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Age of Wushu Forum » General Discussion » Sandbox Yeah, But With Great Patience

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  darthbuh

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OP  2/05/13 3:05:00 AM#1

I've never had the opportunity to play this game, and the long-term beta invite starting in February was nice.

I enthusiastically logged in, picked a school, and went with it.  For several hours.

The game strongly favors subscribers; not that anything is wrong with that, but if it were a little more clear going into the game, it would be easier to understand. The variety of skills and tasks is amazing. The translations. . I just stopped reading after a while, it gave me a headache.

Just not the game for me.

Good luck to future Wushu players! Oh, and meditate often!

  wfsaxton

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2/05/13 6:52:00 AM#2

I did the same thing as you.  Logged on a few months ago, played a couple hours, logged off with a headache from the translations.

 

I re-gave it a try 2 days ago and am seriously hooked.  Every time I get frustrated with transations, I alt-tab out and try to learn a bit from the various guides that are available..  It's hard figuring a lot of this stuff out, but it gets more rewarding as I continue to learn more.  I also just joined a clan, so hopefully this will help even more!

  DarkfallFanatic

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2/05/13 11:53:30 AM#3
Originally posted by wfsaxton

I did the same thing as you.  Logged on a few months ago, played a couple hours, logged off with a headache from the translations.

 

I re-gave it a try 2 days ago and am seriously hooked.  Every time I get frustrated with transations, I alt-tab out and try to learn a bit from the various guides that are available..  It's hard figuring a lot of this stuff out, but it gets more rewarding as I continue to learn more.  I also just joined a clan, so hopefully this will help even more!

 

Thats exactly how it was for me and I've heard this a number of times already from different people. 

 

So there I was looking for a new MMO to play so I downloaded a few games and one of them was Age of Wushu. My first run was very basic I created some random "afhggf" char and just wanted to see what is was about. So I ran around in Yanyu and I was like..."this is the game?!" It felt very f2p'y and all and plus the bad translation I quickly shut it down and proceeded to download Path of Exile -- in hopes of it being a good game. 

 

I swear to you 2 days go by and I get bored with PoE. I still have AoW and boot it up. it's like something just sucks you back in. This time I create a serious char and take the story and translations lightly. And I just kept on playing for a good 3 hours until I reached my school. 

 

I think at around that time the game starting opening up tremendously feature wise and my brain started flowing with ideas, and the answer to most ideas in AoW is a resounding YES. 

 

Can I learn the move the guy killed me with even if Im a different school? YES

Are those guys actually practicing martial arts in a group of 10 in synergy? YES

Can I just be a chef and cook food all day? YES

Can I go on patrol? YES

 

etc. 

 

And after that I guess I got addicted doing daily things like hunting boar, kidnapping people, and I have kind of made a name for myself attacking people who have kidnapped others and stealing their bag and turning it in myself. 

 

You see another person may have a completely different goal or hobby and thats where Age of Wushu really shines.

  AresPL

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2/05/13 12:38:42 PM#4
kidnapping people, thats kind of daily quests I like +spying :P
  mistmaker

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Posts: 217

2/05/13 1:42:21 PM#5
i will wait for age of wulin. i dont like playing betas, i get spoiled too much and losing my character at the end of the beta is just killing too much of my precious time.
  park97

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2/05/13 1:47:36 PM#6
Originally posted by mistmaker
i will wait for age of wulin. i dont like playing betas, i get spoiled too much and losing my character at the end of the beta is just killing too much of my precious time.

At least create a toon and log off. so that we all can kidnap you.

  mistmaker

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2/05/13 1:51:08 PM#7
Originally posted by park97
Originally posted by mistmaker
i will wait for age of wulin. i dont like playing betas, i get spoiled too much and losing my character at the end of the beta is just killing too much of my precious time.

At least create a toon and log off. so that we all can kidnap you.

i did! have one on american and russian server. you might have met him or kidnapped him already :-)

  Darth-Batman

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2/05/13 1:54:51 PM#8
Originally posted by park97
Originally posted by mistmaker
i will wait for age of wulin. i dont like playing betas, i get spoiled too much and losing my character at the end of the beta is just killing too much of my precious time.

At least create a toon and log off. so that we all can kidnap you.

They said there wont be a character wipe at release.

  AresPL

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2/06/13 5:05:40 AM#9
probably he is from EU so ping and events time sux for him
  xpiher

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2/07/13 3:44:14 AM#10
How is this game sandbox? 


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  BigHatLogan

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2/08/13 6:28:34 PM#11
Originally posted by xpiher
How is this game sandbox? 

That is a big question and not an easy one as sandbox means different things for different people.  Age of Wushu does not tell you what to do.  You do not move from quest hub to quest hub and doing boring shit like most mmorpgs.  All the gear in game is player crafted and none of it is permanent.  There are a limited number of castles which are controlled and fought over by guilds.  These castles provide income for the guild. 

