A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you. Take control of a mighty mercenary and leap into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,287 reviews) - 78% of the 3,287 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 22, 2012

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November 10

Nexon Player Appreciation Event

We here at Nexon America want to show all of our loyal players how much we appreciate their support by giving out free items across all of our games. Login to each game during the event period to receive FREE in-game items and special limited offers!

Atlantica Online: http://atlantica.nexon.net/News/Detail/110/00Ils/1
Dirty Bomb: http://dirtybomb.nexon.net/news/4803/
Dragon Nest: http://dragonnest.nexon.net/news/event/00Ilt
Mabinogi: http://mabinogi.nexon.net/News/All/1/00Ilu/
MapleStory: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/4801/
Vindictus: http://vindictus.nexon.net/news/4802/

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October 26

5th Anniversary Celebration

5 years ago, we here at Nexon America brought Vindictus, a rather different look at the world of Mabinogi, to the shores of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Over those five years, countless Fomors have been slain, new and varied mercenaries have joined the field, epic raid bosses, several stories tall, have come around to be utterly demolished, and only Fergus knows how many pieces of armor have been sundered. In celebration of our 5th anniversary, we've got 5 special events to mark the occasion.

5th Anniversary Package

First on the block is a free giveaway to all of our players that login during our 5th Anniversary! From noon on Tuesday, October 27th to noon on Wednesday, October 28th, all players that login to Vindictus will be able to claim a package from the Strange Traveler that resides in the Colhen Inn. Containing an exclusive title, a powerful, limited time weapon and more, you'll have to login during our 5th Anniversary to get the full contents.

Event Start
  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 (12:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM AEDT 11/28)
Event End
  • Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 (12:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM AEDT 11/29)
Event Details
  • Speak to the Strange Traveler in Colhen to claim the 5th Anniversary Package.
Package Contents
  • Login during the 5th Aniversary to find out!

Crimson Commander Package

We're also bringing out a special new case for the occasion. The Crimson Commander Package is a special box that contains a random, valuable item. While you can claim AP 2000 Capsules, Dye Ampoules filled with a variety of sharp colors (including Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Black), Permanent Chest Expansion Tickets, Devils Wings and much more, the prizes that stand out the most are the two outfitters within: The Iset Set for the ladies and the Keaghan Set for the men!

This limited-time Package will only be available for purchase for 4,000 NX (max of 10 per account) from noon on Monday, October 26th until noon on Wednesday, November 11th, so you better claim it while you still can.

Sale Start
  • Monday, October 26th (12:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM AEDT 11/28)
Sale End
  • Wednesday, November 11th (12:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM AEDT 11/28)
Possible Contents
3% chance of receiving one of the following:
  • Keaghan Set
  • Iset Set
  • Exquisite Enchant Rune
  • Devil Wings
  • Phoenix Wings
  • White Phoenix Wings
Other Contents:
  • AP 1000 - 2000 Capsule
  • Outfit Dye Ampoule (Filled) - Real Black
  • Premium Weapon Fusion Rune
  • Body Tattoo Coupon
  • 45x Merc Recovery Potion Plus
  • Permanent Beard/Makeup Coupon
  • Skill Awakening Delimiter Erg (60%)
  • Clodagh's Dye Ampoule (Filled) - Blue
  • And More!
  • 1x Crimson Commander Package: 4,000 NX
  • Rewards a Random Item from the possible contents
  • Can open from the Bigby Bottomless Box screen
  • Max of 10x Crimson Commander Packages purchased per account

5th Anniversary Flash Sale

We're also pushing out a limited time Flash Sale that will give you a massive deal on seven of our most popular items at a ridiculously cheap price! From noon on Tuesday, October 27th until noon on Wednesday, October 28th, the Enhancement Rune, Enchant Rune, Weapon Fusion Rune, Clodagh's Dye Ampoule, Avatar Dye Ampoule, 5x stacks of Unbind Potion and all three of our Season 3 Battle Boxes will all be available for 555 NX each! Each item can only be purchased once per account. You'll never find an amazing offer like this again!

