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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 9:35AM Cz3kM8 said

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i take it that this is the west's version of "age of wulin"?

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 9:50AM smartstep said

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@Cz3kM8

yea
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 3:20PM Viiral said

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@Cz3kM8 thats the eu version.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 3:53PM Viiral said

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@Viiral so yes,
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 10:27AM Bhima said

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Looks like a fun little time waster. I'll probably give it a go for at least a couple of days.

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 10:58AM Fuzzz said

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@Bhima the features of this game is making up with the mold of common mmo's AoW Archeage and GW2 will probably make up with the vanilla mmo as we know it, each within their diff genre of mmo, ><
but I'm an AoW Archeage and GW2 fanboy x'D
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 10:55AM Fuzzz said

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at the very least gpotato kept the wulin part, age of wushu instead of wulin is ridiculous x'D Wulin is more appropriate as it refers to the pugilistic society, whereas wushu refers to martial arts directly, and this game is about more than just wukung ~~

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 11:43AM (Unverified) said

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$nail Games has been an interesting company in they way they've progressed from simple browser empire games (Heroes of Gaia) to RTS to this MMO. More companies should take a look at how they started out.

Unfortunately Snail was too greedy, didn't give a damn about the players or any type of game balance. Great potential in all their games squandered by greed.

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 12:01PM Space Cobra said

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Not sure how this game will ultimately end up. I am interested in the theme and hope it will be fun, but I am cautious because while I am hearing/seeing some nice things about the game, I am not really hearing anything that is totally different from other such games out atm.

And then there is the remarks people bring up about $nail mail and the concerns of an overdone cash shop, which I wouldn't mind as much, but I'd like to see how it affects the live game.

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 12:23PM Fuzzz said

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@Space Cobra "hearing anything that is totally different from other such games out atm." pls tell me the names of those games cause I've been waiting for a proper wuxia mmo since.. well since ever JX3 is the closest I've come and that is still a far cry away from that
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 12:45PM Ailkadem said

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@Space Cobra

"I am not really hearing anything that is totally different from other such games out atm."

What? How many MMOs without classes or levels do you know? Did you even read the article?
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 1:00PM (Unverified) said

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@Space Cobra "I am not really hearing anything that is totally different from other such games out atm."

But this is the point of the game. That it is totally different from all the other games out there and does things that have never been tried in MMOs before.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 1:41PM Space Cobra said

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@Fuzzz

Well, I have been a fan of 9 Dragons and it is close, but I did not mean that comment in a "theme" sense, like there have never been no Wuxia MMOs (actually, I've played some, but you have to do quite a bit of google-searching and jump through some hoops and generally play on a server overseas).

@Ailkadem @Unverified

I have "been around the block" lots of times, especially where games are concerned. Such level-less systems have been around, even in not-so-famous MMOs, but single-player games, too. Not saying that is a "bad thing", but I have read it, but you have to ask how will they implement these game mechanics? Will it be like "Street Fighter"? Nothing wrong there; I love action. I have seen combat videos of this game, they are out there.

You kinda have to sit in my boat and compare what is truly different in a game without levels and one with. I have seen such systems that can be good, but not really in an MMO. What is the purpose of playing an MMO in regards to this type of game? Improving your character stat-wise for most MMORPGs. How will they work progression and how you earn such powers, probably the same way as with most MMOs.

Take a look at Secret World, it also has no levels, but it has powers you can improve upon. Normally, you get points and can choose which powers you can improve upon by your choice. This is not that different from XP, but it does offer more customization and possibly improving your most deadly attack early, but skimping on defense and other powers...until you grind and get more "points", which is not too different from XP points. Again, I like the customization aspect, but it is not too different from leveling or even other systems I have seen. That's not to say it is bad. I like a variety of game systems.

Basically, what is important, gents? To me, it is really none of these, but how the game plays. Will the game be fun? Challenging? We all have our different perceptions on what makes a fun game. Only by actually getting our hands on this game, can decide if it will be fun for us personally. We can't decide that at this moment, if you really read what is explained and figure out the various ways such a system could be implemented.

In short, it really does not boil down to "Level-based vs. Skill-based" but, "Will this game be fun? Will it provide enough interesting choices and powers/martial arts?" That is what is important.
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Posted: Jan 10th 2012 6:01PM Fuzzz said

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@Space Cobra I played 9D as well, but that is like comparing GW with WoW , the closest i've been is still JX3 but playing a game in chinese for 2months was too much of a hassle x'd
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 12:05PM SkuzBukit said

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I've always hated "Wushu" style martial arts & movies as they are essentially fantasies, why, I'm not entirely sure perhaps because I've practiced martial arts myself in the past & have a handle on the ridiculous training & study required to get even halfway good & feel that Wushu trivializes that discipline.

I'm torn though, because I loved Streetfighter & Tekken etc & those are very much more Wushu than realistic, perhaps because I know those are games, or are cartoony then cartoons & Anime/Manga it makes more sense, so maybe I'd enjoy this, if it wasn't for the company's track record for building games bent on fleecing the players & doing a poor job disguising that greed (like just about every single F2P bar the western F2P 'conversions')

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 12:23PM Maseno said

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I thought this was a Gpotato game?

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 1:00PM (Unverified) said

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@Maseno In Europe it's published by gPotato.
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Posted: Jan 6th 2012 12:29PM Saker said

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Definitely keep an eye on this as I love Wuxia, and I'd love a really good Wuxia game. I also don't like level-based games so that's a plus. Have to wait and see, isn't that always the way...

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 1:10PM (Unverified) said

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Age of Wulin was just another F2P game - makes me extremely hesitant about it.

Posted: Jan 6th 2012 2:17PM (Unverified) said

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wow interesting article, still no indication of a launch apparently.

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