This is crazy. Just cant believe its true. My thought go out to Anna,his family,friends and everyone of the GiantBomb duders. Having followed this site since the start is going to be weird going on without Ryan, but this community is unlike no other and we can get thru this eventually.
Not a Dota player, not even a MOBA player but i love the Daily Dota. Its great content and at first i dident understand much but i just read up on stuff and now it so much more enjoyable to watch. Just reading the wiki about the characters they play, items they use\talk about, and moba's in general makes it more fun to watch. Also Crispy is funny.
this is the feeling i have gotten when i have talked to others about it. All tho its still in beta it seems like its so much that has to be done before it is even close to competitive with Planetside 2(which is the most direct competitor).
The concept is in my eyes the most exiting thing about Dust and the links into Eve has potential to be very cool, but when they cant deliver a good paying game all that is just a waste.
That said, Dust isn't a game for Call of Duty gamer's, and its not the market they are going after either. so i don't expect people that like COD to like Dust.
Its not made by the people that make Eve, its a totally separate dev team, located in Shanghai. The Eve dev's doesn't do anything with it except the Eve-Dust link.
And as i said, its still in closed beta so lots is going to change between now and the official release, whenever that will be. Even after that Dust will get the same treatment as Eve has, meaning it will always be changing, new expansions, more integration into Eve, balance changes ect
The reason to choose Dust over other shooters is because the progression is totally different from other games, it takes time like in Eve. You cant go into Dust for a few weeks and expect to be wiping the floor with everyone. You benefit from experience from other FPS's but there is so much more that factor into how good you are in Dust.