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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 2:57PM oddshrub said

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If you look at MAC which is an excellent, and successful, "MMO fps" ps3 exclusive I think you're looking at the kind of playerbase CCP can expect.

So if CCP expects DUST 514 to sell millions of copies they're going to fail for sure. But that's something anyone on the INTERNETs could for see.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 2:57PM Irem said

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Wow, he's a real Prince Charming, ain't he? ಠ_ಠ

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:04PM Demeter said

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I don't respect Derek Smart enough to really read his comments....

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:06PM Greyhame said

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Well, he's certainly got an opinion.

As for whether DUST514 will fail or not, I'm going to go with not but I also don't think it's going to have the success CPP said they expect it to in a previous article here.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:17PM Lenn said

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@Greyhame "Well, he's certainly got an opinion."

Are you sure it's not just Tourette's?
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:26PM Jergis said

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@Lenn From the way he reacts to people, i honestly thought he had Asperger Syndrome there for a bit. I obviously don't know, but the thought crossed my mind.

Jergis
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:13PM Russell Clarke said

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I've always respected the scale and breadth of what he has tried to do in his games. I've just always been disappointed by the execution. If this new one can deliver half of what it claims, it might be worth a visit.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:21PM Macabre 13 said

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Oh, game industry... how guys like Derek Smart and Bill Roper can still be employed/funded in anything even remotely related to the leadership and/or management of game development is positively unfathomable...

It's your money to burn, I suppose. Must be nice. Have fun with that.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:27PM fallwind said

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@Macabre 13

he went "indi"... which generally means either "no one thought my idea was profitable" or "no one would hire me".
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:37PM Macabre 13 said

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@fallwind

"indi" still generally requires investors. You still have to sell yourself and/or your idea to get the funds to operate.

I guess the suits with fat bank accounts couldn't be bothered to do a little homework on their prospect ventures...
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:23PM Arkanaloth said

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Headline: "Random nobody has unfounded opinion."

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 4:25PM pid said

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@Arkanaloth Headline: Smart guy has opinion. But it's totally wrong. So he's not smart. Wife says, he's not much of guy either. So. New headline: "Just nobody".
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Posted: Mar 4th 2012 1:10AM StClair said

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@Arkanaloth
That's "Famous troll", not random nobody.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:27PM kahnbloodbane said

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uhm no, I just don't follow too much who is behind the games... who's that guy?

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:36PM Lenn said

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@kahnbloodbane He is the visionary behind such gems as Alganon. Well, after he took over and fired the guy who was the real visionary behind it.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 3:36PM Bobby50 said

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That looser still around? Now going with the name DR. Dont forget what he did on Alagon. I wouldn`t trust him. He couldnt even provide a propper company address for Quest online. Gave a address of some house with a for-sale sign. Dont patronize him by giving him more fuel to run on in the MMO industry, just let him crawl away. As far as the other projects he is working on, I` ll make sure to avoid them.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 4:09PM Lenn said

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@Bobby50 "Now going with the name DR"

He claims to have a PhD. Others who have looked into that claim he's a bit of a fraud.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 4:23PM pid said

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@Lenn He has a PhD. In BS all over the Internet since the '90s.
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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 4:12PM ir0nw0lf said

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Anything that comes out of this guys mouth is usually full of fail. Dr. FailMeister needs to be his name.

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 4:21PM pid said

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> He doesn't stop there, though, and he goes on to say that folks who
> call EVE a space combat game "need to be taken out back and shot."

A man who totally destroys a vending machine for no reason and says things like these should be taken into custody because he's a raging mad man on the verge of going amok/postal.

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