Saturday, March 22, 2008

Turning off Anonymous Commenting for Now...

It seems between Tobold and I, there's a mutual hater that feels compelled to attack our comment sections. Odd? Yes. Childish? You bet. Completely a waste of said person's time? Definitely.

So to save him or her or them all the frustration, I've turned off anonymous commenting for now. Hope this doesn't drive away any of my regular commenters. If you'd like to say something here, you'll have to make a Blogger account (which is free) and sign in.

That's the way the cookie crumbles I'm afraid.

5 comments:

Tobold said...

Not just the two of us, I also had comments signed KnG linking to Keen and Graev's, and one Ogrebear's, all of them fake. I hope there aren't any more fake comments signed Tobold elsewhere, I looked on several blogs.

Keen said...

I wasn't aware that anyone was posing as myself or Graev. Just to confirm that the posts are fake, Keen and Graev have nothing but respect for our fellow bloggers.

Jassinda said...

bildo what you think about this latest review of warhammer ?

http://betaleaks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190

Concluson

I think Warhammer has promise. It will never be as big as World of Warcraft. It lacks the PVE content a mass majority of players crave. However I can see it getting a few million dedicated players. Not everyone is going to like the game, and there will be fanboys who trash it.

If Mythic hammers out the balance issues, and fixes the animations, graphics and bugs It will be a great game. So far everything Mythic has promised they delivered and is now being tested or ready to be tested (big update next week Beta testers). They even went back to the Greenskin and Dwarf area to overhaul it because they personally felt it was not good enough. The beta forums are extremely active and the Devs have community events in game at least once a week. It's all going to come down to Polish. If they can polish this game and make it smooth and "pretty" it will get people hooked. As they explore the well molded zones and level they will understand how deep and dynamic the combat can be.

Another factor is going to be the patches Mythic puts up. If they can patch this game once a month and fix issues as they come up and add content, it will keep people happy. Creating an MMORPG where the end game is RVR offers a lot of different things they can do to keep it fresh.

The next few conventions will really let people see what they have worked on. I am looking forward to seeing how the DEV build of the game has turned out in relation to the Beta build. If they can polish it up, I will be playing, thats for sure. So will my guild and many other people I know. If they fail to polish it up and EA pushes them to a release date they should not be making, the game will flop and we will all be waiting for something else.

The marketing for this game is what has hurt it the most. They have a lack of good footage available which makes people search Youtube and find videos from 2006. They also let a lot of first time beta testers into closed beta and they are quite clueless. It's hard for them to grasp the fact that games are not good in Beta and it's not your job to have fun and play a finished product before it launches but help finish the game using a bare bones build.

Mythic has the talent, they have the experience. They created a great MMORPG before that eventually failed due to not listening to feedback. They are now listening and as more builds of beta are released the testers will be able to give a more informed opinion. As it stands now I am impressed how far along the game is. Everything looks promising, but I have learned not to get my hopes up.

Openedge1 said...

Good luck on this...quite a mess lately.
The new MMO's are causing a rabble rousing for sure. Mention one or two on your blog, and you're history.
Makes me start to wonder if these games will even be worth a darn, and the fall of the MMO as we know it is pending...

Wow...kinda end of the world like...

Thallian said...

down with posers!, good call Bildo & Tobold