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Posted: Jun 18th 2011 12:16PM (Unverified) said

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I played Shadowbane from release until they closed the servers. I found it to be the best PvP based MMO ever created. Unfortunately, a game focused on GvG conflict, with 0 PvE (aside from grinding mobs...) turned out to not be that successful of a model. Who knew! It's a shame that games like Shadowbane seem to be such an exclusive niche that only poor indie devs attempt to create them and it winds up failing (Earthrise is another perfect example of this).

Anyway, I wish I could get into Faxion, but the character movement/animations are just too clunky for me to get over. I have tried to play this game 2 separate times, once during the friends/family beta, and again during the open beta (hoping they fixed a lot) and wound up quitting both times due to the game just not "feeling" right.

The disappointing thing is that I don't think the clunky movement and animations of the game can even be fixed, and the devs probably don't see a problem with them. Constantly having the horrible feeling of the character controls in the back of your mind the entire time you're playing just doesn't make for a good experience. Good movement/animations is one of those things that when done right, you don't even really think about much (i.e. WoW, Rift) but when done wrong, it just ruins a game completely for me. Games like WoW/Rift might not be my cup of tea for many other reasons, but I can't detract from the fact that their games feel great to play.

I hope Faxion proves me wrong, as I'd love to get into it without feeling as though I'm fighting the controls.

Posted: Jun 18th 2011 12:29PM bleyzwun said

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This game sounded good, but as the other poster said, it's way too clunky. If the movement and combat is not smooth, I just can't get into a game. It ruins everything about it. Maybe they will fix it, until then the game is uninstalled.

Posted: Jun 18th 2011 5:57PM Faction 3 said

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If destructible Churches are in-fact in the game....I can only imagine how the "Lets Bitch, just to Bitch" people will come out in droves.

Posted: Jun 18th 2011 8:04PM NeverDeath said

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@Faction 3

This is the internet dude. They're already out, only it's in SWARMS instead of mere droves, and they're just waiting for tidbits of information on anything at all, so that they can complain about how unfair it is to X special group.
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