Useless_Gonzo wrote:Woodwose wrote: The amount of whining and entitlement on that forum is only surpassed by the apparent lack of understanding about what the game is about. It only takes the most cursory glance to see that the game is following on from the old Wing Commander games and that the ships are really geared for dogfighting. All the other bits such as trade and planetside stuff are just addons.
Heh, I asked if the PvP is going to be faction based or FFA (ala Eve). Suggested as WC and SC were basically military space/flight sims that faction based would be cool and a supply/spawning system akin to WWIIOL would be nice allowing a massive campaign to be set. Got a lot of feedback stating SC isn't about the fights its more about getting out there to explore and trade and the playerbase doesn't want a pure fight sim. I thought "you've obviously not played WC and SL then".
Problem is all the whining and entitlement may end up morphing the game away from the military dogfight sim to a "sims in space" abomination that seems to be the forum aim point. Thats what was great about the WC/SL games more pew pew less "worried about the attractiveness of my space sim, and I can't wash my hands in the space sink after using a space toilet" (yup there's a thread about that).
BUT there the dogfight module out in December, or basically WoT in space. thats what I'm looking at to see if I'm going to spend a serious amount of time playing or not (last time I played a 6D dogfighter was "warhead" on an Atari ST and I hated it at the time).
BTW I need a tag to send the gift to mines "Obi Two"
...and finally are you going to name that Cutlass "Can I haz your stuff pls?"
That proves my point, look at what the devs are showing and the design of the ships, they are very much based on fighting and not trade or exploring. At the end of the day Chris Roberts will do what Chris Roberts wants and he said right from the outset that it would be a spiritual successor to Wing Commander. What those other people want is Elite, but they dismissed it out of hand because it is not American and some have even convinced themselves that the original Elite was just cashing in on the WC bandwagon (despite the fact that it came out long before!)