Dec 23rd 2011 7:15PM I like the little things, the details, that Funcom builds into their games. It's not uncommon to see something and think 'no other mmo would do that'.
Nov 11th 2011 1:44PM @pcgneurotic
Other than some very vague generalities common with all fantasy MMOs, the game is nothing at all like WoW.
I've re-subbed since it went F2P and have been enjoying myself immensely.
May 27th 2011 8:44AM I try to avoid the community at all costs, whether it be on the official forums or on fans sites such as this one.
Over time, I've discovered that there are very few positive members of any MMO community who are vocal in any forum. The positive people generally play the game and enjoy themselves without the need to comment. They're painfully aware that any time they venture out to express a positive opinion, they'll be piled upon quickly.
Reading all of the negativity and trolling is a sure way to find yourself doubting and second guessing yourself and your enjoyment of any particular game. I find it better to avoid it, form my own opinions, enjoy the game, and move on to greener pastures when the fun subsides.
Kudos to all who remain positive and make suggestions or criticize in a constructive manner. You're certainly the mature minority.
Jan 6th 2011 8:23AM In my opinion, PvE is generally quite boring. When you spend as many hours playing these games as most of us do, the same old PvE routine gets really tedious.
I've played many different games and the PvE doesn't really change very much among developers. Once in a while you'll get a nice little surprise or a neat twist, but it's not really enough to make it a lot of fun.
Dec 17th 2010 2:50PM My wife and I play WAR together now. She's never seen any of the negative comments and opinions people have about the game. She thinks it's a lot of fun and has a blast playing. I agree with her now, seeing it through her eyes.
Funny how the negative vitriol of others can influence our own opinions.
Time to bring Glory to Order!
Dec 7th 2010 8:21AM I haven't played since before Wrath and I'll never go back. It's not my cup of tea anymore.
Good luck to all those who enjoy it. I'm sure there are good times ahead. It's always a great feeling when your favorite game brings something new to the scene.
Apr 27th 2010 8:48AM My low point would be the dawning realization that I was too into WoW and I needed to stop playing because it was in no way enhancing my life. Quitting that shallow monster would be my hight point, but....
My high point was getting married to a beautiful woman and discovering together that she would enjoy playing an MMO. We started playing DDO some during our weekend downtime and have had a blast. All in serious moderation, though.
I agree with Tom. Breaking away from the false reward engine that is WoW is a very liberating experience. Now, games are a minor form of entertainment as opposed to a lifestyle.
May 20th 2009 11:01PM I haven't posted here in months just because of the nerd rage outlined in this article. It would be nice to read an article and then browse insightful, if differing, opinions. Instead, all you really get is a bunch of over-the-top negativity. It's disappointing how people act.
Not only do people want to evangelize against what they don't like, they seem intent on spoiling things for people who are having good time by flaming them down and degrading them.
It wouldn't even be so bad if their flaming vitriol was based on facts or recent experiences. Most of these people, however, are basing their hate on hearsay and outdated information. They simply see a game's name in a title and start lobbing grenades. Most of the time, it's pretty obvious they haven't even read the article. It's sad how small and petty some people can be.
The most astonishing thing I see is how some people feel that, by people liking a certain game, it somehow degrades the game they are playing. It's like they have a religious fanaticism about their game and they feel threatened by anything that may draw even a few followers.
Feb 4th 2009 2:14PM Mark's statement jives with what many said during the first layoff announcement. They're cutting fat from a team that was sized for the launch. If this is the case, it's nothing more than cleaning house. That fact, coupled with the announced changes, leaves me optomistic.
I've seen this type of thing first hand on the job so it makes sense. You always staff heavily pre deployment and pre launch. Once the initial surge has been taken care of, you're over staffed.
This is good troll food, though.
Feb 3rd 2009 11:21AM Aye, true. If you are a fanatic you are indeed addicted to religion.
No offense to regular religious folks as I am one myself. We're talking about fanatics here.