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My ArchAge review

I know there are 2 parts of the game.  I only played the beginning theme park part and didn’t even finish it.  So this review will not cover the other parts of pvp and raiding and such. I also did not join a guild cause I was never turned on enough to decide to accept one of those offers.  like every other game being In a guild does make a change to gameplay..  But why join one if your not gonna stay more then a few days.  third note:  I was playing arachage (and other games) cause my main game went to shit on an update and I needed to do something.  I never went in thinking I would be a long term player unless the game was better then I expected and found it was.

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Day 7 Archage (the last day)

So archage didn’t get any better..  Day 7, level 31 and its routine questing and im bored.  Did do a area battle last night and that was boring.  So I have a lvl 31 character if I have have reason to go back.

Afterworld.  Seems Vik left the dev group 2 months ago? And nobody mentioned it even when the update went to shit? wow I am taken aback from that decision. Terribly taken aback. Now AW is down to very little chance of making me happy. ME.. Mr AW….. don’t like being treated like crap and we all are.

Guild Wars… now being downloaded. That’s Eye contact! ill see you there.

Day 5? Archage day -9 Afterworld

Afterworld.  The natives are restless , the devs are silent.  never a good combo.  1 more week of hell abounds….

Archage.  This game is now starting to get on my nerves.  Still streaming it for you to check in on.   But it feels they took some of the Korean quests which they couldn’t translate or didn’t think about making better quests.  I have had at least 5 quests where I get 2000 Xp for talking to the guy next to me.  I mean I don’t even have to move.  I get the quest I turn around and get the XP and money.   I’d say 10-15% of the quests are useless and stupid and they tend to give the better XP.   the rest of the quests are getting highly redundant.  Every 10th quest the mob level moves up 1.  u usually move up 1 at the same time so the mobs are always 1 or 2 levels above you.  Level 22 today and I feel no more learnt then level 13 or so.  just keep moving and doing quests.  I wont be able to survive this after the weekend if it stays the same and everyone tells me.. it stays the same.

So Guildwars next week?  ugh I need another beer (Note archage drinking levels are higher then afterworld).

Day 3 ArchAge, Day -7 Afterworld

Afterworld – Yes its being developed, yes I waited 20 months I can wait another week.  But I was sold on the upgrade being 10,000 times better then it was.  Sad.  If im put off imagine how the average player is….

ArchAge.  Day 3 started at level 14.  Entered the 3rd area for new quests.  quests.  really most of them are the same.  KIll something talk to someone and occasionally haul something.   I tried crafting but the growing system is very very complicated and very very slow.   To do my first craft I will have to farm (Yep, trees, animals and plants.. an actual farm) for at least 24 hours, spend a good 5 gold (I got just over 2 gold so far) and it looks to me spend a good 3 hours crafting.  This all to pass the first crafting quest – I spent a good hour or two working on trying o gather the knowledge and things to craft and came to the conclusion I cant afford it, the quest was too early in the storyline, or its too complicated and costly to do.  I am still twitching my days.  I saved the first day for people to watch.. last 2 days have pretty much been the same thing repeated just to skill up.  I can fly now with my wings.. that was fun for a bit…

Its obvious that at least another week for Afterworld to be down…  hope for good thoughts.


Well that afterworld upgrade went to shit

wow that sucked.  All that work and all the positives building up and the devs totally missed the ball on it.  some basic errors were fine.  Deleting pretty much everything in stores is not the correct use of grep in a data base.  The servers fighting the users is normal but why do these things never happen in testing?  really what is so different in testing then on a live server?   if this is true why didn’t some of the servers come up in a test with the users trying them out.  Instead of a clear wipeout of the game for X amount of weeks.

The game was in deep shit with hope.  Now its simply in deep shit.

And on that lets see what I have played with week.

  • Pirate101.  Nicely built, but has a paywall about 3 hours into play.  and the play wasn’t good enough to pay to get over (Actually in the hole) that wall.   I twitched it for the first 2 hours.  here it is to see –
  • Astro Lords:  Sadly a simple FB style game with no place to go and a desperate need to part you with your money to make the game go at any reasonable speed.
  • Archage… yep loading it now.  well if it would download without the connection breaking at 98% I will try to actually get in and try it…

Maybe see you in AW, maybe not…….