Shack extra: Get into the End of Nations alpha

It hasn't happened for awhile here at Shacknews, but we have some keys to give away. We have partnered with Trion Worlds to get 20 people into the End of Nations alpha. All you gotta to be considered for a key is to register in our forums and post a response to the comment thread at the end of this story (or in our Chatty).

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It hasn't happened for awhile here at Shacknews, but we have some keys to give away. We have partnered with Trion Worlds to get 20 people into the End of Nations alpha. All you gotta do to be considered for a key is to register in our forums and be part of the conversation about the game.

To set the stage for the giveaway, a little background first. End of Nations is an upcoming free-to-play real-time strategy MMO developed by Petroglyph that is currently in alpha. The game is set in an alternate future where the Order of Nations has taken control of the world and two factions--The Liberation Front and The Shadow Revolution-- battle the Order and each other for control of resources and strategic locations.

Now here's where the Shack faithful come in. Make sure you are logged in to our Chatty and then respond in the comments section below, or in the separate thread in the Chatty, to talk about the game or to just let us know you want to be considered for a key. Then Chatty regular dahanese, who also happens to be community director at Trion, will choose the winners and contact you through ShackMessage.

Those who get codes will be able to get in and play immediately with other Shackers and be in the game with other alpha testers for the duration until the game launches some time later this year. Alpha folks will also have to send their email addresses to dahanese to make sure they get into the program.

So get talking. These keys should go fast. Here's the E3 "Match of the Century" trailer to spur the conversation:

Contributing Editor

From The Chatty

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    June 27, 2012 8:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Shack extra: Get into the End of Nations alpha.

    It hasn't happened for awhile here at Shacknews, but we have some keys to give away. We have partnered with Trion Worlds to get 20 people into the End of Nations alpha. All you gotta to be considered for a key is to register in our forums and post a response to the comment thread and the end of this story (or in our Chatty).

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      June 27, 2012 8:01 AM

      I would like to be considered for a key!

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      June 27, 2012 8:01 AM

      This is relevant to my interests!

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      June 27, 2012 8:01 AM

      That's an interesting concept. What the hell count me in.

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      June 27, 2012 8:02 AM

      looks awesome! will be neat to see how the mmo-ness of it affects the rts-ness, but all in all it looks badass so far. good to see more RTS games coming along, especially after the new browser based command and conquer was so meh.

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      June 27, 2012 8:04 AM

      I'd be down for giving it a try.

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      June 27, 2012 8:04 AM

      where the hell did my comment go?

      this game looks awesome. can't wait to see how the MMO affects the RTS aspects, and great to see fresh RTS stuff coming out. the last command and conquer stuff has been a bit... meh.

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        June 27, 2012 8:04 AM

        of course, now my other comment shows up.

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          June 27, 2012 4:09 PM

          Just hate it when that happens, huh? Well, I could say "Looks Awesome!" twice too :D

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      June 27, 2012 8:05 AM

      I'd love a key! this looks cool.

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      June 27, 2012 8:06 AM

      I saw this at E3 and have followed it for two years. As an RTS fan, I really am interested in this. Petroglyph also has roots to the old Westwood Studios.

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        June 27, 2012 10:01 AM

        I've tried not to follow it for a few years. I hate waiting forever for a game to come out. This looks interesting though and I hope to get to play it sooner rather than later.

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      June 27, 2012 8:06 AM

      This looks great. Hopefully the persistent world MMO stuff is integrated well.

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      June 27, 2012 8:07 AM

      End of Nations has always looked like a great concept however I am still not sure how well a MMORTS will work. But I am still quite interested especially after seeing Trions fantastic work with Rift (the game was amazingly polished by the time I got into beta) so I am sure they will do a great job with this too.

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      June 27, 2012 8:08 AM

      Interesting, would like to see how this plays out, especially the RTS as a MMO, and hopefully a F2P system that really is F2P and not P2W. I would like to be entered, because it is a curious concept.

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      June 27, 2012 8:08 AM

      if you guys have any questions, let me know. i'll try to answer them throughout the day.

