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Comment: Re:Cheap knockoff (Score 1) 59

by BlindS!de (#14828543) Attached to: Jim Lee To Direct DC MMO
IMO, SOE does have one diamond in their rough: PlanetSide. I know this will stir up a hornet's nest with the fanboys of CS, UT and the like, however it's by far the best multiplayer FPS experience I've ever had. Nowhere else will you find tanks, delivery/support vehicles, planes and ground forces all controlled by separate players, with battles that can have literally hundreds of players.

Yet you never, ever heard about this game. They never advertise or promote, online or off. Yet despite keeping it under the radar, the game maintains a modest 50k membership. I've had a membership since launch, and I won't drop it till they close it down, or a better MMO FPS comes along. The development team was great, but has gone thru a lot of changes over the last year. I suspect it has something to do with the reasons that SOE games generally suck, but only the developers themselves would know.

It really ends up being more evidence that SOE stinks; they push crappy games, but let the ones that lack corporate "market traction" idle, despite delivering a good experience. Someone needs to go in, take out the suits, and put the artists back in the driver's seat.

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. -- George Orwell

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