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seeing as this game is basicly haven and hearth 2.0 (same coding just 3d graphics)
i figured i would try out their first game HnH.. to see what salem will be similar to (i know its not the same but both are using the same gameplay setup. crafting/pvp/perma-death ect)
WELL after playing HnH for about 1 week i no longer have any hype towards trying salem. if it does infact go down the same road as HnH it will never get beyond the small player base that HnH has.
in my week of playing HnH i have been randomly killed for lulz. as well as looted. iv had a relocated little settlement i and 2 friends spent 3 days building 50% claimed by some random douchebag (before people pip in about land claim.. he spent about 10-20k LP to claim my village area as well as a good chunk of the other side of the river several map blocks away..)
i forsee similar asshats in salem doing the same stuff. and frankly i dont see how anyone can call it fun unless you are the one doing the "trolling"
the are no rules in HnH just like there will be no rules in salem. of the 1000 people the devs claim they have had... i cant help but wonder if that 1000 is just a few 100 people with all their scripted bot alts... (yes people publicly post game scripts for everything from farming to logging as well as possibly mining)
soo pretty much if you dont play 24/7 from day 1 of launch dont bother playing salem, as that is the same vibe i get from HnH if you are a "noob" you shouldnt play the game. it seems to take elitistism to another dimention or some thing.
all in all, i am no longer interested in salem as i used to be. i can take asshattery, i can take being randomly killed for lulz but after playing hnh and seeing it used as actual intended game play.. i wash my hands of it.... there is no enjoyment from that unless you are the person doing it.
while i do hope salem launches well, i cant see it being extremely popular unless you are a machocist or enjoy making alt after alt and running scripts 24/7 instead of playing the game.
~im sure people will QQ about this thread but i dont care at this point. just 1 less person playing salem, wont bother suggesting it to friends anymore either.~