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Gavriel Black
Posted - 2011.05.31 18:27:00 - [1]
 

Chinese F2P MMO operator Perfect World Entertainment.

So glad I didn't invest too much time in to STO x)

NeoShocker
Caldari
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.05.31 20:26:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: NeoShocker on 31/05/2011 20:31:33
Are you serious? Unfortunately I did invest in it :( Lifetime sub at that too. Lets see what massively says since you didn't provide any links or proofs.

Yup, its true. Details here. Its probably no wonder it went on sale at steam for $3.75.

I lawls at the bolded and italic statement:

Quote:
We are very pleased to sign the agreement to acquire Cryptic Studios. This strategic acquisition will add attractive game titles to our portfolio, which will help us further penetrate into the U.S. and global online game markets. More importantly, Cryptic Studios' highly reputable development team and its technology platform will further strengthen our well-established R&D capabilities. We deem this as another noteworthy achievement of our global expansion efforts.

Wilhelm Riley
Posted - 2011.05.31 20:35:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: NeoShocker
Its probably no wonder it went on sale at steam for $3.75.




To be fair, they do that with every game at some point. I got Bad Company 2 for 6!

Brujo Loco
Amarr
Brujeria Teologica
Posted - 2011.05.31 21:16:00 - [4]
 

Wonder what will happen to COH/COV? despite its age its one of the few games I usually resub for a couple months to stomp around with my Merc Mastermind Very Happy

Jhagiti Tyran
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2011.06.01 02:50:00 - [5]
 

I have never played any of Perfect Worlds games but many people praise PWs handling of Runic games, apparently they provided investment but operate in a very hands off approach.

Whatever happens they cannot be any worse than Atari but I think a move to F2P would be bad for STO because that games only hope is a small niche Star Trek fan community, if loads of idiots come in via F2P the Star Trek fans will leave.

Rashmika Sky
Amarr
R. Sky Escorts
Posted - 2011.06.01 03:15:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Brujo Loco
Wonder what will happen to COH/COV? despite its age its one of the few games I usually resub for a couple months to stomp around with my Merc Mastermind Very Happy


Pretty sure Cryptic sold that to NCSoft some time ago, so it's probably not going anywhere yet. And yeah, fun game, too bad it's a bit hard to find people these days.

Da'iel Zehn
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.01 04:33:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Da''iel Zehn on 01/06/2011 04:34:40

Gah! Frack...

Sad


Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.06.01 08:01:00 - [8]
 

There goes whatever hope I had for Neverwinter.

Theocrates
Posted - 2011.06.01 11:57:00 - [9]
 

Paragon Studios split from Cryptic whne NCSoft took over and most of the CoH/CoV Devs are still at the keyboard working for NCSoft.


 

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