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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 2:06PM Space Cobra said

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@ssjiu

Peddle your shoes elsewhere, yon spam-bot of a foreign nation!

Away with thee and thine shoes and other domestic products of dubious origin!
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:13AM Joaquin Crowe said

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The focus on stock price is usually not good news for players, as the company is more committed to shareholder value over customer value.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:51AM (Unverified) said

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@Joaquin Crowe I agree completely.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 1:19PM infrared said

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@Joaquin Crowe
1) All publicly traded companies care about their stock price. End of story.

2) This was some financial analyst making a prediction, not some Funcom exec or dev claiming TSW would double the stock price.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:14AM wufiavelli said

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this game is up against GW2 it seems. Sucky timing for a game which seems like it could hold its own against any other game.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 12:19PM Braiks said

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@wufiavelli If the game is good then it will do good. If not then it won't.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 12:21PM Irem said

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@wufiavelli
They look like they're going to provide such wildly different experiences that I imagine anyone who isn't already much more interested in one over the other is likely to play both.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 1:15PM (Unverified) said

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@wufiavelli
Its too bad that they need to shove it out the door and start making profits asap. It could probably really benefit from extra polish and brew time.
Sitting on the back burner till the Guild War wave passes, is not a bad strategy, IMO. Give those GW2 players 3 months after release (enough time for the first wave of players to hit cap and burn out or to get annoyed that it somehow didn't live up to whatever they wanted). Add an extra months for recovery time (so those players start craving an MMO again) and then launch.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:16AM EvilCartographer said

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A picture of (robot?) dinosaurs surrounding a dump truck is enough to get me interested in this game.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:21AM yeppers said

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@EvilCartographer

Yeah but is that one dino wearing a t-shirt? That's weird...

PS: I think every speculation like this in 2012 & 2013 should be titled,

"[Developer/Publisher] stock price could 'double or triple' depending on success of Guild Wars 2."
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:29AM EvilCartographer said

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@yeppers
You say that like a t-shirt-wearing (robot?) dinosaur is somehow less awesome than a t-shirtless (robot?) dinosaur.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:22AM jakofascalon said

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@wufiavelli

All game studios are competing with one another these days. That's why there are so many WoW clones, i.e. Rift.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:49AM wufiavelli said

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@jakofascalon

Yes but there is a difference between competing with rift and competing with GW2.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:23AM Snowblind said

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Guild Wars 2 is going to be a huge obstacle for this game, as is Diablo 3, assuming it's ever released, which may not be an MMO but is still going to create a vacuum of sales around itself.

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:24AM Triskelion said

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Okay, I'm going to honest - I have no idea what to make of this game? Is it sci-fi? Medieval? I've watched the videos and in some cases I see zombies and demons, then in other screenshots it looks like APB with players dressed as civilians and running around looking like something out of the Matrix MMO.

What are you??????????????

Posted: Mar 7th 2012 12:01PM Primal Zed said

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@Triskelion It's a contemporary fantasy.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 12:12PM Triskelion said

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@Primal Zed Very good, that does sum it up nicely, thank you.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 12:52PM (Unverified) said

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@Triskelion First and foremost it's a Funcom game, which means you don't buy it at launch unless you like being burned. If you find the setting intriguing, you wait a while before making a purchase. Do not let Funcom's hype or marketing fool you, they always try and sell you a product that is half-baked. Save your money and wait at least a month, or to be safer, at least 3-6 months before buying.
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 2:32PM Marz said

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@Triskelion

I think part of what makes this game interesting is that it isn't a fantasy game with Elves and Ogres, it isn't a sci-fi game with pew pew lasers and space ships nor is it a shooter.

It isn't a "Role" game where you pick your class and then level it up and if you want to play a different "Role" you have to create a new character from lvl 1.

This is why I like what I see from this game... But, In the past, games that are too different have a tendency to fail. (Tabula Rasa)
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Posted: Mar 7th 2012 11:28AM Ceridith said

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Speculation is speculative.

The stock price could also plummet and become delisted if the game does poorly.

In other news, water is wet.

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