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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Was going through my humble bundle keys list to see if I had any unused still that people might want, and came across a Lord of the Rings Online starter pack thing and decided to give that a try. The stories are probably neat if nothing else.

    Caught my wife's interest in it, too. So I was curious if anyone happened to have gotten the WB Games bundle from like, 2 years ago and hadn't used the LOTRO key.



    Boy it definitely looks dated. But you can play music for other nearby players with the keyboard, which is kinda neat. The players seem pretty nice from initial impression too.

    Did anyone actually happen to ever play it at any point? I don't think I've heard anyone I know talk about it first hand, despite having a couple super Tolkien nerd friends who also like MMORPGs.

  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    Ranlin wrote: »
    Was going through my humble bundle keys list to see if I had any unused still that people might want, and came across a Lord of the Rings Online starter pack thing and decided to give that a try. The stories are probably neat if nothing else.

    Caught my wife's interest in it, too. So I was curious if anyone happened to have gotten the WB Games bundle from like, 2 years ago and hadn't used the LOTRO key.



    Boy it definitely looks dated. But you can play music for other nearby players with the keyboard, which is kinda neat. The players seem pretty nice from initial impression too.

    Did anyone actually happen to ever play it at any point? I don't think I've heard anyone I know talk about it first hand, despite having a couple super Tolkien nerd friends who also like MMORPGs.

    It was a great MMO for a while, but it's getting pretty dated now and is starting up server merges soon, the PA guild's been disbanded. The main problem for me was the orcs. Orcs, orcs, orcs, and more orcs. I must've killed ten thousand orcs. A man can only kill so many orcs. Plus, every update upped the level cap and it felt like shit was getting obsoleted before I even got anywhere.

  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    LOTRO has the friendliest MMO community I've ever seen.

    Also you can add files to a folder that let you play songs in game, and if you and your wife both add the same files you can play a duet!

    http://city.navsplace.net/lotro/?p=399

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Hah, yeah there's not really a whole lot of enemy variety in the narrative, so after 8 years I could see that getting reeeaaal dull, unless they started to depart from the story in huge ways.

  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    I only played LotRO a bit, but I had a hobbit minstrel and I have to say that I never wanted to leave the Shire (hobbit starting area). It was just so fucking cool to wander around areas that I'd read about and do the small, homely things for quests that hobbits thought of as important. Once I got past that my interest started to wane, but up until that point it was awesome. My hobbit ended up looking like a swole hillbilly and I loved him so much. I also loved the soundtrack to the game and I would just sit around and farm pipe tobacco and veggies and stuff while listening to it.

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    Here's my favorite song from the game, which if I remember can be heard inside one of the inns in or just outside the Shire (in Bree perhaps?) I'd stay there and leave the game running while I browsed the web just to have it play

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Hobbit Minstrel is the first thing I made! The quests I've done in the Shire so far are great.

    Probably going to play a Captain with my wife, Minstrel on my own.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular

    “With System Shock: Enhanced Edition, we’re implementing game-changing improvements, including mouselook, widescreen, and a high resolution display mode,” says Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios. “The classic game has never been more accessible to a modern audience.”

    “The re-release supports resolutions up to 1024×768 (compared to the original 640×480), and a native 854×480 widescreen mode. Gameplay was also streamlined with a toggleable mouselook mode, including more intuitive inventory and item management. Combined with assorted bug-fixes and remappable controls, System Shock is now truly enhanced.

    “Some gaming experiences are truly worth preserving. Gamers can also return to the authentic 90’s gameplay with System Shock: Classic – ready for modern systems, completely unaltered in all other aspects. Both releases are available in a single package, with a 40% discount for all System Shock 2 owners on GOG.com – and 20% off for everyone. The discounted offer will last until Tuesday, September 29, 6:59 AM GMT.”

    https://www.gog.com/game/system_shock_enhanced_edition

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    I need this on Steam. Also, in my veins.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Never do what your enemy expects you to do! Registered User regular
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)

  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)

    It's called Bioshock and it's been out for a while.

  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Never do what your enemy expects you to do! Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)

    It's called Bioshock and it's been out for a while.

    I literally said not a spiritual successor.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)
    The rights of System Shock 2 were caught for years in complications between Electronic Arts and Meadowbrook Insurance Group (a subsidiary of Star Insurance Company), the entity that acquired the assets of Looking Glass Studios on their closure,[59] though according to a lawyer for Star Insurance, they themselves have since acquired the lingering intellectual property rights from EA.[66]

    It looks like the SS IP rights are a mess. I remember seeing a Warren Spector interview where he said that even the companies involved had no idea who had the rights to it at the time.

  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    The more times Shodan is defeated, the less credible she is as a villain. I think System Shock has been done.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Never do what your enemy expects you to do! Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)
    The rights of System Shock 2 were caught for years in complications between Electronic Arts and Meadowbrook Insurance Group (a subsidiary of Star Insurance Company), the entity that acquired the assets of Looking Glass Studios on their closure,[59] though according to a lawyer for Star Insurance, they themselves have since acquired the lingering intellectual property rights from EA.[66]

    It looks like the SS IP rights are a mess. I remember seeing a Warren Spector interview where he said that even the companies involved had no idea who had the rights to it at the time.

    The rights got figured out enough to get both SS1 and SS2 resold, so I would imagine it's possible to get a new game licensed as well.

