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PANZAR is a fantasy multiplayer third-person shooter. You get to choose from eight unique character classes, team-based PvP battles, exciting PvE adventures and regular tournaments with real prizes. Advanced RPG elements, the non-target combat system and the most modern graphics by CryEngine 3 will make your combat experience...
Release Date: Apr 12, 2013
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Comics Contest II - 19 sep to 25 sep

September 19

Panzarians,



Zar his mood only improve a little bit, his fellow gods suggest that you try again to make him laugh. To keep Zar his mood up, this will be asked of you every week.

Crystal rewards 500/300/100 for top-3.

RULES:

- Take this pic and add your text to the balloons.
- English Only
- Make it funny
- Add your ingame main char name to the post.
- Add your zone you play in to the post.
- Start of this contest as of now
- Closed 25th Sep at 12:00 am CET

You can use http://imgbox.com/ ot upload and post you pic to this tread.

So this is what I want to see but with a funny text.

Add your image here

Name: White ….
Zone: EU

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Fast or Dead

September 17

Panzarians,



Zar wants to give you more change in proving you have it in you to be at the front line of this war. So he challenges you to show your worth against his cousin.

Every 2 weeks, teams can win crystals in our PvE challenge. All you have to do is be the fastest team to complete the map + all waves need to be stopped on difficulty level Hard or Very Hard. Difficulty for the challenge will be posted on the forum where you need to post you Streamed Video.

To give every player a chance Zar has decided to do 2 challenges. For Level 19 to 29 and for lvl 30.

The prizes lvl 19 to 29:

1st place: 2100 crystals
2nd place: 1500 crystals
3rd place: 900 crystals


The prizes lvl 30:

1st place: 1800 crystals
2nd place: 1200 crystals
3rd place: 600 crystals



What you have to do:
Get into teams, stream your PvE match and post it to the forum. After closing we will watch and check your submissions. The 3 fastest teams will receive crystals. Please read the rules and post all the information on your forum thread. Remember no stream or incomplete information, no crystals!

The rules:

You must stream and post the stream on our forum thread. This stream must show:
- New PvE Map “Defence of the Monkey Hill”
- difficulty mode selection at beginning
- player names at beginning of match*
- player names at end of match*
- For second entry 50% of team needs to be different.

On your forum post, please include this information:
- link to stream
- start and end time of fastest battle streamed (just in case the stream has more than one battle)
- character names of team

*The team must have the same players at the start and end!

Post you Stream links in correct Post here

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About the Game

PANZAR is a fantasy multiplayer third-person shooter. You get to choose from eight unique character classes, team-based PvP battles, exciting PvE adventures and regular tournaments with real prizes. Advanced RPG elements, the non-target combat system and the most modern graphics by CryEngine 3 will make your combat experience unforgettable!

Key Features


Dynamic Team-Based PvP and PvE
PANZAR is built on high intensity team-based battles. Players fight in 10 vs 10 PvP fights and extensive breathtaking PvE raids where no one can secure victory alone. The secret to success in battle is how well you coordinate with your other teammates. It’s ideal entertainment for groups and clans. PANZAR’s developed clan system gives you the chance to participate in spectacular mass tournaments for glory and prizes.
One Spectacular Fantasy World

Incredibly Detailed Fantasy World
PANZAR comes to life through the raw power of CryENGINE®3, the ultimate game development platform deliveri
ng incredibly detailed graphics and fluid gameplay. Players face off in rich and detailed environments such as mountain waterfalls, jungle villages, ancient castles and temple ruins. PANZAR is flexible, serving a wide range of graphics capability modes, so computers of many generations can get into battle.

Tactical Gameplay Modes
PANZAR has a wide range of locations, equipment and skills creating an almost never-ending variety of tactical options and battle strategies. There are eight different character classes, each with their own unique skill set, game dynamics and overall role within the team. With several different gameplay modes – Domination, Siege, Rugby and King of the Hill - it’s a game you’ll want to play again and again.

Unique Heroes
Players can create their own formidable characters and develop and equip them as they like. You can buy, sell, craft and upgrade weapons, armor and magical potions at any time between battles. Not to mention the nearly limitless freedom of self-expression arising from all the hairstyles, battle cries and armor paint choices. Unleash your imagination!

Advanced Social System
Players can communicate with other players right in-game using voice, team and general battle chat options. Finding new friends, grouping or reconnecting with old ones is simple! There are even gold bonuses on offer for each new friend recruited. Join teams, claim victory and crystals in tournaments, even create your own clan and choose the comrades you will fight shoulder to shoulder with. In PANZAR, there is only one goal…Victory!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Intel® Core Quad Q9450 2.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 920 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
944.4 hrs on record
A MOBA, somewhat Indie, and free to play. Sounds good, is good.

