Post Reply Archeage? Is it good? Does anyone play it?
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Posted 5/27/15
Hey everyone,

I'm looking for a new game to play, since my World of Warcraft subscription has ended. When I first heard of Archeage ages ago, it looked really promising. I really like the idea of it, but I've just recently gone on steam and looked at the reviews. A lot of the people seem to think that it's pretty imbalanced, especially since you can (supposedly) buy the best gear using real money. Does anyone here have an opinion? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Thanks.
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There is a gaming section on here you know lol.
You can also go to reddit.com/r/mmorpg to find out some stuff.

But to answer your question as I played back in Open Beta, no. The publishers ruined the game and made it extremely pay to win. It's ashame because it is a nice looking game and it did have a lot of potential.

The games pretty much dead anyway, (steam shows there is only like 2-3k players average lol), because of how restrictive it is on players who don't pay for stuff just to gather things or...you know, just basic gameplay. There is a resource bar that's used for everything and once that runs out, you can't do nothing and either wait hours for it to refil or 'buy' these potions. That in itself should be an example of how terrible everything else is.
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Haha, yeah I realised there is a gaming section right after I posted. Whoops! :P

Yeah, that seems to be pretty close to what people are saying on the steam reviews. I might check out that reddit link, though. Thanks for the response!
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It's okay, little bit pay to win for my tastes.

I'm playing NA Tera instead, I would play EU since I'm from UK but Failforge Gameforge are the publisher so NA it is, only 110ms latency though, so still playable.
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Posted 5/27/15
If you like pay to win, endless hacking,exploiting and Korean grind ( which is your usual sandbox grind multiplied by 99999999) then by all means play it.
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Tera does look pretty cool, although I do have a few questions (if you don't mind answering them). The first is about the end game; is it very complex? I'm looking at a couple of the boss fights and they seem reasonably easy. One thing that WoW does fairly well is the new boss mechanics.

The second question is more so from what I'm seeing atm, which is that there appears to be A LOT of moves on this guys bar. Is that a steep learning curve? One thing about MMOs I dislike is excessive moves (particularly ones that you don't even use in your rotation and are just there for the sake of being there). It might just be because I don't know what the icons are and they may in fact not be moves, but I thought I may as well ask about it.
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Posted 5/27/15

swaggahonaydipz wrote:

Haha, yeah I realised there is a gaming section right after I posted. Whoops! :P


I've moved this thread over there.
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Posted 5/27/15

lorreen wrote:


swaggahonaydipz wrote:

Haha, yeah I realised there is a gaming section right after I posted. Whoops! :P


I've moved this thread over there.


Thank you. I'll make sure to be more careful in the future.
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