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First a bit about myself. I've been playing wow for 3 years now. I'm a GM of an active raiding guild on a PvP server and have done evey quest at least three times. WoW gets old after a while and pvp just isn't fun anymore. Recently I've been branching trying to find a decent MMO. I alpha tested Vanguard when they first released their first bits of code (glitchy as a mofo, patches 3 times a day.) And I tried it again recently STILL to many glitches for me to be interested in so I tried a well established game next. City of villians was unique but....gets to monotonous after a while. Next I tried eve. Still love that game and I still play it but I still want something more WoW like. I remember playing Neverwinter nights and loving it and I was playing with the idea of a MMO like Neverwinter. I
So on a whim I went out and bought this game two days ago and I think I may have found what I was looking for. A NEW ADDICTION! Here's some of my first looks/views.

First Look:
SO I had to make my account on the AoC website and dl the game through them since I didn't want the cd copy (this is rare for me...instruction manuals make great crapper material.) I start the downloader and it begins the length process of downloading 13.6 gigs of data for the INSTALLER (not the actual game.) Errr........ok guess I'll play WoW a little longer, whatever. So the game takes just over 20 hours to download and then the installer runs. Takes about 45 minutes to install and then another 10 to patch. So far I'm majorily pissed at this stupid game. I've already spent 1 day working on it and I haven't even seen the opening advertisments. After all this is said and done I FINALLY get this game up. Get to the login screen, login sucesffully and get to the character creation screen. Hrm...plenty of classes to choose from. I think I'll go Necromancer. The game allows for FULL customization of your characters physical characteristics such as head shape/size etc.. just like Oblivion or Second Life or any game that uses sliders to configure.

Gameplay:
Ok character made, voice chosen, class chosen, class etc...lets start....
The game has an interesting opening sequence followed by a tutorial on the beach. LOTS of reading. No thanks. I set out jumping up and down and playing with things and I decide to test something I had heard. I take the top off and sure enough. BOOBIES!!! HELL TO THE YEAH! Anywa...BOOBIES...about the fighBOOBIES! Alt+f4

After restarting the game since I had to take a 10 minute break (food....and some other stuff j/k) I come back and fire up the game and get my character back and start raising details. I get 50-60 FPS with the game on its default high setting on 1680x1050 and no AA. Not bad. So I start fiddeling with the controls and get the urge to kill something. I run up ahead and theres my first quest that explains I need to kill someoen back on the beach I was just on to continue... Meh? I was just there. No one was around. Either way I turn around and sure enough theres my buddy Sir Killalot who has to be the single most killed npc in the entire game. Fine. Blow his butt away and I level. Hrm. Summon minions. Sweet now I have this undead thingy running around with since I'm a necromancer. Something interesting here. If you COMPLETELY obliterate someone in the game, you see them die in an interesting way and you get this wonderful guardian to krunk-smash things for a while. Mine was these 2 black chains grabbed the guys arms and this black vortex sucked his soul out of his body. Pretty......

I continue to quest and from what I can see the game is beautiful. It's what Neverwinter nights 2 done properly. The layout is easy to use and the game is actually a fresh breathe to me in what has been a continous quest of fail in MMO's (WoW, Vanguard, Tabula....)

Note that I'm posting this from work and finally had to drop the game at 2:30 this morning because even then, I was only going to get 3 hours of sleep >.>
Edited by Black Magix - 6/30/08 at 12:18pm
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Necro sure is a fun character to play.

I am enjoying the game immensely but levelling is a little too quick, imho. I have 3 toons over 30 already and 2 on about lv 28.

Great game though, nice story, fun quests and engaging combat.
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The game rocks. I got a 73 Dark Templar. in PvE.....It can tank anything upto 5 levels higher. In PvP....OMG...it sucks. Overall, love the game.

Tempest of Set are totally unmatched in PvP.
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The game rocks. I got a 73 Dark Templar. in PvE.....It can tank anything upto 5 levels higher. In PvP....OMG...it sucks. Overall, love the game.

Tempest of Set are totally unmatched in PvP.
What server you play on?
Yeah after the last patch I stopped playing on my 77 Dark Templar until the fix the unholy damage coefficients. It's just kind of sad to think that my full set of unholy magical gear does nothing (only affects like 1 spell now, or something silly like that). And I don't really want to respec, as I use an unholy based build to go with my armor, and I certainly don't want to make a new set of armor at the moment. To make it worse DT were supposed to get a bit of patching today, but oh well wednesday's near anyways.

ToS are a lot of fun so far. I have a low level (like 22 or something) one, but it's already fun in PVP.

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Yeah after the last patch I stopped playing on my 77 Dark Templar until the fix the unholy damage coefficients. It's just kind of sad to think that my full set of unholy magical gear does nothing (only affects like 1 spell now, or something silly like that). And I don't really want to respec, as I use an unholy based build to go with my armor, and I certainly don't want to make a new set of armor at the moment. To make it worse DT were supposed to get a bit of patching today, but oh well wednesday's near anyways.

ToS are a lot of fun so far. I have a low level (like 22 or something) one, but it's already fun in PVP.

Very fun game.
I plan on working on a ToS.....they are way overpowered i hear. Im sure they will ....guess the term is nerf. Im new to the mmos...but almost 80 with my DT...keepin the faith.
    
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Great input on the game. I lol'd at a few parts. I was thinking of getting AoC because I heard it's so good, but I don't think I'm really into or willing to play a MMORPG at this point. Sounds like a great game, though.

(PS: In before the flaming WoW fanboys).
    
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i have a 80 ranger on deathwhisper pvp is great world and the mini games. just waiting for the pvp patch which should come this week or next week. this patch will include pvp gear and a bunch of other pvp stuff such as pvp xp.
    
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i have a 80 ranger on deathwhisper pvp is great world and the mini games. just waiting for the pvp patch which should come this week or next week. this patch will include pvp gear and a bunch of other pvp stuff such as pvp xp.
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Wait so I'm actually going to get experience for burning that level 18 when I'm 13? SWEET!
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