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General Discussion  » Is it a problem that there are no elves and gnomes in TSW?

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  DaSpack

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OP  5/09/12 3:35:58 PM#1

I think it is safe to say that this site at least have a preference for fantasy MMOs? And when I say fantasy I mean good old elf and gnome sort of stuff. What do you think now with TSW, do you think the elfcrowd can play a MMO with no elfes or gnomes? I am a fantasy boi myself (but not that in love with elves and gnomes) and I feel that I am slowly getting a bit hyped about this title even though it's not bullseye in the middle of the fantasy genre. I think this title might have what it takes to accumulate a huge horde of fantasy players even though it's sort of special in that regard.  TSW might get as many players as Guildwars 2 by end of the beta weekends... Perhaps that thought is a bit optimistic, but it is certainly a possibility the way I see it. What's your opinion, do you think this title can grow big in a fanatsy crowd?

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  Anzie

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5/09/12 3:39:54 PM#2

Who cares about elf or gnome when you have a triangle head look alike coming out of the ground with dual sword.



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  s1fu71

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5/09/12 3:44:29 PM#3

It's probably obvious for me to say this: I imagine that the "elf lovers" want something very specific in their games in the way of lore and setting.

I don't know many of my friends that love fantasy that would enjoy a "horror" genre MMO.

I grew up reading Lovecraft. I love that setting, so it appeals to me.

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  ShakyMo

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5/09/12 3:45:58 PM#4
Originally posted by DaSpack

I think it is safe to say that this site at least have a preference for fantasy MMOs? And when I say fantasy I mean good old elf and gnome sort of stuff. What do you think now with TSW, do you think the elfcrowd can play a MMO with no elfes or gnomes? I am a fantasy boi myself (but not that in love with elves and gnomes) and I feel that I am slowly getting a bit hyped about this title even though it's not bullseye in the middle of the fantasy genre. I think this title might have what it takes to accumulate a huge horde of fantasy players even though it's sort of special in that regard.  TSW might get as many players as Guildwars 2 by end of the beta weekends... Perhaps that thought is a bit optimistic, but it is certainly a possibility the way I see it. What's your opinion, do you think this title can grow big in a fanatsy crowd?

really?

theres no gnomes and stuff in  EVE

EVE seems very popular on this site

  jdnewell

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5/09/12 3:49:38 PM#5

I would have to disagree that most on this site love the fantasy setting. Or even MMO players in general. Its one reason I think TOR sold so many boxes is because it simply wasnt fantasy.

Not that me or my friends represent the community at large, but I know my circle of MMO players are sick to death of fanatsy games. Christ how many can they make?

Thanks god some devs have made or are making something different.

 

And yes i know GW2 is fantasy. And as good as it is I would probably skip it if it was not B2P.

  s1fu71

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5/09/12 5:13:29 PM#6

I guess another question could be: How many people just aren't into fantasy settings, and don't play MMO's very much if at all, would start playing because of a good horror genre?

So far, I've noticed that the population on horror games are small by comparison to fantasy games in general.

 

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  Wickedjelly

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5/09/12 5:15:27 PM#7

Fuck elves.

Would like to be able to make a little person though. Every mmo would benefit from a Tyrion running around.

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2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

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  Derpybird

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5/09/12 5:22:42 PM#8

Do the majority of players really play games because they do/do not include elves or fantasy elements, or do they play games that contain components that they consider essential?

I'll play anything as long as the questing is interesting, the visuals are appealing, and the combat enjoyable. Additionally, the game has to catch me within the first couple of levels, I'm no longer willing to drudge through leveling to get to the "good stuff".

TSW isn't that far from a fantasy game- you have people using magic, using swords and hammers and fist weapons, they have ranged weapons (sure, they're assault weapons but not so different than a bow in how they function). I don't think the actual mechanics are that different.

What is different is a sort of survival horror theme in an MMO, which a lot of people are excited about.

But if they other components fall short, I'm not sure how this can be a success, at least in the way Funcom is imagining.

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  kartool

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5/09/12 5:27:41 PM#9

You can't imagine how happy I am that MMO devs are starting to move away from high fantasy settings. I am so sick of elves.

  svann

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5/09/12 6:08:24 PM#10
Originally posted by DaSpack

I think it is safe to say that this site at least have a preference for fantasy MMOs? 

No, I wouldnt say thats safe to say.  At least, safe as in being true.  In fact, a person would be safe in guessing that you posted that intending to get the opposite reaction - imo.

  dubyahite

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5/10/12 8:33:14 AM#11

Any game that doesn't have elves instantly gets my attention as a possible purchase based on that alone.  

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  prizm1234

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5/12/12 9:05:27 AM#12

fuck the elves drunken stereotypical dwarves holy paladin on some stupid divine quest bullshit

sick of "high fantasy" will never play an MMO in that setting again as long as i live, no matter how good it may seem

i sort of consider TSW more of a horror game than anything

  Amjoco

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5/12/12 9:14:33 AM#13

I have always put game play above the setting in a game. Elves, Orcs, Sith Warriors, Jedi Knights, a warm pile of elephant poo, or stick people, I will more than likely play it.

TSW game is fun and that is what matters. I played yesterday for about 6 hours and I will probably purchase the game, it has nothing to do with elves or gnomes though. :)

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