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Sounds interesting, but Subscription + in-game currency purchases? There are probably a couple good examples of this type of monetization method going horribly wrong, with many, many fewer (if any) of it going right. But, hey! I guess someone has to be #1, right? 
Originally posted by Shaigh

Steam TOS is the biggest POS you can find and if you shop at steam you give away all your customer rights.

 

Sadly Origin fails at prices, its 20% higher than retail prices and even though they are having a sale you will find their games cheaper at a regular store.

True on both accounts. Not to mention I've heard Valve is a veritable nightmare to work at. 

 

Origin DOES offer free games periodically, though. That's pretty cool. I think they're going to have to give a lot more before they can really penetrate the market / weasel their way in. On a positive note, they have plenty of content they could probably give away and not really suffer for doing so. 

Originally posted by Nadia
Originally posted by CrazKanuk
Link? Anyone? 

https://us.battle.net/shop/en/

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/16940820/give-the-gift-of-warcraft-wow-75-off-on-black-friday-11-25-2014

Lol! Thanks, I'm dumb. I managed to do some creative reading "Amazing" => "Amazon" 

 

hrm!!!! Might be a thought for one of my kids for xmas, just so I can get him the licenses. 

Originally posted by Vrika

EA has got to be the only company in history of universe who sells basic versions of games as old as Dragon Age: Origins cheap in order to sell DLCs and expansion that cost more than the original game.

DA:O 9,95€ if you want to have all the DLC + expansion content.

That price is with 50% discount, and discount of buying everything in one package. I'd quess that if you buy only basic version of DA:O now and later decide you'd want the additional content you'd have to pay about 8 times the price of original game for all those DLCs and the expansion.

It was free just before the DA:I release. I really hate companies that do that. Free stuff makes me sick. 

Originally posted by Logrus_CS

The initial portion of metalsmithing is in place. Trying to get away from the grindy nature of crafting prevalent in most games. 

Hopefully full time crafters will find it fun and a bit challenging.

 

 

Hey! Thanks for joining us here. I hope that Shards will join us here on MMORPG.com to accept feedback & suggestions. 

 

Quick comment on crafting. It'd be really nice to see a system that offers variability in what's being crafted. Sure, if you're creating 10000 copper swords for the war effort, they're mostly going to be ok. However, that doesn't mean that each and every sword will do the same amount of damage, have the same durability, etc. 

 

Also, take a look at the WoW Jewelcrafting system. It has random procs when cutting gems that will sometimes yield a better-than-average gem (Perfect). It's a bit predictable (like 10%) RNG, but if you're going to be creating a complex crafting system, random (truly random) procs are a nice to have. 

 

Also, it isn't completely inconceivable that if you crafted 100000 swords in your lifetime that you would craft "one sword to rule them all", you know? Like a Legendary sword. I've seen this in almost every movie that has a blacksmith. The really good ones create these one-of-a-kind swords that they could never recreate. Swords that become legend. Swords that they NAME! Like Copper Sword of Badassery. Anyway, that'd be a nice system to see in place. Just to toss my hat in the ring. 

Link? Anyone? 
Originally posted by MMOExposed
How big can a world be?

Interesting question! I don't know! Maybe I'll scan their KS comments quickly. 

Valve is nothing more than the current "Golden Boy" of technology. Make no mistake, though, if you think that they're upholding the greater good in some way, you're an idiot. Valve is a privately held company with the majority (50%) shareholder (Gabe Newell) steering the boat. EA is a public company of which Origin is just a small division. It's run by an employee who can be fired at any given moment. Why is this good? One word, ACCOUNTABILITY!!! 

 

I think that many people get caught up in the glitz and glamour that companies like Valve put out there. It's that Rock Star persona. Kinda like Google. The problem is that while you're gazing into their eyes, falling so deeply in love that you'd do anything for them, they're simply tightening their grip on your balls until, *pluck*, like grapes from the vine. 

Originally posted by angerbeaver
This looked good as I was a small fan of UO when I tried it, but Shrouds of Avatars is also the same type of game and further along isn't it?

Meeeehhhhhhhh, I don't know about that. SotA was just released on Steam Early Access yesterday, and is still listed as being in "Pre-Alpha". Shards is shooting for an Alpha date in March of 2015 (I think). So it really is a toss-up as to which game is actually further along at this point. Both look fund, and, oh!, SotA is 15% off on Steam right now, just FYI. 

