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Re: [Space Sim News]Black Prophecy Open Beta
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The game will be released tomorrow (at least in europe).
MS style.. Time to earn money with this unfinished game.


You think that's MS style? You should buy some Paradox Interactive games

I love the publisher (also developer) as it makes some of my favourite games, but seriously...the rule is don't buy their games until at least the first expansion

Best current example is Magicka. It's a fantastic (and very cheap) game. However, it's being patched up left, right, and centre - and often the patch breaks other things (or uncovers other flaws) that break the game for some folks, and cause problems for others.

Posted on: 2011/3/20 19:44
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Re: [Space Sim News]Black Prophecy Open Beta
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So it has potential and it's been launched as an unfinished game are the only response I'm gonna get by the looks of it lol. Be damned if I'd buy a game that has potential and isn't finished. Time to find some reviews.

Posted on: 2011/3/21 19:32
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You do understand that Black Prophecy is a free to play MMOG?

Also, it has just been launched officially, so you can try it out yourself right now!

Posted on: 2011/3/21 19:51
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As in you don't have to purchase the game at all?

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What else could "free to play" possibly mean?

Posted on: 2011/3/22 2:06
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Re: [Space Sim News]Black Prophecy Open Beta
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Well like it says free to play, after you've bought it, like guild wars smart arse!

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Yes, it is free to download/"purchase" as well.

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Free to download, free to play. I also have to say it's not unfinished by a longshot, I've seen far buggier games than this.

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I hope people playing it are purchasing it.

I'm bored of seeing generic FPS ver 5 coming out, yet if sales of alternative game types are poor, they'll keep cranking the usual cash cows instead

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I'm gonna download it and give it a shot, but I don't get the whole business of a game that's free to play and doesn't have to be purchased either.

I got the guild wars thing, buy the game then it's free to play online, keep the expansions coming to make more money etc.

How the hell are Gamigo supposed to make money from this? Anything that sounds to good to be true usually is. What's the deal, in game advertising? Got to purchase equipment to get anywhere in the game like Entropia Universe or something?

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I've just had a scout around on the forums and now I understand how they are going to pull this off.

Basically they are going to make you wait every time you want to apply a mod to something unless you pay for accelerators in their store. Accelerators reduce the time taken to apply mods, boosters can also be bought to make you level up quicker otherwise levelling will be a serious grind.

It seems that applying a mod will take 25mins, during which time you can't do anything but wait, so you might as well go and take a shower or watch tv. The mod might also fail, which would be really annoying after waiting 25mins.

Each piece of equipment, say an engine for example, has slots to which you can apply mods to make it better. Some of these slots will be locked unless you pay to unlock them.

Obviously there will also be premium equipment that can be purchased which will kick ass.

So I think that without spending money you will be waiting around a lot, that's always painful in any game, I hate loading bars nevermind 25mins of waiting. I also think, unless you spend money to unlock slots on your equipment modules, you're likely to get your ass handed to you on a plate in pvp. No doubt pve will be okay, but pvp is likely to leave you at a serious disadvantage without splashing out.

I'll download it and take a look at it, but I have a feeling this going to piss me off. I've never paid to play any game, not sure I ever want to. Guild wars had a good model, pay once and play on forever, this grind or pay model of BP is like entropia and LOTR and in just the same way they do, this is going to suck big time I'm sure.

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True end true. I play Shaiya for 3 years end is Free to Play but if u rely wona be good gota pay money to be on top. I spended more then 700 $ just to be somewhat on top but i know ppl that spended more the 5k on that game end they ar untochable so if u dont pay well everyone will kik u but so i gues this will be no diferend

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and if you pay too much, you're "untouchable" and then, no challenge... No Pain, No Gain...

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wait, you don't even have to pay for the base game? I was sure you had to buy it...how did I get confused - maybe I read about the buy-able content instead but I don't think I did

Let us know how slug-fest it is...I don't mind a lil grind as long as game play is great, but if it is a case whereby you are so disadvantaged by not paying that it becomes unplayable (aka purposefully being hunted by those that pay as they are self righteous about the game, and want to force non-paying players to leave the game - fan boy behaviour in other words) then it'll be quite a disappointment


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I've been invited in the US closed beta, so I'll be checking this out over the weekend!

Posted on: 2011/3/24 15:00
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