By KnightsofRound 8 Comments
Well this is awkward. 3 blog posts in less than 2 days after going approximately 2 weeks straight without posting anything at all.
Regardless, I've been incredibly tempted to start playing World of Warcraft again since my initial runthrough of the game kind of got screwed over by my computer deciding to shit the bed. Problem is, I'm not really in a position to be spending money on a monthly subscription to a video game. Which essentially begs the question, why are you even considering wasting your time playing an mmorpg when you don't even have a job? I guess the realization is that I lead a sad life, but then again, no one can deny that video games > life. Moving onwards...
I've been kind of "shopping around" for a free-to-play MMO for a while now, but to be brutally honest they all looked like crap. Basically they looked like inferior versions of World of Warcraft and other popular MMOs currently out there. I actually don't even remember how the HELL I stumbled across this game in the first place, but somehow during my incessant browsing of the interwebz I came across this "Perfect World" game. I'm not really sure why I was so drawn to this game, maybe it was the name? The artwork? I don't know, but it just looked like one of the first free MMOs that didn't look like a complete utter failure, and it also has a lot of LOL value on the absurdity meter.
You see, this game comes from China, and those asian countries really seem to like their MMOs for some reason. Anyways this game has a lot of completely, utterly, retardedly awesome things going for it.
Humans get a mount at level 30: It's a giant flying sword. Yes, you surf around on a giant fucking sword in the sky. You can also opt to fly around in the sky on a giant glowing sword whilst completely naked except for your underwear while simultaneously holding a female player-character in your arms who is also naked, zooming across the game doing this. INTENSE SHIT. No seriously... I'm not joking. I mean like, how often do you see that in a game? Pretty fucking cool. That's something you could put on the back of a game box as a selling point: - FEEL THE BREEZE: FLY AROUND NAKED ON A GIANT FLYING SWORD WITH YOUR VIRTUAL GIRLFRIEND. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AGREES, GOTY.
The "Winged-Elves" which I am currently playing as, can fly from the very beginning of the game. Yeah, they have wings, so the very moment you get in the game you can just slap down the F6 button and start flying all over the fucking place. Pretty cool. It's also neat because you don't have to trudge through billion of enemies just to get anywhere, you can just kind of be like LOL TOO BAD I CAN FLY and be on your merry way. This unfortunately does not last forever though, as I was flying to "BAMBOO VILLAGE" I encountered giant wasps and mini-dragons floating in mid-air above BAMBOO VILLAGE seemingly waiting to tear me a new one.
So yeah... this game is pretty neat, the sad part is that this game is a hell of a lot better than Hellgate: London, A.K.A.: FAIL GAME IS FAIL and I didn't have to pay a cent for it.
Oh yeah, the character customization is fucking INSANE. I mean seriously, the character customization in this game is absurd. You can pretty much customize every specific detail of the character, nose bridge height, eye depth, arm thickness, waste size, head size, I mean seriously there are all these crazy minor details that you can alter to make your character look so fucking retarded it isn't even funny. NO SERIOUSLY. I don't think you will understand unless you actually see it, and I was fortunate enough to come across one of the most absurd looking "elves" I have ever seen in a video game, running amoke amongst everyone elses "normal" looking elves.
Seriously, get a load of this dude, his name was STENCH
(You can't really tell from this screenshot (well unless you look at his portrait) but his head is extremely elongated from front to back like the body of a fish).
I've basically dubbed this guy "magikarp man" since he looks like a human body with a magikarp for a head, it was pretty hilarious to randomly stumble across this guy.
Anyway, don't have much else to say, other than that it has still been your typical MMO so far, go kill a bunch of this, collect a bunch of that, et cetera. It seems to have quite a few interesting things lying in wait after I get a few more levels though (I'm only level 5) so I'll be looking forward to see what else this game has to offer. Hopefully this game stays enjoyable since I don't really have too much else on my plate that I feel like playing right now, and I've been in serious need of a game that I can just waste my life away in. I don't really know the reason why, but I actually WANT a game that will waste my time, something I can just sort of drift-off and lose myself in. It's working so far, so for that I am glad. I will leave you a picture of my awesome FU MANCHU winged-elf dude. I was actually originally going to try and make him look like a wraith (Stargate Atlantis) (hence the hair and the fu manchu), but I wasn't really feeling the shades of green I was getting for the skin, and I kind of just ditched that idea without really even thinking about it. I'll probably try and make a wraith again at some point though, just to see how close I can get to the actual thing.
I think these pictures pretty much speak for themselves really.