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Posted: Dec 25th 2011 2:36PM (Unverified) said

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Tonnes of fun to play casually. Teaming up with a few friends to smash through some dungeons is a blast. Or competing with them for highest combos in individual runs. The PVP was fun too until the cash shop released. Ladder-based so you were generally playing with people around your level. If the community is as you say now though, I imagine it would be a toxic experience.

Your complaint of attacks having certain amounts of frames can be applied to pretty much all fighting games. In DFO you can spend cash to get faster attack speed avatar pieces similar to faster cast rate stuff in Diablo 2.

If it hasn't been changed recently, the avatar cash shop system is also just a slot machine(you literally buy tokens then insert them into a machine in town) so it's better to use in-game currency to buy other people's stuff than to actually take a gamble and hope you get an item you want. I remember a forum post from when i played that was something along the lines of "so i just spent $200 on tokens and didn't get the avatar i wanted so i'm looking to trade..."

Of course, the higher quality (ultra rare) avatar pieces were bound on pickup so you couldn't trade for those. That was a year or more ago though so may have changed.

Posted: Dec 25th 2011 3:33PM Skie said

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The SAS is gone, you can now pick your stats.... It's more expensive, but it's a little better.

You can also buy avatars off the AH, you don't need to spend money on this game at all. (I don't, but I use surveys sometimes...)

And as far as I know, the rare avatars are not BOP, you can find them on the AH or trade channel as well.

Korea has the "Fair Arena" now I believe, I don't know anything about it but it seems like it will change PVP pretty much completely.
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Posted: Dec 25th 2011 9:48PM (Unverified) said

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@Skie

Thanks for the reply! Sounds like some things have changed for the better and I'm glad to hear it.

Korea always had the more fair arena though if i recall, as having crazy enchanted weapons mattered less than in the international version. Also being like 20 max levels ahead obviously changed balance talk though. It always felt bad talking about class builds and stuff on forums and being like "well when they implement this patch X which hit the korean servers like a year ago.." hahaha. And knowing you'd have to buy the skill reset and such. but... that's beside the point for sure. :)

And it was a sponsored game at the WCG for the past few years as both 1v1 and 3v3.

I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for some good fun.
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Posted: Dec 25th 2011 6:23PM Ghostspeaker said

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Crazy fun little game. It's one of the ones that almost never leaves my HD. It's got a tiny client (about 1.5GB), will run on a toaster, and it's easy to just pick up and crank out a few dungeons when you've got some spare time. Playing for hours can get kinda grindy and unfun, but in short spurts it's wonderful. The class/skill system is surprisingly deep too, though some classes don't have as many sub-classes as others (priests and thieves get a little shafted, though the priest's Exorcist sub-class supports two very different playstyles).

All in all a very enjoyable game, and not too hard on the wallet these days. It's pretty easy to play without spending money unless you want to.

Posted: Dec 25th 2011 7:27PM Ehra said

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DFO is a blast. In fact, I even prefer it to Vindictus.

Posted: Dec 25th 2011 7:54PM (Unverified) said

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I had a blast and still have an active account occasionally, but one quibble is that they use an automatic monitoring system. If your character does too much damage in a certain amount of time, the game will automatically flag your account which can lead quickly to a ban without any actual humans ever pressing a button. In one area, the Altar of Infinity, you kill mobs in rounds and obtain points, spending those points on buffs which only work in this area, such as +Str/Int, cooldown reduction, speeds, etc. and I know more than one person including myself that has been so good at these areas that they dump entirely into certain buffs and find their accounts banned within weeks.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 5:13AM BGExorcist said

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USA and canada only? What da F.

Posted: Dec 26th 2011 5:50AM pheonixe12 said

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i realy wanted to try this game to bad its usa and canada only

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 12:02PM Moustachio said

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DFO is a great game.

But why in the earth is "bad community and weird resolution settings" anywhere near a legitimate complaint?

And then in the last paragraph, a mention of "lack of options." What? Are you talking about the game or the lack of resolution thing?

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