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wraith808

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The Daily Grind: Shut a game down or let it waste away? (Massively)

Apr 9th 2011 11:02AM I think as long as a game is even marginally profitable (it is a business, after all), that the game should be left open. Not only do people play these games, but they put a lot of their energy and lives into it, and get real enjoyment. To kill such a thing after the social contract of getting them involved in something that's persistent and open, and yes, that the company wanted them to invest so much in really erodes the ability of the player base to get involved in such projects. It's one of the reasons that even though I have free months to most NCSoft games still unused in my account, I still haven't gone back to any of them. They broke that trust.

Champions Online going F2P (Massively)

Oct 27th 2010 9:35PM I can only hope so. I really like FE, but not enough to pay $15/month...

Champions Online going F2P (Massively)

Oct 27th 2010 9:32PM @Tempes Magus

They're limiting it about as much as CoX does by default. You're limited to an archetype, where you can select powers within it. Sound familiar? The paying players can make their characters from any of the powers available, mixing and matching at will, as long as they meet the prereqs.

Grey Area announces Shadow Cities, first location-based iPhone MMO (Massively)

Sep 30th 2010 11:23AM This isn't the first. Parallel Kingdom (http://www.parallelkingdom.com/) has been around for a while, and I'd definitely consider it an MMO. And it's cross platform.

I'm surprised you bought into that line without research...

Win Tickets to the 'America's Got Talent' Live! Tour (AOL TV)

Sep 14th 2010 9:29AM For Thu. 11/4/10 | Washington DC

I've been watching AGT since the 2nd season, and I've pulled in not only my whole family, but friends (and even a stranger in a best buy) with my enthusiasm. I really want to see the tour when it hits DC- which is the closest location to where I live. Even clocking in at 2 hours both ways, I'll drive to see it!

'America's Got Talent' - 'Episode 528' Semi-Finals Results Recap (AOL TV)

Sep 2nd 2010 12:30PM He actually doesn't miss half his tricks. The only trick he's missed in all his performances came last night. And that's understandable because of his accident. Sharon truly pegged it when she called him this generation's Evel Knievel. Though I will agree that Christina and Ali (along with Taylor Matthews) are really out of place and it is tragic that Arc Attack and Alice Tan Ridley (or Michael and Ashleigh) couldn't have been in place of them.

Play Champions Online for a week without paying a dime (Massively)

Aug 31st 2010 4:52PM The negative comments here are the same as for any MMO. It seems that there is a thin line between love and hate for an MMO, and once someone crosses that line, they want to pull everyone they can across it.

Just my observation...

Champions Online unveils plans to celebrate one year since launch (Massively)

Aug 25th 2010 11:36AM Agreed that it's not likely to be failing and still here at this point. Not the raging success that they hoped for, for sure. But I think it's a matter of time. The amount of content is near what CoX had at this point in development, which is what people forget. Content takes time, and people are just not willing to concede that it appears.

Richard Garriott wins lawsuit against NCsoft (Massively)

Jul 30th 2010 12:33PM @alinos

Garriott paid *his own money* to go into space. People think that NC Soft sent him or that the money came from TR's budget or something, but reading is fundamental. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,436545,00.html

So saying that his spaceflight took away from TR is like saying that you taking a vacation takes away from your job's bottom line.

Richard Garriott wins lawsuit against NCsoft (Massively)

Jul 30th 2010 10:34AM @Rubi - Exactly. I played TR through the end. And it is *still* one of the best MMOs for getting that adrenalin pumping feel of an FPS while still having the depth of an RPG. Was it perfect? No. But it's definitely better than anything out there right now to fill that Sci-Fi FPS niche. And from my communications with the devs and everyone involved, they didn't feel like he left them out to dry. He pursued his dreams, for sure. But your work shouldn't eclipse your dreams when you can go after it. If you're going to do something like that, you build a solid team of people you can trust, and let them start to carry the ball. And he did. Why was *one* man's presence going to sink or carry the game. He is a designer and architect, not a programmer. And part of the reason that he was involved was his vision and his name. Neither one of those left when he went into space.

So again I ask, what did he do that was so bad?