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Posted: May 11th 2010 5:12PM Pingles said

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I recently returned to this free-to-play game after having PC trouble with the game engine a while back in closed beta.

While it is an odd duck I am having a ton of fun.

It currently has no PvP (promised in future patch) and the low polygon graphics may be off-setting at first but the world design is fantastic and the variety of animal species (and robots) that you can choose from is amazing.

The class system is a great design that I'd like to see more games adopt. You pick a base class and then you can choose specific spells/skills from any of the other classes.

Great fun and good community.

Posted: May 12th 2010 4:25AM whateveryousay said

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It is a nice game and a nice community. Certainly of a higher quality than more browser-based MMOs. Family friendly too.
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Posted: May 12th 2010 10:00AM Ripper McGee said

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Earth Eternal is currently my favorite game (other than the one I'm working on :D ).

I dislike critiquing it as a modern 3d browser game, though, because it's not the first, nor is it unique in that sense ( Fusion Fall and Free Realms have been out a while). It's obvious that Sparkplay intends for EE to eventually be a full-featured MMO, so I generally like to think of it along those lines. As such, EE has a ton of promise, but having small staff and relatively small budget, still needs polish. Compare it feature-to-feature with other currently released MMOs and it falls a little short. The good news is the staff at Sparkplay is doing a fantastic job. The game is officially still in open beta (I like to think of it as a soft launch), but is obviously being improved.

A big part of what makes EE so good, especially for those of us who've tested and followed the game for a while, are the official development teams and the volunteer moderators (Earth Sages). Their community manager is great, the team communicates well with their player base and has made obvious changes based on player feedback and the Lead GM and volunteer moderators (Earth Sages) have a very visible and constant presence in game, keeping it fun, friendly and clean. Sparkplay is great about generating buzz and maintaining player interest with regular events and collector's item credit shop sales. This month's event is a perfect example!

My only real complaint? I want the type of changes and polish I think are necessary NOW (like every other opinionated player, of course)!

~Ripper

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