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Dec 10th 2011 1:06PM @(Unverified)
the game is out now.
they launched like gmail launched. beta invite. then the people with beta invites get a couple invites to pass out, and so on and so forth.
games been live for a few months now.
Nov 30th 2011 2:36PM if this is the best they could do with a 30 second ish trailer. then im afraid of the game.
lets look at the trailer.
terribad voice overs.
slapped together direction.
just think about whats happening with the game.
once upon a time, right around COH's launch. i was actually quite the jack emerett fanboy. every interview really made me feel like he knew what he was doing.
but now i realize hes more like paul ws anderson than he is chris nolan. he talks a good game, but the results are almost always mediocre
Nov 23rd 2011 3:18AM after ao he was working on midgard. which sadly funcom shelved after a couple years of development. think wow, in a norse setting for fantasy.
Nov 22nd 2011 7:56AM @jimr9999us
everything ragnar has ever done at funcom has only been polished.
he wrote all the lore for anarchy online. which was deep, complete. and immensely entertaining. in many peoples opinion, the best part of rubi-ka.
the longest journey and dreamfall were also both extremely polished at launch (although not mmo's, they were still very bug free games that won tons of awards).
i think ragnar has earned the benefit of the doubt via years of hard work over there at funcom.
so its safe to say, because of him, its going to rock.
Nov 14th 2011 5:03AM A lot of comments about how wow is losing numbers.
ok, yeah sure theyre losing players.
but theyre still in the double digit millions when it comes to subscribers. thats still about 9 million more than the next pay to play competitor in the mmo market.
when you consider the biggest number blizzard ever hoped to have was 1 million within 3 years. i think they arent worried about the losses even for a minute.
theyre still ahead of everyone else in the mmo market by a mile.
metiphorically, if the mmo market were mixed martial arts. wow would be alastair overeem, and the next closest competitor would be kimbo slice.
Oct 20th 2011 11:02PM @yeppers
Well, every game I've ever worked on, sound was one of the last things tong in.
You can do main development with placeholder sounds. Most teams do
Oct 20th 2011 3:42PM id like to point out that sound is generally the last thing to go in during a development cycle.
so in all likelyhood the game is now feature complete and ready for beta testing for the most part.
Oct 3rd 2011 5:21PM mark jacobs said the same thing at one point in time didnt he?
Oct 1st 2011 4:12PM EA should have had them working on this in the first place rather than the Star Wars MMO.
That might sound crazy but think about it for a second.
Yes, SWTOR will make them some good money. But the Star Wars license is historically insanely expensive. They very well could be straight splitting the profit with Lucasarts.
Mass Effect is something EA owns completely. So they would keep all the profits.
Also, There is a lot of work that goes into the approval process for whats "ok" in the Star Wars universe and what isn't. Again, this is something EA wouldnt have to worry about with Mass Effect. The team can do whatever they want since they completely own the property.
It shouldnt be something they're considering, it should be something they are a year into development on already, at least...
Aug 17th 2011 2:08AM @Deadalon
let me remind you that the fault for both of those problems lies squarely on Gaute Godager's shoulders as he was game director for both games launches.
He quit Funcom years ago and left the game industry altogether.
TSW's development is run by Ragnar Tornquist. The only Funcom developer and writer who has never mislaunched, misstepped, or mismanaged any of the titles he was in charge of.