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Age of Wushu: Weather System Detailed

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,585MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The latest developer blog has cropped up on the Age of Wushu site. In it, the team lays out the details for the weather system and have included a short video to show how weather effects will influence the game.

Currently under development, the active environmental system will first be available for Chinese servers and include a day/night cycle, seasons, weather, and much more. It’s more than just to look pretty though; weather will affect many aspects of the martial arts MMORPG, including certain skills and events.





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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon

    "Currently under development, the active environmental system will first be available for Chinese servers and include a day/night cycle, seasons, weather, and much more. It’s more than just to look pretty though; weather will affect many aspects of the martial arts MMORPG, including certain skills and events."

     

    From what i hear crops will grow differently, skills will be stronger/weaker depending on day/night, season and weather.

  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member
    So much wasted potential.. smh..

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Opapanax
    So much wasted potential.. smh..

    you sound like the critics talking about labron james. The game aint perfect, but man has it broken the mold.  

     

    From what I see Snail Games the developer is ingenious. Snail Usa, the host (5-10 people) on the other hand makes me believe at times that me and 7 of my friends could host a mmorpg.

     

     

  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member

    Much like LBJ the criticism isn't about the game...

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • TalulaRoseTalulaRose Long Island, NYPosts: 480Member Uncommon
    Game just gets better and better.
  • HikaruShidouHikaruShidou Riverside, CAPosts: 137Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by Opapanax
    So much wasted potential.. smh..

    you sound like the critics talking about labron james. The game aint perfect, but man has it broken the mold.  

     From what I see Snail Games the developer is ingenious. Snail Usa, the host (5-10 people) on the other hand makes me believe at times that me and 7 of my friends could host a mmorpg.

     

     

     

    What he means is the game is great, but the people hosting it, not so much. Snail China is doing a great job, while Snail USA is completely blowing it. 

     

    We have issues from insane amount of hackers to botters taking parts of every event with teleport hacks. Snail USA also can't seem to get a working payment system. I myself have been stuck in limbo for 15 days now, they took my money, but have yet to give the gold purchase.

     

    The translations are horrible, but slowly being fixed. VIP is basically a subscription for the game and very much needed if you want to take part of random encounters, which is a huge part of the game. The cash shop prices are about quadruple a normal F2P game's prices and almost nothing is a permanent purchase, all rentals except the newly released dragon scale costume and ferret.

     

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

     

    Another good game running off the same lore of wuxia is Legend of Condor Hero: Zero. Check it out. I have higher hopes for it than wushu.

     

    So in conclusion, I agree with what he said, it WOULD have been a great game, had snail USA had their act together. Sadly, they are completely understaffed and cannot properly handle the goldseller / botters :-/

     
     
     
     
  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
    Great game, huge bot problem.

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  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

    Whoa, are things really that bad over the pond? Because I'd honestly never wish gPotato on anyone if I could help it after that whole Allods Online debacle.

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  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Methos12
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

    Whoa, are things really that bad over the pond? Because I'd honestly never wish gPotato on anyone if I could help it after that whole Allods Online debacle.

     gpotato ain't no saint, but snailusa is a joke even for a f2p company.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Methos12
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

    Whoa, are things really that bad over the pond? Because I'd honestly never wish gPotato on anyone if I could help it after that whole Allods Online debacle.

    There's a lot he said there that's been exaggerated quite a bit.

     

    I think he's just trying to say come play Wulin!

  • HikaruShidouHikaruShidou Riverside, CAPosts: 137Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by Methos12
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

    Whoa, are things really that bad over the pond? Because I'd honestly never wish gPotato on anyone if I could help it after that whole Allods Online debacle.

    There's a lot he said there that's been exaggerated quite a bit.

     

    I think he's just trying to say come play Wulin!

     

    I didn't think I exaggerated that much at all O.o. Their support at least replies to people. The ping really is the same if not better for people across the ocean. EU has content usa ver does not, I will admit, this is what I'm told by those who switched over.  I never said gpotato was the best, but they at least get the job done -_-

  • saurus123saurus123 nonePosts: 568Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by Methos12
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

    Whoa, are things really that bad over the pond? Because I'd honestly never wish gPotato on anyone if I could help it after that whole Allods Online debacle.

    There's a lot he said there that's been exaggerated quite a bit.

     

    I think he's just trying to say come play Wulin!

    no please stay on your NA servers

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,062Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou
    Originally posted by bcbully
    Originally posted by Methos12
    Originally posted by HikaruShidou

    The EU version, Age of Wulin, just went into beta, they already have good translations, better than age of wushu, a good support team, a working payment system, and MORE content then the american released version.

     

    My prediction of Age of Wushu is that it will die very soon. I'm hoping gpotato will take over snail USA and just make an international version. I heard their latency isn't much different even though they are in the EU. Which is sad, because I live next to the snail servers and still get a 300 ping on good days.

    Whoa, are things really that bad over the pond? Because I'd honestly never wish gPotato on anyone if I could help it after that whole Allods Online debacle.

    There's a lot he said there that's been exaggerated quite a bit.

     

    I think he's just trying to say come play Wulin!

     

    I didn't think I exaggerated that much at all O.o. Their support at least replies to people. The ping really is the same if not better for people across the ocean. EU has content usa ver does not, I will admit, this is what I'm told by those who switched over.  I never said gpotato was the best, but they at least get the job done -_-

    I agree, sorry but GPotato have out done SnailGames USA. I'm glad i can now play the European version, mmorpg should do a comparison review.

     

    As for the Vid, it's a couple of weeks old.

