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If you are playing the AA alpha instead of ESO live

d_20d_20 AmsterdamPosts: 756Member Uncommon

Why?

 

This question is directed at people who have purchased both ESO and the AA founder's pack which gives alpha access, as the title implies.

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  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,059Member Uncommon

    One is a game with numerous, frustrating bugs

    the other is in alpha

     

     

    real answer:  different people like different things.  I dont think one game is better than the other from what I have seen, they are just different.

  • LiquidElectronLiquidElectron Charles City, IAPosts: 17Member
    Why does what other people choose to do with their time and money bother some people so badly?
  • eyesadieyesadi East Berlin, CTPosts: 46Member Uncommon

    Quite simply, a far better game.....AND

    Were in Alpha!

    By the time we get to compare final versions your question will be totally rhetorical....

    There simply is no comparison tween the two.

    A/A is GOTY material.

    You heard it here first.......

  • d_20d_20 AmsterdamPosts: 756Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LiquidElectron
    Why does what other people choose to do with their time and money bother some people so badly?

    It doesn't bother me. I'm thinking about buying.

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  • MMOredfalconMMOredfalcon Mitchell, ONPosts: 132Member Common

    Acheage features : Housing, boats, crafting, open world PvP, Factions PvP, PvE, no loading screens, lots of skills, making a unique character class, boat PvP, castles built by players, mounts, pet system Decent graphics, and not so buggy.

    ESO features: PvE questing. Faction PvP, mounts, crafting, decent skill system and decent graphics......a lot more bugs.

    So the real question is....why limit your gaming experience to ESO Live when you could be playing a fun game like AA?

     

  • mcrippinsmcrippins Dallas, TXPosts: 1,069Member Uncommon
    Purchased ESO and loved it. Friends did not. After a while of playing by myself, I decided not to resub. Purchased AA alpha, and so did friends. Been having a great time ever since.
  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    I'm really tempted to purchase ArcheAge. I've been watching that game for so long now, lol. However, it's in alpha which means character wipes. Which is making me hesitant.

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    Somebody, somewhere has better skills as you have, more experience as you have, is smarter than you, has more friends as you do and can stay online longer. Just pray he's not out to get you.
  • besteverbestever prescott, AZPosts: 732Member
    Originally posted by d_20

    Why?

     

    This question is directed at people who have purchased both ESO and the AA founder's pack which gives alpha access, as the title implies.

    For me it feels like a world instead of zones. The world is huge. The type of class builds you can make are amazing.   Questing is nothing special but that's not what the game is really about. If you like pvp then you'll love the game. Combat is okay, just old school tab target. 

    I'm pretty hooked. 

  • hockeyplayrhockeyplayr Middlesex, NJPosts: 604Member Uncommon
    Once you actually step into the world of ArcheAge you get lost in it's beauty.  I am in no way a graphics snob either being that I am currently playing runescape as my main game. It just looks like and feels like an actual world you are inhabiting.  ESO felt a little funneled and to be honest I was not a fan of the combat and well, having to do the same quest 15 times.
  • syriinxsyriinx New York, NYPosts: 1,059Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon

    Acheage features : making a unique character class, 

    ESO features:  decent skill system 

     

     

    Come on now.  ESO's skill system allows for more uniqueness than AA.  

    ArcheAge certainly has more to do, but ESO does actually have a more sandboxy class system.  AA still comes down to the old 3 skill tree approach.

  • JeepEscapeJeepEscape Palm Desert, CAPosts: 60Member

    Quite frankly, ESO is a game that is holding on to the same old themepark standards that we've all played for the past *decade* now, where AA brings more open world and emergent gameplay to the table.  AA is not a game for someone looking for an easy, super-casual experience.  You work for what you get in AA, and that makes it all the better.

    I've seen a few AA people post that they aren't excited about the quests, and that's because this game isn't about the quests.  You can quest, and to get some faster XP, you should quest to some extent, but the game is about much more than that.  If you try to play this like Guild Wars 2, you won't last long.  If you get off the quest train and start enjoying time with your guildmates, exploring, crafting, trying some PvP (or supporting your guild's PvP players with crafting, healing, buffs, whatever) on land or sea, then you will find a whole new MMORPG adventure has arrived. 

