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Posted: Jan 25th 2012 4:19PM Ehra said

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Thane buffs, wooooooo!

Speaking of which, why is it that 10 years later Thor's Hammers and Odin's Spears are still the most badass spell effects in any MMO ever (pre graphical nerf, of course)?

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 1:56AM deluxe2000 said

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@Ehra

so true!!!
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 6:39AM eLdritchZ said

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@Ehra that is because the spell animations in DAoC kick butt! I have yet to see a "modern" MMO where the spell effects don't look like crap on a stick... the only other set of spell animations that ever appealed to me was in EverQuest2...
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Posted: Jan 25th 2012 4:39PM pcgneurotic said

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I'm amazed by DAoC's patch numbering system - in real terms, this must be Patch 986,361.02!

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 5:28AM Cyroselle said

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@pcgneurotic Holy cow!
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Posted: Jan 25th 2012 6:15PM Resurge said

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Thane love lol, bout 9 years late, but hey points for effort right? Next they will balance the stealth classes :|

Posted: Jan 25th 2012 10:19PM (Unverified) said

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@Resurge I hear that. It seems every toon I play is an homage to what I wish my Thane could have been. (shakes head at Ele Shaman and Sith Sorc)
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Posted: Jan 25th 2012 7:26PM Zantom said

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Wow this game is still going? Uh, I don't know how the players live with the old graphics and archaic systems. I have tried to go back before and couldn't hang. Best of luck to them!

Posted: Jan 25th 2012 11:51PM Celtar said

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@Zantom


I don't play it but then again I gave almost twenty years to a text based online rpg so I can understand how good, solid, game mechanics can keep players a long time.

Something most of the current crop of games tend to do a rather shoddy job at.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 6:36AM eLdritchZ said

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@Zantom well old graphics and archaic systems don't matter if the game still has the best PvP of any MMO out there ;) Also, at least DAoC had 3 solid graphic engine upgrades over the years... more than you can say for the venerable "industry giant" ;)


on topic: YES! Blademaster buff and Nightshade nerf!!! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO ^^
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Posted: Jan 26th 2012 10:45AM Oyjord said

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I'd pay a lot of money for a DAoC 2. Let's have it already!

Posted: Jan 26th 2012 5:54PM eltahin said

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Apparently DAoC2 existed, albeit briefly, but was canned so Mythic could concentrate on WAR.
'If only......' springs to mind immediately with both titles. *sigh*

Posted: Jan 27th 2012 5:28AM Cyroselle said

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@eltahin Never know, might have a dodged a bullet there!

Just think, if Mythic had instead done DAOC2 and screwed it up royally, that would be it. However DAOC is still alive and well and people are enjoying the heck out of it, meaning that the ground is fertile for a proper sequel, should one ever arrive.
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Posted: Jan 30th 2012 4:25AM (Unverified) said

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Once RvR failure was appareant 1 week into SWTOR, all you saw every 10 seconds was crying out for DAOC 2. I don't understand how such a game is being denied the market when the market wants it. There's so many euros playing freeshards and north americans playing crap games, WE ARE ALL JUST WAITING FOR IT.

Posted: Mar 6th 2012 10:41AM akubura said

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Yeah, it boggles my mind that they are not even attempting DAOC 2. At least Guild Wars 2 is using the formula for their WvW. Hopefully it can hold a candle to DAOC.

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