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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 11:28AM Leandra said

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Ooh... color me intrigued! Some of the footage looks very "generic fantasy", but the promise of steampunk goodness will be enough to lure me in to at least try it whenever its released.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 11:28AM Grumms said

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"Black Gold will pit two rival factions against one another in a struggle for control of a world...."

Come on guys. Why can't games have more than TWO factions :(

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 11:51AM Jef Reahard said

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@Grumms

Well, don't get discouraged yet. I have seen other reports on the game that listed it as three-faction (and there isn't much official info out there yet to confirm). So, it's possible that the two-faction thing is an error.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:03PM (Unverified) said

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@Grumms

Wow. One single-sentence description, and the complaints have already begun.

~V
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:14PM Amlin said

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@Jef Reahard I hope so, the whole 2 faction thing is so 2005.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 1:06PM Saker said

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@Grumms Agree! 2 isn't enough.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 7:25PM Space Cobra said

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@Jef Reahard

Let's hope it gets 3-factions, but judging from this clip and the usual tropes, there are no clues to a third faction. Just like Atlus' own Steampunk MMO (that got cancelled), you got "Nature vs. Technology" thing going.

So they either need to make the third side a balance of the two (one that accepts both) or something other; a third power like Undead or Cosmic Magic that chafes and doesn't like both sides. Probably best with non-humans for player races, too.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:02PM Braiks said

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Looks pretty interesting, I'm looking forward to hear more about the PvP.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:05PM EzEXE said

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this have the exact same exposition as ARGO online?

It certainly looks the better of it, at least in my opinion. I'm a sucker for steampunk, so I guess I'll keep up with the game.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 6:13PM (Unverified) said

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@EzEXE
Nature vs Technology is not a new thing.
Not by a long shot.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:07PM (Unverified) said

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I just don't trust $nail Games. They've burned me in the past, and I was sorely disappointed with how they run things. Censoring the unhappy players in the forums, ignoring balance issues, not fixing obvious bugs, and the greed for wringing every last penny out of players is just too much.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:17PM edgecrusherO0 said

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Other than the concept art...how is this a steampunk game? It's like Argo Online...that wasn't steampunk at all. I'm still waiting for a REAL steampunk game to come out. Tossing in a few cogs and gears and a guy dressed in Victorian England style every now and again doesn't make your game steampunk.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 1:58PM Softserve said

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@edgecrusherO0 I guess it at least has steam powered mechs? :)
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 4:13PM Facial Tentacles said

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Pass. I'm tired of seeing firearms in games be neutered simply to allow for a military conflict between two populations with vastly different tech levels.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 4:29PM Vandal said

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The mass PvP looks intriguing if they actually have player controlled siege machines/creatures. Somewhat entertaining art style.

Need more details on the actual game mechanics of course, but for a first glimpse it's interesting.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 5:50PM (Unverified) said

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"Steampunk MMO"

At first, I was all: :D

"If that name doesn't ring a bell, consider that the firm is behind the upcoming.... free-to-play martial arts MMO."

Then I was all :|

Another crappy generic Asian grinder MMO, and, to boot, it looks like a couple of the mobs in the game were lifted straight from the Iron Kingdoms setting.

On that note, someone get to work on an Iron Kingdoms/Warmachine MMO, stat!

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 7:30PM Joshua Przygocki said

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@(Unverified) There is a Warmachine video game in the works, but it's not going to be an MMO as far as I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHG6BhqZY74
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 6:58PM (Unverified) said

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@Joshua Przygocki Yeah, I am really looking forward to it. It's not an MMO, though. :(
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 6:45PM Graill440 said

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Someone couldnt finish the other three team concept and now drags a stored shelf item of the dusty alcove and instead of a purple rabbit eared girl we get a red haired halter top girl?

You just have to wonder what goes through the minds of a company that siezes an opportunity..........

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 7:20PM Space Cobra said

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Art-style looks a bit too "RIFT".

Hope they tweak it up some or make it stand out so that one can identify the game at-a-glance. It's still Alpha, but release seems to be coming soon.

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