XMNR: DC Universe Online launches today but PS3 gamers looking to jump in shouldn't expect to do so immediately as it requires a good bit of installation and patching before you can jump into becoming the next legend.
personally the size or the quantity installs in the PS3 never concern me mainly because the hard drives are dead cheap and can be eaily ugraded(external/interanal) but internet connection is bit of a concern especially at launch but hopefully that will be sorted out gradally after launch, for me wiring PS3 to my router has shown to increase connection by a signficant magin
Right now it is looking like an hour to 2 hour wait to get in depending on your connection. Probably will get worse as the day goes on and more people try to log on.
Yeah, I'm at 68% with 1hr.22min into it!
The install isn't really a big deal. Its a one time thing. The REAL problem is that $15 monthly fee. Sony has balls releasing a $50 million MMO project with a monthly that virtually no one outside of the Internet knows about. @BlackKnight- Most of the people on this site aren't even PS3 fanboys....they are PAID undercover marketing agents for Sony. Its the only logical explanation for people who disagree with logic, go apeshit when reviews don't go their way(check Destrutoid's LBP2 review), and are desperate for the PS3 to outsell the 360(when the PS3 is doing just fine). To answer your question...thats were the disagrees come from. Time and time again I hear that a yearly fee to play on XBL is too expensive, and I AGREE. HOWEVER, lets be consistent. If you have a problem paying $60 a year for XBL, which allows you to play EVERY online game....how do you NOT have a problem with paying $15 a MONTH for ONE game? Sony marketing agents bro.
Queasy & BX81 How in the hell do you guys have disagrees? Ridiculous...
@BlackKnight - I was wondering the same thing myself.
@deadhead my god ur conspiracy theory is incredible, ppl disagree with ur tired old rantings in every post desperately trying to bring heat to all negative articles lmao.
@deadreckoning XBL Gold has no lifetime subscription. PC version of this does, makes it cheaper in the end than $60 Cdn a year forever. There's a difference between having to pay $60 every year just to access online gaming that is free everywhere else...or selectively paying $15 or $30 for just one MMORPG and being done with it when you beat it. Gold forces you to pay to play for almost everything that's otherwise free. Even L4D DLC. If DCUO was on 360 you'd still have to pay for a subscription. DCUO isn't free anywhere, and the fee only applies to DCUO players. COD/KZ3/BC2 players can still play those games for free on PC and/or PSN. Nothing changes. @disagree Ummm...FFXI on the 360 cost $12.95 a month and $1extra for each additional charachter slot at launch with no voice chat. Like I said, nothing changes.
People don't even read your posts anymore; they just see your name, know you'll be trolling and disagree/flag as trolling reflexively! Now watch as my agrees pile up! BTW: What is the price at the till! Paying $60 upfront and then paying a monthly subscription sounds like wallet abuse! If it's $60, you should get 3 months free!
Typical with MMO releases. I should get my copy today and will likely spend the night installing it.
^ yea... no new news here...playing these games on a PC, is pretty much the same....
@Forza Makes sense. Lots of it. I mean, what with all the hassle and trouble it takes to back up all your data from one hdd to the next. You know, the 9 to 10 hours it takes for the data back up, depending on what all you've got, and then another 7 hours for the clean reformat. Yea, no concern at all. I have a 500gb hdd in both my ps3's and nearly 250gb is taken up on one with psn games, installs and other junk. It takes 18 hours of 1 day for me to fully back it up and reformat the drive. 18 hours. I'm not alone, either. Sony's methods are junk.
Your comments sound like lies. Edit: I`ll pick A (and I`m on a keyboard), since I`ve never done it myself. But my ACTUAL friends stories don`t sound like yours. PS. We all own PS3s and 360s. Plus I`m not just talking about this comment, you sound like Baltis. Where is that guy?!?! LOL. One thing N4G will teach you is there are MANY ways/styles to troll.
http://www.gamespot.com/pag... Then A) you've never done it. B) you don't own one. C) you love any and everything sony so of course there isn't a problem for you. Take your pick and shut up. It takes an intense amount of time to change drives, format it, back up your old data and have a functioning system again. The Ps3 is constantly on during this time too. Sure that's real good for that poor solder job on the cpu board too. YDL's abound.
I have 3 PS3's and it did NOT take me that long to backup my hard drive. I have well over 200 PS3 games including over 100 PSN games not including the movies and music. Dude stop lying.
