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Offline Serazahr

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Offline Claudia Vonigner

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 05:08:57 PM »
Already in another subject :)

Offline Nanaloma

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 04:35:21 AM »
Already in another subject :)

Two other subjects but, heck, we all knew it was vaporware years ago. 

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 10:54:09 PM »
Already in another subject :)

Two other subjects but, heck, we all knew it was vaporware years ago.

I'm going to be honest: I fully expected this game to be released. Far too much money invested for CCP just to axe the project and move on (:razz:) and while the MMO was kept on the down low, if you knew where to look you could always find some signs of movement behind the curtains. My worst case scenario was WoD being some subpar MMO rushed out of the door and held together by duct tape and empty promises of additional features somewhere down the road, I never even contemplated an scenario where the game would just be cancelled (if I'm not mistaken there were rumours of contractual obligations for CCP to develop a WoD MMO as one of the conditions of the merger, have you guys heard about this?).

Sure, WoD's cancellation didn't take me (or anyone) by surprise, but I still dared to hope!
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Offline VampireBill

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 03:45:05 AM »
The decent thing for them to do now is quickly sell the IP to someone who can and will actually do something good with it, instead of just sitting on it and letting it rot forever (where it won't do them any monetary good, and not having the money is why this ultimately failed), basically like what Microsoft did with FASA and the Battletech universe... (MWO coming much much later as an MP only team deathmatch F2P grind-fest isn't what anyone wanted to happen with that vast and rich IP). Maybe even include some/all of the assets they'd already created...

Offline Radical21

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 03:59:19 AM »
If they just sell the IP to someone you will get a F2P grindfest... The same as happens right now to Shadowrun online...

Offline Signothorn

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 08:41:22 AM »
I think it would be better if CCPGames licensed out the IP to a 3rd party like Bioware to make a open world single player game with MP storyteller options.

Offline VampireBill

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 10:34:35 PM »
If they just sell the IP to someone you will get a F2P grindfest... The same as happens right now to Shadowrun online...

Arguably still better indefinite torpor (nothing). Then someone else will come along and pull a Blizzard move and create a successful knock-off of the IP before CCP manages to get around to doing something with it and then everyone goes, "OMG, World of Darkness is such a rip-off of World of Vampirecraft!"

Offline Radical21

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 11:18:48 PM »
I've yet to meet someone who called Warhammer a Warcraft ripoff or called Diablo a Torchlight Ripoff

But anyway I think the scenario you described already happened with the deployment of products such as the Secret World.(even though its more like WoD:The toned-down F2P/P2W edition)

As much as it doesn't pain me to say this: a WoD knockoff made by the community is the only thing that can deliver what we all crave for. I admit there were already projects that failed in trying to do that and projects that don't lift off the ground because  they prioritize single-player content or overly ambitious features early on. Despite all these failings I still think its the only way to get what we want out there because by now its obvious we can't rely on a production company to make it happen.

For the record I don't really care if the new WoD-like multiplayer game comes out in Pixel Art or even Roguelike multiplayer interface: I just want it to be something true to its WoDish style in game-play with accessible interface.
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Offline Rick Gentle

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Re: WoD MMO cancelled!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2014, 11:32:29 PM »
Pixellated World of Darkness...

You know...? I can see it.
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