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  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
    >.> I'm gonna play age of wulin snailusa needs to die  and go out of business, freaking losers. The thing is they aren't even that greedy they're just extremely incompetent and terrible at their jobs, and who ever did the hiring for snailusa should be fired and never employed anywhere ever not even at mcdonalds.

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,346Member Uncommon
    I used to cringe at the thought of playing anything under gPotato after I tried out Allods.  However, now I cringe even more at the thought of going back to any game under the management of Snail USA.  Those guys are dragging a decent game into the mud a little bit each day.

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  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,316Member Uncommon

    Looks great, hope they change the sound of footsteps in the rain down the road though, that would drive me absolutely insane :p

     

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  • BlazeyerBlazeyer Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 476Member Uncommon
    Final Fantasy XI has had weather that has done this since 2003. I don't understand why more MMOs haven't done this.
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Blazeyer
    Final Fantasy XI has had weather that has done this since 2003. I don't understand why more MMOs haven't done this.

    Does the weather and seasons effect farming and skills in FF? Do the seasons effect the gathering of materials?

     
  • NwyrveNwyrve HungaryPosts: 10Member
    Remember that gpotato now = Webzen. I know it's still not the best company, but hey, at least it's not the worst. :P

  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,395Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Fdzzaigl

    Looks great, hope they change the sound of footsteps in the rain down the road though, that would drive me absolutely insane :p

    My first thought. Loud footstep sounds are always awful.

  • saurus123saurus123 nonePosts: 568Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully

    "Currently under development, the active environmental system will first be available for Chinese servers and include a day/night cycle, seasons, weather, and much more. It’s more than just to look pretty though; weather will affect many aspects of the martial arts MMORPG, including certain skills and events."

     

    From what i here crops will grow differently, skills will be stronger/weaker depending on day/night, season and weather.

    from what i heard it will change nothing

  • CorvuscoCorvusco CurcurcurPosts: 153Member Uncommon
    Could have been something nice! Too bad the people that "manage" it are ONLY for the money and nothing else! I would have liked it...
  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,062Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by saurus123
    Originally posted by bcbully

    "Currently under development, the active environmental system will first be available for Chinese servers and include a day/night cycle, seasons, weather, and much more. It’s more than just to look pretty though; weather will affect many aspects of the martial arts MMORPG, including certain skills and events."

     

    From what i here crops will grow differently, skills will be stronger/weaker depending on day/night, season and weather.

    from what i heard it will change nothing

    Well perhaps you will be a good boy/girl and tell us where you heard the above, back up what you heard.

     

    I'll tell you what i know about it shall i? ok

     

    Age Of Wushu will also see a vastly upgraded weather, seasons and time system in the upcoming updates. There will be small rains, big rains, thunderstorms, sandstorms and more. For time wise, 1 month in the actual real world will be equivalent to a year in Age of Wushu.

    Day system – Dawn, morning, noon, dusk, night (there is eclipse as well!)

    Seasons and weather will affect other features as well, such as the type of plants growing in the wild, the growth rate of plants (slower in winter or none at all) and even cause fire skills to deal lesser damage during winter and other related skills to increase in damage.

    There is more! With this active environment upgrade, powerful NPCs will make their appearances, sandstorms will reveal previously-hidden ancient ruins. These ruins are explorable! With all these unpredictable changes, a player might be the lucky one to obtain a miracle quest, learning some unique and awesome skills.

    Source http://www.mmoculture.com/2013/04/age-of-wushu-new-unique-factions-coming-as-content-update/

    mmorpg.com are seriously behind on anything Age Of Wushu lol.

     

     

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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,062Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by CristianCeo
    Could have been something nice! Too bad the people that "manage" it are ONLY for the money and nothing else! I would have liked it...

    Well that's why GPotato have out shinned and out done Snail Games USA, the European Age Of Wulin makes the US version look like a train wreck.

    For once GPotato have really come through.

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,267Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SavageHorizon
    Originally posted by saurus123
    Originally posted by bcbully

    "Currently under development, the active environmental system will first be available for Chinese servers and include a day/night cycle, seasons, weather, and much more. It’s more than just to look pretty though; weather will affect many aspects of the martial arts MMORPG, including certain skills and events."

     

    From what i here crops will grow differently, skills will be stronger/weaker depending on day/night, season and weather.

    from what i heard it will change nothing

    Well perhaps you will be a good boy/girl and tell us where you heard the above, back up what you heard.

     

    I'll tell you what i know about it shall i? ok

     

    Age Of Wushu will also see a vastly upgraded weather, seasons and time system in the upcoming updates. There will be small rains, big rains, thunderstorms, sandstorms and more. For time wise, 1 month in the actual real world will be equivalent to a year in Age of Wushu.

    Day system – Dawn, morning, noon, dusk, night (there is eclipse as well!)

    Seasons and weather will affect other features as well, such as the type of plants growing in the wild, the growth rate of plants (slower in winter or none at all) and even cause fire skills to deal lesser damage during winter and other related skills to increase in damage.

    There is more! With this active environment upgrade, powerful NPCs will make their appearances, sandstorms will reveal previously-hidden ancient ruins. These ruins are explorable! With all these unpredictable changes, a player might be the lucky one to obtain a miracle quest, learning some unique and awesome skills.

    Source http://www.mmoculture.com/2013/04/age-of-wushu-new-unique-factions-coming-as-content-update/

    mmorpg.com are seriously behind on anything Age Of Wushu lol.

     

     

    Is this a first, for any game? I sure as hell can't think of another.

     

    Wushu is the best virtual world I've played. It's not even really close.

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