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Is this game worth the 150 for alpha acces i so wan to play it

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  • loulakiloulaki PatrasPosts: 918Member
    Originally posted by Raxeon
    150 is hard to get together atm even tho i f i can it be fine : )

    why dont wait for the 50 dollars part ? or for when it will be f2p ???

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  • summitussummitus TimbuktuPosts: 1,414Member
    Yes it was worth it for me , but really I would advise doing some research maybe watch a few streams of people playing it , you may get a better idea that way if its for you.
  • summitussummitus TimbuktuPosts: 1,414Member
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    No game is worth $150. So for the love of god, wait. 150 is too much. Anyone who tells you otherwise is crazy. Also why would you want to play in alpha. All your progress will be wiped out and then at launch you will have to repeat the same content.

    One things for sure , there is whole lot of crazy people running around in Archeage .. including me ! :p

  • fhnw1988fhnw1988 austrichPosts: 64Member

    its not worth it. No game in this world is 150 Dollars worth- no matter the bundle.

    You will burn yourself and leave the game before it even starts. And by the way, the game is just slightly better then the average asian mmo.

    If you enjoyed first time Linage 2 you wont be happy with AA because back then Lineage 2 was with its time- where AA is 10y behind now. 

    in the end its up to you- but do yourself a favor and do not buy it. Remember the game will go F2P and isnt doing well in other countries either.

     

  • summitussummitus TimbuktuPosts: 1,414Member
    Originally posted by fhnw1988

    its not worth it. No game in this world is 150 Dollars worth- no matter the bundle.

    You will burn yourself and leave the game before it even starts. And by the way, the game is just slightly better then the average asian mmo.

    If you enjoyed first time Linage 2 you wont be happy with AA because back then Lineage 2 was with its time- where AA is 10y behind now. 

    in the end its up to you- but do yourself a favor and do not buy it. Remember the game will go F2P and isnt doing well in other countries either.

     

    @OP , I wouldn't take much notice of this post , guy has done nothing but bash the game at every opportunity. There are plenty of balanced view points on these forums , this isn't one of them.

  • WhyspreWhyspre Plattsburg, MOPosts: 65Member

    Solid game play - the Korean voices actually work to make it feel exotic - on the fly groups, decent community [ass hats and trolls get ignored pretty quick :)] edgy in some places - open world pvp will do that - though it's not ALL open - just warzones and even then only when there's a war... except for the pirates :) The jail is funny... the gankers get busted and then they lie ... "someone just fell on my sword" 618 times... :) 

    You get nice bennies for jumping in early... mounts and cash store cred but wait.... there's MORE! :D I figure I'm in for at least as long as I was in L2 - and that was four years :)

    Find a guild, get 4 friends and form a guild - the game *does* reward hardcore players... I try to get on at least 2 or three hours a day [key is try... dang ol life getting in the way of my gaming!] - if you can afford it and you like gaming, this is a blast ...

    Sylentz

     

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    Whyspre

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 18,007Member Uncommon

    No alpha is worth $150, they should be paying you for helping them get the game in shape, not the other way around.

    Just have a little patience and wait for the release (and this goes for any MMO, not just AA).

  • LatronusLatronus Lexington Park, MDPosts: 692Member
    Originally posted by Loke666

    No alpha is worth $150, they should be paying you for helping them get the game in shape, not the other way around.

    Just have a little patience and wait for the release (and this goes for any MMO, not just AA).

    I totally agree.  I can remember when testing a game wasn't a cash grab for these companies.  I can also remember when getting into a "closed" test was a privilege and people actually provided good feedback to improve the games and not as a chance go play it earlier than everyone else then bitch because it isn't smooth when the NDA is lifted.

    i personally think that by allowing people to pay to test we have lost so quality testers and this has done nothing to improve how good a game is at release.

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  • ZeddakisZeddakis My Own World, VAPosts: 119Member Uncommon

    In the words of Scotty P...."No Ragrets".

     

    http://youtu.be/pSW2FDXuFe4?t=25s

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Raxeon
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    No game is worth $150. So for the love of god, wait. 150 is too much. Anyone who tells you otherwise is crazy. Also why would you want to play in alpha. All your progress will be wiped out and then at launch you will have to repeat the same content.