 

 

Originally posted by AlBQuirky

 


Originally posted by CrazKanuk
I think that you have "Definition" and "Opinion" mixed up. Everyone has an opinion. Not everyone has a Definition. Actually, a definition is quite static. There might be some minor differences within any given definition, but the core meaning is the same. The definition of a "sandbox" is no different. Google it.


I'm not so sure how "static" definitions are. "Gay" used to mean "happy." Now, it also means a male homosexual. A gay guy may be happy, but not necessarily a homosexual, and vice versa :)

 

Sandbox to me means a box with sand. It has now been applied to video games now, that contain neither sand nor boxes. It is really not about definition, but rather applying the concept. Concepts can vary from player to player. The Themepark concept fits well where games offer rides (quest hubs) that players can choose to ride or not. Some themepark MMOs are more restrictive, leading a player through the park one ride at a time, but there are still rides being enjoyed.

Sandbox MMOs, on the other hand, try to fit the concept of "do whatever, whenever" into a video game with strict rules and obvious limitations, even though an old sandbox also has limitations, like the box and amount of sand. In my opinion, it is not a fitting name, tricking players into something they just can not be.

BTW, I wrote my last response before I read this. You're completely right. Although, I don't know that it's necessarily that you can do whatever, whenever. That might be too open. I mean there are still, obviously, going to be rules of some sort. To use your analogy, it's a sandbox, not a beach, so even in a sandbox there are walls surrounding the sand. 

Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
Originally posted by CrazKanuk
Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
Originally posted by GeezerGamer

If by "picky" you mean FFA=/= Sandbox, then no, sandboxers aren't picky.

That's actually not what I mean.  I mean that if there are 10 things you consider a sandbox, and you require 10 out of 10 things in order to even consider playing it, I think you may be too picky.  The more things on the list of 10 that you absolutely will not budge on, means you are more picky than the reverse.

By no means do I mean that you need to accept only 1 thing and settle for it.  There is always a happy medium, and I wonder if sandbox fans are willing to accept a happy medium or are they only willing to accept that 10 out of 10.

This really wasn't meant to be a discussion on what constitutes a sandbox.  Definitions are like noses, and everyone has one. The 10 out of 10 is arbitrary to illustrate my point.  For you it may be 5, someone else 7, and another 8.  The point is, do sandbox fans have an all or nothing mentality.

I would argue that many do have the all or nothing mentality.  I can't give you any statistics, but it is a feeling I get when I read some of the threads that delve into this topic. 

I think that you have "Definition" and "Opinion" mixed up. Everyone has an opinion. Not everyone has a Definition. Actually, a definition is quite static. There might be some minor differences within any given definition, but the core meaning is the same. The definition of a "sandbox" is no different. Google it. 

 

That being said, I don't think that sandboxers are any more or less picky than any other gamer. I'm not REALLY a sports gamer, but I'll pick up a football game every few years. So I picked up Madden 25 when the PS4 game out and was astounded by the lack of progress with animations between than and the last version I played (from 2010). Same issues, even!! That being said, I didn't really appreciate the progress, either. I was solely focused on these "game-breaking" animations. 

 

As far as MMOs go, I think that sandboxers have the same want and need as themeparkers. There are plenty on either side of the fence who want the same things. There's a big difference is that sandboxers (or SWG vets, at least) have been exposed to superior systems. So going back to something like WoW-style crafting is....... painful. Especially if you are invested in that crafting element. So nothing compares to SWG, like EVER! Despite any issues that there may have been with the system. 

Definition and opinion are definitely separate things.  However, when it comes to the requirements of what people want in a sandbox, the lines may be fluid.  It may be my definition of a sandbox to have no AH.  Someone who looks at my definition, may say that that is only an opinion because it doesn't fit their definition of a sandbox.  Without a universal definition of a sandbox, definition/opinion are almost interchangeable depending on what side of the isle you are.

If there were a universalaly accepted definition, then when someone says something is an opinion and not a definition, you can chalk it up to his being an anomoly, and discount the opinion in favor of the definition.  So whether you consider something an opinion or defintioin, a the important thing is how you act on it.  Do you refuse to play something because it doesn't meet all of your qualifiers or do you accept some middle ground.

My contention is that many sandbox people are more rigid in adhering to their definition in full, as opposed to allowing some wiggle room.  On the other hand, I think that more themepark oriented players are more willing to accept some sandbox elements in their themepark games. 

