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This game looks so cool, I have a couple questions.

Abuz0rAbuz0r Lexington, KYPosts: 354Member Uncommon

Is this a theme park?

It doesn't appear to be one, but I need someone in the CBT to tell me for sure.

 

Is this a game on rails?

If I don't like my character after about 24 gameplay hours and I want to do something else, do I have to repeat exactly the same thing on my new char, or is there completely separate starting areas and alternatives?

 

Are there crafting and weapons/armor, and is it difficult?

Is leveling professions something that is easymode, or is it challenging and impactful on gameplay?

 

Is there any sort of economy on this game?

 

 

Thanks!

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  • mcrippinsmcrippins Dallas, TXPosts: 1,071Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Abuz0r

    Is this a theme park? I would say it's a mix. Definitely not a wow clone.

    It doesn't appear to be one, but I need someone in the CBT to tell me for sure.  - I put in a decent amount of hours in the CBT and I really enjoyed the game. However, I still don't know so much about the game.

     

    Is this a game on rails? Definitely NOT on rails. However the funny thing is there is a feature which will walk your character to a quest destination, or other areas on the map. It's totally optional and useful since some places are really far to travel.

    If I don't like my character after about 24 gameplay hours and I want to do something else, do I have to repeat exactly the same thing on my new char, or is there completely separate starting areas and alternatives? You choose what your character does. There are many paths to go down.

     

    Are there crafting and weapons/armor, and is it difficult? Crafting is interesting. Definiteiy a unique system, but you really have to see it for yourself.

    Is leveling professions something that is easymode, or is it challenging and impactful on gameplay? I think it will be impactful, but I don't know much about late game yet.

     

    Is there any sort of economy on this game? Yup.

     

     

    Thanks! -Welcome

     

  • drtack1drtack1 jacksonville, FLPosts: 253Member

    I was in the CBT1 and no this is not a themepark. It is a pretty awesome game!

    There is crafting, and resource gathering, and other stuff. There is more then 1 starter area. Depends on what storyline you choose for you character. When starting the game you go through a "tutorial" and then eventually pick which school you wat to be a student at. I beleive there are 6 schools (Shaolin Monks FTW). The school are in a constant struggle for power! You can steal books from the other school at a certain time of day and actually learn some of the other school skillsthat way. You can spy on the other school..........lots to do!

    I played as a Shaolin Monk and I played the wiqi (musical insturment) lol. I was a farmer, hunter, fisher, and cook! I chose cook out of all the scrafting because when you begin to starve you hp will drop and you will run around with 30% less hp then you would if you had a full belly lol. I didnt get a chance to check out the weapon smithing or tailoring and stuff yet. The game is very fun and very addicting lol.

    So in order to level your skills you need to train them by cultivation your sp (cant remember what exactly its called) So basically you need enough xp to convert to exp to gain lvls for your skill. You can "group train" with other in the world where you all practice martial arts at the same time. Really cool idea!

    There is open world pvp. When you log out of the game your character remains in game as an offline NPC and will do random thing in the world which will gain you a bit of coins and exp while your not playing. But you can be kidnapped by other players while offline lol.

    I'm sure im missing alot of information but there is just so much to this game! Def chekc it out, it is worth a play! I got my beta key for the last beta and liked it so much I bought the $10 founders pack lol. Send me a private message and if they give me another 5 beta keys to give to friends I will send you on through private message on the forums! Cheers mate!

  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    Originally posted by Abuz0r

    Is this a theme park?

    It doesn't appear to be one, but I need someone in the CBT to tell me for sure. It's a Hybrid MMO which has some themepark features like instanced dungeons but it's mostly sandbox. If you look at ArcheAge as a sandbox MMO then Age Of Wushu is even more so.

     

    Is this a game on rails?

    Nope it's not on rails, infact you will spend alot of time trying to figure it out and reading.

