New Transformers MMO Game

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  1. Mr_K

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    Check out the details available for this new Transformers MMO game over at:

    Kotaku

    2 quotes:

    "The game has been officially sanctioned by Hasbro, will be a role-playing game, and… will only be released (at least initially) in China, “Asia”, Russia (and CIS states), the Middle East and North Africa."

    "There are no screenshots, no concept art and no further information on the game (or whether it’s based on the original series, comics, Michael Bay’s movies, whatever), so all you’ve got left to do is wildly speculate, dream and hope for the best."
     
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  2. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Transformers MMO? Only releasing in Asia?

    What is this I don't even:

    Transformers MMO Rolling Out

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    I'm so confused...the only way this could work is on Cybertron with millions of bots and cons running around, but this sounds REALLY sketchy. Especially since there isn't an official Hasbro, or even Takara, statement with anything like a screenshot or concept art.
     
  3. Recall

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    In before people end up twisting the asia info into some sort of Hasbro hating conspiracy, as per usual.

    So its gonna be a web brower style mmo that isn't really an mmo, like the bajillions out there? Interesting.
     
  4. SilverOptimus

    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

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    I'm an Asian. I'll enjoy running around as NIBMRatchet. :) 
     
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    Initial reaction: A Transformers MMO? OH NO! How will I ever be able to create a Transformers MMO once I become a famous video game designer now?

    Current reaction: Ohhhh...it's one of those Chinese browser dealies...*continues brainstorming*.
     
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    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Anyway, doesn't this seem a bit too...out there? Especailly with no details what so ever at Botcon, or even now.
     
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    For those not well-versed...

    Releasing an MMO in the Western Hemisphere and Western Europe is financial suicide right now. World of Warcraft and the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic have a stranglehold on the MMO market in those locales. With failures of "Lineage" and "Lineage II", companies are very reluctant to take games made for China and Korea markets and bring them to the Western part of the world unless those games are incredible sale-drivers.

    For serious American/Europe developers/producers, the Asian online market is like one big beta test. If it's popular there, it's worth a shot state-side.
     
  9. Optimus Prime

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    I have to say your news posts themselves have been more entertaining than the actual news, Kickback. :lol 

    Hopefully this game won't result in any Asian Gaming Binge Deaths.
     
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    Sounds about right.

    I neither have the time to play an MMO nor the extra $$$ to shell out for a yearly subscription. Of course, I could very well be in the minority. I wonder if Hasbro's done any real market research on this?

    WFC is basically an MMO... what with such a short single player campaign.
     
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    What are they thinking even trying this?
     
  12. Predacon

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    The game will more than likely suck ass so who really cares.
     
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    I would try it at least once. Then again, one mmo has my attention at the moment so who knows.
     
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    It is not an MMO. MMO is like over 200 people in an area at a time.. WFC is just a multiplayer game.
     
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    What they need to do is start comming up with massive multiplayer online Shooters / Strategy. Life bars are great so is armor and everything else but I want to be blastin realtime in huge fashion not this 8-32 people dungeons anymore. Transformers could do that Cybertron style. Starting as a Protoform or minicon and sludging your way up.
     
  16. grimlock1972

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    no major loss to the western hemisphere as its Netdragon. I have experience with 2 of there games and it is far from good.

    both game are supposedly "free to play" and they can be if you don't mind always being unable to be on equal footing with those who pay and bullied by them.

    For what they allow you to buy is far beyond stuff and like mounts or extra ,costumes to customize your character with out any in game boost to your character(s).

    In one game Conquer Online the top players have usually put up to $15,000 ( and perhaps more now as it has been more than a year since i stopped playing ) into there character by buying "dragonballs" to improve there characters and gear with. If you don't your guaranteed to get killed alot.

    The game is basically a all you can eat Player kill player buffet with minimal story and quests. The game is bad and the grinding gets mind numbing after a while.

    1,000 months or 83 and 1/3 years worth of WoW for one fully powered up character.

    I hope they don't screw up the game but even if it did come to this hemisphere as much as I love Transformers.id be wary about trying it.

    This is all IMO of course at that $15k number was calculated by another player of the game.

    one other factor with Netdragon if your a free player and have spent no money on there games, their customer service could careless about you even if you have a legitimate issue.

    /rant. I am just trying to get information out there to make my fellow TFWers aware of how poorly Netdragon has run there other games.
     
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    Transformers dress-up game!!! (in Flash)
    (no wait. Sounded too much like G*ia online)
     
  18. Ktulu

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    Never expected to see FFVI hate on mah TFW homepage. Going to go have a cry, excuse me.
     
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    Not all MMO's are subscription based. Thare are countless web browser/flash style ones which are free along with fully fledged games like D&D online also being completely free.

    WFC is so far from an MMO.
     
  20. BB Shockwave

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    I'm sorry, but ever since the atrocity that TQ made with Heroes of Might and Magic Online, I am not trusting Chinese MMO developers.

    For those who don't know - they made a grindfest from the game where spell-casting has been effectively neutered (even with a high spell power spells only last for 2-3 rounds), the adventure map has been reduced to wandering around and battling creatures, there are no resources, creature dwellings or towns on the maps, you only get one town outside of the maps. To add insult to injury, they introduced an incredibly stupid system that your creatures can only be upgraded if you offer the souls of lost units... meaning, to upgrade a Pikeman to the next level, you must lose 10.000 Pikeman in battle... hence, the game actually rewards bad strategists who lose units in battle! Items can still be found but they are props only, you need to collect "anima" items to enchant the regulars with, however without some pay-only items these last only for a few days. Basically, the only thing left intact was the turn-based battle system.

    To make this worse... the game's english version has been beta-tested mostly by us european and american players. We have been used to find the bugs (but none of our suggestions at improving gameplay have been taken seriously) - however, when the open Beta came, TQ simply told us that due to the contract with Ubisoft, only players from Asia can join the game. They obviously knew about this, but kept this secret and thus made us believe we can play the game so that we can beta-test it for them...
     

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