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Herr Matzat
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Ok, it´s finaly live in europe now to, i have been playing sinc yesterday, screewed up renewing my beta acount with the full version key so i miss the beta testers extra but whatever, can´t be that kickass <_<

Annyone of you guys on one of the UK servers ? I´ve only been playing on the German server for now but if some nerds are around here i could creat something overthere aswell.

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i am not saing they are not making a profit, but they FOR SHURE have to invest far more to keep it running (or even get it started, online rpgs are way harder to write than normal games from what read, same goos for the suport and such, this issent fuckign 5 vs 5 counterstrike, this is thousands of players online at the same time, a good MMORPG is not possible for free)

i guss thats just the way it is today, were everyone downloads everything for free, stuff that (almost) is imposible to get illegaly for free AND needs to be payed monthly pisses people of . . .

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*wants to see TheRockBox and drags write their own MMORPG and keep the servers running for years, THEN come back and say it's greed*

STFU, and NEVER has that acronym been more appropriate.

Edit: Oh yeah, getting back to the topic..pffff, CoH :P I'm just waiting for Friday :P

Three...more...days.

After Friday, Uni grades are going so downhill... :(

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*wants to see TheRockBox and drags write their own MMORPG and keep the servers running for years, THEN come back and say it's greed*

Why? I'm sure you criticise things, even if you couldn't do them. Besides, I'm not having a go at the game itself - it may be awesome, but charging the normal price of a game AND a monthly fee is ridiculous.

So STFU.

Then explain to me why Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 still retail for $55, when most regular games of its type run for roughly $40, if not less? Not to mention Half-Life 2 had those insanely-priced (upwards of $120) Collector's Editions that featured little more than past releases and a t-shirt?

Not to mention the fact that, at least with City of Heroes, the developers are honestly busting their collective asses. They have offered three free updates that have been nothing short of HUGE, as well as server upkeep that has been nearly perfect. Furthermore, they don't have the huge funding that a game such as Everquest has from EA, and thus, may not be able to go too far in the hole for too much longer.

Also, did I mention that the three updates from City of Heroes were FREE, as opposed to the constant expansion packs that are put out for other games and priced anywhere from $20 to $50?

I'm all for voicing a dissenting opinion on MMORPGs, but you can back right the fuck off of City of Heroes, because I speak from experience when I say that I got more than my money's worth with that game. And since this thread is SUPPOSED to be discussing CoH, I'd appreciate it if you either started discussing the mechanics of the game itself or go elsewhere.

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Then explain to me why Half-Life 2 and Doom 3 still retail for $55, when most regular games of its type run for roughly $40, if not less? Not to mention Half-Life 2 had those insanely-priced (upwards of $120) Collector's Editions that featured little more than past releases and a t-shirt?
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Reil, your Uni internet connection lets you play online games? Mine doesn't :(

The game looks fantastic, and I'd really be interested in getting it. But if we say 6 months is about the average playtime I get from a game, that's nearly 100 pounds. Either a cheaper subscription or a cheaper game would be far fairer.

I saw CoH in ePlay in Southampton yesterday, for £25, which is a little better. I wasn't even aware it was out yet.

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nah, it´s fun becaus it shows you on a level that you can relate to way easyer that online gaming causes trafic that coasts monney :-/ and thats something i dident do before wich might be a reason "people" not getting stuff ´n shit........

i just reached level 14, i can fly, yay~!

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you do know that the gameprice includes the fee for the first month of playing right ?

So thats 40 Euro minus 13 euro, 27, left, that should be around 22 british phounds.... the price you are asking for...... also you get a colectors book that includes the first 3 ore 4 issues of the COH comic and a printed version of a lot of the PvP comic, wich is stuff you don´t usualy get with other games you buy (like manual and a map of the game, wich this game of cause also includes)

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In the game, what stands out first to other online RPGs is that the characters actualy look different (if you ever played an online game you know that this is quiet an archivement) . . . the sunday times just gave it 5/5 stars, it was voted the best online rpg of the year . . . gamplay wise its hard to say, it just is so awsome simple but yet VERY efecktive to play, there basicly is no learning curve in playing, same goes for the leveling/superpower system, i wish they would redo the system so it works in an offline game - the chalange is working together as a team, and if you don´t have totale retards that just gungho into a level 17 mob with level 10 characters you can pull tactical masterpices ^^

February 05, 2005

City of Heroes

NC Soft/PC (£29.99)

This “massively multiplayer” game, which has attained cult status in its native Korea, involves players meeting up online to do battle with the super- villains who are menacing Paragon City. The premise is simple. Players invent their own superhero character with unique fighting combinations, then set out for Paragon City to pick fights with criminals as well as “Rikti” — menacing aliens who have invaded Earth. Befriending local informants, such as newspaper reporters and police officers, is also vital in helping to track down where the baddies are lurking and working.

Online players team up to take on Paragon City’s underworld and undesirables. The online action is about more than endless fighting, since players also get the chance to formulate strategies in a sort of chat-room environment. City of Heroes came out in America last spring where, as in Korea, it has attracted legions of loyal fans. But the game’s popularity there did not go unnoticed by Marvel, which is pursuing a legal action against the publisher NC Soft for alleged infringement of copyright, claiming that many of the players’ creations bear uncanny likenesses to some of its most bankable superheroes such as Hulk and Wolverine.

There is a monthly charge to play online, for which you will need valid credit card details. Once the limited free trial period expires, playing online will cost £8.99 a month or £23.99 for three months. While Americans and Koreans may be willing to stump up such cash, for most of us Brits it will be an unwelcome, unfamiliar experience. This is also one game for which you really do need a broadband connection — the update files alone are massive; even with a fast connection, preparing the game for online play takes the best part of three hours.

Tim Wapshott

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