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        June 27, 2012 8:11 AM

        PC only?

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        June 27, 2012 8:15 AM

        so how does the game handle that people have to sleep?

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          June 27, 2012 10:19 AM

          there will be enough people that a single person won't decide the fate of the entire shindig.

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        June 27, 2012 8:25 AM

        tree-on or try-on?

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        June 27, 2012 9:00 AM

        Did Lee Harvey Oswald really kill JFK?

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        June 27, 2012 10:40 AM

        The service architecture behind Rift seemed really solid, and probably lead to one of the best MMO releases in memory. Are Trion/Petroglyph using a similar service-oriented layout?

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          June 27, 2012 10:42 AM

          yes. and kind of tangentially, that's one of the reasons i'm here - the respect and dedication towards community is fucking awesome.

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            June 27, 2012 1:16 PM

            Certainly. Zann's constant tweets and interaction during the few release hiccups were phenomenal.

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        June 28, 2012 8:43 AM

        If you are still answering questions, how long do we have until the winners are chosen?

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      June 27, 2012 8:09 AM

      Looks fun and unique! I would love to try it! Thanks dahanese for hooking up the shack!

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      June 27, 2012 8:10 AM

      I don't want a key, because I probably won't have time to play.

      I do, however, think this is an interesting idea, and it looks pretty good from the available info. I look forward to seeing how it turns out, and will await the impressions of the Shackers who get in.

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        June 27, 2012 11:35 AM

        You will get zero impressions, Alpha as well as Beta are in NDA

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          June 27, 2012 11:38 AM

          you should tell me when you are playing - would love to get in a match or two.

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      June 27, 2012 8:11 AM

      I've only been waiting for a Strategy MMO since I played Everquest for the first time.

      I had no idea this game existed, tell me about it!

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      June 27, 2012 8:12 AM

      This sounds like a most excellent offer, good sir.

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      June 27, 2012 8:13 AM

      count me in, well hopefully

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      June 27, 2012 8:14 AM

      If I don't win one of those keys dahanese I'm going to bust you in your head with a bag of nickels!

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      June 27, 2012 8:14 AM

      I am down for this.

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      June 27, 2012 8:15 AM

      Is this going to be like End War with the different nations and such?

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      June 27, 2012 8:15 AM

      Yes please, would love a key!

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      June 27, 2012 8:16 AM

      Interesting concept. Will have to keep an eye on this.

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      June 27, 2012 8:16 AM

      All over this!

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      June 27, 2012 8:26 AM

      consider me

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      June 27, 2012 8:27 AM

      yes prease

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      June 27, 2012 8:27 AM

      Sure, looks cool.

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      June 27, 2012 8:30 AM

      Pick me! Pick me!

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      June 27, 2012 8:32 AM

      I enjoy trying new products

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      June 27, 2012 8:43 AM

      count me in

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      June 27, 2012 8:45 AM

      I implore you, provide me with a key.

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      June 27, 2012 8:45 AM

      Looks interesting...

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      June 27, 2012 8:47 AM

      I'll take it!

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      June 27, 2012 8:48 AM

      Zap! I have posted.

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      June 27, 2012 8:49 AM

      cool, is this like diablo 3

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        June 27, 2012 9:40 PM

        I'm sure it will get better ratings though. I haven't played yet, but I don't see how it could get less than 5 stars!

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      June 27, 2012 8:50 AM

      Right on! I want me a key! YUM

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      June 27, 2012 8:52 AM

      I would like a key for this epicness.

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      June 27, 2012 8:57 AM

      This looks like it will be awesome. Would sure be nice to get into beta :)

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      June 27, 2012 8:57 AM

      Hmmm, it looks interesting!!!

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      June 27, 2012 9:02 AM

      Commentating..

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      June 27, 2012 9:06 AM

      This sound like a lot of fun :D.
      Key plz XD.

      And well i'm REALLY REALLY relieved that it doesn't have GFWL in it. Because GWL totally destroyed Universe at War beta, and, in some degree the final game.

