Trending Games | ArcheAge | Elder Scrolls Online | Star Wars: The Old Republic | World of Warcraft

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,922,603 Users Online:0
Games:760  Posts:6,315,463
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 Angry Birds Epic Anime Ninja Anime Pirates Anime Trumps Anmynor Anno Online Applo Arcane Hearts Arcane Legends ArchLord ArcheAge Archeblade Archlord X Ascend: Hand of Kul 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 Boot Hill Heroes Borderlands 2 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Bound by Flame Bounty Bay Online Brain Storm Bravada Bravely Default Bravely Second 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 Cast & Conquer Castle Empire Castlot Celtic Heroes Champions Online Champions of Regnum Chaos Online Child of Light 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 Cyberpunk 2077 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 Souls 2 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 Dead Island Dead Island 2 Dead Island: Riptide Deco Online Deep Down Deepworld Defiance Deicide Online Dekaron Demons at the Horizon Desert Operations Destiny Diablo 3 Diamonin Digimon Battle Dino Storm Disciple Divergence Divina Divine Souls Divinity: Original Sin Dofus Dominus Online Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragon Ball Online Dragon Born Online Dragon Crusade Dragon Empires Dragon Eternity Dragon Fin Soup 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 Drakengard 3 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 Dungeon of the Endless 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 4 Fallout Online Family Guy Online Fantage Fantasy Earth Zero Fantasy Realm Online Fantasy Tales Online Fantasy Worlds: Rhynn Faunasphere Faxion Online Fearless Fantasy Ferentus Ferion Fiesta Online Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Final Fantasy XI Final Fantasy XIV Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Firefall Fists of Fu Florensia Flyff Football Manager Live Football Superstars Force of Arms Forge Forsaken Uprising 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 Heart Forth Alicia 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 & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar Heroes in the Sky Heroes of Atlan 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 Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition 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 Era Kings and Legends Kings of the Realm KingsRoad Kitsu Saga Kiwarriors Knight Age Knight Online Knights of Dream City Kothuria Kung Foo! Kunlun Online Kyn L.A.W. LEGO Universe La Tale Land of Chaos Online Landmark Lands of Hope: Redemption LastChaos League of Angels League of Legends - Clash of Fates Legend of Edda: Vengeance Legend of Golden Plume Legend of Grimrock 2 Legend of Katha Legend of Mir 2 Legend of Mir 3 Legendary Champions Lego Minifigures Online Lichdom: Battlemage 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 Lords of the Fallen 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 Mass Effect 4 MechWarrior Online Megaten Meridian 59 : Evolution Merlin MetalMercs Metaplace Metin 2 MicroVolts Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Midkemia Online Might & Magic Heroes: Kingdoms Might & Magic X: Legacy 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 Moonrise Mordavia Mortal Online Mourning My Lands Myst Online: URU Live Myth Angels Online Myth War Myth War 2 Mythborne 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 Oort Online Order & Chaos Online Order of Magic Original Blood Origins Return Origins of Malu Orion's Belt Otherland Forums OverSoul Overkings Overwatch 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 Persona V Phantasy Star Online 2 Phantasy Star Universe Phoenix Dynasty Online Phylon Pi Story Picaroon Pillars of Eternity 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 Pokémon X and Y PoxNora Prime World Prime: Battle for Dominus Priston Tale Priston Tale II Prius Online Prodigy Project Blackout Project Gorgon Project Powder Project Titan Forums Project Wiki Project Zomboid Puzzle Pirates Quest for Infamy Quickhit Football
R-S
R2 Online RAN Online RF Online ROSE Online Rage of 3 Kingdoms Ragnarok Online Ragnarok Online II RaiderZ Rail Nation Rakion Rappelz RappelzSEA Ravenmarch Realm Fighter Realm of Sierra Realm of the Mad God Realm of the Titans Realms Online Rebel Galaxy 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 Risen 3: Titan Lords 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 Sacred 3 Sagramore Salem SaySayGirls Scarlet Blade Scions of Fate Seal Online: Evolution Second Chance Heroes Second Life Secret of the Solstice Seed Serenia Fantasy Seven Seas Saga Seven Souls Online Sevencore Shadow Realms Shadow of Legend Shadowbane Shadowgate 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 South Park: The Stick of Truth Space Heroes Universe Sparta: War of Empires Spellcasters Sphere Spiral Knights Spirit Tales Splash Fighters Squad Wars Star Citizen Star Conflict 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 Starbound Stargate Worlds Starlight Story Starpires State of Decay SteelWar Online Stone Age 2 Stormfall: Age of War Stormthrone Storybricks Stronghold Kingdoms Styx: Master of Shadows Sudden Attack Supremacy 1914 Supreme Destiny Sword Girls Sword of Destiny: Rise of Aions SwordX Swords of Heavens Swordsman
T-Z
TERA TS Online TUG 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 Terraria Thang Online The 4th Coming The Agency The Aurora World The Banner Saga The Black Watchmen The Chronicle The Chronicles of Spellborn The Crew The Division The Epic Might The Hammers End The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2 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 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 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 Torment: Tides of Numenera Total Domination Transformers Universe Transistor Transverse Traveller AR Travia Online Travian Triad Wars 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 Warflare Wargame1942 Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Warkeepers Warrior Epic Wartune Wasteland 2 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 Warriors World of Warships World of the Living Dead WorldAlpha Wurm Online Xenoblade Chronicles: X 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

