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nizzie
10-21-2010, 18:25
I'm sure some of you guys have already purchased it. Impressions?

http://www.minerwars.com/

Beeblebrox
10-21-2010, 18:47
Yes.

Tenebrion
10-21-2010, 18:48
Honestly, it looks pretty cool. I really want to hear from someone who's tried it.

paade
10-21-2010, 18:57
looks like mini-EVE without massive boredom.

raja
10-21-2010, 19:26
wow,
looks bad ass!

ForzikTheFeared
10-21-2010, 19:38
Looks really cool, but besides the initial terraform what else will there really be to do?

raja
10-21-2010, 20:38
Looks really cool, but besides the initial terraform what else will there really be to do?
you suck at the interweb,
i only had to click one link deeper from the op link..

Key Features

* Global Scale Destruction - The whole environment in the game is destructible and persistent. You can travel to a forgotten asteroid, mine a tunnel and make it your secret base of operations. You could take an asteroid buster rocket and destroy any large asteroid. You could dig a long tunnel in a huge 8km asteroid and wait until an unsuspecting victim flies into the tunnel and mount an ambush. The possibilities are limitless.

* 6DOF Combat / FPS in Space - Every ship in the game is fully maneuverable in six directions. This makes the combat extremely dynamic and exciting. FPS veterans will feel at home with our WASD- mouse-and-key setup and Space simulation fans can use their beloved joysticks to maneuver the ship in space. Miner wars is a full PvP/looting friendly environment.

* Skill-Based Game – Flying and combat will take mainly physical and mental skill. No “grinding” your way to the top doing repetitive missions as there are no levels, only player skill. You can, however, upgrade your ship to have that “edge” in the field.

* Wide Variety of Ships - A player can acquire the ship that will most suit his needs. There are no restrictions as to which type he chooses but some will be more suited for mining, large battles, exploration / scouting and some for hit and run tactics.

* Complex Dungeons in Space – Seamless transition between outdoor and indoor areas. Player will be able to enter big asteroid bases and stations full of enemies and loot. Players will also be able to battle each other in these indoor areas and engage in some real intense multi-player battles.

Planned for next release version: Player controlled mining stations and trade posts.
* Ship Upgrades - Every ship can be upgraded on a space-station with a large variety of weapons, armour plating, engines, radar systems, maneuvering thrusters, mining equipment and many other kinds of upgrades.

Planned for next release version: EVA (extra vehicular activity) - you will be able to leave your spaceship and travel on foot in space (space suits) or on space stations to meet your fellow companions face to face.
* Mining and Exploration - Any player in the game can choose to lead the life of a miner or explorer. There are almost 50 material types that can be mined from an asteroid and some of them are so rare that they will make you a very rich person should you find them. An explorer can travel around sectors and get a good chunk of money for tips on where to mine.

* Epic-Sized battles - Our “Vrage” engine allows for some really massive battles in space. Up to 300 player ships can be displayed in one sector and engage in a rough battle for resources.

Planned for the next release version: Player controlled mothership, battleship and cruiser battles.
* Looting – In a world where it's Player vs. Player, our players will have to keep their purses heavy and their combat skills sharpened. Any ship in the game can be looted by another player should it be destroyed. You can either destroy your opponent, (either NPC or Player) and get much lesser loot or you can disable your opponent and steal some of his equipment and resources. In the heat of the battle some of the equipment or resources will get destroyed.

* Factions - There will be around 30 factions in the game. All of the factions will have a different approach on reaching their goals (explorers, army, miners, fanatics, etc.) and some of them will be aiming only at strict piracy. Or you may choose to go it alone and form a freelance crew.

Planned for the next release version: A player can become leader of a faction should he get elected by the faction elections
* Artifacts - Their purpose is still unknown to mankind, but they are certainly not made by humans or by nature. They are found randomly, and no existing radar system can detect them. Some are found in alien tunnels, some of them only after digging into the asteroids.

* Combination of Single and Multi-Player Elements - Is the mission you're on too tough for you? With just a quick chat you can hire a friend to help you on your quest for the truth!

Destructible Environment

Miner Wars is played in a space scene filled with asteroids. Some of them are quite large -- almost 10 kilometers. You can dig in any direction through any of these asteroids, and do so without any constraints.

Physical engine calculates all changes in real-time in regard to material resistance. Some materials, however, require more firepower than the standard buster missile.

