Echo of Soul trailer puts the spotlight on PvP

    
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Don’t worry, PvP people — Echo of Soul isn’t going to leave you high and dry. The now-in-closed-beta Korean MMO has released a new video highlighting its violent interpersonal conflict resolution, claiming that players could spend almost all of their game time in PvP if so desired.

Echo of Soul has several PvP modes, including battlegrounds, arenas, guild wars, and one-on-one duels. The video takes you through the Tribulation’s Vale battleground and how combat will take place on the multi-lane field. There’s also discussion how PvP will net guilds crafting resources for the good of all. You can watch it after the break!

[Source: YouTube]
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TitianHero
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carson63000 No More Tears I was going to give this game a shot, put down 25 dollars for the cheapest ‘pay to play a closed beta’ pack and was shut out by XIGNCODE. I shut down every single non-mandatory program/process/service and I still was getting a crash to desktop error that implied I was running something wrong.
Aeria hasn’t said anything about anything, apparently they crowd source their entire tech support to the community forums. There’s been a few people working really hard to figure out this issue but to no avail. Frankly, I’ve given up. 25 dollars was a pretty cheap to learn to avoid aeria games.

Dystopiq
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carson63000 Dystopiq This is one I wish I didn’t take for the team.

carson63000
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Dystopiq Every single word of that post is completely unsurprising. Thanks for taking one for the team and checking out this game so we don’t need to.

carson63000
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No More Tears That’s awesome, isn’t it? It doesn’t like you to have malware or trojans .. but it also doesn’t like you to run a virus-checker?

No More Tears
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No More Tears

I was actually looking forward to this, but I just found out it uses XIGNCODE for their “anti-cheat” protection. XIGNCODE is currently on my blacklist along with GameGuard, after I discovered it overtly scanning my secondary clown porn drive via Windows Resource Monitor. I have an inkling it was also intercepting my browser activity, causing “unreachable host” errors, but I have no hard evidence of that.
These programs are often such a joke, too. In one game that uses GameGuard, I disabled it simply by overwriting all of GG’s files with zero-byte dummy files… and the game works without a hitch. Hopefully there’s an easy way to disable XIGNCODE as well. It’s times like this that I can really appreciate the games that don’t have this kind of nonsense bundled with them. Actually, it makes me wonder how many games actually do have some sort of snooper code built in that’s not something immediately obvious.
Anyways, I got this from the Aeria forums if you want some mild entertainment:

What programs does XIGN Code not like? 

Avast Anti-Virus, BitDefender, AVG, or Avira , LogiTech Gaming Software (these are expressively inclusive to those that have macro’s/auto click/multi-key settings/auto hot key, etc.), MSI Afterburner, Setpoint mouse software, Daemon Tools (any virtual drive, really), NVIDIA Interfaces, Browser Extensions and Toolbars (Plug-Ins) – Any of them, Team Viewer, Most Macro, Auto Hot Key, and Auto Click programs, EVGA Precision, Sandbox, Net Limiter, Rivatuner, Any malware/trojans on your computer (even if you don’t know that they’re there), Dxtory, Any Program that causes an overlay (ex. Curse/Mumble), DropBox, Google Drive, Some VPN’s, Sometimes Skype, Microsoft Security Essentials, Steelseries Engine 3 (mouse software), Wacom Tablet Helpers, Possibly others
So basically, all you gotta do is reformat your computer. Oh, wait…
Yesterday I tried the game on a fresh installed computer excluding Windows the only thing I installed were the audio and video drivers. I closed the realtek tray app, the nvidia geforce experience app, Windows defender and every service I could, no 3rd party antivirus or programs. the xigncode was still warning of suspicious programs

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Greaterdivinity  I’m pretty sure most games with any ability that has a “no movement” restriction do this. Even GW2’s non-instant abilities do this — for example, you can interrupt your autorun with Hundred Blades or Meteor Shower, although you can interrupt it by attempting to move in a different direction. I think Asheron’s Call did this too.
It’s probably the best balance, with the alternatives being more liberal or conservative. EverQuest gives a little too much freedom since it lets you cast stationary spells while moving, although it doesn’t freeze you — you won’t always know if you failed the spell until after the cast is over. And apparently, EOS is more restrictive, prioritizing movement over abilities.
Without playing it, I can’t say EOS sounds terrible, because I vaguely remember some games simply popping up a warning that said something along the lines of “can’t cast while moving” or such. I think I’d like that more than EQ’s “surprise, you failed!” casting system. Maybe I’m just misunderstanding how EOS’ skills work though.

BuchiBuci
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So, another one of those “tabtargetinganimationlockedgenderlockedoverlybloomedflashyskillskmmo”?

Greaterdivinity
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AlexSmithWI I’m aware of that. But using an ability locks you in place where you are, it does not move you to your target. It will also stop you where you are when you cast it rather than prevent you from casting it until you stop (last I remember).

Dystopiq
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Rumm It’s incredibly annoying.

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Greaterdivinity PizzaDoh TERA has has animation locks.