  • d_20d_20 AmsterdamPosts: 756Member Uncommon

    Okay, you guys talked me into it (as I was hoping you would).

     

    I've bought it and I'm downloading it now.

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  • besteverbestever prescott, AZPosts: 732Member
    Originally posted by syriinx
    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon

    Acheage features : making a unique character class, 

    ESO features:  decent skill system 

     

     

    Come on now.  ESO's skill system allows for more uniqueness than AA.  

    ArcheAge certainly has more to do, but ESO does actually have a more sandboxy class system.  AA still comes down to the old 3 skill tree approach.

    Sorry ESO's skill system is not more sandboxy then the class system in AA. You can build anything you want. It's not based off of weapons, its based on a bunch of classes and you can choose 3 at a time like rift. It's the best class system I've ever seen.

  • VooDoo_PapaVooDoo_Papa Somewhere on a beach on the east coast, FLPosts: 883Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bestever
    Originally posted by syriinx
    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon

    Acheage features : making a unique character class, 

    ESO features:  decent skill system 

     

     

    Come on now.  ESO's skill system allows for more uniqueness than AA.  

    ArcheAge certainly has more to do, but ESO does actually have a more sandboxy class system.  AA still comes down to the old 3 skill tree approach.

    Sorry ESO's skill system is not more sandboxy then the class system in AA. You can build anything you want. It's not based off of weapons, its based on a bunch of classes and you can choose 3 at a time like rift. It's the best class system I've ever seen.

    ya know, having 3 class trees isn't quite the same as the vast amount of skills and abilities you can choose in ESO. I mean you mention only weapons and forget about the 3 class trees, guild skills, race skills, armor skills. 

    though comparing the skill system in AA to rift was pretty close, but Rift is a bit more complex

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  • MMOredfalconMMOredfalcon Mitchell, ONPosts: 132Member Common
    Originally posted by syriinx
    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon

    Acheage features : making a unique character class, 

    ESO features:  decent skill system 

     

     

    Come on now.  ESO's skill system allows for more uniqueness than AA.  

    ArcheAge certainly has more to do, but ESO does actually have a more sandboxy class system.  AA still comes down to the old 3 skill tree approach.

    You're possibly right. I haven't reached max level in AA to tell you differently. But still the point is....how does ESO really beat AA in all other features? I don't recall in ESO being able to build your own house or boat. Or growing your own resources. Having to raise your own pets/mounts. Or a large open world without loading screens.... How does ESO compare to those features? AA does have much more to do,  well worth the price of admission...and is certainly worthy of a monthly sub game.

    Of course that is my opinion...to each their own.

  • besteverbestever prescott, AZPosts: 732Member
    Originally posted by VooDoo_Papa
    Originally posted by bestever
    Originally posted by syriinx
    Originally posted by MMOredfalcon

    Acheage features : making a unique character class, 

    ESO features:  decent skill system 

     

     

    Come on now.  ESO's skill system allows for more uniqueness than AA.  

    ArcheAge certainly has more to do, but ESO does actually have a more sandboxy class system.  AA still comes down to the old 3 skill tree approach.

    Sorry ESO's skill system is not more sandboxy then the class system in AA. You can build anything you want. It's not based off of weapons, its based on a bunch of classes and you can choose 3 at a time like rift. It's the best class system I've ever seen.

    ya know, having 3 class trees isn't quite the same as the vast amount of skills and abilities you can choose in ESO. I mean you mention only weapons and forget about the 3 class trees, guild skills, race skills, armor skills. 

    though comparing the skill system in AA to rift was pretty close, but Rift is a bit more complex

    Rift isn't really all that complex. Its the flavor of the month builds nothing all that special to be honest and you can just build one button spam macros.

    The skill sets in eso are nice but being limited to 10 skills at one time is nothing special and makes it less sandboxy. Its great to have a bunch of skills but stuck using only a few kinda sucks.

