DC Universe Online official thread?

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  • Progguitarist 11 Oct 2010 11:21:01 10,481 posts
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    Search reveals nothing!

    Anyway, quite like the look of this. Just watched some new gameplay videos from NYCC.

    Check em out!

    Gameplay Walkthrough 1

    Gameplay Walkthrough 2

    Gameplay Walkthrough 3
  • PenguinJim 11 Oct 2010 11:32:08 5,906 posts
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=123446

    Searched for "Universe".
  • Progguitarist 11 Oct 2010 11:35:36 10,481 posts
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    lol...thats what I get for searching properly.
  • Progguitarist 14 Dec 2010 16:43:44 10,481 posts
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    Beta up on the store for EU Plus subs.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 16:52:43
    will there be a monthly fee when this goes retail? :s
  • Progguitarist 14 Dec 2010 16:54:38 10,481 posts
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    I'd imagine so. I vaguely remember there was a price announcement a while back.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 16:59:57
    oh well. i tend to shy away from extra charges for games on consoles tbh. it would only encourage other publishers to follow suit if too successful. not that EA or activision would need that much encouragement. ^_^
  • Ziz0u 14 Dec 2010 17:57:53 8,490 posts
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    Beta verdict?

    Or at least some first impressions.
  • Rauha 14 Dec 2010 17:59:35 4,271 posts
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    /still downloading
  • morriss 14 Dec 2010 18:11:05 71,120 posts
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    Fucking hell, I just realised. DL'ing MMO patches on PS3 is gonna take some people all fucking night.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 18:19:31
    The charges aren't cheap if i remember correctly , and you buy the disc game. I was slightly interested before that. It looks a bit meh too. I can't see how this is going to take off to be honest but i've been wrong about things before.

    It's a big deal to Sony and i think the subscription part should come as inclusive to PS+ , with all future console MMO's. Then i would subscribe, and play it. Simple.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Dec 2010 18:23:15 7,767 posts
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    It'll need to be very good and hook people in the free month. If it does that, then it wins.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 18:32:19
    Well, that relies on enough people being willing to buy the disc in the first place knowing about the extra monthly charges. Its a hard sell. Yet if all SOE MMO's were to come under PS+, they get subscribers, people buying their games, and beat CoD to people paying a sub to play their popular game. I think this will flop more than the next Tony Hawk game.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Dec 2010 18:34:19 7,767 posts
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    I think it will as well (see my prediction in the other thread). Mainly because I'm not sold on the game in the first place. There seems to be some fundamental flaws in the logic of the game which I can't quite articulate.
  • Progguitarist 14 Dec 2010 18:35:22 10,481 posts
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    Hardly.

  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Dec 2010 18:37:29 7,767 posts
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    hardly what?
  • Progguitarist 14 Dec 2010 18:39:12 10,481 posts
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    It'll hardly flop more than a Tony Hawk game.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Dec 2010 18:40:16 7,767 posts
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    that is a tall order.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 18:58:55
    Well it suffers the problem of being niche market. All DC comic fans don't play on or own a PS3, all PS3 owners aren't comic fans. Also, this is my own theory but MMO's are hugely successful when they are engaging to the female market. Not so here, and the price of entry is a commitment. Console owners are also unfamiliar with the concept, and already own multiplayer games that they already play with friends. I don't see any appeal this has personally. It also looks like shit.
  • Rauha 14 Dec 2010 19:06:28 4,271 posts
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    cheekybyname wrote:
    Well it suffers the problem of being niche market. All DC comic fans don't play on or own a PS3, all PS3 owners aren't comic fans. Also, this is my own theory but MMO's are hugely successful when they are engaging to the female market. Not so here, and the price of entry is a commitment. Console owners are also unfamiliar with the concept, and already own multiplayer games that they already play with friends. I don't see any appeal this has personally. It also looks like shit.

    True, but it seems like the perfect MMO for consoles. It stands a good chance of converting some users; providing its a friendly experience.
  • Progguitarist 14 Dec 2010 19:12:14 10,481 posts
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    I don't see the appeal therefore it's probably going to flop.

    That reminds me of several EG predictions of late.
  • natashaspice 14 Dec 2010 19:12:25 335 posts
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    wont knock it until i try it from the looks of it i have three hours left to find out. off to the gym i go then.
  • Progguitarist 14 Dec 2010 19:14:51 10,481 posts
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    natashaspice wrote:
    wont knock it until i try it from the looks of it i have three hours left to find out. off to the gym i go then.

    That's a novel attitude!

    I think if everyone adopted the same principals, we just may as a forum, avoid a whole torrent of shit.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 19:22:11
    I see it as this (after half a bottle of Baileys).

    a; Give the whole game + subscription to all PS+ users, thus creating a reason to subscribe and a vocal enthusiastic user base resulting in increased console sales and PS+ being easily accepted.

    b; Charge for the disc but give free access to all future SOE MMO's with PS+, thus providing a quality service that is economically appealing , with steady hardware sales increases.

    c; Charge 30 for a disc based game people are wary of whilst having a pricey and restrictive subscription model that most won't understand why they have to pay, stop paying, and servers are empty.
    Then go free to play for PS+ members , looking like you dropped a bollock and nobody being too interested. Whereas they would have been if that was the plan from the get go.


    Sony have chosen c, so we can expect lots of statements along the line of "MMO's just don't seem to fit on consoles" by people wanting to keep their jobs.

  • RyanDS 14 Dec 2010 19:28:20 9,579 posts
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    PSPlus is 3 a month. For that you already get 4 games minimum a month, plus all the extras. I personally think it's already great value, but even if you don't I think you must be a bit mad if you think they will include a 10 a month subscription as a freebie.
  • Phily50 14 Dec 2010 19:31:37 2,203 posts
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    Why not give the game away free with a months trial?
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 19:32:43
    I don't think they will for a second. But 10 a month would be as mad as a hatter in a hat made of madness.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 14 Dec 2010 19:35:09 7,767 posts
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    charge 30 for three months play plus the game.

    that's enough so people can feel like they can have fun with it and extract value even if they don't want to sign up for a sub.

    If they're not hooked at three months then the game isn't good enough and will fail whatever you do.
  • Rauha 14 Dec 2010 19:37:32 4,271 posts
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    They could charge 10 as planned, if it fails then go Free-to-play and make cash off microtransactions.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2010 19:43:14
    Rauha wrote:
    They could charge 10 as planned, if it fails then go Free-to-play and make cash off microtransactions.
    Yeh but going free to play isn't a business plan as it looks bad all round and is similar to telling friends you're opting for bankruptcy. It makes sense when you aren't making money but not a great mission statement.
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