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Once you get past the first minute or so it is a very funny video aimed at fun in dying.
Anyhoot part of the reason i am posting this ,so people understand what content is.This is an event type of content where the beast hordes attack the major city of Aht Urghan.Yes FFXI was already doing this GW2 stuff long before them and better.Everyone can attack the same mobs if they want or you can group up with others if you want as well.
This next video is yet again Event type content only not funny like the first video.This is again to show you can create content ideas without just simply making more maps.This idea is based outdoors not instanced at all and involves attacking a outpost owned by the Beast hordes or defending it from the beast Hordes.You will see 1 maybe more game Npc's from the city come out to join the fight as well as a Boss or 2 or 3 leading the beast hordes.Again anyone can attack the same mob or group if you want.
Yes this second video is in HD,the graphics in FFXI are actually good for low poly and the clarity in detail makes it really good on my eyes.I really notice the difference in graphics when i go to f2p games,they are so foggy and hued and strain my eyes.
Destiny: Law of the Jungle Trailer Released
News & Features Discussion « General Discussion
5/24/13 6:19:51 AM
Says the same team that made Halo,so probably decent enough.I did like the video that is what i expect to see from sci fi space type games.Only part that was lacking is ships,would be cool if they have those.
If you want a next generation gaming console, then you want a PlayStation 4--and not an Xbox One
Hardware « General Discussion
5/24/13 6:14:23 AM
This is a tech demo from EPIC showing off what can be done on a PS4,easily better looking than any MMO out there.Naturally tech only goes as far as the quality of the developer
I really wish Epic games would get into making MMORPG's they are selling their amazing engines to every genre,they need to get out and show the weak how to do it.
Final Fantasy XIV 1.0 Short summary
General Discussion « Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
5/24/13 6:08:37 AM
Haha no problem dude,good to see people take an interest in Lore especially with Square they do a better job than any developer imo anyhow.
I do not understand other languages but i know Square likes to use realistic culture/religion and mythology from various cultures.
I am guessing Bozja means GOD?So the destruction of one of God's temples/Citadel's ?I also assume based on Roman Culture,birth of
It takes a lot of work to research real cultures and myths and religions,that is how much pride Square puts into their games.Even their music is almost always orchestra work,real musicians not just your digitized fake sounds many devs use.
It is just too bad they rushed FFXIV out and Tanaka let some bone heads come up with some dumb ideas or i would be fully entrenched into this game and be my last home for MMORPG gaming.I will be giving it another go soon enough,i hope it doesn't disappoint or i will have to rely on FFXI ,not like that is a terrible thing.
I think this is what a lot of people need to watch ,that don't understand FF games.This is a translated video explaining some basics that i feel gamer's want to know before attempting FFXIV.OLDer video but it is still helpful.
I like extremely harsh death penalties but it all has to make sense and setup properly.
loss of gear,yes makes sense i'm ok with it although i did get to witness the drama and arguing and anger over it.
Corpse run,nah don't agree with that,does not make sense.
Heavy xp loss,yes it is the only realistic way to imitate death.IMO you should lose a level plus a %.Or even better it would be a good way to incorporate aging,every time you die you age a year.
The proper setup is all about how you design the layout of the zone .SOE never got that right,they would clutter a very small area with so many mobs,you couldn't help but aggro a whole room and maybe everything through the walls as well.I was never impressed with SOE's aggro or hate system either.
There should be enough room to actually navigate an entire zone if you timed it right.Most often mobs are just standing still so not realistic.
Basically to keep a long story short,they should not have you rely on CC nor should you be forced int o a sloppy fight,it should be up to the players smarts and diligence.That way if you die and suffer a harsh penalty,it is your fault not the games sloppy design.
Defiance: Free Weekend Incoming
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5/24/13 5:24:42 AM
I agree all games should have trials but in this case the timing is imo pretty good.
You will have less luck attracting people once the game is dead,right now there are still a decent number of players so the timing is smart.
I see developers get it mixed up more than the players.
If your game does not offer the MMo experience in the areas that the players play,it is not a MMO.Developers seem to think just because thousands can login to their game it makes it an mmo.
Perfect example Neverwinter
Quests are 99% instances except the simple go see the next npc ones.Dungeons again instances.Heck even the servers are just full of shard instances.Crafting auto behind the scenes you never see any of it.When you craft in FFXI EVERY player can see you crafting.Ok so how about the areas that are open on those shards?SOLO questing,you don't need a group,geesh even 99% of the quests are solo.
