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Posted: Dec 9th 2011 10:15AM Grumms said

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The things I would do for beta access...

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 10:29AM Pars18 said

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Looks great! The combat animations looks like they've been tweaked a bit. I love that mud effect.

I lol'd a bit when the deceased mount spawned. :( The ressurection spell is pretty neat, too- I like the way it sounds.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 10:31AM Lockisezmode said

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Coming along nicely

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 10:43AM Tizmah said

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This game looks really fun.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 10:50AM Malvious said

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Not my type of game looking at the videos :(

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 11:12AM Space Cobra said

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They really seem like busy devs over at XLGames.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 11:24AM (Unverified) said

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Love the donkey mounts. Nice animation and I liked how they don't just magically disappear/reappear when you mount or dismount.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 11:28AM yeppers said

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Your comment reminds me of when (in WoW) hunter pets didn't disappear when you were mounted. The mob of mounted riders and pets moving through Alterac Valley was intense. I'm sure it's not connected; but, it seemed the game's luster was dimmed a few shades when pets disappeared while you were on a mount.

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Posted: Dec 9th 2011 2:12PM Apakal said

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I'll trade luster for the gang rape mob chain that constantly occurred when flying mounts were introduced.

It was funny the first few times a random hunter pet come running by seemingly without owner and a 20 mobs in tow. It quickly stopped being funny.
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Posted: Dec 9th 2011 11:38AM MMOaddict said

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Sandparks!!!!! I soooooo can't wait for this game and others similar to it. Forget WoW, Rift, SWTOR, etc, I want to feel the magic again like I did just watching these 3 videos. Had that same feeling of awe watching the GW2 vids too. Notice, how you can hide in those giant bushes without seeing your character or a player's name. Great for PVP ambushes, ;D

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 2:20PM Valdur said

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It looks like a world and not a backdrop for gameplay like so many other games.
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Posted: Dec 9th 2011 12:05PM Saker said

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Looking good! Only thing I saw negative was the website spamming in the chat-box (never enjoy seeing that!).

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 12:12PM smartstep said

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Looking good !

Hopefully someone bring it to the EU or NA and it'll be my long-term subscriber mmorpg game :)

I really don't play anything cause I am bored to death with themeparks and sandpark sound ideal :)

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 12:15PM Snichy said

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Looks like a standard MMO to me: kill, loot, quest. This seems to be getting positive previews and people looking forward to it and it does look smooth and good quality but I wonder what sets this apart from other MMOs of a similar type? I guess it really is a fine line between "exciting new MMO" and "WoW/EQ clone". I just hope the naval warfare and housing feature isn't a bolted on afterthought to attract gullible players and is really a feature of the main game.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 12:32PM smartstep said

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@Snichy

There is teritorial control and werfare on 3rd continent.
You can also build castles / keeps there on 3rd continent.

For less foucused on combat players there are even things like milking cows and growing crops!

There is very nice economy planned with system like Labor points.

There is no classes - you choose 3 ability schools from 10 abilty schools avabile + you can change them in-game (though changing is supposed to be very costly and maybe time-consuming).

There is very nice open world without any loading screens (bar some instances).

Forgotten features like unique starting areas for each race.

Trial and court and prison systems for 'criminals'.

+ many other things I cannot remember at the minute

Still there are many standard features like questing like you mentioned of course.

Some parts of this game will be very diffrent from WoW / Rift / Swtor, but many things will be same or similar.

If you don't expect second coming of Jesus, but a game that bring some fresh air into genre, but at same time is not breaking ties totally with current design - then this game is doing just that.

Bit similar to GW2 - just focusing on diffrent aspects and on many non-combat things as well.






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Posted: Dec 9th 2011 1:19PM Plastic said

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SWTOR for the themepark crowd, GW2 for the revolutionaries, and this for us sandboxers...future's looking pretty good.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 2:21PM (Unverified) said

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Looks very average. Quest text boxes that the players clicked through and arrows at your feet to tell you where to go, oh, and epic zebra fighting. The donkey was cute though.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 2:54PM Protheus said

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I also like the idea that the mount does not disappears but just hangs around.

It look good - but for me I am getting tired of these kind of games. Not sure if I will try it

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 3:33PM (Unverified) said

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I wish the game had full loot and FFA PvP. It would definitely be worth playing then.

Posted: Dec 9th 2011 5:16PM h4ngedm4n said

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These kinds of games do exist. They are not popular because players like you are the minority.
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