Apr 5th 2012 1:44AM Nice. Lets hope all the goodness is not being to be covered up by the first epic helm you loot.
Mar 30th 2012 6:45AM @Ehra
I disagree with you, specifically on the term isolate.
Isolate implies cut off and alone. Now lets say that they get a filtering mechanism in place (which would require a lot of work and might not be technical feasible) and lets say you use this. Technically you'd only be isolated if every single person in the game is filtered out or at least such a substantial amount that the game becomes unplayable (which is subjective but lets assume unplayable according to the gameplay mechanics). In such a case you have a fundamental problem, which really can't be solved by biting your lip and marshalling through it, and that is that the MM part of your particular MMO is not appealing to you.
Of course even conventional MMO have guilds, friend lists and the like and technically all of these are already forms of filtering i.e. I am in a guild because I want to play or interact with these people more than say a bunch of random other people or people I don't like.
Mar 29th 2012 3:01AM @halfcaptain
I assume you're a EvE player, I can tell by your mature and well considered response laden with insightful and truly compelling counter arguments. You hooked me at the witty use of QQ and completely enthralled me with the pew pew. Truly thank to you my entire view of the EvE playerbase has fundamentally shifted.
Mar 29th 2012 2:55AM @Amy
That's more or less what I've come to expect from Eve to be honest. To paraphrase Gandhi, "I'd be a Eve Player if not for the Eve Players."
Sure you can argue that there's a bunch of nice Eve players but at the end of the day I don't see them. Potentially this only means that Eve has a serious PR deficiency and that gaming news outlets enjoy a controversial story. But as someone on the outside I'm certainly not seeing the nice side of the playerbase and that's somewhat off putting...
Mar 28th 2012 10:39AM @(Unverified)
In all fairness terrorism is highly subjective, in South Africa a few years back we had these fellows who were actively funded and trained by the Soviet Union and spent most of their times in border skirmishes or planting bombs in crowded placed. They're currently the government.
It's always important to remember that the terrorist does not see himself as a terrorist.
In fact few groups that we would call terrorists are actually terrorists, remember the word itself implies terror, the utilisation of terror and fear tactics to to achieve and end. No, most of those so called terrorists aren't out to make Americans / Europeans afraid, they're out to murder them. So murderist would be a technically more correct term.
Mar 28th 2012 10:31AM For me it seems like an exploitive F2P MMO would be one which isn't fun. If I get the feeling that I'm being nickel and dimed from the get-go I won't stick around. But that is my choice. If someone else feels like giving massive amounts of money than that is his choice.
I always found it funny when people treat the masses as ignorant fools. I've heard a lot of debates like this because of the US election season coming up and the debate around free-speech, money and buying elections. But at the end of the day isn't it a individuals choice what he wants to believe and what he wants to do?
So I'm kinda confused as to why this is such a big deal, sure there are some people with mental health disorders which put them at a disposition for obsessive and compulsive behaviours but these aren't the people we're talking about when we talk about F2P exploitation.
So I have to wonder if the average joe is being exploited isn't it his choice? Some people are into that sort of thing after all. And I'm sure that the large bulk of the MMO wouldn't support a game that did so, so its note like this can become a major F2P trend and crush out all other monetization models.
Mar 28th 2012 10:19AM @Ghostspeaker
I doubt it will get too crazy unless someone bring in GW2, ToR, Rift or WoW.
Mar 28th 2012 10:15AM @Gaugamela
English is my second language, thus I tend to make numerous spelling and grammatical errors. So I don't normally call people out on their typing ability as long as I know what it is that they're trying to get across. With you however I must note that I have no idea whether you're trying to say, much less if you're actually that stupid or just trolling.
Mar 20th 2012 3:06PM Well there's usually that guy who complains about the evils of cash shops and how everything should be obtainable in game, well in this case it more or less is.
Mar 20th 2012 10:00AM @Cyclone Jack
Well they had a similar argument when they were think about a Halo MMO, everyone wants to be Master Chief no one wants to be medic number 5. Star Wars had a similar fear that everyone would want to be Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader.