Marvel MMO

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    shadowdog Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. I hope it's a PC/360 exclusive since PS3 got DC.
     
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  3. Nightmare

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    Do MMO's really work on consoles?
     
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    None so far. Probably the biggest was FF XI and it didnt really take off
     
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    they are trying to make DCU online work for consoles
    so who knows
    I'm just glad to see it's underway
    ....again
     
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  6. Philly Phanboy

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    This is kinda bizarre news. Didn't they pour money into development of what is now going to be released as "Champions Online" and then end their partnership?

    Had they stuck with their previous game it would be ready for release this fall. :huh:
     
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  7. Brainiac 8

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    Meh, after I broke my Everquest addiction about ten years ago, I just find MMO's to be rather pointless. Doesn't matter to me what the premise is.
     
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    I have never played an MMO...ever. Since they said that they are pretty much adding everybody, I'm excited. Anything with Marvel's name on it, I will play. So anyone willing to let me know kind of what to expect in this type of game would be appreciated. Like, will I be a specific character or will I control a lot of characters? Do I get to make my own team? Simply why am I excited for this?

    Thanks!
     
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  9. Brainiac 8

    Brainiac 8 Clark Smash!

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    You'll create a generic superhero that will run around fighting generic thugs to gain experience for hours on end. Periodically you'll talk to a Marvel hero with a pre-programmed response to do some mundane quest that will fetch you some miniscule amount of experience.

    You do this for hours and hours and hours with no real end in sight.

    That pretty much sums up what to expect.
     
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    Never heard of Gazillion.

    These guys:
    http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs.cfm?isa...A-MMO-et-al-Will-Likely-Crash-and-Burn&bhcp=1

    are not too optimistic about the endeavor. See below:
     
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    ^^ All of which brings me back to my first post. Why did Marvel bail on Cryptic Studios when they started the first Marvel MMO together only to try it a second time with a bush league software company? This move really makes no sense.
     
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    I agree. There are just way too many failed MMO out there, and Marvel is stupid to partner with a studio that has poor MMO track record. Cryptic has proven themselves to be good at this gaming genre, and that is something you cannot buy with money. Marvel can allow gamers to play in the Marvel Universe all they want, but if it sucks, not even the lure of playing alongside Spider-man will be enough to folk over $15 a month for it.
     
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    All of the times this article mentioned, "aimed at kids" has me worried. Unless a game is rated M, it typically has something that can appeal to any age. They rarely try to completely shut out kids or adults entirely as they'd be cutting out major profit. So when a gaming company openly announces it's aiming for kids it's a turn off for me as I envision wacky sound effects, cartoony graphics, low brow fart jokes, ect.

    I think Marvel shot themselves in the foot with MMO's. They sued City of Heroes for copyright (thus pissing off MMO fans), pull the plug with an MMO that was gaining hype and steam, and then resign on back with an unknown. Meanwhile DC Online and Champions Online are getting all the hype. By the time the Marvel MMO comes out it'll probably be irrelavent. Inbetween COH, DCUO, and Champions, do we really need ANOTHER superhero MMO? And one possibly aimed towards pre-teen kids at that?
     
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  14. ProjectPat2280

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    I highly doubt it'll be irrelevant. The answer to if we need another superhero MMO, is yes...if Marvels name is attached to it. Marvel is arguably the number one name in comics, which is why i say the game will be anything but irrelevant, if its good. I'm with you tho if the game turns out to be a Marvel MMO designed for the Wii crowd, then just count me all kinds of out.
     
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    I agree that when it comes to comics Marvels name is king among most fans, and non fans. It's just that I think Marvel has let that boat sail more or less. When they sued COH a lot of ppl thought it was the hinting of an MMO. Then the actual news came out, a trailer popped up, ppl were interested and excited for it (including myself, I would rather have got it than DCUO). Then....nothing, they pull the plug. I think a lot of ppl lost interest and moved on to the other comic book MMO projects about to come out.

    Unless the ppl currently playing COH, and about to play DCUO and Champions next year get bored with these games by the time the Marvel one comes out, it might not be irrelevant, but I think it'll take a major effort by Marvel to get as much interest in the title as they had with their other attempt.
     
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    Yea and i agree with you for the most part, but if Marvel were to release a good MMO, i could easily see it taking fans from a CoH or Champions. I mean i plan on getting the DCUO, but if Marvel releases an MMO thats as good or better than the DCUO(assuming DCUO is good) then id most likely switch to the Marvel one as i prefer that universe.
     
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    sorry I mean back on line too bad the edit funtion doesn't allow you to fix the tittle header. (please fix that)
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    It looks like Marvel is trying once again to get Marvel Universe Online off the ground. BigDownload.com reports that Marvel has hired Gazillion Entertainment to continue work on Marvel Universe Online, taking over development of the MMO from Cryptic Studios. Gazillion owns several different studios that specialize in developing MMOs, and rumor has it that their California-based Gargantuan Entertainment will handle the new game. Upon the game’s initial cancellation early last year, Cryptic decided to make the upcoming Champions Online using the same gameplay engine. Marvel has yet to make an official announcement regarding the current status of their game.

    http://www.elecplay.com/episode/view/season/19/episode/74#

    source: the electricplayground.

    the video of this news will air this Thursdays. This good is news to here I was ticked at marvel canceling and basically i still am but hey i can drop it.

    though cryptic was more seasoned at making MMO's and these guys are new to my ears.(seeing as I never heard of them) as long as they can get this back and running. and that they still get both comic fans and gamer's that are comic fans in and take input like different super hero teams have different styles in the way they operate and i'm good.

    Well now i guess this will be a toss up between the Dc online game now since that's where I've been leaning more to since they had canceled this title and put what was of civil war story line that was made for this game into ultimate alliance.

    Yeah I guess I have to see which MMO video game I like more now. don't get confused by what i'm saying I still love marvel, but with certain event's some with the movies, what was done with comic's like making sure to get ride of the thing 's that made the heroes human like them in relationships and moving farward as humans like them having family's only to be destroy by some 80's fan turned writer that has issue of the idea of that and wanted to force movie elements into the books. seeing guys like captain britain cyclops and spider ripped away fro m the women they belong with what was lame of ways of doing so, cause of the ways they did it plus the fact that they sorta have bastardised cyclops again in doing so.


    and there's also to a degree and that wolverine the X-men ( which is so wrong)animated . yeah you can see I like d bruce timms work on JLA alot better then what marvels doing with their latest animated runs.

    Well marvel been pushing me a way for the past few years. and them canceling the MMo was had me from dancing on the line to having half my body nearly crossing over to dc or just not dealing with comic's (mostly marvel ) anymore or in any medium form it's in. this might have me back in or it may not depending on how this is treated. so seriously don't mess this up. there's a promise I made to someone on a certain site i used to work for., that's also on this. with which i have work to co-inside with this. and i don't like breaking promises.

    Get this done

    ok one last thing. t to add here to the mods in charge i just saw that this was kinda put up. silly me . can you please merge the two threads together.
     
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    I mentioned that I noticed that befor you posted shadow dog and befor i went off line. that's why I asked the mods to merge them. look at the whole post and the time posted in it .;) BTW that was a nice find.
     
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    New news on this

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    You may have to wait a lot longer to get your hands on the upcoming Marvel Universe Online. 2012 is the new date that the game’s publisher is floating around for the MMO set inside the Marvel Universe. Speaking with MTV, President of Marvel International Simon Phillips said they need the extra time to create the game’s immersive environments and story elements. The game started life at Cryptic Studios, but was cancelled, prompting Cryptic to make the soon-to-be-released Champions Online instead. Marvel Universe Online is now back in development at Gazillion Entertainment, and is not to be confused with DC Universe Online from Sony.

    http://www.elecplay.com/episode/view/season/19/episode/86
    Source: the electric playground

    And yes it's also on video among others like the details to the new Ghost busters movie.

    enjoy. Discussions in session.
     
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    "In a world...where MMO is only capable on PC. One company dares to try and bring it to consoles....again. This time, its for real."

    No but seriously I can't wait to play DC Universe Online and its only natural and right for Marvel to get their s*** together and acomplish what SOE is about to do with DCU Online. I just hope the 360/PS3 get this real Marvel MMO because I'm not a PC gamer at all.
     
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    I don't mean to derail this thread but how can you say FFXI "Didn't really take off"? It's been around for 8 years now and from what I understand the majority of the players are on the PS2. Japan, Europe and North America combined. At it's peak it had over 500,000 players. 250,000 is considered good for an MMO. It has 4 expansions with more content on the way.

    Now, there's no denying that the game is on it's last legs especially with FFXIV (on PC and PS3) due out this year. However, to say it didn't really take off is not very accurate. It may not have had the success of World of Warcraft, but it was successful.
     
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  24. Spider-Vader

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    Props for Nova in the promos.
     
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