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are characters in MO locked in first person?

er99er99 LA, CAPosts: 101Member

i vaguely remember trying an MMO a while back i think might be MO and didn't like it because my character was locked in first person view. it seems iv'e used my trial up some time ago but cant remember.

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  • er99er99 LA, CAPosts: 101Member

    never mind...should have just googled it first. realized it is and was...

  • ToferioToferio RandomPosts: 1,404Member Uncommon

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

  • psykobillypsykobilly NYC, NYPosts: 338Member
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

    Forcing first person is one of the great things about MO.  In Darkfall you can peek around corners, over hills, etc. removing any hope of true stealth.

    Now on the other hand, Mortal has ghost scouting which allows players to scout other players in ghost mode with absolutely no risk.

    Overall, Darkfall is better than MO because even though you can take advantage of the 3rd person camera view, there is always risk involved.  Mortal's no-risk approach to scouting is absolutely game breaking.  Mortal would have the upper hand if it got rid of ghost scouting.

     

     

  • deathshrouddeathshroud londonPosts: 1,366Member
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

    not exactly true, in darkfall you melee in 3rd and magery/archery in first. so you are forced to use first person for some things. In darkfall you have no real control over which camera angle to choose, the game decides for you based on what you are doing.

    there are 2 types of mmo, imitators and innovaters.

  • SaintPhilipSaintPhilip Bree, MIPosts: 713Member

    I agree- The forced perspective (First Person) is great...Unfortunatly the rest of the game fails (so far).

     

    Waiting patiently on the Xpac so I  can see how much (and IF) things have changed.

  • psykobillypsykobilly NYC, NYPosts: 338Member
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

    not exactly true, in darkfall you melee in 3rd and magery/archery in first. so you are forced to use first person for some things. In darkfall you have no real control over which camera angle to choose, the game decides for you based on what you are doing.

    What are you talking about?  You can choose to be in melee mode any time you want, and switch between melee/magic/archery instantaneously. 

    The game does not decide, the player decides.  

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member
    Originally posted by psykobilly
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

    not exactly true, in darkfall you melee in 3rd and magery/archery in first. so you are forced to use first person for some things. In darkfall you have no real control over which camera angle to choose, the game decides for you based on what you are doing.

    What are you talking about?  You can choose to be in melee mode any time you want, and switch between melee/magic/archery instantaneously. 

    The game does not decide, the player decides.  

    ~but you can't be in 3rd-person (melee mode) when attempting to speak to NPCs or use the bank or checking for loot.

    Last I played, at least, you were forced to go back and forth if you preferred to stay in 3rd primarily. Plus it meant your weapon was always out, and if other players weren't sure you were just brandishing a sword to see in 3rd-person, they would assume you wanted a fight.

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  • username509username509 beverly hills, CAPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by psykobilly
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

     

    Now on the other hand, Mortal has ghost scouting which allows players to scout other players in ghost mode with absolutely no risk.

     

     

     

    In ghost mode you have extremely blurry vision.  It's hard to see 30 feet in front of you.  Ghost scouting is not a big deal.  In fact I would say it's far better just to scout with a naked player on a horse.  

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  • SaintPhilipSaintPhilip Bree, MIPosts: 713Member
    Originally posted by username509
    Originally posted by psykobilly
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

     

    Now on the other hand, Mortal has ghost scouting which allows players to scout other players in ghost mode with absolutely no risk.

     

     

     

    In ghost mode you have extremely blurry vision.  It's hard to see 30 feet in front of you.  Ghost scouting is not a big deal.  In fact I would say it's far better just to scout with a naked player on a horse.  

    I would agree but didnt there used to be a hackfor ghost scouting? Or just a rumor?

  • FastSlothFastSloth ParisPosts: 132Member
    Originally posted by SaintPhilip
    Originally posted by username509
    Originally posted by psykobilly
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

     

    Now on the other hand, Mortal has ghost scouting which allows players to scout other players in ghost mode with absolutely no risk.

     

     

     

    In ghost mode you have extremely blurry vision.  It's hard to see 30 feet in front of you.  Ghost scouting is not a big deal.  In fact I would say it's far better just to scout with a naked player on a horse.  

    I would agree but didnt there used to be a hackfor ghost scouting? Or just a rumor?

    Probably. There's also a hack that puts your camera far in front of your character so you can look through bushes, trees, houses etc. The video was on youtube. Not sure if it's still there.

  • deathshrouddeathshroud londonPosts: 1,366Member
    Originally posted by psykobilly
    Originally posted by deathshroud
    Originally posted by Toferio

    Darkfall online allows you to switch to Third person if I am not mistaking, and is somewhat similar to MO.

    not exactly true, in darkfall you melee in 3rd and magery/archery in first. so you are forced to use first person for some things. In darkfall you have no real control over which camera angle to choose, the game decides for you based on what you are doing.

    What are you talking about?  You can choose to be in melee mode any time you want, and switch between melee/magic/archery instantaneously. 

    The game does not decide, the player decides.  

    what im talking about is exactly what i said in my post, you cant choose to melee in 1st or archery in 3rd. The game chooses your camera angle based on what action you are performing. If your firing a bow your in 1st and if your swinging a sword your in 3rd. The player chooses the action he is performing and not the perspective he wants to perform that action in.

     

    So telling someone who dislikes 1st person to play darkfall because he can play it in 3rd is completely wrong. You cant play the game soley in 3rd person unless you ignore both archery and magery which are 2 crucial aspects of the game.

    there are 2 types of mmo, imitators and innovaters.

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