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  • wildthyme467989wildthyme467989 Member Posts: 1,246 Arc User
    foxman00 wrote: »
    rpgplayer wrote: »
    Still no release date huh, i was hoping that we would hear something about it today... :(

    Their are unconfirmed reports of a September 6th release date. Still trying to confirm those reports

    According to Priority One it was announced during the Panel at the New York Con, but dunno why nothing official on the website or forum, or even Social Media for Cryptic
  • orthodoxaorthodoxa Member Posts: 24 Arc User
    foxman00 wrote: »
    rpgplayer wrote: »
    Still no release date huh, i was hoping that we would hear something about it today... :(

    Their are unconfirmed reports of a September 6th release date. Still trying to confirm those reports

    According to Priority One it was announced during the Panel at the New York Con, but dunno why nothing official on the website or forum, or even Social Media for Cryptic

    Yeah, I saw a Twitch streamed video where a guy was clearly playing a PS4 version of the game, and he also stated that it will launch on September 6th. He said that his source was a press email -- like you, I don't know why we haven't seen something more official yet on the website, forum, or their official social media.

    I really hope that it is true! I would love to start playing on my PS4 this week, it would be so fun.

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  • direwolf016#2451 direwolf016 Member Posts: 196 Arc User
    dwapook wrote: »
    I don't need a dose of reality, I'm aware of all that.. It just gets annoying to see people repeatedly called selfish for wanting something that would actually give me a reason to go off and buy overly expensive packs..(Which I still probably wouldn't get much actual use out of btw).. o.o; I think after you play the game you wont find it so "daft" anymore..
    Don't assume I don't get it, because I do. I've looked at all the pricing for the content, and there was an initial sticker-shock. It's an expensive game if you're looking for the "best" gear to min/max with. And I don't agree that it's "selfish" for people to want to carry their purchases between systems--one of the biggest things I like about Dynasty Warriors 8 is that I can switch between my PS4 and PS3 when I want to and the DLC is already purchased for both, but even then, I still had to buy the base-games for each system (not to mention that they're both within the Playstation system-family).

    Having said that, though, I still think it's silly to call a developer "bad" or "greedy" (as some in this thread have) for not porting DLC between systems on a free-to-play game, especially when the game in question runs exclusively through online servers. If the income to run the game isn't coming from the game, itself (especially if players are holding to the F2P variant), where are the funds going to come from to maintain said-servers? I'm aware that they've had occasional difficulties in that area, but so have servers for games such as Smite, ESO, and various other online-only games. Would you prefer the game pauses every ten minutes to give you an un-skippable ad or two? It'd be entirely different if they didn't routinely, over the last six years, release free and expansive content and simply left the game as it was while raking it in for all of the paid-DLC/packs.

    tl;dr
    Do I think the pricing is a bit ridiculous? Absolutely, but that's a completely separate argument. My point is that you're paying, one way or another, for the upkeep of a six-year-old game running exclusively online, and rewarding and funding them for building it for the consoles if/when you buy any content for those versions.
  • walligigwalligig Member Posts: 308 Arc User
    I have my doubts that it launches on September 6th. I am pretty sure that we would have heard something from not only Cryptic but also Sony and Microsoft by now if it was. I mean don't get me wrong it is entirely possible but maybe they meant we will find out the actual date on September 6th.
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  • xceptopecxceptopec Member Posts: 22 Arc User
    walligig wrote: »
    I have my doubts that it launches on September 6th. I am pretty sure that we would have heard something from not only Cryptic but also Sony and Microsoft by now if it was. I mean don't get me wrong it is entirely possible but maybe they meant we will find out the actual date on September 6th.

    The lack of comments from MicroSoft is not that surprising, nor is it without precedent. There was very little mention of Neverwinter, other than an advert tile that was in the lower left of the dashboard on the XB1 when Neverwinter was almost live. Another of the larger MMOs that came to the XB1 that was pretty much not even mentioned prior to going live, was DC Yniverse Online. And there have been several other releases that have also gone completely under the radar. The only reason I even knew it was coming was when I saw an E3 video show up in my YouTube recommended list, 3 months ago.
  • jstryverjstryver Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    I just watched a video with a reviewer that has early access for this weekend. He stated a few times that the information he was given from Cryptic was that the release was on the 6th in the US and the 7th in Europe.
  • memnoch#6978 memnoch Member Posts: 197 Arc User
    Can you link the video please?
  • jstryverjstryver Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    Can you link the video please?