    I think this might be the official test server at release so it may not be wiped ( thats what my guild was saying)

    It will. You'll have early access though.

    Let other people influence your decision but make your own mind up about the game.

  • BurntCabbageBurntCabbage jeffersonville, INPosts: 371Member Uncommon

    why pay 150$ for early access and char. wipes...no game is worth 150$ and if people keep dumping this kind of money on a game all bets are off..whats next? 200 / 250 /300?

     

     

  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,492Member Uncommon

    You know, it's not a question of whether the Archeum Founder's pack is worth a $150. It's whether or not you want to pay $150 to have access right now. The game has more to do than most MMO's combined. The only way I can describe it is saying if you took Star War Galaxies + Assassin's Creed IV + Harvest Moon + Planetside 2, than that just might cover everything there is to do in the game.

    1) Build and own gardens, farms, homes, mansions, castles ( guild ). Buildings require resources to build and gold to maintain ( taxes )

    2) Build or purchase mounts and vehicles such as 2 person mount, stealth mount, merchant donkey for trade runs. There are multiple style naval ships all with a different purposes such as a merchant ship or heavily armed galleon or even the  "Black Pearl" with a naval system unlike anything seen in an MMO to date. You can even own a tractor for transporting multiple trade packs on land and last but not least, a glider to give temporary flight through the skies.

    3) Complete quests ( mostly traditional HUB style questing ). There are dungeons to be raided and crafting quests as well to attain a better understanding of the crafting system with helpful rewards such as miner or logging gear.

    4) The world is comprised of climates, all of which affect what crops and trees can grow where more efficiently.

    6) There are zones under ever changing modes of conflict on both starter continents. There is also the PvP islands where anyone can kill anyone.

    7) Criminal and Justice system. Be a Juror and sentenced murderers to prison or forgive a hungry peasant stealing illegally planted crops. If you live a life of crime, you can become a feared Pirate banished from the lands and forced to pillage and plunder the goods of the common folk.

    Really, you aren't paying $150 for alpha access. You are paying about $30-40 for alpha access and these trolls keep failing to point out the other rewards that come with this package add up to about $115 worth of in-game items, game cash and subscription fees. Oh, if you didn't know, AA is a F2P game, but you can't own land if you don't subscribe to the game. So you might want to take that into consideration before you decide.

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  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Uncommon
    No game is worth MORE than a car payment.
  • reeereeereeereee Posts: 1,203Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by summitus
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    No game is worth $150. So for the love of god, wait. 150 is too much. Anyone who tells you otherwise is crazy. Also why would you want to play in alpha. All your progress will be wiped out and then at launch you will have to repeat the same content.

    One things for sure , there is whole lot of crazy people running around in Archeage .. including me ! :p

    And this... ladies and gentlemen, is why the f2p model works.  Reminds me how shocked the EQN:L devs looked about how many people would actually pay for alpha.

  • DeathsmindDeathsmind Newbury Park, CAPosts: 180Member

    The game is worth however you are willing to spend. I bet they could have put a higher price tag on it and still gotten most of the players. It just depends on if its worth it to you.

    Do you have the cash, are you going to be hurting if you spend it, have you watched the Alpha streams and said this is a game you can play for months at least, do you think the value of everything you get worth the price tag, Can you wait until the beta comes out for the cheaper price tag. etc. These are all questions you should ask yourself.

  • HerzyHerzy ZwollePosts: 183Member
    Originally posted by reeereee
    Originally posted by summitus
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    No game is worth $150. So for the love of god, wait. 150 is too much. Anyone who tells you otherwise is crazy. Also why would you want to play in alpha. All your progress will be wiped out and then at launch you will have to repeat the same content.

    One things for sure , there is whole lot of crazy people running around in Archeage .. including me ! :p

    And this... ladies and gentlemen, is why the f2p model works.  Reminds me how shocked the EQN:L devs looked about how many people would actually pay for alpha.

    I think it really needs to sink in for many that F2P doesn't mean the game is being run by a charitable organization. It is free to try, and free to play to a certain extent but it needs to make money somehow. 

    The supporters are the ones keeping these games running.

