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BREAKING NEWWZZZ -- Lost Ark is upon us!

MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,325
edited June 10 in Lost Ark



https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Ark-Silver-Founders-Edition/dp/B094T3YGDK/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=lost+ark&qid=1623347660&sr=8-2


This the MMO I been waiting in the years for the west release, much content, much story, like its combat and play so I'm officially #hype

Seems the business model in the west will be F2P.


Alpha kicking in very soon with beta period before full release later this year.
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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,406
    AWESOME!!!! Now whats the payment model? Gonna need to know the details before I pay a penny.
    SBFord
  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,127
    edited June 10
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?
    kitaradTorval


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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,325
    Nanfoodle said:
    AWESOME!!!! Now whats the payment model? Gonna need to know the details before I pay a penny.
    From the site

    LOST ARK’S BUSINESS MODEL

    We understand the business model is a primary concern for players in the West. In all regions, Lost Ark is a free to play game with optional in-game purchases. We want to assure players that the Western version of Lost Ark will be a fair, fun, and a great gaming experience where in-game purchases are completely optional. We think it is important that players have a path to acquire all items in our version of Lost Ark without having to make a purchase with few exceptions. (For example, Founders Packs, services like name changes, etc.) We are still working through the details with Smilegate and will share more details later this summer along with our Prime Gaming benefits.

    SBFordNanfoodletzervoTokken
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,325
    SBFord said:
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?
    Yeah same. The game hits a bit like guild wars 2, it's not up-to-date in graphics, but the world design and style is done well that it compensates it.

    If it's too late, I'm not sure but it's not like the MMO market has gotten very interesting or competitive at all, so a large-scale title as this that is content-filled for me is welcome news :p 


    SBFordKyleran
  • Mr409WinsMr409Wins Member RarePosts: 2,307
    edited June 10
    Is this some kind of Bible-based game? The Lost Ark? And Noah?

    If so, I'm in. Count me as in.
    Kyleran
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,406
    MaxBacon said:
    SBFord said:
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?
    Yeah same. The game hits a bit like guild wars 2, it's not up-to-date in graphics, but the world design and style is done well that it compensates it.

    If it's too late, I'm not sure but it's not like the MMO market has gotten very interesting or competitive at all, so a large-scale title as this that is content-filled for me is welcome news :p 


    I have watched allot of streamers on this one, game play looks awesome and the graphics still look good. There is elements to this game that also makes it stand out in the ARPG-MMO area. I love the class system as well. 
    SBFordTokken
  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 23,119
    Because a release date of Fall 2021 count as "upon us"?  To me, it still looks like Spring 2021 right now.

    Regardless, this does look like a major step toward having a Western release of the game.
    Kyleran
  • kitaradkitarad Member LegendaryPosts: 6,569
    SBFord said:
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?
    Woot good to see you post and awesome news to boot.
    SBFord

  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,325
    Quizzical said:
    Because a release date of Fall 2021 count as "upon us"?  To me, it still looks like Spring 2021 right now.

    Regardless, this does look like a major step toward having a Western release of the game.
    The first alpha is very soon already, followed by beta in summer, so it's pretty upon us just not the full release yet


    Nanfoodle said:
    I have watched allot of streamers on this one, game play looks awesome and the graphics still look good. There is elements to this game that also makes it stand out in the ARPG-MMO area. I love the class system as well. 
    The combat is fun, the classes play can differ some I can't get used to but the one that works just works well, they mixed in a lot of an MMORPG into the game so it feels more like a top-down MMO, more systems, open-ness and such than say POE.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 37,919
    MaxBacon said:

    This the MMO I been waiting in the years for the west release, much content, much story, like its combat and play so I'm officially #hype

    Seems the business model in the west will be F2P.

    Alpha kicking in very soon with beta period before full release later this year.
    Well, it's not as if you can play Star Citizen or SQ42 anytime soon, right Max?

    Cheers.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 15,681
    Great news.
    kitarad
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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Member EpicPosts: 7,325
    Kyleran said:
    MaxBacon said:

    This the MMO I been waiting in the years for the west release, much content, much story, like its combat and play so I'm officially #hype

    Seems the business model in the west will be F2P.

    Alpha kicking in very soon with beta period before full release later this year.
    Well, it's not as if you can play Star Citizen or SQ42 anytime soon, right Max?

    Cheers.
    I play both, it's more of games for playing sessions and the long-term more persistent mmo as far I go xD
  • RoinRoin Member RarePosts: 3,409
    edited June 11
    SBFord said:
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?
    Valid concern. But I'm still going to play it. Enjoyed my time with the KR version, and played the RU version from its launch up until about 2 months ago. With the NA version I'll go a different path, playing the classes I didn't before. 
    kitaradKyleran

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,836
    edited June 13
    Vrad is General Tullius voice acted by Michael Hogan. (actually he voices several characters)

    I like that there are different "starting" areas so to speak. Or at least different origin areas.

    edit: it's just that the gunner prologue isn't complete. I suspect all the classes have a class tester so you can test one of the two alternate paths for the class you chose.



    Couldn't get into warrior but the female gunner and Mage (essentially ranged) seem more to my liking so far.

    Some of the dialogue is a bit over the top corny. I think if you try only one character you should try another as I kept rolling my eyes in the warrior prologue and was just frustrated by the combat. But then I changed class and it felt a lot better.

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  • KnightFalzKnightFalz Member EpicPosts: 1,907
    This looks interesting, but I was unable to try it and I'm not sure if my machine would be up to the task. I'll have to wait until a demo or f2p is available to see.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,345
    SBFord said:
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?

