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Lego Universe Free!

Postby Tzan » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:47 am

For the entire month of January... then its closed.
You need to be a paying member on Dec 31 to have the free time.

The game will be turned off on January 31, 2012 at midnight (EST).



If the devs are are looking for a game to throw money at, I have one ready to go. :)


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Postby Ross_Varn » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:10 pm

I saw the email and winced. Too bad, really. They didn't secure the market that they were going for.
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Postby ForlornCreature » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:26 am

Wait, what? Didn't this game only come out less than a year ago?
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Re: Lego Universe Free!

Postby Olothontor » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:06 am

Tzan wrote:Is someone looking for a job?


::raises hand enthusiastically::

Too bad, though. Still, they bogged it down so much with limitations that it didn't really turn out as great as the pre-release hype made it out to be.
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Re: Lego Universe Free!

Postby Tzan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:40 am

Olothontor wrote:
Tzan wrote:Is someone looking for a job?


::raises hand enthusiastically::



Huh?
I was wondering if Mike was losing his job.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:37 am

Does suck. I never played, but it looked pretty neat.

I think that kind of comes with the territory that Lego encompasses though. Some kids may be mesmerized by video games when they're young, but the main target audience for Lego is like 8 to 14 for sets, and I would even say 14 is kind of high. Kids younger than 12 may want to play a game, but their attention span isn't long enough.

And, if the parents can get the game for free instead of having to pay, they're going to do that whether or not their kid complains. Or at least my parents would.

One time I said I wanted a skateboard. My dad made me one out of plywood and some really crappy trucks. It was horrible.

Another time I said I wanted a rowboat or kayak or something. My dad made me one out plywood. It's at the bottom of the reservoir near my old house still.

Another another time I said I wanted a door to my room instead of it being an open doorway. My dad made one out of plywood.
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Postby Tzan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:32 pm

OneEye589 wrote:Another another another time I said I wanted a girlfriend. My dad made one out of plywood.


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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:18 pm

No, that was another another another time.
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Re: Lego Universe Free!

Postby stubby » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:29 pm

Tzan wrote:
Olothontor wrote:
Tzan wrote:Is someone looking for a job?

::raises hand enthusiastically::

Huh?
I was wondering if Mike was losing his job.

Oh yeah, I'm nominally jobless now. But thanks to a generous severance I won't feel the effects until sometime next year. I'll get around to looking for more jobs... eventually.
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:46 pm

Wait wait wait. Does this mean you will have more time to work on Brikwars in the near future?
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Postby Tzan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:48 pm

Depends if he buys Skyrim or not :)
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Postby OneEye589 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:15 pm

He's not going to. We had a conversation about vidja games the other day.
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Postby stubby » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:55 am

It's true. Unless they drop their Scrolls lawsuit against Notch, I'm not interested in giving them any money or attention.
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Postby feuer_faust » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:57 am

Sort of saw it coming. I gave them a month's worth of membership money and the game had some great fundamentals but ultimately very little to offer after a month of semi-regular play. Also, the chat was so incredibly draconian that communication was nearly impossible (I think draconian wasn't allowed, neither were single numbers like 5 in most contexts).

If only they had kept going with it and put a little bit of effort. =S
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Postby ForlornCreature » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:44 am

If lego wants to make a bajillion dollars out of a new video game they should do an FPS on consoles, make a game which is like a toned-down alternative for parents who don't want their kids playing CoD. Customization and destruction with lego would fit perfectly in the genre.
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