1. dimmidice

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    Yeah, but this is a MMO. If servers shut down you can't play them even if you have the physical discs.... that's kinda obvious no? If you have a non online game downloaded you can still play it too.

    Total rubbish. Lots of MMOs or online games have physical releases. You should've said "that's why i play offline games" and then you'd have a point.
     
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  2. migles

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    it's one of thoose free to play server sided online only games...
    i think this explains your confusion?
    even if you had a phisical copy, it's server sided, the data you got in disc is just like a dead corpse

    edit: quoted the wrong person
     
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  3. Noctosphere

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    Its okay, its been explained to me already.
    The guy said its why people.prefer physical copy,.but there wasnt any physical.copy of this game... he made non sense actually, i understood.since.the beginning.but just wanted to be sure i really did
     
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    Gwen Stacy of a parallel universe known as Spider Woman.
     
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda
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    Huh? What are those number?
     
  6. Yil

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    Earth 616 is the main continuity, 1610 is the ultimate Earth (where everyone is a d***, and let's just say Loki has Odin's blood in this one).
     
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    in the perfect world, and IMHO there should be a law to enforce this.
    when you buy stuff (with lets say a minimum of 20-50 bucks) in these server sided games, or games that require online activation, there should be a consumer protection that when the company desires do shutdown the servers, they must provide software or a way to the people create and run their own servers.
    this way it would be fair and stuff wouldn't be lost..

    the thing is.. they don't do this for several reasons like:
    main reason to shutdown games is money expenses, providing the users with a server software requires spending money to build a consumer server tool
    people would be able to deploy their own customs servers, or heavily modify to turn into other games and start to do a business out of it
    companies would avoid this by creating a demo mode, or a basic campaign mode to say "you can still play the game"
     
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    You know getting private server still invalidate all your purchases, right? Besides the platforms will never let it pass.
     
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    if you have your own custom server you can restore them and have access to all..
    so you would technically still have your purchases, you just had to edit them in, if you got the server you have power for that, wich custom servers you could also edit in game currency, and give you tons of premium currency to buy it again
     
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    Why would they though? It's not like someone running the server has legal right (at the same time responsibility) over it.
     
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    The game is still up at the moment and people don't know when it will die. I was excited to have a month to play everything in the game for free (any hero, any costume until December 31st) after playing for about 4 months previously and didn't expect a refund on cash spent, but it sucks to see what I saw as their last parting gift has been taken away.
     
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    I do have a point. There are much more games that aren't MMOs or online only games than they are, on physical media. Also, as I said, if they was a game on a digital store ,whether it relied on online or not, it can be taken and shutdown at anytime. Physical media is much more reliable, when it comes to longevity. That was the point.

    In fact, I can't really think of many games that are literally online only on physical media. Physically media tends to have both or offline play.
     
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    don't buy into micro transactions and expect your money back
     
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    I think that is Spider-Gwen. She's from one of the alternate Earth timelines.
     
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    Well while I'm questioning comic book stuff, how about Superior Spider-Man? Is he in this game? I heard it's Doc-Op possessing Parker's body and being badass or whatever.
     
  16. dimmidice

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    Your ignorance doesn't change reality. FFXIV, Swtor, WoW, all have physical releases.
     
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    Apparently you miss the many part. Not to mention, this is coming from a mainly console player POV, so that lowers the margin even more so. Doesn't matter, most physical games aren't online or mmo only games. Anyway, just going to stop here.
     
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    well i see it this way with people buying digital games on ps4,xb1 and such imagne you buyt alot of games and at some point your hdd is full and you want to save some space and delete the main content from afew of those games for the new ones, you think oh i can always redownload it latter when i want to replay it, but then bam ps3 or xbox30 or ps4 or xb1 servers got shutdown, they willl eventualy no server last forever so now you can ever play that game you actualy bough becuase you cant redownload it since no store is available again.

    i always buy my games phisicaly, imagine manny online only games on ps3/xbox360 when they shut down the store(shouldnt take even 2 years imo) no one will ever be able to play those games ever again unless you have your console with the game already installed wich is crap.


    Sure for this game it doesnt really matter since its an mmo that relies on servers and nothing else, but on other games it makes alot of diference.


    For instance EA destroyed the PHISICAL release of cod wwII becuase the game disc alone is useless and cant be played at all, only works after a 9gb patch, which makes it worthless having the disc lol when ps4 servers get shutdown if you buy an used disc you wont be abel to play the game at all lol it makes no sence turning phisical releases into a mandatory online download.
     
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    This game sounds so cool!
     
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    Can't imagine dumping hundreds into a F2P game that could be shut down just as easily the next day. Sucks to suck, I guess. Hope those players learned their lesson about buying into microtransactions.
     
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    Seems like the only way to succeed in the games industry is to not work for one of the big names. Instead it's best to create some unexplainable indie success like Minecraft or Flappy Bird (the Pet Rock of the games industry).
     
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