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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 5:14PM archipelagos said

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Ziplines!! Vikings versus Mayans!! That is all.

Posted: Mar 20th 2012 6:06PM Fabius Bile said

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@archipelagos
my only gripe, not enough lovecraft
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 5:15PM Heiltdo said

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Bleh, wheres AO's new engine video :/

Posted: Mar 19th 2012 6:05PM Dunraven said

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Yawn

Failcom does it again.

Posted: Mar 19th 2012 6:40PM Lenn said

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@Dunraven You know, substituting one part of a word with "fail" only works if that part sounds like or, even better, rhymes with fail. Just because it has an F doesn't make it fail-worthy.

Allow me:

"Oh man, my handkerchief ripped through right as I sneezed into it. Now my hands are all snotted up. FAILKERCHIEF!"
"Oh man, they keep giving me Sprite when I ask for a Coke. McFAILNALDS!"

I hope you don't fail to see what I mean.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 7:26PM DancingCow said

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@Lenn

It might just have a little bit to do with, you know, their failures.

AO - bad launch. AoC - terrible launch.

Ever looked at a history of their stock prices?
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Posted: Mar 20th 2012 9:13AM MustardCutter said

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@Lenn

Just so you know, 'Failcom' was coined a long time ago (and arguably with good reason) and likely not by this guy.
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Posted: Mar 20th 2012 11:52AM Lenn said

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@MustardCutter That makes it even worse.
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Posted: Mar 21st 2012 12:10PM Calyptic001 said

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@Dunraven Im not sure what is yawn. The fact there making a mmo thats more ground breaking and unlike nothing else or your terrible attempt at a copy and paste troll.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 6:16PM Deliverator said

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Towards the beginning I saw a dodge or 'jump back' where the female Dragon back flipped away from a mob's shot. I'd be interested to know if dodging is available all the time or if it is a skill on cool-down.

Posted: Mar 19th 2012 6:19PM (Unverified) said

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Meh I know this gets me branded as a "prude" (which is not the case) but the intro scene would kinda make me have a hard time connecting with my character, because Its something I would never do, personally. Its totally cool for people that like the girl+girl stuff (This is NOT judging people, its pointing out SELF preferences), as a straight chick, I really am not interested in zee ladies, and find it hard to feel a connection to my character getting... (what appears to be) eaten out by one before even starting to play. I wonder how many guy players would have had a problem watching their character going through initiation rituals with a good old fashioned BJ from another dude? Many of you guys would feel disconnected by it and you know it. Hypocritical standards really bug me.

Ok ok... rant at me, you know you want to. Just to reemphasize, I'm totally cool with people who like the same genders. Seriously awesome all round average people thumbs up stuff.
I just don't really connect with my OWN character, if she's not really sharing my rather exclusive interests in dude parts and not lady bits...because its just alienating for me. *shrug*

Posted: Mar 19th 2012 7:13PM Jef Reahard said

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I'm with you.

That's one reason I'm not drinking the "mmo story" kool-aid. On many levels It's not your character, it's a Funcom (or a BioWare) character.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 7:15PM Neiloch said

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@(Unverified) I agree. I imagine though there will be variations on this though if people prefer. From the sounds of it this was the most 'shocking' of all the intros and they are trying to create buzz, so that is no doubt why they chose this variation.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 7:15PM thead64 said

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@(Unverified) I felt a little alienated as a guy. And MAN it would be awkward to be in that room during that clip.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 8:39PM Cyclone Jack said

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As a guy that plays both male and female characters in various games, that scene just didn't sit well with me either. It seemed forced and out of place, and didn't seem to serve any purpose at all. I don't mind when RPGs have open options to the player as per their character's sexual preference, just as long as the option is left up to the player and not forced upon them. The whole point of an RPG, at least to me, is to create and play the character I want, and not play someone elses character.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 9:04PM (Unverified) said

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@Cyclone Jack

It isn't that out of place: each society has their own way of steering you as the character into a vision of the future (the Tokyon underground starter area)
- the Templar send you talking to a crazy madman who sends you into a vision
- the Illuminati strap you and drug you in order to send you into the vision of the future
- the Dragon make you expand your mind at the moment of bglissful ecstacy in kind of a tantric way and send you thus into the vision of the future.

I thought that it was appropriate for each of the societies, but that's imo.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 9:09PM (Unverified) said

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@Jef Reahard but you've admitted many, many times that you're more a sandbox kinda guy and hate/dislike story in MMORPG's, so any kind of more immersive questing, like here in TSW or Personal Story in GW2 won't just be your thing anyway.

Frankly, if possible I'd vote for you staying away from doing articles about themepark MMO's in all cases, but that's me.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 10:25PM Tizmah said

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@(Unverified) Can they allow a choice for everything? What if my character wouldn't have followed the weird child at all? What if I wanted to pull the diaper down on the asian dude and run away laughing? Kill them all?

I get what your saying though, they should be allowing more choice or reactions for characters to do.
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Posted: Mar 19th 2012 10:36PM Graill440 said

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@Jef Reahard

I havent got the hangups other people have, having been around the world and experiencing alot, that said, the overall video was pretty blah, nothing that would cause me to sub to it.

The only thing i see is this company making a grab for a young, male subset of the world population and hoping what we see in the video keeps them, again, nothing spectacular or even interesting in my eyes.
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Posted: Mar 20th 2012 12:25AM Valdur said

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The character(you) don't have any choice,you can't argue or make decisions,you are a pet,a puppet.All I see in this video are suggestions and not once did she kiss her or do any other thing sexual.

She could be a Magus just judging/smelling the fear or submission of a new recruit.Getting on top of her reflects that we have control,you are ours.
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