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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,273Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by muthax
    Originally posted by kirak2009

    Last night after i finished my daily maximum crafting points, i went and did some kidnapping 

    poison the "real life offline player" to make him sleepy, stuff him in a bag and run across town to sell him to the wharfmaster before i get nailed by other players hunting kidnappers.

     

    then i went and spied for an hour or so, sneaking around other schools stealing secrets for xp and coin rewards

    Talking about the day limit, does it 'grow' or is it always the same? After hitting 3 nodes I had already reached the limit. I know I can keep gathering/crafting but it would be nice if the limit was higher

    I think that it grows. When I was a poison novicem it seems like I made 8 poisons, then was exhausted. I can make much more than that now.

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Darth-Batman
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Biskop
    You do whatever you like. Murder, catch criminals, kidnap, rescue kidnap victims, duel, gather, craft, trade, explore, PvE, spy, patrol, steal from other schools, guild warfare, and so on.

    The game gives you many options but it doesn't hold your hand. You're free to carve out your own path.

    Basically, you fight stuff or fight stuff or fight stuff.

    You can also pick plants or craft as a side activity, but I haven't heard of anyone that doesn't just fight stuff as their primary activity.

     

    Read countless posts/pages on this, tried the game out... don't see what all the 'sandbox' praise is about. I don't think its own fans know either, as most of the time when you ask for info they can't tell you a damn thing about the game and just tell you to go read a board or the game's landing page.

     

    Cool your pretty little heads, unlike a lot of other mmos AoW has just too much to describe without handing you a wall of text. Besides, everyone has their own preconceived notion of whan an mmo is or should be and when they dont understand something they tend to slam it, we all know what that is. Its fine if its not your cup of tea but jumping to an un-understanding conclusion doesnt help anyone especially to a situation that is so easily remedied. Youre best bet IS going to the site and READING about the game so you can understand how it works.

    Players dont recommend the site because theyre being jerks they are recommending the site because its the best source of info and there is A LOT of info on the site. Its not hard to visit the age of wushu community site which tells you just about everything. All you have to do is read.

    Telling me to play the game and read the sites in response to a post where I said I played the game and read the sites. Still no answer to my question about primary activity. If you don't know, that's fine.

    Good on ya, m8!

     To properly respond to your original comment about the "sandbox" craze is the fact that sandbox games generally give a lot more for players to do rather than playing World of Warcraft for example. Where the only things to do in the end are Dungeons, Raids, dueling, arena, battlegrounds, pking, and crafting.

     You have script stealing, spying, school wars, guild wars, pking, dueling, crafting, dungeons, instances, escorts, kidnapping, Weiqi, tournaments, Guild Bases, team practices, surprise attacks, and politics. There might be a few more things that I'm forgeting but I think you get the picture.

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  • muthaxmuthax mondaPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by muthax
    Originally posted by kirak2009

    Last night after i finished my daily maximum crafting points, i went and did some kidnapping 

    poison the "real life offline player" to make him sleepy, stuff him in a bag and run across town to sell him to the wharfmaster before i get nailed by other players hunting kidnappers.

     

    then i went and spied for an hour or so, sneaking around other schools stealing secrets for xp and coin rewards

    Talking about the day limit, does it 'grow' or is it always the same? After hitting 3 nodes I had already reached the limit. I know I can keep gathering/crafting but it would be nice if the limit was higher

    I think that it grows. When I was a poison novicem it seems like I made 8 poisons, then was exhausted. I can make much more than that now.

    Thanks!

    To the people complaining that the game doesn't seem to have a definite goal, yes you are right. If you prefer a more 'thempark' approach you probably should give this game a miss. Though it's a shame

  • CnameCname KinabaluPosts: 125Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GrayKodiak
    I dont know if its because I am VIP or because I eat a lot in game, but my strength replinishes throughout the day. The only daily limit I have is on craftman skill points gain, not on mining and hunting...there is a limit but it is not daily. I trefills slowly.

    Yes, player regain HP and "vigour" (strength) over time when they are not starving.

    Player exhausted faster when performing crafting skills compare to gathering tasks (farming, fishing, mining etc).

    If you are a cook. unlike other crafting professions, selecting advanced crafting (playing a mini-game) doen't produce better quality items (food) - but a cook might still want to play a mini-game as the cook will use less vigour (strength) for the same output if he wins compare to the "strength" requirement needed for normal (simple) craft.

    However if the cook loses the mini-game - his strength pts are deduced and nothing is produced. So sometimes it is more productive just to use simple crafting if only a small amount of food is produced.

     

     

     

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

  • GrayKodiakGrayKodiak Nada, FLPosts: 576Member

    @cname

    The crafting mini game is easier if you do smaller large batches, I find 9-11 easy enough to do and win but anything over 13 is just plain hard. Otherwise I fail too much.

     

    @loktofeit

     Yes you can become a crafter only, just like in Eve, yes you will miss out on the combat related stuff but if you want to be a crafter you probably don't care one whit anyway. I was an Eve crafter and this game seems to be just as good (as long as they don't come down 6 months from now and drop better stuff in the cash shop). You will have to pay other players  for the advanced recipies...but as a crafter your bank account shouldn't be hurting that much anyway. You can even be recognized as #1 miner #1 blacksmith in the world, #1 farmer in the world, whatever. Also your combat skills will still grow because you can get exp from doing crafting and will be cultivating combat skills in the background.

