So the new social patch was put into play in the fantastic new MMO "Fallen Earth." Not only that, but they released a trial client as well! If you haven't played this game yet, do so. NOW. I attacked the "construction" skill tree with tons of excitement and soon enough I could build a basic pup tent and a campfire:
Both items give you a buff, but whichever buff is higher rules out the other one. You can also add firing ranges and practice dummies that will also give you buffs geared towards your particular talents, and I have heard that you can attract an NPC to your camp somehow, and that NPC will trade with you! To me, it seems like a perfect chance to park near a clump of fat mobs while selling off the goods as you get them!
Finding a "flat spot" to put the camp was a little annoying, and the short time it is up for (30 minutes) needs to be longer. Also, the buffs aren't that remarkable, but are nice.
Personally, I want to figure out how to get NPC's to come to the spot and I hope that the camps become much better as you get better at making them. They might be neat little things now, but I am not sure their allure will last if they are useless to non-RP'ers.
Fantastic stuff, still.
I am slowly spending most of my time in game by crafting. I love love love how you can run around the landscape, picking up junk and pulling up weeds, stacking all the stuff up in your horse and in your pack. After each load I run back to the bank and drop it all off. Whenever I run out of space everywhere, I look at what I have and start crafting. I have made myself the perfect look (for right now) by just picking out the recipe, finding the goods and making the items. I now look differently than pictured above.
I love the fact that crafting is, if you want it to be, the bulk of the game so far. Combat is fun, but the true shine comes from the games ability to give you a million things to search for, put together and to use.
Anyway, I'm off until tomorrow. I just came from Ravenwood Radio's live event, then I have a WoW Christmas party tomorrow. I will end up playing more this weekend, in around 7-10 games, than I have been able to in a long time. Normally I only play about 2 hours a days, maybe.
Tomorrow we are going to watch Avatar and doing some Xmas shopping.
I'm telling you, this is the greatest time to be a nerd.