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Tabula Rasa

pontifex

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I tried the beta this weekend and omg does the game suck...

controls aren't very good, graphics are just horrible, it plays like a korean grindfest mmorpg. equipment rewards for quests is usually worse than what you have, even early on. i played for maybe an hour and a half and then uninstalled it.

isn't Richard Garriott the guy who made Ultima online or am i thinking of someone else? Ultima online was pretty cool, this is just utter crap.
 

Runes911

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Originally posted by: pontifex
I tried the beta this weekend and omg does the game suck...

controls aren't very good, graphics are just horrible, it plays like a korean grindfest mmorpg. equipment rewards for quests is usually worse than what you have, even early on. i played for maybe an hour and a half and then uninstalled it.

isn't Richard Garriott the guy who made Ultima online or am i thinking of someone else? Ultima online was pretty cool, this is just utter crap.
Yep I was afraid it would be bad. *sigh*

I hope he gets a reality check that he did better at making sword, shield, and spell type RPGs. He did so well on Ultima I really wish I knew what he was thinking when he thought of Tabula Rasa.
 

duragezic

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I don't know if the NDA limits you from saying anything at all about the game or not?

I am in the closed beta but not sure if I'm allowed to even say if I agree or disagree with the OP.

I'm not much into MMORPGs at all, but I do like GW so that's why I was interested to get in the TR beta. I did, although I haven't a chance to play it much.
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: Skacer
Didn't you sign an NDA for Tabula Rasa?
what are they gonna do, arrest me? technically i didn't put my signature on anything regarding this game.
the worst they can do is ban me from a game that i think is a pile of dog sh*t and i'll really lose sleep over that. :roll:

should have figured it would be crap considering all of NCSoft's other games are total garbage.
 

Schadenfroh

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Well, I wonder if Tabula Rasa was better before the "rework"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...29#Development_History
the game underwent a major revamp two years into the project. Conflicts between developers and the vague direction of the game were said to be the causes of this dramatic change. 20% of the original team were replaced and 75% of the code had to be redone.
Think this was a conflict between NCSoft and "Lord British" ?

 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
Well, I wonder if Tabula Rasa was better before the "rework"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...29#Development_History
the game underwent a major revamp two years into the project. Conflicts between developers and the vague direction of the game were said to be the causes of this dramatic change. 20% of the original team were replaced and 75% of the code had to be redone.
Think this was a conflict between NCSoft and "Lord British" ?
Wouldn't doubt it. NCSoft probably wants it to the the same as the rest of their terrible games.
 

chocobaR

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Damnit, I had high expectations of the game :( I even signed up but didn't get into beta. Oh well I'll still try it and see if it's worth it or not.
 

Schadenfroh

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Originally posted by: pontifex
Originally posted by: Schadenfroh
Well, I wonder if Tabula Rasa was better before the "rework"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...29#Development_History
the game underwent a major revamp two years into the project. Conflicts between developers and the vague direction of the game were said to be the causes of this dramatic change. 20% of the original team were replaced and 75% of the code had to be redone.
Think this was a conflict between NCSoft and "Lord British" ?
Wouldn't doubt it. NCSoft probably wants it to the the same as the rest of their terrible games.
Easier to maintain that way.

BTW, did you agree to a NDA when you joined the beta?
 

duragezic

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Just because one person doesn't like the game doesn't mean it is crap or by the time it will be released, will be crap.

Different opinions is all.

I would say that most of NCsoft's games are good. I haven't played Full Auto, but all the Guild Wars have been quite good. Dungeon Runners is a decent game for being free. One thing I like about their games is that they are streamlined, perform well, and overall seem polished.

Given the state of many recent games... I think NCsoft releases have been pretty decent.
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: TheUnk
pontifex, how's the FPS aspect of it?
there is no FPS aspect of it.

you control your character in 3rd person (maybe you can do 1st person, i dunno) but your shots either hit or don't, there is no skill involved. if you are running while shooting, your shots and your enemies shot will follow you or him, like a heatseaker missile. it will either register a hit or a miss. you still have to click the mouse for each shot, but its not an fps at all.
 

KeithTalent

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So in short, I should not bother installing it tonight? That was my plan, but maybe I'll just fire up LOTRO or CS:S instead.

KT
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: KeithTalent
So in short, I should not bother installing it tonight? That was my plan, but maybe I'll just fire up LOTRO or CS:S instead.

KT
IMO, no, but maybe you'll like it, I dunno.
 

TheUnk

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Screenshots of this game are very misleading. From looking at them you think it's an MMO / Shooter type game. An MMO that actually requires skill and not just hitting auto-attack and a few abilities that quickly becomes a mindless task.

Maybe Huxley can deliver.
 

apoppin

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Originally posted by: duragezic
I don't know if the NDA limits you from saying anything at all about the game or not?

I am in the closed beta but not sure if I'm allowed to even say if I agree or disagree with the OP.

I'm not much into MMORPGs at all, but I do like GW so that's why I was interested to get in the TR beta. I did, although I haven't a chance to play it much.
well read the NDA and tell us what you can
-i think you are allowed to roll your eyes ;)

and yes, they *can* sue you - if you are worth suing.
 

