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ArcheAge Forum » General Discussion » ArcheAge: Russian Open Beta First Look

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  imagina

Novice Member

Joined: 8/06/10
Posts: 108

2/27/14 4:24:27 AM#21

 

The server queue was 2 to 3 hours long but i was happyly surprised that i could leave my computer to do something else and when i came back a few hours later my waiting time was over and it kept me connected, so i could create my character and get to play three to four hours.

 

It was a bit laggy at times but it's what you should expect from connecting to a russian server from a far western europe country, i did really, enjoy my time, it remembered me good vibes / feelings from my first beta in lineage 2, this game has nice graphics and it plays well, i didn't felt the "urge" to go here or there and do everything quest npc  asked me to do, i begun to explore the map, look at the beautyfull landscape, and this game has wonderfull foliage / herbs / trees / bushes / hills and mountains, impressed and amazed by the first time i've been using a glider, yada yada, so far, so good, i can't really judge the combat, animations are pretty nice and it feel reactive, but i can't say so much, as it was clearly laggy and command input were giving some latency problems / millisecs of reactions or even an entire second sometimes, so it would be unfair from me to judge the combat right now as i couldn't see it in full reactivity / without latency making so i hit a skill and i don't have a direct "interaction"... But it seemed more than okay.

It felt free enough, i mean, the world seems to be completely open from what i've seen, i "suffered" no loading screens, and i thought that if i was going to the end of the road section between two different maps i would have a loading screen or something of the like at some point, but it was really like Lineage 2, looks like the world is in one huge "piece" and you can travel from everywhere at foot or by boat or using many means of transportation in the game (loving the motorized "carts" between little towns / camps etc, i hope there are some boats you can take too ) I almost regret that there is a few "portals" / tp gates in the game.

I was having fun, and i got nostalgic at some graphic elements, some of the armors reminding me the first ones i could get in L2.

Then it striked me like a needle in my brain, when all of a sudden i wanted to gather ressources... I... can't describe how disappointed i was by seeing the awfull face of the "work" point system, as i had a very little amount to begin with (45 / 50 if i remember correctly) allowing you to mine only 9 or 10 iron deposits (each of them cost you up to 5 or 6 points to mine one time...)

I love to craft in games... And after hitting that "wall", i started to get informations here and there, on the internet, then it felt like a huuuuge paywall system breaking not only my immersion but the impression of the game overall, i was filled with the universe of the game from the starting area it was also allowing you to go or do whatever you want until that come out and fuck everything up.

I'm disappointed by this very restrictive system, but i guess i'll wait for more informations about the international / european servers and system before deciding if it's worth it, or try it a month or two when it releases here... As for now it doesn't impeach me to continue playing but it surely got a stab in my overall impression of the game and i was enjoying it at a very low / discovering pace, it's just felt like "why the fuck does you have to show your ugly face now as i was enjoying what i see and what i play, fuck !" 

I like this game, but i read that even when you pay, you have a maximum of 5000 work points and you get like, 5 work point every 10 or 20 minutes, i don't remember correctly, but i won't pay a premium service for "still" being limited in how i want to play if i only want to gather ressources and sell them or craft, i hardly feel like i'm "free" of doing whatever i want even by subscribing to the game, you still have these "expended" restrictions...

Why ?

  An4thor

Elite Member

Joined: 4/21/11
Posts: 433

2/27/14 4:28:58 AM#22
Originally posted by imagina

I like this game, but i read that even when you pay, you have a maximum of 5000 work points and you get like, 5 work point every 10 or 20 minutes, i don't remember correctly, but i won't pay a premium service for "still" being limited in how i want to play if i only want to gather ressources and sell them or craft, i hardly feel like i'm "free" of doing whatever i want even by subscribing to the game, you still have these "expended" restrictions...

Why ?

It's 5 points every minute and it keeps adding them even if offline. Not sure what you mean by restrictions, they are A LOT of points.

  inemosz

Novice Member

Joined: 3/13/12
Posts: 382

2/27/14 4:33:09 AM#23
Originally posted by imagina

 I like this game, but i read that even when you pay, you have a maximum of 5000 work points and you get like, 5 work point every 10 or 20 minutes, i don't remember correctly, but i won't pay a premium service for "still" being limited in how i want to play if i only want to gather ressources and sell them or craft, i hardly feel like i'm "free" of doing whatever i want even by subscribing to the game, you still have these "expended" restrictions...

Why ?

It's more like a cap, to hinder your progression. Like phylosophy token cap from FFXIV, etc. It's also common in most P2P mmorpg, so contents won't be dried up quickly.

  User Deleted
2/27/14 5:41:43 AM#24
Originally posted by Killing91
Originally posted by imagina

I like this game, but i read that even when you pay, you have a maximum of 5000 work points and you get like, 5 work point every 10 or 20 minutes, i don't remember correctly, but i won't pay a premium service for "still" being limited in how i want to play if i only want to gather ressources and sell them or craft, i hardly feel like i'm "free" of doing whatever i want even by subscribing to the game, you still have these "expended" restrictions...

Why ?

It's 5 points every minute and it keeps adding them even if offline. Not sure what you mean by restrictions, they are A LOT of points.

5 points is enough only to mine 1 mining node.

This whole Labour Point system is a Subscription trap. I read somewhere that to reach a max level in 1 craft you will need to spend all of your Labour Points for 3 month just on this craft.

I believe they call it Korean-Grind.

  maccarthur2004

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/02/12
Posts: 488

2/27/14 10:10:38 AM#25

I think Labor Points originally was meant to be a simulator of work capacity (the fatigue of the worker), because it's unrealistic a single character can work all the time doing millions of things in a single day. Labor Points was also a way to make the "landless" characters have job oportunities, because since the farm owners cant work alone, they would need to recruit other people to do the work (buying LP in tthe auction).

However, the big amount of LP provided by premium subscription will allow the character to solo everything related to work, what damages this player interdependence. And without speak of the absurd P2W that it represents.

 

 

 

"What we are aiming in ArcheAge is to let the players feel the true fun of MMORPG by forming a community like real life by interacting with other players, whether it be conflict or cooperation." (Jake Song)

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