     

    So Here is what I did today,

     I logged on and FINALLY got some lead mining done, but you know what, I am not selling this stuff now, no sir 1 liang a pieace was too cheap someone is gonna pay dearly for this lump of metal if they want it. 1 ding a pieace sounds about right...or maybe it will just sit in my bank and I will gloat over it.

     Speaking of bank I realized I had a crafting recipie stuck in there for some earrings, I have no idea what they do (you can't tell until you have all the ingredients) so I am getting some copper right now to put that together.

     I wanted the 6 man array people keep talking about, arrays are skills that are activated when more than one people join them, most of them provide a flat buff, like 10% increase in dodge or some such...but there is a 6 man some people in my guild says is nice so...off to hunt for that..

    (any of you guys know the way to the 6 man array? No? Stupid Villagers.)

     

    This involved a quest...my first quest in days really. Apparently some guy is murdered and you have to go figure out where the killer is, which I did, fight him, which I did, and bring him to justice...BUT just as I am about to declare this npc arrested some other npc jumps out and assasinates him and runs into the distance. Leaving a bomb to cover his trails.

    So I had to go get some clues

    (thank god they sprinkle the glow dust on the clues, otherwise I would have had to look forever eh?)

     This little montage leads you right to the second instance of the game green cloud castle, lucky me I didn't have to actually go in because I wasn't rocking a group of 6 people so I just, I just stuck my toe in got the 6 man array and got out like a bandit in the night (well not like a bandit, I am a constable after all). Now the game didn't point me in the direction of this quest, had some guild mate not told me to go there and talk to this lady in one small house in one large town of many towns I may have NEVER done this.

     So that was enough "Questing" for me for the week, ran to do a spy task, ran to turn it in and lo and behold my school is crawling with spys. So I turn in my spy stuff, turn on my spy hunter status and get to work, wudang RG shaolin...they all fall before my spy hunting prowess...but damn it I want that copper so I can make that earring...oh well someone else can handle the spies.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by GrayKodiak

    [more great stuff]

    Hey, thanks for all the info, GK!

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • RimmersmanRimmersman MonacoPosts: 885Member
    Originally posted by GrayKodiak

    @cname

    The crafting mini game is easier if you do smaller large batches, I find 9-11 easy enough to do and win but anything over 13 is just plain hard. Otherwise I fail too much.

     

    @loktofeit

     Yes you can become a crafter only, just like in Eve, yes you will miss out on the combat related stuff but if you want to be a crafter you probably don't care one whit anyway. I was an Eve crafter and this game seems to be just as good (as long as they don't come down 6 months from now and drop better stuff in the cash shop). You will have to pay other players  for the advanced recipies...but as a crafter your bank account shouldn't be hurting that much anyway. You can even be recognized as #1 miner #1 blacksmith in the world, #1 farmer in the world, whatever. Also your combat skills will still grow because you can get exp from doing crafting and will be cultivating combat skills in the background.

     

    So Here is what I did today,

     I logged on and FINALLY got some lead mining done, but you know what, I am not selling this stuff now, no sir 1 liang a pieace was too cheap someone is gonna pay dearly for this lump of metal if they want it. 1 ding a pieace sounds about right...or maybe it will just sit in my bank and I will gloat over it.

     Speaking of bank I realized I had a crafting recipie stuck in there for some earrings, I have no idea what they do (you can't tell until you have all the ingredients) so I am getting some copper right now to put that together.

     I wanted the 6 man array people keep talking about, arrays are skills that are activated when more than one people join them, most of them provide a flat buff, like 10% increase in dodge or some such...but there is a 6 man some people in my guild says is nice so...off to hunt for that..

    (any of you guys know the way to the 6 man array? No? Stupid Villagers.)

     

    This involved a quest...my first quest in days really. Apparently some guy is murdered and you have to go figure out where the killer is, which I did, fight him, which I did, and bring him to justice...BUT just as I am about to declare this npc arrested some other npc jumps out and assasinates him and runs into the distance. Leaving a bomb to cover his trails.

    So I had to go get some clues

    (thank god they sprinkle the glow dust on the clues, otherwise I would have had to look forever eh?)

     This little montage leads you right to the second instance of the game green cloud castle, lucky me I didn't have to actually go in because I wasn't rocking a group of 6 people so I just, I just stuck my toe in got the 6 man array and got out like a bandit in the night (well not like a bandit, I am a constable after all). Now the game didn't point me in the direction of this quest, had some guild mate not told me to go there and talk to this lady in one small house in one large town of many towns I may have NEVER done this.

     So that was enough "Questing" for me for the week, ran to do a spy task, ran to turn it in and lo and behold my school is crawling with spys. So I turn in my spy stuff, turn on my spy hunter status and get to work, wudang RG shaolin...they all fall before my spy hunting prowess...but damn it I want that copper so I can make that earring...oh well someone else can handle the spies.

