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#1 Intrepid

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:15 PM

New MMO by funcom.  Trailer released:



Also their site has another:

http://www.darkdaysarecoming.com/

#2 Simath

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:20 PM

Looks pretty dumb.

#3 Chicken Of The Seas

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:45 PM

It looks kinda cool to me, I like that asian chick with the katana and glowing tattoos. However I have no idea how this is supposed to look MMOish so I'll go on ign or something later on.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:01 PM

AO?  Aweful start.
AoC?  Boring after starter island, didn't feel like going back to the game.  So bad the lead dev quit.

A trend there? Dunno.  Maybe the new guy will make this game work, but I'm not that interested in it.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:32 PM

She pulled out a shotgun.

Looks dumb.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:37 PM

I disagree, it looks very interesting... But with a lack of information I'm not going to make my decision yet...

#7 Intrepid

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 10:47 PM

This looks awesome, ya'll are crazy.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:36 PM

greatest weapon in game at 1:03





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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:22 AM

Inde said:

This looks awesome, ya'll are crazy.

So did their last games.  :zzz:

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:34 AM

I've been been following this MMO since summer 2007 and I'm happy as well to finally get news about that game.

TSW will be levelless and classless MMO, non-gear-oriented as well, we get to really create the characters we want with the look we want, with the skills we want.  The story happens in our modern world, there are factions out there who know the end of the world is coming in 2012.  There will be creepy monsters in our world and dark forces we fight, we will be able to travel in our world, to go into other worlds and travel through time as well.  We get into one of the factions and our tasks is to save the word, but each faction has its own goals/agendas and philosophies as well that clash with the others that may cause to fight between factions sometimes.  The MMO will be very storyline driven, and the guy behind it is Ragnar Tornquist who made The Longuest Journey and Dreamfall (I've never played these games).  It will be a mix of mystery / investigation / action / supernatural / horror MMO that mixes urban legends, numerous mythologies and what has been done before (novels (Lovecraft, Poe, etc.), movies, etc.) wrapped into one.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 02:12 AM

I'm all for MMOs that actually try something unique.  People whining about guns, etc, can stick to their fantasy MMOs that are a dime a dozen.  I don't understand why people want MMOs to be exactly the same as all other MMOs (grind, loot systems etc).  Do you just want the same old same old, but prettier?

I want stuff that will shake up the system.

Ex. Planetside was the start of the shooter/sci-fi MMO genre, which led to other MMO games like Tabula Rasa and Warhammer 40k.  Eve is the perfect space exploration game, inspiring new stuff like Jumpgate and Infinity.

And this is a great chance to be another unique new game that will take the MMO world in a new direction.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:00 AM

guns and magic, always an interesting mix....might just have to keep an eye for it to see how it turns out

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:46 AM

CG is really good.  LIke a short movie. Want to see more.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:58 PM

eh, just the fact that the guy behind The Longest Journey and Dreamfall is involved should mean it will be at least semi-decent.

Keeping my eye on this one.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

It's dumb. Dump TSW and get working on Dreamfall: Chapters.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:07 PM

I like modern world mixed with Fantasy:

World of Darkness by White Wolf, Harry Potter, Vampire series like True Blood (not Twilight)...

it's all about how it's implemented, but the trailer is good, it gets your attention.  Hopefully Funcom learns from Conan, and makes a decent launch this time.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:52 PM

After watching both of them over and over now... I cannot wait for the next trailer... but I'm still speculative...

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 12:20 AM

The trailers kinda destroyed it.
The quiz is fun and the setting is interesting.
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 11:12 AM

Kojima said:

It's dumb. Dump TSW and get working on Dreamfall: Chapters.

Dreamfall Chapters together with seeing any trace of April Ryan,  Lady Alvane, The Fringe Cafe  or closure for The Longest Journey  in the next 5 years is something so unlikely to happen as the chances that Roper Clacks will be featured in GW2.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:23 PM

I love the premise for the game, having always been interested in the Templars and the Illuminati particularly. If you don't know the history of those two groups it is really worth reading about, remarkable stuff; the conspiracies about their past and their role in society today are very compelling.

It a pretty unique concept for a game, and they have plenty of lore to build on. That sells the idea to me. I don't mind the magic/monsters fantasy element at all, but I hope they try to put across some of the actual history. You can't get writers who will invent something as good.

