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Gaming You Won't Respawn Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Sep 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I thought this was going to be about Mankz, given all the respawn jokes in his "away" thread :p
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Lots of bitterness, I sense... :p

    This is one of the biggest ****-ups in gaming history but seriously, you could see that happen during beta already.
     
  4. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Wow.

    That was quite a powerful article. Really well written.

    Well done Phil!
     
  5. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    Maybe it spawns again... Like the Duke...
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yeah, but Mankz did respawn.

    On topic:

    APB was pisspoor in terms of execution. Anyone who claims anything to the contrary is simply wrong. RTW did nothing to allay any issues that the users had, and those issues were well known enough to kill new interest in the game.

    They shut themselves down with shoddy support and shoddy bug fixing.

    Personally, I'm glad they're gone.
     
  7. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    this was poetic. you are sad it's gone, aren't you?
     
  8. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Nice writeup. Felt the sadness and loss. Or should that be emptiness? Just focus on all that free time you now have ;)

    It is harsh to plough so many hours into something, and feel empty. Only recent comparison comes to mind is when I hit level 80 in Conan the other month. I wanted Conan to shower me in recognition for the determination and hard work (read: grind) I had put in. I wanted fireworks as I rode my horse from his kingdom, back to the wilderness. I wanted town/city guards to wave and acknowledge me ...

    Nothing.

    Games are limitless in their imagination, but limited to how they have been built and designed. There could have been the mechanics in place for me to see the waving guards, the curtsying of the peasant wenches as I rode past, Conan could have given me that. Just like you could have had fireworks and collapsing buildings in APB at the end, instead of ...

    Nothing.
     
  9. tristanperry

    tristanperry Active Member

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    Brilliant article, definitely powerful :)

    And a nice ending ;)

    "APB had the most potential of any MMO seen in years,” sympathised Rezistance’s clan leader, Revenant. “Unfortunately, s*** happens."

    :duh: :D
     
  10. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    How in gods name did any one manage to rack up hundreds of hours in this game? It didn't exists for that long...
     
  11. bpdlr

    bpdlr High-frequency bogon emitter

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    Great article. RIP, APB.
     
  12. Unknownsock

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    I'm surprised they weren't able to sell some sections of this game off, for example all the bits added for customising.

    Wasn't there still a 130k player base spending around £/$20-30 a month average. I'm surprised no one noticed this, possibly could have eventually got their money back.

    Pity it failed though, it had alot of potential in my eyes.
     
  13. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    Daikatana anyone?
     
  14. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    Well written :)
    never tried it, but i was curious until i read the reviews and so on... off to try conan! with the rise of the godslayer it's said to be a good game now actually. :)
     
  15. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I see a lot of people saying the game had a lot of potential (usually reviews). That's not really saying much though is it. That's like saying Labour had a lot of potential. You know, before they took us to a war we didn't want, and then helped get the country into piles of debt. It's all about the execution. APB failed at that and the game died. Hardly a great loss.
     
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    Thou shalt not EVER divide by Zero V3ctor...

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    Very well written article dude! an 'enjoyable' read...
     
  17. billysielu

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    Your game doesn't fail because it doesn't have a million players in the first three months... cmon srsly quitters.
     
  18. Skiddywinks

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    It was obvious from the beta that APB was going no where. I didn't expect it to get closed down so soon in all fairness, nor for RTW to go in to administration, but they definitely had no hope relying on APB.

    And Crackdown 2. My God.
     
  19. hirezo

    hirezo steam&BF3: killahlatch

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    They had it coming, Good riddance! I want my 30 quid back! :/
     
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