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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:07PM yeppers said

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God's will.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:11PM XGSkippy said

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Not Surprised. when i played for about 3 or 4 hours trying to get a feel for the game i didn't see more than 4 or 5 other people. Granted i am on the West Coast but still i thought the population would be a lot higher due to all the publicity it got.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:11PM KvanCetre said

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I remember reading a few months ago that one of the Massively writers felt this game was one of most promising games at one of the major events this year.... so I decided to check it out.

I only played for about ten minutes before I logged off and never played again. The game simply felt very unfinished.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:19PM Saker said

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@KvanCetre I was in the beta toward the end, and felt it was more alpha. Just was lacking. I likewise didn't play it more then the 1 time, just couldn't feel any compulsion to launch it ever again.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:14PM (Unverified) said

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^^ garbage game and I am amazed that massively continues to promote garbage as quality. Can we get some reviews that are honest??
this game was doomed from conception.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 10:38PM darthades said

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I would have to agree with the mean guy, sorry but the truth is

That game was 99% trash, not even worth mentioning
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 12:18PM Daemodand said

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@(Unverified) Massively did drop the ball on this one. The game had considerable problems and Massively's coverage of it was mostly positive. There's a serious disconnect there.
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Posted: Aug 26th 2011 11:18AM Resurge said

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@Daemodand i love Massively, but i hate to say it, i agree with this. Massively hardly ever produces a negative piece on any game. The worst they will do is make pro/con blog like one person described. Maybe that should be our clue that a game is awful. Just look at how they are presenting Planet War ..that is hardly a decent Facebook game simulation. Seriously, Farmville is more fun. I can say that with perfect humility, and i have never played Farmville. That's how bad it is. But massively makes positive blog after blog about it, as if it is even a MMO.

Bottom line: come here for your fluff and fun articles, and info on new/old gmes - go elsewhere for critical reviews. That's not really the gist around here.

Not that that is necessarily a bad thing, i guess.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:24PM (Unverified) said

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tried playing this a couple of times but it was unplayable on my system....i got like 5 frames per second

my system is kinda worthless but i can play tons of other new games....

just not this one

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:31PM dragonandante said

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That was fast.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 9:50PM nathanb said

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@dragonandante

Yeah, I think it beat the APB shutdown.
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 7:52AM Wispur said

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@nathanb No, APB lasted less than a month. Faxion lasted at least a couple months. Still, extremely tiny life.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 8:44PM Beau Hindman said

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I loved this game, and it made leaps and bounds within a pretty short amount of time. I went from 5-10 FPS in the beta to over 30-40. Also, the experience was being smoothed out and the open character creation was awesome.

Darn...sad to see people lose their jobs.

Beau

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 9:49PM nathanb said

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@Beau Hindman
I liked it as well; I played in Beta, wasn't at all impressed with the animations and graphics were OK, but loved the concept around the PvP. I hope the IP gets picked up.
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 12:10AM Scarecrowe said

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@Beau Hindman
While I do feel bad about people losing their jobs in this (or any) economy, I still stand by my belief that crap is still crap.

I'm glad they increased FPS but if they launched at a time when the client was getting 5 fps (on a system which should be worthy of playing games that get reviewed her), then that game shouldn't be launched. And if it was forced to light, then it should get the quick death it deserves.

And once again, I am sorry for the folks out of work because of multiple bad decisions from their management.
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 12:29AM Beau Hindman said

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@Scarecrowe You seem to forget that the game did a lot of new things. Whether or not you think it was crap doesn't detract from the fact that it was a game developed in record time, and within a certain budget. It was also the first published MMO to use the Hero engine...the one that is going to power SWTOR. I actually met the head of Hero at E3 and he said they were learning a lot from the Faxion launch and experience.

Call it crap all you want, but that adds absolutely zero to the conversation, simply because it deducts all of the players who DID enjoy the game, the things it did that were right, and the fact that it could have been better over time.

Not all games start out perfect. Name me an MMO and I'll show you a game that needs improvements...it's the nature of running a game with thousands of unique players on thousands of unique machines. Don't worry, there will still be plenty of mainstream games coming out that run perfectly well and offer the same gameplay they have for years.

Beau
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 1:30AM (Unverified) said

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@Beau Hindman

Nice job assuming that he 1) plays mainstream MMOs that will offer "the same gameplay they have offered for years" and 2) that somehow makes his opinion invalid. What a hipster. Just because a game is indie, obscure, and did a couple of cool things does not make it a good game, nor worthy of your rabid defense, nor your attack on a reader who, in all honestly, just offered his honest opinion. Classy.
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 5:48AM nathanb said

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Ok Kettle

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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 8:40AM Gaugamela said

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@Beau Hindman

Man chill out ok? What a moronic response.
Ofcourse that it's a pity when games close down but if this shows something is that the bar is raising for MMOs. Players won't play a game that releases without a certain level of polish and that is GOOD.

Why should the players have to endura games that release in such a state that makes the game unplayable in most system.
People loosing their jobs is bad, but if a company is so incompetent that can't even release a game that runs smoothly then there's not much to be done.

And as for "mainstream" MMOs - there's a LOT of MMOs out there with interesting mechanics that have stable populations because they have a competent developer. Good way to sound like a douche.
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 10:28AM darthades said

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Agreed

I am all for promoting innovation, being tolerant at launch with bugs, flaws, etc

But just because a game does some obscure experiments and is using a new game engine does not entitle it to get full coverage if is utter crap
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