Dragon’s Prophet Has The Bounciest Dragons

By John Walker on February 21st, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

I was going to mock the new Dragon’s Prophet trailer for featuring people sitting on what appeared to be Bucking Dragoncos. But then I realised how much more brilliant mechanical dragons would be than stupid boring mechanical bulls, and herald Runewater Entertainment as GENIUSES.

Dragon’s Prophet is a free-to-play MMO. Or as I like to call them, “every other game announced”. However, this is one from they who made Runes Of Magic, which people seemed to like. The game’s website announces it,

“features all virtues of a classic MMORPG and “evolutionizes” them.”

Hmmm. Anyway, look, wobbly dragons!

Last time we heard about this it was being published by Sony. Now it seems to be Deep Silver. Although this may be a US/EU thing – I’m trying to find out. Sign-ups for the beta are open now.

Edit: So Sony are handling it in the US, Deep Silver and Infernum Productions in Europe, and Runewaker themselves in Taiwan. I do hope such a complicated publishing structure won’t lead to confusion on launch.

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26 Comments »

  1. Dariush says:

    Oh great, another F2P (and likely P2W) MMO. Why does this trend dragon and on?

    • Premium User Badge RedViv says:

      Guess the publishers just don’t see that they really won’t be able to wyrm their way into people’s pockets like Blizzard did.

    • DarkFarmer says:

      Publishers see F2P MMOs as investments that scale well.

      • solidsquid says:

        Looks like they’re here to stay, wyvern we like it or not

    • Shy_Otter says:

      They’re simply trying to see if they can set the world ablaze with the next MMO hit.

    • db1331 says:

      Shame they are beholden to these draconian prophet models.

    • domogrue says:

      I guess they’re just mounting themselves onto the bandwagon, riding the trend.

    • brulleks says:

      I sense a flame war.

  2. Blackcompany says:

    Saw dragons. Was excited.

    Saw MMO. Grew timid.

    Saw the line about “all the virtues of an mmo” and felt sick. Typical mmo’s do not have virtues so far as I am aware.

    All but off the radar already….

  3. aliksy says:

    I am not the target audience.
    I find dragons tiresome and cliche.
    Traditional MMOs make me rage vomit.

    Also Runes of Magic kind of sucked.

    I need to copy-paste the MMO requirements list someplace.
    Needs:
    Autogrouping
    Something other than “kill x of y” as primary activity.
    Involved combat (eg: dodging, interrupts. Something other than hotkey rotations and static animations).

  4. SuperNashwanPower says:

    They’re really not that wobbly :/

    • domogrue says:

      I was disappointed too.

      But now the wobbly mount MMO market is wide open! Every time you travel place to place you gotta make sure you don’t wobble off or you fall off your ride and plummet 50 ft to your permadeath!

      BACK OFF I’M GOING TO MAKE MY MILLIONS NOW.

    • ZephaniahGrey says:

      I didn’t see anything wobbling at all. Is there some British definition of wobbly that I’m not getting?

      • solidsquid says:

        There’s a bit at 1:05 where it looks like they’re trying to tame a dragon and the dragon is trying to buck them off. Guessing that’s what they’re talking about

    • Tuhalu says:

      I found it hard to tell myself. Did any part of that video last more than one bloody second?

    • brulleks says:

      I think John’s been on the juice!

      No wobbliness on view, British or otherwise.

      Just another tedious MMORPG. Woohoo.

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      The serpentlike chinese WoW dragons are still the wobbliest around.

  5. Fetini says:

    What about actually signing up yourselves to the beta, play it at some point and only afterwards form an opinion about it?

    • aliksy says:

      If I had infinite time and patience, maybe. I could also read every trashy fantasy novel, listen to every pop album, watch every stupid cartoon, etc etc. After I was done with that, I could all the shitty knock-off MMOs.

      Heuristics! Not just a fancy word.

    • Maniac says:

      They havent allowed any of us to play it yet, all they have given us is a very, very ridiculously daft trailer, and proclaiming they’ll “evolutionize” MMOs. Whatever that means.
      Oh and they created Runes of Magic which is a very, very, very, VERY bad game.

  6. Gallimaufry says:

    For some reason I instantly thought it would be a sequel to Dragon’s Dogma. I am now disappointed.
    Yet another Free-to-play MMO. Surprisingly.

  7. Tukuturi says:

    I played Runes of Magic for a while when I had nothing better going on. It was a pretty blatant low budget WoW clone where you performed solo daily quests of the “kill 50 snakes” variety in order to grind to max level so you could participate in an end game that required a pretty hefty investment of money in the cash shop for gear. It wasn’t terrible as those sorts of MMOs go, but it did have one of the worst “pay to win” models that I’ve seen in such a game.

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      At least it explains why there are no snakes in Ireland.

  8. Drakedude says:

    Glaurung came.

  9. Eclipse says:

    yaaaaaay particles! no wait, that was in the ’90s.
    booo particles!