All Posts by Ortwig

All Posts by Ortwig

54 Pages First « 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 » Last
1070 posts found

Interesting  coming back after a week -- seems AoC and GW2 are the big preferences, and I'm actually kinda surprised TERA and some of the console systems rated lower.  I still am coming away with the thought that it's not so much TSW's combat system but the animations and perhaps the builder/consumer mechanic that bugs people.  Still think TSW has one of the most interesting combat systems around, but understand why it's not everyone's cup of tea.

 

Very few comments on GW2 combat.  Is it mainly the animations that people like?

While I do agree that the adventure aspects are definitely more present in TSW than most other MMOs, I also disagree a little bit about progression -- there is vertical progression in the sense that you gain better quality gear as you move along, and spending SP is probably the most direct way to progress your character vertically.  That said, TSW is really more about adaptability and versatility than most games -- you can build powerful decks, but this is done through the players own research of the ability wheel and creating decks as they go.  Sure, the pre-made decks are there, but they are certainly not the most powerful you can make, and understanding the active/passive synergies is where you can make a huge difference in how well you perform against the baddies.  The big difference is that the onus is on the player to figure these out rather than the game simply making you more powerful as you "level."

 

But, yeah, I do love the adventure aspects of TSW.  The investigations and sabotage missions are top notch, and even the action missions require a bit of thought -- either by switching upon your build, or understanding the "dance" with the mob or boss.  HOw could they be improved?  I do think some other aspects could be incorporated further -- the ARGs for example are a really cool way to mix real world and ingame stuff -- see the Twitter experiment...  I could see more ingame easter eggs or specialty loot for people who go through the trouble of figuring out the puzzle.  I do know "Puzzle Raids" are a big item on Joel Bylos' list for the future.  I'd like to see some sort of group magic/occult system, but I haven't thought too much how that might work.  I'd like to see something different than player housing, or at least a twist on it.  I'd almost prefer a workshop or research lab to a traditional apartment or house in TSW.  Any other cool ideas?

Okay TSW combat haters, you've been pretty loud about what you dislike.   Now tell us what combat games you think are great. Vote below or add your own!

if you are feeling talkative tell us why.

 

 

Originally posted by Vutar
Originally posted by Pale_Fire

They have worked on the game.  For some reason, you're under the impression that because you don't like the game, it must be bad.  You are incorrect.

It's not the game, it's you.

 

No, it is the game. As people told them repeatedly during beta and since, the combat is bad.

...in your opinion.  There's a whole boatload of people playing this game right now that like the combat and have no issue with it.

It's called learning to play.

Face it: you never figured out the deck/synergy/combo system.

Originally posted by MindTrigger
Originally posted by stvnkrs10

I bought this game before launch and wanted it so much to be what it could have been. Concept = awesome! I still am glued to walking dead. Graphics and world appeal = Awesome! Quests and interactivity = Awesome! 

 

The problem is in the combat. It was so choppy and forced feeling it drove me out. Has it been improved? I wan't to play this game more than most out there, but the combat is so bad, I just can't. 

 

Did anyone else get this feeling?

 

If only a dev would read this and put some time in to revamping the feel of combat.

Combat is a big one, including that there is no world PvP, which would be amazing.  It's also that they chose to take this amazingly rich idea in the direction of a themepark dungeon gear grinder instead of something more open world and social.  Most of the current players weren't hanging around the old DarkDemonsCryGaia forums when the game was still in concept/design.  The community was so rich and interesting, and dying to live in an RPG game.  It's a shame really, because you can see so much potential in what they have done, but there's no depth.

