Otherland: mmo

From the Otherland books by Tad Williams

I almost stopped watching but halfway through it picked up and looked a bit more like i would imagine. Not sure what they're going with here though.

Looks pretty. I have to say, it's been so long since I read (the first few) books that I barely remember enough about them for the trailer to make sense. From what I remember, they seem to have hit the high points of what's in the books, but they didn't seem to do a very good job of explaining why you'd care if you *haven't* read the books. Other than "Look! Places! And look at all the different ways your avatar can look!" Maybe it will make more sense to people once you can get in and play and work through tutorials and such.

Cautiously pessimistic, I guess...

I can't help but think that all of the developed worlds will be a mile wide and an inch deep. It will be interesting what the sandbox portion turns out like.

I am cautious though because MMO's without a vision directing it are going to have a hard time retaining players other than ones that just like to f*ck around in the world. And those players tend to grief and chase away other players trying to do things constructive.

I actually read all the books, all 3 bajillion pages. I want to be optimistic about this, but I'm afraid it will just be a watered-down secondlife with some generic mmo tropes bolted on.

So this is actually happening?!?!?


Is it too much to hope for something good here?

Awwwwww.... now I'm a little sad. Thanks for the link though.

For those interested, there are free keys for the closed beta here http://www.f2p.com/otherland-closed-...

Grabbed a key and signed up. Waiting for activation now.

That sign up site seems really sketchy.... are we sure it's legit??

I use my junk email account for all those registrations, so I don't particularly care if it's not.

AndrewA wrote:

That sign up site seems really sketchy.... are we sure it's legit??

It is - The new developers posted it themselves on facebook.

Out of nowhere, it was announced today that Otherland launches on Steam Early Access on August 26th.