I'm settling in and finding that my first few play throughs where kind of wrong in how I was attacking leveling. Was following the story for the most part and not fully visualizing the scope of the game in terms of rewards, gear and deck building.
When I reached lvl 24 I tried to tick up the difficulty of the instance only to be perplexed at how under geared I was. I thought it was a decent roll but upon further inspection I seem to be missing some ++ for actually finishing a region per regional point system.
Some of my other blunders were not fully understanding the itemization and upgrading of equipment. I was wildly clicking at things that ultimately had no baring on my characters overall output of mitigation.
The biggest thing is i'm yawning while playing the game. For most people that would mean being bored, but for me it is a kind of reflex reaction to games I know I will be spending a lot time in. Other yawn worthy titles include Lord of the Rings which I played for over a decade, Age of Conan, Rift and the first yawn expercience Lineage 2.
I will have to say so far with what little I've done, im completely impressed with Cryptic's ability to intertwine a story that is easy to follow even if you click through it. There's different vibes given as the story progresses but have a keen feeling that a plot twist will happen at some point. I am pretty firm on stating, this is Crypics best game they've ever made. Sound design including music is AAA quality. Content wise, what is setting this game apart from other ARPG's is grouping, players in zones running around together and true 3d game world. I'm not sure how many ARPG's have pure 3D worlds but this is the first one I've played with true 360 turning of the camera.
There's a few things I will hit on as I progress and felt making one thread would be easist to share them