Feb 9th 2011 2:47AM If everyone were to understand that there are two sides to every story, then maybe you can begin to see that the Sith being evil is just propaganda. History is written by the winner and if we were to imagine a Star Wars story where the Sith won, the Jedi might have been portrayed as the suicidal religious fanatics that they are.
No matter how the story is spun, one very clear account is Jedi's attempt to assassinate Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and take control of the Senate. The main motivation being that Palpatine was of a religion that the Jedi hated.
It would be nice if more games were to handle factions like World of Warcraft or Aion where the other side is not automatically a bad guy. The world wide dichotomy of hero or villain should be left to the odd-ball universe of superhero games.
Jan 10th 2011 6:48PM The Secret World had better succeed. I'll commit to playing just for the HP Lovecraft style elements.
Oh how I yearn to take a shotgun to some Deep Ones.
Jan 10th 2011 6:32PM @k3nt0456
F2P is the opiate of the masses.
Jan 10th 2011 6:25PM Nothing will ever kill WoW. LoTRO is actually the most well made fantasy MMO and Turbine is excellent at customer care, but I think we're not flocking over there because of the very limited option to kill other players.
I hate to say it but, after I get my fill of DCUO, I'll be going back to WoW. Many times I hated Blizzard, but some companies, like NCSoft, I came to hate even worse. Every other game offered superior graphics but still lacked some feature I'd grown accustomed to in WoW.
In every other game at least one of the following was not there:
That precise party loot system?
A convenient LFG system?
That one convenient chat feature?
Obviously that's just a few. But my point? My point is:
You bet your booties I'm going to pay whatever they want for me to go back. The offer of F2P is the cake the others promise us. It doesn't take long for us to learn about the cake.
Dec 12th 2010 8:23PM Better at other MMO's!? I always thought Eve was the place over-the-hill MMO players go to retire.
When I first tried Eve I thought it was boring and complicated. Now that my fingers are not so fast on the keyboard as they once were, I find boring and complicated more to my style.
Oct 30th 2010 12:46PM Without server downtime I won't know it's time to go to bed.
Oct 13th 2010 9:58AM That's from a scene in The Secret World trailer. An MMO that's all about creepy. Check out the video at:
Oct 13th 2010 9:48AM The idea of grown ass men with alias accounts on Hello Kitty Online creeps me out.
(Not talking about you, Herb, or guys with kids of their own with.) Actually I did hear about something creepy that got posted on the Hello Kitty forum a while back. I think it raised a stink about web safety issues. Pretty sure there were changes since then. I hope.
Sep 16th 2010 8:45PM My opinion is that a Star Trek online game has to exist simply for the sake of fans like myself. However, I also don't believe there will ever be a truly awesome game based solely on the Star Trek universe. Of course, not being truly awesome does not mean I won't play it every now and then.
I may be wrong, but I think STO would make more money as a F2P. I could easily see myself spending a few bucks every now and then to live out my Star Trek fantasies. That is the only thing I can imagine burrowing from other games that would help STO live long and prosper as a MMO that featuring both character and spaceship combat.
Jul 31st 2010 6:32PM /agree
I think the Aion West franchise will forever after be the shining example of what NOT to do.
NCSoft should contract the west franchise to someone else. Anyone else for heaven's sake. Funcom couldn't do worse with it. It would soar with Turbine (if they actually wanted it). Sony Online may actually try a little harder with it. But the best idea of all:
Let Electronic Arts merge it with Ultima Online and call it UO: Cataclysm of the Eternity Tower of Sosaria.