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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 12:39PM Dril said

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Interesting. This could either mean really tactical PvP (i.e. you have to make an individual choice whether to try and kill those who are vulnerable to you or contribute to the main battle line) or just mean everyone will be ganked by xXLOLASSASSSSINNLOLXx due to grievous imbalance.

Count me cautiously hyped.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 12:58PM Space Cobra said

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Damn! Some interesting comments.

I do like the "balance does not equal equivalent" thing. Very Multi-Player to induce grouping (and I like to solo). Of course, this will mean some classes will be played more than others and their focus will have to change if they want more people to play those classes less played (maybe some perks that no other classes get? Yes, I can hear the cries of "unfairness" already over the forums!).

The player-made loot thing is always nice to hear, but we'll see how that works out in auction house prices and ultimately in player economy in this game.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 1:07PM Zuljundwumn said

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I thought about lotro when I saw this pic, then I realized this character's armor looks good, so it can't be it.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 1:17PM Anciegher said

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@Zuljundwumn The characters in lotro is the #1 reason I don't play that game.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 1:10PM LeStryfe79 said

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YES

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 1:26PM Germaximus said

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Yeah well lets just see if the game lives up to that.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 1:52PM PaterFrog said

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I feel sorry for the horse.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 2:00PM Resurge said

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@PaterFrog lol i was just about to post the same thing.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 2:20PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Resurge I know right. It's 2011, you'd think they'd have fixed this clipping nonsense already.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 2:41PM bobfish said

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@Vagrant Zero

I've seen other art and video from them, they seem to have resolved the clipping issue with the character models and armor, but I guess weapons is a little more tricky...
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 2:30PM EndDream said

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Help me Archage online... your my only hope.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 4:58PM Saker said

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@EndDream
I feel the same! The same image/quote always comes to mind!
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 3:37PM Utnac said

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Isn't he just saying that not every single one of their classes (i.e. their entertainer classes) is going to be pvp viable, and that there will be 1/2 of those only that you will be expected to branch into for combat?

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 5:04PM Saker said

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"We are working hard to release at the end of the year; however, as always, the release date could be postponed for further polishing. - Grin ;) "

I assume that's the original release, wonder how long beyond that till the "western" version goes up?

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 7:46PM Muloktoo said

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Yeah. I'm so confused by this game because oddly information on it is extremely scarce. Is the game being released to western markets? Do they have an official website? I was looking for one but google was oddly coming up blank.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 10:13PM Saker said

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@Muloktoo
It is said to be certainly coming to the western market shortly after home release. But of course the details aren't worked out at least that have been made public.
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Posted: Apr 18th 2011 8:51PM Sharuk said

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When I browse forums of the mass market MMOs like WoW and Rift many are asking for changes and more sandbox type game play. ArchAge pretty much nails what people fed up of the current MMO content have been asking for.

Let us see how it does. I really feel people are so used to having their hand held and so used to linear content they will not like sandbox games.

I really hope ArchAge succeeds because it sounds amazing. But I am certain the vast majority of MMO gamers will not like this type of game play. I hope I am wrong.

Posted: Apr 18th 2011 11:18PM Kaoss said

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"setting the hearts of sandbox fans aflame courtesy of its deep non-combat gameplay" Is this saying there will be no combat in the game? Or just no PvP? Or just more emphasis on PvE?

Posted: Apr 19th 2011 1:40AM Jef Reahard said

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@Kaoss

It's saying none of those three things, lol.
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Posted: Apr 19th 2011 1:42AM Jef Reahard said

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@Kaoss

In al seriousness, I imagine the exciting things about ArcheAge differ depending on who you talk to. What gets me excited is the fact that they've designed whole systems that have nothing to do with combat (crafting, forestry, etc). Of course there will be combat in the game, but unlike most other MMOs, it's not the whole of the game in AA.

There is PvP, and FFA PvP at that (though not everywhere in the game world).
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