Trending Games | Trove | Elder Scrolls Online | Guild Wars 2 | Shroud of the Avatar

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,767,560 Users Online:0
Games:720  Posts:6,186,415
Recent forum postsRSS
Active threads
Cloud view
List all forums
General Forums
Developers Corner General Discussion
Popular Game Forums
Click a status to find game forum
Game Forums
Click a letter to find game forum
A-C
2029 Online 2112: Revolution 2Moons 4Story 8BitMMO 9 Dragons A Mystical Land A Tale in the Desert III A3 ACE Online ARGO Online Aberoth Absolute Force Online Absolute Terror Achaea Adellion Aerrevan Aetolia, the Midnight Age Age of Armor Age of Conan Age of Empires Online Age of Mourning Age of Wulin Age of Wushu Aida Arenas Aika Aion Albion Online Alganon All Points Bulletin (APB) Allods Online Altis Gates Amazing World Anarchy Online Ancients of Fasaria Andromeda 5 Angels Online Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Asda 2 Asda Story Ashen Empires Asheron's Call Asheron's Call 2 Astera Online Astonia III Astro Empires Astro Lords: Oort CLoud Asura Force Atlantica Online Atriarch Aura Kingdom Aurora Blade Auto Assault Avatar Star Battle Dawn Battle Dawn Galaxies Battle for Graxia Battle of 3 Kingdoms Battle of the Immortals Battlecruiser Online Battlestar Galactica Online Battlestar Reloaded Beyond Protocol Black Aftermath Black Desert Black Gold Black Prophecy Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict Blacklight Retribution Blade & Soul Blade Hunter Blade Wars Blazing Throne Bless Blitz 1941 Blood and Jade Bloodlines Champions Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Brawl Busters. Brick-Force Bright Shadow Bullet Run Business Tycoon Online CTRacer Cabal Online Caesary Call of Camelot Call of Gods Call of Thrones Camelot Unchained Canaan Online Cardmon Hero Cartoon Universe CasinoRPG Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Chrono Tales Citadel of Sorcery CitiesXL Citizen Zero City of Decay City of Heroes City of Steam City of Transformers City of Villains Civilization Online Clan Lord Clash of Clans Cloud Nine Club Penguin Colony of War Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Company of Heroes Online Conquer Online Conquer Online 3 Continent of the Ninth (C9) Core Blaze Core Exiles Corum Online Craft of Gods Crimecraft Crimelife 2 Cronous Crota II Crusaders of Solaris Cultures Online Cyber Monster 2 Céiron Wars
D-F
D&D Online DC Universe DK Online DOTA DOTA 2 DUST 514 DV8: Exile Dalethaan Dance Groove Online Dark Age of Camelot Dark Ages Dark Legends Dark Orbit Dark Relic: Prelude Dark Solstice Dark and Light DarkEden Online DarkSpace Darkblood Online Darkest Dungeon Darkfall Darkfall: Unholy Wars Darkwind: War on Wheels Das Tal Dawn of Fantasy Dawntide DayZ Dead Earth Dead Frontier Deco Online Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Nest Dragon Oath Dragon Pals Dragon Raja Dragon's Call Dragon's Call II Dragon's Prophet DragonSky DragonSoul Dragona Dragonica Dragons and Titans Dream of Mirror Online Dreamland Online Dreamlords: The Reawakening Drift City Duels Dungeon Blitz Dungeon Fighter Online Dungeon Overlord Dungeon Party Dungeon Rampage Dungeon Runners Dynastica Dynasty Warriors Online Dynasty of the Magi EIN (Epicus Incognitus) EVE Online Earth Eternal Earth and Beyond Earthrise Eclipse War Ecol Tactics Online Eden Eternal Edge of Space Einherjar - The Viking's Blood Elder Scrolls Online Eldevin Elf Online Elite: Dangerous Embers of Caerus Emil Chronicle Online Empire Empire & State Empire Craft Empire Universe 3 EmpireQuest Empires of Galldon End of Nations Endless Ages Endless Blue Moon Online Endless Online Entropia Universe EpicDuel Erebus: Travia Reborn Eredan Eternal Blade Eternal Lands Eternal Saga Ether Fields Ether Saga Online Eudemons Online EuroGangster EverEmber Online EverQuest Next EverQuest Online Adventures Evernight Everquest Everquest II Evony Exarch Exorace F.E.A.R. Online Face of Mankind Fairyland Online Fall of Rome Fallen Earth Fallen Sword Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken World Fortnite Fortuna Forum for Discussion of Everlight Freaky Creatures Free Realms Freesky Online Freeworld Fung Wan Online Furcadia Fury Fusion Fall