Skacer

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Originally posted by: pontifex
what are they gonna do, arrest me? technically i didn't put my signature on anything regarding this game.
the worst they can do is ban me from a game that i think is a pile of dog sh*t and i'll really lose sleep over that. :roll:

should have figured it would be crap considering all of NCSoft's other games are total garbage.
What an awful fucking attitude. So basically how good a game is determines whether you honor the contract you signed when you hit accept. Bah, whatever, I don't necessarily agree with your comments by the way, but unlike you I plan to honor the agreement instead of being an asshat.
 

OOBradm

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any more details on this game? I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy it tomorrow
 

Drift3r

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Originally posted by: Skacer
Originally posted by: pontifex
what are they gonna do, arrest me? technically i didn't put my signature on anything regarding this game.
the worst they can do is ban me from a game that i think is a pile of dog sh*t and i'll really lose sleep over that. :roll:

should have figured it would be crap considering all of NCSoft's other games are total garbage.
What an awful fucking attitude. So basically how good a game is determines whether you honor the contract you signed when you hit accept. Bah, whatever, I don't necessarily agree with your comments by the way, but unlike you I plan to honor the agreement instead of being an asshat.
All you have to do is to go get a Fileplanet subscription and download the open beta. Everyone knows this game is a piece of garbage. The NDA was lifted a long time ago once they started allowing the public in via the Fileplanet subscriptions when they went to a open beta. In fact the reason why they went into open beta early was because they could not retain enough closed beta testers. To sum this game up it's Auto-Assault without the benefit of having cars to move around in along with a horrible UI gui slapped onto it.
 

AVP

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Lol, dunno why I try to get game info here with all of the NDA bickering. Anyways, huge bummer.
 

OOBradm

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Originally posted by: Drift3r
Originally posted by: Skacer
Originally posted by: pontifex
what are they gonna do, arrest me? technically i didn't put my signature on anything regarding this game.
the worst they can do is ban me from a game that i think is a pile of dog sh*t and i'll really lose sleep over that. :roll:

should have figured it would be crap considering all of NCSoft's other games are total garbage.
What an awful fucking attitude. So basically how good a game is determines whether you honor the contract you signed when you hit accept. Bah, whatever, I don't necessarily agree with your comments by the way, but unlike you I plan to honor the agreement instead of being an asshat.
All you have to do is to go get a Fileplanet subscription and download the open beta. Everyone knows this game is a piece of garbage. The NDA was lifted a long time ago once they started allowing the public in via the Fileplanet subscriptions when they went to a open beta. In fact the reason why they went into open beta early was because they could not retain enough closed beta testers. To sum this game up it's Auto-Assault without the benefit of having cars to move around in along with a horrible UI gui slapped onto it.
Is the beta still going on? I might pay the $7 fileplanet subscription to try this out before i pay $50 retails tomorrow....
 

KeithTalent

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Originally posted by: OOBradm
Originally posted by: Drift3r
Originally posted by: Skacer
Originally posted by: pontifex
what are they gonna do, arrest me? technically i didn't put my signature on anything regarding this game.
the worst they can do is ban me from a game that i think is a pile of dog sh*t and i'll really lose sleep over that. :roll:

should have figured it would be crap considering all of NCSoft's other games are total garbage.
What an awful fucking attitude. So basically how good a game is determines whether you honor the contract you signed when you hit accept. Bah, whatever, I don't necessarily agree with your comments by the way, but unlike you I plan to honor the agreement instead of being an asshat.
All you have to do is to go get a Fileplanet subscription and download the open beta. Everyone knows this game is a piece of garbage. The NDA was lifted a long time ago once they started allowing the public in via the Fileplanet subscriptions when they went to a open beta. In fact the reason why they went into open beta early was because they could not retain enough closed beta testers. To sum this game up it's Auto-Assault without the benefit of having cars to move around in along with a horrible UI gui slapped onto it.
Is the beta still going on? I might pay the $7 fileplanet subscription to try this out before i pay $50 retails tomorrow....
I think it's closed. If it's not I can give you (assuming I can find it) my key because I never used it.

KT

 

OOBradm

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Originally posted by: KeithTalent
Originally posted by: OOBradm
Originally posted by: Drift3r
Originally posted by: Skacer
Originally posted by: pontifex
what are they gonna do, arrest me? technically i didn't put my signature on anything regarding this game.
the worst they can do is ban me from a game that i think is a pile of dog sh*t and i'll really lose sleep over that. :roll:

should have figured it would be crap considering all of NCSoft's other games are total garbage.
What an awful fucking attitude. So basically how good a game is determines whether you honor the contract you signed when you hit accept. Bah, whatever, I don't necessarily agree with your comments by the way, but unlike you I plan to honor the agreement instead of being an asshat.
All you have to do is to go get a Fileplanet subscription and download the open beta. Everyone knows this game is a piece of garbage. The NDA was lifted a long time ago once they started allowing the public in via the Fileplanet subscriptions when they went to a open beta. In fact the reason why they went into open beta early was because they could not retain enough closed beta testers. To sum this game up it's Auto-Assault without the benefit of having cars to move around in along with a horrible UI gui slapped onto it.
Is the beta still going on? I might pay the $7 fileplanet subscription to try this out before i pay $50 retails tomorrow....
I think it's closed. If it's not I can give you (assuming I can find it) my key because I never used it.

KT
it seems like its closed... but thx anyways
 

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