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Herní prostitutky od Penthousu – Nejstarší profese má nejnovější podobu

Muž rád hraje hry. Muž má rád ženy. Muž bude platit za to, že s ním budou holky po internetu hrát hry… Na tomto principu stojí business webu playwithme.com. Je to hráčské “new low”? Dosáhla hráčská znuděnost a zoufalost nového dna? A co ženská prodejnost? Může být dnes “profesionální společnicí” každá holka s webkamerou? Kdo s tímhle projektem přišel a kdo za tohle platí?

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Darkfall přichází [CZ]

15. února začínají předobjednávky příštího hardcore sandbox MMORPG. Ve vývoji bylo od roku 2003 a pracuje na něm řecký tým Aventurine. Ani já sem ho neznal. Ale pozor, je to hardcore sandbox fantasy mmorpg s OBROVSKÝM světem (možná srovnatelným s SWG), okolo 500 skillů… ano konečně opět něco založeného na skillech. Free for all PvP, karma systém, obsaditelná hráčská města, crafting, decay (opotřebovávání itemů až do jejich zániku), námořní bitvy, výborná AI a FPS bojový systém. Hra bude spuštěna 25. února, takže uvidíme, bude to Darkfall nebo Darkfail? Se všemi těmi failujícími MMO okolo nás už člověk nikdy neví. Ale nikdy od té doby co sem začal hrát SWG sem se na žádnou hru tolik netěšil. Naši připravovanou guildu URNA najdete zde.

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Darfkall is coming [EN]

On 15th February, preorders for the next hardcore sandbox MMOG are starting. It has been in the works since 2003 by the Greek team Aventurine. I didn’t know them either. But hey, it is a hardcore sandbox fantasy mmorpg with a HUGE world (maybe comparable with SWG), about 500 skills… yes, finally something skill based again. Free for all PvP, karma system, conquestable player cities, crafting, decay, naval battles, great AI and FPS combat. The game launches on 25th February, so we shall see, will it be Darkfall or Darkfail? With all the failing MMOs around us, there’s nothing certain. But ever since i started playing SWG i have never been looking forward to any game like this. Will it be the return of sandbox? Our guild URNA can be found here.

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Why no SWG expansion in 2009? [EN only]

My recent thread on the Star Wars Galaxies forums, again about the expansion problems.

Why no expansion in 2009? (stats inside)

The following quote is from here (http://forums.station.sony.com/swg/…topic_id=794179)

Dotanuki

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Defender_of_reality wrote:

Can we expect expansion in 2009?

No.

-Dotanuki

Why not?

SWG has the 3rd largest playerbase of all SOE games, after EQ2 and EQ. These two games are getting expansions every year.

Then there is a number of games with smaller player bases (Matrix Online, Vanguard, PlanetSide…).

A lot has improved in SWG since 2006 and you can no longer say that SWG is dead, because it is not. There are too many active players and too many active accounts for it to be dead.

For many of us, players, the game has finally moved past the survival point and BACK to the LIVE side and avoided death in any close future. The FCTS will help a lot to let players enjoy the game fully again.

From this point of view, there is no reason for no regular expansion. I don’t think the number of active accounts is too low to not cover the cost of its development. I would say SWG has about 70-120k active accounts, but more importantly i really think that

EQ and EQ2 each have only about 2 maybe 3 times more active accounts than SWG.

Why?

1. Check the forum activity. SWG always has more users and guests online than EQ or EQ2. For example right now:

SWG: There are 1,138 online users: 373 registered, 765 guest(s)

EQ2: There are 717 online users: 111 registered, 606 guest(s)

EQ: There are 175 online users: 68 registered, 107 guest(s)

OK, we all know SWG is still a sandbox, so there are much more developed communities and it is Star Wars, so there is hell of a lot more to talk about than in EQ games. Basically, much higher % of SWG players uses the forums than % of EQ/2 players.

2. 2008 Fan Faire Live Stream

I was watching it live at about 5 AM in the morning, with my friends and SWG was the 3RD most important game there! They were talking first about EQ and EQ2, about their progress and expansions and then about SWG.

No mention of the other games at all, only about the ones in development.

3. Check Xfire stats. (http://www.xfire.com/games/)

Again, much higher % of SWG players uses Xfire than % of EQ/2 players. Why? I can only guess that SWG players are more “hardcore gamers” than EQ/2 players, if EQ/2 players are less inclined to use Xfire to track their gaming activity (i use xfire because it counts the hours i spend playing various games, it provides contact list, IM, allows to record and broadcast live videos from game and take screenshots and more…). This doesn’t mean we have more players than EQ/2, just that if we have more people using Xfire in a LONG TERM, we can’t have that many less players overall! And believe me, Xfire IS a trustworthy stats source, just check them out if you wish. Even Massivelly .com uses them to make charts.

Right now:

SWG:
Xfire Rank
#66 up from #75 yesterday
Highest: #8 on 2004-08-02
Xfire users playing per day
632

Minutes played per day
163,166

EQ2:
Xfire Rank
#89 down from #88 yesterday
Highest: #10 on 2005-01-06
Xfire users playing per day
427

Minutes played per day
124,068

EQ:
Xfire Rank
#130 up from #160 yesterday
Highest: #17 on 2004-04-07
Xfire users playing per day
110

Minutes played per day
57,087″