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Posted: Feb 5th 2012 5:49PM Halfcentaur said

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I wish the animations in this game lived up to the awesome quality of the art design and textures.

Posted: Feb 5th 2012 6:32PM drunkingamebar said

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@Halfcentaur

Yeah I agree, didn't someone from the art team join Blizzard? Some of the newer tiers in WoW have a very distinct Allods look to them. If this game had more color, better animations, mechanics, and less pay to win. I think WoW would be in serious trouble.
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Posted: Feb 6th 2012 6:37AM Cyroselle said

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@drunkingamebar If they get it going, yes, absolutely. The game engine is newer, and it really shows. All of the game textures are very sharp, and crisp around the edges, something that the current graphics engine WoW has simply cannot do. Also Allods plays very smoothly with very few incidents of server lag, and the client is even friendly to lower end systems.

The detractor, visually is that the animations are lacking, even akward in spots and the character creator could use more variety. Of course it still gives you more options than WoW, with the ability to change the scale of your character and much better looking hair and skin shaders, and the models are much, much better looking.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2012 9:09PM Rumbl3 said

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This game crushed me in the beginning days. Was hardcore addicted then Gipat patch came along and over night the game went from overflowing with players to a ghost town. I'm sure it's picked up a bit more sense then but I gave away all my gear and quit period.

Felt gpotato flat out robbed most of us of all the money we had dropped on that game when that patch came.

Sad one of the first f2p games that really sucked me in, and also raped me harder then any other f2p...

Sometimes it's the ones you love that hurt you the most *cries* anus bleeding lol.

Posted: Feb 6th 2012 1:11AM sjet said

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@Rumbl3 neither of you know how Allods is today. you better give it a try instead of complaining about something that happened 2years ago.
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Posted: Feb 6th 2012 6:32AM Cyroselle said

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@sjet (S)he conceded that it may have picked up since then, but is suffering from 'once bit, twice shy'. A lot of people were burned pretty hard by the decisions that Mail.ru made concerning that game.

Perhaps you could give a brief list of reasons why they could give it a try and even enjoy it, rather than simply admonishing them for their critiques.
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Posted: Feb 6th 2012 7:31AM Rumbl3 said

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@sjet ROFL don't get all wounded knee on me. I'm just saying and have every right to say exactly what Cyroselle said Once bit, twice shy.

With the amount of money I dropped on that game it would take a lot to get me to come back. When a company does something like that to it's player base what makes you think they wouldn't do it again?

Maybe they learned from it, or maybe there just waiting under the water for enough people to get in the pool then the terror begins.

Maybe I'll check it out.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:07PM ObjectiveGuy said

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@Rumbl3
As a very old player on Allods Online, I took very badly the Gipat Patch too. However, I think it's important to check who were responsible for this epic failure. The disturbing marketing strategy that came with Gibat was deployed on Russia, Europe and US. gPotato publish the game only on Europe and US, but not Russia. So it's more than likely that the decision was taken by Astrum Nival (The Developers) or Mail.ru ,the company owning Astrum Nival, as Cyroselle said. Even if I was really pissed off at that time and quit the game for months, I followed the news from time to time. It was such a failure that they really corrected their error. And concerning the fact they were too greedy... Well, maybe yes, maybe it's just a "youth mistake".

Now, I've tried again the game, and it's a lot better than before Gipat.
I don't follow you when you say that they stole your money : If you have stopped like me on Gipat Patch, then you have wasted no money (at least if you love the game and want to try it again). No characters was deleted since that time, no equipment deleted as well, rune system improved (no need anymore to fix/unfix runes on new armor pieces. The runes are now fixed on the character itself), and now the game returned to a real "Free 2 Play" state again. You can now play just as if Gipat was an old bad dream. If you spend money during Gipat... Well, that's another story and I could understand your anger.

On my side, i spent a lot before Gipat. I stopped immediately the day the patch came out... and now I spend again, a bit more carrefully yes, but I haven't lost really much in the process.

To conclude about the fact they "might" do this stupid marketing move again, I will say... Very unlikely : After Gipat, players massively quitted the game. It was big punch in their face, and I'm pretty sure they won't even try again. And I will be more confident with them (who tried and saw that it really doesn't work) than another company that hasn't tried yet and can be tempted to do so.

But it's just my opinion.
If you really loved this game as much as I do, you should really try it again.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 1:04AM ThePublicVoice said

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...and then on the first day they bring the servers down at 9pm pst.

Great move to attract new players, gPotato.

The contest seemed pretty cool so I downloaded/patched/logged in and... server down for scheduled maintenance.

Why wasn't I aware of the maintenance? Oh yeah, because I don't play this game so I don't read the forums.

FFS, they couldn't bring the servers down at midnight? Or mention the downtime in the announcement?

This does not bode well for playing this game...

Posted: Apr 3rd 2012 10:14AM SWTOR Guide said

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Well, they game Changed a LOT!... i played and quit long time ago too... but i started to play again 4 months ago, and it hook me again... they are correcting their mistakes... the game still far from perfect but now is worth it... i particullary Love Skirmishes...

and @Cyroselle you are right...
so here's my 5 Resons to Play Allods Online;
http://www.squidoo.com/allods-online-reasons-to-play

Not mine, but i agree with the guy who wrote this :D

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