Overall i had much fun with the game, more then i first thought.
The game looks very complete to me, asides from the missing/wrong translation.
I hope the game will be released soon.
Here is my feeback for the Alpha, ich play nearly all chars to 25:
- Using Skills and fighting is fluid and very fun, even after the 2000th Mob is still have fun doing the same combo, never had this in another MMO before.
- The Classes
After trying all 6 classes the best class is: all !
I had fun with every classes i still don't know what i will play when the game goes live. Every class is good in their way.
We have a tank(defender), a healer(medic), a single target melee (SW), an AOE melee (Whipper) and two different range fighter (Sentinel and Punisher).
Leveling goes smoothly with every one of them, single dungeons may be harder with some other classes. But in groups in PvP / PVE every class is needed.
PvP is surprisingly fun too, every class has its role. When you play smart you can do a lot for you team even when short-handed
- The Dialogs.
Even tough translation is far from be finish, the Quest dialogs are hilarious and entertaining. Most people don't read them i think, but i hope they stay that way
The bot is funny too, i can't wait too see if the other pets of different dialogs.
The Grapics are better than i first thought. When first playing the game is wasn't impressed by the grapics like the landscape it looks not alive. Later in the game i learned to appreciate the character models and effects ingame. Some areas look very pretty when i looked at my screenshots. Overall i like it.
In another MMO i played very long and everybody heard of, i have never seen an GM ... only in the chat. Here Paladin was interacting with us, having fun, doing events etc. I know he was just testing too what he can do as GM, but i hope he will stay this way and have more contact with the people ingame.
The nicest community i had in a long time. The Community in online games only got worse the last 10 years, but here in scarlet blade i was suprised how nice people were to each other. I hope it stays that way.
There is a lot of small things you can do besides Leveling and PvP.
You have your pet, puzzling, gambling, and like 15 NPC to do things like: sealing, enhancing, randomizing, salvaging, certification ... etc, the list goes on.
And if you are Bored you can go to the club or the bike Arena. I think more Things will follow.
Perfect if you don't find a location / NPC, want to get something to drink, you want to go to the desktop or are simply to lazy:p
If you travel youself and know where to go autotravling is slow then going yourself, so no need to abuse it.
Most of the bad things like bad / no translation or NPCs not working is bacause of Aplha. They will be fixed so i won't mention them.
I think everybody hates them, there are too OP in PvP. You can throw them every 15 secs and the deal like 25-50% damage on groups! When 3 people throwing Clustery and the enemies stands together, they all can die. That should not be part of PvP, it decides so much. You dont need to be good, just spam Clusters if you want to win.
My suggestion: Lower the damage or increase the CD to like ... 5 minutes in PvP.
- PvP waiting time and queue
I think things will be different when the game goes live but this need to be changed.
I would like to play more PvP then one BG every hour. And there is only ONE for all people on the Server! at 25-29 you can wait 6 hours an don't get once in PvP because there are too much people that want to play. And when a 2 vs 4 BG starts or 3 vs 7 you can try all you will, but you can't win in most cases.
This is a thing that probably can't be changed, but more customization for the characters would be nice.
- lack of clarity (only 2 things :p )
There are some things ingame that i still don't understand good enough.
What does the different stats exactly do? (more information to void when you go mouseover would be nice) Is having 600 void good or bad? What does a crit rate of 1000 mean? We have nothing to compare.
How does the contribution points in PvP work? It can't be just kills, damage or healing.
Sometime i get far more Points with my LvL 15 char then when i was LvL 19 and had more Kills / did more damage.
Depends on the person
If good or bad needs to be discussed and depends on the person.
Some people like it, i was never a big fan of Grinding in MMOs. Here you need to do it at higher levels (25+). Since using skills and slaying monsters is so fun, and they don't live very long i don't get bored.
Alternativly you can farm dungeon ,do all dailys /repeatable/quest you canget, do every BG that open, go to Caergate and do some Bosses and Pvp, it helps a lot too.
Like in Tera the "small" Character gets censored too. In your trailers the sentinel don't even gets mentioned. I don't care if she is censored or not because she is fun to play and cute, but some people do.
But why only the sentinels we can play? Ingame you can see NPCs that have the sentinel model and where you see all the skin and even more. That makes no sense to me.
Since this is the Alpha there is no need to complain about the translation, it will all get fixed in time.