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karikinetic
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karikinetic
Hi. I played MxO when it was first released and got bored, ended up canceling the subscription. I joined this comm because I'm interested in trying it out again, seeing how it's changed. It was kind of a huge deal to get my subscription cancelled the last time though, so I'd like some opinion as to how it's changed since the Sony buy-out, and any good RP-based guilds I could hook up with to hopefully make the game a bit more versatile. So, is it worth it and why?

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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
We're coming up on the first anniversary of the official launch of MxO. Anyone still playing?

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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
So, did anyone pick up Path of Neo?
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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
So, I haven't given up on the game yet. I find I'm enjoying it more now that logging on works for me again. I missed a lot of the Assassin event due to being too busy to put enough time in, but the parts I was able to play I enjoyed. Any other responses to live events, Sony style?
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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
I loved the game when it was on Monolith, but so far, the Sony transition has been underwhelming. After having been away from the game for a while due to work and some other things, I find I can't log in because of a margin server error. The knowledge base says to contact tech support, but tracking down tech support information that actually works on a weekend is all but impossible (I finally sent an email request). I'm hoping the gameplay stays decent, because every customer service encounter I've had with Sony has *sucked*. This is just another in a long line of disappointments. I have two months' worth of play paid for. If things don't get better, I'm closing my account. /rant

So...how's everyone else feeling about the Sony transition now that things are fully moved over? Also, how is the Pandora's Box event going? I haven't participated in it at all as 1) I haven't been able to play and 2) I'm not at a high enough level to participate. It sounds good, though. Also, does anyone know if the print MxO magazine that came out initially has been discontinued? It was a cool little comic book-style publication that had interviews with devs and highlights of some outstanding players from the beta. Haven't seen hide nor hair of it since.
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vertigoranger
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vertigoranger
I've just had another thought, about how you could've turned The Matrix Reloaded from a thoughtfully conceived but woefully executed potboiler into a riot of action fun.

It's this simple- first off, all the Zion scenes take place over the phone whilst people are still in the Matrix, so as to allow us to spend as little time in Zion as possible, inserting some speech about the primacy of the flesh so we don't have to put up with that embarassing dancing/shagging bollocks.

Second, you replace the character of Morpheus with Blade. Morpheus i like. As righteous zealot he carries proceedings along, and as the conflicted lapsed worshipper he becomes he manages to go around with watery puppy-dog eyes and make people who dig on blind faith feel uncomfortable (i wish). But there is some justification for the Blade casting. It'd just punch things up a bit. Observe:

Minor recastingCollapse )

It'd just give it that extra je ne sais quoi, non?
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chr0me_kitten
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chr0me_kitten
When the servers come back up, I'd love to hear what folks think of the world merge.

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jiko2000
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jiko2000
Signature Goodness. Every sig I've made.Collapse )
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jiko2000
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jiko2000
I posted these up... here are a couple of newer movies I made in MxO.......these aren't anywhere nearly as good as my first piece (http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~jlewand/coz/Forbidden.wmv if you havent checked it out, do it.)


http://rapidshare.de/files/3230030/Riot.wmv.html
(newest one, rapidshare kinda sucks and only lets so many people download per hour...so if you cant get it, ill send it to you.)


http://www.zed-designs.co.uk/zed/What_is_CoZ.wmv (a little joke faction movie)
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sanmiguelmalo
the_red_pill
sanmiguelmalo
or so we hope. and so they say. heh.

Re: No Live Events? Not bloody likely

Howdy folks,

We do plan to continue with Live Events in the game and to continue the storyline of the Matrix.

Thanks all,


that's by brenlo, director of community relations, SOE

official transition faq




on a totally separate note, my plan to grind my way to L50* were once again stymied last night with the crazy server problems. ::shakes fist:: prior to that, it was frustrated by mission experience problems since the last patch that i swear are not in my head - please, someone tell me they've noticed erratic experience reward for recent missions? most of the time i'll hit my expected experience reward but noticeably often enough i'll get half exp, or totally ridiculous junk experience (somewhere in my high 30s i got a few missions with an exp payout of 60k) (60k! jesus!)

