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R.I.P. RO, murdered by Tripwire :(

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  • R.I.P. RO, murdered by Tripwire :(

    Ok the thread title is a joke, but in some ways I feel tripwire is going to do everything wrong with HOS.

    There are so many variables that TW have thrown in the mix, and most of them seem like unfamiliar ground. The most obvious being single player, who knows what to expect when TW has never done anything of the sort. I mean TW and engaging immerisive AI have not exactly been used in a sentence together.

    Of course multiplayer is the main appeal, and personally all I care about, but all the news so far is that it will be part RPG. Cosmetic unlocks ok whatever but weapons and morale? And even then I dont expect it to be well implemented. This is mainly because of the impression KF had on me. It seemed like the perks system did nothing to add to gameplay but where just a target to grind to. Eventually everyone will be max rank in RO and it will feel cheesy when everyone is running around as a brigadier general.

    So that was my little rant. It's TW's game and my belief is that they dont owe anyone anything no matter what there expecatations are. Its there blood and sweat and I hope they are satisfied with whatever they create. Even if it's not what I hoped for then it becomes the modders blood and sweat to salvage something of the original.
    Originally posted by Bennanteno
    The genius of beachassault was that the wire you were supposed to satchel was also your spawn point at that time.

  • #2
    I feel they will hit spot on or close to that, except for the single player part which i agree with you.

    Surprise us TWI!
    [CENTER]I S2 IS 2 :IS2:


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      • #4
        Holy smokes...the thing isent even out and you declare it dead ? Not even RO:OST is dead yet....


        • #5
          Click the link in my sig...


          • #6
            I don't think that the singleplayer portion will detract too much from the multiplayer. Judging from the website, it sounds like it's just going to be a way for you to improve your skills and get a feel for the weapons. I guess like the purpose of Ostfront's skirmish, but with objectives and more advanced AI (hopefully).


            • #7
              Originally posted by Soup View Post
              It's funny cause you're implying RO wasn't already ruined by the time it finished its mod days
              It's funny to see you saying in every post that RO is dead a long time ago.
              [CENTER]I S2 IS 2 :IS2:


              • #8
                I'm not here to change your mind about dead RO or whatever, it's just seeing you do the same kind of sarcastic posts about your opinion that really caught my attention.
                [CENTER]I S2 IS 2 :IS2:


                • #9
                  While I love Ostfront, RO mod was the best version of RO and the best game ever made. It had a special feel that Ostfront just doesnt seem to fully capture.

                  Yet, the new features/graphics of HoS are exciting and even with my doubts I will not say RO is dead until I play it. We'll see.


                  • #10
                    Oh god forbid they try something new or innovative. QQ me a river. Wait for the game to be actually shown, and then judge I would say.


                    • #11
                      And 'sucked' is a subjective term.

                      In the RO style, I see squads becoming extrememly useful (could you see BF2 be what it is without them?). Will it change the game dynamic...probably...and most notably in the League & Ladders. Has it been done in ro's, _unique_ style? No.

                      Just point in lambasting something that is a long way from being lambast-able.


                      • #12
                        Crazy flamin kids


                        • #13
                          please, use the search, there is already a thread for this =P



                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fedorov View Post
                            please, use the search, there is already a thread for this =P

                            For real.

                            Everyone should just hold off with the freak outs until the game is actually released. Crazy idea, I know.
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