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Is there any deep water anywhere in this game?

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Is there any deep water anywhere in this game?

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Puggg
01.26.2012 , 11:02 PM | #11
i can understand some things not being in on release no problem, but swimming? wouldnt that be kind of a basic thing to put in?

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SamuraBob_Fl
01.26.2012 , 11:05 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Puggg View Post
i can understand some things not being in on release no problem, but swimming? wouldnt that be kind of a basic thing to put in?
They basically said that swimming was time-consuming to implement, and swimming content in MMO's generally sucks (which I wholeheartedly agree with), so it wasn't worth putting in.
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Trushott
01.26.2012 , 11:07 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by SamuraBob_Fl View Post
They basically said that swimming was time-consuming to implement, and swimming content in MMO's generally sucks (which I wholeheartedly agree with), so it wasn't worth putting in.
Eq had whole zones underwater with awesome fights and it's like 14 years old almost

So oh are incorrect IMHO
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SamuraBob_Fl
01.26.2012 , 11:12 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Trushott View Post
Eq had whole zones underwater with awesome fights and it's like 14 years old almost

So oh are incorrect IMHO
I never played EQ, so I dunno.

I had underwater quests in WoW though, and it was just like normal quests except there was a breath meter and occasionally Where am I getting hit from? ZOMG THERE'S A SHARK ON MY HEAD.

But it really wasn't great.
...they'd never come to see me in this dive, where bikers stare at cowboys, who are laughing at the hippies, who are praying they'll get out of here alive...

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Ituhata
01.26.2012 , 11:16 PM | #15
Reminds me of all the underwater epic lightsaber battles I remember from the movies.

Also remember, this is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Deep bodies of water haven't been invented by God yet.

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Reapy
01.26.2012 , 11:18 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by SamuraBob_Fl View Post
They basically said that swimming was time-consuming to implement, and swimming content in MMO's generally sucks (which I wholeheartedly agree with), so it wasn't worth putting in.
Yea along with UI customization and the other standard MMO features.

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Shaz
01.26.2012 , 11:19 PM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaitayn View Post
The first time I tried to cross the river to the island on Ord Mantel - you know, the one they blew the bridge to, the name escapes me - I cross in the wrong area apparently. I died about halfway across due to some mysterious exhaustion or something. While wading in knee-deep water.

Yeah, no swimming. I wanted to tell the doctor to just round up the kids and I'll clear the way for them. They could just walk across - no boat or airlift needed.
This quest makes me laugh.

It is perfectly possible to walk to the island while barely getting your feet wet.
I believe it is even possible to get there without touching water.
And yet the quest goes on and on about how deep the water is and how impossible it would be to get off the island.

My suspension of disbelief, it is blown.

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Puggg
01.26.2012 , 11:20 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by SamuraBob_Fl View Post
They basically said that swimming was time-consuming to implement, and swimming content in MMO's generally sucks (which I wholeheartedly agree with), so it wasn't worth putting in.

I hope they add it in the future. I liked being able to swim around in wow.

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Stejo
01.26.2012 , 11:21 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by SamuraBob_Fl View Post
I never played EQ, so I dunno.

I had underwater quests in WoW though, and it was just like normal quests except there was a breath meter and occasionally Where am I getting hit from? ZOMG THERE'S A SHARK ON MY HEAD.

But it really wasn't great.
This was in 2004. In 2010 they released a whole underwater zone which happens to be awesome. A year later bioware gave us 5cm deep puddles.

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Arkerus
01.26.2012 , 11:30 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Stejo View Post
This was in 2004. In 2010 they released a whole underwater zone which happens to be awesome. A year later bioware gave us 5cm deep puddles.
The underwater zone in WoW was awful and annoying.

I could care less if bioware ever implements swimming. I feel no need to save the galaxy by doing the breast stoke.
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