  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)

    It's called Bioshock and it's been out for a while.

    I literally said not a spiritual successor.
    It wasn't a spiritual successor, BioShock was a palette swap.

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2015
    That is not what palette swap means.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    yeah a palette swapper looks like this

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Never do what your enemy expects you to do! Registered User regular
    You know what, nevermind. Forget I asked.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Okay, serious question now; how long until someone convinces someone else to license out the System Shock rights and just flat out make a new System Shock game (not a spiritual successor)
    The rights of System Shock 2 were caught for years in complications between Electronic Arts and Meadowbrook Insurance Group (a subsidiary of Star Insurance Company), the entity that acquired the assets of Looking Glass Studios on their closure,[59] though according to a lawyer for Star Insurance, they themselves have since acquired the lingering intellectual property rights from EA.[66]

    It looks like the SS IP rights are a mess. I remember seeing a Warren Spector interview where he said that even the companies involved had no idea who had the rights to it at the time.

    The rights got figured out enough to get both SS1 and SS2 resold, so I would imagine it's possible to get a new game licensed as well.

    Both of those took years to get worked through, and they only exist because EA owns the rights to republish those games, but not make new titles using that IP. I believe that was also one reason why Ken Levine had to settle for making BioShock, rather than a full-on System Shock 3.

  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    You know what, nevermind. Forget I asked.

    Don't worry, you weren't the one being a douche about it.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    You know what, nevermind. Forget I asked.

    Don't worry, you weren't the one being a douche about it.

    I wasn't being a douche, I was being silly.

    For the record, it's my default state, much like Arial or Calibri.

  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    What if shodan wins

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    What if shodan wins

    Then at least it's finally over for the rest of us

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    system shock game where you play as shodan

    looking at hackers, pathetic meat and bone creatures

    that sweat and pant as they walk through your hallways

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    system shock game where you play as shodan

    looking at hackers, pathetic meat and bone creatures

    that sweat and pant as they walk through your hallways

    So basically Sims V

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    That is not what palette swap means.
    You can't call it a spiritual successor though. It's practically the same game (plus Big Daddies/Little Sisters) in a different location.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    That is not what palette swap means.
    You can't call it a spiritual successor though. It's practically the same game (plus Big Daddies/Little Sisters) in a different location.

    That sounds an awful lot like a spiritual successor to me.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    That is not what palette swap means.
    You can't call it a spiritual successor though. It's practically the same game (plus Big Daddies/Little Sisters) in a different location.
    And without the malevolent AI

    And with a different plot

    And in a vastly different time period

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Bioshock Infinite was a game about a spiritual successor

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  • TubeTube Administrator, ClubPA admin
    Bioshock is essentially the definition of a spiritual successor.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla KOOKABUNGA LIVES Registered User regular
    All Along The Watchtower: A DCAU Podcast.

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  • SorceSorce Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Bioshock is essentially the definition of a spiritual successor.
    I'm probably letting my feelings get in the way of the actual definition, so I'm going to drop it.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    I think Dead Space was a better successor, plus it had spiritual stuff too

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    I think Dead Space was a better successor, plus it had spiritual stuff too

    dead space had basically nothing to do with system shock at all except for the convergence kinda being like The Many sorta but not really

    dead space was an Alien analogue

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    The more times Shodan is defeated, the less credible she is as a villain. I think System Shock has been done.

    also this is correct

    she never really "dies" in 1, and the means by which you defeat her and her subsequent escape lead perfectly into 2

    she is straight up ganked in 2, and any way of bringing her back would just be stretching it

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    I think Dead Space was a better successor, plus it had spiritual stuff too

    dead space had basically nothing to do with system shock at all except for the convergence kinda being like The Many sorta but not really

    dead space was an Alien analogue

    Dead space had ghosts, tech, audio logs, a twist, limited ammo, a Rickenbacker-like, abstract boss battle, two survivors that are one step ahead of you, the best weapon is yellow, etc

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    I think Dead Space was a better successor, plus it had spiritual stuff too

    dead space had basically nothing to do with system shock at all except for the convergence kinda being like The Many sorta but not really

    dead space was an Alien analogue

    Dead space had ghosts, tech, audio logs, a twist, limited ammo, a Rickenbacker-like, abstract boss battle, two survivors that are one step ahead of you, the best weapon is yellow, etc

    so it was a survival horror game is what you're saying

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    The more times Shodan is defeated, the less credible she is as a villain. I think System Shock has been done.

    also this is correct

    she never really "dies" in 1, and the means by which you defeat her and her subsequent escape lead perfectly into 2

    she is straight up ganked in 2, and any way of bringing her back would just be stretching it
    The stinger shows her having survived though...?
    'Course, I'd be fine with treating that as non-canon.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    I think Dead Space was a better successor, plus it had spiritual stuff too

    dead space had basically nothing to do with system shock at all except for the convergence kinda being like The Many sorta but not really

    dead space was an Alien analogue

    Dead space had ghosts, tech, audio logs, a twist, limited ammo, a Rickenbacker-like, abstract boss battle, two survivors that are one step ahead of you, the best weapon is yellow, etc

    so it was a survival horror game is what you're saying

    Your main weapon was a tool! You had a weird looking face! You could play basketball!

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
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