Again, there is a pretty universal definition. The term sandbox isn't something that is specific to games, but is generally used to imply freedom of movement or something without rigid rules. Sandbox is a concept, but a game is the digital implementation of that concept in some form. If we were to define sandbox more than saying that it is "free form" or "free roaming", then you're actually removing the exact element that makes it a sandbox. Get it?

 

I do agree with your last statement, though. It can be cringe-worthy when someone says something like "sandbox features", like the crafting in the game is very "sandboxy", implying that it's somehow complex, where a themepark cannot have complex features because it's a dumbed-down version of a game. BUT! Hey! Welcome to the Internet! Where people know things! 

I'd just keep pressing. WoW is actually really adept at handling these issues. I've had similar issues with other games, but always got them resolved. GW2 was pretty much a nightmare because I didn't have my original serial number when I attempted to recover my account. SWTOR once (during beta) wanted to authenticate my identity by me faxing a copy of my drivers license, lol. Ummmmmmmmmmm, yeaaaaaaaah, no! However, once they sorted out their support, it was much easier. 

 

The issue is probably due to the security measures in place. It's not trivial to crack into SWTOR. Unfortunately, this usually means that they'll take a harder line with violations, too. If you've had no previous violations, I'd bring that up. Also, I'd encourage them to look up the IPs that were accessing your account. If they're coming from different providers, or different countries, then maybe they could be more logical. Maybe just have you change your security info. 

Originally posted by flizzer
Permadeath is a mistake.  If servers have different rule sets can this be changed?   

Yes, the Permadeath is an optional ruleset. There are different "shards" or servers. You might think of it as a minecraft server where there can be different objectives, rules, etc.

Originally posted by gervaise1
Originally posted by Haritsuke
Originally posted by andre369
Pre release DLC labeled as expansion. I would feel betrayed if I played this. 

This is an internet myth.  Teams have deadlines and only so much can be packed into a game for launch.  Sure some of the areas were already coded in, but the encounters themselves and many parts that weren't on the disc at launch have received their finishing touches (to say the least) since the game went gold.  

Developing an MMO-type game for a console only release necessitates some creativity in content delivery.  They eschewed the subscription model and instead went for a pay for each major patch approach.  This seems like an improvement to me, because I don't have to pay $15 a month for no content (like those who have been subbed to WoW for the last year).  Also, if I choose not to buy the new content, I can still play the old without being locked out from the content I already bought, like I am with WoW.  

So, no, I do not feel ripped off at all by this business model and hope that it becomes the new norm for MMO's.

This ^^^^

And a question for andre369: Since Lord of the Rings 2&3 were filmed at the same time why weren't they released at the same time? And do you think Bungie haven't been working on the next DLC and doubtless some the next as well. Content takes time - that's how, what is essentially, a production line works.

Oh!!! Oh!!!! Me, me!! I love this analogy. Or how about the new Star Wars? We know there are three more movies coming out, so why not just make them all into a single 6 or 7 hour movie and release it at one time? 

 

Oh, oh! Wait, that would be dumb! Why? Because we accept that it takes MONEY to make films, because companies tell us exactly how much money it cost to make that film, compared to how much money it brought in. Meanwhile, we still refuse to accept that games actually cost money to make. Take a look at some of the bigger studios that have closed down in the last couple years. It's astounding! THQ comes to mind immediately. The reality is that games are costing more money to produce, yet the retail price has barely moved since the late 80s, early 90s. Just google it! Look at some old flyers. $50 and $60 release titles were NOT uncommon. Meanwhile, take a look at the price of a movie ticket. We're talking double the price of a ticket from 1990 to present. 

 

So the real question is, would you be willing to pay $120 for a new game? My guess is no. Personally, I think that the currently DLC model is actually wildly forgiving to the consumer. 

Perfect environment, perfect lore, same sort of conversion issues as ESO. Enthusiasts would simply not know what to expect, so you're, really, targeting a market that is a bit of a deviation from your core game. People get excited about it and then they're let down, lol. Although! A story-driven game in the same vein as SWTOR, done by Bioware, might be interesting. 
Originally posted by Ozmodan
Originally posted by CrazKanuk

At around 67k right now, so only 3k more until Fishing and Cooking!! Mmmmmm, food's my favourite!

 

13k until permadeath rulesets are available at Alpha. 

