Whenever you’re stuck for an MMO topic to talk about on a blog, you can never go wrong with chewing on the concept of permadeath! This certainly prompted Unidentified Signal Source to new heights of game development analysis.
“Now, I find that the ‘waste of time’ portion is somewhat case by case,” said SDWeasel. “In fact, it relies almost entirely upon nature of games as a form of entertainment. If you enjoy the higher stakes, playstyle, and time spent doing it, then it’s hard to argue that the time was wasted.”
“DDO doesn’t mess around with short duration debuffs for things like that. Weapons can break and once they do they’re unusable until repaired, and that won’t be until after the quest is over. It was only by luck that I didn’t end up having to try to punch the final boss to death.”
“It’s not a total ghost town on this server. There are people talking in general from time to time, and last night the chat actually got quite busy. It was kind of cool to see. From what I understand, the real grouping fun happens on the recommended servers, servers like Firiona Vie.”
“I remember really liking the life skills, the horse taming/training/breeding system and other things about the game. So in knowing that you’d get some rewards for transferring early, I decided to patch my client (which was no little thing) and see what BDO was up to lately.”
“The issue that turned me off the most, though, was that season pass mechanic they introduced into the game. ‘Mechanic,’ I say, but it’s more of a business model that lets you pay money to gain access to a bunch of content… and then you get all excited about it but it’s just way too much of a grind… and then they fix it but I just don’t feel like playing anymore because they ruined the game for me.”
“Project Gorgon has no quest givers with a quest icon over their heads, by the way. You can talk to NPCs and then sometimes they give you a quest. Sometimes they also only mention something which gives you a hint on what you can do, but there is no mentioning of how to do that.”
“Unlike its predecessors, Secret World Legends kicks MMO norms such as running around mindlessly killing things to the curb, instead introducing investigation missions which place intellect above reflexes and brawn. While refreshing, this innovation can also be rather daunting to those more used to the twitch game style, so here are a few Secret World Legends tips and tricks to help you hop right over that learning curve amongst others.”