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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 9:37AM Zuljundwumn said

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Blue Maelforge ?

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:29AM (Unverified) said

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@Zuljundwumn That's a D&D 4e-style Blue Dragon since the game (originally claimed to) uses the D&D 4e ruleset.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:01AM (Unverified) said

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While sporting the Perfect World name is better than Cryptic... I still don't think its enough of an improvement to interest me.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:08AM (Unverified) said

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I don't get why people hate Perfect World.
They have some good games. I enjoyed Forsaken World a lot, Rusty Hearts seems cool. I played the alpha of RaiderZ (thanks to Massively, btw) and thought the game was really good. At least early on. ACtually, to my surprise, I thought RaiderZ was more interesting than Tera. I was really disapointed with Tera from CBT.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing more of Neverwinter and RaiderZ

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:40AM deffbee said

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@(Unverified) My sentiments exactly, Tera's dodge mechanic was so rigid while Raiderz's had a more natural feel to it.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 11:03AM Caskio said

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I had the opposite reaction. I uninstalled RaiderZ pretty quick as I felt Tera was more interesting with more unique combat. RaiderZ gets too close to hack-n-slash console games IMO.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 1:53PM smartstep said

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I don't hate it. Just all games made by them I tried , were uninstalled from my hdd in few hours max.
For various reasons.

But for me they are bad games with bad business model.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 2:22PM Amlin said

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@(Unverified) And PWE doesn't nickle and dime you like Nexon.

Now on the topic, I won't pass any judgement on the Neverwinter game yet. Even if it looks dated to the games coming out this year Cryptic has proven that it can make pretty fun games. STO being one of them despite the limitations to the architecture.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 7:28PM alucard3000 said

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@(Unverified) Yea I also found Raiderz combat and questing alot more interesting than Tera's.The only thing to me that Tera did better was the graphics otherwise yawn.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 9:26PM markhill66 said

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Rusty Hearts is great!
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:26AM fdisk said

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I'm a big fan of the Neverwinter series; I hope it translates well into MMO; while the only MMO I care about right now is Guild Wars 2, I will keep an eye out for this one.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:32AM darzin said

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RaiderZ is a poor mans version of Tera. Literally it is a stripped down version of the game and the lack of character diversity really irks me. That is my problem with Perfect World, generally they KIRF whatever the new trend is in MMOs, make a watered down version of it, and try to make as much money as possible.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:42AM deffbee said

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@darzin Well it was just Alpha the were a lot of things there were customizations options that were left out, but Raiderz class system is way better then Tera's. BTW it was developed my MAIET Entertainment not PW.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 11:13AM (Unverified) said

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@darzin Perfect World did not develop RaiderZ, they're simply localizing it.
But I actually liked RaiderZ more than Tera. I thought Tera was so generic. I hated the quests. I spent 20 levels doing nothing but kill quests, looting stuff and going back and forth A LOT for talking to npcs.

The environments didn't help either. They lacked detail (and I don't mean technical detail, but artistic) and I was dying to see something else other than green plains and generic forests. I'm sure there are lots of different places in the game, but it was taking too long for me to see it. I just don't think a game should take that long to become interesting.

Both RaiderZ and Tera have good combat in my opinion, and Tera's get better as you get stronger and acquire more abilities. My only complaint is with the dodge that doesn't interrupt abilities. You have to wait till the animation is finished.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 11:17AM Kuriboh said

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@darzin RaiderZ is still in alpha state. Also, it leans more toward skill based than classed base. You can mix skills from different tree to create your character instead of having to stick with one class. So, in theory, RaiderZ is a lot more diversed than Tera.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:35AM (Unverified) said

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I am waiting to see how well The Foundry (from STO; for building user-created content) will work for this game. User-created content is what made the Neverwinter series so good so, to me, that is a critical success factor otherwise it is just another Swords and Sorcery MMO with the unique features of being set in and around Neverwinter (now ruined city within D&D's Forgotten Realms) and using D&D 4e ruleset.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:42AM Maseno said

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I am rather worried about this IP since Cryptic is the studio making it...

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:51AM Dunraven said

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@Maseno Really.... it worries you?

I tend to worry about relevant things.....my grades what university I will be attending who is developing a MMO seems like First world problems actually.
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Posted: Mar 30th 2012 10:47AM Dunraven said

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So wish there was a PAX UK :(

That said I am really looking forward to Neverwinter.

Posted: Mar 30th 2012 11:22AM Allenomura said

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I hope this will gain Raiderz more attention online. Thanks to Massively, I was able to get involved in the test, and found it fantastic. Go see it if you can at PAX.

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