Environment changes are persistent - you can blast a new tunnel, travel to a distant sector of the solar system and even come back after one month and your handiwork will be still there.

There are places where no man has been. These virgin areas are ready to be explored and harvested. Of course there are also high demand areas where you have to fight for every ounce of ore.

Story

Earth was once a pale, blue dot. And now it is only a scar. Mankind faces its worst nightmare since the dawn of civilization. Extinction.

Many years ago, for reasons unknown to us, the star which gave us life began to take it away. Massive waves of solar energy engulfed the planet... over... and over again....

And how did we handle this turn of fate? Did we band together? Did we share in our predicament? No. We waged war upon our brothers, bitterly and without conscience, until we had frittered and wasted nearly every resource on this forsaken planet.

However, with the possibility of total annihilation becoming very real, we finally put aside our differences and began to form what is known today as the United Nations of Planet Earth. Despite this call to unification, the war is far from over. In space, there is no governing law, no enclave of peace and prosperity. Only the fight for survival and dominance over a vast sea of floating rock.

We must find our path... or suffer at the whims of the “vast”.

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Tensions are high, something must be done, the time has come! Reach to the skies, explore the wonders of the solar system and harvest its resources to bring life to your dying world.

The single-player campaign will be played through the eyes of Apollo, a freelance pilot. After the death of his father, he has joined his older brother Marcus, leaving his home to try his luck in this harsh place. This is the new wild-west. Early space-mining and exploration lead many low-life criminals, political extremists, and religious fanatics into the vast reaches of space. Your job is simple: make some money and earn a good living, and don't die in the process. Become a bounty hunter, assassin, pirate, privateer, policeman, miner, explorer or a military officer. The freedom of choice is there and its up to you to decide which path you shall take.

Game-play

The aim of the game is to harvest as much as possible while surviving the dangers of modern space travel and to find the final answer to the mysterious artifacts.

The player can join most of the existing factions, (some of which being the warring factions UFSME and ISF, The Mining Union, Explorer's Guild—FSRE--Samaritans of the sun, Raven—pirates--or try you luck as a freelancer).

The player's story progresses as the player completes missions. Some are single player only, some are multi-player. You may decide if you want to fight alone or in cooperation with your fellow faction members.

Vehicles

The player begins with a mid-size mining ship aimed for movement in narrow tunnels and open space. The mining ships differ in weight, loading capacity, engine power, armor and equipment.

Game Area

Miner Wars is played in an open world. The player can travel from one sector to another in just his mining ship or he can use one of the large cargo transporters. The mining ship can move in outer space and underground tunnels. There are absolutely no boundaries!

Re-Playability
With a destructible environment, a pilot and his buddies can build his own base of operations or stage an ambush!

The game comes with a simple but powerful and easy-to-use editor right in the main menu!

With the amount of factions in the game, all with detailed history and unique motivations, there is always potential for social, financial and political growth. Our world is your playground!

Learning Curve

Operating the mining ship is very intuitive and the player can start maneuvering like a pro in just a few minutes' time. Don't let this fool you, though! Just moving around can be highly addictive. The player's 6DOF spatial orientation is supported by a real-time navigation system with integrated three-dimensional radar display.

Game-play Variation

* Revenge missions
* Rescue missions
* Exploration missions
* Defending the base
* Transportation missions
* Theft missions
* Escort missions
* Searching for and destroying enemies
* Searching for the enemy's base
* Searching and harvesting ore, minerals or gems
* Equipping the mining ship according to your own wish (buying weapons, armor, engines and so on)
* Digging a secret tunnel and staging the ambush of a caravan
* Creation of traps
* Speed race
* Dig tunnels of unlimited size and length
* Open world area - travel from one sector to another
* Or … why not just blow some stuff up!?


