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Villagers & Heroes

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

Has anyone in the MMORPG.com community played, is playing or thinking about playing this game?  It seems to be a sandbox game, with farming and adventure elements to it with graphics in the vein of Wizard 101 or perhaps Free Realms.  There are people playing the game, but there aren't too many videos on Youtube.

 

There was an article on Massively that I clicked through.

 

If so, what are your thoughts on the game?  Decent?  P2W?  Weak?  Any thoughts at all?  Just curious.

 

Link so you know what I'm talking about : http://www.villagersandheroes.com/

 

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  • madazzmadazz A town, ONPosts: 1,564Member Uncommon
    It used to be called A mystical land. I found a lot of info under that name. Im just watching a vid on it now. Seems kind of neat.
  • madazzmadazz A town, ONPosts: 1,564Member Uncommon
    Well I watched the video while multitasking, I am going to give it a whirl tomorrow. Thanks for bringing the game up man.
  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon
    Will the villagers get out their pitchforks en mass when my hero starts rifling through all their cabinets and takes anything that isn't nailed down?
  • gigatgigat Minneapolis, MNPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Thanks for posting this! Will give it a shot!

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  • GrymGrym Huntsville, ALPosts: 227Member
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Will the villagers get out their pitchforks en mass when my hero starts rifling through all their cabinets and takes anything that isn't nailed down?

    Well, if you did that you wouldn't exactly be a hero now would you?

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,063Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grym
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Will the villagers get out their pitchforks en mass when my hero starts rifling through all their cabinets and takes anything that isn't nailed down?

    Well, if you did that you wouldn't exactly be a hero now would you?

    It depends on how much they love me.  They could just ride that friendly merchant out on a rail that fenc... errr, buys all that loot that he has completely forgotten who he sold to yesterday.

  • madazzmadazz A town, ONPosts: 1,564Member Uncommon
    PS; more posts like this please! Im sick of seeing all the terrible threads popping up. Its nice to see something new.
  • FinalFikusFinalFikus Chicago, ILPosts: 906Member

    Anyone tried this yet? I won't have time for another week or so, just wondering what the catch is.

    Looks pretty neat in the promo.

    "If the Damned gave you a roadmap, then you'd know just where to go"

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member

    Thanks, lizard! Installing right now. Will give it a go.

    [EDIT]
    After a couple of hours of playing, it is a nice, F2P MMO. I don't know if I will keep playing, but I had fun for the time I was there.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Originally posted by Grym
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Will the villagers get out their pitchforks en mass when my hero starts rifling through all their cabinets and takes anything that isn't nailed down?

    Well, if you did that you wouldn't exactly be a hero now would you?

    It depends on how much they love me.  They could just ride that friendly merchant out on a rail that fenc... errr, buys all that loot that he has completely forgotten who he sold to yesterday.

     

    "Hero" is kind of a relative term, related more to what people think of you than what you do. :-)

     

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by AlBQuirky

    Thanks, lizard! Installing right now. Will give it a go.

    [EDIT]
    After a couple of hours of playing, it is a nice, F2P MMO. I don't know if I will keep playing, but I had fun for the time I was there.

     

    Well, cool!  I didn't expect people to download and play the game, but if some people have fun, that works for me.  :-)

     

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member
    Originally posted by FinalFikus

    Anyone tried this yet? I won't have time for another week or so, just wondering what the catch is.

    Looks pretty neat in the promo.

     

    From what I can see, there are two catches.  One is that the population is pretty small (but dedicated).  Two is that it is an energy based game.  You can get energy from doing stuff in the game, or from the cash shop and the different types of energy are tradable between players.  There is one type of energy that is only available from the cash shop, so there could be game play limitations without spending money.  I have no idea how the energy limitations scale as you play though.

     

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,672Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by madazz
    PS; more posts like this please! Im sick of seeing all the terrible threads popping up. Its nice to see something new.

    I'll second that. imageimage

     

    Thanks for linking this, Lizard. Installed it, logged in, and currently picking endless apples. Looking forward to getting deeper into the game this weekend. 

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  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,604Member Uncommon

    Downloading now.  It looks refreshingly different.  :)

    EDIT:  Looks live the servers are either down or overloaded.  I'm still planning to give it a try though.

  • ShrillyShrilly Citra, FLPosts: 380Member Uncommon
    Giving it a shot to see whats going on over here saw thread last night. Waited to see development and so i will swing my sword at this title see what its got
  • bugse82bugse82 pernikPosts: 185Member

    Actualy Richard Garriot developed the plugin (Portalarium) that runs the game.

    I've read that it's on new engine now tho.

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  • madazzmadazz A town, ONPosts: 1,564Member Uncommon

    So far its a pretty neat game. Not a AAA quality game for sure, but its got its good points. I actually like the simplicity of it. After what I read about the game I am looking forward to the larger areas. It's the type of game that I am going to just hop in and out of. Doesn't take long to do much, so you can hop in and feel like you actually accomplished something.

    So far no "energy" or anything has got in my way. From what I read there is no pay wall either. Whenever I like a free game I end up putting money into it. If I stick with this game I will end up getting the limitless rune to travel everywhere for free.

    The music is actually kind of impressive for the game. The controls need some tweaking. The graphics are fun but nothing amazing. Overall, I think it is worth a shot for someone not looking for a hardcore MMO, but rather one to just goof around in at their will.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    There is a patch incoming, expected to arrive in March to improve the visual quality of the game so it does not look so 'old'.  It will also add some more sandbox elements, item customization and some new world content as well.

     

    http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/02/26/free-for-all-villagers-and-heroes-adds-bells-whistles-and-mor/

     

    So cool.

     

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    They are also planning on phasing out the browser in favor of a full client.

     

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  • madazzmadazz A town, ONPosts: 1,564Member Uncommon

    The new patch look pretty cool! Im still having fun popping in and out of the game. I don't play it much, but its been fun to be in and out of it at will.

    From some of the stuff I have read online, it appears the DEV's are actually trying to improve this game rather than doing it because they have to (for income).

  • WightyWighty Westbury, NYPosts: 665Member Uncommon

    I did try this game a while back in some form of "still taking your money even though it's called beta" phase back about a year or so ago...

     

    The game felt fun and a much better than some of the other "kid" games... The real stickler though was the cash shop/energy based game systems especially for crafting/harvesting etc... This was the real buzz kill for me, they give you a good taste of what the potential of the game has, then it sudden;y turned into what felt like a tablet style game where you constantly had to put a quarter in the meter if you wanted to continue.

     

    Great idea... Bad cash shop (at least back when I tried it)

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