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Smirking_Saint
29-07-2009, 12:33 PM
256 players online at one time, apparantly will keep the frame rate ok and will be smooth.

Also, each teams have a commander and platoon leaders, will this be good or just far too complicated ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqjztzpDXpQ

St Marco
29-07-2009, 12:56 PM
Has the potential to be amazing or has the potential to be really ****.

If they follow what EA did with the Battlefield series (especially number 2) and what Infinity Ward did with Call of Duty 4 then it could be the best online shooter ever made.

But if the go the Socom or Warhawk route then it will be just another shooter.

RedAndWhite91
29-07-2009, 01:17 PM
I'm glad they changed the title from MAG: MASSIVE ACTION GAME. Something tells me the bloke who came up with the original title lacked a lot of imagination.

skintsaint
29-07-2009, 01:59 PM
Looks to be one of them games im **** at, get shot a million times from all angles without knowing whats going on. Getting too old for them.

Draino76
29-07-2009, 02:13 PM
We'll have to do clan or summat.

Smirking_Saint
29-07-2009, 02:19 PM
Lol, clan at 128 a side.

I was up for the COD 4 clan but a/ no-one is ever online and B/ no one seems to wanna join me

:(

Dr Octopus
30-07-2009, 10:10 AM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/07/07/new-mag-developer-diary-command-and-control-system/

This game looks awesome, I cant wait. Supposed to be released Nov 2009 but could be early 2010.

Draino76
30-07-2009, 01:40 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/07/07/new-mag-developer-diary-command-and-control-system/

This game looks awesome, I cant wait. Supposed to be released Nov 2009 but could be early 2010.

There you go; we surely could get together a platoon of 8?

skintsaint
30-07-2009, 03:08 PM
:lol: thinking about it, its going to be LAG more than MAG

BlakeySFC
30-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Has potential but personally don't think it'll amount to much to be perfectly honest, think the name is stupid aswell (MAG) Massive Action Game...yeh that's gonna get me interested in buying it isn't it....hmmm

Block 5
30-07-2009, 05:57 PM
Lol, clan at 128 a side.

I was up for the COD 4 clan but a/ no-one is ever online and B/ no one seems to wanna join me

:(

COD 4 is gash compared to Warhawk.

Dr Octopus
07-12-2009, 08:28 PM
Release date bought forward to 29th Jan.

Looking forward to this one.

Deanovski
07-12-2009, 10:18 PM
hell yes

Draino76
27-01-2010, 11:18 AM
Out now innit?

saint_stevo
27-01-2010, 11:45 AM
looked it up online bout an hour ago actually.

I'll wait for it to cheapen

Danny
27-01-2010, 11:57 AM
A friend of mine got an advance copy and has been hammering away at it. When I see him I'll report back on his impressions of it.

St Marco
27-01-2010, 01:01 PM
I was in the beta

Was not impressed at all. Seemed very last gen, graphics were not great, the reactions i.e shoot registery seemed way out. The lag seemed pretty bad at times. obviously a beta is supposed to be like that.

IGN have their review up
http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1063592p1.html

Personally i think i will be giving this one a miss, already have a lot of average shooters to get through.

Deanovski
27-01-2010, 05:04 PM
the graphics are decent for a game of this size, and there is hardly much lag at all.

$$$
27-01-2010, 05:13 PM
Shame, was hoping this would be the new Planetside
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlanetSide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Twyfcncurg

400 players per island and 7 years old now...

Deanovski
27-01-2010, 07:09 PM
just got promo copy of ebay for 30 squid,not bad cant wait.

Dr Octopus
28-01-2010, 03:48 PM
Should get mine from amazon tommorrow, 32.

Danny
29-01-2010, 12:14 PM
My mate who has been reviewing it is actually quite impressed. Says it's a steep learning curve but has had no problems with lag or anything.

He's speaking of it quite highly.

Deanovski
29-01-2010, 11:14 PM
its very very good.

Mmm Donuts
30-01-2010, 08:44 PM
its very very good.

Got mine, will be tryin it soon. I know I'm gonna get a whooping though

Dr Octopus
31-01-2010, 01:27 PM
I like this, haven't played too much yet. Not as polished as MW2 but still very good.

