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for a lobby game, this is t'riffic.

itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,787Member Uncommon

a couple of eve folks in my alliance were talking about this when we brought up "free things to do when you dont want to logon to eve".  most eve players seemingly play world oftanks for their breaktime game but i get my treadhead fix playing WH 40k in real life so when someone mentioned dragon nest and it got the "eve snot seal of approval" (yeah, at least i'm the kind of eve snot who admits he's an eve snot) i decided to download it and try it.


the tl;dr version is that it's basically the best Lobby game i've ever played.  (IE a game with multiplayer hubs to join up and instances to fight in, a la DDo for another example)


what do I like about it:


1) I like the quest text.  I am really really impressed that an azn free game actually got translators and writers with good senses of humour to do the quest and story text for the game and it really made me enjoy reading the quests and i felt like the NPC "characters" really came out in their interactions texts they have with the main character.  (and for the record, i'm not the kind who reads all the text on every game, i'm a sporadic quest text reader at best)


2) I like the diablo + hotkeys style of fighting,  the "third person FPS" controls and the animations.  I'm not a 100% anime style person (in fact i'd like the game more if it was "americanime" art styled like the modern batman cartoons) but the art fits the world and the characters fi the world as wellas the fighting animations fitting the characters.


3) I like branching classes (i wish there were more final classes than 8 but i'll guess they will put in more eventually) I liked them in l2 and eq2 (when eq2 had them).


4) for the most part I like the skill tree system.


5) i like the loot customization system.


what don't i like?


1) i don't like the limited visual customization of your character


2) I understand the idea behind the pwr system but i don't like the way it's implemented.


3) i REALLY don't like not being able to bind stuff to my gamers' mouse.


4) i detest gold sellers' spam.


overall to be honest i think i'd actually pay money for this game (i like it as much as GW and i bought all of the GW games).  I dont think it (or any lobby game) could ever be my main game (i am a fan of big explorey worlds) but i think that it's great for what it is and i certainly am spending more time on it than i expected.


thx for reading and constructive comments welcome.....




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  • MadimorgaMadimorga Atlanta, GAPosts: 1,920Member Uncommon

    Don't know for sure if it will work in this game because I'm just now downloading it, but one way I get games to let me use my mouse is to bind mouse keys to unused keyboard keys first, like Insert, Home, and PageUp.  Then I go back into the game settings and a lot of the time when it asks for the key I want, I just hit the mouse key I want, it reads it as PageUp or whatever, and it works.  So try that if you haven't already. 


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  • AnnwynAnnwyn Montreal, QCPosts: 2,797Member Uncommon

    Regarding Classes, new sub-classes (more like specializations but still) will be unlocked when Nexon adds the Lv.50 Patch (which is probably around 6-8 months away from now). A new class (Engineer) will be added around that time. Current level cap is 32. Patch is very recent so we won't be getting a new content update until Late november/December at least, and that will mainly add the Lv.30 Nest along with new sets of Epic armor.


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  • Requiem6Requiem6 Saint-Hubert, QCPosts: 237Member

    The game is good, I just hate the second password crap and the fact that it's from nexon, which are also crap.

    Lack of customization is also boring after a while.

  • robinette08robinette08 elliott, IDPosts: 4Member

    the only + to this game is the questlines are fairly entertaining but other than that the game is a series of dungeons that you can only play with 3 other people and the dungeons suck. 

  • MardukkMardukk Posts: 2,059Member Uncommon

    Not bad for what it is.


    Negatives:  Basic lobby style with very short simple dungeons.  Lobby type games are very difficult for me to like, however this isn't too bad.  As someone who usually likes story, I find myself skipping most of this.  The loot doesn't seem to be completely thought out yet.  Large gaps in lvl requirements for many items.  The Anime and gender requirements are silly.

    Positives:  The combat is solid and the controls are well thought out.  The combat system is the highlight of this game. 

    A very basic console action type game, which provides a nice break, once in a while, from our main MMO's.

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