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      June 27, 2012 9:09 AM

      RTS MMO? sign me up!

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      June 27, 2012 9:11 AM

      cool

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      June 27, 2012 9:15 AM

      Looks interesting, but I wish that they had shown some of the controls

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      June 27, 2012 9:17 AM

      lemme in dat

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      June 27, 2012 9:18 AM

      key me up scotty!

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      June 27, 2012 9:23 AM

      Close the thread after this post.

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      June 27, 2012 9:26 AM

      nice game, only missing one thing, a key to me :P

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      June 27, 2012 9:34 AM

      This game looks like it has a ton of potential, and I'd love to have the opportunity to try it out early. I played some older MMORTS games, like Shattered Galaxy, but that was long ago, and I've been aching for something similar.

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      June 27, 2012 9:53 AM

      hi

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      June 27, 2012 9:57 AM

      Why do I deserve a beta invite? Because if you can't show love to Fellow Ash heads.. aka Evil Dead Fans... you don't deserve my business. :)

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      June 27, 2012 10:05 AM

      BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL.. I HAVE THE POWER! AND I DEMAND ENTRANCE!

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      June 27, 2012 10:10 AM

      Looks like fun!

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      June 27, 2012 10:19 AM

      Interesting game. This is the first I've heard of it.

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      June 27, 2012 10:29 AM

      Looks interesting. Would love to check it out.

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      June 27, 2012 10:30 AM

      oh oh oh me! I'd all but forgotten about this game. 'Course F2P typically means microstransactions so I wonder what their gimmick is going to be to get people to spend money.

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        June 27, 2012 10:35 AM

        hopefully it doesn't feel to gimmicky - we definitely are not anywhere in the arena of "play to win" and aren't interested in making it that. it's the kind of game you can play entirely for free and still have fun and be able to play with shackers who do pay.

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          June 27, 2012 10:46 AM

          I was just concerned it might be a 'buy a titan for $25 and roflstomp everyone' type deal. Excited to hear that it isn't going that way!

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          June 27, 2012 11:07 AM

          When you say it isnt "Play to win", the only other thing that comes to mind with F2P games is then "Pay to win".
          Is that the case? Will there be items that you can only purchase with money that will give an advantage in gameplay?

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            June 27, 2012 11:15 AM

            i made a typo. that was "pay to win" - lol

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              June 27, 2012 11:27 AM

              ah ok, great. made me worried for a second.

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                June 27, 2012 3:58 PM

                Yeah, I've heard that you can play completely for free, and use real currency to buy extras and "conveinience." Don't know exactly what that means, but it definitely sounds like all upgrades and units unlocks are bought only with ingame currency.

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      June 27, 2012 10:41 AM

      I would love to test out this MMORTS mayhem!

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      June 27, 2012 10:42 AM

      Love RPGs! Hope i get in

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        June 27, 2012 11:22 AM

        It's not an RPG it's an RTS ... are you blind ?

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          June 27, 2012 4:03 PM

          Well, there are many MMORPG games, so maybe the sight of "MMO" made him/her think that. When I first saw "MMO-RTS" I was surprized, because it will definitely be new to me having 50+ players on a single battlefield. I'd love to help them root out the bugs, as there are bound to be quite a few with such huge scale battles.

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      June 27, 2012 10:44 AM

      A RTS MMO? count me in! i would love a key. The trailer reminds me alot of a RTS MMO i use to play called Shattered Galaxy. Kinda psyched now.

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      June 27, 2012 10:54 AM

      I'll take one.

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      June 27, 2012 11:01 AM

      I am very interested. The article doesnt say when the drawing will end and winners are selected though. Any word on that?

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        June 27, 2012 11:16 AM

        i'll pick people tomorrow after the chatty has expired.

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      June 27, 2012 11:16 AM

      Petroglyph is back ... But i liked SWEAW a lot too.

      And by the way --- I am in the Alpha for like 2 months now, and can't tell anything about the game ...

