Finally back from work travel and a short vacation; has the genre fixed itself yet? It hasn’t, has it?
Darkfall just had a fun bought with a massive dupe bug, one that apparently was very easy to reproduce so lots of people took advantage. AV did a three day item rollback (which missed some of the impact of the dupe), disabled the source of the dupe (markets), and has started banning some accounts.
I’m now just of the opinion that the game needs a full and complete wipe once the class removal update is put in. So many economic factors have been changed, this isn’t the first dupe bug to be abused, and with the upcoming updating has already had a prowess respect announced. Bite the bullet and full reset AV, there isn’t a whole lot to lose at this point.
Moving on, Jester did his outgoing post about ESO, stating what a lot of us have stated; ESO is an online sRPG. Certainly around blog circles that’s not what most of us are looking for, but I do wonder if that opinion is somewhat limited to ‘hardcore’ MMO players. Would I be shocked it ESO sub numbers are tanking right now? No. But would I be surprised if they aren’t as bad as the blog circle suggests, because there are a lot of casual players who enjoy an online sRPG of ESO quality (again, it’s a good game, just not a good MMO)? Not that surprised, no.
I find myself wishing some of the kickstarter MMOs would hurry up already, which is depressing on so many levels. For now it’s down to skill training my main pilot, stomping zombie skulls in Dead Island, and playing my daily LoL rank game. Save me Steam summer sale, save me!
I still plan on buying this game but want to wait a bit for the devs to squash a few more bugs and iron out the itemization issues. Were you able to participate in any of the RvR stuff? I’ve watched a few YouTube videos and it looks decent enough.
I did a bit of RvR, yea. Technically it was solid, but for :reasons: it just didn’t grab me. I had a decent time in the area itself, but as soon as I left I really didn’t care to return. It completely feels like a separate game, and IMO a fairly shallow one at that.
Ok – sounds like a big BG then. Disappointing.