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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 11:41PM Protoavis said

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The whole lack of info and this announcement kind of make it seem like they haven't met their deadline and F2P won't be launching by the end of october.

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 3:09AM smartstep said

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@Protoavis

Possibly, they are also just spinning up hype dosing small bits of info through sites like this.

Am I only one NOT hyped up? Actually I am bit of tired with all this marketting tricks used by various corporations.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:59AM Yellowdancer said

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@Protoavis

Err...not November yet. The code is there(people were accidently flagged as F2P), the new store items are there. Its just not free yet.

As far as what's in the store...its about 100 cosmetic items(most overpriced) and repair robots. And all the cosmetic items are re-skins of items in the game. 1 DLC pack(Green Lantern). Seems a good deal for a free player.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:32AM Chiren said

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@Protoavis

Totally agree. They announced F2P like what - over a month ago? And now the big news is that they are going to announce the date for the F2P conversion tomorrow? Doesn't seem like they have their act together.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:38AM Furdinand said

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@Protoavis Announcing that it would go F2P "at the end of October" made it seem like they weren't going to be launching by the end of October. I love DCUO, but it is terrible at meeting deadlines.
See also, monthly content updates. Oh wait, you have to log into RIFT to see that.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 11:06AM Masync9 said

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@Chiren

This is par for the course for this dev team. There are many bugs since release that *still* have not been fixed. The social interfaces are still a mess and make it hard to promote any form of community.

DCUO is a nice distraction for some light gaming. Its a great thematic game and the voice work is quite solid. Unfortunately, once you hit level cap of 30, it gets old quickly as there is not much left to do...

If they added more power sets, costume options and some additional content around the F2P event it might be enough to spark some interest.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 12:02AM Protoavis said

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Also with the f2p happening less than a year after release how long does everyone think this game is going to be around?
With MUO developing in a way I find non-appealing (even if I think it's the better IP) I'm questioning if lifetime would even be worth it.....

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 12:38AM real65rcncom said

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@Protoavis

I think DCUO will be around for at least two more years. I'm betting they have a contract with DC that says if they shut the game down early, they owe them a bazillion dollars for "harm" to the IP or something.

There isn't anyway it's shutting down and probably the main reason they are going FTP because the pay model can't last two years.

FTP is easier because they can sell a few subs but mostly, sell costumes which is what most people in DCUO want anyways.

You don't have to worry about a DCU shutdown anytime soon.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 1:16AM The Grand Nagus said

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Unfortunately I keep crashing on the tutorial =/

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 9:41AM Dirame said

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@The Grand Nagus

Try turning the graphics down and vsync.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 3:25AM pcgneurotic said

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I just started playing Vindictus recently, and since everyone says DCUO has such a large beat-em-up element, can anyone comment on how similar the fights are between the two?

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 3:38AM Xirik said

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@pcgneurotic

Very similar rapidly pressing the left mouse button will do your normal combo but if do mousepressx3 then hold it it will do a special attack.

there are lots of combo's like that. you do have a skill bar also with all your supervillian/hero skills like fireballs etc.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 3:43AM Germaximus said

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@pcgneurotic Theyre just both action games with that hack and slash feel although i would say Vindictus has a more hack and slash feel while DCUO has more of a brawler feel. Theyre not that much different but different enough. DCUO has more button combos requires and basically just offers more unnecessary abilities (more to play with) and it has an actual open world to explore.


I was subscribed for a few months when the game first came out, i love the crap out of it. I stopped playing it because i personally blasted through all the content too fast every day.
Great freakin game tho, loads of fun.
I will definitely be playing the F2P version. =)
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 7:48AM Croatoan said

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@Xirik
Do you really use a mouse? Honestly I think the gameplay felt much more natural when using an Xbox controller. I'd say it's even enjoyable! but that's just my opinion :)
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 8:45AM Gamewench said

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@pcgneurotic DCOU has more of an open world than Vindictus. I've only leveled a character to 10 atm ( just started the trial). I find it loads of fun when I want to smash something.
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 6:22PM Xirik said

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@Germaximus

hey germaximus were you in a league called Pandemic? Remember Ignious?
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:28AM HiroProtagonist7 said

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I will be announcing what I intend to announce tomorrow. The announcement date for announcing when what I'm announcing will transpire will be announced shortly thereafter. First we have to have a meeting to decide when the meeting will be. The meeting announcement announcement will coincide with the second announcement. If you're confused, stay tuned, there will be an announcement for when an announcement addressing your confusion will be released as well.

Oh, by the by - all announcements can be read on our cheesy new attempt to catch up in the social networking arena community site. Our old one sucked and was just filled with people mad about the crap we killed off anyways. Sorry we didn't announce that one, but by releasing our community site inside an announcement that only new players would care about, we'll keep it secret from the old players that we don't like anymore. We're sneaky like that.

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:34AM HiroProtagonist7 said

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@HiroProtagonist7
crap - the word 'announcement' has lost meaning for me again. It just sounds like a funny noise. Announcement, I hate it when that happens :(
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Posted: Oct 27th 2011 10:32AM (Unverified) said

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hopefully the clientwill be on psn,and NOT req ps+ :P

Posted: Oct 27th 2011 2:28PM HokieKC said

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Nothing dumber in gaming than an announcement for an announcement.

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