Starting Up
The tutorial is ok, but a bit long for what it teaches you. Most is learning by doing. Important things like what's the HUD, how does the character screen work and such is a bit tricky to find out at first, but possible. Hints in loading screens give you well chosen information about the game and fills up the incomplete tutorial to a fullfilling knowledge about how things work.

First Gameplays (Lvl <10)
Well, talking about how people play in lowlevel, it's just like in a kindergarten, trying things out a bit. But that's ok, I mean you gotta see the arenas first, see other classes, maybe try out a skill - that's exactly what you need at that point. You'll learn how your skills work and what class does how much damage and so on. So feel free to be a kindergarten kid yourself ;)

Later Gameplays (Lvl 10-30)
Here things start to get a bit complicated. You'll be put into games against better geared players, or players with a higher level and therefore they have more skills available. Some of the players are leveling a twink, and actually know how to play and suceed by experience. And you are in the mid of this, neither having gear, nor skills, nor gameplay experience. This may seem frustrating. This may be one reason why lots of people give negative comments after 2-3 hours of gameplay. However, this is how you learn to play. One guy in the forum said it pretty well, although it's a bit mean: Put out your diapers, level up, make 2-3 new pieces of gear, and observe why you die and do next time better - then you are the one farming the others, instead of getting farmed. It's important just to give the game a chance here and not stop instantly. Even if you loose 5 games in a row, the next day you win 5 games in a row.

Engame 1 (Lvl 30 but no gear yet)
Here you'll probably gonna say, that you need freaking ages to get your best tier gear ready, and that they only want you to buy that gear. However, the match maker sees that you are not fully geared yet and puts you in corresponding games. So be happy to have something to achieve in the game: Get your gear ready. I mean Hearthstone all golden heros and all heros maxlevel take longer than this here. As you get your ressources together, you're continuing to learn how to play and will slowly notice, that there are nice combos within characters, you'll notice some kind of team work may be good... :O

Endgame 2 (Lvl 30 full gear)
Seems pretty balanced inbetween classes and stuff. The single problem is that the matchmaker may try to balance out the teams, but often it happens that you eithr farm the other team, or your team is getting farmed. And that kinda sucks. Tight matches aren't happening so often, but are exactly the most fun ones. Cool is though, that lots of people leave the match when you get farmed, and new ones join, and this repeats until both teams are plus minus equally strong.
For the play itself, it's pretty awesome. You should find some friends, team up and play together. Said in last paragraph, teamplay is important and makes fun. For example, the fire witch shoots a freezing frost witch into the air, stopping her from her action, while the friendly frost witch can now easily freeze the enemy frost witch. Or a Dwarf puts bear traps on a spot, and a tank pulls an enemy onto those traps, killing him instantly. There are tons of combos like these, and I like the versatility given into the game by those combos.
Another important point is that basically every skill can be countered by the enemy team. E.g. the freezing of a frost witch can be countered by: Fire witch shooting up, Inquisitor dusting you, Paladin unfreeze, Zerk 'sucker punches', Tank shield, Sapper steam hammer, and Gunner... guess he just kills the Witch. Poor Ice Witch... I guess that's the reason they are always so mad ^^. However, so can the ice witch basically counter every class and every action by freezing them. The question will be, who does his job better? Who has the better team support? And it may be these questions, that are defining the gameplay. Anyway. I love the gameplay.

Graphics
Cry 3, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ awesome.

Sound
Very lovely made, orchestral epic style, some really nice tracks in there. Like it.

Sound effects
Sound pretty good, although Panzar probably didn't invest much in them (guess all computer generated). But quite ok for that.

"Trivia" / Things to know
A big aspect is the fun put into the game. E.g. there is an emote for the Orc, laughing like hell and falling on his back. You will laugh yourself when seeing this first time. Or the Golem, that repairs gunner's and sapper's structures, is made so stupidly, that it's simply pure fun to watch that guy. There are tons such little funny details, that are very cute.

Community
Lots of kids in public chat, as usual. But it's ok. On the forums, it goes quite polite and more or less educated, the community holds together against stupid patches, and the devs listen normally. There is a weekly livestream by the community manager, where some news and stuff are told, pretty cool. Also if you put a question or a report onto the forum, they are usually quickly answered. Guys that are online on a daily basis will meet each other in the matches repeatedly and therefore know each other by time, getting easy friends this way.