      And to all the shacknewbs that never believed me about nintendo rumors ... well ... see ya in the game, oh wait, you can't get in :P

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        June 27, 2012 11:20 AM

        oh and ... Petroglyph re-defines free-to-play ... this is not a cheap game. I do not like the industry trying to bring F2P to some crap games because it makes an unhealthy association, i do not play F2P because they're all cheap and base the gameplay on shitty items you can buy, that's crap gameplay, this game is totally NOT in that trend.

        I would like Petroglyph to change their official description a bit to disassocate with the cheap online game market.

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      June 27, 2012 11:19 AM

      Hello! This is a great game made by world famous, beloved, successful, professional game company Trion. Thank you for my key!

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        June 27, 2012 11:21 AM

        Trion is only a publisher.

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          June 27, 2012 11:25 AM

          "only" - Publishing is a demanding and important part of the game business, and the publisher takes lots of responsibility and is crucial for success of a game. I am sure the great folks at Trion are doing the best possible job! And again, thanks for my key!

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            June 27, 2012 11:36 AM

            you are heavily mistaking

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              June 27, 2012 11:36 AM

              Fuck gaming business, I don't play 90% of shit that's out today.

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            June 27, 2012 11:48 AM

            Publishers are irrelevant and unnecessary. But they've grown too big, just because EA can make some noob dev work overtime for shitty pay. (this is a fact)

            What i mean to say is that EON is a Petroglyph game and pretty much Trion doesn't control development nor quality of it ... for now, however Petroglphy made somewhat of a mistake giving IP rights to Trion, they should have choosed another publisher. I haven't looked deeper in this matter so I don't know more details, just fact that the IP is registered by TRION is not a good sign.

            http://tinyurl.com/uspto-eon

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              June 27, 2012 11:51 AM

              you seem kind of upset, but not all publishers are evil and actually one of the best things about my (just over) month at Trion is the fact that everything is run like a dev studio. every company is different and i can tell you with certainty that comparing Trion in any way to EA is likely not going to stack up very well.

              and since i did come from a pretty large publisher before i can say that i know publishing arms do get shat on quite a bit but i don't see a reason to categorically hate all of them. there's a lot that goes into making a game (both dev and publishing) that gamers don't see (and don't need to) but is critical to making sure you get the game you want.

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                June 27, 2012 12:02 PM

                Well I do not have said anything about Trion specifically, i do not know the details yet.

                But i do know that Petroglyph didn't had the funds to create End Of Nations them selfs, Trion is funding it, and that's why they wanted the IP.

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                  June 27, 2012 12:03 PM

                  well i promise you we're doing lots of stuff and the game's going to be awesome. you seem like a fan, so that's good!

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                    June 27, 2012 12:10 PM

                    The restraint in this post is amazing.

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                      June 27, 2012 12:40 PM

                      Hehe - Trion just needs to get used to ... ehm, informed customers ... it's not like I started playing games yesterday, EON is high-profile game and petroglphy set the standards high, Trion better not mess anything up, just get the philosohpy right, don't treat the game like some cheap sunday browser run.

                      When i start talking i get to the bottom of it, i wasn't targeting them at all, i've said i don't know much about trion my self, i don't comment and claim on stuff i don't know fully yet, but the stuff I told i've researched just prior posting it. Anyways it was not my intention to get attention off the great giveaway ... (which is proper marketing strategy for PC games, keep up the good job)

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                        June 27, 2012 12:49 PM

                        get used to it? you must not have seen some shack threads from my old gig. ;-)

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                          June 27, 2012 3:43 PM

                          Now i actually realized i've forgot to read the whole article ....
                          one big facepalm on myself

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                            June 27, 2012 3:54 PM

                            I could have won the key 3 times over by now by off all this talk unless ppl randomly picked ... and without even knowing it ... the giveaway.

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                      June 27, 2012 12:59 PM

                      Marketing people ususally aren't going to get into business side of talking, they really can't win the argument, second they don't want their company to be admitting or revealing something deemed confidential, and third the boss is listening for any employment rule violations. But factually, i've haven't spoken anything else except what is public information, IP ownership.