    I remember the rumors and the anticipation. Haha, good times.

    So, I got a key (thanks @blueturtle13 for the kind gift. you rule as always!) and played for a few hours last night. My mage is level 11 and chose Bard as her advanced class.

    Since Lost Ark is under some sort of NDA I'm not going to say much, but it definitely has its strengths and weaknesses. While it probably won't knock Diablo 3 or Grim Dawn off their pedestals as my personal favorites, it has its own unique appeal.

    I will say one very cool small quality of life feature is the ability to preview and play through your advanced class options before choosing one. It really helped me get a feel for the mechanics and flavor of each. For mage, it was a hard choice between summoner and bard. The bard won out mainly because it looks well suited to group play.

    My next class will be the female gunslinger archetype for the high damage glass cannon experience.
    SandmanjwTokken
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  • SandmanjwSandmanjw Member RarePosts: 404
    Torval said:
    SBFord said:
    I just saw this. I mean....maaaaaaan....Bill and I waited for that for YEARS and waded through all the rumors. I just wonder how well the game has aged and whether or not it's coming too late?

    I will say one very cool small quality of life feature is the ability to preview and play through your advanced class options before choosing one. It really helped me get a feel for the mechanics and flavor of each. For mage, it was a hard choice between summoner and bard. The bard won out mainly because it looks well suited to group play.


    That kind of preview thing is cool, always thought most games should have something like that to let players make informed choices.

    And hello SBFord, long time no see you and Bill, hope all is going great for you all.
    GroqstrongTorval
  • Mars_OMGMars_OMG Member EpicPosts: 3,502
    edited June 12
    The biggest thing for me is the lack of men classes. 
    It will be interesting if Amazon addresses this and gives all player the equality of being male or female , as it is right now the classes are very misogynistic, like most korean mmos.  

    Might load it up and try it again today. Just couldn't get past the fact I only have 2 classes to play :/ 
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  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 616
    Mars_OMG said:
    The biggest thing for me is the lack of men classes. 
    It will be interesting if Amazon addresses this and gives all player the equality of being male or female , as it is right now the classes are very misogynistic, like most korean mmos.  

    Might load it up and try it again today. Just couldn't get past the fact I only have 2 classes to play :/ 
    I dont think Amazon has contol over this tbh.  However the Korean version has released 2 male versions of the existing classes and are planning more for the future.  Im sure we'll get that for the west eventually.
    TorvalMars_OMG
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,345
    Amazon is just the regional publishing partner, not the developer. Other than maybe setting revenue expectations for publishing and making arrangements for distribution platform (Steam), I'm not sure what other input they really have.

    Hopefully this isn't beyond NDA, but in my opinion Lost Ark isn't really revolutionary in most core aspects. It is familiar in many ways, both as an ARPG and an MMO. There are more skill choices than most ARPGs offer which is a learning curve for me. In some ways Ark is uncomfortable because combat does feel a little different than other ARPGs, but that difference is a big plus with regards to standing out as just another ARPG.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 21,345
    Mars_OMG said:
    The biggest thing for me is the lack of men classes. 
    It will be interesting if Amazon addresses this and gives all player the equality of being male or female , as it is right now the classes are very misogynistic, like most korean mmos.  

    Might load it up and try it again today. Just couldn't get past the fact I only have 2 classes to play :/ 

    This would be nice. I don't really care about gender lock unless I think the character model is ugly and I hate it. Ark is a very pretty game. The ability to customize the character within a gender is pretty well done. It isn't going to knock BDO off that hill, but it does really well. My mage (Samovar) doesn't look like any of the other mages around. Also, it's an ARPG so I don't zoom in for character detail that often.
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  • Mars_OMGMars_OMG Member EpicPosts: 3,502
    Mars_OMG said:
    The biggest thing for me is the lack of men classes. 
    It will be interesting if Amazon addresses this and gives all player the equality of being male or female , as it is right now the classes are very misogynistic, like most korean mmos.  

    Might load it up and try it again today. Just couldn't get past the fact I only have 2 classes to play :/ 
    I dont think Amazon has contol over this tbh.  However the Korean version has released 2 male versions of the existing classes and are planning more for the future.  Im sure we'll get that for the west eventually.
    that sounds good :) 
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  • Mars_OMGMars_OMG Member EpicPosts: 3,502

    This game is pretty epic ! It takes a bit to get used but woah is it nice ! Things are looking up for mmo ! :) 
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,836
    Torval said:


    So, I got a key (thanks @blueturtle13 for the kind gift. you rule as always!) and played for a few hours last night. My mage is level 11 and chose Bard as her advanced class.

    I will say one very cool small quality of life feature is the ability to preview and play through your advanced class options before choosing one. It really helped me get a feel for the mechanics and flavor of each. For mage, it was a hard choice between summoner and bard. The bard won out mainly because it looks well suited to group play.

    My next class will be the female gunslinger archetype for the high damage glass cannon experience.
    We're the same, I tried Warrior but couldn't really get excited about it. Then tried mage and using the class tester I eventually settled on bard.

    The next class I made was female gunslinger and I'm surprised how much I like it.

  • Mars_OMGMars_OMG Member EpicPosts: 3,502
    edited June 13
    Paladin is wicked :D . I'm done playing this cause I want to keep it fresh for launch. I like trhis better then Magic : Legends :) . amazing animations, good combat flow, amazing graphics , cool cut scenes . Very cool game ! 
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