My collection of vids of the Archlord Beta. This includes, player/npc interaction, movement, PvE and PvP.
Onto my opinion of this game...
Wow, i didnt know Runescape got upgraded! There is A LOT of room to imrpove with this game. Despite the fact that it's in its early stage of beta, you'd think a game with a good concept and enough content to keep you busy would look good.
Three Races, Three Classes. Human, Orc, and Moon Elf. Each race has different names for their 3 classes, but they are virtually all the same. Knight (melee tank), archer (ranged fighter), Mage (magic powers). However, certain races have certain items and skills for their classes. The only other way to tell them apart is from there appearances.
The level of character appearance customization in this game is almost nothing compared to SWG. At the beginning, you choose you hair style, but NOT your hair color. Each hair style has only one hair color. Then you choose your face type. You only have a certain amount of choices at the start, but you can go to a beauty artist any time in-game. Thats all there is when it comes to character customization. No height or weight or anytihng like that, just face and hair.
To engage in combat, just double click on an npc. You have one toolbar with 10 slots but multiple panes you can switch to and from (keys 1 and 2 are only used for your health potions and mana potions as there is no healing profession in this game). Grinding mainly involves killing npc's and creatures, the quests so far give out a small amount of credits and xp, and at this point in the beta, its hard to find quests. To grind up your character, you will enter a "free combat area" in which anyone lv 5 and up can engage anyone else lv 5 and up to fight. To engage a player vs player fight, you must hold the Ctrl key and double click on your selected enemy. So if you are grinding and someone is near you, but neither of you want to fight, firing of an AoE will not effect him/her.
There is no player housing system, but instead a storage npc who you give items you want to store.
You can either sell/buy items from npc's, or you can go to an "item trader" npc in which you can buy and sell items from other people and to other people.
Transportation is quite simple. You must use a portal to a travel instantly. You can loot "passports/roundtrip passports" from npcs/creatures or you can just buy a ride to another city. At a certain level, you can buy mounts and combat mounts from an "Animal Breeder" npc.
To travel, you can either click on a location in front of you (like runecape) or move around with the arrow keys. The arrow keys are sometimes non-responsive and hard to move around with. To change the camera view, you just hold down the right mouse button and rotate around. Sometimes clicking on an area does not move you there, so you might have to use the arrow keys to adjust your location for a second then try again.
There are different chat tabs. In SWG terms... Spatial, Planet, Guild, Group, /tells. To send a private message, type /w *persons name* text.
That basically covers it all, if anyone has questions or if i might have missed something out just ask or let me know.