St Marco
31-01-2010, 02:54 PM
Played it last night at mates house, total garbage.

It is a weird game, 256 players but only really playing against 64 at a time. The tactical side of it seems non existent. The whole wait until the re-spawn timer is about to run out then press bleed out means next to no wait time in re-spawning. Which is great if you want to just keep playing. But makes the objectives a bit pointless if you have no spawn time ala CS,BF,DOD etc..
The orders system is stupid as nobody follows them. The leaders seem most of the time to not have a clue what they are doing. The graphics have not changed at all since the beta and are really really ****. The grass,trees,scenary might as well have been last gen.
And the worst thing of all...Everyone is snipers.

So having played counterstrike since the start, the battlefield series and of course call of duties this game is terrible in comparison to them.
It just seems like a poor version of Battlefield 2.

If you want a tactical shooter then play Red Orchestra.

I am glad some of you are liking it though.

Deanovski
31-01-2010, 11:46 PM
I find alot of people follow orders.

.comsaint
01-02-2010, 12:23 AM
Old school me. You still can't beat COD United Offensive online - the original & still the best online WWII out there!

:D

Deanovski
02-02-2010, 02:52 PM
lots of people follow orders on this due to when your squad leader sets orders if you follow them you get extra EXP, and we all know people are greedy.
I have played battlefield, cod etc.. and i find this more fun than all of them.

St Marco
02-02-2010, 04:24 PM
I am glad you like it mate. I can see it being one of those games that when the idiots have got bored and left the people remaining will be a decent community who want to play it in the right way.

But i think the poor reviews it has got (around 70% on metacritic) are justified. This is the 21st century and while numbers are good they do not mean anything if used in the wrong way. This in my view is what MAG does. Talks about numbers and makes you think i either need xyz amount of numbers for xyz, etc. Which is very much a sort of RPG formula. In shooters it has been done before and to some degree has been good i.e Battlefield.
If you find MAG more fun then that then that is good. But me personally i don't think it comes anywhere close to it or any of the games it is trying to compete against.
Zipper Interactive have basically just done Socom but bigger and worse.

Block 5
02-02-2010, 06:47 PM
I've been playing for a couple of days and I really like it.
I'm more of a Warhawk fan than a COD fan, and I feel Marco's point about people dropping out to leave a core of fanatics is a valid one.
That is what happened with Warhawk and it is one of the many reasons why it is the best online game ever.
I feel MAG will go the same way.

It is still early days and I feel very few people have got to grips with the giving/acting upon orders element of the game.
I have been playing with some Americans who seem to have a better idea of how to play.

This game has real potential. And that potential lies in teamwork. Intelligent players who organise themselves and communicate effectively will succeed; lone wolves, who pay no heed to their other team mates will soon lose interest and gravitate back to COD.

I do like the fact that you are rewarded for being a team player......for example, medics earn extra XP for helping wounded teammates.

Marco, I agree that the graphics are not of the same calibre as COD, but as a first generation arcade gamer I know that graphics are of little importance.

I'm also impressed by the lack of lag and the crystal clear comms.

There are rather a lot of snipers but that is normal. Warhawk was the same.
It took me quite a while to gain enough confidence to venture out of the missile turrets and sniper spots and fully appreciate the close combat.

MAG........ damn....... it's hard!

Deanovski
02-02-2010, 11:08 PM
I do enjoy cod but like only as an arcade shooter this feels like a real WAR game!
i think this will be one of my favourite shooters of all time up there with rb6 vegas.

Saint_clark
03-02-2010, 01:16 PM
Looks pretty cool, might get it.

Saint_clark
03-02-2010, 01:17 PM
In fact, i'm gonna go get it now - it looks THAT good.
My PSN ID actually is just saint_clark.

Block 5
03-02-2010, 06:23 PM
In fact, i'm gonna go get it now - it looks THAT good.
My PSN ID actually is just saint_clark.

I shall add you.
Join Raven.

Saint_clark
03-02-2010, 08:18 PM
Already joined Valor ;)

Saint_clark
03-02-2010, 08:33 PM
SVERs maps are too unbalanced. Near impossible when you're attacking.

Deanovski
04-02-2010, 12:38 AM
Clarky join my clan =D

Saint_clark
04-02-2010, 10:00 AM
What's it called?
And how do I join :lol:
Will be back on about 5-6 tonight.