G-L
GalaXseeds Galactic Command Online Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Gameglobe Gate To Heavens Gates of Andaron Gatheryn Gauntlet Gekkeiju Online Ghost Online Ghost Recon Online Gladiatus Glitch Global Agenda Global Soccer Gloria Victis Glory of Gods GoGoRacer Goal Line Blitz Gods and Heroes GodsWar Online Golemizer Golf Star GoonZu Online Graal Kingdoms Granado Espada Online Grand Chase Grand Fantasia Grepolis Grimlands Guild Wars Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Nightfall H1Z1 Habbo Hotel Hailan Rising HaloSphere2 Haven & Hearth Hawken Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Helbreath Hellgate Hellgate: London Hello Kitty Online Hero Online Hero Zero Hero's Journey Hero: 108 Online HeroSmash Heroes & Generals Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Bestia Heroes of Gaia Heroes of Might and Magic Online Heroes of Thessalonica Heroes of Three Kingdoms Heroes of the Storm Hex Holic Online Hostile Space Hunter Blade Huxley Illutia Illyriad Immortals USA Imperator Imperian Inferno Legend Infestation: Survivor Stories Infinite Crisis Infinity Infinity Iris Online Iron Grip: Marauders Irth Worlds Island Forge Islands of War Istaria: Chronicles of the Gifted Jade Dynasty Jagged Alliance Online Juggernaut Jumpgate Jumpgate Evolution KAL Online Kakele Online Kaos War Karos Online Kartuga Kicks Online King of Kings 3 Kingdom Heroes Kingdom Under Fire II Kingdom of Drakkar Kingory Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Phoenix Edition LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Life is Feudal Light of Nova Lime Odyssey Line of Defense Lineage Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance Lineage II Linkrealms Loong Online Lord of the Rings Online Lords Online Lost Saga Lucent Heart Lunia Lusternia: Age of Ascension Luvinia World
M-Q
MU Online Mabinogi Maestia: Rise of Keledus MagiKnights Magic Barrage Magic World Online Manga Fighter MapleStory Martial Heroes Marvel Heroes Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Marvel: Avengers Alliance MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms MilMo Minecraft Mini Fighter Minions of Mirth Ministry of War Monato Esprit Monkey King Online Monkey Quest Monster & Me Monster Madness Online MonsterMMORPG Moonlight Online: Tales of Eternal Blood Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mytheon Mythic Saga Mythos N.E.O Online NIDA Online Nadirim Naviage: The Power of Capital Navy Field Need for Speed World Nemexia Neo's Land NeoSteam Neocron Nether Neverwinter Nexus: The Kingdom Of The Winds NinjaTrick NosTale Novus Aeterno Oberin Odin Quest Odyssey RPG Ogre Island Omerta 3 Online Boxing Manager Onverse Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Oz Online Oz World Pandora Saga Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Panzar Parabellum Parallel Kingdom Parfait Station Path of Exile Pathfinder Online Perfect World Perpetuum Online Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pirate Galaxy Pirate Storm Pirate101 PirateKing Online Pirates of the Burning Sea Pirates of the Caribbean Online Pixie Hollow Planeshift Planet Arkadia Planet Calypso PlanetSide 2 Planetside