    If I don't like my character after about 24 gameplay hours and I want to do something else, do I have to repeat exactly the same thing on my new char, or is there completely separate starting areas and alternatives?

    Nope their are different schools you can join. Age Of Wushu has no classes or levels, it's a skill based game.

     

    Are there crafting and weapons/armor, and is it difficult? All the best armour weapons are player made, crafting plays a major role in Age Of Wush, dependance on other crafters is key. Make a blade then you need to find another crafter who can make the handle.

    Is leveling professions something that is easymode, or is it challenging and impactful on gameplay?

    Again, no levels or classes, cultivation of skills as you progress.

     

    Is there any sort of economy on this game?

    The game economy is player controlled it plays a large part in the game.

     

     

    Thanks!

    You do know it's a FFA PVP game although it does have PVE as well, right?

    Their is a lot of info in this section of the forum but look here for some great info.

    Age Of Wushu is not an easy game to master and it will take time to progress especially because it is an Asian port from China. The UI is a bit of a pain but that's where reading everything comes into play, it also has no voice overs which is one of my dislikes.

    Here http://uk.ign.com/wikis/age-of-wushu/Novice_Guide

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  • dreamsofwardreamsofwar bangorPosts: 468Member
    I can't believe im saying this, but considering how good this game is, I'm gutted they didn't base it on the three kingdoms. I know I know, ANOTHER game based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms? Most of the games (except Dynasty Warriors), based on ROTK are crap, so when the one amazing game that comes out based on China and they decide not to use a brilliant setting D:
  • CnameCname KinabaluPosts: 125Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dreamsofwar
    I can't believe im saying this, but considering how good this game is, I'm gutted they didn't base it on the three kingdoms. I know I know, ANOTHER game based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms? Most of the games (except Dynasty Warriors), based on ROTK are crap, so when the one amazing game that comes out based on China and they decide not to use a brilliant setting D:

    That is because Wuxia lore is more interesting ;)

    Anyway, you can engaged in nation against nation warfare (of a sort) in AoW.

    If you participate in the Yanyun 16 states National Battleground (currently only available in China version) you are auto-selected  to fight on the side of Mongols or the Ming Empire NPC armies.

    Yangyun 16 States Battleground in Age of Wushu (China version)

    For comparison purposes, the scale of this battleground is around the size of Alterac Valley in WOW (48 vs 48 players).

    "A game is fun if it is learnable but not trivial" -- Togelius & Schmidhuber

  • ecoli0157h7ecoli0157h7 Laramie, WYPosts: 3Member
    Actually, I have a couple questions as well.  I wonder about the grouping aspect of the game, as I wander arround with 5 long time buddies, we tend to be good guys though.  Does this game support that asoect or is it more solo game play or restrictions to a certain size team,  I did ream about team training but is that the limit to what we can do together.   Can different factions work together on the same team?  If you cannot group up I can see you actually hurting your allies when trying to protect them.  I have tried researching the game but found little about the teamwork aspect and thank you fir any information.
  • AresPLAresPL ElblagPosts: 290Member
    You can group with who You want, max 6 ppl, You can create party of 8 groups
  • Vixious81Vixious81 BGPosts: 5Member

    The system is smart enough in lettin you think this is a sandbox but it really forces you to follow his game and rules to progress. This game is one  gigantic daily quest from wow, china style, and it's so full of rules you may forget you are actually bound to them, so probably a good thing for many but not for me.

    On rails the first few hours, you are watching your character running around like an automaton. But you'll probably have fun not knowing their plan to implement the best FFA pvp open system no one heard of before:battelgrounds and arenas.

    funniest moments are jumping on people, random pk, getting killed/kill ppl farming resources because are somewhat important, but you do remember wow (to name the antithesist of what you are looking for) had the same amount of world pvp (limited on certain areas) before they introduced battlegrounds resulting in the alienation of the player base.

    This may be a sandbox game for chinese audience or f2p gamers or new to the genre.

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