Never saw some much attention on this website for another Asian mmo. AoW had some headliners, but they are really pushing this game called Swordsman I see.
Great video again, HL.
And since I loathe this new auto-pathing trend, loved the line "Not playing games is fun!" :) now with a mount which makes you auto-pathing slightly faster.
Also, just sent over the bamboo-chopping part to a buddy who thinks MoP was good. Up yours, pandas! :)
Asian themed MMOs that are published by Perfect World SHOULD be banned in all countries except the Asian ones that actual love this garbage.
I mean come on. If the quests are that damn useless where there is an autopath to them....why even bother? $100 once you hit a certain level it's off to grind thousands of the same mob for weeks on end with a completely inflated cash shop littered with xp pots and item upgrades.
The game does give a bad first impression. Lots of games do. If you want to try the game do yourself a favor and play til 40
Its a PW game...that's enough reason to stay away, let alone seeing the review of how the game plays. Waste of time.
lol, have you seen in the video itself, you dont have a full slot bag.. im sure you gotta pay $$$ just to have a full inventory.... lmao.... Ive used to play battle of immortal.. another of their title... its pay to win.... will not give pwi my $$$..
Rather use that $$ for a quality pay to play game...
Good review - nice to see honest criticism on MMORPG. I think that's two games now.
Well as said before by the mmorpg guys here, they have no control over site adverts, so it's purely down to how much PWE wants to spend on advertising.
As for the review, I'd suggest the only pushing is in the backwards direction.
The review didn't get into the pvp side of things, which when playing the closed beta, turned out to be an open gank fest. Red marked players seemed to be more or less everywhere, with little consequence.
Leveling takes you into the open pvp zone, to be met by teams of guild players killing you before your so zone transfer animation had ended.
It wouldn't have made any difference whether you could see them or not, as it appeared to be two large guild groups just waiting for newer players to enter the zone.
I literally could not get one quest done on entering the zone. Heck I couldn't even get past the loading screen alive.
But this was just the final straw after all the other flaws highlighted in the above review.
Plus the limiting keybind options, which wouldn't accept any of the numpad keys, any extra buttons on my gaming mouse and keyboard - and not even the middle mouse button - this something I have never experienced in an mmo over the past many years.
I don't know if they have improved the action UI, which was feted as being suitable for players familiar with Neverwinter - it so definitely wasn't. Or if the keybinding has been improved.
After playing this pretty awful offering for a few days I'd say it needs significant change in a lot of areas - something unlikely to happen.
Great review. HiveLeader is one of MMORPGs best.
The asians are learning and maybe in a generation or two (after swordsman and Archeage), they will be making some of the best MMO's around. Just not yet !!
They got the graphics, they build the citys, now they just need to make the contents interesting as well. I guess .. thats like the western developers as well...
I think it's a fun little game. Not extraordinary,..but good for quick jaunts. Auto-pathing is a bit ridiculous but...i just don't t use it. Yes, its amazing I know..it's in there..but I somehow stumbled on the brilliant idea of choosing not to use a feature. The only problem I have with most and definitely all PWE games is the the pricing. I understand the monetization and need for the cash shop in a "free to play"....but does it have to be so f@cking expensive. I choose not to use that "feature" most times as well.
I like the guild system and setup for Swordsman as well. I would explain in detail but honestly..it's free . People should always decide for themselves on these matters. Especially since it's free and downloads pretty quickly.
It's Age of Wushu lite..which is not a bad thing imo . I play both by the way. Off and on.
Don't know about this game cap level, but is very common in Perfect World cap level of over 100, and the Entry Level treatment being as long as lvl 30-40.
BTW between lvl 20-30 you'll get the triple jump and be able to do the town style jumping done with the acrobatics at early levels.
Also Perfect World games are usually better in the PvP department than most american games: territory, guild vs guild, arenas (have events on them), fortress, world pvp, duels. You name it.
But not NWN pvp, which is currently dominated by a couple of classes and has been for a long time.
They made an attempt to change this in the upcoming module 4, but have reversed many of the class changes, bowing down to the mass pvp whining on the forum.
NWN pvp is ruled by gear stats over skill, including critical enchants, which of course takes you straight in to the wallet busting price structure.
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