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Snakeoil
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MMO Defiance beta test sign ups.

»vonbachindustries.com/en/?CAS_RE···register

Defiance is a new mmo by Trion. They produce the MMO Rift. What makes Defiance different is that it will also be a weekly TV series on the SyFy chann.

The "back story" [what I know of it], is that Earth was invaded by an Alien Race. That war devastated the earth, and those left alive now have to "pick up the pieces".
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Seems interesting. Will this be f2play? OOHH...Shooter mmo.


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I don't know if it will be free to play. Granted, I have yet to see a true "free to play" game.
Meaning, if a game is free to play, then why must I pay to unlock content/features/buy add ons or power ups of the game?

*Note: I'm a "tad ticked" at one of my kids. He spent all his christmas money on Team Fortress 2 keys. Silly me, I thought TF2 was a free game.. lol.
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Can't get too much info atm since I'm at work. Console release?


Snakeoil
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I don't think it will be on a console. It's just the first beta of the game.


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Hrm...On the page looks like Ps3, Xbox, and PC. Wonder if it they will allow cross servers. We all know PC > Consoles in shooters.


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An interesting idea but I'm nervous about the execution. The trailers for the tv series look great.

BTW there will never be a "truly f2p" persistent online game like a MOBA or MMO (EDIT: without at least cosmetic microtransactions). Why would anyone go to all the trouble and expense of designing and maintaining a game and then offer every bit of it for nothing? Even on Facebook there are ads and microtransactions.


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this looks like the biggest red neck mmo ever..

why does every screen shot i see of the game have atvs in it?


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From what I understand (and I'm going by memory here), things that happen in the game world will impact the game tv series and vice versa. Very ambitious, and Rift was great, but I have my doubts.

Edited to make sense.


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Hey what's wrong with ATVs!!! It all comes down to gameplay. Atm Firefall looks like the best MMOFPS.


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between ps2 and firefall, both of which are f2g, f2p, i don't know where this one is going to fit in

can you kill deer in this one?


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Correct. But it seems the first question about these types of games is :Is it free to play/how much to play.
Which are fair questions.
I think it would be "kool" if games were able to do what second life does.
SL can stream video feeds from the internet, into the game.
Of course the majority of those feeds are of "mature" or adult type [porn ads], but SL tried to clean up it's image a few years ago [been awhile since I logged into it].
But still, take a game where you are driving around a city with billboards. Instead of "static"/fake ads, they could pipe in ads from google adsense, or a business. Use product placement and such, to help reduce the games over heard.

Or like what World of Warcraft and Halo 4 did. Pay/work with a company to have game codes. The codes help power up a player or give in game item.

But yes I agree. Running a game takes money. From paying the power bill to run the servers, to paying the ISP so players have a connection. To paying the employees to take care of the game.

I still haven't tried it, but I'm getting more curious about Earth and Beyond. It's an abandonware game that fans of the game rebuilt the server software, and give out the client for free. They don't change anything, but accept donations. One stat I saw for the game claimed 40k regular players on a weekly bases. Doesn't seem like much, but considering the lack of advertisement, and being all player supported, that doesn't sound bad.

Back when I played Ultima Online, there were several player run servers. again, I have no idea why EA didn't go after them to shut them down, but they didn't. Players recreated the server software, then provided a connection. So you could play for free. I never risked it, because I didn't want my UO account banned by EA, if I goofed it up somehow.

Sorry about going OT...
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I dunno about the servers. I know DC online doesn't cross over their servers, or they didn't when I played.

Not sure about Vendetta online either. Vendetta is on Mac, PC, linux, and Andriod tablets [not sure if it's on IOS]. If I recall, they had just a small amount of servers, so I think they allowed everything to "cross over".
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This MMO has already killed WoW.

There, said it before anyone else did.


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I can't get into my Trion account, I switched phones before remover the authenticator from my account.


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lol...

I think people have given up on that idea.

I'm curious as to how many actual human beings play WOW vs account subscriptions. As I am aware of a few people that have multiple accounts to WOW.

I dropped into a chat about Ultima online subscribers. They [EA] thinks there is about 60 to 100k people still playing UO. Which is different from the active accounts, which is much higher. Thats because some people [like me] have 2 or more accounts [I had 3]. So that inflates the subscriber base.
So out of the 10 million active accounts WOW has, how many are owned by 1 person?
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I keep getting Rift emails, I was thinking about giving this a go, but then I have to dig up my Trion account info.


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Nothing could kill WoW but time. Time is undefeated.


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said by Snakeoil:

I'm curious as to how many actual human beings play WOW vs account subscriptions. As I am aware of a few people that have multiple accounts to WOW.

So out of the 10 million active accounts WOW has, how many are owned by 1 person?

It's probably a lot more then what Blizzard leads people to believe.

Just look at expansion sales numbers. MoP sold something like only 2 million copies in the first week. I don't know what the current total is, but wouldn't you think if they actually had 10 million people playing the game the expansion sales would be a lot higher that?

You can't tell me there are that many people out there still subscribing on a monthly basis, but choosing not to purchase new expansions.


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We weren't in a hurry to get the new expan. As we weren't all that interested in returning to wow. Out of the 3, I am the only one still playing. my kids are back to Team fortress 2 and minecraft. For what ever reason, the grinding and the killing x number of [fill in the blank] got boring fast.
I'm at that point on my lev 87 dk [I leveled a hunter to 90], and my alts are boring as well. I'll take a break after my 60 days are up.
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hmm, playstation. I may be very interested in this after all.

It does look interesting.


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I just spent 20 minutes on the phone with customer support at Trion. I told the rep I forgot my security answers [no authenticator], but I had the registration code.
So he requested that, and I was able to access my account. I was able to go to the Defiance page and request PS3 Beta sign up.
So hopefully that will happen in a few weeks.

Now to use the Rift game time card I had sitting on my desk for the last year.
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MMO? Interesting.
Rift like? Ok maybe.

MMO shooters have traditionally been awful. Mail order chess lag and rubber banding. Put me down for it's going to suck.

I mean signed up.
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said by Snakeoil:

»vonbachindustries.com/en/?CAS_RE···register

Defiance is a new mmo by Trion. They produce the MMO Rift. What makes Defiance different is that it will also be a weekly TV series on the SyFy chann.

The "back story" [what I know of it], is that Earth was invaded by an Alien Race. That war devastated the earth, and those left alive now have to "pick up the pieces".

I have been playing this for the past few days.... I know it is an alpha so I realize there will be a lot more added later.... but as for now, I am not that excited about it.

There is not a lot of instructions on basic game mechanics... like most MMOs will show you in the first few areas/levels...

Wait and see I suppose.
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Y can't they just make a star ship troopers mmo and be done with it.


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said by f0rtys3ven:

Y can't they just make a star ship troopers mmoWORLD OF STARCRAFT and be done with it.

FTFY
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said by f0rtys3ven:

Y can't they just make a star ship troopers mmo and be done with it.

Firefall is the star ship troopers mmo.

Also World of Starcraft woulc be awesome.
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said by Jobbie:

said by f0rtys3ven:

Y can't they just make a star ship troopers mmo and be done with it.

Firefall is the star ship troopers mmo.

That's what I was going to say ^

You're already killing alien looking bugs in Firefall.


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Would have to be World of Starcraft. Not sure how many kiddies now days know what Starship Troopers is.