                      In this case ... well, she doesn't know who I am so this is spared. I don't want to go deeper because i don't want to further affect this marketing stuff here ... well sorry guys i just get out what's on my mind at least once a week, ruskisnajper does it again, where are you anti-nintendo shackers ... mark those posts, WiiU is not going to be above 300$, you will be "surprised" and "we will not make the same mistakes as with 3DS" .... iwata said it 3 times in 6+ months.

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                        June 27, 2012 1:04 PM

                        okay, well, i run my ship a little differently.

                        first off: yep, i'm a marketing person, and i've been in the public eye for over 6 years, so i'm going to know how to talk. i try to be as real as possible, even when giving an answer someone hates or saying "i can't tell you."

                        i'm also not a fan of "winning" arguments. i'm of the belief if you engage in an argument rather than a conversation, you've already lost. also, arguing with fans and customer sucks. why do that?

                        i'm also the director of community for this company so i don't have some crazy boss watching me. i also don't watch my team like that, because i trust them, i train them well, and we're not crazy paranoid.

                        as for who you are, i hope you aren't someone who has been burned my me in the past, but regardless, if i can help you at all and you don't want to talk about it here just PM me and i can shoot you my email address.

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                          June 27, 2012 1:23 PM

                          A second ago ... i've realized who you actually are, even sent you a tweet.

                          Well there you go, stuff like this goes long way. You've heard it here folks. Not all companies are that open and forthcoming, some only need a budge, but im stating again, this whole thing just came out of nowhere,i was just a thought I put down when i have it, and I didn't even knew that dahanese is with Trion when i started talking about whole publisher thing.

                          Director of community, interesting ... very interesting.

                          And no i this is not an arugment for me, i was talking about that in general. Hopefully everyone and every shacker understands now.

                          I didn't had an idea at first, had to research web, im still human can't know everything , but in the end, I do about the subjest im talking about :)

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                        June 27, 2012 1:05 PM

                        Those "smellx microshit" buys probably going to call this "the great ruskisnajper EON thread robbery" ... nooo!

                        Things aren't always what they seem ... I have been accused of made-up claims many times on shack, being a gamer "who knows stuff" can be a hard thing.

                        The good thing is, i've pointed this out before any of those guys show up. Hahahaha!

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                        June 27, 2012 1:37 PM

                        I'm here and I'm marking these posts. The big "N" has lost its way. WiiU is the next Virtual Boy and Nintendo has learned nothing. It will be at least $399 at launch and I've heard from several "inside" folks that is still far behind even the Xbox 360 in every category.

                        Xbox 720 will be the winner and the big N will crawl on their knees begging Bill Gates to let them release Mario Stupid 128 on the XBLA. Mark this topic now. You know I'm right.

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                    June 27, 2012 12:14 PM

                    I'm a fan because im a petroglyph fan, known about it since it was announced , I know it will be good, the guy's are ex-Westwood, and speaking of EON, I'm already in alpha.

                    My question is ... how much royalties do Petro get ... ofcourse this is confidential but i hope they get good if this thing turns out to be a big hit.







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                      June 27, 2012 12:15 PM

                      By the way; i know this nickname, weren't you from 2K ?

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                        June 27, 2012 12:47 PM

                        Yup. dahanese is our pocket CM, giving us all the best info from all the best publishers.

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                        June 27, 2012 12:47 PM

                        yep, i ran community and customer service at 2K Games - i'm at Trion Worlds now.

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                June 27, 2012 12:07 PM

                I've said about publisher's only .... but developer-publishers are mostly developers primary, and self publish their games, that's something totally different.

                Publishers like Activision, EA have no legacy, no history, nothing, they're pure economists trying to work for nameless shareholders, they had nothing to do with gaming, their "technology" and internal studios is what they acquired, not their effort , not their talent, they're nothing in terms of looking on gaming in a much wider scale.

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                June 27, 2012 12:23 PM

                Speaking about publishers, I haven't spoken on Shack about it yet, maybe in COH2 thread, but anyways i am very pleased with the new direction THQ is going, thanks to the new boss.

