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  1. Because it is approx 100 years old in mmo time....

    Because it is approx 100 years old in mmo time. People are clamoring for a dev to come along and take the mechanics of DAOC and put them in a modern graphical shell.
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    The difficulty of the specific action (in this...

    The difficulty of the specific action (in this case pvp combat) isn't directly impacted, but the difficulty of being generically successful in pvp combat is increased with stiffer death penalties. If...
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    Part of challenge is risk of failure. Having a...

    Part of challenge is risk of failure.

    Having a large potential risk of failure amplifies the importance of your actions.

    If I die in pvp and lose nothing and spawn 20 seconds away with a 30...
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    And I would play the OPs game in a heartbeat. ...

    And I would play the OPs game in a heartbeat.

    Some people want depth and challenge, some people want mindless dreck.

    The idea is to have choice and options. Unfortunately, the only options...
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    Because I like creating my fun along with fellow...

    Because I like creating my fun along with fellow players more than following a per-conceived "to do" list of a game.

    I think things to be dynamic and unpredictable, sandboxes allow for this more...
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    Did no one else try to read this? Holy moley,...

    Did no one else try to read this?

    Holy moley, it's like a magic eye with words. Stare really hard for 10 minutes and you might see something that makes sense.
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    100% correct. I've ranted about this to my...

    100% correct. I've ranted about this to my friends more often than I can count.

    In order for games to be taken as art, they need to be financed like art. They need patrons, not investors or...
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    Uh, iirc WoW had a totally buggy release. There...

    Uh, iirc WoW had a totally buggy release. There were days and days of serious server stability and other issues.
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    Because it is awesome. And to some people, that...

    Because it is awesome. And to some people, that is reason enough.

    An mmo doesn't have to have 10 million players to stay financially afloat, but so many fail because they are designed with that...
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    Fair enough, I respect your response. I am quite...

    Fair enough, I respect your response. I am quite familiar with skinners box and while mmos certainly have always taken a page from this, I would argue that current game design actually is set up to...
  11. That isn't true. EQ at release wasn;t just a...

    That isn't true. EQ at release wasn;t just a grind, it was difficult. It was dangeous. there were repercussions to losing.

    That is what many of us want. We want to be scared of dying, we want...
  12. Count me in as one person that agrees with you....

    Count me in as one person that agrees with you. It isn't nostalgia either, I just like my mmos immerse, difficult, and closer to pen and paper rpg depth.
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    Actually no, he's right. Fact: MMO games are...

    Actually no, he's right.

    Fact: MMO games are getting simpler due to game companies wanting to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

    Fact: Some people enjoy putting more time and effort into...
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    As someone who also had a life-threatening...

    As someone who also had a life-threatening abscess situation complete with hospitals, heavy medication and last minute surgery - congrats!

    Mine was in my neck and not my abdomen, but I know how...
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    I can't help but agree with you. ...

    I can't help but agree with you.

    Unfortunately, until game developers start putting out content like cable tv (aimed for specific niches) and stop all trying to be WoW-like everything to everyone...
  16. I hate raids, scripted dungeons and most other...

    I hate raids, scripted dungeons and most other pve content. GW2 will be pvp focused with competitive skill based options as well as dynamic multifaction open world pvp. That alone is enough for me.
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    Relax, not everyone agrees with them. Some people...

    Relax, not everyone agrees with them. Some people enjoyed older games and feel that the current ADD-addled masses are watering down what used to be a highly entertaining social hobby.

    Some of us...
  18. Thread: Worst game ever.

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    Nerf Arena Blast.

    Nerf Arena Blast.
  19. None for me. I'd play it with a monthly sub. 15...

    None for me. I'd play it with a monthly sub. 15 bucks a month for a real good mmo is nothing.

    I'm excited about the actual game.
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    C'mon Gill, push for more daoc influences. You...

    C'mon Gill, push for more daoc influences. You know you want to!
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    Fallout. For multiplayer games, daoc.

    Fallout.

    For multiplayer games, daoc.
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    No, they actually did change. MMOs used to be...

    No, they actually did change.

    MMOs used to be full of things like harsh death penalty, mandatory grouping, long leveling processes and less readily accessible information. There were more...
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    They haven't, beta and after release they were...

    They haven't, beta and after release they were incredibly weak. Also, throughout most of Rift, only a 1 spec at a time was powerful.
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    Ah that's right. He is legendary for riding a...

    Ah that's right. He is legendary for riding a llama to battle and smiting his foes with giant pool fun-noodles.

    I remember this from my Classics course. It is a fact.
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    Living in Canada, the only Canadian one on this...

    Living in Canada, the only Canadian one on this list (other than eh) that I've heard is keener :)
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