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by Pangloss
Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes A MMO Great?
Replies: 20
Views: 6673

Re: What Makes A MMO Great?

EQ is original content. So were all the popular early MMOs: Ultima Online, Asheron’s Call, City of Heroes, AO. The licensing fetish started after Warcraft. Licensing someone else’s IP then making a generic MMO and waiting for millions of subscribers to show up has never worked. Developers should sto...
by Pangloss
Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes A MMO Great?
Replies: 20
Views: 6673

Re: What Makes A MMO Great?

A lot of the western MMOs are licensed: Conan, Dungeon and Dragons Online, Matrix, Warhammer, LoTRO, and Star Wars Galaxies are all out and struggling. Star Trek, Stargate, another Star Wars, Fallout, and DC Universe are in some stage of official development. Nearly everything else is rumored to be ...
by Pangloss
Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Makes A MMO Great?
Replies: 20
Views: 6673

Re: What Makes A MMO Great?

Single player content is probably the biggest reason Warcraft demolished Everquest so quickly after launch. The players enjoyed logging in and accomplishing things by themselves, which was frequently suicidal in EQ. Other important things: Time saving amenities like e-mail, shared stash, and an auct...
by Pangloss
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Teh Guide to Earning Creds Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Replies: 59
Views: 37323

Re: Teh Guide to Earning Creds Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

I would add the Pump Master to the list. I almost vendored it when I started playing, until I noticed the 330 damage and thought: “Gee, that’s rather high isn’t it? Maybe someone will want this!”
by Pangloss
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Funcom, we love AO, please keep it alive
Replies: 13
Views: 2225

Re: Funcom, we love AO, please keep it alive

Someone on another forum asked about the graphics upgrade, so I came back to check. There’s been no news? The Youtube videos were from 18 months ago! Personally, I think they’re fixated on trying to revive the Conan disaster and don’t care about AO right now. If only they’d spent a fraction of that ...
by Pangloss
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about AI and LE
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: Questions about AI and LE

So your complaint is about pocket teams specifically, not about heckler teams per se. If one were to gain 15 levels on hecklers / borgs, then revisit their implants, armor, nanos, etc, that'd be ok -- provided they got those 15 levels without the help of an outside pocket? Is that correct? Yes, and...
by Pangloss
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about AI and LE
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: Questions about AI and LE

MetalSlugIV – Congratulations on trying to play the game properly. You’ll have more fun that way and learn things much faster. You’ll eventually have lots of credits and good gear in AO, but it’ll take awhile unless you get some lucky drops . Pnunu – Now I’m confused. Are you really asking what is b...
by Pangloss
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Knowledge Database
Topic: Breaking and Entering
Replies: 12
Views: 2940

Re: Breaking and Entering

700-800 isn’t bad. I found Weird looking Instinctive Control yesterday, so I’ll eventually raise B & E more to keep playing the weird looking nano lottery.
by Pangloss
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Knowledge Database
Topic: Breaking and Entering
Replies: 12
Views: 2940

Re: Breaking and Entering

4x the level of what? I can open about 95% of the chests in Adonis statics, but there are usually 1 or 2 on each level that I can’t open. The lure of weird looking nano crystals is very high, but I usually just find spindles and ammo anyway.
by Pangloss
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about AI and LE
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: Questions about AI and LE

I’m not complaining about not being able to level. I’ve gotten to 163 legitimately and don’t care if I ever see 220. I’m complaining that 90% of the playerbase are 5th generation hecknoobs, who are invariably terrible to group with. Obviously the pocket/kite garbage stops at some point, but there’s ...
by Pangloss
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Knowledge Database
Topic: Breaking and Entering
Replies: 12
Views: 2940

Re: Breaking and Entering

Wow, that’s horrible. Any reason they changed it for SL? The LE mission doors have always opened easily for me, so I guess they use RK rules too.
by Pangloss
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Delurking
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Delurking

Heh, that’s not a bad comparison. A less morbid version: the benefits of going omni/clan aren’t going to make much difference early on, so it’s simplest to stay neutral until you learn more about Rubi-Ka and find something worth joining. Being able to explore omni/clan cities (except Tir!) and see o...
by Pangloss
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Knowledge Database
Topic: Breaking and Entering
Replies: 12
Views: 2940

Breaking and Entering

On RK, I understood the formula as 1x mission level for doors and 2x mission level for chests. I have 450ish B & E and can happily open anything in 200-220 missions. Simple enough. While wandering in Adonis statics, I found some chests that couldn’t be opened. Obviously things are working a little d...
by Pangloss
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about AI and LE
Replies: 43
Views: 5322

Re: Questions about AI and LE

Since my old thread got bumped, I’ll mention that I’ve been to Adonis now and it’s just like Elysium: mostly empty except for the morons in pocket teams. I did finally see some people in Scheol, but they were TL7 and farming grays. Anyone want to tell me that it gets better later on?
by Pangloss
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: New Arrivals
Topic: Delurking
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Delurking

I recommend staying neutral at least until you learn the geography of the planet. Ease of travel and grouping outweigh anything else when you’re new. There are very few people left playing the game, so you might as well give yourself as many chances as possible to meet the 3 or 4 good ones. As for P...