Mar 21st 2011 7:12PM "I will paint my face with your blooood!"
Mar 1st 2011 7:41PM I can't bash your entire article because you do make some good points. Somewhere along the way these newblets came along and hijacked the meaning of hardcore. Hardcore =/= time investment. Sometimes a large time investment can be a part of being hardcore but it is NOT the sole meaning of the word when it refers to gamers or gaming. IMO hardcore is a state of mind weather that be a hard core attitude towards FFA-corpse looting PvP, progression raiding or chewing up and spitting out quests like they are going out of style. I am hardcore and very proud of it....but you know what....don't tell the new-to-the-scene crowd but I only play MMOs a few hours here and there.
My hardcore is my attitude and playstyle. I play to win, I play to kill, I play to humiliate you and to have cooler stuff than you. I do it in less actual in game time and with over a dozen years of experience (UO 1997 kiddies!). I don't consider you hardcore because you have something that took 12 straight hours to get. I actually consider you a fool because I spent 2 of those hours gaming and 9 of them doing cooler, more meaningful stuff than you.
The elephant in the room is that hardcore (your definition of it, not mine) games exists now. Eve, EQ 1 progression servers, Darkfall, UO (yes Felluca still exists and takes a set of cajones because the easy targets are gone long ago) standard EQ 1...you know what...not that many people are playing them...hell I question if YOU'RE even playing them.
I don't want to get into the MMO vs. Not an MMO debate because I think it's all subjective and kind of pie-in-the-sky anyways. So few of us actually play with anyone outside our guild or friends lists that I wonder how much of an inconvenience it really is to be instanced or lobbied. The wandering around nublets begging gold give you a feel of immersive world maybe?
Feb 15th 2011 4:40PM Brad Garret is in the Terran Republic...COFIRMED!
All kidding aside that looks great. All the screenshots we have been seeing look to be pre rendered, possibly cutscene footage but who knows? If it is in game footage I will be highly concerned that my core I5 760 and 9800 GTX will be able to run it at an FPS-Playable framerate.
Feb 11th 2011 4:55PM Well the classic vehicles are present. At least one of the three original factions are present (all of these seem to be colored for the NC) which makes me think the other two are their as well. I would really like to see some character models,a shot of a tower, a base or even a max unit.
As long as they get rid of BFR's them I will be pretty happy. The game itself, the mechanics, the advancement, the lattice system, the vehicles...all of it was great IMO. They need a new gameplan for the business model though. I think the verdict is in on subscription MMOFPS' (witness the failure of APB, the quick contraction of GA's business model to a GW model, just to name some recent ones.)
Feb 11th 2011 4:44PM This has been a LOT of fun just due to the increased activity in all the different match queues. The wait times have went down considerably with everyone queueing up for this event.
Now...actually "making my mark" might be out of my reach. I can easily get the 50 but the leaders are pushing 400 wins and we are going into a weekend. I have been playing far more than usual and still only managed 45 wins on my main guy. I guess I will have to resort to /city trolling...."hey you! Hey new guy...the jungle comes after the desert!"
Feb 10th 2011 6:55PM Take it from someone who has a pack of them living in the woods behind his house. That, my dear Elliot, is actually a coyote.
Feb 3rd 2011 11:32AM Don't forget Global Agenda for $7.50 U.S. for it's 1 year birthday! Combine it with the 30% off coupon you get for playing the trial to completion and save even more!
Nov 18th 2010 9:17PM I had good times in all the devidian episodes but "What Lies Beneath" and the finale were just off the charts awesome. The environments and the 23rd century Drozana were incredible. I will concede that the "fecth me a drink from Scotty" puzzle was not only weaksauce but also incredibly out of place.
Nov 16th 2010 9:31PM Oh don't misunderstand me now...I love the shiny as much as the next guy. The point I'm talking about though is when the shiny wears off, some of us are still there enjoying "what lies beneath" the shiny (see what I did there STO players? :P ).
In the context of my last comment I meant "shiny" more in terms of when the game was the "latest and greatest" then the negative ninny bloggers start (Yeah I'm looking at you K and G!) and the rest of the intertoobz hops on the hate bandwagon.
Nov 16th 2010 6:47PM The Foundry, Mission Replay and Sector Space revamp are tops on the PLAYER'S list of what they want for this game. A lot of people are talking about what will and what won't work in THEIR OPINION but those of us who actually PLAY sto have been asking for these features and we are thrilled to see them coming.
Not everyone is the typical A.D.D. modern day MMO player...when the "shiny" wears off we are still there. In STO you have hardcore trek fans who have been writing EU novels and fan fiction for decades...now we can realize this stuff in an MMO about the universe we so enjoy. If realizing this happens alongside improved visuals, improved gameplay and extra tech/features then that's just a bonus.