                This opens the path for COH2 to be another PC-exclusive hit. And that's what they're aiming for, the old management was stupid and project leads for COH left to join Blizzard, Relic has lost a very smart guy David Kim among others.

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                  June 27, 2012 12:27 PM

                  And see the old-THQ bought Relic, so not only they own the brand but the whole studio that's why they were able to influence it more than they should. Thankfully something like this won't happen to petroglyph.

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              June 27, 2012 12:00 PM

              ah uspto links .... pasted

              Word Mark END OF NATIONS
              Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Computer game software and video game software; downloadable digital materials, namely, wallpaper software, screensaver software, digital music files, audio and graphic files, videos and multimedia files, all featuring live action programs, and animation in the field of computer and video games and 3D virtual environments, all delivered via global computer networks and wireless networks; downloadable comic books and graphic novels via the internet and wireless devices

              IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Publications, namely, a series of books providing maps, hints, tips, strategies, instructions, reviews, and other information relating to computer games, video games, electronic games, board games and other games; paper goods, namely, comic books, strategy guides for playing entertainment computer games, trading cards, coloring books, adhesive stickers, rub-on transfers, notebooks and stationery-type portfolios; posters, greeting cards, calendars; instructional leaflets and manuals for computer games, advertisement boards of paper or cardboard, pictures, catalogues featuring computer game merchandise, photographs and prints


              Mark Drawing Code
              (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
              Serial Number 85293402
              Filing Date April 12, 2011
              Published for Opposition December 6, 2011
              Owner (APPLICANT) Trion Worlds, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 1200 Bridge Parkway Redwood City CALIFORNIA 94065

              Attorney of Record Perry J. Viscounty
              Type of Mark TRADEMARK
              Register PRINCIPAL
              Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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          June 27, 2012 11:36 AM

          that's not true - we are both a dev and a publisher.

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      June 27, 2012 11:37 AM

      Can you give some bullet points on how the empire conquering stuff works?

      Do you fight as part of an established faction vs other factions or is it up to players to define the factions?

      That video didn't do much to explain this

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      June 27, 2012 11:39 AM

      Hello! I really hope I get that code for closed alpha of EoN. Since I heard about this game first time, I have been following the news and been active in the community. I´m really excited about the game, it looks so cool and modern, it really brings fresh breath into the entertaintment and gaming world. I have some experience about closed testing from the past so I would really help with the hard developing progress unlike some others, who just want to get the key and play or even worse that after getting key they play few games and quits then, because they are not interested enough. So hopefully you will choose me to be one lucky of those 20 who will get THE key, and good luck for everyone! See you in the battlefield now or later :) Transformer666 over and out ^^

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      June 27, 2012 11:49 AM

      Hell yes, End of Nations!!!

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      June 27, 2012 11:50 AM

      I'd be interested in checking this out. I also just re-subbed to Rift after coming back from SWTOR. The Trion people seem like they know WTF and to cater to their player base better than most MMO companies I've seen.

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        June 27, 2012 11:52 AM

        \m/ and 1.9 is out today!

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          June 27, 2012 2:27 PM

          Three factions for PvP, a new Sliver, new Instant Adventures, a barbershop, and mentoring. Woohoo!

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      June 27, 2012 11:57 AM

      Seriously hope I get chosen for a key , would be awesome :)

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      June 27, 2012 12:00 PM

      I want a key! :)

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      June 27, 2012 12:05 PM

      I would enjoy this game I feel. Looks like Company of Heroes meets Ruse... in a MMO wrapper...

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      June 27, 2012 12:10 PM

      This game looks sweet I can't wait to play it.

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      June 27, 2012 12:14 PM

      I'd like to take a look

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      June 27, 2012 12:50 PM

      this is how I imagined C&C one day would end up if Westwood never sold to EA

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      June 27, 2012 1:05 PM

      I'd like a chance at a key.

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      June 27, 2012 1:25 PM

      Would be great to be able to play this with my flatmate. Fingers crossed!

