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View Poll Results: Sword Art Online II - Episode 8 Rating
Perfect 10 7 16.67%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 12 28.57%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 16 38.10%
7 out of 10 : Good 7 16.67%
6 out of 10 : Average 0 0%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
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Old 2014-08-27, 16:19   Link #81
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A lot of games allow you to "respec" your ability improvements, especially when a bad choice may have serious repercussion on the gameplay, but apparently in GGO that's a no no, and someone in this forum even suggested that it's inherently prevented by the seed base program (wow).
Moreover which MMORPG doesn't let you know a player's name immediately when you see him (in city areas as well)?
Original Ragnarok Online didn't allow you to respec. It was actually a pretty big part of the game because for certain classes certain specs were incredibly hard to level with but were really good at end game.

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Something that isn't an online casino or a simulation of an already existent gambling game? Or what about something that isn't gambling at all? Because apparently in GGO you can get money by farming monsters (the standard RPG way).
I'm kind of curious to know if something like that actually exists. I'd be inclined to think that it wouldn't work.
There's one game that I know of which has exactly what you're talking about. It's called Entropia Universe. It actually has a casino license. I don't know if you remember but a few years back there were articles about an in game island being sold off for a couple hundred thousand USD. It's from that game. There's a lot of criticism against it for being basically a pyramid scheme though. Most of the people who play the game are in it to try to make money (although most people lose money though).

I also believe some Chinese MMOs have similar systems.
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Old 2014-08-27, 17:41   Link #82
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You know , most (if not all) MMOs have a "special currency" that can be bought by real money , in some games this currency can be got by a very hard hunt or just low drop rate , and in others it's just impossible to get without that payment.
And in some games , they pay for some players to test for them new updates before it's release , and sometimes they just get them as volenteers.
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Old 2014-08-27, 17:51   Link #83
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There's one game that I know of which has exactly what you're talking about. It's called Entropia Universe. It actually has a casino license. I don't know if you remember but a few years back there were articles about an in game island being sold off for a couple hundred thousand USD. It's from that game. There's a lot of criticism against it for being basically a pyramid scheme though. Most of the people who play the game are in it to try to make money (although most people lose money though).
That's quite interesting! Anyway I seem to understand that in this game the only way to acquire money is by buying it directly from the game company or from other players (that have previously bought it)? If that's so that would ensure that no more money than they receive could ever get out.
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Old 2014-08-27, 18:45   Link #84
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That's quite interesting! Anyway I seem to understand that in this game the only way to acquire money is by buying it directly from the game company or from other players (that have previously bought it)? If that's so that would ensure that no more money than they receive could ever get out.
From what I remember (this was when I looked it up a couple years back), the idea was that the amount of in game currency you can get for free is EXTREMELY limited. I think you get some stuff to start out but if you don't put any real cash in it's extremely hard to progress.

The primary reason is that all your weapons require ammunition, which you must buy with in game currency. Monsters don't drop currency, they drop items which you can sell for currency. Generally though, the amount of ammunition required to kill a monster costs more than how much you can sell the loot for, unless you get a rare drop. So this is where the casino aspect comes into play, ie, you'll be putting in money into the game in hopes of getting a rare drop that you can sell and come out ahead.

Of course, the low level zones will have limits on how rare the loot you can get, with different tiered zones giving different kinds of cost/reward. There are really special zones that require hunting licenses to get in that have lucrative cost/return ratios. So that island that sold for a couple hundred thousand was a zone that had monsters that had a higher chance of dropping super rare item. The person that bought it was able to make his money back by selling hunting licenses to the zone.

So yeah, a virtual Casino. Except it's far less regulated than a real Casino because at least with a real Casino they are required by law to post the expected payouts, whereas in the game most of that information is hidden. They have been accused of tweaking the percentages dynamically in increase profits. Of course, since people don't have access to the code base they can't really prove it.
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Old 2014-08-28, 11:46   Link #85
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^ That really reminds me of Kaiji for some reason.
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Old 2014-08-28, 13:13   Link #86
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People change their live names all the time.Im not aware of any games that dont have that feature by now.
Lmao that got me thinking of the first episode of SAO Abridged with BallsDeep69. Man I hope they they do this season because its a gold mine with the whole Kirito-girl thing going on.

How does Kirito expect to stop DG? He can just log out if hes caught, it doesn't sound like the game company is willing to help either way also.
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