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Savage 2 real time strategy SHOOTER!

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:46 am    Post subject: Savage 2 real time strategy SHOOTER! Reply with quote

I was directed to look at this game from an friend, and I like the way it looks.

The game is getting ready to launch a limited beta (accessible via preorder $30, downloadable online only).

http://savage2.s2games.com/

I love the fact that you can LAN it out to play with your friends even WITHOUT buying it (like you have any friends? lol)
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea of having an RTS where real players respond to your commands is very intriguing. I'd need to hear that this game rocked before shelling out any dough, however.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I briefly played the first one, and it was pretty cool. The only problem with it was pretty much the same thing that's wrong with WoW's Battlegrounds: Players can be idiots.

When they play along witht he commander, it works great. But imagine an RTS where, say, on a good day, half of your units did their best to obey your commands. The other half are wandering around on their own, afk, killing each other, or teabagging the dead. Funny, but not terribly productive =)
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A solid team would be the way to go. Imagine instead that you're a reasonably handy hired gun, but the guy giving the orders appears to be a moron. What then? Strike out on your own? Continue to be sent to your death? Lots of trust required for it to really work, which is cool b/c that's like the real military to some extent. They've seriously nerfed FearOfDeath in this version as compared to RL, but morale etc. is still an issue I'd think.

Plus, as the RTS-guy you've got to consider how capable your units are - not just in the normal sense but also player skill level, likelihood of following your order, etc. when assigning tasks. Too cool.

I wonder if you can play with bots as the soldiers for fill-ins or for single player practicing.

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Ewww, and lmfao. I'll never look at Halo victory dances the same way again.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The player Kharma system they are going to implement will hopefully tell you right off the bat what kind of people you are dealing with.

One acount = one screen name = A Kharma score that people "give you" based on actions in game AND on the forums.

Hopefully the self policing will help weed out the 12 year old asshats.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read on their site that you can pre-order the game and be guaranteed a spot on the Beta testing, but I can't out when that starts or if it's going on now.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mojobacca wrote:
I read on their site that you can pre-order the game and be guaranteed a spot on the Beta testing, but I can't out when that starts or if it's going on now.


Reading over their forums, the beta is to begin with weeks (2-5?)
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll wait.
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