Just, this game.
I saw one of my favorite YouTubers do a let's play/review of this game, and I figured my friends and I would get a 4 pack.
It was on sale, so we all pitched in 2 measly dollars (with me throwing in the extra 2), and we entered the world of Guns of Icarus as James T. Kirk, M. Scotty, Chekov, and Mr. Spock for a weekend of fun (and cheaper than going to see a movie, at that).
As you can tell by my hours in-game, I've spent a bit more than a weekend playing "GoIO."
I'm not going to lie to you guys, it's a little difficult to get a grasp on how EXACTLY to play when you first hop in at the moment, but I know for a fact that better tutorials are in the works.
But you have an even better resource available to you: the players.
Pretty much anyone who's played for more than a few hours can tell you that the playerbase is incredible. I'm here to tell you that this is 100% true. If you ever have any questions on what to do, you can ask in 'Global chat.' Chances are they will be quickly seen and answered by any random player.
You'll also notice that there are a fair number of players in-game with yellow names. These people VOLUNTEERED to help out new people, so if you ever see one and have a question, give him or her a shout.
This is also the only game I know of where you can actually play with the developers regularly.
I'm just a random player, and I've gotten to know a few of them on a first name basis.
Once you get good at the game, it should be mentioned that the competitive scene is easy to get into.
Most clans are openly recruiting, and a few even have 100% acceptance rates.
Just be aware, while some clans are on a play-to-win basis, other clans are a little wackier, one even has few other goals than to burn everything.
And we still see them come back week after week.
If you can collect 7 people to fly with you, you're more than welcome to join the big-dogs in almost any competitive event.
The game's also a hell of a lot of fun.
Thanks for sticking with me through this long winded, scatter-brained review; there's just so much to say, and so little space to say it.
I hope you seriously consider buying this game.
-James T. Kirk
Posted: December 2nd, 2013