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My name is Healing Hands. I don't usually post on these forums but I read it from time to time.
I'm posting this here because my clanmates and I (from clan Nox), are passionate about the game and want to promote it. There's no reason I personally advocate the game other than that I enjoy playing it and I want others to enjoy it with me (the more the better).
DF:UW is definitely not a game for everyone. Nor is it anything like the pure sandbox that was UO. But it's its own unique game and there's a lot to delve into and enjoy. It's not without its flaws but its strengths allows it to stand on its own as a solid and very enjoyable game--if you'll let it.
In this forum, there's 6~10 people on two extreme camps, and if you really want to know what it's like to play DF:UW neither are reliable sources. Because the conversation on these forums is basically this: "game is bad so bad so so bad I loved the previous game this game is NOT the same game, I'm going to point out all the differences from DF1 and DF2 in the worst way possible" vs. "what other game offers you x and y and z you're just a burned out DF1 vet." blah blah blah.
Below are links to two videos I made of my time in DFUW. Although they have a few great fights I didn't make them to showcase me being "leet" and killing everyone. I tried to capture all the different kind of moments I have playing this game, and put them together into something that captures the overall feel of being a DFUW player. Non of the things that happened in the video were planned or discussed or reshot or anything like that. These are moments that happen spontaneously while you play the game.
Needless to say, I've captured but a fraction of the kinds of moments that keep me subbed. Those of you who are on the fence or curious about what playing DF:UW is really like, I hope my videos will help you figure out whether this is a game you're willing to take a chance on.
There's a steam sale of the game going on until September 2. Personally I think it is waaay worth the price, if you think this kind of game will be fun for you.
TL;DR Videos to help you get an idea of what playing DFUW is like--
The videos (I play primalist, a healer/support class)
Hands of Healing 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2fCAOy5jU8
Hands of Healing 2: Grand Theft Mar Shral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mvx5SVCsE8
I'll be happy to answer any questions about the game on this thread.