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I like the bits of steampunk theme in this game Jet Packs/Vehicles

ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,546Member Uncommon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vayHMZ2WVso&feature=endscreen&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMyEOF51hLM

This is the kind of stuff i like about asian fantasy settings is that they add some form of technology like airships and such just like in the single player final fantasy games.

 

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  • KumaponKumapon Vancouver, BCPosts: 705Member Uncommon

    I don't mind the steampunk either, and it kinda grows on you after awhile. But I know those cars have been very conversational, and will probably bring in some heated debate around here.


    For those that don't know the cars are racing cars, and are only used for the race track. It's kinda like Mario Kart. So no they are not true mounts.


    Here is a test drive on the racing track.

    http://youtu.be/DPR_yCAR9d8

  • ghoul31ghoul31 toledo, OHPosts: 1,955Member

    Why would you add racecars to a fantasy game?

     

     

    boggle

     

  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,673Member Uncommon
    They could at least have given it a 'steam-driven' sound effect.
  • LordSneergLordSneerg Lorton, VAPosts: 119Member
    Ty for the pos. This game i going to be epic. 
  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ghoul31

    Why would you add racecars to a fantasy game?

     

    That's only the beginning :D

    There's alot of things "wrong" in the genre-ethical sense, like tractors, scuba-gear, modern swimwear, bikinis, hawaii-shorts, modern sunglasses etc.

    And it's Korean, asian fantasy is rarely as the west considers 'Fantasy-norm'

     

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  • LlexXLlexX HungaryPosts: 197Member

     

    Originally posted by Fusion
    Originally posted by ghoul31

    Why would you add racecars to a fantasy game?

    That's only the beginning :D

    There's alot of things "wrong" in the genre-ethical sense, like tractors, scuba-gear, modern swimwear, bikinis, hawaii-shorts, modern sunglasses etc.

    And it's Korean, asian fantasy is rarely as the west considers 'Fantasy-norm'

     

    AA was never meant to be the regular middle age fantasy game, from the start it was more of a steampunk-fantasy orientated MMO.

  • SulaaSulaa nPosts: 1,151Member Common
    Originally posted by LlexX

     

    Originally posted by Fusion
    Originally posted by ghoul31

    Why would you add racecars to a fantasy game?

    That's only the beginning :D

    There's alot of things "wrong" in the genre-ethical sense, like tractors, scuba-gear, modern swimwear, bikinis, hawaii-shorts, modern sunglasses etc.

    And it's Korean, asian fantasy is rarely as the west considers 'Fantasy-norm'

     

    AA was never meant to be the regular middle age fantasy game, from the start it was more of a steampunk-fantasy orientated MMO.

    Well hawaii shorts and modern sunglasses are even beyond steampunk.

    Still first closed beta info / footage looked more like late medieval/reneissance themed fantasy.

    Guess shame on me for not realizing that ArcheAge will go Aion way.   Wasted time following this game.  Guess it's still better to realize it now.  My last post here as I am not gonna play this game anymore. Yes setting, world coherence and my personal taste is that important to mee  Have fun in this game though if you can.

  • Four0SixFour0Six Missoula, MTPosts: 1,181Member Uncommon

    "Steampunk" is sorely misunderstood.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA

    For me it is entirely it own genera, and doesn't actually "mesh" into other fantasy, but that is just me.

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,062Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fusion
    Originally posted by ghoul31

    Why would you add racecars to a fantasy game?

     

    That's only the beginning :D

    There's alot of things "wrong" in the genre-ethical sense, like tractors, scuba-gear, modern swimwear, bikinis, hawaii-shorts, modern sunglasses etc.

    And it's Korean, asian fantasy is rarely as the west considers 'Fantasy-norm'

     

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  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by ghoul31

    Why would you add racecars to a fantasy game?

    Even if steampunk was the look they were going for (which the rest of their world doesn't follow), those cars do not look steam punk. They look like 1940s racers.

  • SukiyakiSukiyaki GreenwichPosts: 1,398Member Uncommon

    It looks like they are really bound to this "casual" event island and you do not actually own the racing cars just borrow them from a stall.

    Unless you can also buy them on top of that. But I have yet to see anyone use it outside.