Sale Start
  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 (12:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM AEDT 11/28)
Sale End
  • Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 (12:00 PM PST, 3:00 PM EST, 7:00 AM AEDT 11/29)
Sale Items
  • 1x Enhancement Rune: 555 NX
  • 1x Enchant Rune: 555 NX
  • 1x Weapon Fusion Rune: 555 NX
  • 5x Regina Battle Box: 555 NX
  • 5x Braha Battle Box: 555 NX
  • 5x Lord Glas Battle Box: 555 NX
  • 1x Clodagh's Dye Ampoule: 555 NX
  • 1x Avatar Dye Ampoule: 555 NX
  • 5x Unbind Potion: 555 NX
  • Only one purchase per item per account

5th Anniversary Monster Bingo

But maybe you wanted one of the Crimson Commander Packages without having to drop some NX on it? Well you've got a chance for it now. From Monday, October 26th through Sunday, November 15th, Monster Bingo is back, and the grand prize is a free Crimson Commander Package! There's plenty of other rewards too, including Fox Ears, a free AP Box and more!

During the event, specific monsters throughout Vindictus will drop Bingo numbers, a different number each day and two numbers on Saturday and Sunday. As you collect more and more of the numbers, more prizes will unlock, and as you claim the rows you'll inch your way up to the Crimson Commander Package and your chance at the Kaeghan or Iset sets!

Once you have a Bingo, you'll be able to claim your rewards by clicking on the "Get Reward" button, but be careful: Doing so will also reset the board, destroying all of your collected numbers, so only claim them once you're happy with the rewards you've unlocked.


Fox Ear Hairpin

Completed Rows(Top to Bottom)
  • 3x Goddess Grace
  • 1x Goddess Grace (Party)
  • 5x Enhancement Elixir
  • 3x Paradise Enhancement Stone
  • 5x Godly Iron Ore
Completed Columns (Left to Right)
  • 20x Fine HP Potions
  • 3x Magic Elixir
  • 3x Server Megaphone
  • 3x SP Recovery Potion
  • 5x AP Blessing Stone
  • 5x Party Revival Feather
  • 3x Divine Blessing Stones
Bingo Completions (Each Row, Column and Diagonal counts as 1 Bingo)
  • 3 Bingos: Maximum 10,000 AP Capsule Gift Box
  • 5 Bingos: 1x Sealed Enchant Scroll
  • 8 Bingos: 1x Fox Ears Hairpin
  • 12 Bingos: 1x Crimson Commander Package

Event Start
  • Monday, October 26th
Event End
  • Sunday, November 15th (11:59 PM PST, 2:59 AM EST 11/16, 6:59 PM AEDT 11/16)
  • Bingo board can be found in the Random menu
  • Selected, unannounced monsters will drop Bingo Numbers when killed
  • Use those Bingo Numbers on the Bingo board
  • Collect all the Numbers in a Row, Column or Diagonal to unlock a Bingo prize
  • Unlock multiple Bingos for more prizes
  • Once prizes are claimed, the board will reset and used numbers will be lost
  • A total of 25 Numbers will drop

5th Anniversary Boost Event

And finally, as our 5th item for our 5th Anniversary, we're giving everyone a massive EXP and AP Boost for the next two weekends! No twists, no special rules, just hit up Vindictus on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the weekends of October 30th and November 6th to boost your levels!

First Weekend
  • Friday, October 30th - Sunday, November 1st

Second Weekend
  • Friday, November 6th - Sunday, November 8th
  • +100% EXP and AP from Battle Quests
  • Does not affect AP or EXP earned outside of Battle Quests.

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Nexon Player Appreciation Event

We here at Nexon America want to show all of our loyal players how much we appreciate their support by giving out free items across all of our games. Login to each game during the event period to receive FREE in-game items and special limited offers!

Atlantica Online: http://atlantica.nexon.net/News/Detail/110/00Ils/1
Dirty Bomb: http://dirtybomb.nexon.net/news/4803/
Dragon Nest: http://dragonnest.nexon.net/news/event/00Ilt
Mabinogi: http://mabinogi.nexon.net/News/All/1/00Ilu/
MapleStory: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/4801/
Vindictus: http://vindictus.nexon.net/news/4802/

About This Game

A malevolent force shrouds the land and monsters terrorize the last bastions of humanity. All seems lost and yet one hope remains: you.

Take control of a mighty mercenary and leap into the heart of one of the most action-packed MMORPG experiences available. Master the art of combat as you utilize brutal combos, devastating magic and the environment itself to wreak destruction on your foes.