Planets³ Playboy Manager Pocket Legends Pockie Ninja Pockie Pirates Pockie Saints PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Project Blackout Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Puzzle Pirates Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Reclamation Red Stone Red War: Edem's Curse Regnum Online Remnant Knights Renaissance Repulse Requiem: Memento Mori Rift RiotZone Rise Rise of Dragonian Era Rise of Empire Rise of the Tycoon Rising of King Risk Your Life Rivality Rockfree Rohan: Blood Feud Role Play Worlds Roll n Rock Roma Victor Romadoria Rosh Online Roto X Rubies of Eventide Ruin Online Rumble Fighter Runes of Magic Runescape Rust Rusty Hearts Ryzom S4 League SAGA SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online SMITE SUN Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowrun Online Shaiya Shards Online Shattered Galaxy Sho Online Shot Online Shroud of the Avatar SideQuest Siege on Stars Sigonyth: Desert Eternity Silkroad Online Skyblade Skyforge SmashMuck Champions Smoo Online Soldier Front Soul Master Soul Order Online Soul of Guardian Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Sonata 2 Star Stable Star Supremacy Star Trek Online Star Trek: Infinite Space Star Wars Galaxies Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Star Wars: The Old Republic StarQuest Online Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online Tabula Rasa Tactica Online Tales Runner Tales of Fantasy Tales of Pirates Tales of Pirates II Tales of Solaris Talisman Online Tamer Saga Tank Ace Tantra Online Tatsumaki: Land at War Terra Militaris TerraWorld Online Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Hammers End The Legend of Ares The Lost Titans The Matrix Online The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot The Missing Ink The Mummy Online The Myth of Soma The Pride of Taern The Realm Online The Repopulation The Secret World The Sims Online The Strategems The West Theralon There Therian Saga Thrones of Chaos Tibia Tibia Micro Edition Tiger Knight Titan Siege Titans of Time Toontown Online Top Speed Topia Online Torchlight Total Domination Transformers Universe Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Trials of Ascension Tribal Hero Tribal Wars Tribes Universe Trickster Online Trove Troy Online True Fantasy Live Online Turf Battles Twelve Sky Twelve Sky 2 Twilight War Tynon U.B. Funkeys UFO Online URDEAD Online Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Ultima Online Ultima X: Odyssey Ultimate Naruto Ultimate Soccer Boss Uncharted Waters Online Undercover 2: Merc Wars Underlight Unification Wars Universe Online Utopia Valkyrie Sky Vampire Lord Online Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Vanquish Space Vector City Racers Vendetta Online Victory - Age of Racing Vindictus Virtonomics Vis Gladius Visions of Zosimos VoidExpanse Voyage Century Online W.E.L.L. Online WAR (Warhammer Online) WAR2 Glory WYD Global Wakfu War Thunder War of 2012 War of Angels War of Legends War of Mercenaries War of Thrones War of the Immortals WarFlow Waren Story Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune WebLords Wild West Online WildStar Wind of Luck WindSlayer 2 Wings of Destiny Wish Wizard101 Wizardry Online Wizards and Champions Wonder King Wonderland Online World Golf Tour World of Battles World of Darkness World of Heroes World of Kung Fu World of Pirates World of Speed World of Tanks World of Tanks Generals World of Warcraft World of Warplanes World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenocell Xiah Xsyon Xulu YS Online Yitien ZU Online Zentia Zero Online Zero Online: The Andromeda Crisis Zodiac Online Zombies Ate My Pizza eRepublik

