By CompuGeek247 ยท 9 replies
Jun 4, 2003
  1. anyone read about planetseide. Is anyone interested in it
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    read all the threads regarding

  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I was a beta tester for the game - I really didn't enjoy it too much. Don't really have much to say about it though.

  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Charging to play a game online is just going way overboard. I guess it has a lot to do with loss of sales due to pirating software on P2P programs. I have been guilty of pirating things in my life many times, but I for one think this is having so much of a negative effect on the quality of gaming and the prices of games that it should be stopped. The problem is these companys like the RIAA just have no idea what they are doing and go about it wrong. They go after the piraters instead of the "suppliers". If you eliminate the suppliers you eliminate the supply. Yet they go after some teenage kid in college and charge him all this money and in turn cause him to have to quit college and lose his education. I can't see the logic in going after millions of individuals when you could go after 100's of the "suppliers" and get rid of the problem much more quickly. Besides, these individuals are too many and multiply too quickly. You take one out and theres another 100 in his/her place. *****ic RIAA.
    Really pathetic.
  5. Elcarion

    Elcarion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 169

    I used to say that until I started playing Dark Age of Camelot. While I don't like paying monthly, it can be a plus if a company stands by their product and continually improves it. I just wish I would have broken down sooner!
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I used to agree with acidosmosis till I started playing MMOs - there's usually a reason that you have to pay to play these games. It's not like a multiplayer game of Q3, UT2K3, or Diablo II - it's a persistent world that is continually evolving. There is growth in AC2 every month - new quests, new skills, new stuff all around the board. I don't have to go out and buy any expansion packs or anything. Like I said, I used to agree with what you said - but no more. I don't like paying monthly, but I will continue to do so now.

  7. novicegamer

    novicegamer TS Rookie Posts: 89

    I have paid to play for over 2 years and IMHO I think it cuts down on cheaters.I tried AC1 but got so lost that I gave up LOL.I play WWIIOL it is a MMPOL game
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I bought PlanetSide on a quick whim without noticing it was pay to play...

    I used to be quite addicted to muds ( and find that this has similar elements with the experience points, battle ranks and command ranks... Although I am getting bored of all buildings looking the same and not much of a change of environment. But if it does evolve and new things being added I might just stick to it :D
  9. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    isnt there a problem with latency (with the massive battles)?
  10. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Well it patched to version 1.46 when I first installed it (took about 30 mins on 512 ADSL :( ). Hasn't been too bad so far for big battles. Has crashed quite a bit though :(
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