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Alan Wilson talks Killing Floor, Red Orchestra and Rising Storm

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  • Alan Wilson talks Killing Floor, Red Orchestra and Rising Storm

    MMGN.com had a chance to do a voice interview with our Vice President Alan this past week. They've gone ahead and posted the entire 30 minute interview online here. Alan covers upcoming plans for Killing Floor, Red Orchestra 2, and Rising Storm (and even some hints at potential future announcements). So make sure to give it a listen.

    Killing Floor kicks it off, Red Orchestra starts in at about 7 minutes, and Rising Storm around the 20 minute mark for those looking for a specific topic. Be sure to let us know what excites you the most by joining the conversation in our forums.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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    thanks for the link!
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    • #3
      Thanks
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      • #4
        Planned to get early to bed tonight, I am going to do it? No, I guess not.

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        • #5
          Anyone like to post the highlights? The one's specific about KF would be good (;

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          • #6
            I hope he was joking about the "wanting RO1 with better graphics" bits, if he wasn't then there's a pretty big disconnect between the devs and the community.

            I don't think anyone wants RO1 with better graphics, I certainly don't. What I want is to enjoy RO2.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by borsdy View Post
              Anyone like to post the highlights? The one's specific about KF would be good (;

              Nothing too specific, more stuff to come though, special events will still happen/continue.

              Greater Good Games
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              • #8
                A highly informative interview... worth the time to listen.

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                • #9
                  Regarding Alan saying RO2 is not really his kind of game and him adoring Skyrim and Border lands: leveling systems are great for RPGs
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Proud_God View Post
                    Regarding Alan saying RO2 is not really his kind of game and him adoring Skyrim and Border lands: leveling systems are great for RPGs
                    that's not entirely accurate.

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                    • #11
                      So, obviously he is everything but happy with the RO Classic mode... doesn't exactly make me confident

                      Also he doesn't seem to take the critics seriously. Most of us are certainly not against progress... There are some aspects of the new gameplay that makes it hard to enjoy for both the hardcore gamers and more casual gamers, they have to be overhauled (such as the absolutely not functioning squad system)
                      Other things are great the way they are done in RO2 (like the first person cover).

                      The opinions about zooming are very controverse. I, myself think it lessens the feel of reality that I always had in RO1 and makes sniping too easy. I understand that there are other opinions.
                      Anyway I'd like to test it a while. Let's see how it works after that.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Set View Post

                        I don't think anyone wants RO1 with better graphics,
                        You are right, it would also need new maps

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Set View Post
                          I hope he was joking about the "wanting RO1 with better graphics" bits, if he wasn't then there's a pretty big disconnect between the devs and the community.

                          I don't think anyone wants RO1 with better graphics, I certainly don't. What I want is to enjoy RO2.
                          It was early in the morning (our time), I'm a Brit and he's Australian - yes, I was being facetious. He was actually supposed to edit it a bit (I was rambling badly, as you may have noticed) but decided to post the whole thing as recorded.

                          And I didn't say I don't like RO2 (at least, not that I remember). I think I said I prefer RO2 the way it is, to the classic that some members of the community want (and are getting). Personal preference - I've played RO since 2003 and I like the current incarnation!

                          As these forums prove, we can't all like the exact same thing

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Set View Post
                            I hope he was joking about the "wanting RO1 with better graphics" bits, if he wasn't then there's a pretty big disconnect between the devs and the community.

                            I don't think anyone wants RO1 with better graphics, I certainly don't. What I want is to enjoy RO2.
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                            I understand that they finally made the game THEY WANT, but it's fact that lot of people here want a different gameplay style

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by [TW]Wilsonam View Post
                              It was early in the morning (our time), I'm a Brit and he's Australian - yes, I was being facetious. He was actually supposed to edit it a bit (I was rambling badly, as you may have noticed) but decided to post the whole thing as recorded.

                              And I didn't say I don't like RO2 (at least, not that I remember). I think I said I prefer RO2 the way it is, to the classic that some members of the community want (and are getting). Personal preference - I've played RO since 2003 and I like the current incarnation!

                              As these forums prove, we can't all like the exact same thing

                              Hopefully we can all agree with Borderlands 2

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