MMORPG.com Discussion Forums

General Discussion

General Discussion 

News & Features Discussion  » [Preview] Wizardry Online: Touring the Beta

4 Pages « 1 2 3 4 » Search
80 posts found
  Gnomig

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/12/05
Posts: 48

11/27/12 12:00:46 PM#21

I played it and it was... dreadful. Really, really dreadful. No other word comes to mind, really.^^

The graphics and animations look and feel as if they were taken from an asian console game from around 1985. The tutorial was so unbelievable braindead that I wonder if it has done any lasting damage (yes, feel free to assure me of that^^ ).

 

All in all: it read like a great game with permadeath and all that. In reality it turned out to be something I will remember for its crappiness.

  Wraithone

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/09/04
Posts: 3563

If you can't kill it, don't make it mad.

11/27/12 12:16:43 PM#22

Ah, the joys of perma death... Coupled with PvP. This is going to be a gankers/griefers paradise.  This "criminal" system has been tried endlessly.  Some how, it never keeps the Goonie types from having their jollies at everyone elses expense.

Couple that with no health regen, non instanced dungeons (high levels ganking lower levels endlessly), and one has a game fit for the mid to late 90's... Thanks for the heads up. This one goes on my list as don't even bother with it.

  Wraithone

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/09/04
Posts: 3563

If you can't kill it, don't make it mad.

11/27/12 12:22:26 PM#23
Originally posted by karmath
Originally posted by Margrave

SOE in their original true form. Punishing their own playerbase... 

 

No thanks, had enough of that with EQ1 to last a lifetime.

You do realise people actually like to be punished for bad decisions in games? No? 

 

There is no accounting for some peoples taste... ^^ Perma death and ganking in this day and age, mean the game will automatically niche itself.  There is a rather narrow demographic for this type of game, in the modern western markets.

  Valentina

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/28/06
Posts: 1657

11/27/12 12:25:35 PM#24
Ew, it's ugly and looks like it should have come out 12 years ago lol. Permadeath isn't fun for most people, so those of you who want that....uh I guess have fun.
  jehkahn12

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/25/08
Posts: 14

11/27/12 12:28:31 PM#25
I played the beta. Gotta say this game was awful. The tutorial was so bland ( lots of slow text reading that I couldn't skip) that I barely finished it. Maybe there was a way to skip it but I couldn't nor wanted to find one. Graphics bad, controls worse, combat slow and awkward, all piled up to a wasted experience. The idea is solid, but they game falls way short in every other area. Not a troll. Just speaking truths the way I see 'em. You are welcome to try though. Everyone has different ideas about what is good in a game.
  asmadeous

Novice Member

Joined: 5/13/06
Posts: 62

"I forgive, but never forget."

11/27/12 12:34:24 PM#26
According to MMORPG.com, this is a breach of SOE's NDA, why is this preview allowed?

  Yuui

Novice Member

Joined: 10/21/07
Posts: 722

11/27/12 12:40:00 PM#27
Originally posted by karmath
Originally posted by Margrave

SOE in their original true form. Punishing their own playerbase... 

 

No thanks, had enough of that with EQ1 to last a lifetime.

You do realise people actually like to be punished for bad decisions in games? No? 

 

 

^This.

 

I will never stomach the idea of "modern gamer" who wants to be hand-held and guided through everything and have no reprecursions for failure. 99% of the games in last year or so have been pretty much...movies. 

Games, as far as I am concerned SHOULD punish one for failure - that's what makes success so satisfying. 

# A GRIM, ODD, ARCANE SKY
# ANY GOD, I MARK SACRED
# A MASKED CRY ADORING
# A DREAMY, SICK DRAGON

  Neo_Liberty

Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/08/06
Posts: 421

11/27/12 12:48:22 PM#28
Originally posted by
 

^This.

 

I will never stomach the idea of "modern gamer" who wants to be hand-held and guided through everything and have no reprecursions for failure. 99% of the games in last year or so have been pretty much...movies. 

Games, as far as I am concerned SHOULD punish one for failure - that's what makes success so satisfying. 

I've never played a permadeath game, but i don't see the big deal... Honestly, it looks as though permadeath just extends the gameplay... when you die, u should decide to learn how to play better and get better at ur class/game.... not to mention the longer it takes u to get to max level the more time you spend with the game before leaving... In addition to that for ppl who like grouping and guilds.. the threat of life-like death will force ppl to group and create bonds so that they will more likely be able to survive... My only concern is the graphics and controls... The graphics don't have to be amazing.... but the controls have to be good.... whats the point of permadeath and such if the game controls are so bad that you can do nothing but die....

  DavisFlight

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/25/12
Posts: 2391

11/27/12 12:50:03 PM#29

Oh my god.... this actually... this sounds really good. Non instanced??? Cursed items? Slow healing? Going to Inns to heal?? (the only good feature of DDO) a genius death penalty?

 

How did this go under my radar?

  DavisFlight

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/25/12
Posts: 2391

11/27/12 12:51:29 PM#30
Originally posted by SlickShoes

I have played it yes and I found it a horrible experience. It was like travelling back in time 10 years but not in a good way.

The game looks pretty ugly in all aspects, the character models are especially bad, the quest text and storys that are told to you are beyond bland. 

The comabt feels stiff and unresponsive.

When I read about this game I thought it would be good but reading and playing were two very different things.