So you see if the design pits everyone playing solo or in instances,you do NOT have the formula for a MMO.It is like chemistry just because you have Hydrogen and Oxygen you can't assume and call it water.
Originally posted by Coated
LOL i am not as good as you at explaining things the simple way.This is how i feel exactly,like imo about 95% of the games out there are worse.
Well yes i am going to try it again.The whole problem for me was not as much about the game as others judged it ,it was more about me justifying playing what i think is an inferior game to FFXI.However i consider every game to be inferior to FFXI so not liek i am saying FFXIV is really bad,even at launch it wasn't really bad,still better than many games out there.
I find so many wanted a Wow with better graphics,no way was Square ever about copying others,but that is changing.
Now they are trying to incorporate the same yellow marker NPC's linear questing as everyone else.I hate that type of gaming but not like i have choice because 100% of he developers are all doing it.No figure so many want pvp now,they are tired of that design.
So i wouldn't blame Square too much here,they are going to offer exactly what everyone is doing in every otehr game ,only with better graphics and deeper systems.All the other games simply hover a yellow marker over the npcs and players mindlessly follow them around.
Square said ok,if this is what you want more of the same,they are going to add it in.
My complaints were much different,i didn't like the many menu clicks to accomplish one task,the subtle changes to class and combat.You see i felt FFXI did class and combat MUCH better but needed some minor tweaks and it would have been untouchable by any game.
The whole problem with FFXIV as i see it, they were trying too hard to make stupid changes just to justify it being a NEW game and not a FFXI expansion pack.The Auction house was one idea i still cannot fathom any logic to it only that perhaps it was a cost saving idea.No matter they have AH now and our beloved Chocobo's will be back so no worries.
I got as far as half way through episode 3 then said enough of this crap.I can watch just about anything so it really tells you how bad the scripting was for this.
Then a week later i stumble onto a different network here in Canada and Defiance was being aired just like on ScyFy.Only difference was Mondays instead of Thursdays.Anyhoot was Episode 5 and umm same old junk,never watched buy half of the show.
IMO this thing aside from the first Ep, is more about Drama and a soap opera than anything remotely close to SciFi.Simple reason is obvious,Drama is MUCH cheaper to produce as this was definitely not a Jurassic Park "bar no expense".
I know it is a cliche but i find modern TV to be really bad.Everything on TV now is just crap supported by sexism,every idea has to have a hot chick in it because there is no actual substance in the script.I rather have the hot chick in a good script,then we have good TV :P,,nah joking,i love any good actress ,she doesn't have to be hot.
I did a check and sure enough no phone support.So i would imagine they are not even handling the support,probably some really cheap outside agency,you know the type that give you cue card answers or point you to the FAQ page.
opened any emails you thought were from Trion?How about friends emails with attachments?
I would also ask them WHY even if it was compromised would you buy the exact same content under the exact same account 6x.That part is really bad accounting and common sense from their end.That would have nothing to do with viruses or phising.
I can tell you this because i have dealt with Paypal several times,they are really good.You should contact them as to where the purchase was made from because they would have to have your Paypal login information and not even Trion would be able to login to your Paypal.So again this has NOTHING to do with THEIR account dept. charging you 6x.
There is one last idea and you won't like it lmao.I sort of think this might be why but i am not pointing a finger at you just saying.
A lot of times the net is congested it takes awhile to go through the process at Paypal.If you thought it was not going through and clicked it several times,it will charge you for each time you kept clicking the confirmation.If you perhaps did that,no need to feel embarrassed,we all make those mistakes.
General: HEX: Shards of Fate Funded
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5/23/13 6:03:08 AM
I love anything related to this type of gaming but i am not really sold on this game.
All i see is exactly what we already have in a TCG MTGO.They took the same idea and really all they did was save some time and space doing the same things.Example we already have "equipment cards" this game is taking that idea and sticking it on the same card.We already have hundreds of various mechanics that can be triggered or added onto cards,this game is basically just adding gems or sockets.
As for UI and visually stunning and sounds,it really does not come close to MTGO tactics.There lies the problem ,nobody wants to go the whole way and make a really good game out of a trading card game.Everyone is trying to find the cheapest most cost effective way to deliver a very limited game.
Back to MTG Tactics,imo that is the way to go,they just needed to open up larger maps than a 15x15 grid.I also believe you need to allow the players to make maps.There are other steps like utilizing mechanics for different terrain and weather effects that can be done.Once you have those much larger maps ,then you can support a mmo type setup.
With the type of very high end graphics that Tactics uses,you would need to make some changes to pull it off,but i still feel that is a better direction to go for this genre.
