Posted - 2003.07.09 10:10:00 - [3
Wonderful post soul :)
However I would feel slightly inclined to note that YES as far as software is concenred it's not Beta.
But as far as Balance and mechanics goes, It IS in the very late stages of Beta. The last patch as wonderful as it was kinda shows my point (I literraly found new interest in EVE all over again because of that patch.).
And I also fully agrree as a MMORPG (which was until recently a M0oRPG) you have to be a bit more lenient with Balancing issues ETC.
But some VERY basic elements of the game where only very recently put in, elements that I'm sure where meant to go live on release day (ammo effecting ranges, tracking speeds actually having an EFFECT ETC).
Anway No, I am not knocking this game or your point soul, I ADORE this game, and you ARE 100% accurate in your assesment of the games "Software."
It STILL has some buggy aspects, but no more than any other games this early after release... Yes I still crash a lot in some situations... Lag is atrocious with more than 2 or 3 player ships on the screen in a battle with NPC pirates and drones buzzing all about...
But all of that must be expected...
The only area I think could still be clasifyable as Beta to many people, is the content itself and some game mechanics...
It's not awful like it was a month and a half ago, but you know what?
I'm going to shut up now before you think I'm trying to argue, cuz I'm not I'm just trying to be fair in my review hehehe.