*so i can win the game. no! i kid. it's just pragmatic recognition that you get the fullest live event/general world experience once you've maxed out, imho. i look forward to taking my time and doing all the neighborhood contact missions i have left (i've done richland and am halfway through westview) in a leisurely fashion to get a greater sense of the matrix backstory.




on another totally unrelated note, around L30 i caved and switched over to arb from scattershot. i hang my head in shame! but oh. my. goodness. hackers are so overpowered. of course the boards were always filled with people bitching about them but wow. they really, really are. i don't just mean in constructs where bosses inexplicably have no viral deflect and as a result an arb 10 levels lower can destroy them, but in missions against orange con mobs, as well. i mean, anyone with any sense of tactics can clear a room of mission mobs but it's unbelievably easy when you're an arbalist. wow. the only possibly tight spot you can get into is if you're fighting multiple vectors. i hate vectors so much. hackers in general of course bounce a lot of your viral attacks but similarly their attacks bounce off of you, but for some reason vectors are able to pierce and hit me with whatever evil viral DOT attack they use.




on a final related note, i hope people don't mind and dare i hope, enjoy reading this sort of post in this community. i'd personally love it if more people shared their own experiences in mxo.
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sanmiguelmalo
the_red_pill
sanmiguelmalo
holy crap.

Matrix Online Sold To SOE?

Posted by Zonk on Thursday June 16, @07:53AM
from the unplugging-the-tanks dept.
SirBruce writes "Corpnews is reporting that two separate sources have told them The Matrix Online has been sold to Sony Online Entertainment. Monolith is getting out of the MMO business altogether. SOE has also acquired the rights from Monolith for another MMO that was in development but recently cancelled a DC Comics MMOG. (ed: Remember the DC vs. NCSoft squabble?) Most of Monlith's MMO employees are being laid off with SOE taking over." Commentary at Plaguelands. Obviously at this point still just a rumour, so have some salt with this news.



**EDIT**

confirmed on gamesrifts.com?

Matrix Online Sold To SOE

Industry sources have confirmed the rumor which began circulating late last night that the Matrix Online from WB has been sold to Sony Online Entertainment. Word has it all but 20+/- staff members from the MMO Business Unit at Monolith have been retained, while the entire events team which was the driving force in the games continued story-line from the movies has been axed.

We've contacted official rep's and await word from WBIE for the announcement and any disclosure on the deal.

Added: Thanks to SirBruce who also let me know that SOE also aquired an untitled MMO project from Monolith based on DC Comics.
Posted June 16 2005 by Div Devlin


the events team was axed? what the hell? so basically everyone who had anything to do with the actual content or programming was canned? is this goodbye mxo as we know it?
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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
I just read the "Hunt for Morpheus" recaps at the official page. There were brief write-ups from the perspectives of major characters from each organization. In each of the write ups, several words and phrases were in bold text. A puzzle, methinks. Has anyone figured it out yet? I haven't.

Here are the words:

From the Machine report: math, blend in, thin man, bled
From the Zion report: thin man, bled, ninth, blamed
From the Merovingian report: than blind me, math, blend in

Current Mood: curious

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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
I want to add a useful links list to this site. What are everybody's favorite and/or most helpful MxO-related sites, boards, etc. Also, if your faction has a Website, I'd be glad to add it to the list.
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the_red_pill
selinaenriquez
Holy Jesus!

The have intruduced a female Agent in the MxO! Her name is Agent_Pace and she supposes to introduce better human/Agent relations.

Here are the screenshotsCollapse )
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the_red_pill
selinaenriquez
Prepare to awaken your mind.


http://www.awakenedradio.com
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the_red_pill
selinaenriquez
Announcement


Here are news for all of you who are playing Matrix Online and listening to Radio Free Zion.

Radio Free Zion has got a new website and will keep rocking better than ever.

http://www.rfzlive.com



Jack in and crank it up.





--Selina for RFZ
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sanmiguelmalo
the_red_pill
sanmiguelmalo
either that last patch was a doozy or morpheus' virus bombs are truly destabilizing the matrix and causing it to crash.

i know some people were having this problem on sunday, and the following two nights didn't seem that much better. i really hope it's all fixed by the time merv has his party on friday.

presumably you're all paying attention to matrix stratics (matrix_stratics) and read the E3 dev interview and walrus' through the looking glass update.

so, first, that's totally nuts that the mystery person persephone kissed was in fact a player. whoa. whoa. way to integrate players into plotlines. also, i've heard on the boards that morpheus has emailed certain players who have supported his latest efforts. (did any of you get an email! i certainly didn't but that's to be expected, i think morph is insane.) second, zen master? whoa nelly. honestly though i'd really rather the devs focus solely on getting the game up and running much closer to bug free than it is right now before they start throwing in shiny sparkly new things.

this is totally cool: morpheus and niobe @ kedemoth

Morpheus : Redpills, we are winning. Step up the effort. We will unweave the matrix until, like one ashamed of his nakedness, the Machines comply with our demand.

