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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 3:36PM Stanimir said

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Definetly reused some assets from Khopshef and Kheshetta to be sure.

Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:15PM Lombardus said

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@Stanimir

Most people aren't gonna notice, it's not an issue.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:27PM BigAndShiny said

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@Stanimir
Seems a bit too fantasy for my taste. What we saw of the Savage Coast and London was great, but this just looks like Age of Conan. Would be awesome to include more modern elements. The whole point of TSW imo is that I don't want a 'kill 10 evil spirits' quest.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:56PM fallwind said

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@BigAndShiny

wait, what? there are Jeeps in AoC?? I don't remember seeing many paved roads, factories, or telephone poles either...
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 5:34PM Braiks said

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@BigAndShiny There are many investigation missions etc dude. I think you are overreacting
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Posted: Dec 7th 2011 4:52AM Fixie said

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@Braiks
You have to admit the whole "valley of kings"place looks a little unrealistic without a hot-dog/kebab stand or two and about 20 egyptian salesmen selling genuine artifacts.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 3:37PM djodars said

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I stopped watching at "EA"

Posted: Dec 6th 2011 3:58PM Aika Tears said

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@djodars
Ea just going to be dealing with boxes its all funcom
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:13PM Lombardus said

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@djodars

Hater gonna hate, yo.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 3:48PM kurosenshu said

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Is it just me or does she sound just like the semi naked woman at the beach when you start age of conan. (AOC Horrible VO by the way)

And if secret world is gonna be using the same actors, I fear for this game, well not fear since I ain't playing it unless they remove the cashshop all together. cashshop+sub=robbery wake up gamers don't take that shit. would you go somewhere to eat order your dish let's say a pork ramen, than they bring you the soup but there's no pork, uhm excuse me waiter where's my pork ? oh I'm sorry sir that's an extra you have to buy it at the dessert table. What? so what did I just pay for than? waiter: pork ramen sir. client: so where the f**k is my pork than ? let me get this straight, I pay you full prize for a pork ramen right? but than i gotta buy the pork again from the dessert table (cash shop) ?
What kind of f*ing robbery scheme is this ? who'd be dumb enough to fall for that ? Waiter: you'd be surprised what people put up with these days sir......!!!! Oh so it's normal and accepted ? waiter: yes sir. Client: oh well if everyone is doing it must be ok i guess ? Waiter: hahahha got a new dumb*ss hooked hihihihihihikikkii.

Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:02PM DancingCow said

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@kurosenshu

Yeah. Looks like it might be a decent game but the payment model is Borat-grade indecent. It makes all alternatives look like much better value for money by comparison.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:10PM fallwind said

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@kurosenshu

Subs have been $15 for how long? Try telling your landlord that you are only going to pay your rent as it was a decade ago, or find a place to fill up your car for $1.25/gal.

Prices go up. You can either pay $40 a month and get your 100% of everything sub, or accept that there will be a cash shop in every mmo. I find it funny that Bliz has a cash shop+sub game model and no one bats an eye.

Hows this... you buy every item in the cash shop, get all your silly hats and sparkle ponies for $40 a month, I pay my $15 a month, get only the hats I like, and can still afford to pay my ever increasing rent and put gas in my car (but hey, if you find a station selling gas for $1.25 I would be extremely interested)
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:11PM Lombardus said

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@kurosenshu

.........Went off a little there, we did.

Countless times it has been said, Secret World's cash shop shall be cosmetic items only.

To go with you analogy that won't be the pork, the noodles, nor the liquid of the soup itself but merely the soy sauce you might add to your ramen. (That said, some people like copious amounts of soy sauce)

Looking forward to the game, wishing it the best.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 11:25PM wahahabuh said

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@Lombardus it's not even the soy sauce, more like optional bowls with more fancy designs than the plain white bowl that the pork ramen comes with.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 3:58PM Mikx said

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Does a a cohesive map/world matter to anyone else? I never thought about it until now, but it is highly unlikely this game will (ever) have a full, walkable map of the earth. It will instead have isolated hubs. A hub for each faction, for each zone (this is a desert hub, can jungle and snow be far behind?)

Oh well.

Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:05PM Lucidus said

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@Mikx Depends on how they're designed. Is the hub just a series or linear corridors? Is it designed with enough non-quest/story content to allow exploration beyond the usual route?
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 4:33PM Saker said

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@Mikx I agree, these kinds of designs do not a feeling of a "world" make. Breaks up any feeling of immersion.
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 5:20PM aurickle said

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@Mikx
LMAO I'm sorry, but do you have any idea what you're asking for? A game version of the entire real world? Aside from the number of assets alone that would be required, let's consider this:

Oblivion was 16 square miles.
Vanilla WoW was 80 square miles.
LotRO pre-Mirkwood was 496 square miles. (Although not all of that is accessible.)
Rift is about 25 square miles (prior to the most recent update).

The earth is 57.5 million square miles of land. Even at 1/40th scale it still works out to 36,931 square miles of land.

Yeah... that's going to happen real soon! :p
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 5:40PM Braiks said

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@Mikx Totally realistic expections there. How exactly would you fit Egypt, Seoul, London, New York and other popular areas in horror fiction in a cohesive world?
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Posted: Dec 6th 2011 7:41PM Mikx said

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@aurickle

Yeah, my wording is grossly unrealistic, but I do like to be able to walk from one zone to the next in a game world. You won't be able to do so here. You get on a plane or whatever to travel from london to egypt to korea to nyc. Perversely, it doesn't make it seem like a cohesive world, but instead a collection of zones.
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