This is unlike any MMORPG you've experienced before. This is Vindictus.

Key features:

  • Brutal Combat – Experience a complex and fast-paced combat system that raises the bar for the MMO genre. There are dozens of combos to learn and spells to cast, and mastering them is the key to survival.
  • Avatar of War – Choose from nine distinct characters, including hulking behemoth Karok and exiled princess Lynn. Each has their own set of skills, exclusive armor and a unique personality. Learn their strengths and weaknesses to conquer your foes.
  • Forged in Blood – The monsters of Vindictus are some of the most fearsome you will ever face, so massive they blot out the sun. The greater the beast, the tougher the challenge, and the greater the rewards.
  • Brothers in Arms – Some horrors are too terrible to be faced alone. Team up with friends, form a clan, and take on Vindictus’ mighty raid bosses. Coordination is key, and only the strongest will survive…
  • Visual Assault – With higher fidelity than nearly every other MMO on the market, Vindictus boasts highly-detailed characters and monsters, explosive particle effects and massive battle arenas.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530, 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 945, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 10 GB of free space
    • Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX+ / Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card
    • Network: Broadband internet connection
    • Supported Regions:
    • United States
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2300, 2.80GHz / AMD Phenom II 1055T X6, 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: At least 10 GB of free space
    • Video Card: GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or higher
    • Sound: 16-bit sound card
    • Network: Broadband internet connection
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255 of 270 people (94%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
3,859.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
8k character limit :c. full vers here: http://pastebin.com/RTJn7Vyk
Before I begin, the steam version of Vindictus is the NA version of the game, which services to the NA region + Australia. There is an IP lock for a good reason. If you live elsewhere, look out for the European, Korean, Japanese or Chinese (<- no IP lock on this one!) version of the game depending on where you live. There are plenty of guides online that can help you get into any of the servers I mentioned, along with English patches.
So, I’m known as Penguin. If you use the forums, or play on the West server, you might know me +hello. I don’t usually write reviews, but after seeing negative reviews only exaggerate on the negative points, I decided to write this. For the record, I started playing Vindictus on and off since open beta in 2010. Yes, scroll up and check that release date.
  • Gameplay, gameplay and did I mention gameplay?
  • Extremely skill-based
  • Extensive armor customization/Fashion simulator 2015
  • Unique combat style for each character
  • Amazing graphics
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • So much free stuff from events
  • Game has a learning curve; it takes EFFORT to get good
  • RNG, RNG, and did I mention RNG?
  • Hourly lag
  • Bots
  • Badly optimized
  • Limited character customization
  • PVP is unbalanced
  • Peer2peer system
  • Cash shop
  • Two ends of the community
  • Grinding/Farming
  • Game has a niche audience
Simply amazing. This is the main reason anyone plays Vindictus. As far as I am aware, there is no f2p mmorpg on the western market that even comes close to how fluid and enjoyable the combat system Vindictus has to offer. The game runs around a normal/smash combo system where you use left/right clicks (or j/k keys or your gamepad buttons) to control your character. Unlike your traditional mmo, there is no tab-targeting, and your quickslots are mainly for potions and consumables. I fell in love with Vindictus’ combat system 5 years ago. 5 years later, I still love it. For comparison purposes, Vindictus is like Monster Hunter or Dark Souls.

Extremely skill-based:
As discussed in the above post, Vindictus is a non-targetting action mmorpg. Raiding involves learning how to use your character’s survival mechanic to survive the attack patterns each boss has. Unlike many other action mmos on the market, a fraction of a second is enough to determine whether you survive or die to a boss. Something I heard from Junyoop, a relatively famous player and streamer of Vindictus KR (Mabinogi Heroes): ”in many mmos, if you play the class that has a shield without equipping the shield, it is impossible to survive. However in Vindictus, you can play the character with a shield (Fiona), and still do extremely well without equipping the shield”. As someone who mains Fiona, it’s true. You can play shieldless Fiona and survive solely with your invincibility-frameless roll, granted you have the skill. There are a few instances of sandbag bosses (Lakoria, Kraken head, Pantheum), but for the most part, facetanking raid bosses will most likely end with you dead.