As much as I would like more sandbox elements in the game (for the record, Joel Bylos has said the same), the reality is that TSW has always been billed as a theme park.  There are some sandbox elements they are working on (Black Ops), but I think I've pretty much accepted things as they are, and still love the hell out of the game.  The storyline is very deep, and there are always new bits being added.  Agreed there could be more faction-specific content added though, but I would say there's more depth to the lore in TSW than there is in many MMOs.

Originally posted by Ender4

 


Originally posted by Agent_Joseph
what is wrong with combat ?.. am I miss something ?,I have spend  1600+ hours on game play

 


It is dull and repetitive? I liked the game but the combat really did turn me off as well. I didn't end up finishing Egypt because I was just so bored of the combat. I found myself just trying to run past things so I didn't have to waste the time fighting it and that is never good.

Did you ever create more than one deck?  Change up your abilities?  Look for ability combos/synergies?  Why do I have the sneaking suspicion you used the same deck the entire time you played (and that it wasn't a very good one)?

Originally posted by Elikal

I really was/am the biggest mystery fan there is. So when I heard of TSW originally, I was totally thrilled.

I had played TSW from launch ~2 months, then again half a year or so later as well, and the last 2 days again anew. But... no. The combat is still the same crappy mess. It wasn't reworked or improved at all. The skill selection is still a chaos, you can select 1000s of combinations of which 999 suck. Targetting is a mess. Some power are STILL totally overpowered while other powersets are lame.

Nothing of the quests has changed, I didn't see any new additions neither with my mid level old char nor with my new char.

I still had this chaotic feeling from the start, still mobs every 2 meters, still crappy invisivble rewards instead of stuff you can WEAR and SEE.

Still all 3 factions go to the same terretories, no replay value, no new zones or lands.

Asf asf

 

Sorry if the critique is a bit simplistic. I am just frustrated. I had hoped Funcom would work on the game. I mean, other companies did, but apparently Funcom just lets the game run as it is. A shame. I can accept games and companies who work with their games, but Funcom apprently just let it all be as it is. I mean, I am sure they added some stuff, but nothing I could find in 2 days aprox. 14 hours play time. I guess that was the last time I gave this a chance. Three times is enough, and if Funcom did nothing by now, they won't at all.

Too bad. I really had hoped this would be worked on after launch.

The things you are complaining about are the same reasons the player base like it.

We like the ultimate freedom to pick from hundreds of abilities.  If you can't (or won't) understand the synergy/combo system of actives and passives, you won't like combat.  Use the starter decks if you don't want to mess around with each of the abilities.  I happen to think creating my own decks is a lot of fun, especially when I find a chain combo that works really well.  The game itself won't hold your hand with this (the pre-made decks are there, but they aren't that great). Better is to go read some of the deck building guides out there (use Google).  Read the threads in the forums.  Use the Search panel to find combos.  Yeah, the animations could be better, but the combat system doesn't need fixing. 

We like quality over quantity in the quests.  Lots of missions throughout the zones, and new questlines always being added in the DLC issues, some of which are some of he best questlines ever made (Tyler Freeborn).  Lore spread throughout the game, achievements.  Lairs, dungeons (3 difficulties), raid, and now scenarios -- there's plenty of content; are you running over the same areas?  That would be the same situation in any MMO.

Players I think like the feeling that the world is a tad more dangerous and difficult than many MMOs.  I think the Ak'ab areas are the ones where mob density is a real problem/challenge. 

Players like that they have complete control over their look, and that clothes are separate from gear.  Weapons and clothing rewards are plenty visible, and come as rewards for completing missions. 

Somewhat agreed on the amount of difference in the factions, and in general would like to see more faction-specific content.  The factions have different flavor text for the missions, different cut scenes, and there are differences in clothes and some faction-specific missions, but yeah, there could be more stuff added for faction-specific stuff.  One thing on the table was the Black Ops missions for factions, but this may be a ways off.

Sorry the game isn't built the way you would prefer and that it works a bit differently than other MMOs, but overall pretty darn happy with the direction Funcom has taken it.  Now to get Tokyo out the door, dangit!

Best thing to do is check over at the official forums.  Here:

http://forums.thesecretworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=17

Originally posted by DamonVile
Isn't the argument if you don't see it my way you have no social skills a little self defeating ? 

This.

Originally posted by Broomy

But I agree that LFD needs a serious update, break it into speed runs, grinding, etc.  so people that want to be social can join a LFD for "Social outcasts that have no IRL friends and have all day to play" mode.  ;)

So that we are equally extreme and insulting across the board:

  • Social outcasts that have no IRL friends and have all day to play and socialize mode
  • Social outcasts that have no IRL friends who can't stand to talk to anyone except for "gogogogo" in an online game mode
  • Social outcasts that have no IRL friends who only play games to power up and grind more lootz mode
All fixed.

