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I loved the game, there are not enough MMOs that are into actual role play like FOM is.
The diverse factions are all very interesting and the setting is damn good. I've only been playing for less than a day and I can see that it is a solid game.
However, it is brought down on the following faults: There are too many police. Not a bad thing you'd think, but these police don't ask questions they just shoot, it is impossible to complete a single objective in NYC without being ganked. Now despite the fact that I chose the Brotherhood Of Shadows faction, a faction that deals with drugs, I have never intended to kill anyone in the game. So as I go about my business I just walk, no guns out, barely any armor and then the boys in blue come hurling at me with the biggest guns you've ever seen. They don't bother to check to see if I plan to attack. They just shoot, I've never seen a single guy in blue choose to use their arresting function, which would be more than enough to prevent crime. It's just not proper role play for a police to gun down anyone that isn't in blue, if that were the case we wouldn't have a police force because they're just murderers.
And then the deaths just kill me. Seriously it's great that you are cloned. What isn't great, however, is the time it takes to regenerate your health and then try and find where you were -because you have to be a premium member just to teleport to a direct location of your choice- before you were shot down in cold blood. And then you realise that you have lost all of your ammo that you haven't yet loaded into your guns. That's another thing; if you have a high quality gun you have to buy high quality ammo too. So you find the right ammo but then the quality doesn't match so you don't have any ammo for your gun...
There is a lack of direction to start with, which didn't bother me too much because it gives oppertunity to search. But there isn't anything to do unless you're being shot at or talking to more experienced people that tell you not to Rage Quit. The reason why there are so many Rage Quiters is because there is a lack of respect for other factions. If you're not blue then you may aswell be a Jew in the holocaust.
I may continue to play a bit longer as it is a very interesting game... You'll know when you see me, I'm called Donnie Brasco