    Great write up mate, if this doesn't help then nothing will.

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  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    This game is much more overwhelming for players to take in than many other mmo's because they have so much content available to player right off the bat.

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  • mindw0rkmindw0rk St-petersburgPosts: 1,351Member
    Different things. Spying, patrolling, helping bosses in dungeons, dueling near towns, stealing offline players, training. Trying to get some expensive abilities. Probably will take me ages to do it
  • Sky427Sky427 aiea, HIPosts: 99Member

    My shitty as internet connection has less than a gig left to download.

    Thank you to those people who participated in the thread, I just woke up and spent my time reading through the thread. This game is definetly worth a damn from the little tales I've read some of you are lovely writers. I appreciate everyones input. 

    See you all in age of wushu.

  • pwainpwain dortmundPosts: 125Member Common

    I installed it yesterday and I wanted a sandbox game. But in the first hour I just run from A to B  with auto pathing and pressed "Yes" and "complete".

     

    I will see what the next days bring. But the start was confusing and boring.

  • BiskopBiskop AvalonPosts: 709Member
    Yeah, the first hours are not really representative of the "real" game (unless you intend to quest a lot) and the tutorial translations need a lot of work.
  • ZoNEEZoNEE Cornelius, NCPosts: 29Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rimmersman

    Age Of Wushu has alot of PVE content but it also has many other features. Their are many sorces of information about this game it,really isnt hard to find. I will say that i have moved from the US version to the russian which you can play in english. The russian version is way better than the US version of the game.

     

    http://en.wulin.gpotato.eu/

    Just wondering.. what makes the Russian version way better than the US version?

  • muthaxmuthax mondaPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ZoNEE
    Originally posted by Rimmersman

    Age Of Wushu has alot of PVE content but it also has many other features. Their are many sorces of information about this game it,really isnt hard to find. I will say that i have moved from the US version to the russian which you can play in english. The russian version is way better than the US version of the game.

     

    http://en.wulin.gpotato.eu/

    Just wondering.. what makes the Russian version way better than the US version?

    Well if you live in EU, the ping.

    Also it doesn't limit the time you ca nbe online, like the NA do

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member

    So i downloaded the game and really tried my best to get into it. I can even get past the asian art style but i just keep getting the feeling that i am playing some cheap Perfect World F2P MMO. Hey atleast i tried ;)

    I will stick to EVE for now and wait patiently till Repopulation release.

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  • VonatarVonatar PraguePosts: 672Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ZoNEE

    Just wondering.. what makes the Russian version way better than the US version?

    I have played both.

    The Russian version has some small UI changes which I think are better. For example the text in the chat and system windows and onscreen messages are cleaner and sharper.  The task/quest window is a little better too. It basically looks like the current Chinese version whereas the US version looks a little different.

    The Russian version includes the meridian system (acupoints to be opened by gaining chi which increase your stats)  and the ability to earn skill points to create combos with your skills without cooldowns. The US version doesn't have either of these. As far as I know meridians and combos were included in the Chinese version in August.

    It all makes me think Snail Games took an older version of the client for localisation in the US, but that's just my assumption.

    Plus currently the US version allows only 10 hours of play in the beta plus 1 hour a day thereafter unless you pre-purchase 60 days of VIP status. The Russian beta does not have a time restriction for any players (which is why many players moved to it).

  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,319Member Uncommon

    How many issues are you having with well .. Russian .. on the Russian version? :p

    I'm ok with not being able to communicate much, but in a game this complex it might be a good thing to find a few people to converse with now and then.

     

    Feel free to use my referral link for SW:TOR if you want to test out the game. You'll get some special unlocks!

  • muthaxmuthax mondaPosts: 593Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fdzzaigl

    How many issues are you having with well .. Russian .. on the Russian version? :p

    I'm ok with not being able to communicate much, but in a game this complex it might be a good thing to find a few people to converse with now and then.

     

    There is an english speaking guild from mmorpg.com (the details are in another thread, 'totally free wushu)

    I am often online with nick 'sauzer' (from FOTNS not DB...), if you see me online and want to chat, I'll be happy to.

  • InFlamestwoInFlamestwo HindPosts: 662Member
    I'm not been able to PvP, Duel or Spy on a school. Not sure how to do it and it doesn't say much ingame.

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  • InFlamestwoInFlamestwo HindPosts: 662Member
    Originally posted by Fdzzaigl

    How many issues are you having with well .. Russian .. on the Russian version? :p

    I'm ok with not being able to communicate much, but in a game this complex it might be a good thing to find a few people to converse with now and then.

     

    The russian version is totally free and you can play how much you want. In the US version you have to buy the game or you can only play for 1 hour each day of a maximum of 10 hours.

    I dislike US versions of games, mostly they try to milk even when games are in beta. EU and RU have much better versions.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,273Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    I'm not been able to PvP, Duel or Spy on a school. Not sure how to do it and it doesn't say much ingame.

    You need to complete the first chapter of your school story, and your internal skill cultivation needs to be 5. So basically stay on the the story quest until it stops.

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