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You said my argument was bad, and then used my argument.
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post #92 of 99
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You said my argument was bad, and then used my argument.
Aion at start = terrible
Now = much better

And according to most people who miss the "good old days of WoW"....
WoW at start = amazing
Now = terrible
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And according to most people who miss the "good old days of WoW"....
WoW at start = amazing
Now = terrible

In my opinion...
Classic: Amazing
BC: Amazing to Great
WOTLK: OK to Terrible
Cata: Good to OK

But it's the same ol' same ol', and even if the content is decent.. it's been the same thing for years now. They needed to add something more to the game other than raiding.
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They needed to add something more to the game other than raiding.
Like pet battles? tongue.gif
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In my opinion...
Classic: Amazing
BC: Amazing to Great
WOTLK: OK to Terrible
Cata: Good to OK
But it's the same ol' same ol', and even if the content is decent.. it's been the same thing for years now. They needed to add something more to the game other than raiding.

Problem is with each new expansion people expect an entire new game, this being because people who have played the previous expansions may be bored by them already and new content just isn't what they need.
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Aion at start = terrible
Now = much better
And according to most people who miss the "good old days of WoW"....
WoW at start = amazing
Now = terrible

The point was that they are both completely different from release.....

...

...

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Someone in the EU forums mentioned, that the upcoming NA free-to-play version will actually have the same restrictions as the EU starter accounts, but only until level 40. Then the content becomes free.

Not sure if this is true, just something to consider.

I'm now playing the EU version. The launch was a disaster (accounts wouldn't validate; some, me included, STILL can't redeem veteran codes earned in the closed beta; some other website/forum issues), but the actual ingame situation looks promising enough.

Sure, everyone wants to play without any fees whatsoever, but the game company has to earn a profit as well. Calling the game a piece of garbage because it went from a mandatory subscription model to an optional subscription model is mind-boggling. If the starter pack isn't enough for you, just think of it as if nothing had changed and the game was still subscription-based.

If the NA version goes completely free, I expect these things to happen:
-Massive numbers of money/material farmers & bots
-A shortage of monsters/gathering nodes for the fair players, caused by the above factors
-Pay2Win stuff in item shop
-The average player IQ to drop to the level of a chimpanzee
Edited by Hyoketsu - 3/7/12 at 5:14am
     
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I'm now playing the EU version. The launch was a disaster (accounts wouldn't validate; some, me included, STILL can't redeem veteran codes earned in the closed beta; some other website/forum issues), but the actual ingame situation looks promising enough.
Sure, everyone wants to play without any fees whatsoever, but the game company has to earn an income as well. Calling the game a piece of garbage because it went from a mandatory subscription model to an optional subscription model is mind-boggling.

So gameforge isn't garbage? Metin 2 isn't the worst run game by a major developer in history? Did you miss the part where I said gameforge, the host, not the game, was garbage?

Did you miss the part about gameforge? Did I say anything about the business model?

Did I say something about the business model in between me talking about gameforge?

Pretty sure I was talking about gameforge.
Edited by S.M. - 3/7/12 at 5:22am
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I should've seen this coming. My bad. A clarification is necessary, it seems.
What I had in mind were the very common complaints that the game is crap because the starter accounts are so limited. It's just that your "garbage" statement was recent and I used the same words to express myself. Again, my bad.

EDIT: actually, when I look at your post more closely, you DID comment on the game/business model, NOT gameforge:
Quote:
Free-to-play is a gameforge hosted european piece of garbage.
It was Artikbot who criticized Gameforge.
Huh, go figure. I guess my criticism applies to you as well, then. Unless you also only failed to express yourself properly.
Anyway, moving on...


Regarding the screw-up... Yeah, that's pretty bad, but I don't actually remember ever seeing an MMO account transfer between companies, that didn't have any issues. Not that I've seen many, mind you. Actually, most, if not all accounts that were opted-in from the NCSoft database were transferred without a hitch; the validation issue applies only to new accounts created during a period when the website was under immense load - that resulted in the game account being created, but not the website/forum/shop account. Thus the rewards couldn't be accessed via the shop, as it wasn't possible to log into the site, though everyone could still play the game.

I think you are a bit too quick to attack GF. I'll reserve my judgement until I see how quickly they get rid of the launch issues. As I mentioned previously, I have pretty much no complaints about the situation inside the game itself.
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