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Old 09-24-08, 01:26 PM   #25
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Few questions:

1. How instanced is this game? I guess the dungeons are instanced. but what about zones? If the zones are not isntanced (ie ala true MMO world), is there a loading screen between them or are the zone transitions seamless just like in WoW?

2. Is there gonna be free trial or something?

3. How viable is it for a PvE-oriented player?

Thanks!
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Old 09-24-08, 03:02 PM   #26
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Few questions:

1. How instanced is this game? I guess the dungeons are instanced. but what about zones? If the zones are not isntanced (ie ala true MMO world), is there a loading screen between them or are the zone transitions seamless just like in WoW?
I am level 13 and haven't seen an instance. The game is all PVP. If there are instances then I don't know about them.

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This is a PVP oriented game. The PVE is normal MMO stuff and is fun but I really enjoy PVP so this game is right on for me.
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Old 09-24-08, 04:03 PM   #27
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PQs are sorta nice for the PVE part, but other then that the PVE part is sorta run of the mill MMO deal.
Havent gotten far enough to try a dungeon yet (I know there is atleast one in Inevitable City that unlockes when the city levels up), but PQs are sorta like fast PUG group runs.
Bit more fun and challenging if you are few.

Though we had to be around 15-20 people to get Biletounge down, a Tier 2 Chaos PQ boss, Big troll and a "Lord" which I spose is the step above Hero.
It does a nasty AOE that one shotted me a few times, when it double procs its attack it´ll kill a tank with less then 5k hp or something like..


The world is split into Tiers, separate contained areas (but not instanced in the sense that there are several Tier1 areas open on one server, everyone in chaos T1 is in the same one)
First you have 3 pairings (chaos vs empire, greenskin vs Dwarves, Dark elves vs High Elves), which are split into 4 tiers each.
Tier1 in the chaos pairing is one chaos area, one empire area and a RVR zone inbetween, this is one big area with a rough level span of 1-11 (you cant enter that BG past lvl11, each Tier has its own BG, or Scenario).
the pairing is split into 2 maps with a minor loading hickup inbetween (sorta like WOW, NOT a loading screen or separate area).
Once you´ve hit lvl12 and want to do a Battleground run you have to move up to Tier 2, which spans 12 to 22 or somesuch, you do that by following a road and entering a portal into the "Chaos vs Empire Tier2", which is a quick loading screen.
You can fly between the pairings and tiers.
On a Core server, if you are past lvl12 and get RVR flagged in Tier1, you get turned into a chicken, on Open RVR servers you can go one Tier below your own without the chicken debuff.

I belive the T4 area is much larger, and they also contains the capital cities where the big battle is. (currently only the Chaos vs Empire have captials and a city to city war)
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Old 09-24-08, 04:10 PM   #28
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This is what happens if you go into a RvR zone when you are too high.



Pretty damn funny. It is the coward debuff. The only way I got rid of the debuff was to log out and log back in. LOL
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Old 09-24-08, 05:40 PM   #29
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Few questions:

1. How instanced is this game? I guess the dungeons are instanced. but what about zones? If the zones are not isntanced (ie ala true MMO world), is there a loading screen between them or are the zone transitions seamless just like in WoW?

2. Is there gonna be free trial or something?

3. How viable is it for a PvE-oriented player?

Thanks!
Honestly if it is raids and instances you like...better off sticking with wow.
This game does actually have dungeons in the major city and I think they go from level 15 up...I havent been into one yet but our guild is doing them this weekend. I hear that they are quite short though, nothing like the wow raids...Im quite pleased with this. Im over raiding for awhile.

PVE- There is plenty of quests and PQ's to do but the maajority of the game revolves around PVP....The majority of the PVE however is not kill 10 million bears to get thier tongues etc.....while there is some grinding, the drop rate is always 100% which is fantastic!

The most frustrating thing I am finding with questing is the "go and find blah blah...he wanders the hills over there" and then I spend 10 hours trying to find him Hehe
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Pretty damn funny. It is the coward debuff. The only way I got rid of the debuff was to log out and log back in. LOL
lol..yes, a friend of mine had this happen to him back in beta days when he was helping me out.
He had to log back out to remove it aswell....we thought it was hilarious at the time to.
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All I do is PVP. If I see red I kill or try to kill it. I don't really care if I die. It's all part of the fun.
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Old 09-24-08, 06:47 PM   #32
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By instanced I didn't mean if the game has dungeons, but rather if it is a persistent world.
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All I do is PVP. If I see red I kill or try to kill it. I don't really care if I die. It's all part of the fun.
Death isnt to bad in WAR.....you die, you spawn next to a healer, you repair and off you go.....being a sorceress, we get used to death.
A friend of mine is playing a chosen and I was watching him taking on 3 enemies and once with almost no damage to himself.

Still...I guess I can stand back unseen and fire my magic missiles.
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By instanced I didn't mean if the game has dungeons, but rather if it is a persistent world.
Ok...Im not really sure I get what you mean by that.
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By instanced I didn't mean if the game has dungeons, but rather if it is a persistent world.
No. You do go through a portal to get to another tier but that is it. It is not like AoC.
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Well is it worth trying? I've been thinking about it.
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