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I Can't Stop Playing Valheim | MMORPG.com

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edited February 15 in News & Features Discussion

imageI Can't Stop Playing Valheim | MMORPG.com

So Bradford might be a tad addicted to Valheim, the new Viking Survival game that is taking Steam by storm right now. Bradford recounts his weekend in the 10th World and how its progressed.

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  • slowz2secretslowz2secret Member UncommonPosts: 109
    so, this is a single player game right? i mean, if i want to play it alone, i can do it without annoying people stealing everything?
  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member RarePosts: 578
    edited February 15
    Sounds cool.

    Does the difficulty increase with # of players? 

     Does established settlements really ever face serious danger once you clear an area?
  • ShankTheTankShankTheTank Associate Editor / News ManagerMMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 170


    so, this is a single player game right? i mean, if i want to play it alone, i can do it without annoying people stealing everything?



    You can play solo, but it’s meant for small groups. We usually play with 4-5 on at any given time. It shines with co-op. Also, there is PvP, but you have to opt-in. You’re not playing on massive servers like Rust. You’re playing on small private servers with up to 9 other friends. It is way more PvE than PvP
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  • lotrlorelotrlore Managing EditorMMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 244


    Sounds cool.

    Does the difficulty increase with # of players? 

     Does established settlements really ever face serious danger once you clear an area?



    As far as difficulty creeping with other players, I'm not 100% sure.

    There are infrequent attacks on settlements - sometimes on other islands - and we've had to defend out main settlement quite a few times from Trolls, Draugr and other enemies that come at us with little to no warning. It isn't just your main plot of land either - Vinland and our Tawdry Beach settlements have all been attacked multiple times by creatures. It's rather fun trying to snuff them out. Hence the fighting platforms circling the walls in the screenshot above - easy to rain arrows down on Greydwarves and Skeletons from there.
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  • lotrlorelotrlore Managing EditorMMORPG.COM Staff UncommonPosts: 244


    so, this is a single player game right? i mean, if i want to play it alone, i can do it without annoying people stealing everything?



    You can! Also, if you do play on a server, you can built Warding totems to essentially lock down your stuff from other players. We're all on a server together playing so it's mostly communal, but I do like there are some ways to protect your gear.

    Also, flagging for PVP is as easy as a toggle in your inventory menu, so you don't have to worry about being killed by another player if you are flagged for PVE only.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,758
    This is an amazing surprise in early 2021. 
    Love the game!
    Whether alone or with friends this game is immersive, rewarding and fun. 
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,879
    Good story Bradford. It sucked up my weekend as well. We're not as far along as you are but I'm enjoying the experience immensely.
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  • WellspringWellspring Member EpicPosts: 1,403
    Game is certainly getting a lot of hype.

    Can someone elaborate on how the servers work? Is it all Peer to Peer or is there dedicated server hosting? Can I play locally and never have people join my private server?
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,255
    Torval said:
    Good story Bradford. It sucked up my weekend as well. We're not as far along as you are but I'm enjoying the experience immensely.
    We huh,?  I knew there was.a reason you weren't seen much in Appalachia this weekend.

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,758
    Kyleran said:
    Torval said:
    Good story Bradford. It sucked up my weekend as well. We're not as far along as you are but I'm enjoying the experience immensely.
    We huh,?  I knew there was.a reason you weren't seen much in Appalachia this weekend.

    I may have stole your FO76 buddy for the weekend =)
    Come join us 
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,758
    Game is certainly getting a lot of hype.

    Can someone elaborate on how the servers work? Is it all Peer to Peer or is there dedicated server hosting? Can I play locally and never have people join my private server?
    You can just play the game solo with no one ever joining your server
    Or you can play on your server and allow others to join you
    Or you can join a community server
    Or you can rent a private server (on a site like G-Portal) that runs 24/7 so everyone can play whenever they want like we do


      
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,879
    Kyleran said:
    Torval said:
    Good story Bradford. It sucked up my weekend as well. We're not as far along as you are but I'm enjoying the experience immensely.
    We huh,?  I knew there was.a reason you weren't seen much in Appalachia this weekend.


    I played FO76 later in the evening but still got my daily grinds done. The thing is I've about done everything in that game and all I have left to do is grind out levels and perk points. I'm sort of entering the burnout zone. Since it's between seasons it seems like a good time to not play as hard.

    You're welcome to join the Valheim server. I can get you the server info in Discord, or you can message Blueturtle too if you want (BT rented one on G-Portal). I didn't think you would be interested because the game is "Early Access", but you are most welcome to join and play. The more the merrier.

    There are so many things that can be done to build the settlement plus gather resources. I found a copper node bump sticking out of the ground. I started to mine it and it kept getting deeper and broader. Meanwhile @blueturtle13 built this cool path to the main house and crafting area. I continued to collect ore and fend off dorfs. Later on, after he logged off, a troll came by and tried to destroy our crafting area. I killed it. Another troll was further up the path and wreaked havoc on some torches and the path. I left it alone for now because I didn't want to waste all my flint arrows just to take it down.
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  • xDjevikxDjevik Member UncommonPosts: 19


    Sounds cool.