Deanovski
04-02-2010, 10:17 AM
i sent you friend request and all that basically when i send you a clan invite go to clan and it will come up have regular players who play till about 9 pm altho im on later we are pretty good too.

Saint_clark
04-02-2010, 05:21 PM
Righto, had to work a bit late so will be on about 7 after i've had Dominoes :D

Saint_clark
04-02-2010, 09:31 PM
Sorry about that period where I just sat in the bushes guys, had my missus on the phone :lol:
And that sabotage near the end was one of the quickest battles i've ever seen - was about 4 minutes 20 seconds I think, thanks to me securing B and C ;)

Deanovski
04-02-2010, 09:35 PM
that game of domination was ****ing intense...

Saint_clark
04-02-2010, 10:05 PM
The one with the ship? I kept getting stuck in a glitch near the helipad :lol:
Most of it passed me by as I always had to respawn right back near the beginning and run for ages before I could even shoot at anyone.

Deanovski
05-02-2010, 12:04 AM
we play good as a clan tho (Y)

Block 5
05-02-2010, 07:21 AM
Already joined Valor ;)

In which case I shall look forward to killing you!

(Probably not.... the only thing I've truly mastered so far is dying - I can do it in a myriad of different ways with a rather unnerving frequency).

Deanovski
05-02-2010, 08:08 AM
lolol Saint_clark you have a pm

Mmm Donuts
06-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Like this game lots and I am predictably ****e at it

Saint_clark
06-02-2010, 07:37 PM
PSN ID Donuts?

Mmm Donuts
07-02-2010, 03:06 PM
saintdonut

Deanovski
07-02-2010, 11:38 PM
donut wanan join a clan, clarks in it my psn id is

taylor04

Saint_clark
08-02-2010, 08:06 PM
My game freezes if I die in a bunker :( it's happened 6 or 7 times now.

Deanovski
08-02-2010, 10:25 PM
really ?=/ thats never happened before i wondered why you left=[ ummmm google it or ask on the mag forums try and get a replacement copy?

Saint_clark
08-02-2010, 10:29 PM
I'm sh*t with turrets anyway. I ain't got the patience to sit there and wait for ages at the start.

Deanovski
08-02-2010, 10:34 PM
you playing now or later?

Saint_clark
08-02-2010, 11:59 PM
Sorry mate didn't see your reply - i've just had a can of relentless so will go on now to try and release some frustration and tire myself out. Doubt you're still on though.

Deanovski
09-02-2010, 12:16 AM
IM Up be on soon f you are

locks heath saint 2
13-02-2010, 04:51 PM
mag when I am being picked off by a heavy machine gun at max range for my x4 sniper rifle i run out of patience with the game. Good potential but need a lot of development. Back to BF2 and COD 6. RED&WHITEARMY1 &2

Saint_clark
14-02-2010, 04:52 PM
I've forgotten about this game over the weekend given what was happening yesterday...

Deanovski
14-02-2010, 06:48 PM
clarky! change to raven we changed we are now like level 10 on raven didnt wannag et too far ahead didnt wanna leave you behind tho!

Saint_clark
14-02-2010, 10:22 PM
Any reason why you changed? And how do you do it?

Saint_clark
15-02-2010, 02:46 PM
Okie dokie changed to Raven now, still can't shoot for sh*t :lol:

Deanovski
16-02-2010, 12:54 AM
i avhent been on since friday ill be on tomorow=]

Saint_clark
16-02-2010, 01:02 PM
What time you gonna be on tonight?

Saint_clark
16-02-2010, 04:44 PM
OK this can't be right now, crashes every other game when I die. Getting it exchanged tomorrow, doing my head in.

Saint_clark
16-02-2010, 07:18 PM
I'm gonna give the game one last chance after fiddling about with the connectivity settings...

Deanovski
16-02-2010, 09:08 PM
alright mate i might be on like later like 12ish

Saint_clark
16-02-2010, 09:41 PM
Seems to be working OK for me now, even lets me die in bunkers without crashing :D
Have to say the maps are ridiculously unbalanced, it's a piece of p*ss defending now but at Valor it was a real struggle.