  • memnoch#6978 memnoch Member Posts: 197 Arc User
    Thanks.
  • dwapookdwapook Member Posts: 43 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    dwapook wrote: »
    I don't need a dose of reality, I'm aware of all that.. It just gets annoying to see people repeatedly called selfish for wanting something that would actually give me a reason to go off and buy overly expensive packs..(Which I still probably wouldn't get much actual use out of btw).. o.o; I think after you play the game you wont find it so "daft" anymore..
    Don't assume I don't get it, because I do. I've looked at all the pricing for the content, and there was an initial sticker-shock. It's an expensive game if you're looking for the "best" gear to min/max with. And I don't agree that it's "selfish" for people to want to carry their purchases between systems--one of the biggest things I like about Dynasty Warriors 8 is that I can switch between my PS4 and PS3 when I want to and the DLC is already purchased for both, but even then, I still had to buy the base-games for each system (not to mention that they're both within the Playstation system-family).

    Having said that, though, I still think it's silly to call a developer "bad" or "greedy" (as some in this thread have) for not porting DLC between systems on a free-to-play game, especially when the game in question runs exclusively through online servers. If the income to run the game isn't coming from the game, itself (especially if players are holding to the F2P variant), where are the funds going to come from to maintain said-servers? I'm aware that they've had occasional difficulties in that area, but so have servers for games such as Smite, ESO, and various other online-only games. Would you prefer the game pauses every ten minutes to give you an un-skippable ad or two? It'd be entirely different if they didn't routinely, over the last six years, release free and expansive content and simply left the game as it was while raking it in for all of the paid-DLC/packs.

    tl;dr
    Do I think the pricing is a bit ridiculous? Absolutely, but that's a completely separate argument. My point is that you're paying, one way or another, for the upkeep of a six-year-old game running exclusively online, and rewarding and funding them for building it for the consoles if/when you buy any content for those versions.

    It's not a separate argument.. I don't even think it's about min/maxing.. I think it's a system that preys on obsessive Star Trek fans with tons of disposable income to spend on glorified fluff.. I'm outside that demographic.. I need more reasons to find the content worth purchasing and I've just been given less..

    This isn't the type of game I play consistently.. I'm sure sometimes I'll come back and play on console.. sometimes PC... and probably continue to not spend money on anything.. Unless I get rich or something!

    I'm not one of the people who called them greedy.. Though I do find lockboxes ethically questionable.. I did originally buy this as a base game with a lifetime subscription.. 'Cause these were actually substantial.. o.o; Everything else are things, I may or may not, sometimes use.. Then cut in half or thirds by the platform divergence..
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  • orthodoxaorthodoxa Member Posts: 24 Arc User
    jstryver wrote: »
    Can you link the video please?



    Thanks for posting the video link, but OMG that was such a painful video to watch. The guy was so busy chatting about other games and movies that for most of the video he was completely oblivious to what was actually happening on the screen. I think that it took him a full half hour or so flying in random directions before he ever tried to figure out where to go. /facepalm

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  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    Yes very painful to watch
  • intrepid31intrepid31 Member Posts: 82 Arc User
    I"m sure this has been answered and i just can't find it.
    Can anyone tell me if we still get all the perks of lifetime memberships on the console?
  • wag61283wag61283 Member Posts: 109 Arc User
    They said nothing transfers over but nothing about membership but if it's like neverwinter I doubt it. It will be more likely to be like eso or dc universe for monthly membership with some perks
  • flash525flash525 Member Posts: 5,441 Arc User
    It best be F2P, I ain't paying for (a second) LTS.
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  • oldravenman3025oldravenman3025 Member Posts: 1,892 Arc User
    Question: Is the console game on a separate shard than the PC MMO we currently have?


    Because, I don't think I can tolerate the twelve year old (mentally and biological age) "dude-bro" crowd at my age. ;)
  • wildthyme467989wildthyme467989 Member Posts: 1,246 Arc User
    Question: Is the console game on a separate shard than the PC MMO we currently have?


    Because, I don't think I can tolerate the twelve year old (mentally and biological age) "dude-bro" crowd at my age. ;)

    Completely seperate, and nothing carries over between servers, it's a clean slate. No guarantee's on the "dude-bro crowd" though
  • memnoch#6978 memnoch Member Posts: 197 Arc User
    And the insults begin..
  • orthodoxaorthodoxa Member Posts: 24 Arc User
    Question: Is the console game on a separate shard than the PC MMO we currently have?


