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A Cool Little PvP Movie

Hitting the high points of a few new (and old) features within the multiplatform twitch-combat MMORPG Vendetta Online
Disclaimer: The following article is the sole opinion of its author and does not represent in its thoughts or opinions. This is not an official editorial article.


Hello PvP fans,

I stumbled across this video and thought I would share it here, as it hilights some interesting PvP taking place within the world of Vendetta Online.  I've shared videos in the past, but this one is different as it's from another oldskool player's perspective (moldyman) who goes by the in-game nick "Lemon Lime" these days.

The video clearly demonstrates the twitch skills needed to compete in Vendetta Online's combat, and is interesting because it shows a player fighting (and winning) an organized event (last man standing free-for-all) using the mouse.  I've never been that good with the mouse and keyboard, so most of my videos are from the perspective of someone using gamepad.  Some of the camera work may seem a little shaky, but try not to get nauseous and you will see how using the mouse actually grants a pilot a little more visibility during combat.  Indeed, there have been times where I've found it necessary to switch between the mouse and the gamepad during combat, but I always fall back on the pad when it comes to close combat.

To make things clear, the "inverted triangle" reticle represents where Lemon Lime's nose is actually pointed, whereas his viewpoint is directed by movements of the mouse.  I'm still waiting on head-mounted displays to come down in price to the point where the devs consider supporting a setup where one's head movements actually direct the point of view while the ship's attitude and thrusters are controlled by a gamepad.  But, enough about that.  Here's a link to the video, enjoy:

To those of you late to the party, Vendetta Online is a cross-platform MMORPG available on Mac, PC, Linux and Android mobile.  That doesn't mean some watered-down version of the game; no, you get the full experience whether you are on a phone or a PC.  If you are questioning the utility of a twitch-combat game on a small screen device, I've actually managed to make a PK using my Xperia Play.  Another thing I should point out is that you get to play the same character no matter if you are at a laptop or your phone or tablet.  In fact, you can play on one device, switch to another, and pick up right where you left off.  It's that awesome.

Subs range from $6.67 per month to $10 per month, so VO is easy on the wallet for a P2P game (a breed fast becoming uncommon these days it seems).  That subscription price includes access to the game on all platforms.  There is also a free 8 hour trial, to be used at your liesure.  That means you can play 8 hours in one day, or one hour a day for 8 days etc... no credit card information required.

Definitely come check out the game if you haven't already.  I could write pages and pages about all the neat features the game and its community has, but I think I've said enough for one post.



More Vendetta Online Features:

Vendetta Online - The iPad Version Takes Flight Preview added on Wednesday April 17
Vendetta Online - The Universe Goes Mobile Interview added on Friday January 18
Vendetta Online - Points of Interest General Article added on Friday July 24
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