Extensive armor customization/Fashion simulator 2015:
Need I say more? Each equipment set has an extremely unique appearance, with most equipment having three dye slots that you can customize. You can even cosplay your favorite characters from whatever game/anime/TV/movie using the armor sets and dye system available in-game [and you can acquire the look you want using ONLY in-game gold!](click here for some examples). Seriously, Vindictus can may well be fashion simulator 2015 :D.

Amazing soundtrack
‘nuff said. Especially raids. Samples: one two

RNG, RNG, and did I mention RNG?
Probably the only real legitimate concern about the game. Loot is RNG, your damage has (slight) RNG, enhancing/enchanting your gear is RNG. Update: seal shop is here, you will be able to get your level 80 weapon within a week of raiding. In addition, Purple tier regina (Lv90) gear is dirt cheap.

Badly optimized
Vindictus was developed on the Source 1 engine. As a result, the game mostly runs on one core, resulting in your modern multicore processor taking performance hits (Intel runs better than AMD for this). As far as I am aware, there are no plans on moving to the newer Source 2 engine. DevCat has tried to remedy this issue by adding multicore support for raid hosts, and the function works amazingly when it does decide to work, but the multicore function is still in beta and can be buggy.

PVP is unbalanced
Because Vindictus was intended to be a PvE game. PvP was only added because of popular demand. Devcat has made some modifications to PvP in an attempt to balance the characters, but it isn’t quite enough. It’s still fun though.

Cash shop
Cosmetics, protection items, RNG boxes (don’t buy these, ever), pets, self-revives, temporary equipment, outfitters, consumables, VIP service. Nothing game-breaking here. Vindictus is F2P, how do you think it survives? I will discuss everyone’s favorite topic of “pay2win?” at the end.

Two ends of the community
Like every other game, there are nice people, elitists/scumbags and the silent people who just enjoy the game. As of late, I haven’t seen many elitists nor attack requirement boats, which is really nice. The silent people who just play the game take the majority though.

“This is a Korean MMO, it’s OBVIOUSLY a grindfest” …. In terms of leveling: not really, especially with how the low level content has been streamlined. Back in 2010, it took me a solid 8-10 hours to get to level 12. Now, it takes me 2 hours. Exp is no longer split between party members, and story quests give ridonkulous amounts of exp. Of course, there still exists some form of grinding, as this is an MMO, but seriously, unless you have zero tolerance for any kind of grinding, Vindictus isn’t much of a grind as you think it to be.

So, is Vindictus pay2win? My answer is a big, fat NO. ”But so many of the other reviews say that Vindictus is pay2win”. Go read the comments of those reviews. No reviewer has ever brought any evidence where players MUST pull out their wallets to advance in the game. Here are a few definitions of pay2win and how Vindictus does NOT meet most/all criterion.

Games that let you buy better gear or allow you to make better items then everyone else at a faster rate and then makes the game largely unbalanced even for people who have skill in the game without paying.
As the saying goes, a dead DPS is no DPS. You can have God-tier gear and still die to lack of skill, AND get out-dps’d by a skilled player with moderate gear.

Ability to purchase high-end gear with your wallet
Uh no? Unless you count the 2 day temporary lv sets, which are easily nothing in comparison to what you can acquire by actually playing the game. RNG boxes? Sure, they contain “high-end” gear, but I highly advise that you stay away from them. The rates on those boxes are crap for a reason.

Ability to get something/where that a non-paying player will never acquire without spending real cash
One thing. Prime outfitters. That is all, and the bonuses that come from prime outfitters have over regular outfitters (that can be obtained for free) are 200 att, 2 balance and in-town movement speed, which at end-game, is quite negligible. Otherwise, everything stat-wise a paying player can acquire is acquirable by a non-paying player.

PS: I sent in 2 tickets recently, both got answered within two business days. They were not NX related.
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101 of 110 people (92%) found this review helpful
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1,374.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
So you want to play Vindictus? Heres what you want to know and my personal experince/opinions.

