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OP 1/14/11 1:28:00 PM#1
If you played Perfect World Intl's self-titled game, "Perfect World," Battle of the Immortals will provide little, if any, new surprises.
There is little change in the classes available in BoI and no change in the game mechanics when it comes to attributes. If you want to hit the monster you still need Dexterity, which means the Slayer class is your best bet. Since you solo 90% of the game, you may wish to look into the Heretic (healer) class. Either way, with only 5 classes to choose from (3 melee, 1 caster, 1 healer) the replay value of making a new character is almost non-existent.
A good game starts with the basics; good graphics, smooth gameplay, player friendly, engaging storyline. In these categories, Battle of the Immortals comes up short. The games graphics are outdated though not horrible. The player interface is clunky and hard to navigate at times when trying to do things in game. The storyline is an afterthought to the unending xp grind just to keep up with the scenario level requirements. As for being smooth, this is an utter failure on PWI's part. The game 'hiccups' constantly. You'll be moving along and HICCUP - your character stops, the game freezes - then, off you go. This is bad enough when moving, but, when it happens during combat it is unforgivable. Some of the games monsters auto-aggro on your character when it gets too close and tend to clump together. So, you stand to the side and draw the monsters one by one out to you then HICCUP - the character for no apparent reason runs right into the middle of the mob. Congratulations, you now have 5 or 8 monsters to fight!
It is apparent that PWI rushed the game out and did little actual quality control on it as messages that flash up are misspelled at times or they show up with gobbly-gook indicating coding errors. So it's no surprise that the software or hardware causes the game to hiccup.
In fact, what we see expanded in BoI over Perfect World is the amount of pets, mounts, and gear you can buy, upgrade, and fortify. Unless you want to grind forever, this takes buying 'zen', the in-game currency. This is the business model for MMO's, so no complaint there, if you want nice stuff you're going to pay for it. However, PWI goes overboard in BoI to the point you might say they are scamming the players out of cash. How you ask? It's a matter of failure rates.
Let's say you want to get a nice zodiac pet. You buy the zen with cash then use the zen to get the stuff you need from the in-game market. Then, you TRY to get the pet. I say try because the chance of actually getting the pet seems to be very very slim. So, you spend $20 USD to get 2000 zen. The materials cost 750 zen for 10 tries at the pet. And, for all that, you get around a 5 to 10 percent chance you actually get the pet. Chances are you just flushed $7.50 out of that $20 down the drain. When you add in the fortification failures in trying to upgrade your armor, weapon, pets, mounts, etc, it isn't hard to see why some players claim PWI is just scamming them out of all the cash they can before the player gets fed up. Of course, this is all optional and many will be quick to point that out. While true, it doesn't make the company look any better for the practice.
Does PWI listen to the customer? We'll see. They have kept the same character generated vending stall capability in BoI that annoyed so many in Perfect World. In fact, they have a poll on their website asking if they should do away with it. 78% said yes. No word at the moment on IF they will listen or not.
So, why play the game? Frankly, the pure lack of MMO's that are even up to this standard that are f2p with an in-game item shop. Just go into it knowing that if you wish to have the bells and whistles your pocket book is going to take a major major hit.
Go forth and KILL!!!!
6/17/11 8:02:01 AM#2
Well I guess every one really don't get it I guess PWI does not care what the players say that actualy play the game they only care about those that have money to burn and can blow big money in their games. So they gear the game to their advantages and screw the others that cannot pay for their over priced iteams and also not to notice the OVER priced prices with in the game itself makes this game very hard to play for those that are leasure plays and have a life out side the game.