I could say all of this about LotRO and WoW, yet people seem to enjoy those.

  DavisFlight

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/25/12
Posts: 2391

11/27/12 12:54:46 PM#31
Originally posted by Margrave

SOE in their original true form. Punishing their own playerbase... 

 

No thanks, had enough of that with EQ1 to last a lifetime.

You mean, the form that made them a rich and famous company?

Its not them punishing you, its you punishing yourself by screwing up.

  BigCountry

Novice Member

Joined: 5/31/05
Posts: 480

11/27/12 1:06:28 PM#32

guildmates and I been playing this one nonstop since we got into beta. its' good. really good. hardcare game for the hardcore gamers :D cant get enough of these :D

we are all criminal atm LOL

:D

BigCountry | Head Hunters | www.wefarmpeople.com

  bigcheeseuk

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/22/08
Posts: 112

11/27/12 1:11:45 PM#33
Permadeath? You'll die of boredom before you die ingame.
  Comaf

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/13/10
Posts: 1129

I want an mmorpg where pvp matters, my enemies are not my race or class, and community matters.

11/27/12 1:11:58 PM#34

I think the game has some good ideas - and the old school offering means that older/certain types of players will have something to play other than another cash shop game.

 

Problem is this:  in open Pk games, the only people that have fun are the ones with endless free time in real life.  This means say goodbye to a majority of your player audience.  So, let's call it a niche game and I'll leave it at that.

  Cernan

Advanced Member

Joined: 10/13/06
Posts: 350

11/27/12 1:14:16 PM#35
Unfortunately this game is a bust. The other guys were right about it being 10 years old.  Actually 10 year old games like DAoC have aged better than this game will be at launch. I could only last an hour here which gets you through your first tiny instanced dungeon.  People say Raiderz combat is terrible compaired to Tera, but I still enjoy Raiderz.  It's not as polished as Tera but it's free and fun.  Now imagine something 10 times worse than Raiderz, voila Wizardry. It really is that bad.  The only possible thing going for it is permadeath but that's not enough to make up for the rest.
  Samhael

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/28/04
Posts: 601

11/27/12 2:26:05 PM#36

"Have you given WO a try?  What do you think?"

Did the author do ANY research before writing this? The game is still under NDA.

  Arkangel32

Apprentice Member

Joined: 3/28/11
Posts: 46

11/27/12 2:32:32 PM#37

 

  Maelkor

Advanced Member

Joined: 8/20/05
Posts: 462

11/27/12 2:52:06 PM#38

Unfortunately they seem to have put a very bad bounty system in place. This type of system has been show to not work at all. The flaw - create an asshole type character that runs around and makes a nuisance of themsevles to generate a large bounty - then have your friend or your character on your other account kill the one with the large bounty and collect the reward. The only thing to take into account is to make sure the bounty exceeds the ressurection requirements. Even at that if you powerlevel characters on the "bad" account you can generate a stream of criminals that attract bounties and if you dont bother upping your ressurection and lose a few characters here and there no big deal.

 

While I do not currently play EvE there new bounty system sounds interesting. It wont directly translate to a game like this, however, players who kill other players for bounty only get a portion of the outstanding bounty based off the amount of financial pain they inflict on the criminal character. Thus it could take many deaths to completely remove large bounties and each death is gaurenteed to cost more than the bounty awarded. In this way characters who wish to play like criminals and rack up large bounties will constantly have to deal with bounty hunters all of the time and it is no longer worthwhile having a friend or 2nd account to kill your for your bounty as the loss is always greater than the gain.

  NobleNerd

Advanced Member

Joined: 2/08/08
Posts: 432

Try not!
Do or do not
There is no try.

11/27/12 3:48:12 PM#39

I am there with many posted here. I also attempted to play this beta, BUT after about 20-60 min of play I just could not force myself to play any longer (in hopes of it getting better). I found it to have an old and dated feel to the graphics and game play. I was excited to have a game that did not cater to the carebear philosophy, but please bring the game out of the 90's ! 

The poor UI and graphic settings was horribly diappointing for a 2012 game. I have played Indy games with better UIs and graphic settings. 