    Does the difficulty increase with # of players? 

     Does established settlements really ever face serious danger once you clear an area?



    The scaling works as like this from our experience.. The more people around you the more hp and mobs hit.. The game is built around a Heat map... so if you have 10 people all building in the same place your base will get hit more often.. If you go solo to a boss it will be 100% easier than taking 5-10.. Scaling with the number of players in the map doesnt seem to scale the world difficulty up but when you are close to others than it gets harder.
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  • xDjevikxDjevik Member UncommonPosts: 19




    Game is certainly getting a lot of hype.

    Can someone elaborate on how the servers work? Is it all Peer to Peer or is there dedicated server hosting? Can I play locally and never have people join my private server?


    You can just play the game solo with no one ever joining your server
    Or you can play on your server and allow others to join you
    Or you can join a community server
    Or you can rent a private server (on a site like G-Portal) that runs 24/7 so everyone can play whenever they want like we do


      



    What blueturtle mention.. You can also see some hidden information.. Pressing f2 will allow you to see your fps and data you are sending and receiving.. Along with steamid's so if you are hosting a server and you do get a bad egg and you set up admins you can kick/ban/whitelist your server.

    On top of that you have f5 which is like a console... you can type help in there and see a couple options but you cant use most unless you are admin.. but you can ping the server to check your ping..
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 14,586
    Yeah, I am not sure this was quite what Tolkien had in mind for Amon Sul, but your keenness makes up for that. :)
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,842
    Absolutely having a blast. Found my first buried treasure last night totally by accident...

    I'm going to cry when we finish the available content but its easily been the best $20 I have spent in a long time.
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  • TwistedSister77TwistedSister77 Member RarePosts: 578
    I haven't seen so many positive post by forums members before... not any negatives... aside from some wtf face person.  
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,622
    The AI is really dragging this game down for me .. Every Mob bosses included are really fuggin stupid .. Even the deer are stupid .. Starting to bore me with how little challenge there is at all to any combat
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  • SignexSignex Member UncommonPosts: 296


    so, this is a single player game right? i mean, if i want to play it alone, i can do it without annoying people stealing everything?



    Wouldn't recommend it for solo play, i refunded it as it got boring very fast playing alone.
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  • remsleepremsleep Member EpicPosts: 1,980
    Scorchien said:
    The AI is really dragging this game down for me .. Every Mob bosses included are really fuggin stupid .. Even the deer are stupid .. Starting to bore me with how little challenge there is at all to any combat

    Thats a shame to hear. If the combat is trivial than the whole survival aspect loses much point
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  • AsheramAsheram Member EpicPosts: 4,724
    edited February 15


    Sounds cool.

    Does the difficulty increase with # of players? 

     Does established settlements really ever face serious danger once you clear an area?



    Yes, more players in an area the more mobs and the harder they are. There are mini invasions on your settlements too.

    It is also fun watching different mobs fight each other, as an example I was sneaking up to a fuling camp when out of the blue 3 lox's ran in and started fighting the fulings. One lox lived, poor little green goblins all dead. Me easy loot pick up. ;)


    Signex said:





    so, this is a single player game right? i mean, if i want to play it alone, i can do it without annoying people stealing everything?






    Wouldn't recommend it for solo play, i refunded it as it got boring very fast playing alone.



    I have only played the game as single player since I got into its beta last august. It all depends on the person I think. I really enjoyed it and for me it was well worth the $20, I fully expected the price to be more.
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  • ElvocElvoc Member RarePosts: 517
    I started playing this solo and got about 30 hours in, so if you like to build, craft and just explore alone this game has all it solo, when you group with friends there is much more to do but either way the game is definitely worth the money..
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 18,632
    I feel Valheim has been grossly over rated,a very sub par game with ugly rectangle huts repeated everywhere.

    All that aside,the thing that would really make my day is if thousands of Valheim players went into Atlas Discord and spammed photos of Valheim gameplay.
    I would love to see their reaction and attempts to slow it down lol.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,842
    Wizardry said:
    I feel Valheim has been grossly over rated,a very sub par game with ugly rectangle huts repeated everywhere.

    All that aside,the thing that would really make my day is if thousands of Valheim players went into Atlas Discord and spammed photos of Valheim gameplay.
    I would love to see their reaction and attempts to slow it down lol.
    Why would anyone playing one game (Valheim) want to go into a Discord for another game (Atlas) and do anything at all?  Let alone "spam" it with photos.

    Your posts make less and less sense each day.

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  • kjempffkjempff Member RarePosts: 1,668
    Tedious, unforgiving and frustrating ... And freaking awesome game.
    You need to slow down and get into the flow; if you try to power play this game you are not going to enjoy it.
    Also nice to see an early access game at this high quality.
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