I wanted to do a first impression of Archeage but things just haven't gone as planned with queues. So, I figured I'd just lump in some thoughts in a post of what I've been messing about with. Throw out some thoughts and show off some pictures.
The game has charm to it. I haven't gotten too far but getting a pet, which follows you around and allows you to mount it, that was really a high point. Especially at level six, heh. He was a very cool looking pet at that (pictured above)! The questing is pretty much the same as in any basic MMO but what I look forward to is the more sandbox elements of this game. I don't know how much I'll actually play, I enjoy it, but the PvP is an aspect I'm not a big fan of. So, we'll have to see.
The combat is decent, more classic. I like it, it has a good feel to it. I also like the different specs you can build and all on one character. Never the need for an alt if you don't want to.
The bad side is that there is a flood of gold spammers, too many people in the starting areas, too many people in a lot of the questing areas. It is a bit jarring, all these people stealing mobs from others, bumping into people (which pushes the character), but all in all I've not had anyone rude to me. The gold spam is the biggest annoyance. It is constant. It will smooth out, maybe not as quickly as TESO and WildStar, due to this being a FTP release, but it will. Trion has added a few new servers, which is good.
I've been working on my new channeler in EQ2. I recently moved to a new server, Antonia Bayle,
We even have some brand new players, which I try to help out as I can. I sent a couple of them some plat to buy mounts at low levels, which was exciting. I know that was the first thing I wanted upon starting the game back in 2007. It was much harder then. it is fun to see the game through fresh eyes, to join in on the excitement. I love helping new players get their footing.
All in all I am enjoying my time playing in Norrath again. Dire asked me if I wanted to play EverQuest again, I wish he'd just move over to EverQuest 2! Ah well.
That's it for today. I'm still dabbling in WoW with an old friend and guild on the Horde for challenge mode stuff but nothing interesting there to report yet. Have a great week!