  • sinnerbylawsinnerbylaw fairfax, VAPosts: 11Member
    AA has 10 classes, and you have to pick 3 classes together. Which means 30 different ways you can combine them, but the thing that sucks is that you only get 23 skill points. You also need 12 skill points to get the last passive skill of any class, so you can max out the passive skills of only one class.
  • elvenwolfelvenwolf RomePosts: 139Member

    I can buy the alpha access only after the 10th of this month... I am hoping to be in time to buy it, seeing I understand is somehow limited... Should I be too late I'll go for the gold prepurchase.

    What attract me to AA , for what I have seen so far is that it seem to feel more like a world, to explain, when I logged in Vanguard, I felt the sky was the limit, roaming around seeking hidden corners, looking from afar a storm develope, and knowing that if I could see it, I could try to reach it, and maybe fall into a dungeon or some breathtaking vista.

    This is the feeling I hope to reach when I log intoAA. and for what I have seen, is more probable I find something like this inAA than ESO. 

    This is for me the reason I'll go more toward AA than ESO.

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    I am getting this but closer to beta since I am buying the beta which I understand is in June.

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  • SkymourneSkymourne Ruston, LAPosts: 366Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by syriinx

    One is a game in alpha with numerous, frustrating bugs

    the other is Archeage

     

    Fixed.  All joking aside, Archeage seems to be really hitting something with the Western audience.  ESO is gaining a seriously poor reputation with every day that goes by.  I mean think about it, people are paying 150 bucks to play an Alpha instead of playing a game that is supposedly released and is release quality.  The answer is right there.

  • General-ZodGeneral-Zod Zod, CAPosts: 743Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skymourne
    Originally posted by syriinx

    One is a game in alpha with numerous, frustrating bugs

    the other is Archeage

     

    Fixed.  All joking aside, Archeage seems to be really hitting something with the Western audience.  ESO is gaining a seriously poor reputation with every day that goes by.  I mean think about it, people are paying 150 bucks to play an Alpha instead of playing a game that is supposedly released and is release quality.  The answer is right there.

    If you're just going off what people are saying about a game... you will never have the satisfaction of formulating your own opinion. You should try it out... it's nice (all joking aside)

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

    One is a game in alpha with numerous, frustrating bugs

    the other is Archeage

     

    Fixed.  All joking aside, Archeage seems to be really hitting something with the Western audience.  ESO is gaining a seriously poor reputation with every day that goes by.  I mean think about it, people are paying 150 bucks to play an Alpha instead of playing a game that is supposedly released and is release quality.  The answer is right there.

    I think you are right Skymourne.  Look at the mess ESO has been since beta.   Bugs, exploits, poorly executed game play mechanics - and these persist into the released game.  Now take a game that has been out for over a year in Korea, that is being released in the west with more polish and far better game play mechanics and content.   ESO maybe a released game, but it cannot compete with a game that doesn't have all the bugs, exploits, and just crappy game play mechanics.    ArcheAge wins.    I'd much rather spend money on a game like ArcheAge rather than a half-baked, bug ridden game like ESO.

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  • MithrandolirMithrandolir The Deep Woods, NJPosts: 1,698Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by cheyane
    I am getting this but closer to beta since I am buying the beta which I understand is in June.

    Same here, although I am loving ESO in the meantime as well.

  • GrakulenGrakulen Staff Writer St. Charles, MOPosts: 460MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    I have them both and enjoy them both but AA will be wiped. Until that happens I do not want to get too invested. Until then I just level through ESO and by the time I'm vet Rank I'm sure Craglorn will be out. 

     

    Once AA wipes are done I'll be in that pretty hardcore.

  • MithrandolirMithrandolir The Deep Woods, NJPosts: 1,698Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grakulen

    I have them both and enjoy them both but AA will be wiped. Until that happens I do not want to get too invested. Until then I just level through ESO and by the time I'm vet Rank I'm sure Craglorn will be out. 

     

    Once AA wipes are done I'll be in that pretty hardcore.

    by the time I am vet ranked, AA will be out lol

     

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