    Because, I don't think I can tolerate the twelve year old (mentally and biological age) "dude-bro" crowd at my age. ;)

    I'm 51 and play on console, demographically the majority of console players are adults.

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  • memnoch#6978 memnoch Member Posts: 197 Arc User
    I'm 47 and play on console. Have friends in their 30s and 40s who prefer console..
  • admrenlarreckadmrenlarreck Member Posts: 2,041 Arc User
    Being hit with a couple of Klingon Pain sticks would have been the lesser evil than watching that Video.
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  • wildthyme467989wildthyme467989 Member Posts: 1,246 Arc User
    Being hit with a couple of Klingon Pain sticks would have been the lesser evil than watching that Video.

    4 seconds, that's how long I lasted. 3 seconds too long, in hindsight
  • cronoprimecronoprime Member Posts: 31 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    orthodoxa wrote: »

    Thanks for posting the video link, but OMG that was such a painful video to watch. The guy was so busy chatting about other games and movies that for most of the video he was completely oblivious to what was actually happening on the screen. I think that it took him a full half hour or so flying in random directions before he ever tried to figure out where to go. /facepalm

    I KNOW! I found the archive of it last night. I found myself yelling at the video, even though it wouldn't do any good. I kept saying things like "Shut up about the shooters/Suicide Squad/whatever and focus on the GAME!" "You just picked up ship equipment, equip it!" "Learn to use your camera!" I just wanted to take the controller away from him. <edit> Forgot to mention that he claims to be a Star Trek fan but mispronounced "Khitomer" and "Renown"


    I was quicker at figuring out STO when I started playing than him, though admittedly I had MMO experience before I ever played STO. EQOA and FFXI on the PS2, FreeRealms and DCUO on the PS3. LOTRO via WINE on the PC. So I had familiarity with the basics of questing and equipping and whatnot. I don't know HOW some shooter-dudebro like him got early access...I haven't seen any other videos from PS4 people with early access. You'd think they'd have handed a code to some PS4 owner who was already familiar with MMO's...and perhaps had played STO on the PC.
    Question: Is the console game on a separate shard than the PC MMO we currently have?


    Because, I don't think I can tolerate the twelve year old (mentally and biological age) "dude-bro" crowd at my age. ;)
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    Completely seperate, and nothing carries over between servers, it's a clean slate. No guarantee's on the "dude-bro crowd" though

    I'm 49. From what I've seen from playing MMO's on Console AND PC, Console MMO players aren't any different from PC MMO players, they're much more similar than different. Same general player archetypes. You have helpful people, casuals, stay-at-home-moms, hardcore guildies, etc,....and few jerks.
    Being hit with a couple of Klingon Pain sticks would have been the lesser evil than watching that Video.

    4 seconds, that's how long I lasted. 3 seconds too long, in hindsight

    I watched the whole thing, it was like being in a....Mirror Universe Agony Booth!



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  • atseearratseearr Member Posts: 66 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    More gameplay footage here. This one's on Xbox One:
  • Has it definately been confirmed for tomorrow and does that include the uk aswell?
  • jstryverjstryver Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    Has it definately been confirmed for tomorrow and does that include the uk aswell?
    Confirmed - No. UK has been reported as the 7th while the US is the 6th. No sure what is up with all the non responses to requests about if its true or not. Best answer I have seen is a soft launch to make sure servers come up properly then start pushing it on Thursday on the actual 50th anniversary of Star Trek.
  • davewindsoruk#3009 davewindsoruk Member Posts: 9 Arc User
    edited September 2016
    Damn it ok I will just have to wait another day god it's going to kill me waiting!!!!
  • orthodoxaorthodoxa Member Posts: 24 Arc User
    atseearr wrote: »
    More gameplay footage here. This one's on Xbox One:

    Thanks for posting this. This was MUCH better than that painful "CoinOp" Yo-waddup bro-dude who flies to the edge of the map while busy talking about other games and the movies he wants to see.

    This guy actually demonstrated the new UI set-up and showed setting different things to go off under certain conditions, etc.

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  • stuntmammike#6896 stuntmammike Member Posts: 3 New User
    Do we know if Agents of Yesterday will be available on ps4 at release?

    Hoping the 7th is correct for the UK, excited to play this.
  • wildthyme467989wildthyme467989 Member Posts: 1,246 Arc User
    Do we know if Agents of Yesterday will be available on ps4 at release?

    Don't think so, but it will be a future release
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