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Few days ago i started a thread to find out what old DAoC players liked so much in it that they would like to see it again in CU.
Now lets find out what DAoC players don't want to see again in CU.
Lets keep it simple, one thing only (although it can be a group of closely related things)
For my part, what i don't want to see is anything remotely close to NF and all that came with it.
- teleports from one RvR point to another. let us have to run back to the action, even if takes 20 minutes, i hated the fact how you could die in RvR, /release, and be back in the battle in basically seconds. If you want to be back in battle ASAP, It also made dying meaningless, It made people just want to jump in battles foolishly, make a few RPs real fast even if it meant dying.
Be nice to the community and healers will happily resurrect you. It really helps ...(i'll be polite) rude players to behave correctly with other players if they dont want to have to release all the time and waste half they playing time running back to the action. if the community needs to manage itself properly as to how to behave all together, give us the tools to do so.
- too much info on our radar map. lets keep it as in pre NF; a radar, with N,S,E,W, terrain thats it ! It killed quite many RPG fun factors ; search, communicate, adventure, discover, coordinate. Also made scouts pretty useless too who needs one when a simple click tells you where are the battles, how many ennemies there and such, when a simple click told you all that ?
- Keeps with basically all the same surrounding terrain, i.e. those keeps on small island and 3 bridges to access it. Keep it simple, make huge battles possible with many different strategies / possibilities.
These 3 points (mostly the first two) are what killed DAoC...It went from a MMORPG to a MMOFPS too much "hardcore" action for a RPG
P.S. : non related to the actual thread, but just thought about it. Make sure that i.e. castle, between slots up on castle walls, EVERY race can shoot from there lol !
I remember how dumb i felt with my kobold standing on walls, look at my fellow "human sized" friends shoot from upthere, while i was there feeling like Gimli, only top of my helmet visible and saying " whats happening ? what do you see !" lol, not being able to shoot cuz i was a kobold.
Bowbow (kob hunter) Infecto (kob cave shammy) and Thurka (troll warrior) on Merlin/Midgard DAoC
Thurka on WAR