This really just ends up being another mtgo with a very small twist.TCG's can do a LOT more than simply embedding them with their mechanics and playing your cards.I already mentioned one idea like utilizing terrain effects and weather but it has to be visual,you can't just say it and pull off the same excitement in the effect.
Unless this game does more than just have a square board on screen,it is not accomplishing anything above an entry level game design.
Originally posted by Icewhite
I have to agree with that,i think most gamer's by now have done played most ideas so many times,we like to see something new and creative.
Who ever is in charge of those video productions deserves some high fives,they are fun to watch.
It sounds like OP is ONLY in it for end game content?
In that case i wouldn't play any game,i want a complete ride/journey as i play a game.Then if that journey was FUN,i would go back and enjoy it on a different class,you know play it from a different perspective.If you look well beyond the ride right through to Raiding,well geesh ,your thinking about 1% of a video game.
I was half decently enjoying the game, but was stopped by the level 20 restriction.I hear level cap is 50 now for free status.Up to 20 i saw no reason to actually pay,so i think that is your answer,go ahead and play it's free.
Now that i think about it,i might go back and continue past 20 since NW is just far too bland for me to enjoy anymore.
The Secret World - 14.99 - on Amazon - Thursday
General Discussion « The Secret World
5/23/13 1:09:55 AM
That is a reasonable and expected price.I think i would go as high as 20 bucks.
Originally posted by Guitarbry
This is not really about art style,they are simply put really cheap graphics.You can have a cartoony art style but do a really good job with it,example as mentioned by other people PIXAR.Now of course i don't expect Pixar quality but i definitely expect a better effort than what Wildstar's team is giving us.
As mentioned >>Blizzard,they really do utilize old engines and cheap graphics in all their games.
I can cut some slack and not expect HD or even 720p if it is a new dev like Wildstar's team but Blizzard??No excuse .
Cuting Wildstar some slack does not mean i accept the bottom of the barrel graphics,like i said they SHOULD have put a BETTER effort into that art style.
Point is,it has NOTHING to do with direction or art style,has everything to do with decent quality and effort.
To the statement "doesn't mean it doesn't look nice" well of course not but in case of Wildstar it DOES mean exactly that.
This is not to confuse the gaming part either, they are doing some really good things in Wildstar,but they are taking so many positives and ruining it all with no effort in the graphics department.Reason is simple,they want a game that can run for pennies in free to play mode.
I would say my gut tells me ,they never expected this kind of interest in their game,so they went the cheaper route.I bet if hind sight was in their favor they would do a better job with graphics,even with the same art style.
Yes it looks great but it is a trailer not the actual released game.If it goes free to play,then you can bet those graphics will really be tuned down.
If it ends up a subscription based game,then i will take it serious and watch it more closely.
Patch 5.3: The Nail in the Coffin for PvP
General Discussion « World of Warcraft
5/22/13 7:14:20 PM
MY many years of gaming both PVE and PVP has taught me that they CANNOT co exist on the same platform.Having pvp specific gear is not the answer either,that is just another meaningless grind that is not needed.
PVP should always be straight up fair,no way can you possibly pull that off with rpg class designs..100% impossible.
That is why i can't stand pvp in rpg's it has no satisfaction knowing there is no balance.It is tough enough to play FPS's with just the latency imbalance.
What you need if designing a rpg style is a whole different set of game mechanics and it has to really be well thought out.First of all you need dmg to be equal across the board.You need to create specially designed maps,you need melee/mid range and long range,you need splash damage and combos,preferably several options in combos like 2/3/4 player combos instead of the usual solo combo.
If the game does not offer this setup you are simply playing a game that gives unfair advantages,that is not hardcore that is shallow gaming.Point is Wow NEVER had it right,that is why they keep making changes,they simply do not "get it".
When i play the best pvp game ever UT99,i don't hear players bitching at the game,it is usually at me ,complaining about the way i play or the weapons i use.You see it comes down to the players,not gear or how much time i played and you have CHOICE in weapons,so every play style is there for you to play and get better at.
Ever since the surge in F2P madness my bunny hopping from one MMO to another is out of control!
The Pub at MMORPG.COM « General Discussion
5/22/13 6:58:04 PM
I hate bunny hoppers ,i usually shock combo them"there no more bunny hopping" j/k sorry wrong genre.:P
I really have no problem myself because none of the f2p are that good,i am lucky to maintain an interest past two weeks.Some of these f2p don't last but one hour on my PC so ya no problem here,they can make a million f2p,they won't be getting any money from me,so no biggie.