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For some you this topic may be redundant if you are familiar with AC. Some of you have been away for years, while other's have never stepped foot in Dereth.
I have recently come back to Asheron's Call again and would like to make a topic here with some information for those looking for a good MMORPG, or looking to return.
Who am I? I have been playing AC off and on since 2000, and played almost every MMORPG on the market to date. I'm 24 years old. I was formerly Darkness Reborn of Harvestgain, and X-Legend of Darktide (2002-Present). If you would like possibly a patron or a guild you can find me as Science Fiction, on Frostfell.
Pro's and Cons:
Picking a Server:
There are currently a handful of servers.
Darktide is a full drop, signature PvP server. It is one of the most unique PvP experiences you will find in a game to date. It is the original unforgiving die any time any where game. Guilds are very tight knit, the community can be very harsh if you are new. Leveling, getting gear, etc. Is all harder on Darktide, but the pay off can be a very rewarding competitive, PvP full drop experience. (Usually 300+ people online daily)
What if I don't want to play on a PvP server?
I would suggest Frostfell. Frostfell is the highest population white server (non-PK) followed by a few that you could also play if you really want to, but if you're looking for shear numbers of players. Frostfell is the best options (200-300+ online daily)
From what I hear, Harvestgain (my original server) and others are still doing well, but you won't find as many people.
What class should I play? (Max Level 275 with augmentations, and other options)
The easiest class to learn, level, macro, play and PvP is a melee.
The fastest leveling class in the game is 2 handed, it cleaves multiple monsters down at a time, in Asheron's Call you can now respecialize and move attributes a few different ways. Many people level up as 2 hander to level 230+ and then switch to their desired actual class. In dungeons you will use less spell components and level faster.
Bow/Missile is good for PvP, and my favorite class. It's fluid, fast, and good range, I find it very relaxing to run around on a bow guide sliding around gunning arrows at people. Bow's now have prismatic arrows if you are specialized in fletching, which can be purchased and change elements with the type of bow you're using. Previously you had to have different arrow elements made up for each different bow element you had.
The long time favorite for PvP and many players is Mage / War Magic.
It's a very powerful class, capable of soloing just about anything. In PvP a good mage requires skill, and there is special casts people train themselves on to dominate other players. It is a difficult class to master. You can youtube 'Rookie on Darktide' and find some casting videos on how much goes into a good mages cast (Requires slide casting etc)
- Classes are fairly balanced in A.C. and any of them are fun.
Dual Wield / Heavy Weapons is good
Missile Bow or Crossbow is good
Mage is good
Void is good, there really is no terrible class if you know what you're doing.
In A.C. there is many ways to progress.
First XP, - Reaching Level 250+ is a good start (Max 275)
Augmentations (you can learn augmentations a few diff ways, most have a 1-2 week timer) augmentations can make you have more health, increase buff durations, decrease amount of loot you drop on death, etc.
Luminance augmentations - a second form of experience you can earn after lvl 200, that allows you to further augment your character cit chance, overall dmg output, and some other things.
Attributes/Skill Points - obviously tie into XP.
Society / Quest Factions and grinding quest / colloseum tokens, items and rewards.
The UI and Graphics can be a turn off to a total AC noobie. The game starts to pick up after 150. The housing, guild system, and PvP is well worth it and as good as any game out there. If you like lore, exploration, and loot. AC is a game you should check out.
The game is vastly different from even 2-3 years ago. Now with Void Magic, ( a DoT/Warlock type spell mage) Dual Wielding, Shield Skill, Level 8's, Epic Cantrips (+20 skill points over regular buffs can possibly provide on armor/weapons)
-Science Fiction of Frostfell