First and foremorst, while i do reccomend this game. Be wary, dont let it consume it, dont let it get to you. My total play time doesnt come from years of play, but rather months. And while a lot of it is due to afk hours (especially getting tired and just leaving the game open while i slept) thered be alot more if it counted my playtime i had on the standalone desktop version (downloaded from the site, used whenever steam wouldnt let me log on)


-*TRULY* a free to play game. You honestly dont have to spend a dime if you dont want to, and thats something i loved. Almost anything can be bought with gold in game. (The only *exception* to this is the under armor, mainly for females. No, not because i want my character to run around in skimpy underwear, but because the defult underclothes will make some armors look bad. Especially shorter skirts/shorts. Now while you dont *need* this, its something that i opted to buy on both my female characters. Thankfully Nexon is nice and offers a kinda cheap deal of $13 PERMANANT Inner armor/Hair style (choose wisely))
-Really nice graphics for a free to play game. My Notebook couldnt handle the max settings, most of the time i played on lowest to push out the most fps i could get, but i have friends who can run it better, or watch videos. The game is honestly stunning, from environments to boss battles.
-Fairly well learning/difficulty curve. Easy to learn, hard to master.
-Fairly nice community, specially if you join up with a guild when you start, i made some friends that will always hold a place in my heart.
-Nexon hosts frequent events with rewards/giveaways. Allowing you to snag $ items for free.
-(Pro/Con) Easy to get into and to continue playing, lots of things to do and work towards.


-Nexon.. Need i say more?
-FPS problems on lower-end systems, most likely caused by server inflation and patches with new content (This is one of the reasons i took a large break and then eventually quit the game. I used to not have many problems, but after Arisha came out and Nexon started handing out items like candy, my fps dropped to basically unplayable levels (15-10 or lower). If your PC is beefy enough to handle the game well, you shouldnt have a problem, but me and my notebook wept.)
-Community. Im adding this in both PROs and CONs because well, thats how people are. Ive ran into some really rude people, made my fair share of enemies, and got ripped off more then once.. But, that honestly goes for any MMO.
-Boat kicking/ATT requirement. Early on, this isnt a problem. You wont notice it and it wont bother you. Later on, when you start getting to lvl 70+ people will start tagging Attack requirements onto thier boats, kicking anyone who doesnt quailify. While i understand that certain bosses may need this due to the fact that theres a high chance youll fail if your DPS isnt good enough, Its troublesome, specially if you dont spend money/grind for hours/have help.
-GRINDING. This is the last, but probably one of the most important things. Unless you get help, or know how to play the market really well, youre going to have to grind for your items. This kinda goes hand and hand with the boat kicking. Boss drops sell for ALOT of gold, but are extremely rare and RNG, and thats hard to grind for if youre getting kicked all the time. Just be wary about it, find good friends, and enjoy the game.

I leave it up to you if you want to play the game or not, i HIGHLY reccomend you at least download and try the game out. Dont be discouraged by the CONs, its ultimately up to you wether or not you enjoy the game. Just when you play follow this 3 golden rules.


(P.s. You may notice the striking numbers of downvotes and negitive replies, while there is a bit of truth in all of them, the games not going to get better without new people coming into the game. With more and more people leaving or getting turned away by the bad reviews, the game is just going to become worse.. Its slowly dying. Only you can fix it, or at least try to help.)
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137 of 168 people (82%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
830.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Not pay to win

Pay to look pretty

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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
647.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
This game breaks my heart. It has the best fighting system in any free to play game i have ever seen. It is faster, more simple, more intuitive, and requires much more skill on the player's part.There are very few hot-bar skills. For the most part, you control every step, hit, and dodge. And there is an impact every time you hit something combined with realistic blood splotches, very rewarding. Also, there is a fighting style for anyone.

but... To unlock the full potential of your character, you have to grind to 52 just to use all your skills. From there, you probably need to reach level cap and grind for many days more to rank these skills up to the point where you can fight effectively (i.e. Battle Respiration and Stamina Mastery. If you are a melee character and you dont have these maxed, you will have some trouble keeping up with certain bosses).

But even when you have maxed all of your skills and can use your character effectively, you will be hard-pressed to get into a raid party simply because you might not have the stats necessary. So how do you get stats? You get it with very expensive and rare gear. This gear is simply unobtainable to casual players who dont want to spend money. Nexon wants their money...

The game does have a saving grace, however, and this is why I love it. There are some great guilds out there that are willing to help out new players with leveling, gearing, money earning, and enjoying the game. Many powerful guilds will be willing to take under-geard folks into end-game raids for chances at loot and practice. Any active guild will, to some degree, fulfill most of Nexon's shortcomings and make the game fun (I say "most" because there are problems that NOBODY can fix like server issues).

