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  lzanon

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OP  4/27/13 5:17:25 PM#1
In its current state? kinda hanging on the fence here it does seem quite interesting.
  tinuelle

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4/27/13 5:22:51 PM#2
Originally posted by lzanon
In its current state? kinda hanging on the fence here it does seem quite interesting.

Depends on how much $60 is to you.

You will get a couple of hours of fun in it.

on the other hand, if $ 60 is all you can afford this year you might need to think this through again.

  Lazarus71

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4/27/13 5:25:23 PM#3
There are other threads about the game that address this exact question. There is also a ton of information on the game and plenty of gameplay videos and twitch feeds. You should do some research yourself and make a decision seeing as it being worth $60 dollars is going to be completely up to you and not what others think.

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  StonesDK

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4/27/13 5:51:51 PM#4

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

  Lazarus71

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4/27/13 5:55:54 PM#5
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Couldn't agree more, the best thing a person can do when playing this game is to treat it as a Persistent Online Third Person Shoooter regardless of anyone labeling it an MMO.

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  lzanon

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OP  4/27/13 7:30:59 PM#6
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Thanks for the imformative reply.

  Loktofeit

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4/27/13 7:35:27 PM#7
Originally posted by Lazarus71
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Couldn't agree more, the best thing a person can do when playing this game is to treat it as a Persistent Online Third Person Shoooter regardless of anyone labeling it an MMO.

Because it's not an MMO. It's a third person shooter. 

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  Lazarus71

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4/27/13 7:42:36 PM#8
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Lazarus71
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Couldn't agree more, the best thing a person can do when playing this game is to treat it as a Persistent Online Third Person Shoooter regardless of anyone labeling it an MMO.

Because it's not an MMO. It's a third person shooter. 

Thanks for agreeing lol, when I said treat it as a third person shooter that's waht I meant.

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  Panthien

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4/27/13 7:57:55 PM#9
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Lazarus71
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Couldn't agree more, the best thing a person can do when playing this game is to treat it as a Persistent Online Third Person Shoooter regardless of anyone labeling it an MMO.

Because it's not an MMO. It's a third person shooter. 

Ok, Ill bite, when is something a mmo?

Because by definition.. this game IS a mmo, if you where to say its not a mmorpg then you may have had a point.

  Mtibbs1989

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4/27/13 8:44:18 PM#10
Originally posted by Panthien
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Lazarus71
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Couldn't agree more, the best thing a person can do when playing this game is to treat it as a Persistent Online Third Person Shoooter regardless of anyone labeling it an MMO.

Because it's not an MMO. It's a third person shooter. 

Ok, Ill bite, when is something a mmo?

Because by definition.. this game IS a mmo, if you where to say its not a mmorpg then you may have had a point.

I'd wouldn't so much as come up with a definition for an MMO so much as give the number generated for the M (Massive).  How many people does it take until you imagine M? If the game holds up to that number then in your mind a game can be deemed a MMO.


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  atuerstar

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4/27/13 8:57:20 PM#11

Played Alpha up until release and for me...

 

As an mmo it lacks functionality and scale.

As a rpg it is immensely shallow and bland.

As a shooter it is average.

 

I only recommend it to players who want an easy console game with no real depth or longevity. There is fun to be had but I find the amount hard to justify at the price. 

 

  Eir_S

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4/27/13 8:59:12 PM#12
Not to me it isn't.  If I haven't paid the 60 bucks for Borderlands 2, a game I've been waiting a long time for, I'm not shelling it out for something I've only known about for a few months and didn't get very high ratings.  Worth playing though?  I bet it is.
  GrayGhost79

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4/27/13 9:05:01 PM#13
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Correction, it isn't an MMORPG but it is by definition an MMO. It is a massive multiplayer online game. Each server can hold up to 1,000 players. Thats massive as far as games go especially considering your typical shooter is lucky to boast 64 players and even the largest holds no more than 256. 

So yes, it is an MMO. It's an MMOTPS rather than an MMORPG though so keep that in mind before purchasing it. As for it being worth it or not I'd advise you to check out the videos and info yourself as well as both player and critic reviews. Personally I found it to be more than worth the $130 I spent on it :) 

  Panthien

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4/27/13 9:19:49 PM#14
Originally posted by Eir_S
Not to me it isn't.  If I haven't paid the 60 bucks for Borderlands 2, a game I've been waiting a long time for, I'm not shelling it out for something I've only known about for a few months and didn't get very high ratings.  Worth playing though?  I bet it is.