Funcom have had their bumps before, but they have learned a lot and reshaped their company with AoC. I'd be willing to give them another shot.
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#21 Devika

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

Just CGI. I'll reserve judgment until I see proper game footage.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:03 PM

I agree it looks awesome, amazing, totally stupendous. unfortunately its being made by funcom. expect a game where people can reach the highest levels or max out characters really fast after launch. Expect monsters named 'leets'. Expect lots of bugs at release that should have been solved in Beta. Lets face it, theres a trend here.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:18 PM

Here's a little more info on it from Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/53...you-on/gallery/

I'll have to admit, the characters look pretty awesome though.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:40 PM

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I agree it looks awesome, amazing, totally stupendous. unfortunately its being made by funcom. expect a game where people can reach the highest levels or max out characters really fast after launch. Expect monsters named 'leets'. Expect lots of bugs at release that should have been solved in Beta. Lets face it, theres a trend here.

TSW won't have levels or classes, I said so in my post "classless and levelless".  Therefore, there won't be a max level to reach.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:59 AM

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I don't understand why people want MMOs to be exactly the same as all other MMOs (grind, loot systems etc).  Do you just want the same old same old, but prettier?

I guess they really, really do. MMO 'Standard features and settings' must die.

Willowleaf said:

I've been been following this MMO since summer 2007 and I'm happy as well to finally get news about that game.

TSW will be levelless and classless MMO, non-gear-oriented as well, we get to really create the characters we want with the look we want, with the skills we want.  The story happens in our modern world, there are factions out there who know the end of the world is coming in 2012.  There will be creepy monsters in our world and dark forces we fight, we will be able to travel in our world, to go into other worlds and travel through time as well.  We get into one of the factions and our tasks is to save the word, but each faction has its own goals/agendas and philosophies as well that clash with the others that may cause to fight between factions sometimes.  The MMO will be very storyline driven, and the guy behind it is Ragnar Tornquist who made The Longuest Journey and Dreamfall (I've never played these games).  It will be a mix of mystery / investigation / action / supernatural / horror MMO that mixes urban legends, numerous mythologies and what has been done before (novels (Lovecraft, Poe, etc.), movies, etc.) wrapped into one.

NOW I am interested in it.

Shame Funcom is behind it, but ltes see how it works out.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:15 PM

No levels, no classes, non-gear oriented.  What you want you can have when you want it?

So the only thing the game really has is the storyline, the quests...so once you've beaten them ther's really nothing left, is there? :O

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:41 PM

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No levels, no classes, non-gear oriented.  What you want you can have when you want it?

So the only thing the game really has is the storyline, the quests...so once you've beaten them ther's really nothing left, is there? :O

And?  Sounds similar to GW that is not gear oriented, where you reach max level pretty fast with max armor and where there is a storyline with quests.  Yet 4 years old later and some are still playing it.  Heck, that is why I love GW in the first place, and enjoyed the other non gear MMO CoV as well.  We still don't know enough about TSW yet.  I know there will be PvP betwen factions in some other world fighting over a ressource called "anima" as well.  I'm sure of one thing, more I hear new informations about the game, more I want to play it.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 07:50 AM

ArlanKels said:

No levels, no classes, non-gear oriented.  What you want you can have when you want it?

So the only thing the game really has is the storyline, the quests...so once you've beaten them ther's really nothing left, is there? :O

That can be said about any content.

And if you play gear game, one realization is game-breaker:

If you just want till next expansion/patch, ordinary kill-10-rats quest will give you better gear that the one you spend endless nights of hardcore raiding to get. You can as well just wait a while not playing and it will make no difference. And if, by any chance that does not happen, you will still throw away all your gear once you start raiding new content. Tier replacement and whatnot.

See, in order to make new content relevant as far as gearing is considered, inflation has to happen, and that kills any point of obtaining it right now.

So, unless you like to play for content that is not phat lewts, there is just no point.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:08 AM

Been following TSW for eh, a year or so now. It seems to be quite interesting one to me, since I am a sucker to all sorts of horrory stuff and alternative theories.

The way they originally made the game known was rather brilliant imo, in the form of puzzles scattered all around the internet gaming sites. Unfortunately I wasn't there right from the start so missed most of the puzzle solvings. Atleast so far, hope there will be some more to come still.

Anyway it will most likely be the 2nd mmo I'll keep my eye on, together with GW2 of course.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:38 AM

Yeah looks quite interesting, thanks Inde.

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