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5. Re: Fallen Earth Patched Feb 11, 2010, 11:40 JoeNapalm
I just took the plunge and signed up, yesterday...about halfway through my 10-day trial. Certainly not a mass-market, appeal to the broadest (lowest) demographic, dumbed down for the mouth-breathers sort of game.

I won't say that this game doesn't have some warts and speed bumps. It has the steepest learning curve I seen this side of a hard-core sim (remember when we used to get bound manuals with Jane's sims? Ah, those were the days), and the interface is pretty rudimentary, at times. The game also lacks several of the amenities we've come to take for granted (respec and fast travel being the most immediate concerns, in my opinion).

That said, I just signed up, despite having just sworn off MMOs forever, already having another MMO violating that oath, and a plate full of games from the Steam Xmas madness.

And get this - this game has me crafting. Amazing. Outside of my Goblin Engineer Troll Rogue from the bygone days of WoW, I loathe in-game crafting systems. Yet I spent all night (way past a reasonable hour, at least) gathering bits of scrap metal and cloth (amazing what they used to bury people with, before the Apocalypse), and my character is pretty much using all self-made gear (save for one pistol he found (made himself another to match) and a pair of moccasins that he took of a raider...they just fit so nice!).

I dunno. This is the Firefly of MMOs. I hope they have better luck.

Ifriti Sophist

EDIT: PS - To avoid the inevitable confusion - the Firefly thing is an analogy. I realize this is not the Firefly vaporware MMOG.

This comment was edited on Feb 11, 2010, 11:46.
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