Final Alpha - TheHiveLeader - Legends of Aria Videos - MMORPG.com

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edited October 11 in Videos Discussion

imageFinal Alpha - TheHiveLeader - Legends of Aria Videos - MMORPG.com

Legends of Aria, formerly Shards Online, has launched its final alpha, and TheHiveLeader wants you to know about it. Did you like Ultima Online and other old-school MMOs? Then this might be the game for you!

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  • TaishiFoxTaishiFox NottinghamMember UncommonPosts: 858
    That video isn't very reassuring...

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  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLMember RarePosts: 1,433
    TaishiFox said:
    That video isn't very reassuring...
    The game isn't very reassuring in general.  It looks like a only slightly newer Runescape, not just in terms of visuals but concepts.

    Plus they plan on introducing fragmentation of what will already be a tiny player-base.  It's a non-starter.
    ManWithNoTan
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,883
    HUh, I guess I was the only one who thought it was intriguing.

    Well, I'm going to try it! As soon as I finish downloading Shadows of Mordor ... Whenever that is ...
    Torvaljason523d_20djnj2000ManWithNoTan



  • ysn888ysn888 istanbulMember UncommonPosts: 47
    Waiting for this for a long time . Fingers crossed . PLZ be the spiritual successor of UO !
    TsiyaThupliManWithNoTan
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus LondonMember RarePosts: 1,114
    Sovrath said:
    HUh, I guess I was the only one who thought it was intriguing.

    Well, I'm going to try it! As soon as I finish downloading Shadows of Mordor ... Whenever that is ...
    I'm in the same boat. Well, if you have a boat that is. 
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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAMember LegendaryPosts: 22,883



    Sovrath said:

    HUh, I guess I was the only one who thought it was intriguing.



    Well, I'm going to try it! As soon as I finish downloading Shadows of Mordor ... Whenever that is ...


    I'm in the same boat. Well, if you have a boat that is. 



    I have a T pass ...



  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONMember EpicPosts: 5,744



    TaishiFox said:

    That video isn't very reassuring...


    The game isn't very reassuring in general.  It looks like a only slightly newer Runescape, not just in terms of visuals but concepts.

    Plus they plan on introducing fragmentation of what will already be a tiny player-base.  It's a non-starter.



    My guess is that you didn't back this. Otherwise you'd understand that's precisely what the intent is.
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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus LondonMember RarePosts: 1,114
    Sovrath said:



    Sovrath said:

    HUh, I guess I was the only one who thought it was intriguing.



    Well, I'm going to try it! As soon as I finish downloading Shadows of Mordor ... Whenever that is ...


    I'm in the same boat. Well, if you have a boat that is. 



    I have a T pass ...
    You can't use it for 2 passengers. :(
    Sovrath
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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,694
    Shards Online/Legends of Aria has a few ex UO devs working on it - hence the similarity.

    I am finding the closed alpha quite fun. This is shaping up to be a really good game for me.
    Sovrathysn888jason523xyzercrimeConstantineMerusThuplid_20Relampagodjnj2000ManWithNoTan
  • SanelessSaneless Member UncommonPosts: 42
    Ill give it a shot for sure!
    d_20djnj2000
  • KajidourdenKajidourden Panama City, FLMember RarePosts: 1,433
    CrazKanuk said:



    TaishiFox said:

    That video isn't very reassuring...


    The game isn't very reassuring in general.  It looks like a only slightly newer Runescape, not just in terms of visuals but concepts.

    Plus they plan on introducing fragmentation of what will already be a tiny player-base.  It's a non-starter.



    My guess is that you didn't back this. Otherwise you'd understand that's precisely what the intent is.

    They will either abandon the idea or it will go up in flames.  Can't have a small player count in a niche game with 9 degrees of separation on top of the natural separations like skill/power levels etc. 

    ManWithNoTan
  • NoxiousBassNoxiousBass Ponta DelgadaMember UncommonPosts: 196
    Humm... an old school sandbox mmo looks interesting. I wonder, how does it compare to Albion Online? Non instanced player housing does appeal to me.
    djnj2000
  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,969
    Its a very long way from UO at this point IMO ........... But its still very early ..
    Tsiya
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 14,443
    Sovrath said:
    HUh, I guess I was the only one who thought it was intriguing.

    Well, I'm going to try it! As soon as I finish downloading Shadows of Mordor ... Whenever that is ...

    I'm interested too. There are things I've heard I don't like but systems keep evolving. At some later point I'm sure I'll check it out though. If it is fully open pvp I would want to play on a private server with friends and acquaintances though and there is a bit of monitoring and moderation.
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  • Mighty_PlatypusMighty_Platypus FF, CAMember UncommonPosts: 99

    DMKano said:

    Shards Online/Legends of Aria has a few ex UO devs working on it - hence the similarity.



    I am finding the closed alpha quite fun. This is shaping up to be a really good game for me.



    Can you elaborate on what you mean when you say a good game for you? I know most MMOs are extremely time consuming, but being an adult and acting like an adult prevent me from having as much time for games. Wait... is it because of the whole GOD thing? I know I didn't see corgis in the game.
  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSMember UncommonPosts: 1,220
    edited October 12
    I like the look of the game, but I don't know if I'd be able to even get into a sandbox at this point. Let alone one with full loot pvp. At the same time, this could be what I've been missing in my life, so I should try it eventually...

    Been such a long time since I played a skill-based progression game, also. Looks kinda refreshing watching it in action here. Aside from all the spell fizzling and stuff, which isn't really that big a deal 'cause you know you can skill up and get better at it.

    Hmm.. I'll keep checking it out and seeing how it progresses then, and wait for some reviews when fully launched.
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  • FinvegaFinvega Member UncommonPosts: 57
    edited October 12
    Been playing for a couple of weeks now... quite a challenge in a good way. It has an amazing skill and item based system that allows for many many varieties of play style... And very little is easy. Still rough in places, but for the most part an enjoyable experience.

    Except.,.. the chat channel is dead. I mean dead as can be. None talks in chat... it's freaky.
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  • Vorch21Vorch21 MoscowMember UncommonPosts: 21
    edited October 12
    "that allows for many many varieties of play style" -Dodge was removed(block was't) ((-thats realy bad for certain playstyles)....
    +weapon assortiment is pretty "prosaic"
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  • ThupliThupli Member UncommonPosts: 955
    Totally forgot about this. I thought it was a cheap Korean game with the name, wouldn't have remembered it was on my watch list if you guys didn't throw Shards in the description...
  • d_20d_20 SeoulMember RarePosts: 1,577
    I'd tap that.

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  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKMember LegendaryPosts: 16,694




    DMKano said:


    Shards Online/Legends of Aria has a few ex UO devs working on it - hence the similarity.





    I am finding the closed alpha quite fun. This is shaping up to be a really good game for me.






    Can you elaborate on what you mean when you say a good game for you? I know most MMOs are extremely time consuming, but being an adult and acting like an adult prevent me from having as much time for games. Wait... is it because of the whole GOD thing? I know I didn't see corgis in the game.



    No - I like the systems in game, I like how it's all put together to support the overall gameplay.

    The map layout is done really well - about 60%-70% is safe from PvP - attacks on players will get super powerful guards to teleport in and dispatch the attacker.

    Moving on to farther out - 20% of the map has guard towers areas that provide safe spots.

    The last 10% of the far outskirts of the map is fully open PvP.
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