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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:18PM Daeths said

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When will games workshop give their IPs to a company that can actually do something with them? Such a waste. I was really excited when i first heard about it.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:18PM SnarlingWolf said

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So when wil game companies start handling the finances/business side of things better. How many MMOs keep getting canned before even hitting alpha? How many others shut down within a year because the company had ridiculous expectations on returns and realized they couldn't pay off the debts?

Let's get some more companies who understand how to balance the budget and make a decent game at the same time.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:32PM Buhallin said

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@SnarlingWolf Developing software is expensive. Developing software as large as an MMO is really expensive. Developing software as large as an MMO that will meet the complete reality-defying expectations of the insane player base is really, REALLY hard.

The surprise isn't that so many games company can't make the numbers work - it's that some of them actually do.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:20PM Borick said

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Such a shame. Is the Warhammer brand cursed or something? Blood Bowl was the last game in that setting that I enjoyed.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 5:42PM mysecretid said

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@Borick

I had the same thought, "Is the Warhammer brand cursed when it comes to computer gaming?"

The last WH game I really liked, /and/ thought was really well made, was the first Dawn of War strategy-game series. Dawn of War 2 is prettier, but it doesn't feel as deep or as strategic -- at least not to me.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:21PM (Unverified) said

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sad ;( was rly up for the ip ;(

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:24PM Vancha said

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The loss of jobs is tragic, but the MMO clearly wasn't heading in a good direction for 40k.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:26PM Maximum Proxy said

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Is this basically going to end up like a more RPG centric Space Marine?

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:33PM Allegos said

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On the one hand, the loss of jobs is terrible and my heart goes out for the former staff members who have to find new employment.

On the other, this 40K game just became interesting to me for the first time. I wasn't interested in another Warhammer MMO, but I'll gladly try a single player RPG set in the 40K universe.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:34PM (Unverified) said

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@Allegos

Did you try Space Marine? I enjoyed that one.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:53PM real65rcncom said

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@(Unverified) yeah, but most people didn't. It was one dimensional, slow paced and not worth $60 or w/e they charged.

Only WAR fans got creamy over it unfortunately but in overall terms, it was a pretty dull game and the sales reflected it.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 4:00PM mrantimatter said

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@real65rcncom
So basically it was the same as Gears then, right? Not like the genre has much in the way of depth anyways.

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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 4:38PM real65rcncom said

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@mrantimatter
Space marine was OK, but it wasn't anything to get excited over and certainly not something people should be saying a sequel is in order for.

It's not Mass Effect series anything excellent because you cannot follow just one storyline in any Warhammer game and have it continue. It's always going to be different and not represented well enough.

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Posted: Apr 1st 2012 7:18PM (Unverified) said

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@Allegos
Same here. Once I heard about them raping the lore with their 2-faction Empire-and-Eldar-are-butt-buddies nonsense I was totally turned off to this. Now that they're making it single-player maybe we'll get something decent.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:33PM (Unverified) said

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Oh this is terrible news all around. Sorry to hear of the job losses. But Warhammer 40K is such an awesome story / lore.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:36PM Dunraven said

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I'm just devastated over this....I was so looking forward to it; also I feel really sad for those who lost their situation.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:50PM Amlin said

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Damn, maybe someday we'll get a decent Warhammer mmo.

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 3:56PM (Unverified) said

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Well, there goes thousands upon thousands of potential customers - thanks idiot higher-ups that know nothing lol.

The ONLY good thing that could come of this is the game being released THIS YEAR, since noone really cares about a game coming in 2014 - thats just too far away.

I have no clue how they will make a single player game out of a game that already has multiple classes, tons of zones and content and more, all done already. Hell, half the mmorpgs we have today have been released with less! Oh well...

I'm just happy that WOW, AOC, FE, G+H, RIFT and others have already been released.

The SAD truth, is that if WAR was promoted correctly and got the players it needed to PLAY CORRECTLY, then Games Workshop would have more funds to throw in with THq to finish this game. I do think Space Marines is one of the most epic games EVER created - so maybe Dark Milennium will be even better? Who knows! I just wish that developers like artists, designers,. writers, animators and such MADE THE DECISIONS for mmorpgs, instead of the higherups that DO NOTHING except micromanage and make horrible decisions. (looking at you Smedley)

Posted: Mar 29th 2012 4:26PM real65rcncom said

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@(Unverified) GW wasn't putting any money into this, lol. They had enough (or learned) from dealing with Mythic and Warhammer Online.

Why mention Smedley in this? He doesn't work for THQ. That has nothing to do with this abortion.

GW got in bed with a company that was losing money LONG before this game was announced and if they had did their homework, they would have seen THQ selling pieces of their company off years ago.

Do not blame this on "Smedley types". This is GW lending it's IP to a company that was already heading south.
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Posted: Mar 29th 2012 4:00PM Azules said

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My soul hurts.

Also saw it coming.

Still hurts.

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