Anyone tracking usage stats shouldn't be surprised.
TSW wasn't the only game that tried to do away with character levels in favor of weapon levels (in a way). FFXIV tried to do it as well, though really the only ones that reacted badly to it were the (stupid) FF traditionalists.12/12/2012 01:45 PMPosted by JazeracaAs for TSW, I played that too back in July and it was okay for a bit but the lack of levels really did me in. Also the questing was extremely, EXTREMELY linear, a major turn off for me.
12/13/2012 01:34 AMPosted by VerelyseRift just launched an expansion that increased the size of their world by 300%. I'm really not at all surprised that they had some excess staff after all that work was tied up and over with. Game developers have never really been ones to have a sustainable/unchanging number of employees, they kind of hire and fire when necessary. It could mean Rift is having problems, but that's not the only explanation.
12/12/2012 08:28 AMPosted by CorrockWhere would we find usage stats for MMOs that don't publish sales or subscriber numbers?
I tried TSW during their free play weekend. Maybe I'm just far too used to the hand-holding of WoW, but the intro quest seemed far too sandboxy. Like, "you're here, now figure out why you're here". Not that it took long for me to make my way where I needed to be, but even 10 minutes of wandering aimlessly was no fun.
However, I did enjoy when, after what seemed like forever, I finally got to shoot some baddies.
12/12/2012 01:45 PMPosted by JazeracaUnfortunate what is happening at Trion. RIFT is an all right game, but the gameplay is simply too much like WoW's to hold my interest for long. I'm looking for a game that is not like WoW. I'm sick of WoW, been playing since 2006. Give me something else!
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