Nov 30th 2008 12:16PM I have to wonder if the company who is backing them is Xische. In the CSS file, the author is listed as Xische. When I looked it up, I found that Xische is from Dubai.
Looks like they do digital communications, advertising, branding, serious site creation, etc.
I wonder what they'd want with a guild?
Nov 18th 2008 1:52PM I think some raid content should be accessible to
The people who cleared the content were the cream of the crop of min-maxers and experienced raiders. What they didn't tell you was just how long they spent in beta practicing to clear it so fast. They've been through the content multiple times already in beta and honed their strategies. They had Sunwell gear, which wasn't all that short of the gear we're expected to have when we start raids at level 80.
It's not going to be super easy. We'll still have to work on it, like they did in for those months in beta.
Maybe a little of the raiding content is like training wheels, but we had issues in BC with newer players because there were no training wheels. We had UBRS back in vanilla WoW and could run people through there to get them used to being in larger groups, using addons, following a kill call, and general raid protocol, all in an easy and fun environment. I think that we should have at least one easy raid instance for this purpose. There are a lot of people who have never raided who aren't bad players, just new, and it's just not feasible to drop them into the middle of a difficult raid because it hurts the rest of the group. That happened with Karazhan pretty often.
I think that we need to wait for more reports before passing judgment on the content difficulty.
Jul 26th 2008 10:33PM Oh for goodness' sake!
The author needs to get his facts straight. It's not a monster-taming MMO. It's a sci-fi/fantasy MMO. Just because each character has the ability to pick a little pet like a puppy or a piglet doesn't mean it's a Pokemon redux.
Get your facts straight, please.
Jul 16th 2008 6:02PM They're looking to have a few free elements to the game, but for most
of the content, you'll need to have a subscription. They're looking
at the $5-$10/month range at the moment, from the early information
Under Twin Skies is a fansite where you can get more info. Adam &
Donna are stopping by to answer fan's questions, too! :)
Jul 16th 2008 6:01PM My mistake. I didn't properly format my message above. The URL is
Jul 16th 2008 5:56PM Very exciting!
I should also mention the first Twin Skies fansite, Under Twin Skies.
Adam & Donna did a great job with their first game and I have high expectations for this one. I really like their ideas for expanding what an MMO can be. :D