The game (even for beta) just felt half-hazard in it's attempt at being a real game that was made in present time. If it was 1990 or even 2000 maybe it could be acceptable.

This one is a no play for me.

  Ramonski7

Spotlight Poster

Joined: 5/21/03
Posts: 2681

"A wise man has something to say, but a fool just has to say something."

11/27/12 4:13:58 PM#40

I'm actually enjoying the beta for now. I'm a big Wizardry fan (hell I'm still playing LoLS on my iPad) and I've been playing them ever since Ascii brought them to the NES (hey I was a poor kid that couldn't afford a PC in the 80s). So I'm no novice when it comes to understanding the Wizardry mythos. Permadeath, random stat gains, resting at inns, limited spells (they changed it from D&D type spell system), traps galore, real need for player classes (other than the trinity), open PvP (not in the sprpgs), item identification, camping and multi-classes were all present in the original games. So it doesn't surprise me that Wizardry Online is very similar in that regard. This ain't just Wizardry lore made with the hero engine. I wasn't expecting them to change it to Elder Scrolls Online. It's just like Wizardry, but online with other players.

 

  • I do have a issue with the camera angles though. I wish they would have an option to lock the camera behind your character once you lock onto a target to help when in combat mode. If only because strifing and moving play key roles on how effective you are in avoiding traps in the environment while you're fighting.
  • Also I wish they offered a way to bless items (with a great cost of course) in your inventory that you are preparing to use (like keys) in a dungeon without fear of getting them looted. I don't mind participating in partial loot (since they cannot remove equipped items) open pvp when I play, but even UO had bless scrolls for items you wanted to keep safe. Dunno maybe this is something they plan to introduce within the cash shop. I just hope they offer a non cash shop route.

But to give an idea about my experience so far:

I created a fighter first, because I wanted survivability in my first play through. First thing I noticed was the lack of races typically associated within Wizardry games. I chalked this up to the fact that the IP has been a niche title for a long time and having more races would have eaten up more resources than they had to offer. I also noticed that the four original elite classes didn't make the cut. Namely Samurai, Lord, Bishop and Ninja. But maybe those are also part of their cash shop plans. They still offer the four basic classes. Fighter, Mage, Priest and Thief.

Second thing I did (after noticing the dismal choices for your character, but hey you never saw your avatars in the single player versions) was try to roll 40 (lol hey can you blame a guy), but stopped short because I figured they may have skipped that tidbit for the online version.

After creating my avatar I started on my journey with a bare minimum tutorial, subpar graphics and text speed slower than a snail's pace. Damn you can't accuse Wizardry of not making players suffer day one... Anyway, I got through the tutorial, brushed aside the kickback graphics and I'm still trying to figure out how to speed up (not hit "esc") cutscene text. Right away I found a game that throws all those safety nets and features from past mmos to the wayside.

  • Use to sitting to get your hp/mp back
  • Use to using that shiny you just looted
  • Use to trapless private romps through instance dungeons
  • Use to instantly having maps to places you haven't been
  • Use to leveling instantly and only using inns to log out of
  • Use to carrying around all your stuff with no fear of losing it
  • Use to dying continously without preparing to avoid death
  • Use to guilds that offer nothing but glorified chatrooms
  • Use to not weighing your options whether to go back to town, camp or dive deeper
  • Use to not teaming up with others early on
  • Use to the mindless banter in chat channels
If you're use to any of these things Wizardry Online is not for you. And don't get me wrong. This is not to say that WO doesn't have it's own problems to contend with.
  • Repetative questing
  • Awkward drawn weapon and undrawn weapon character movements
  • Piss poor camera controls
  • Dated graphics
  • Boring  cutscenes with sloooooow text speed and dry dialog
  • Crowded unexplained UI features
With all it's issues I still find Wizardry Online enjoyable at times. Is it the end-all be-all of mmos? Not a chance. But it's different enough for me from everything else out there to give it a shot. And if you're a Wizardry fan like me, you should at least give it one as well. Well maybe not the Sir-tech Wizardry fans...they have their own issues to resolve. But if you played some of them from Sirtech and Ascii like I have, try it out.
 
 
 


"Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

4 Pages « 1 2 3 4 » Search