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Posted: Jun 30th 2008 12:40PM Anatidae said

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What was your impression though? Meaning, I really don't have strong sense of what you think of the game.

However, it is a nice walkthrough with pictures.

I was in the beta for a while and my impression there was that the game had a heavy grind feel. The quests were not planned out well and had a feel that I needed to run all over the place.

The gore was fun for a while, but it only covered up a bland me-to MMO. I feel really good MMOs should look at all the things the genera now does well and then tries to evolve in the places MMOs get the biggest complaints while slipping in a few new systems never seen before in the MMO worlds.

Take WAR. Public quests... just a way to make world raiding inclusive to everyone standing around. Very cool. Oh, and I love their quest idea that if you go and kill monsters in the woods, likely someone will reward you as opposed to the MMO that you have to find someone first to ask you to go kill those monsters, even after you have slain 100s of them nearby.

Posted: Jun 30th 2008 2:36PM Softserve said

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I played the beta too and all I thought was this:

"This game is trying way too hard".

I know it's horror themed, but nothing about it is scary or horrifying. It's just dark and almost needlessly gory. All the enemies just look like they've been turned inside out and given an extra set of teeth.

And then there's the name. Bloodymare? Seriously?

Posted: Jul 1st 2008 12:07AM (Unverified) said

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I have been playing for about a week now, and I feel I can clairfy a few things. That struture that is shown in the first image past the loading screen is the buisness end of a teleporting skill. When you use a teleporting skill that you get pretty early on, you will warp to your 'Home Point'. At level 22, I have only run into 3 of these: 1 on either side of the Guard Vilage and one in the next Hub town(not the 4-5 little cities you will go through on your way between them).

The 'flying mount' is not actually flying or higher level conent. It is a mount that you can buy from the game shop for 30 days. It is on the cheaper end of non-consumables. They are firmly rooted to the ground though. the only flying in this game is done through that air pad with the Wing symbol in one of the pictures. for 50 of the games currency(really cheap), you can fly from town to town in a minute or so, as compared to a 5 minute treck it would other wise take. If you are flying long distances, you may have to hop 2-3 of these flyers to get to where you want to go. Saddly, these are not present near hub towns. This is agrivating, becuse many of your pre level 20 quests start of in Guard village. You have to walk from the nearest town to get to it. It's a minor oversite, but a bit of an annoyance, ecspecially when you are going to the second hub town, as there are many aggro mobs between it and any near by town.

Also, you race does not define your class. It more so defines your overall play style. Turans(humans) become Defenders(think Paladin, but with a big ass wallop) or Templars(healers, powerful spell casters, and some good buffs). Surprisingly, they are the mose surviable class do to the fact they can heal easy and buff thier own mana regen from early levels.

The race that Akela chose become a barbain like class(whos name escapes me) or Shamans, who are the most direstly powerful casters in the game and get Good AoE's early one. They get a good Con boost when they level, but lack any ablity to heal thier own self, making them ever so slightly easier to kill than Turans.

My race of choice(with the crazy ass name I can't even begin to spell) can become either Assasins or Soul Reapers. Both are good at DoT's, and are the most squishy race of all(hell if I know why... I'm partially made of metal). The Assasin is about what you think... ast attack, decent DoT and DPS and hard to hit, except for thier ever so massive weakness to casters do to low health and the difficutly of dodging spells. The Soul Reaper is a DoT caster that can also steal helth, make an opponet stuck in place, confuse monsters, and in mid levels(35-ish) start getting abblities to summon undead.

And about the setting... wait till you get to the 2nd Hub town... it blew my freaking mind. Instant realization of 'So THAT'S why everone isn't dead'. Then again, there is a 2nd Island you can start on, and I know nothing of it. Not gotten so far that I am about to go Island hopping.

Posted: Jul 1st 2008 12:14AM (Unverified) said

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Kaoy: Thanks for the details! The other Bartuk profession is Warrior, and Kruxena is the name of the cyborg race.

Brian!: I'm definitely interested in playing more of it, as I say in the final sentence of the first paragraph. I'm not that invested in too many games at once, but we'll see how far R:B takes me.

Tony: I know. Bloodymare is kind of stretching the motif, but hey, it's memorable!

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