Tournaments
Are weekly and very fun and the biggest part in the endgame. Very good concept. So find a clan, and participate ;)

P2W
All you get by paying is either a time advantage, or you get pretty colors, emotes, and so on. But: Everything that is game relevant (gear, skills, useable items, and so on) are achieveable without money. Therefore it's theoretically not pay to win.
The matchmaker defines a 'battle value' for you, and puts you in matches where people have more or less the same battle value. What gear you wear plays a significant role for the battle value. Therefore, all players in your game have around similar gear as you. So there is not even a need to buy gear, since if you do, your value increases, therefore your enemies will also be better. All you can do by money is just speeding up the whole process of reaching full gear.
Of course in the endgame, you wanna keep up with your useable items, that run for a limited time. So you need to play quite a bit for that, so you can recreate your amulets every week. That works more or less well as long as you play regularly, but latest patches made it impossible to keep up with certain time-limited gear. P2W or F2P, as in any game that is announced as F2P, it's worth a discussion.
Lot's of people write here in their reviews it's p2w. But sorry, it's not that simple. If you suck you suck, you suck with low gear (fighting against low gear due to battle value and matchmaker), and you'll still suck when you buy the best gear (fighting against the best gear).


Overall:
Very awesome game and recommended, at least give it a try. I mean it's f2p, so nothing to loose ;)
Posted: April 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.2 hrs on record
It's kinda like a beautiful mixture of elements from WoW, DotA, and GW2. And its free? Why haven't you tried it?
Posted: July 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
it is fun que times are to long game did not look graphicly on maximum as pretty as i would expect i suppose its worth a quick download since its free just to play for a little while.
Posted: July 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.0 hrs on record
Nice graphic,Nice gameplay.I reccomend this game to anyone who enjoys hardcore pvp.
The only thing i dislike is waiting times in que for matches.As the player base grows I'm sure that will change. I noticed a few people said this game is "Pay to win". I disagree, I have not put a dime into this game. I have only used the crafting and enhancement systems to upgrade.
Posted: July 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.0 hrs on record
this game is sooooo much fun...probs the best MOBA i have ever played...EVER!!!
Posted: May 14
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502 of 591 people (85%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
The good :

The gameplay is solid, the classes are all varied and each has their own weakness and strength. Unlike many multiplayer games, this game is very reliant on team-work. If your team isn't working together efficiently, you aren't going to win. Plain and simple. This is a game that I feel can truely be called a "MOBA" (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), as opposed to games like League of Legends or Dota 2.

The variety of maps and gameplay modes put it into the higher tier of online gaming. Something like 24 maps and 6 gameplay modes will give you hours of enjoyment. While it might look hectic in videos and screenshots, after a few matches youll adjust and be able to spot enemies from allies easily.

The game runs smooth, and looks great in action at max settings. There are some customization options with being able to paint all your gear different colors as well as some facials features like different hair styles, but that's where the downfall of the game begins.


The bad :

The way this game makes it's money feels very cheap. Allow me to explain. At the end of each match you are given X amount of materials like linen or gold nuggets or bark. The amount you are given is based on your overall points in the match, which materials you are given is completely random.

As you level up, you are able to craft various sets of gear that add substantial stats to your character like + hp or +mastery (mastery being the attribute that increases the power your special abilities). At first it seems great. Level 4 opens up and it takes roughly a half hour to craft each of the handful of pieces available. But that's where things start to suffer. By the time you reach the max level (currently 20 on EU/NA servers) you are looking at spending, quite literally, WEEKS crafting the item sets. The amount of materials it takes to create the top level gear is ridiculous. So not only will you spend weeks grinding the materials, but you'll also wait additional days/weeks to actually craft the gear.


The ugly :

In itself, this wouldn't be so bad. Tweak a few numbers here and there and it would be no biggy. But this is where the cash shop comes in. You can flat out buy the same armor sets people will spend weeks grinding/crafting out in a matter of seconds. While this game may not seem like it's pay to win at the early levels, once you hit the max level I assure you it comes down to two tiers of players. Those that drop 40$ or so to get the best gear, and those that will spend weeks getting decimated while crafting it themselves.

Many fans of the game will claim that "skill owns gear" in this game, and they are partially correct. Skill plays a major role in this game. If you cannot block properly or do not learn the telegraphs of specific moves, you are going to get creamed. However, at a certain point skill becomes a moot point when you're attacking someone at the same level and same class yet he has 2x your health and does 2x your damage simply because he decided to outright buy the gear rather than grind and craft it.

This is a very poorly thought out system and screams cash grab. Combine this horrid use of a cash shop with the fact that the game (nearly a year after it's Russian release) is still riddled with game debilitating and breaking bugs and it quickly becomes a chore. I have had sessions where within 2 hours of playing I crashed to the desktop nearly a dozen times. Add to the fact that just recently it seems either their servers got hacked and it's simply a no go.


Final thoughts :

This game has amazing potential. The actual gameplay is very fun, but everything else about it is bad. Would I continue to play it if they hammered out all the major bugs and reworked the cash shop? Absolutely. But I cannot realistically see that happening anytime in the future.

It's worth a try if you want to see what a real MOBA should play like, but not much more than that. Gameplay I give it a 8/10. Everything else I give it a 2/10.
Posted: December 3, 2013
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