Morpheus : We have the power. It's as if Neo is sending it to me. I feel it. They will bend. They will return The One. The truth will be known.

Morpheus : I have another one here. Feast your eyes. It is a clever trick, this thing that strips away the lies and reveals the crude green code undergirding this world. They can not stop it, they can not stop us.

Morpheus : Come close. Embrace the bomb. You know it is painless. It will be beautiful. The beauty of fireworks on a holiday, a celebration. Be part of the spectacle.

Niobe : Morpheus, please.

Morpheus : Niobe

Morpheus : what?

Niobe : Your going to get these people killed. Yourself too.

Morpheus : Maybe you should just keep out of this.

Niobe : The risk is so . . .

Morpheus : We are under attack! They will try to diable the bomb! Fight them!

Niobe Shouts > Morpheus Go!

(Morpheus Hyperjumps away)

Niobe Shouts > Anyone who values the Truce, I ask you, Please - fight off these masked attackers.

(Niobe Hyperjumps away)


link has links to screenshots. i wish i were actually around (and on the right server) when these things happened. :\


quick poll-ish question: have any of you had major (or minor, fine) interactions with any of the major characters? ie spoken with morph, merv, etc, maybe fought the assassin? i haven't... yet.
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the_red_pill
alasdairj
Hi guys. I have a character on the linenoise server and I was kicked off during this live event for some reason and I am completely unable to get back online. I was getting a character already in use message for a while but now I am just getting the loading bar stopping at "Loading Character" and going no further. I was wondering if this was happening to anyone else?

Thanks
Ali

Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: RFZ

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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
anyone else having massive glitch problems and crashes with the new patch?
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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
If you're Merv, Flood announced how to make a reservation for a party on the 27th. for Merovingian-aligned folks onlyCollapse )
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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
Just a reminder that "The Hunt for Morpheus" starts tomorrow, as does the free trial period with the 9-day keys that were sent out.

Feel free to post any information about the event. Also, if you have any cool screenshots from the event, feel free to post them here (behind an LJ-cut). Hitting the F12 key will save a screenshot from within the game. If you don't have any photo hosting capabilities, email me (chr0me_kitten[at]livejournal[dot]com), and I can post them for you.

Here's one of my favorite shots from the Neo RSI hunt:
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Yeah, I'm Merv, but seeing Morpheus in action was still cool. Of course, since this event is "The Hunt for Morpheus", something tells me more people will be seeing him over the next week or so.
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narnika
the_red_pill
narnika
I hope no one minds me pimp out my newish community. (which is unfortunatly very basic at the moment)

mega_city_news

It's a community dedicated to updating everyone on the happenings ingame within MxO.

I'm not looking for a discussion on it, though anyone can comment on posts. But I don't want the posts to be about how someone likes the game.

Basically it can be used as a resource later on, but for now it will serve as a place to learn what has been going on.

And if this shouldn't be posted here, let me know and I'll get rid of it. If not, thank you very much! :D



And to kind of keep this post on topic and towards the game. I've been having a ton of fun the past twoish months playing the game. I'm Narnika, a level 17 Akido Martial Artist and part time Healer. You can find me on Method. :D While the game has had it's downtimes, it's still fun and I can't believe people have been putting it down as much as they have. =(
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playtheparts
the_red_pill
playtheparts
Hey guys, I don't know if you've checked it out but mxo vault has a guide up to adding radio stations and using your own playlists! Check it out!

Chaiine
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chr0me_kitten
the_red_pill
chr0me_kitten
'Lo, folks. It's your friendly, neighborhood moderator announcing that she's now your friendly, neighborhood *co*-moderator. Please join me in welcoming my faction-mate, sanmiguelmalo, (go, Merv!) as the new co-mod for the_red_pill.

Also, I'd love it if folks followed sanmiguelmalo's lead and introduced themselves and their primary characters. I'll be introducing mine soon.

And finally, for those who don't follow the official page: A major event is coming up that will run from the 20th through the 29th. It's called "The Hunt for Morpheus". Everyone with an active game registration is going to receive 3 keys to give away as trials for friends and family. These keys will allow guests to download the game and play during the event. The keys will be delivered on the 12th.
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the_red_pill
ndemeter
I know this has been hashed out on some lists with vague explanations. But are there some worlds that are better than others in term of RP'ing and Events? If so, which ones?

I am playing on Iterator (lvl 13) but I could potentially start another character on another world to enjoy some good RP and the chance to participate in some events.
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