does this mean the MMA version of POW will be made more readily available in cardstock instead of a limited release? If so will the cards be done in color? (I think I saw either Mark or Mike mention something about looking into this) 2125 could be a great jump on point for new fans.
Good news on the "limited availability" front. Since the preorder was more successful than we anticipated, we had to order more cards than our initial estimates called for. If we hadn't, then there wouldn't have been enough for those who preordered. That means that we still have a few sets left over. First come, first served- and there are no plans for a second printing.
As far as 2125 goes, we do plan on continuing printed cards, although we don't have any annoucement about color at this time. There are a lot of variables that will go into the decision, and we want to make sure that we have all of our ducks in a row before announcing a decision.
Post by Trent Lawless on Jul 18, 2010 19:40:00 GMT -5
It certainly wasn't meant to depress anybody. It's just that you don't see wrestling-style storylines in MMA. There are no run-ins, chair shots, sneak attacks in the back, that kind of stuff. What we're more interested in is making these characters stand or fall on their own merits and abilities, as the UFC and other MMA organizations do. There are lots of possibilities for game mechanics and such that we're only beginning to explore. It's going to be fun to watch it play out.
Post by Darth Turkish on Jul 18, 2010 20:21:04 GMT -5
And to piggyback, sorta, on what Mark has said in the first post and the previous post, there ARE stroylines in MMA, they are just not the "Necrophelia" angle or " This guy dies in a firey attack, only to come back next week" angle. As a matter of fact, two huge storylines happened this past month. Frist, Top ranked heavyweight and number ich pound for pound (sorry, Gryt) fighter for the past seven years, Fedor Emilianenko lost in the first two minutes to a UFC cast off. What does that say for his ranking? Will he retrun stronger, or has his will to fight diminished that he made a mistake on a day-one lesson? Are the last ten years of fighting cathing up with him? This is not even mentioning his opponent Fabricio Werdum and his story. Second and probably more familiar to thie general audience is Brock Lesnar. MMA fans hated this prowrestler cum- MMA fighter. HATED. They'd pay to watch anyone beat him, they hated him so much. Then the well- documented illness, and return to fighting. Plus his first title fight which almost did not end well for him. And then the humble after- fight speech that warmed him up to the fans (a little, at least). And that is just gleaning the surface of that topic.
Then there is a guy like Matt Hammil, who has overcome being deaf to compete at the top of the fight game. Jon Jones, who at 22 is being named a future champion, learns many of his judo techniques from the internet. Guys who lose three or four straight fights go to fight in smaller promotions to earn their way back into the UFC. Chael Sonnen and his loud, out spoken Republician rants. Shinya Aoki's banana yellow pants, Kimbo Slice, Rampage Jackson's, well, rampage; Karo Parisyan and his anxiety attacks; Josh Barnett and his steroid problems. Man, I could be here for ever. Bottom line: storyline are there for you at your beck and call.
I think, especially at this early juncture, to say your will not support POW is premature. You haven't seen what is in store (heck we really do not know what is rattling around Mark's head!) I am sure most of you will check it out; please, do so, as you may be surprised with what you find.