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Its... like EvE on the ground.. and no ship. Kinda... but not really sortof.
I admit im not very good at it. My Prowess is low and i havent even tried doing the achievements to raise it. Ive only spent points in like two places trying to take my time and learn HOW to play the game. Ive never killed anyone yet, ive also never been killed yet and of course i leave the safe zone.
I logged in late on release (finally) and after reading ONLY about the mechanics of the game i was super excited it give it a try. Boy was i crushed when even lowering my system down to 1280x720 and all settings low as possible i still could only get 15 fps when other players were near me in a city. Cities might not be a good judge, but with future pvp hopes, i know this absolutely will not cut it. Quite angry b/c i can run Skyrim with 150 mods zero crash or stutter and total beauty, and this game looks crappy and wont run worth a shit. Such a damn shame as well because i could tell the game has incredibly deep systems and a total sandbox feel and element.. So much so infact, it was time to lobby the wife for an upgrade.
...and she let me :P
My computer still isnt nice as most of you probably, but i can run the game really well and i spent only 800 bucks total. Id rather not list the specs b/c tbh i dont want to be critiqued on what i chose with my little budget and i dont want this post to be about my upgrade.
Without further ado; The game is damn good. I dare say its immersive, addictive, dangerous AND fun. It runs stable enough (few fixes and optimization needed) and it actually looks REALLY nice imo, and with an oldschool mmo looking touch, not sure how to describe it. A game like this with these mechanics cant be crysis. I know some might not agree, and maybe its cause i made an upgrade, but i think the game looks great and suits the hardcore feeling and paranoia. The godrays (my favorite) sounds, atmosphere, and graphics are definitely playable and quite often very nice looking.
The mechanics are just plain good. Open PvP, with safezones. Full PvP looting. < This is awesome. I know in the days ahead im going to be pounded on and robbed so bad. But its only a matter of time before im giving and not recieving and i very much look forward to it. It adds suspense, excitement, sneaky solo gameplay aspects, risk to death, keeps economy very much alive. Dont turn away from this game because of the aforementioned mechanic. Compared to the boredom of every single game out today, we should welcome this! This exact mechanic also, imo, will drive the economy and keep crafters well taken care of and needed. (read the last sentence again, i know im not the only one that LOVEs that)
Also, player crafted ships and naval warfare (ive only seen the player made videos). Player homes and cities. Mounts. Killable and craftable mounts!! I like the mounts. I like how they start slow and speed up. I like they can be killed. Im pretty sure they can be stolen as well if you leave them out. Although still solo myself, the need for a clan/guild/friends is very apparent. I cant wait to find a good clan (i hope).
The skill system. Wow. I like this as well. Earn Prowess and spend it on what you like. Similar, imo, to swg. Not exact. Theres no respec, so your choices matter. Mages using polearms? Warriors healing? Primalist with a greatsword? Check. Economics and crafting matters. It appears dedicated crafters will be not only saught after, but well taken care of. As most people are focusing on combat, i bet the crafters are rich and considering getting a 2nd account for myself but im still a bit confused on these mechanics, or if i would need two accounts at all. Some posts say yes, some say doesnt matter because crafting requires no prowess? dunno, still learning myself.
The animations could be better, but will definitely be good enough. The player models could be more varied, but i understand in this type of pvp hitboxes can make quite a difference (TERA). If different races are near each other in similar armor they look quite the same. It seems primalist targeted heals can also heal the enemy, friendly fire is definitely on and care needs to be taken in large combat. The game has mounted combat as well..
Seriously, as a player thats never played darkfall 1, i can only think of 3 concerns and this game will be a jewel and quite possibly snowball into popularity. If pepole will only look at the game it has many things we have been SCREAMING for!
1. Performance. Make it better.
2. Cheaters. I seen the unholybanhammer wall of shame or whatever its called. If there are a lot of cheaters, that will definitely suck. But im content knowing they are seeking them out and shaming them and banning them. If they stay on it, hopefully all will be ok. Not sure if darkfall1 was infested or not, havent played it.
3. The UI. This needs work. Im pretty good at keys. I have a g510 and a razer naga and this UI is like a bucking bronco that just wont quit. I dont know if ill ever get this bitch under control, but im trying.
4. Game additions and content. Keep it coming! I read there is and underground mine that will basically have dungeons and connect all under the whole map like a subterranian experience which will add more awesome sauce. Some type of crime/bounty system would be awesome. Many more but post is long enough.
Final & TLDR;
With the mass of 60.00 full price triple AAA turds ive seen and regrettably purchased over the last few years, some with a monthly payment, some B2P, some ftp with cash shop, some with all three. Bleh. 40 bucks and a sub is fine.
I say buy it and get in now before we are left behind. I say we b/c my prowess is still pathetic b/c it took a day or two to get my new pc together.
If you decide to give the game a try good luck and if you are a darkfall newbie (like me) in the orc lands pm me and we can team because i am a newbie as well, thanks for reading.