@Balt it takes long but you are exagerating a lot... it takes time to back up any data, and it's not like you have to watch it back up, just let it run... and the soldering job on the ps3 is actually not bad at all. p.s. if you wanna make up lies, you gotta throw in some truths to make it more believable... practice.
All I can say is you owned Mariahel, that edit of his/hers is nothing but damage control and conversation redirection. lol serious ownership. He should have picked option C, we all know thats what it is
@balt why would u back up game data!? LOL
1 - He IS baltis. 2- Full format on a 80GB took 6 hours when I sold it. To make it even better, it was a YLOD I FIXED MYSELF so it probably shouldve taken a shorter amount of time. It stayed on that long right after I finished fixing it.
You're fooling no one, Balt (AKA "Baltis"). All you've done is remove two characters to your latest account and started using a new technique of trolling. For someone who has said he/she is "not be a gamer" , you sure have a lot of PS3 games on your HDD! From not a gamer to an expert in a few comment posts.....interesting. "About Balt(is): I'm not a gamer and I don't "game" a lot of games" Btw, wow. Look at all of the troll accounts out here. ChristianGamer trolling his little heart out as usual. M4ndat0ry_1nstall blatantly spamming. I'm sure the moderators will turn a blind eye after marking this for trolling, though. When they aren't claiming that they "can't be everywhere at once" (despite the obvious pattern in what DOES get marked), they're ignoring PMs.
Hands up anybody suprised by a ps3 game needing a patch for online the day it releases
Playstation games and gamers are sure looked after! ChristianGamer setting a bad example, you should be ashamed of yourself go and repent.
@Christian Gamer Your last 10 comments have been negative PS3 BS. Why not get a new hobby cause coming to N4G just to bash Sony seems real pathetic. I mean real real pathetic. Do you even play PS3 games or do you just run your mouth about them?
Hands up anybody surprised by ChristianGamer trolling a PS3 article yet again? On Topic: Installs never bothered me (500gig hard drive with plenty of space) and patches and upgrades are always welcomed if they increase performance or solve existing issues.
Well fortunately....the PS3 has some 2011 releases to patch. Just sayin.....
*puts hand up, smacks christian gamer* no im not surprised...
Gonna pick this up today :DDD
Gotta say, the beta was great, I went from having little to no interest in the game to considering making a £10/month commitment.
Pretty much the same. By the time the beta ended I was sold...at least through the first free month. :D We'll have to see how it goes through that before I consider the monthly subscription fee.
Wish it was available via PSN. One of those games that i'd like to have resting on XMB for occasional gameplay.
^ isnt this costing 15 bucks per month to play ?
It seems like a PSN release would be a good idea. Not sure why they didn't have that as a option.
Would be nice as an option but damn that would be a big download the beta alone was 15 gigs.
17gb on my HDD after the beta and they havent included the full game. I never did find a way to get to the moon.
its supposed to be like 25 or 30 gigs, PSN is a no go for sure.
Good. Take 100% full advantage of that hard drive.
This game is phenomenal.. but $15 a month is crazy.
Exactly. Paying $60 for the game itself should be enough.
It depends really, if they keep adding new things for free and there are content updates that are free frequently i can see it being ok. It all depends on how it is executed imo. If nothing free comes down the pipe then its a rip, but if lots of free and useful content updtaes come than im ok with it.
It takes more significantly more workers and time to balance and bugfix persistently populated and abused enormous open worlds than it does to maintain a peer2peer FPS with enclosed spaces. You may be able to clean an apartment or a house, but if you buy a mansion, you'll probably need some housekeepers.
Thats funny that all of sudden $15 a month (thats $180 a year) is fine, but people bitch about $60 a year for xbl. I swear ps3 fanboys are hypocrites and I don't know why anyone would ever listen to them.
I know, these people on this site are the biggest hypocrites ever. They will have 10,000 reasons why their view is right and your view is wrong, then tell you how much it's worth it and what a God Sony is, and how the deserve to charge, then be in the next 360 article saying what a rip off Live is. To be honest there's no use asking why, just let the fucking haters jack and suck the Sonys Co%k and have their circle jerks in all the PS3 AND 360 articles. Just try to ignore their stupid asses. If you want to have a real conversation about any positive 360 news you need to PM each other.
MMO vs free multiplayer games that you have to pay for... yeah, sounds about right.
I don't even see one person here who's happy about the price! Don't MMO's always cost money, no matter what you play them on? MS is making you pay for something that's free everywhere else! I think you guys are the fanboys here; you're the only ones lacking in logic!
