Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by Aenra, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. SerratedBiz Magister

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  2. belowmecoldhands Learned

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    Interesting comment. I thought about something mildly yesterday regarding exploring. In a lot of MMORPGs--old and new--you get experience for exploring new areas. I wondered don't you already get a benefit when you explore, like finding a quicker path to somewhere or finding a quest giver? If you already get a (indirect) benefit, why do you need a direct experience increase?

    A few things. For one, by directly granting experience through exploring they can disconnect it from combat. Now freer, they can be more creative and possibly get at more players who otherwise might be bored with the combat. And being direct, an absolute number is attached. Indirect means are blurrier and that might complicate the design stage. It's easier to compare numbers than it's to compare blurry somethings. This may reduce the chances of producing imbalanced content.

    But more broadly what you're referencing is what happens when you DON'T get a direct or indirect benefit? For example, if you write a story in a book nobody else will ever read or pay for. Obviously, you derive some enjoyment, but no in-game benefit is received. Or maybe you prefer to play the game a certain way, but it's less efficient that way. YOu're being punished for playing the way you want.

    Roughly speaking, it's hard for a game to please everyone, be they writers or craftsmen or puzzle solvers or combat specialists or something else. Typically whne a game tries to do too many things it falls short and loses its way. So what we usually get is a game which focuses on something. This means if you play it the wrong way you'll probably get reduced or non-existent in-game benefits. Even if you play it the right way, you might not enjoy it that way, so you'll be encouraged to not play it anymore.

    So what's the solution? Probably to add thigns to the game step by step, only after each one works, careful not to break the previous as you add new things. You have to do it in such a way players don't have to do everything, but instead can focus on what htey like to do and go to completiojn that way. You also don't want to confuse them or bloat it so much players can't navigate it.
     
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  3. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    And it began...

    https://shop.projectgorgon.com/

    So long, lol

    (i hate F2P; it being one of the reasons, there are MANY, many others, that i hate kids. You fucking brats, all you have to do is get cancer, die, get run over or bleed to death after being anally raped in a park of your choosing. Instead you exist and opt to play for 'free')
    (the other reasons have even more pronounced effects in my well-being but are irrelevant to the money milking topic)
     
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  4. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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  5. hello friend Arcane

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    Looks better than a lot of post-2005 AAA crap

    Edit: Why is there a huge hand in the distance on one of the pics?
     
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  6. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    Dunno :)
    I stopped playing quite some time ago (won't be relogging until they've launched).
     
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  7. Helton Arcane

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    Its part of a huge broken statue.
     
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  8. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    And here we all were, thinking it was a /meh fondling hand! Goddamm son :D
     
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  9. thesheeep Arcane

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    My theory was more that this is actually two games in one. The other one is a Black & White style of game and the current player can use that hand to smack the MMO players around.
     
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  10. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    Just as a heads up (display), they've upgraded their forums.
    Being Indie and as such true to that stinking, fucking hipsterish spirit of the definition of the word, we obviously couldn't just leave it there, now could we; of course not. Too straightforward.

    So you'll be pleased to know that your old account is probably deleted and that you'll have to re-register from scratch! Or at least i had.. lol
    And by all means, take some time to have a look at the Gorgon Store and for the cherry on top, have a good look at the new forums! Participation contests? Check. Post numbers tally/competitions? Check! Post more than the other retard and win in-game prizes!!11! Are we not modern and Indie? I dare you dispute that sir. Evolution!

    In the interest of fairness, major effort was taken (from yours trully) to alleviate all the above with something positive. So here's some eye candy; assuming it ain't doctored, it's a major improvement, those that have been in the area before will recognise the difference instantly:

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  11. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    Apparently they've redesigned their UI (finally), it's currently in Beta.
    In typical Indie fashion, no one thought it relevant to post a pic or two in the announcement; UI, right? You know, like that one? No, no, not that, like, the other one! ...

    You can read nothing more about it here:
    https://forum.projectgorgon.com/showthread.php?530-Dev-Notes-May-30-2017

    (will update this post whenever any pics come up)
     
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