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03-03-2016, 01:42   #31
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The only thing I hate so far is the gender restrictions, if your wondering about crafting and gathering it's easier to leave all that till you get veilena (3rd town area) it's full if quests for it.
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03-03-2016, 08:37   #32
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€30 for the basic package seems fairly reasonable if that game gets some good reviews.

Any more passes going around? I wouldn't mind giving it a shot over the weekend at least.
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03-03-2016, 10:44   #33
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i tried to claim my passes there but i dont think i can at the moment server maintenance from 8am-2pm today.

So far im enjoying the game got a nice trade network set up, took a while to figure it all out was a bit head scratching, but once you get it down it makes sense. The best way to think of the game is that it is like a really super sexy rune scape and the quests are really for getting more contribution points and not for leveling up as you can do that fairly quick just mashing mobs which is kinda fun as hell. Also quests and everything you do is shared over all your characters so you will have the same workers, homes, nodes that you set up on any character.

I did my first trade run last night loaded up my donkey and set of got attacked by purple bandits and died lame, but recovered my donkey from a stable master for 10k silver ! still had my trade goods on it and i made like 30k of that stuff i was not expecting to get a profit of that was a nice surprise. Im enjoying this more than i was expecting to its nice not just going quest hub to quest hub like in other mmo's. i can just wander off and do what ever i feel like.
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I did my first trade run last night loaded up my donkey and set of got attacked by purple bandits and died lame, but recovered my donkey from a stable master for 10k silver ! still had my trade goods on it and i made like 30k of that stuff i was not expecting to get a profit of that was a nice surprise. Im enjoying this more than i was expecting to its nice not just going quest hub to quest hub like in other mmo's. i can just wander off and do what ever i feel like.
Wait, what? Your mounts can die?!
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I watched some of the features earlier, and there seems to be a huge amount of things to do. I'll wait to try it with the guest pass (cheers Adorable), as i've been burned a few too many times with MMO's in the past, but it looks great.
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got myself a key. no need to send me one if anyone was going to .
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Cheers Adorable, looking forward to trying it out.
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Well its a fun fishing game at least

Need to build myself a boat now though...
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04-03-2016, 09:41   #39
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So finally managed to complete the download by around 11pm last night. (it's hulla slow but seems capped on their end)

Got in and spent a while in character creation. Had a few moments of absolute hilarity while messing about. Honestly had tears streaming down my face. That stupid grin or angry look you can give them really made me laugh. I left my character with a the smile look which I now regret. I thought that look would only appear if you went afk for a while. It feels wrong to run around bashing wolf heads in with a mad smile on your face. Will prob delete the character and start again as only played about 2 hours or so. Want my main character to be proper so will make him normal and any alts look funny.

I picked the Warrior class. Really enjoyed it so far. Takes a little while to get the hang of. I'm not used to combos etc but when you get them going, you can really bash heads. Was running into groups of mobs 8+ and easily downing them.
The game itself is beautiful and pretty well optimized. I'm pulling between 80-90fps on a gtx970, i5 3570k & 16 jigglebits of ram on max settings. Even during insane aoe spam it seemed fine. I'll know more when I hit heavily populated areas.

I'll know more about the game after the weekend as I only had about 2 hours last night.
It's not without some bugs. I had problems of chat windows not showing and HUD getting all messed up but both were easily fixed with a HUD reset (option in the menu) and a log off for the chat windows. Day 1 teething problems anyway. Wouldn't expect anything else.

Looking forward to playing again this evening and getting much further.

Just a quick note to anyone about to download. First - check the launcher and make sure your settings are set to Europe. Doubled my download speed obviously and seems to be US by default.
Second - Ignore the download speed you see. Mine sat saying 15 min until completion for 2 hours. I don't know what way they are calculating it but it's wrong (and the problem is not on my end cause I downloaded the Division just beforehand which is roughly the same size in 15-20 min)
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What servers are people playing on? Didn't get to play last night as it was taking a while to download, but will this afternoon.
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I am on Alustin names Drezzil lonestone
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Just started building a raft, il try get a ferry tomorrow think i have most of the materials. I have the town you start out in set up for black stone powder and making ingots and i currently have veila for ships and tools. Here i come sea yarr
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Hey folks, I don't suppose anyone has a spare guest pass? I'd love to give it a bash before forking out for one of the packages. Been wanting to get back into a non-monthly sub mmo but GW2 isn't holding my attention for long.

For anyone that bought the Explorer's package - are those 3 extras really worth the added €20? Was watching a video saying it's probably better to travel on foot early on to gain stat xp of some sort?
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If u register on the bdo forum topic on there for people giving out guest passes, I found explores handy enough nice horse a pet which can loot and do other things depends on what u pick, wasn't Bad not sure of its worth it now with our the head start might be worth doing math and see if you can get more from the cash shop with 20 of u get the base game for 30
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