I'm here to voice my concerns for the game as well as what I see is going wrong with the game and what IS wrong with the game in hopes that maybe, just MAYBE I will be heard and speak for those who feel the same way I do and it gets implemented in a fix.
I don't expect you all to feel the way I do. I do not want to have this post to feel like a thread or attack on anyone. These are my opinions.
1. First off let's talk about how this game is almost 3 months into open beta now and a lot needs worked on and new content is desperately. I'd like to see instanced content for guilds and or parities to where we have to work for some nice item drops. It's too easy to blow through levels and hit level cap. I say leave the gold drops and item drops alone, add rune drops after temple so it gives us higher levels a place to farm and keep the experience gain to where we have to work for it. I like going through a game and it's storyline, not blow and breeze through it. Also I think the armor pieces are just plain bland and boring, everyone looks the same, I feel like as a shadowmage i'm wearing a dress, as spell casters I'd like to have robes, hood, pointy hat etc oh and not high heels either. I'm sure warriors and paladins would like helmets too.
2. Next is the FPS issue, it's not just in RvR, it's also in castle siege and it is also in temple. I don't know how many times in temple my game has almost or has come to a grinding halt with all the mobs that are stacked in the hallways. Is that really necessary to have that many enemies? The hallways are congested as is and it sure would be nice to be able to navigate through the temple without getting attacked every step you take. The other day I died helping a guild mate get to Krekan, or at least we tried to because of the lag I got stuck facing a wall and could not move.
a. The issue with the PvP FPS issue is to me, I do not think the devs really thought through the construction of these areas to hold such a large amount of players. Like temple, these areas are too congested. In RvR you have the bridges and then even the top is not that large of an area. The only way this ever getting fixed is an instanced RvR where we can fight in a much larger open spaced area. Add random spawn areas in safe zones away from the main fighting areas and make you not be able to be attacked until a timer goes off, maybe this also will do away with camping IF the area is large enough and the spawn areas like I said, are more random.
b. Same thing applies with castle seige. Alliance is badly needed, yes I know it is coming and it will help out communicating with guilds that are not in the same realm as us that we are defending/attacking with guild chat, but let's get back to the matter at hand. A lot of the castle siege areas are also too small and congested to hold said number of people. Spawn camping is also an issue for those who are defending a castle, as my guild got spawn camped at Lubider a few times, they need to also make random spawn points, not just a few, the only way I can see castle siege working is again, making it instanced like my suggestion with RvR and make the siege area larger, make more parts of the castle to be attacked and destroyed other than 2 gates and a few statues. PvP needs to be more strategic and it is hard to do when we are all in a small area together. All that happens is just an all out fight.
3. Realm abuse. Yes I am going to say it. I do not think it's fair for any group at all to have 2 guilds on both sides, period. As I see it, it's abuse of the realm faction and it is being used to only benefit "said group" when they see fit whenever they want to hop realms on a whim. Having choices in a game is great, we all love it, but when you make your choice to what realm you want, then that's the choice you are dealt with. This also causes an imbalance and an issue to those players who are new and want to join either Dione/Eos. I've seen questions in the SB asking why they can't join and it's because of whatever group keeps switching, that realm is at max population. Either they need to increase the population cap or what I am suggesting is this.
Give a voucher as a quest item, and make it one time use only, not to be traded, not to be sold so that if a player changes their mind or has friends that joined or already is in another realm, at least we get a chance to be in the realm we want. Other than that, if you already are settled with the realm you want you don't have to do the quest and stay where you are.
4. I want to help and educate the player community as much as I can and I love all the friends I have made, I'm Norn, that's my character a Shadowmage. I have friends from both dione and eos and to me, it's not just about dione is the best eos sucks or what realm is better, it's about enjoying the game with my friends no matter what side they are on and just having fun with them. That's what games SHOULD be about. I hope that everyone else follows that mantra and I do enjoy playing with everyone that I meet. If anyone ever needs help or has questions you can always ask me and I will do what I can for you.