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Anarchy Online Forum » Rubi-Ka Lounge (General) » AO: beta testing for new graphics engine

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  Nadia

Elite Member

Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 10798

 
OP  9/25/13 10:30:02 AM#21
Originally posted by JeroKane

You don't have to be subscribed to sign up.

I just signed up With an inactive account.

thanks for clarifying

  Caldrin

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/02/04
Posts: 3868

9/25/13 10:30:58 AM#22

Been waiting for this for a long time.. will jump back in once its released.

 

My 3D models
http://dragon3d.webs.com/

  pressedNutz

Advanced Member

Joined: 2/03/05
Posts: 36

9/25/13 10:47:08 AM#23

I just successfully signed up with my froob account and I personally can't wait. :D

 

I used to have a paying account after SL came out and when I finally quit I gave all my high end symbiotes away. Kinda regret that now.

 

Anarchy Online is huge rich game and one with a level of depth not seen since. I mean nanos?! The Armour sets?! The dungeons?! The world bosses. AO has everything that every other MMO claims to have or will have.

 

Who cares that this is late? Bring it on. They could change nothing but the graphics and it would still be awesome.

 

And they dumbed it down? How? The shop ruined the game? How? Please explain instead of just making blanket statements.

 

Eagerly waiting the wave that will let me in :D

  lizardbones

Elite Member

Joined: 6/11/08
Posts: 9938

I've become dependent upon spell check. My apologies for stupid grammatical errors.

9/25/13 10:58:52 AM#24

Well, we'll get to see if a graphics upgrade will actually revitalize a game or not.

For every large, complex problem, there is a simple, clear solution that also happens to be absolutely wrong.

  Hero001

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/20/04
Posts: 12

Never judge a person till you walk a mile in their jboots!

9/26/13 5:36:51 AM#25
Originally posted by Trappin

"Everquest is as dated, are they doing something to update it"

SOE upgraded the engine in  2004/5

Orc, Kobold and Goblin and loads of other models were updated YEARS ago. Character models were updated during the Luclin era  - YEARS ago.

SOE updated zones Lavastorm, Nektulos Forest, East and West Commons, North Ro, Oasis of Marr, South Ro, Innotjhule Swamp, Misty Thicket and more many YEARS ago. Players hated the new graphic updates so SOE stopped fiddling with old content.

SOE added classes  Beastlord and Berserker and races Var Shar,  Iksar,  Drakkin, Froglok.  Funcom added  classes Keeper and Shade and no new races.

EverQuest has 20 exapnsions while  Funcom added 1 expansion Shadowlands and 4 booster packs - Notum Wars / Alien Invasion / Lost Eden and XAN

 

Funcom had one full time employee working on a new engine for 8 years, the class rebalance has been been delayed and project leads have changed five or six times. 

 

Ofc EQ had to get updates, it sits in a saturated fantasy market. Not so with AO. Also SoE had many techs to draw on while updating EQ, the Graphics overhaul I believe was a test of some of the techniques they were going to use in SWG.

You still however poke with two handed blunt weapons. Hoping to see updated animations with the new AO overhaul.

Better late than never.

  Trappin

Novice Member

Joined: 10/18/06
Posts: 67

9/26/13 12:32:28 PM#26


This

Everquest is as dated, are they doing something to update it, not that I've heard.

And this

Ofc EQ had to get updates, it sits in a saturated fantasy market


 

Okay, SOE has in fact updated Everquest, contrary to what you claimed originally.  I'm not the one making you type those words, so why argue with me about it? I forgot to mention Funcom did update RK ground textures and RK mission texture files when LE launched. 


If you want to talk about broken game features then don't forget to mention AO's problems.

-Riposte and parry skills broken for years.

-Fall damage broken for years.

-Backyard zoning bug present since launch day.

-Rubberbanding, warping and client-game server snyc problems since beta.


One more issue, and it's a game breaker for me and many other players. The time required to get bots for AI armor. I stopped subscribing because of this artificial cockblock to advancing characters.

  Stryx74

Novice Member

Joined: 7/08/12
Posts: 58

9/30/13 12:08:43 PM#27

   I played the game the first month of release but never subbed. After reading more about it last year I kind of wish I had because it sounds like it was pretty awesome in its prime. The launch was just epically bad.  I tried to play last year but just couldn't get past the graphics and mouse controls. Mainly the mouse controls. The graphics while rough I could deal with if the gameplay was there but I just couldn't get the movement/mouse look controls to behave in a comfortable way. I posted to forums to find a way to configure it better but didn't have any luck.

  Any way to have RMB free look, LMB turn your character, RMB + LMB run forward? It's nice to be able to autorun while free looking around your character but even just manually moving my character while trying to also look around felt awkward to me.

   I'm rooting for Funcom to convert to the new engine and bring life and players back into the game.

  C.L.O.U.D

Novice Member

Joined: 1/07/06
Posts: 363

10/01/13 6:25:53 PM#28
Originally posted by Stryx74

   I played the game the first month of release but never subbed. After reading more about it last year I kind of wish I had because it sounds like it was pretty awesome in its prime. The launch was just epically bad.  I tried to play last year but just couldn't get past the graphics and mouse controls. Mainly the mouse controls. The graphics while rough I could deal with if the gameplay was there but I just couldn't get the movement/mouse look controls to behave in a comfortable way. I posted to forums to find a way to configure it better but didn't have any luck.

  Any way to have RMB free look, LMB turn your character, RMB + LMB run forward? It's nice to be able to autorun while free looking around your character but even just manually moving my character while trying to also look around felt awkward to me.

   I'm rooting for Funcom to convert to the new engine and bring life and players back into the game.

 

I heard if you complain about the controls enough in multiple threads they will change them for your personal enjoyment.

  Kaynos1972

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Joined: 2/10/04
Posts: 2323

10/01/13 6:27:16 PM#29
Can i still do mission to lvel 200 ? ;)
  Mawnee

Advanced Member

Joined: 3/16/12
Posts: 181

11/26/13 6:20:54 PM#30
That "HD remake" article reminded me about the AO engine upgrade. A little suprised it still isnt here yet, but happy to see sign-ups for the beta.  Even thoguh the upgraded graphics will already be somewhat dated, it will be nice to see an improved Rubika. Suddenly this beta is one of my most looked forward to games on the near horizon.
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