I hope it didn't get lost in my rant but i am enjoying the game, i was lucky enough to play in the last SD and have played in a following CP and had blast! (looking forward to my 1st SV
Iv also played a quite a few melee game VS other people in various modes and have fun with that to.(dispite the lag, but me being in Australia and the server in Canada im not going to blame anyone as its obviously the distance to the server and not the server itself..also its not that bad besides the occasional spike)
Iv enjoyed my last few weeks so much so that iv invested in AP. I have played and enjoyed most of the past DW games and knew what to expect, the gameplay has been the same since number 2 and iv enjoyed it. i understand the style and repetitiveness is not for everyone but koei seem to add enough content each game to make it interesting (for me anyway) and DWO is no exception.
Creating your own warrior, fighting for your faction and serving under your favorite officer who you have slain countless thousands of people with in previous games is great. How they have done the whole flask thing took me a little while to get used but it dose add another layer of tactics to the game(do you power up or try and steal that base that the enemy is capping)
Like i said in the original post, unless i nit-pick at minor details there is really nothing wrong with the game itself. I have not been around long enough to give a honest and true opinion but the general vibe i get ingame and on these forums is that Aeria/koei has droped the ball on the technical and business management of this game.
I also understand that KOEI is the developer of the game and aeria just provide the hosting and management of the game. but i would think Aeria would/could have some influence on content as they are the middle man between the playing community and developers( thats assuming that areia and koei care what we think, whitch im sure alot of people think they dont but i believe they do.
Its very easy to jump on the hate wagon but somewhere in the world DWO is putting food on someones plate and people spend/spent hours/days/weeks/months in programs making the game that im sure there proud of.not everyone dose it purely for money. And the haters voices is usually greater..well maybe not greater but louder then the praise
That being said im sure both aeria and koei could do more. And the main point i wanted to get across to aeria is as a new player iv heard alot of things along the line of
"The game is dead"
"Aeria has abandoned the game to focus on its other more successful/popular titles"
"Events are broken"
"problems that are easy fix's are not fixed"
"The community is mean to new players"
"Lack of new content"
"Lack of communication between players and GMs,Host and developers"
If any of the above is true or not, its what i as a new player read and got the feeling of and im sure has stoped people from buying AP or not play the game all together.
This isnt intended as a hate/bash topic but as a new player review that will hopefully point out some 1st impression concerns i have for this great game
Also the legendary beast in kunlun mountain are epic! and anyone thinking DWO is easier or more dumbed down then previous games probably has yet to encounter them