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Auto Assault is dead

Sadly the car wars lookalike never did manage to overcome some basic flaws in design, and never took off. It will be decommissioned end of August.

Almost makes me want to do a 5 day visit and go in and do wheelies among the mutant spiders one last time.


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Jul. 3rd, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
That is sad. AA was the MMOG I wanted to like the most, but never did.
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, zamiel talked me into trying it, and I liked parts of it, but, it was MISSING in three or four fundamentally important ways.

Not unlike WoW and its relatives, everyone looks the same. Eight faces, six hairstyles, five colors, five costumes. @whee. And then you never see your character normally - you just see the CAR.

Well, fine, let us customize the cars!

OK, you can change the paint color very nicely, but ... Blloodddyy hell, they had four CAR classes, a tanker, a healer, a cleric and a mage!
And the car classes had only four body styles among them! And then there was not much in the way of custom paint, but you could add special weapons ... which didn't really change your cars' looks.

Their introductory area had a mission that couldn't be completed without at least four people. Their "teaming" feature - convoys - was poorly thought through and weak. They had some cute features - car acrobatics - and some creative story, but I couldn't get past the other-players-required missions. And then I went to town and got out of the car.

MY GHOD! Can you say "I've been driving for a year and my ass is permanently asleep and I don't know how to use my feet except to push gas pedals?"

I have never seen a dorkier looking 'walk' ... that killed the game for me.
Jul. 4th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
My one thought whenever I played AA (during the free weekends they offered just before and just after beta) was: If only we com add AA's physics to City of Heroes...
Jul. 4th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Remember, folks, any Auto Assault game time cards you might still be able to buy will also work for City of Heroes…
Jul. 4th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
Sadly they pulled those off the market some time back.
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