The game simulates a real living world.  Offline players work at various jobs to make money and often that is a primary source of income for players.  Money is very strictly controlled in the game.  You only get it through going to work, kidnapping, and setting up your own shop to sell crafted goods or gathered mats, or martial arts scripts.

There are schools of martial arts which serve as classes and factions both.  However, anyone can learn any skill provided that they can steal the martial arts manual from the rival school.  Seen that in quite a few kung fu flics, I love it.

Almost every aspect of the game involves PVP.  Instance bosses summon players to try and wreck the instance group.  Guilds can run carts between cities to make cash, and the carts are attackable.  Players can spy on enemy schools where other players are searching out spies.  Players can join events to steal martial arts manuals to learn new skills.  Players can set up their own little shops and hawk their wares.  It feels like a real world rather than the quest hubs you usually see. 

Open pvp everywhere, with a prison system.  Constable players can kill and arrest criminals putting them in a jail.  Jail is boring but there are ways out: gambling with the guards, serving your sentence, or getting your buddies to pull a high stakes prison break (that alerts all constables in the game, better be quick!!!) 

 The combat itself is pretty awesome.  Flying skills let you run up walls, fly through the air for short periods, or burst dash.  It really makes terrain relevant in the combat which other games don't.  Also the block/feint/overt system makes combat an intellectual and fun undertaking, just not when first starting out before players get many skills.

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  Gdemami

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2/09/13 7:54:21 AM#12


Originally posted by xpiher

How is this game sandbox? 

Simple - it isn't.

There is just other than level-through-quests-or-killing-mobs progression which some people confuse for sandbox.

  GrayKodiak

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2/09/13 1:33:29 PM#13
Originally posted by Gdemami

 


Originally posted by xpiher

How is this game sandbox? 

 

Simple - it isn't.

There is just other than level-through-quests-or-killing-mobs progression which some people confuse for sandbox.

Yes but it definately isn't a themepark either. So what is it? The idea that there are only two choices was probably flawed from the start well before this game and the other recent "hybrids" came about.

  Gdemami

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2/09/13 3:45:28 PM#14


Originally posted by GrayKodiak

Yes but it definately isn't a themepark either.


It might not be a "WoW clone" but it is still "themepark". Only thing that has changed is how you progress but it is still same lvl and gear progression as any themepark is build on.

That is nothing negative, it is just one of the way how to make a game.

  bcbully

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2/09/13 5:25:20 PM#15
Originally posted by Gdemami

 


Originally posted by GrayKodiak

 

Yes but it definately isn't a themepark either.


 

It might not be a "WoW clone" but it is still "themepark". Only thing that has changed is how you progress but it is still same lvl and gear progression as any themepark is build on.

That is nothing negative, it is just one of the way how to make a game.

Ok I see you like EVE, no need to lie about AoW though. I think you have played the game. Why are you lying though. I mean going under the assumption that you've played, the only way you could say this is if you are intentionally trying to mislead. AoW is not a threat to EVE (even though Goon Squad is in AoW in mass), AoW is people, EVE is space ships.

  GrayKodiak

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2/09/13 7:15:56 PM#16
Originally posted by Gdemami

 


Originally posted by GrayKodiak

 

Yes but it definately isn't a themepark either.


 

It might not be a "WoW clone" but it is still "themepark". Only thing that has changed is how you progress but it is still same lvl and gear progression as any themepark is build on.

That is nothing negative, it is just one of the way how to make a game.

So anything with skills that level up is now a themepark? Eve is now a themepark?

  Gdemami

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2/09/13 7:22:22 PM#17


Originally posted by GrayKodiak

So anything with skills that level up is now a themepark? Eve is now a themepark?

2 different things. There is no progression in EVE.

  FromHell

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2/09/13 7:32:52 PM#18

Is there no western company which manages to deliver a decent new sandbox MMO?

 

gonna wait for EQ Next and World of Darkness I guess

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  SuperNick

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2/09/13 7:34:11 PM#19

Is it me or do most people have their OWN version of 'a sandbox MMO'? People considered SWG sandbox, I can't say I did.

"Being able to do what you want" is so generic it's not even funny.

I can do what I want in any MMO, I just won't always succeed at it. If I wanna level naked in WoW I can, is it now a sandbox?

  GrayKodiak

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2/09/13 9:48:17 PM#20
Originally posted by Gdemami

 


Originally posted by GrayKodiak

So anything with skills that level up is now a themepark? Eve is now a themepark?

 

2 different things. There is no progression in EVE.

As a long time eve player, and still a fan, I call B.S. of the first degree on that one.

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