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Gaming To Hell In A Handbasket

The trials, tribulations and musings of an MMO veteran trying to find the next holy grail.

Author: Strayfe

Hi, I'm Playing Vindictus!

Posted by Strayfe Saturday September 18 2010 at 8:04PM
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Hi, I'm Playing Vindictus.

Download game, install game, wait.  Patch game.  Patch complete.

Start game.  Game crash.  Adjust useless graphics setting.  Start game.  Game crash.

Post on official forums.  Get laughed at.  Post on unofficial forums.  Get fix.  Start game.  Look, a prologue.

Watch prologue.  Continue watching prologue.  CONTINUE WATCHING PROLOGUE.  Prologue makes no sense.  Looks decent though.

Combat tutorial.  Press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S.  Things die.  Looks decent.  Press W, pick up mob.  Press D, slam mob.  Silly grin.

FIVE ROOMS LATER

Combat tutorial still going.  Tieve more interesting than game.  Oh look, a boss.  It's big.  Press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press S.

It's dead.

More prologue.  Prologue over.

Disconnected from server.  Blink blink blink.  Swear.  Rage.

Reconnect.  Prologue starts.  Skip prologue.  Disconnected from server.  Blink blink blink.  Swear.  Rage.

Reconnect.  Prologue starts.  Skip prologue.  Character creation.  Toggle toggle toggle.  Most options missing.  Random graphical lag.  Why is this happening?  New graphics card.  Sound lag too.  Stupid Nexon.  Toggle toggle toggle.

Done!

Play game?

Disconnected from server.  Blink blink blink.  Not amused.  F bombs.  Swear.  Rage.

Reconnect.  East server down.  Funny.  Not really.  Check forums.  Many complaints.  East server down.  Ho hum.

Connect to West server.  Prologue starts... again.  Grit teeth.  Skip prologue.  Character creation.  Toggle toggle toggle.  Forgot what I made.  Too many options.  Just kidding.

Done!

Play game?

Disconnected from server.  SCREAM.  KICK PUPPY.  WAKE NEIGHBORS.

Reconnect.  Prologue starts... AGAIN.  Clench fists.  Skip prologue.  Character creation.  Toggle toggle toggle.  Close eyes.  Flip coin.  Pray to various Gods.

Play game?

Success!  I'm in!

Cut scene, cut scene, cut scene.  Blank stare.  Move around.  Explore town.  Too many people.  Lots of complaining.  Get quest.  Look for "boat".  Find boat.  Woohoo, time to play!

Dungeon start.  Press S, press S, press S, press S, press S, press W, press D, press S, press S, press S... ... ... press S ... .. ... press W ... ... ... press D ... ... ... press S.  Don't I have any skills?  No.  Press S ... ... ... press W ... ... ... press D ... ... ...

TEN MINUTES LATER

Press S ... press W ... ... ... press D.  Jolt self awake.  Oh a boss.  Press S, press S, press S ...

FIVE MINUTES LATER

Press S ... press W ... ... ... press D.  Oh a new button.  Press A.  Press S, press S, press S.  Boss dead.  That was dull.  Looks good though.  Nothing happens.

Wait.  Wait.  Wait.

Nothing happens.  Lag?

Wait.  Blank stare.  Lag?

Wait.  Wait.  Wait.  Annoyed face.  Twiddle thumbs.  Finally, a results screen.

Dungeon finished.  Hallelujah!!!!!!

Back in town.  Turn in quest.  Another cut scene.  ANOTHER cut scene.  Dialogue.  Cut scene, cut scene.  Dialogue.  Bland, uninteresting, uninspired talking heads.  Dialogue.   Cut scene.  Got a quest.

Go back into the same dungeon.  Sigh.

Go to docks.  Disconnected from server.

Jesus christ.  Jesus christ.  Why?  Really?  How?  Stupid Nexon.

Reconnect.  West server down.  Pause.  Picked wrong server?

Reconnect.  West server down.  Blink blink blink.

Connect to East server.  Server down.  Deep sigh.

Close game. 

Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Vindictus > Uninstall

 

Hi, I'm Not Playing Vindictus

 

 

saddragon69 writes:

t hat made me laugh some, sorry your had a run.

Sat Sep 18 2010 8:14PM Report
saddragon69 writes:

wow, that last comment was a mess, was saying.

 

sorry you had such a bad run, and it did give me a bit of a laugh from the read though

Sat Sep 18 2010 8:15PM Report
Krematory writes:

Sounds like fun. What a pitty I live in Europe.

Sat Sep 18 2010 8:18PM Report
negacrowbar writes:

So you go back to your old game, log in, wait around  to see who's raiding.....wait..wait....wait with your guild..wait..wait..not enough players so you pick up a PUG..wait..wait..

We need more healers..wait..wait..wait..time to get some food..bio break..wait..wait..finally we have enough players....

oh, you got to go..and you too...ok..need 2 more..wait..wait..wait..

OK we are ready.. lets go..oh, look trash mobs..hit 123221..more mobs.. 123221...123221..123221..oh we made it to the boss..hit 123221..123221..oh, we got wiped.. ok everyone back..oh, you got to go too.. ok..i guess we will wait..

How is this any better?

Sun Sep 19 2010 1:07AM Report
jinxxed0 writes:

Thats why games have beta testing phases dude.

Sun Sep 19 2010 2:24AM Report
Johnchief117 writes:

For me, Vindictus was:

-Spend a few years waiting for it

-Install

-Spend a week updating it

-Try to lower the settings, which caused the game to crash

-Tried again and succeeded, but the crashed when I started the game

-Then I finally made my character, did the prologue, but as soon as I started the game after that, I get a message saying "You have an unauthorized program, you will be disconnected"

-Restarted my computer (for the 50th time) and uninstalled Vindictus.

 

Im never playing this again >:( Im gonna stick with LotRO, WoW, DDO and Mabinogi!

Sun Sep 19 2010 10:58AM Report
Vercin writes:

It's ALMOST like you are playing a beta......

Sun Sep 19 2010 11:41AM Report
DKKOberon writes:

wait.....they are playing a beta.........duh

Sun Sep 19 2010 3:49PM Report
kikan1 writes:

LOL very very good

Mon Sep 20 2010 9:12PM Report

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