    Aside from that, for a real MMO (not "online" shooter) the vehicle physics are pretty neat. I had prefered some enhancement on riding mounts though and horse races instead also as part of the real world.

  • Arathir86Arathir86 CanberraPosts: 442Member Uncommon

    I'm okay with some element of Industrial Advancement in my Fantasy MMO's.

    This is nothing new to the genre; Warhammer has it, Warcraft has it, I especially like the take on it that GW2 with the Asura & Charr. But there are certain things that just don't "fit" into the settings devs create for their games.

    Now I'm no expert on ArcheAge, and I'll admit I was only loosely following its development, but this just ruins the whole feel of the game I had in mind.

    Looks like this is another Asian MMO I'm going to have to pass on. Shame really...

     

    Well, bring on Black Desert then, I guess?

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  • PyndaPynda Posts: 738Member Uncommon

    I'm strongly attracted to sandbox games, but these Steampunk/anachronistic elements in AA are a dagger in my heart too. And the perceived 'immersion' factor I'm mentally assigning the game is nearing zero. That's not to say that I'm sure right now that I won't be playing. But just that the possibility is becoming a more real one.


    However I know that lots of people love this stuff. Maybe even a majority? Or at least a majority of Asians. So I don't think it's right to cry foul. And we purists should probably just shut our yaps and move on (into the ever more bitter winter). After all, we still have Smedley to pin our hopes on don't we!


  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member

    I don't even like when Fantasy/magic-based games include guns...

    Because swashbuckling with swords only occurs between musket reloads once you have guns/cannons.

    I feel if you have guns you are post-fantasy setting - period. If not, no guns please.

    Always hated that.

    Cars and other black powder/gas/combustion etc. type technologies completely replace fantasy elements.

  • CyclopsSlayerCyclopsSlayer Minneapolis, MNPosts: 532Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock

    I don't even like when Fantasy/magic-based games include guns...

    Because swashbuckling with swords only occurs between musket reloads once you have guns/cannons.

    I feel if you have guns you are post-fantasy setting - period. If not, no guns please.

    Always hated that.

    Cars and other black powder/gas/combustion etc. type technologies completely replace fantasy elements.

    Like this??  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anEuw8F8cpE

     

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    Originally posted by tkreep

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vayHMZ2WVso&feature=endscreen&NR=1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMyEOF51hLM

    This is the kind of stuff i like about asian fantasy settings is that they add some form of technology like airships and such just like in the single player final fantasy games.

     

    I love steampunk myself, however, they chucked in two little pieces and the rest is fantasy... just doesn't feel right.  If it was marketed as a complete steampunk game and had a more steampunk feel to the world then sure that works in my book.

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    I like the racing cars - looks like a fun mini-game.

     

    I remember being excited when I saw the race track & cars in WoW (Shimmering Flats, desert near Thousand Needles).  I was very disappointed that players couldn't actually drive any of them - just watch NPC's race around, boo!

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  • IssieaIssiea SydneyPosts: 75Member
    Those cars aren't steam-punk themed at all though.  They do look out of place but if it is just restricted to one area I don't think it would be a deal breaker.

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  • InporylemQQInporylemQQ asdasadsPosts: 165Member
    Originally posted by Issiea
    Those cars aren't steam-punk themed at all though.  They do look out of place but if it is just restricted to one area I don't think it would be a deal breaker.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcKRfeh_fnQ

    They are not restricted.

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  • TealaTeala SomewherePosts: 7,430Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BadSpock

    I don't even like when Fantasy/magic-based games include guns...

    Because swashbuckling with swords only occurs between musket reloads once you have guns/cannons.

    I feel if you have guns you are post-fantasy setting - period. If not, no guns please.

    Always hated that.

    Cars and other black powder/gas/combustion etc. type technologies completely replace fantasy elements.

    I'm with you on this 100%, because I feel the same way.   I don't harbor ill will to those that do like this sort of thing, I personally just do not like it.   It is too bad that this game is heading down that road because I was an avid fan of it.   I could deal with the tractor thingy because it wasn't over the top and was more steam-punkish to me, and wasn't a main mount.   The cars on the other hand - so yeah...I think I am just going to pass on this game.    :(

     

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