Look good on paper, but since it's the Korean based Lineage series, you know it's going to fall short with what gamers of other regions want. Korean MMO's always look pretty, but there's a very good reason why they don't do well in any region but Asia. They focus far more on making their playerbase jump through repetitive hoops to prolong play, rather than giving them engaging, fun gameplay. These games are always a blast, for the first 20 levels, after that they turn into a snorefest.
Sorry, I have no doubt that this will fall flat on its face just like *every single* Korean based MMO that comes to North America or Europe.
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age"
Anyways, this wasnt my point - people claiming asian MMOs to be pure grind games, ignoring the the comparison with WoW, where you also basically grind all day long. Grind quests, grind honor, grind arena points, grind gold, grind dungeos/raids/mob XYZ for reputation.. but the difference is, in Lineage II and some other NCSoft MMOs, the goal was never to reach max level as fast as possible to be competitve. Sure, some servers were already older and more developed than some others, but you were involved in all major parts of the game with low level and could engage endgame content from this point.
Basically what I'm saying is, you are all spoiled by the clusterfuck of an MMO WoW became and you'll never be happy even if *some western MMO* appears.
Last edited by Epsi; 2011-11-16 at 08:48 PM.
1) not everytime i'm in the mood to play online with other ppl. I don't know how D3 will look like but i bet they'll implement it so that single players will be almost meaningless.
2) i want some nice games that i can play when (for example) i'm out of town for work, or when i'm on vacation or something like that. Just an hour of fun without a connection.
I was sceptical that anything could rival Diablo 3, but wow I'm impressed, I'll be playing both for sure
i like how much hate NCsoft is getting... from such a "horrible" company they seem to have a pretty large fan-base to be able to produce something like this, considering it still has a long way to go.
I think a lot of people need to stop sucking on blizzards teat and look at games for their gameplay value, not the tags associated with the game...
Last edited by the1skate; 2011-11-16 at 10:15 PM.
Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house. As a matte of fact, just don't throw stones at all. They hurt.
Just for the record, WoW subs are around 4 million, too in the west - and we're like how many people? ~2 billion?
That game looks pretty awesome. If it has an offline mode I'll play it over D3 no issue.
The combat design with the dragging of the mouse to use different skills looks like it could be pretty fun.
It actually is a fairly impressive gameplay trailer.