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#1 Apr 27 2009 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
Any speculation on when we'll go live tomorrow? Personally, I foresee them running into problems with the big patch which will make them push it back to Wednesday. What do you guys think?
#2 Apr 27 2009 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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I haven't seen anything so far. Considering the patch on Thursday it wouldn't be surprising if they did. Considering how unique the MMO is though, I've got a strong feeling though that they'll want to stick to the launch date.

Edited, Apr 27th 2009 1:47pm by CreepTheProphet
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#3 Apr 27 2009 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
Yeah, though I'm expecting a launch delay, I also agree with you in that they really want to stick with what they've set. I guess it's hard for an MMO that's free to have a bad launch, but I am a little worried.
#4 Apr 27 2009 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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With FR it's not so much that it's on an F2P business model, but that it breaks away from the MMO mold. I'm hoping it does well not only because I enjoy it, but because hopefully it will spawn more games like it.

The MMO market has been pretty stagnant. Everyone builds games based on the old MUD models, Dungeons and Dragons rules, or just strait up try to copy WoW. It'd be nice to see something truly original be successful.
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#5 Apr 27 2009 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
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Haven't seen anything for certain, I think Pex said "when it's ready" or something there-abouts. :) My guess, and I'm just basing it off of big patches etc from other SOE games/expansion launches, it'll likely be late evening for EST if we're lucky, and if not, sometime Wednesday.

I'm sure the devs are working their butts off coding and testing today. Hopefully things will go smoothly for them and it will open up in the morning!
#6 Apr 27 2009 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Same here! I love the fact that it's different!

As for release date/time - I've seen some updates take 5 minutes instead of 2 hours, and some get delayed for up to a day, but I've yet to see one take longer than they said it would (or at least not by much.. Mm, maybe I just wasn't paying attention lol) but only time will tell. They never released a time for the game to come back up though, so as long as they make it by 11:59:59 PM PDT tomorrow it'll still be on time for release :P
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#7 Apr 27 2009 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Oy how true is that.
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#8 Apr 27 2009 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
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Update on the launch time, just posted by Pex on the beta boards a bit ago:

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04/27/2009 21:28:49 Subject: Re:How long now? ATUY?
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Don't wait up for a midnight release because launching at midnight PDT was never the plan! If all goes really well we'd like to shoot for mid to late morning, but it could easily be anytime after that. As with our regular builds we have a number of checks and safeguards built in that can stop the process if something pops up. We will bring the servers back online when all of those checks are, well, checked.




Edited, Apr 28th 2009 12:36am by Cyliena
#9 Apr 27 2009 at 9:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I saw that too =( lol, well - I guess I'll actually get some sleep tonight :P

Actually makes sense that they wouldn't be going for a midnight release lol, wouldn't get nearly as many people at the very start. (Though I bet there'd still be quite a few of us logging in right at midnight lol)
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#10 Apr 27 2009 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Yearg and I ended up staying up late, not because of launch though, hehe.
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#11 Apr 28 2009 at 7:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm so bored waiting :(
Nothing to do today except laundry and sorting through boxes. Can't even take my dog for a bike ride cause the bike is in getting a tuneup.
#12 Apr 28 2009 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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FR forums are supposedly actually going away now from what Pex said - We'll see though.

Guess I'll hang out over here till launch now :P
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#13 Apr 28 2009 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah I popped over there to see if they were still up... and they're gone. Guess this is a good sign though.
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#14 Apr 28 2009 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Strange, I still see them :P

Though Pex just fixed my account for me so I can PM again lol, so maybe that glitched me in the other direction =D
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#15 Apr 28 2009 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Joy that would be just my luck!
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#16 Apr 28 2009 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, I guess I should explain further - The forums are still there, but nobody is posting anymore lol

Pex wrote:
I'm cleaning up the forums (as you may have noticed). I'll leave this thread open for a bit longer, but soon even this thread will disappear.
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#17 Apr 28 2009 at 9:40 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't see them anymore. Lucky you.
#18 Apr 28 2009 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok, I saw the main thread but the beta forums where gone. That makes sense.
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#19 Apr 28 2009 at 9:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Heh, I watched them vanish one by one about 5 minutes ago xD Was fun..

As of now they're not actually gone though, just hiding.
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#20 Apr 28 2009 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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Yay admin permissions.
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#21 Apr 28 2009 at 9:51 AM Rating: Decent
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haha, and now they're gone =( No longer have the permissions required to see them /cry I guess that means that beta is officially over :P

Which means.. Release time! -_- Soon(TM)
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#22 Apr 28 2009 at 10:06 AM Rating: Decent
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One can only hope!
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#23 Apr 28 2009 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
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Well actually, just saw this on twitter
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[Laralyn] is still in ur Free Realms, working on ur launch. Will have updates when they are available...
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#24 Apr 28 2009 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
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/cry

Teasing us lol

Yup, here's hoping for an update (That isn't an update about updates coming soon lol) soon!

Edited, Apr 28th 2009 11:16am by FredrickWeasley
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#25 Apr 28 2009 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
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https://twitter.com/freerealms

That's the direct link for where Laralyn posts from. Me, personally, I'm refreshing the game page every 10 minutes! :P
#26 Apr 28 2009 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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There's a single thread remaining on the FR forums that I've been posting in lol

I'm now constantly refreshing:
These forums
FR Forums
FR Website
FR Twitter Page

Plus I have my keyboard LCD watching the Twitter feed in case I don't refresh on time :P
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#27 Apr 28 2009 at 10:39 AM Rating: Good
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Hehehe, and I thought I was impatient! ;)
#28 Apr 28 2009 at 11:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Fred's so going to wear out his F5 key. /rofl
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#29 Apr 28 2009 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Yeah -_- And with the price of my keyboard, that's a rather expensive key :P
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#30 Apr 28 2009 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Cyborg ftw SaitekIt's so 80's it's kewl
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#31 Apr 28 2009 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
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*jealous* -_- I only have the (now) lowly Logitech G15.

Have you seen the G19 though? =( /cry lol, it was released a week after I bought my G15.
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#32 Apr 28 2009 at 11:51 AM Rating: Good
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I use the Eclipse II, my only problems with it is that frequently used keys wear off, my h doesn't work sometimes, and n and e tend to stick occasionally. ;)

Might go with el-cheapo keyboard again next time, but this one is nice because there's no extra buttons that most keyboards have now.
#33 Apr 28 2009 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I figured I'd get razzed for using that keyboard... >.<

The Logitec line is just nice.

Yearg, sticky keyboards are the worst. Especially when you dump a whole cup of tea in it.
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#34 Apr 28 2009 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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[Laralyn] is in ur Free Realms, humming ur theme song. It's almost your world, and you can almost do what you want to do...9 minutes ago from TweetDeck
#35 Apr 28 2009 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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Even better:
[Laralyn] Free Realms is arriving today!
less than a minute ago from TweetDeck
#38 Apr 28 2009 at 8:16 PM Rating: Good
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*twiddle*

The fitting part about the subject (as long as you don't look at the date) is that tomorrow can mean so many things.... sniff sniff. :)

"F5"
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#40 Apr 28 2009 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
Less than an hour to goooo!
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