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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 7:37AM Xo1o said

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I like George RR Martin, I like Game of Thrones, but this will fail... Gamers have enough fantasy-medieval mmos to choose from

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:58AM Vgk said

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@Xo1o Not at all, this game will fail because it's a bigpoint "MMO"
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 11:26AM EndDream said

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@Vgk The winner is Vgk!
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 12:09PM SnarlingWolf said

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@Vgk

Bigpoint: where major IPs go to die in a horrid nickle and dimed way.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 2:57PM Unshra said

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@Vgk This, Bigpoint is honestly one company I would not be sad to see tank, they are as low and dirty as they come.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 6:06PM Kaoss said

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@Xo1o Needs more bloom
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 8:15AM Grumms said

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Amazing series but personally don't really see this becoming very entertaining unless it has some really cool features.

I hope it isn't just a standard themepark.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 8:18AM Panicbutton said

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Not the developer I would have chosen for this IP.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 8:34AM Tom in VA said

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It seems strange to base an MMO on a series that starts great (1st three novels) but becomes really stale, disorganized, and overblown, imo (novels 4 and 5). Moreover, at the author's current rate of book writing (one novel every 4-5 years), this is also a series that may never be completed. I'm kind of half hoping Brandon Sanderson (or some other author) can step in and save this runaway train the way he brought Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time back from the brink.

I'll watch the AGOT TV series for as long as it runs, but I won't be buying any more of the books (until the whole series is complete, anyway) and, frankly, Bigpoint's involvement in this MMO is the nail in the coffin for me.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:46AM Gaugamela said

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@Tom in VA

The fifth book is actually a LOT better than the fourth. That one was god-awful but even Martin admitted that he screwed up with that one and the fifth book took so long to come out because he had lots of problems building up the plot after spreading many characters across the world (he famously called that pro.
The way he tied things up in the end of the fifth book was actually very well done and will allow for a good sixth book.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:49AM Aodhkin said

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@Tom in VA

I understand that your whole post is your opinion of the books and of the wheel of time.
But you need to get the facts strait,Brandon Sanderson didn't come in and save wheel of time from the brink, in fact it is known that Robert Jordan knew he wouldn't get it finished.
So he prepared notes and such so the book could be finished the way he wanted it to be.

Sanderson is a good author,but he knew he needed to keep the wheel of time feeling like Jordan's wheel of time,which i believe he did.

Now the game of thrones is a whole different story,i see it being just unique to martin and i couldn't see anyone being able to finish it for him.

But anyhow back to the post it self,this game i just cant see having the scale and scope which is believe is needed for game of thrones in a mmo.
Its odd to me that a game company like this got it.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 10:07AM Dril said

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@Tom in VA

On the one hand, I might agree with you.

On the other, I could say that all of the ASoIaF books are great to read because they manage to make a great stab at having a proper expanded universe that *works* whilst also telling multiple stories that, taken on their own, are fairly mundane, but together really work. I suppose if you just want "and Jaime learned to use his left hand after all and once more entered the battlefield and murdered all who opposed him" it might become a drag, but I actually appreciate an author who takes the time to build up a story rather than assume I'm some moronic gnat with half a brain who can only stomach a single chapter of non-action before going off to buy the bestseller on the Kindle store and forgetting bout ASoIaF.

If you want to see an actual boring read, get Great Expectations.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 10:37AM (Unverified) said

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@Tom in VA I actually agree with you. The first three books were great, and I was hooked. The fourth book was good, but I was disappointed he had to split it into Feast of Crows and Dance of Dragons. I was so excited when Dance of Dragons came out. Finally! The series is coming to a critical point that the other four books were leading up too. Finally, this book must have what I want because of the title. I have been waiting for this. Only I was very disappointed. It didn't come to a critical point, it was simply a 5th book leading to a critical point.

Also, I have three dogs locked in my basement. They are the fastest, strongest dogs, that ever lived. If I compete with them, they will win me back my family's title as the best breeder. Only, I'm kinda afraid of them, and I'd rather play politics, because I don't feel they are worth my time. So instead I'll leave them locked in my basement until the die, or do something horrible, because I really can't be bothered with them.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 4:06PM Daeths said

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@Dril I loved Great Expectations, I just dont understand how every one hates it so much
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 8:35AM Vegetta said

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Game of Thrones was a pretty horrible book _ I honestly cannot see why so many people like it so much.


Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:11AM Vorender said

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How the hell did Bigpoint get their grubby little hands on this?

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:20AM Malagarr said

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OK...but only if there's permadeath. Otherwise, how the hell do you call it a Game of Thrones MMO?

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 3:40PM Apakal said

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@Malagarr

Death isn't always permanent in the books.
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Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:22AM Malagarr said

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As for those complaining about the books being too hard to read or follow, well, sorry you feel that way. I loved 'em.

Posted: Feb 29th 2012 9:34AM Dumac said

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Oh wow I have completely blocked this out from my memory. Thanks for reminding me (not really).

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