Game Elements

* Unique mining ships: (from smallest to largest, fast and slow, large cargo, huge shields...)
* Weapons: 20 (volcano cannon, guided missiles, mines, gravity bombs, tunnel buster...)
* Ammo: 20 (armor piercing, explosive, high velocity...)
* Drilling devices: 5 (pressure drilling, thermal drilling, saw, nuclear drilling device...)
* Equipment types: 50 (various radars, jammer, X-ray, engines, enhancing drugs, armor, med kit, auto targeting...)
* Factions: About 10 main factions with 25+ playable factions in the MMO.
* Ore types: 50 (iron, uraninite , helium 3, gold, diamonds, ...)
* Asteroids: Who has the time to count them?
* World size: Unlimited in every direction.

http://www.minerwars.com/About.aspx

Grisu
10-21-2010, 20:40
Looks really cool, but besides the initial terraform what else will there really be to do?

http://www.minerwars.com/About.aspx

Grisu
10-21-2010, 20:40
you suck at the interweb,
i only had to click one link deeper from the op link..



wow you beat me by like 5 seconds :lmao:

Scully
10-21-2010, 21:07
"EVA (extra vehicular activity) - you will be able to leave your spaceship and travel on foot in space (space suits) or on space stations to meet your fellow companions face to face."

What EvE online should have gotten ages ago.

nizzie
10-21-2010, 21:21
Player looting?! :eek:

Didn't know that.. I'm gonna buy it.

Aragoni
10-21-2010, 23:40
Looks awesome. :D

shock223
10-21-2010, 23:59
damn it, i was expecting a game based on the Chilean Miners where you are one of the miners and your goal is to manipulate the group into setting you up as a king while killing all those who resist your rule.

think Lord of the Flies but underground.

The Dragonbane
10-22-2010, 00:36
Yes, this might actually be fun as opposed to Eve

pZombie
10-22-2010, 00:58
Sounds good, but so did XION and MO. Definitely going to try it and see if it s as good as it sounds/looks from the videos.


The features list is a bit small however, even though it includes some of the greatest sandbox elements one could wish for, like destructible and "form-able" terrain which remains persistent. This feature alone makes me want to try this game.

EDIT: Never mind... probably just another scam of an unfinished game to steal our money. They want $10 just to test their pre- alpha...
I am sure it will work, as there are enough people out to fall for this, like it worked in MO, AoC and XION.

Have fun supporting another scam company.

Suncross
10-22-2010, 01:01
Wow really badass.

shook
10-22-2010, 01:13
Sounds good, but so did XION and MO. Definitely going to try it and see if it s as good as it sounds/looks from the videos.


The features list is a bit small however, even though it includes some of the greatest sandbox elements one could wish for, like destructible and "form-able" terrain which remains persistent. This feature alone makes me want to try this game.

EDIT: Never mind... probably just another scam of an unfinished game to steal our money. They want $10 just to test their pre- alpha...
I am sure it will work, as there are enough people out to fall for this, like it worked in MO, AoC and XION.

Have fun supporting another scam company.

minecraft

Aragoni
10-22-2010, 01:21
minecraft

This.

KORVOSX666XXXX
10-22-2010, 02:20
I got the game haven't messed around with it a ton but the destructible environment is mad cool shooting through asteroids and even cutting them in half :D

pZombie
10-22-2010, 02:52
I got the game haven't messed around with it a ton but the destructible environment is mad cool shooting through asteroids and even cutting them in half :D

I ll wait for more reports like this before i spend $10, not because of the money but because i don t want to risk supporting some scam.

pZombie
10-22-2010, 03:00
minecraft

minecraft is too much sandbox for my taste. just from the videos i don t feel the urge to play this game.
You place your blocks and run from a few mobs, but in the end, there seems nothing interesting to do the designers actually put in the game.
A good game for me has to contain scripted and sandbox elements in the right mix. It does not have to be either or.

Tzacharu
10-22-2010, 03:01
I'll wait till beta.

Been looking for a space MMO to come around that isn't EVE.

shook
10-22-2010, 03:04
minecraft is too much sandbox for my taste. just from the videos i don t feel the urge to play this game.
You place your blocks and run from a few mobs, but in the end, there seems nothing interesting to do the designers actually put in the game.
A good game for me has to contain scripted and sandbox elements in the right mix. It does not have to be either or.

I mentioned minecraft because it has a similar development as those other games you claimed to be scams. But is extremely successful.

pZombie
10-22-2010, 03:25
I mentioned minecraft because it has a similar development as those other games you claimed to be scams. But is extremely successful.

correct me if i am wrong, buy you are allowed to play minecraft for free before buying it, no?

KORVOSX666XXXX
10-22-2010, 04:22
correct me if i am wrong, buy you are allowed to play minecraft for free before buying it, no?

You can play the classic version but there's really nothing to it but building, but I guess you're right you do technically get to try out the feel of the game.