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galahadkoa

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    galahadkoa got a reaction from Anthrage in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    Unfortunately we all face these situations as we grow older and those of us that have been gaming for a long time probably have lost at least one person we played with over the years. These games allow us to escape the real world, but occasionally reality hits us like a sudden lightning bolt from the sky even in our fantasy worlds. I wish nobody had to face the loss of family and friends. I still remember the days of playing with the Winterblades in Shadowbane oh so long ago and I am very sorry for your loss.
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from JamesGoblin in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    Unfortunately we all face these situations as we grow older and those of us that have been gaming for a long time probably have lost at least one person we played with over the years. These games allow us to escape the real world, but occasionally reality hits us like a sudden lightning bolt from the sky even in our fantasy worlds. I wish nobody had to face the loss of family and friends. I still remember the days of playing with the Winterblades in Shadowbane oh so long ago and I am very sorry for your loss.
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    galahadkoa reacted to checkyotrack in The WOAT: Worst of All Time   
    The National Weather Service has issues a Flood Advisory for this thread. Tear levels are expected to rise throughout the day and reach Cappaspadda levels by late afternoon. If you post in low lying areas please seek high ground immediately.
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from weena63 in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    This is a interesting topic that Ive thought about in the past and for me there are a couple of reasons that stand out as to why Shadowbane eventually failed.
     
    1. It was ahead of its time. The idea behind Shadowbane was awesome, but the pieces never seemed to completely fit together. It was like they made a game that the technology of the day wasnt ready for. The rampant bugs/exploits, things they just couldnt seem to fix, and lag from hell when hundreds of people were fighting together did not help the game in the long run. I remember playing back when it came out imagining what the game would be like if it came out 10 or 15 years in the future.
     
    2. Griefing. Now obviously I know the theme behind Shadowbane was Play 2 Crush and it was a hardcore pvp game, but one thing that almost all MMO's with real pvp seem to struggle with is the extreme griefer element. Im ok with pvp, pk's, and all of that fun stuff, but some guilds took that to a unhealthy level. We fought against groups that literally would say they played the game just to make you quit the game and they did everything they could to make your life in game as miserable as possible, while also using every exploit in the game to do it. This just isnt healthy for a company that exists to make money, even if the game is a niche title not looking to be the next World of Warcraft. Over time players dont want to deal with this and they walk away from the game. Even in traditional MMO's that are not hardcore the same issues pop up. Over time people move to other servers or walk away from the game when the environment becomes too toxic. When I played Shadowbane our nation was the "good" guys, not because we really wanted to be good guys, but more because we wanted to play in a way that made the game remain fun, it kept players in the game, and possibly brought in new players too. This put us in direct conflict with the worst "griefers" at the time because we just didnt agree with that playstyle being good for the long term future of the game.
     
     
    The newer next gen games really never were a part of why I eventually left the game, and I honestly dont remember almost anyone in the nation really saying that was why they left, but I do remember a lot of people discussing things related to my two points above. Shadowbane was both my best and worst MMO experience. I will always have fond memories of that time and am really intrigued by the possiblities for Crowfall (or Crowbane).
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from bratscankill in wp/sbg dev ppl   
    If you get some more free time I would love to read more about the background of Shadowbane. Its very interesting.
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from noobzilla_youtube in Greetings from BenWP   
    I brought my nations shield out of retirement with all these old Shadowbane players on the forums. 
     
    The things that could be done with todays technology and a game like Shadowbane excite me.
     
     
    A big shout out to any old players from the Deception or Vengeance servers!
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from xanther in Greetings from BenWP   
    I laughed my ass off when I saw this. How many of you are still around from the old days?
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    galahadkoa reacted to ashentemper in Good news, please consider what killed Shadowbane   
    As the person who probably worked on Shadowbane the longest (omg, did I really work on it from 2000 - 2008?!), there are a lot of great things Shadowbane proved... and a lot of hard lessons learned from it. I will say that some of what is listed above isn't the problem, its the symptoms from some of the core problems. For example, one of the biggest issues was that a guild could work for days, weeks, and months to build a city... and lose it overnight (and there was a time when they could lose it when none of them were online... 3am Banes ftw!). And not only would they lose the city, they'd have no place to go because they were too high level for the freeholds.
     
    That is just one example of many. So in many cases, it isn't "not doing X", it's learning why X was a problem and finding the real issue and addressing that.
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    galahadkoa reacted to vosx in Greetings from BenWP   
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from holam in What game is everyone coming over from? SB, DF, other? POLL   
    Im currently playing Rift, but was a part of the old Shadowbane days on the Deception and Vengeance servers. I had to pull my nations shield out of storage just for these forums
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from benwp in Greetings from BenWP   
    I brought my nations shield out of retirement with all these old Shadowbane players on the forums. 
     
    The things that could be done with todays technology and a game like Shadowbane excite me.
     
     
    A big shout out to any old players from the Deception or Vengeance servers!
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from protonix in Are we Shadowbane players going to   
    You just had to bring up the part about being old...
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    galahadkoa got a reaction from ashentemper in Greetings from BenWP   
    I laughed my ass off when I saw this. How many of you are still around from the old days?
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    galahadkoa reacted to managainsttime in Are we Shadowbane players going to   
    Common experience suggests that most old grudges can be put aside. Many of the "elite" guilds which formed after the SB release servers died were composed of elite players hailing from guilds which had once fought with and insulted one another in brutal fashion just a year or so prior.
     
    That being said, the personalities of some players do not change much, and some SB players appear to be stunted in their emotional development and consequently didn't mature much. If you found reason to hate their persona then, you may find it easy to continue to do so.
     
    Galahad of KoA's post about EB gave me a good chuckle. It's good to see some people keeping the flame alive from the past. I myself will probably continue to oppose Knights of Glory and Beer if they migrate here, and maybe even QFT. But definitely KGB. The Chinese will also have to go if they start to form their mega beehive collective on this game.
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