The problem is not really so much the existence or non-existence of a dungeon finder tool, it's really that they just haven't been designed very well.  Why not allow players to pick the type of run they want (speed run, social/casual, loot grind)?  Why not make the finder context-centric, so that only the dungeons in the vicinity are listed?  This gets people out of the lobby and out into the world.  How about the ability to add notes and advertise your guild while you are at it, more like a bulletin board?

There's lots of things that could be done to improve finders without throwing them out altogether and going back to spamming chat.  Hell, they could even be made "immersive."  

And why the heck are people so damn binary about these sorts of things?   

I could see how a character class and race combination might give you a particular head start when it comes to particular abilities/skills.  So that a dwarf fighter might have a little better starting point with hammers and axes for example, since it's a preferred weapon choice for that race.  Other races wouldn't necessarily get that head start in those particular weapons, but nothing would prevent them from learning axes and hammers over time.
Originally posted by jayarte

Good grief, sometimes I just despair.  A thinking "man's" mmorpg?  Really?  And don't give me the old man = everyone bs.  I would invite all men to step into the shoes of a woman for a second and imagine what it would be like to never see things addressed to the whole of humanity using the word "woman".  Maybe ruminate for a second about just why it might be that man is (still being) used to mean all of us humans?  Any links with patriarchy and power, I wonder?

 

Is this really 2013?

Well, that was a hard left turn.  :)  man = mankind, which I know is old fashioned.  But, yeah, person might have been a better word in 2013...

Originally posted by Horusra
Skyrim did not release till a guide book was out for it. Lot of places sold it as a bundle.

Sure and that's fine; perfectly okay to have guides and hint/answer books and websites...  But the game should be playable without them.

Originally posted by udon
Originally posted by SomeHuman
  • I played through about three hours of the TSW trial and was unenthralled.  Mash button, don't die, level, level, collect supplies, select skills, find pieces of paper, mash button,  ugh... (pretty and mature, but boring as hell)
  • I'm looking for a game that requires a bit of strategy (similar to a card combat game) but also has the element of exploration and discovery.  It needs to have some difficulty.  
  • I'm hoping there is something I've over-looked or have forgotten about.  I've been through most of them out there.

 It's a game where you are required to plan out before you attack how best to use the limited number of actions you have in combat.  

To be fair, it's really not necessary to plan out anything in the first zone.  It's not until you get into the more difficult areas in Savage Coast and Blue Mountains where thinking about your build becomes truly necessary.  The folks who don't have patience to get to that point of the game could easily assume that there's nothing more to combat.

Originally posted by Horusra
I am not saying your idea is bad. In this current market flash in the pan is what is being made. Long and difficult might make good niche but do not demand a lot upfront in way of graphics and development. Pacman beat out chess.

Although chess is still around and people have moved on from Pacman.  ;)  It's certainly a design choice, and it would need to be embraced wholeheartedly.  Skyrim actually follows the model I am thinking of, and it's been pretty damn popular -- and not necessarily "long and difficult."  It's the difference between placing signposts and markers all over the place, and simply letting the world and story and puzzles reveal themselves through natural travel and exploration.

Originally posted by Horusra
The problem is does the number that wants the puzzle out number those that want the fastest and best (relative term) to the top. Crossword costs little to make and maintain compaired to an mmo.

That's a development challenge though.   I don't see how making signposts and questgivers all over the place adds longevity to your game.  If you bake it in, it takes longer for players to figure it out and post the walkthroughs.  I'd argue that it will boost value and longevity to bake your scenarios into the world.  And any dev worth his salt would be able to build a system that is easy and inexpensive to maintain and update.

Originally posted by Horusra
In todays world you live in a dream if you think the majority of people will spend 10 minuted ingame searching over 1 googling. Look at eve with guides, programs to plan training, and databases.

And yet everyday, people complete the NYT crossword puzzle without looking up answers on wikipedia.  They like the challenge of figuring it out.  Just because people like to cheat, doesn't mean we should stop making games that challenge people's brains.  Nothing wrong with a guide, and looking stuff up, but that doesn't mean developers should stop giving us interesting puzzles.

Originally posted by Horusra
Why not...because a website walkthrough will be out in a day...so what is the point.

Are you playing a game or a walkthrough site?

54 Pages First « 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 » Last