If you are interested in playing, find a guild and be active in it. They will treat you well and you will have a good time.
(Good Guilds: Colossus/Wanton, Citadel, E S P A D A, Sweg, Peace, StormWingsv3, VforVindictus, and many more that you will discover with experience +wink)
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1,245.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
AS OF: August 3rd, 2015
Before I really go into the review, I must admit I had a lot of fun playing this game. It's very unique and I've yet to see another MMO come close to the smooth combat system that Vindictus has. The game, much like any other popular MMO's, is a drug and you have this tendency to keep playing (which still happens to me sadly). However, with that said, the other aspects of this game is atrocious. The easiest way to get into things would be a pro-con chart.

  • Unique combat gameplay that requires timing and skill to deal the most damage (Dark Souls-esque but at 2x speed)
  • Mechanics of the game work relatively well (Skill paths, different attacks, special attacks)
  • Unique set of characters, each with their own play style and difficulty
  • Full man party raids against huge bosses
  • Wide variety of bosses, missions, etc.
  • As of recent update, easier to get "rare" drops from bosses to craft higher level items (seal shop, higher drops)
  • Interesting story that fits in with the Mabinogi series
  • A multitude of content (from items, to enemies, to missions)
  • 3 Different areas that are fleshed out (a 4th currently being worked on)
  • Customizing characers via in-game armor, inner armor, hair, makeup, outfits, costume armors, etc.
  • Plenty of special events that occur often
  • Level cap currently at 90

  • Everything in this game is either time or farm based (raids once a day, AP generation, expertise)
  • The economy of the game can be inflated at times (to incredible amounts)
  • Although skill plays a role, wallet warriors can still have the upper-hand
  • The characters/classes you want to choose are gender-locked
  • Enhancing weapons, armor, etc. requires a lot of in-game gold, materials, and the looming chance that you will blow up your weapon. The whole Enhancing scheme is soley revolved around RNG (that can be avoided up to +10 by buying in-game runes to prevent leveling down items or having them be destroyed)
  • Enchanting items (speaking of higher scrolls, high than Rank 9) also has the chance of blowing up your weapon, which also can be avoided by buying runes. High level scrolls in the current economy are also ridiculously priced, so you're honestly better off buying a rune to not only save the Enchant Scroll, but to save your weapon
  • Most later game raids require extremely high damage which can be hard to obtain. This leads to a "stagnant" period where you have enough damage to do early raids to have some progress, but still not enough to satisfy later game raids (Season 2 raids --> 18k attack)
  • The game itself is poorly optimized (if hosting, your FPS will go down to 30, regardless of your PC specs. Capped at 60)
  • Customer support haunts this game
  • Once you reach level 60, the grind for XP, Gold, AP, weapons, armor, etc. become excruciating
  • Unlike most other MMOs, Vindictus is very linear and involves small time combat
  • Materials to craft high level items either require loads of in-game gold or a lot of farming *cough* iron ore *cough*

Vindictus overall isn't necessarily a bad game by any definition. What makes the game great is the awesome combat system combined with doing full party raids to take down these heavy hitting bosses. The problem isn't that, it's everything else surrounding the combat system. The game is very poorly optimized, and strictly relies on Peer to Peer connections; this in combination with a heavily timing based combat system is a recipe for disaster. Not only this, but at higher levels, raids (at least most raid parties) require a minimum damage requirement, which ends up being an obsurd number that is difficult to reach without heavy amounts of grinding. The game isn't necessarily a "wallet warrior" type of Free to Play, and is definitely playable without the use of your money; the game just makes it harder to do so, especially with the current enhancing system in place. A don't even get started on expertise, as I've spent countless hours farming pre-pre-requisite materials to spend countless hours crafting pre-requisite materials to finally craft all that into materials I need to craft armor pieces, and it only yields a few armor pieces and a few points to level up my expertise. If I have to idle craft stuff in any game, that normally isn't a good sign.

Even after all this, and if you still feel inclined to play; I'd recommend that you reach level 60 and really decide if you want to continue playing, as the daily raids are available to you at that level.
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