The game was more then worth it to me and borderlands 2 didnt last that long for me, completed it a few times imo too fast, but I dont regret buying it.

I do however think the quote above is a great answer.

  remyburke

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4/27/13 9:25:17 PM#15
I've put about 20 hours into it and I can say it's a fun, very casual persistant world multiplayer shooter with some MMORPG elements. I think $40 would have been a fair price for it, but seeing as how most new releases are $60 nowadays I guess it's right in line.

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  Calibanvov

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4/27/13 9:39:02 PM#16

Its a fun game still.   The perk tree I think needs alot of work, as I'm carrying 10 perk points at EGO level 600.  You can only unlock so many perk slots per 100 ego levels or so.  For example, I have 5 perks I can use, all leveled maxed. The rest of slots are locked up until I reach a certain level.  Just doesnt work so well.

 

Game is fun though, and has great potential to get better. 

 

I recomend giving it a shot.

 

 

  StonesDK

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4/27/13 9:53:49 PM#17
Originally posted by GrayGhost79
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Correction, it isn't an MMORPG but it is by definition an MMO. It is a massive multiplayer online game. Each server can hold up to 1,000 players. Thats massive as far as games go especially considering your typical shooter is lucky to boast 64 players and even the largest holds no more than 256. 

So yes, it is an MMO. It's an MMOTPS rather than an MMORPG though so keep that in mind before purchasing it. As for it being worth it or not I'd advise you to check out the videos and info yourself as well as both player and critic reviews. Personally I found it to be more than worth the $130 I spent on it :) 

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  StonesDK

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4/27/13 10:00:53 PM#18
Originally posted by Calibanvov

Its a fun game still.   The perk tree I think needs alot of work, as I'm carrying 10 perk points at EGO level 600.  You can only unlock so many perk slots per 100 ego levels or so.  For example, I have 5 perks I can use, all leveled maxed. The rest of slots are locked up until I reach a certain level.  Just doesnt work so well.

You have several loadouts. Here's an example

 

I named my first loadout 'Sniper Mode' - My EGO slots are filled with stealth and stealth friendly EGO skills

My second loadout Is named 'Assault Mode' - My EGO slots are filled with Overcharge + Overcharge friendly EGO skills (longer duration etc)

My third loadout is called "Tank Mode" where I have loaded up with defensive EGO skills + Decoy

Last loadout is my PvP loadout which is a mix of several things

 

See how that works? You are not locked in to those 5 chosen maxed skills for every loadout

 

: Small tip : -common sense

If you plan on having several EGO abilities available to choose from, then don't pick overload as the first thing you open up. You save EGO points by typing in all the arkfall codes to open up 'scavenger perk' which basically gives you proximity access to it. This way you don't have to bridge perks to reach another ability from overload.

This way you can open up two abilities only using two points

  Loktofeit

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4/28/13 4:07:55 PM#19
Originally posted by Panthien
Originally posted by Loktofeit
Originally posted by Lazarus71
Originally posted by StonesDK

No

If the question was "is this third person shooter worth 60 bucks?" then the answer would be yes.

 

This game is missing a lot of MMO features so be careful with those expectations. There's no auction house and little to no communication ingame. If community and general MMO features is a big part of why you are interested in this then again. The answer is NO

As a third person shooter is pretty entertaining. Trion is in a process right now of fixing gameplay issues. It's a bit of a hit and miss with the patches. An issue right now is trying to fix people leeching off eachother going afk at mission points. The fix was worse than the problem. I'm sure they will find a better solution but the game definitely has its issues

Couldn't agree more, the best thing a person can do when playing this game is to treat it as a Persistent Online Third Person Shoooter regardless of anyone labeling it an MMO.

Because it's not an MMO. It's a third person shooter. 

Ok, Ill bite, when is something a mmo?

Because by definition.. this game IS a mmo, if you where to say its not a mmorpg then you may have had a point.

When the devs call it an MMO? The devs call it a third person shooter. The other term they've used is 'massive online shooter' , not 'masively multiplayer' just 'massive'. 

They don't call it an MMO and with good reason - the ridiculous baggage that comes with that term. An example would be (and I know this is really out there, but hear me out because people do it) the expectation that an MMO without an auction house is an incomplete MMO. Crazy, right?

There are way too many weird expectations attached to "MMO" which is why you see more and more developers avoiding that phrase like the plague. 

 

 

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  Thorkune

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4/28/13 7:31:20 PM#20
I can only comment concerning the xbox 360 version of the game, but I am loving it. And, I Haven't had any issues with performance or bugs...except for the Hellbugs
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