I have no problem with an installation or patch. I do question why a game like this isn't available entirely digital. I'm willing to bet the entire game is installed on the HDD anyway.
I really want this game, but I can't make the time commitment to it that would justify the subscription fee. It makes me kind of sad.
You do get a free month. I don't think it's going too far out on a limb to assume you rarely if ever get a month's worth of play for any $60 purchase. If, after your first month, you still feel engaged enough to continue, then you can contemplate paying the fee.
I suppose a free month doesn't hurt and definitely propels me toward the impulse buy category. And to further justify my weakness, if I play just a few hours a month it's probably money well spent.
Installing right now, 15 minutes and half way done. Loved the Beta and this is gonna be awesome!!! My friend is already playing and told me that PVP servers are no mans land. LOL!!
Makes sense that the servers are kind of barren right now since it is just starting up and people are having to go through long installs. I liked the PvE with PvP arenas better though. Too many gankers coming in and camping noobie areas on PvP.
Yeah I know what you mean, but I couldn't stand playing the PVE servers after playing on the PVP, it's a lot more dangerous and action filled, I remember the last day of the Beta there was gang wars going on outside the Chinatown station, and they were epic!
@TurismoGTR This game is phenomenal.. but $15 a month is crazy. Wait till you see what HAPPENS AFTER THE FREE MONTH IS OVER. lol then sales will decline due to pay 2 play.
if a game is good ill pay to play it. in the MMO world at least.
Some people can and some can't, not everything is for everyone, and wishing that something fails just because you can't afford it is a bit selfish don't you think? Not hating on you, but a lot of people love and support this title and want to see it succeed so the game gets more expansions and stuff added, and to hear comments like your's is a bit heartbreaking. I understand what you mean tho, because us consoles users have so many games that come out every year, and the 15 dollars feel heavy on the wallet when you have other games also coming out soon after, but still I don't think is fair to wish that something people are working hard on and investing in fails just so you can get it cheap..
I cant afford Pay 2 play, even if i could i wouldnt support it even if Hideo kojima created a mmorpg that was pay 2 play i wouldnt support or pay to play.
picked up my PC copy and the game is around 30gb. hefty game.
I luv my ps3 but u gotta admit this install times r really fucking annoying :|
@ deadreckoning666. Do you EVER turn off? Do you even have a PS3 or even played one? I don't believe so. I have never heard a PS3 owner complain so much about their system. So I believe that you are the fake. If you so don't like the PS3 why don't you sell yours and stop complaining? IF you have one that is? This a fine ine between being critical and being a nitpicking, overbearing know it all who doesn't know when to quit. How do we know that you aren't a Microsoft marketing agent trying to bring down the PS3 with negativity?
Hahaha.. so says the guy that use to be on every Kinect article. And you don't have a 360 right?
No, ps3 owners complain about systems they don't even have.
I'm pretty sure he is siligon a user here that had the same obnoxious personality. only siligon tried to be an insider which made him that much more annoying. Anyway The fanboys and users from both sides will rejoice. When he finally realizes no one likes him and goes away.
Look it all these MMO virgins complaining about monthly fees, updates, and installs.
you know lol its to be expected when it comes to MMORPGS unless ur name is guild wars and u get what u pay for i say lol.
I rate your "MMO virgins" the same way I would rate bullshots!
I expect it coming from an MMORPG game use to it on the PC with the updates they would do so this is not a problem and in the UK its £10 a month i remember final fantasy 11 was like £11 a month. so not a problem for me i hate the fact that it is coming out on friday in the UK though that sucks.
Strange, I was not contracted for this job, maybe Sony are outsourcing due to high demand for services that I specialize in.
Heads up for everyone waiting to install after work. You're looking at around 4hrs. of install time for current downloads.
A pay per month fee is normal for an MMO. The money goes to maintaining the game. I can see how some console players would be put off by this and if thats the case then simply dont buy the game. I will be getting the game and i have no problem paying the fee, i pay for xbl with no problems or regrets, i pay for ffxi and i'll pay for dcuo with no problems. 15 bucks an month is nothing to m, i'll spend that just eatting lunch at work in 2 days. When i think of MMO players i think of people who usually have a job (maybe no social life lol) and understands what the money is used for.
An install and an update A coffee and a cigarette A shower and a shave fairly normal routine. I might put a clock beside the tv while watching the install,carefully monitor the situation. pace about the room,maybe post something intelligent describing my impatience and see if others are struggling as I am.