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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 1:27PM SpeedLazer said

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"when we some are reporting"?

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 1:35PM (Unverified) said

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@SpeedLazer Standard Massively quality.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 9:57PM DancingCow said

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@SpeedLazer

They also misspelled Bruusgaard.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 1:35PM (Unverified) said

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So how do you get the "cards" for these "decks"? Are they drops? Do you get them as level-up rewards? Do you buy them (with in-game currency or actual $)?

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 1:38PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) You earn XP through questing, crafting, pvp and so forth. When you get enough XP you get points to spend on the skills. So you could say it has a 'soft' levelling system I suppose. But that is where the parallels with the traditional level system ends.

Some skills can be bought for one point, others require higher amounts. There are no upgrades i.e. Fireball I > Fireball II > Fireball II. All 500+ (570 I believe) skills are unique.

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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 9:45PM DancingCow said

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http://kairava.net/library.php?id=15#7

Note that what they're calling decks in this article have always previously been referred to as templates.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 2:42PM Space Cobra said

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Glad they have recommended decks for new players...

..have to see how complete their system is skill-wise to truly use a wide-variety of set-ups and include a way to switch favorite skill sets quickly "on the fly".

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 2:55PM Dunraven said

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I have a strange feeling we are looking at a F2P model with special decks and cosmetic items being purchasable...which would be the absolutely smartest thing they could possibly do.

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 3:14PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven Decks are just 'suggested' templates, that is all. The business model has been confirmed as subscription with a cash shop for cosmetic and convenience items.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 6:40PM Protoavis said

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double dipping....
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 9:54PM DancingCow said

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@(Unverified)

"The business model has been confirmed as subscription with a cash shop for cosmetic and convenience items. "

Sorry, wrong on both counts.

They've talked very freely about the cash shop but keep stressing that they have not confirmed a business model. Yeah, I know....

They have also not said that a cash shop would only contain cosmetic and convenience items. They've said it would "mostly" be cosmetic and convenience items. And it could include crafting materials.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 9:09AM fallwind said

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@DancingCow "They have also not said that a cash shop would only contain cosmetic and convenience items. They've said it would "mostly" be cosmetic and convenience items. And it could include crafting materials."


got a source for that?
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 3:05PM rebelyankee said

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I am so very intrigued by this game. I hope there's a beta period (I could've sworn I signed up for a promised open beta for all signers) where I can play a little. I'm guessing there's a monthly subscription and, so far, I really like what I've seen/heard, but I do want to know I'm going to crave playing this game before I drop my credit card down.

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 3:24PM Braiks said

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@rebelyankee There has been a beta going of for months now, you just haven't been invited.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 6:14PM Sean D said

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@Braiks

Which kind of bothers me considering I was guaranteed a beta slot to TSW as part of my a paid year's subscription to AoC.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 6:16PM Sean D said

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@Sean D

"[...] as part of my [...]" The 'a' is a mistake.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 9:47PM (Unverified) said

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@Sean D
"Which kind of bothers me considering I was guaranteed a beta slot to TSW as part of my a paid year's subscription to AoC."

People who purchased the CE version of the AoC expansion were promised the same thing - but they didn't promise WHEN in beta you'd get a slot. So if they give you a slot a week before CB ends and open begins, then they've still fulfilled their promise, shady as it may be.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 3:20PM juanele said

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Seems pretty similar to Guild Wars in the deck building part of the game.

Posted: Feb 8th 2012 9:02PM Nerves said

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@juanele

In this case, though, you can acquire ALLof the decks, given enough time.
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Posted: Feb 9th 2012 7:57AM rebelyankee said

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Oh. Ergh.
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