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      June 27, 2012 1:28 PM

      i would love to try out this new type of mmo

    • Ziz
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      June 27, 2012 1:44 PM

      key me in!

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        June 27, 2012 4:43 PM

        You just won a vid card. You think you can win everything now? hehe

        • Ziz
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          June 27, 2012 4:54 PM

          I'm sorry i got greedy.

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      June 27, 2012 2:19 PM

      This looks really good!

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      June 27, 2012 2:46 PM

      Its about time RTS got some more MMO love! Am I the only one thinking we need a Shacknews alliance?

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        June 27, 2012 2:50 PM

        i should hope there's no question this would happen!

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          June 27, 2012 3:43 PM

          Now the trailer, is it just marketing or is it possible to spectate matches? Maybe create custom games and spectate like for a tournament?

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            June 27, 2012 3:54 PM

            That would be a neat option for sure! :)

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            June 27, 2012 4:20 PM

            a lot of that stuff is still being worked on (alpha, early days) but it's all stuff we're looking into.

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      June 27, 2012 2:58 PM

      This will be a really good game guys!
      Yes I'm waiting for this game for a long time. I really want to test the game in its early status because I'm an experienced RTS gamer so maybe I can help with the testing.

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      June 27, 2012 3:08 PM

      Looks like a good game. Let me in :)

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      June 27, 2012 3:37 PM

      I'd be curious to try it. It looks neat!

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      June 27, 2012 3:38 PM

      Hey, just registered here, but I've been on the EoN forums for a while, with the same username "FireAnt1997." (For anyone who cares) I've been following End of Nations for a while now, and I see a TON of potential in this game. Keep up the good work Trion and Petroglyph! Like most people here, I would like to be considered for an Alpha key also, if that's alright.

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        June 27, 2012 3:43 PM

        I'd also like to say I'm glad so many people are wanting to try out End of Nations. ^^ By the way, are all 20 people being selected from here?

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          June 27, 2012 4:21 PM

          20 from here this time - i made a post on reddit today, too, and Facebook and Twitter will have opportunities, too, so like/follow us.

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            June 27, 2012 6:47 PM

            Cool! I don't us Twitter, but I will definitly be checking out the EoN Facebook page :) So there won't be any on the forums then?

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      June 27, 2012 3:58 PM

      I would like to blow things up.Over and out!

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        June 27, 2012 4:06 PM

        Heh. Once Beta opens, and maybe if we are lucky enough to get one of the Alpha invites here, we will be able to do just that with:

        - Tanks
        - Infantry
        - Strike Vehicles
        - Helicopters
        - Defensive Turrets
        - Super Weapons

        Definitely seems like a game that will be very popular!

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      June 27, 2012 4:06 PM

      Looks interesting. Would love a key!

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        June 27, 2012 4:13 PM

        Alot of people do, apparently. Too bad we can't all get in. At least there's still Beta for those of us who aren't lucky enough to be picked for one of these keys :)

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      June 27, 2012 5:02 PM

      I would love a chance to check this out! Pretty please? I'll send you adorable pictures of my kitty!

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        June 27, 2012 5:55 PM

        I don't think they will be accepting bribery :P But even if you don't make the Alpha Team, Beta will be starting up sometime soon, so you'll have another chance :) Good luck a getting an invite!

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      June 27, 2012 6:21 PM

      Really hope i win the key. would be so awesome

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      June 27, 2012 7:01 PM

      orly?

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      June 27, 2012 7:13 PM

      Tacos

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        June 27, 2012 9:52 PM

        Yum! ^_^ Next on the list of foods, and one that pertains more to End of Nations; The on-going joke, bacon! :D

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          June 28, 2012 1:35 AM

          I am afraid I cannot resist, tacos full of bacon, in a mug, painted on the side of a tank.

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      June 27, 2012 7:16 PM

      For everyone trying to get a key, Alpha isn't all about having fun. It's about helping Trion and Petroglyph root out bugs and imbalances in the game, so it's at its best when it's released. Not to ruin your fun, or discourage you from trying to get a code, but if you just want to try the game and don't know if you are serious or not yet, Beta Testing is a better place to have fun. Again, this is NOT to discourage anyone from trying for a code, I just thought I should point this out.

