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Casual F2P player not interested in housing, farming or crafting. Is this game worth it ?

LobotomistLobotomist Member RarePosts: 5,829

I am casual F2P player not interested in housing, farming or crafting.

Not have to much time to grind. Perhaps hour or two each day.

And what i seen so far (lvl 20) - combat is ok but nothing special , questing is very basic.

I love sandbox, but I am more exploration and trader type.

 

So what has this game to offer for me ? And should I be better investing time elsewhere ?



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  • holdenhamletholdenhamlet Member EpicPosts: 3,761

    The questing is the worst part of the game.  For you it might take longer since you're only playing an hour or two a day on a f2p account, but once it's done it's over with.

    As a f2p your only real restriction is land ownership.  You will progress slower with less labor and xp gains, but it's definitely doable.  You can still do trade runs, PVP and everything else the game has to offer.

    And you could do what a lot of dedicated f2p players are doing and save up and buy patron status for in-game gold (currently about 100 gold which is 10 long trade runs- doable in a day once you get your donkey).  Then you could own land, sell on the AH, have more labor etc.

    But if you're really not interested in farming or crafting, you might not even have to get patron.

    The other advantage was having queue priority, but we haven't really had queue issues since they solved the afk problem.

  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,166

    trying very hard to understand...

     

    you said "Trading" but then you said NO to "farming" and "crafting".

     

    that leaves two options: "Flipping" and "hauling".

     

    yes, you can do both but...that cuts deep into trading opportunities. F2Ps tend to have a very flat-against-the-bottom kind of trading because of the huge influx of raw, illegally obtained cheap materials. So crafting is kinda essential in staying ahead of the peasants.

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  • SimsuSimsu Member UncommonPosts: 386

    Short answer is no.

    There is stuff you can do as a f2p casual (that isn't interested in the mentioned stuff), but imho the real fun of the game is being in a group of people and doing pvp in the AA environment. People can list stuff off that you can do, but none of it is unique or especially awesome in AA.

  • holdenhamletholdenhamlet Member EpicPosts: 3,761
    Originally posted by Simsu

    Short answer is no.

    There is stuff you can do as a f2p casual (that isn't interested in the mentioned stuff), but imho the real fun of the game is being in a group of people and doing pvp in the AA environment. People can list stuff off that you can do, but none of it is unique or especially awesome in AA.

    You can PVP as a f2p...

    I think the main issue with the OP isn't that he's thinking of going in as a f2p, it's that he's declared himself a casual.  The game does take a lot of time (or luck) to get good gear.

  • BalianWolfieBalianWolfie Member UncommonPosts: 236

    I am sorry but how can you trade with NPC if you don't farm, and how can you trade with people if you don't craft..?

     

    For casual, if you can afk a lot, by any means of afk, it'd be fine.

     

    One NPC traderun costs 60 LP to make and 60 LP to turn it; that's 2 hour of afk in game for F2P. And you'd probably get around 4-5G from it, by the second day. That's if you buy the mats from AH; producing mats via farm costs more LP on the traderun.

     

    On a relative note, LP pot costs 5-6g on my server. It really means the more pot I buy via gold from AH, the more I earn from it. I liked how people complain pot would destroy the economics and makes the game into P2W. I really don't think I am winning a lot by buying these pots tho, and people who sell them.. Let's say 5 bucks give them around 12gold in game. And Apex sells for around 45g..? I really don't know where these pots coming from because it really doesn't make sense to me. Oh yea, I am expecting pot to go up in price as it's a major gold sink..

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  • holdenhamletholdenhamlet Member EpicPosts: 3,761
    Originally posted by BalianWolfie

    I am sorry but how can you trade with NPC if you don't farm, and how can you trade with people if you don't craft..?

     

    For casual, if you can afk a lot, by any means of afk, it'd be fine.

     

    One NPC traderun costs 60 LP to make and 60 LP to turn it; that's 2 hour of afk in game for F2P. And you'd probably get around 4-5G from it, by the second day. That's if you buy the mats from AH; producing mats via farm costs more LP on the traderun.

     

    On a relative note, LP pot costs 5-6g on my server. It really means the more pot I buy via gold from AH, the more I earn from it. I liked how people complain pot would destroy the economics and makes the game into P2W. I really don't think I am winning a lot by buying these pots tho, and people who sell them.. Let's say 5 bucks give them around 12gold in game. And Apex sells for around 45g..? I really don't know where these pots coming from because it really doesn't make sense to me. Oh yea, I am expecting pot to go up in price as it's a major gold sink..

    That's true I didn't think of the labor aspect of trading.  But it's doable and profitible if you are trying to save for patron.

    With the OP's kind of schedule, it might take a very long time, however.

    Bottomline: you definitely want patron if you're playing this game.

  • VesaviusVesavius Member RarePosts: 7,905
    Originally posted by Lobotomist

    I am casual F2P player not interested in housing, farming or crafting.

    Not have to much time to grind. Perhaps hour or two each day.

    And what i seen so far (lvl 20) - combat is ok but nothing special , questing is very basic.

    I love sandbox, but I am more exploration and trader type.

     

    So what has this game to offer for me ? And should I be better investing time elsewhere ?

     

     

    I would say no, you wouldn't to near to the best out of the game. You would be better with one desgined for minimal investment drop in play.

    You coooooould play, do ok even I guess, but you would end up frustrated and unhappy and coming here to complain.

    So, spare us all and maybe look for something else ;)

  • PemminPemmin Member UncommonPosts: 622
    Originally posted by BalianWolfie

    I am sorry but how can you trade with NPC if you don't farm, and how can you trade with people if you don't craft..?

     

    For casual, if you can afk a lot, by any means of afk, it'd be fine.

     

    One NPC traderun costs 60 LP to make and 60 LP to turn it; that's 2 hour of afk in game for F2P. And you'd probably get around 4-5G from it, by the second day. That's if you buy the mats from AH; producing mats via farm costs more LP on the traderun.

     

    On a relative note, LP pot costs 5-6g on my server. It really means the more pot I buy via gold from AH, the more I earn from it. I liked how people complain pot would destroy the economics and makes the game into P2W. I really don't think I am winning a lot by buying these pots tho, and people who sell them.. Let's say 5 bucks give them around 12gold in game. And Apex sells for around 45g..? I really don't know where these pots coming from because it really doesn't make sense to me. Oh yea, I am expecting pot to go up in price as it's a major gold sink..

    you can steal other peoples packs and "trade" them in cutting your effective labor usage in half. there is also treasure hunting,  specific mob grinding, and manipulating the market that are essentially labor free.

    as for the whole "pot' thing i agree its pretty mind boggling. the only thing i can think of is that people have extra credits from the various pack deals causing an influx of pots(even now). also the price of apex has been slowly droping aswell....so maybe it just hasn't reached its equalibrium price yet.

     

    to the op....its doable but much harder and AA probably isnt the game for you

  • Tactician01Tactician01 Member Posts: 3
    Hi
    I would say yes!
    Simply because it is how I play.
    I play to do quests and dungeons that's it. Will do pvp when it happens.
    At no I have a 27 and a 14, I only use labour points to open loot bAgs.
    I play with a friend.
    I'm happy I've done all crafting before in other games without doing it here I'm playing free and happy.
    If time comes I need to buy patron I will but at present no need.
    So jump in and play like myself.
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