Here is what happens with a permadeath ruleset.  A bunch of people make a low skill character and they swarm everyone.  If they die they just quickly make another character.   So much for that kind of ruleset, it does not work in this kind of game, ever.

Agreed, but remember that things can be modded, so you could likely make PvP unavailable until a mid-range level. I'm sure this is something that's been tossed across the round table a few times. Honestly, it's people like you who make features better, instead of horrible disasters. Ultimately it'll depend on a couple things. First, will be the flexibility. How much can the creator actually control? Without that, there's no way to combat the issue you're bringing up. Secondly, it will be how well they listen to the community. So far, so good, but if that communication falls off, then it could be troublesome. This sort of game only ever, really, succeeds when there is community involvement. 

 

I'm totally stoked to be a Dungeon Master again, though. Should be a welcome change.

 

Past the 70K Mark!!!!! Fishing and Cooking are in!! Only 10K to go until the doom that is permadeath is in!!! Lol.

Ok, ok, ok. I hope he saved the photoshop file, cuz he misspelled Arthas, unless Athas is an actual person. I don't remember him though :) 
Originally posted by daltanious
Originally posted by laserit
Originally posted by bcbully

I can't help but to feel they are making a mistake, a monumental mistake.

 

On this site over the past couple months we've seen posters say they've had enough of cash shops and cash to gold conversion systems. Even Bill Murphy while reviewing Arche Age asked why not have a premium server? Within the mmorpg genre, I think free to play has ran it's course.

 

What do you guys think? I'm really looking forward to EQN, but for me it already has 2 strikes against it with the art style and the free to play monetization model. 

I'm with you.

 

Free trial to a certain progression point, I'd be ok with. But we all know gold sellers and all the other assholes would just fuck that all up.

Not a lot to add, agree with both of you. In years have developed deep hate for "F2P". There are very rare games that I continued to play, where with sub one really do not need to buy anything, like Swtor, Rift,.. 

I'm sure if they're going to monetize EQN using a F2P model, I'm sure it'll be along the SWTOR or Rift lines. I seriously don't see SOE monetizing their flagship franchise using heavy cash shop items, a la Archeage. I just don't see it happening. Too aggressive. 

At around 67k right now, so only 3k more until Fishing and Cooking!! Mmmmmm, food's my favourite!

 

13k until permadeath rulesets are available at Alpha. 

Originally posted by mgilbrtsn
Originally posted by GeezerGamer

If by "picky" you mean FFA=/= Sandbox, then no, sandboxers aren't picky.

That's actually not what I mean.  I mean that if there are 10 things you consider a sandbox, and you require 10 out of 10 things in order to even consider playing it, I think you may be too picky.  The more things on the list of 10 that you absolutely will not budge on, means you are more picky than the reverse.

By no means do I mean that you need to accept only 1 thing and settle for it.  There is always a happy medium, and I wonder if sandbox fans are willing to accept a happy medium or are they only willing to accept that 10 out of 10.

This really wasn't meant to be a discussion on what constitutes a sandbox.  Definitions are like noses, and everyone has one. The 10 out of 10 is arbitrary to illustrate my point.  For you it may be 5, someone else 7, and another 8.  The point is, do sandbox fans have an all or nothing mentality.

I would argue that many do have the all or nothing mentality.  I can't give you any statistics, but it is a feeling I get when I read some of the threads that delve into this topic. 

I think that you have "Definition" and "Opinion" mixed up. Everyone has an opinion. Not everyone has a Definition. Actually, a definition is quite static. There might be some minor differences within any given definition, but the core meaning is the same. The definition of a "sandbox" is no different. Google it. 

 

That being said, I don't think that sandboxers are any more or less picky than any other gamer. I'm not REALLY a sports gamer, but I'll pick up a football game every few years. So I picked up Madden 25 when the PS4 game out and was astounded by the lack of progress with animations between than and the last version I played (from 2010). Same issues, even!! That being said, I didn't really appreciate the progress, either. I was solely focused on these "game-breaking" animations. 

 

As far as MMOs go, I think that sandboxers have the same want and need as themeparkers. There are plenty on either side of the fence who want the same things. There's a big difference is that sandboxers (or SWG vets, at least) have been exposed to superior systems. So going back to something like WoW-style crafting is....... painful. Especially if you are invested in that crafting element. So nothing compares to SWG, like EVER! Despite any issues that there may have been with the system. 

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