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2012-11-13 09:51:22 PM
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2012-11-13 10:03:56 PM
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2012-11-13 10:43:06 PM

OSULugan: dervish16108: I was sad when they shut down SWG, because I knew I'd never fly all those ships again since SW:TOR only has dorky arcade on rails style space flight, and I knew I'd never play as a Wookiee again because EA/Bioware doesn't consider Wookiees and other certain SW races to be appropriate for their story driven game.

But I think all gamers need to realize that MMO developers can pull the plug anytime they want, and if it's going to be a problem for people to let go, perhaps another game or hobby is best.

I was sad when SOE killed SWG by completely gutting the core gameplay... twice.

Oh, and you shouldn't have been playing a wookiee in SWG either. Raph never intended them to be successful, that's why they couldn't wear armor. Of course, SOE screwed that up, too.


You know, there are a whole bunch of SWG emulator servers out there that you can still play on, most of which are pre-CU.

I don't think many have JTL active as yet, but I know some are working on it. I played on one for a while, and I loved going back to the old system instead of using the class-based crap.

Now I'm a LotRO regular, since my lifetime subscription gives me enough free monthly points to buy expansions without having to spend any more real money. I've been considered revisiting one of the pre-CU SWG servers, though.
 
2012-11-13 11:58:40 PM

wildcardjack: Make it a federal case.

NCsoft purchased the City Of Heroes and other MMO's with the intent to shut down competition to it's core products. Anti-competitive practices if I ever saw them.


Except NCsoft didn't purchase COH, it was their original IP from the beginning. They created it.
 
2012-11-14 01:07:29 AM

Neondistraction: wildcardjack: Make it a federal case.

NCsoft purchased the City Of Heroes and other MMO's with the intent to shut down competition to it's core products. Anti-competitive practices if I ever saw them.

Except NCsoft didn't purchase COH, it was their original IP from the beginning. They created it.


NCsoft (the publisher) went halfsies on it with Cryptic (the developer). NCsoft bought the other 50% and acquired it in Nov 2007.
 
2012-11-14 04:10:52 AM

Tenatra: Neondistraction: wildcardjack: Make it a federal case.

NCsoft purchased the City Of Heroes and other MMO's with the intent to shut down competition to it's core products. Anti-competitive practices if I ever saw them.

Except NCsoft didn't purchase COH, it was their original IP from the beginning. They created it.

NCsoft (the publisher) went halfsies on it with Cryptic (the developer). NCsoft bought the other 50% and acquired it in Nov 2007.


Right, but it's not like they just went out and bought up a property they had nothing to do with and then turned right around and shut it down.
 
2012-11-14 10:34:29 AM
Btw, just to add my own standpoint on this: I was a big CoX player for years, but also haven't really played in a few years. It was great that they were adding so much new stuff, but really disappointing that they were putting all that effort into a game at the end of its life instead of making a new game (it sounds like they tried making a new MMO and kept failing for some reason). There were parts of CoX that simply couldn't be improved without starting from scratch.

So I wasn't upset that CoX was canceled. I was upset at how NCsoft did it, though. No warning, just pink slips for all just a few weeks before the next big content update was due. No ending events, no closing of storylines, and no refocusing the developers into a new game. Terrible idea, terrible management. I was actually about to buy GW2 that week and didn't because of this.
 
2012-11-14 05:05:30 PM

Jgok: Now I'm a LotRO regular, since my lifetime subscription gives me enough free monthly points to buy expansions without having to spend any more real money. I've been considered revisiting one of the pre-CU SWG servers, though.


The problem is the destruction of the Gorath community that I loved so much starting from launch day. By the time I left, I'd made an armor chestpiece that was rated at 100%, and had stashes of resources that even the best crafters would drool over from a thriving resource gathering and selling business which I started on day #1. It may be fun for a day or two, but it really truly is one of those situations where you can never go back.

Turbine pulled the same crap with LOTRO and their combat changes in their first release Post-Moria. I walked away from that one as well.
 
2012-11-15 01:14:54 AM

hammer85: DC already has their MMO, and it's doing pretty well from what I gathered after it went F2P


I never knew it was F2P. Well I downloaded it today on both the PC and PS3. I don't know if I would play it enough to buy the content packs but I can see myself killing some free time with it. :)

/Also the PC servers seem to be a bit more populated.
 
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