered yes..(the PZ38 (F) ) but all paying really does is allow you to levelup faster. since battles are teired anyway, thats really a nonfactor.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 10:53PM RedWolf said

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@Graill440

You should definitely ask your friends for more details of what they spent their money on. Almost all the paid options in WoT are designed at simplifying the grind. It is not a "pay to win game". The biggest advantage you can gain through cash, premium ammo, has generally negligible benefits (more penetration for tanks, more splash radius for SPGs, NOT more damage).

As for the ONE premium tank which went up in price, the reason for this was that it was (and still is!) TOO popular. They upped the price to try to reduce the number of these flooding into the game, since they never realized how big the demand was.
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Posted: Aug 15th 2011 9:15PM (Unverified) said

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I agree.

Posted: Aug 16th 2011 3:16AM Stormscion said

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looks like more noobs "russian"tanks are overpowered are pouring in from official forums :)
l2p

also wot is not pay 2 win , it has excellent cash shop system that should be learned by othe companies and used in there own games for there own success

is wot mmo? who cares 5 mil people play the game even if it is lobby base and not mmo i am having a lot of fun for over a year ... so play it if you like it , call it what ever you want... its decent online PVP game

Posted: Aug 16th 2011 3:25AM Stormscion said

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also regarding remark that they bought the prize , it is player voted award , generally wargaming puts this competition into game luncher news and asks players to go to vote for wot... players obviously did. So yea wot has pretty dedicated mass of players that are wiling to vote for it

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