So I started my three week free trial. And then my computer completely broke and it took me the better part of two weeks to order up the parts and build a new one, so currently with a whopping 8 days left, I'm still going to apply and (hopefully) will get enough of a grasp of the game in under a week to know if I want to spend any money on it or not. Applied to the Corporation as Shinjo Evotori.
This game any good? People have been pretty negative about it.
It's not particularly offensive. It's nothing over the top ground breaking or anything, and it's more of a Diablo style of game than, say, a WoW style of game. The Forge is a neat idea though (it's a design tool for the game that allows players to make content for others to experience) that could keep the game going. It is also technically in beta (just open beta) which I think people should remember when they check the game out. For all intents being a free to play MMO in open beta may as well mean the game is released, but, it still comes with hiccups as a result of being a beta (there's been a lot of server down time so far.) If nothing else it's free so I think it's worth it for people to check it out if they find themselves at all interested.
Well, my Guardian is level.. 11, I think. I'll probably try to log some more hours on her tonight (I really want to get to level 15 anyway so I can check out The Forge!) and maybe help be one of the five for guild creation if need be. I forget her name at the moment though otherwise I'd post it, but, I know my sign is @fateofnever
@takayamasama: I haven't had any queues since day two (though I didn't play it much day two, I did log in three or four separate times.) Not sure what prime hours look like though, but, I can't imagine they'll be as bad as they were on the first day (if there are any at all.)
Also I'd be down for a guild, I think. Has one been created yet? Or are we still waiting on deciding a name and/or getting enough people together to set it up? I'm fine with whatever name people want to go with, I'm pretty easy, though honoring the Chat Dragon or Dave in some way seems like probably the most fitting thing to go with in my opinion. Even though Dave would probably rather dislike this game from a D&D stand point.
After spending several hours with the game now, my most important thought is -
This is a Diablo style game, not a normal WoW/inserttraditionalmmorpg style game, and people should know that. Once I realized that, a lot of the quirks I thought the game had that were rubbing me the wrong way suddenly stopped bothering me almost entirely. It also made me realized this game should have been in the Dark Alliance franchise and not the Neverwinter franchise, but whatever.
I am starting to wonder though just how much the character stats actually matter in this game. In DDO stats actually matter the way they do in normal old D&D. In this game, your gear seems to boost other stats so much that it makes me wonder if you could have a control wizard with 13 int and not have it affect much of anything at all. Not that I find that to be a real bad thing if they aren't very important, it just makes me curious.