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SlyLoK
    Not worth $150. Not worth even $50 honestly. It feels like a typical f2p asian game with big time syncs to hide shallow features.

    Subjective opinion is not the same as hard truths.

     

     

    That being said, if you've got the money then it is worth it.  Coming from someone who abhors Asian styled games (check my post history) ArcheAge really delivers on old school concepts and open world freedom that has been missing from this genre for far to damn long.

     

    At no point in the past week have I felt like I was grinding, because I don't push myself to do the same thing over and over and over.  working on my tradeskills, building up my supply of materials and doing trade runs on top of exploring a seamless world.  Not something I would call shallow features.  This game has more content then your average WoW clone and the majority of that content is suited toward the longevity of the game not the developer created stuff that gets mind numbingly repetitive.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MMOGamer71
    No game is worth MORE than a car payment.

    Where can I get a car for $150 a month?  I pay $400 for an average family SUV.

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by azzamasin
    Originally posted by MMOGamer71
    No game is worth MORE than a car payment.

    Where can I get a car for $150 a month?  I pay $400 for an average family SUV.

    It might also explain why it's such a big deal to spend that much on a game for some, and others it's no big deal ;)

  • reeereeereeereee Posts: 1,203Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Herzy
    Originally posted by reeereee
    Originally posted by summitus
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    No game is worth $150. So for the love of god, wait. 150 is too much. Anyone who tells you otherwise is crazy. Also why would you want to play in alpha. All your progress will be wiped out and then at launch you will have to repeat the same content.

    One things for sure , there is whole lot of crazy people running around in Archeage .. including me ! :p

    And this... ladies and gentlemen, is why the f2p model works.  Reminds me how shocked the EQN:L devs looked about how many people would actually pay for alpha.

    I think it really needs to sink in for many that F2P doesn't mean the game is being run by a charitable organization. It is free to try, and free to play to a certain extent but it needs to make money somehow. 

    The supporters are the ones keeping these games running.

    It's an interesting dynamic, isn't it though.  If the supporters aren't there the game makes no money and closes, but if the free players are gone everyone talks about how the game is dieing and starts making plans to move on to a new mmo.  The f2p model really only works well with both.

     

    Also you are very incorrect, some games really are f2p.  Just because the flagship western f2p mmo SWTOR tries to screw the free players at every opportunity does not mean that is the only model.  I haven't spent a dime on Tera in over a year and feel almost no negative in game effects from being a free player.  Neither game is running a charity they've just chosen very different methods for how to extract those profits.

  • ArcheAge2014ArcheAge2014 edison, NJPosts: 117Member
    Originally posted by fhnw1988

    its not worth it. No game in this world is 150 Dollars worth- no matter the bundle.

    You will burn yourself and leave the game before it even starts. And by the way, the game is just slightly better then the average asian mmo.

    If you enjoyed first time Linage 2 you wont be happy with AA because back then Lineage 2 was with its time- where AA is 10y behind now. 

    in the end its up to you- but do yourself a favor and do not buy it. Remember the game will go F2P and isnt doing well in other countries either.

     

     Russian archeage is making $10 million usd per month in profit.

  • Nemesis7884Nemesis7884 ZurichPosts: 880Member Uncommon

    i constantly hear things about trion and xl being in financial distress...seems to me they want to cash in quickly...and 150 is just unreasonably high despite what the fanboys will tell you how much of a value this is...this alpha/beta access buying has just gotten out of hand - especially for a free to play game...

    I'd recommend you to wait a bit to see if the game will get any ground before you start spending money...

  • Moar61Moar61 Miramichi, NBPosts: 259Member
    Considering that comes with a few months subscription it's a fairly good deal. 150 looks like a lot and it is for a game up front, but when it comes to mmo's you're gonna pay that one way or another.
  • RamanadjinnRamanadjinn Huntsville, ALPosts: 1,365Member Uncommon

    Don't take anyone's opinion on a game you can try yourself for free and see if you like it or not.

    Everything everyone in this thread said can be made irrelevant if you just go try it yourself.

    I have the entire summer off with nothing to do so for me $150 is a fair investment.

    So some other guy has 4 friends who all regret buying it.  I have 2 friends I play with that love it.  None of that matters when it comes to you, your money, and your personal tastes.

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