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        June 27, 2012 8:39 PM

        Hmm... I have nothing to add mate :)

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          June 27, 2012 9:36 PM

          Thanks. That's my opinion on Alpha: It's more for rooting out bugs and imbalances, while closed and open Beta is more to have fun as well as continue working out issues.

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      June 27, 2012 7:45 PM

      I want a key plain and simple or I will delete shacknews from my facebook!

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        June 27, 2012 8:00 PM

        I don't know if this is a joke or somthing, but I'm sure they won't give you a key for black-mailing :P

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          June 28, 2012 9:16 AM

          Do they even have a facebook? of course its a joke.

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        June 27, 2012 8:40 PM

        Do you think it hurts shacknews a lot if u "delete them from facebook"? lol

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      June 27, 2012 8:17 PM

      So many people are yapping about wanting a key, but not many are actually talking about the game itself. I guess I'll start then. I think the defensive turrets are looking pretty neat on the LF side, we've got Anti-Infantry, Anti-Air, Anti-Tank, long distance, etc. You name it, Liberation Front has it in stationary weaponary! :D

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      June 27, 2012 8:45 PM

      This kind of "shack promotion" is pretty much the best thing you guys have done for the chatty in a long time. Good job!

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      June 27, 2012 9:09 PM

      man cannot wait for EoN to come come out its going to be amazing ( oh and if I get chosen for the alpha invite my profile name is the same here as on the EoN forums please oh please oh please pick me :D)

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      June 27, 2012 9:14 PM

      Good luck for everyone participating into this! ^^

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        June 27, 2012 9:32 PM

        Exactly! Glad to see someone who's a good sport :) Good luck to you too!

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        June 27, 2012 9:35 PM

        You too! They will probably have more to come too.

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          June 27, 2012 9:58 PM

          More good sports, or more Codes? Hopefully both :)

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      June 27, 2012 10:00 PM

      This isn't a forum damn it, it's a chatty.

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      June 27, 2012 10:08 PM

      Im a hardcore strategy gamer, I want one please!

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      June 27, 2012 10:27 PM

      I guess I'll be the first to bitch.

      You promised something for "chatty" users yet post it on the front page?

      90% of the people posting here made new accounts today just to spam this thread, so much for making us shackers feel special?

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      June 27, 2012 10:28 PM

      OH MY GOD I WANT TO WIN

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      June 27, 2012 10:31 PM

      Id love to give it a whirl. Be nice to have something to hold me over until Heart of The Swarm Releases.

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      June 27, 2012 10:31 PM

      I want in.

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      June 27, 2012 10:39 PM

      I'd like to try this out. I'm a pretty sub-par RTS player. Perfect for testing how noobs will play!

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      June 27, 2012 10:42 PM

      Is this like Rise of Nations?

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        June 28, 2012 12:53 AM

        This is a new subgenre ... i dont think you can conpare it to anything.

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        June 28, 2012 8:39 AM

        I think the only smilarity between the 2 games is having units fighting over territory :P

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      June 28, 2012 2:00 AM

      Cool. Cool cool cool.

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      June 28, 2012 9:05 AM

      Well dang, I hope someone in here wins so I can hear how awesome this game is!

      Heres my entry and heres hope someone wins!

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        June 28, 2012 9:24 AM

        Those who win can´t tell anything for outsiders, because EoN is still under NDA

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      June 28, 2012 9:38 AM

      Yeah don't go shouting about it if you win , just keep it to yourself :)

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      June 28, 2012 9:40 PM

      Please consider me for alpha and end the long brutal years of waiting. The thought of the game just out of reach has been gnawing at my soul for too long~ Good luck everyone!

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      June 29, 2012 1:21 AM

      I would love to get into the beta/alpha for this game been following it a lot! :D

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      July 4, 2012 1:03 AM

      im definitely looking foreword to thEON. it has cought my eye for some time