Riker wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 21:03:
I'm so jaded and fatigued with new MMOs these days. I haven't enjoyed an MMO since WoW. What's the consensus on this one?
I got bored with it in beta and was mostly unimpressed. The combat tries to be like GW2 but fails as being anywhere as fluid, or fun. Except for perhaps the ragdolls and knockbacks with some attacks... Seriously GW2...how come I can boot players off walls in WvW but not mobs in PVE? Grr..
Most importantly though, it doesn't feel like a D&D game at all. I know it's based on 4th Ed. and I'm told that's the "WoW" edition but they could have at least made the game more challenging. It's a breeze while solo and in a group it makes all of the content trivial. There's absolutely no scaling for groups... which you know, doing stuff in groups is kind of the point of D&D.
Story wise? It's boring, incredibly boring. The characters are forgettable as is the plot, it's simply an excuse to shuffle you from one instance to another.
The classes themselves are dulled down. Want a wizard that throws fireballs? Tough... you're stuck with a "control wizard" that has ice spells.
The cash shop also rears it's ugly head. Nearly every item you get has to be identified, how do you get identify scrolls? You might get lucky enough to get them as a drop but don't count on it, you must spend cash shop currency on the vast majority of them JUST to see if an item is an upgrade... This also means that in a group you are rolling on items without even knowing if it's an upgrade. So I'm sure that will be a blast when you have more than one of a class in a group.
I could go on but really the only saving grace to this game is the Foundry. Quite literally some of the Foundry missions are by far better than mostly all of the standard content.
If you were looking for a true D&D MMO, you'll likely be disappointed.
EDIT:... and I know you can "pray" to get a paltry amount of cash shop currency every hour, but you're capped at 20k per day and that's assuming you poopsock your prayers every hour on the hour and even then it's a paltry amount for what you have to pay for things.
This game REALLY should have just been a buy2play title with cosmetics/meager boosts ONLY on the cash shop instead of the mess they ended up with.This comment was edited on Apr 30, 2013, 23:42.