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Originally posted by winter A players can only have 3 abilities that seems pretty limited by todays standards. is crafting one or more of the abilities?
An ability is a skill tree. 3 skill trees.
woah that is very cool, Archeage is in safe hands now for a western release
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Originally posted by vtravi Hmm 30 levels of tutorial. How many players are gonna quite before they get through the tutorial. I only need about an hour to figure out how a game works. This seems excessive
Not if the game has old school depth. I was still learning new stuff about the original EQ long past level 30. Archeage is suppossed to have this kind of depth to it.
As for Trion Worlds and XLGames working together I think they made an excellent choice. Other publishers like NCSoft, SOE or EA would try to take over the game sooner or later. Trion Worlds will probably give them the room to breath they need to make Archeage everything it should be in the west. This is actually great news. I may have not particularly liked Trion's past games but as a company they have the right attitude. Trion and Archeage are a perfect match in my honest opinion.
I think this marks the first time in MMORPG.com history that the entire site agrees on something
I honestly thought they were going NCsoft lol. Anyways, I'm looking forward to a beta for this. I'm still on the fence about Archeage since I haven't played it. But from every video it's like "OMG that's cool!" and then "Really?.....hmm" lol hope they have a good english launch. Good luck XL
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in my wildest dreams for archeage, i was hoping for one of two companies to get pub rights: turbine or trion. and blam. i CANNOT wait for this game to really hit the western world. i haven't been this excited about a MMO game since ff11 was announced.
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Originally posted by Pivotelite TRION...well, that certainly was an unexpected but welcome surprise!
I agree. Good choice.
Depends on how interesting the so called tutorial is. Why can't the tutorial be considered part of the game just like the later levels.
They just need to make it interesting.
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He said like a tutorial, not 30 levels of tutorial. I think it makes perfect sense in that today's MMO gamer is used to directed content, so they've designed the opening experience in such a way to explore the options available to the player (like a themepark). We've seen all the complaints about Age of Wushu, and it's lack of a guided experience in the beginning.
A decade ago MMO players were used to jumping in and making their own way, that isn't the case today.
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Originally posted by BadSpock Originally posted by vtravi Hmm 30 levels of tutorial. How many players are gonna quite before they get through the tutorial. I only need about an hour to figure out how a game works. This seems excessive
I agree 100% and this is the one thing that really, and I mean REALLY turns me off about AA - at least based on hands on from others.
Hopefully we can skip it all starting at level 2 and not be ridiculously gimped.
You might say that WoW has 90 levels of tutorial until you get to the end game which is where people ultimately want to be. 30 levels seems reasonable to me. And GW2 end game started at level 1. so i am guessing you prefer archage to be 100% sandbox...which i don't think it is.
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The artists that made this game are to be congratulated. As an artist myself, I am greatly impressed with the beauty of this game. In some cases, it is breathtakingly beautiful. I don't think I've seen any other game achieve better, and certainly not surpassed what the artists for Archeage have done. If my computer can run it with that much beauty pouring forth from the screen, I will be doubly impressed.
I am so looking forward to this game. Not to get on the hype bandwagon, but it looks good....DAMN GOOD. Waiting is painful, like being 7 years old and Christmas two weeks away painful.