One thing about Project Gorgon is the immense skill system they have built. You get skill for everything. Death… picking mushrooms.. performing autopsies on the mobs you kill. Turn into a cow, or werewolf.. or whatever and you get a whole skill chain for that. Every level or 5 levels for most skills you get something.
Now this is only 3 days into the game and at the moment the skill cap is 50 for every skill. I have only spent time on one land mass and hardly have all the possible skills but you can see where this is going. We are told to not just get 50 combat skills but to layer all our skills up at the same time… Why? because a well rounded player is better at the game then a tank or healer. I LOVE THAT!
And CHOOSE ABILITIES. Once you get a stack of abilities gained from skilling you can select which of those to drag and drop to your quick bar. Abilities also get leveled. You start with punch level 1 and soon you can move it up to level 2 and level 3…. saving that small quick bar’s space with higher level attacks.
If this is the alpha with only X amount of content, imagine the full game!
After Rift destroyed my Saturday morning of gaming two small alpha games quickly came to save me. First up was Saturday and Project Ion. ITs really really alpha. Avas, mobs, loot is purely alpha like. Fun enough to play and I got a HOF on my 3rd mob. I didn’t get first day video because I had streaming problems. Went to play on Sunday and encountered a bug that logged me in to the server with no loot, clothes, chat… Like being on my own planet. ITs a known bug blamed on my TCP stack (HAHAHA) that is suppose to be fixed in next version, which is not dated. So this one sits on the sidelines for a while.
I went back to Project Gorgon after the F1 qualifying when I couldn’t continue in Ion. Again very alpha but more full of things to do and my god this baby is full of good humor. Streaming worked so we have Day 2 video. Day one I found a bug in the programming and on day 2 I had to start over again. But that’s fine (even thou my day 1 ava had better loot in it I didn’t want to lose) and since my first ava is out there I named myself dalewj2 (Imagination run wild). But started day 2 as a human, went into cow form later on. will play cow for a bit and move back to human after. This game (again if it can survive the alpha stage and not screw up going beta or gold) has a chance of being a very cool sandbox.
So since i had Glyph installed because of Archage, i noticed that some people i know have tried and liked Rift. So its easy to download and run as it allows you to play with only 15% downloaded. Cool i said i woke up this morning, made a nice bacon,egg and cheese mcmuffin for myself to fix the beers from last night.
Sat down. Loaded Xsplit. Started my twitch stream and off we go! Now i have 3 screens and because they come off 1 GPU and that GPU really is pushing the limits with 3 screens i have my main monitor as my 3rd screen. Its not my main monitor, monitor 3 is actually the one i use most. Yes its not right and well after enough system and screen crashes i have this system and no way in hell i will ever go thru the ordeal of trying to fix it again. The fix is simple a new GPU, which is far away…
so Rift, ya rift. It has a bug. It will not run in windowed mode on a second screen (never mind 3rd). Really it won’t. A search shows people since 2011 complaining about it all the way up to a few months ago. If you click on the title bar of the game while its on any screen besides monitor 1 it will… get this.. minimize and never let you maximize it again. Here is the stream before twitch deletes it…
So its abug, which after 3 years one would think would be fixed. But lookin at the reports on the supprot forum of rift and each and everyone is closed without 1 mention by anyone in support. Tells me .. they don’t care or the problem is too huge to fix at this point. Mentioning that it is a real problem, not just in our heads, would be nice.
But nah.. Trion has now offically disproven itself to me as a useful gaming company after watching what it did to archage and reading what its done to its other games. They are in a spiral that will not be survivable if they do not pull up soon.
So now back to find something for my Sunday…. here is an update of curent games im watching.
Afterworld…. getting worse… i think it might just need someone to hammer in that first nail to start the process. Last update was so hugely bad and pushed on live servers in such bad shape the average player couldnt stay logged in, most professions were unplayable and all the mobs disappeared. They got some mobs and some loot back after 5 weeks, players still cant move around much and about 60% of my storage (Yes the expensive part) is gone. One guy even lost all his ingame currency cause he kept it in storage (Full pvp looting is a bitch).
Earthrise.. looks interesting but the servers are down all week…. so don’t know if it is or not.
Project gordon … its interesting at the very least. But sadly a bug in the ava building process got me locked out of my accoutn and i havent been able to log in and play again. Alpha blues there.. but when my account is fixed i will be back.
There are a few small alpha/beta games i might go take a third look at. They are slow buils but hey i need something to do on sunday morning and it will not be the leaves in my yard.. dammit.
Well i found this little alpha game via a friend and thought why not try it. Its called Project Gordon. Ii is small, you can meander (I am a cow afterall) from one side of the map to the other in 5 minutes or so. But its full of skills skills skill. There is dieing skill, cow skill, a skill for everything!
Moo I’m a horse in Project Gordon
The people in the game are great, i got free stuff and advice the first moment i talked in chat. This is normal in small alpha gaming so i was happy not to be in the big named themeparks anymore.
I fished ( A cow can fish and have a pet..), learned how all these skills work, died often (There is a counter and description of how many times you died and how many ways). But i had fun because the game is made for fun! the humor in the game is everywhere. One NPC wanted to make hamburgers out of me cause im a cow.
So you say cow eh? Yes cow, but there is a way of becoming human again, or a pig…. or a few other things. I became a cow because i was killed by a cow with an attitude. If i went back (And i did the next morning) and killed the cow i returned to human form.
Questing is my next step. To find all the things and hidden places, and try and figure out why i can become a cow, something i have never done in my 20+ years of MMOs….. MOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
The stream is here starting about 20 minutes in. I had already been transformed into a cow and was at that point just trying to figure stuff out.
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