First, complete ripoff of the classic MMO, Ragnarok Online. It misses what Ragnarok had however by.... messing up completely.
Furthermore!, everything about the game screams, "GET OUT NOW UNLESS YOU PAY US!!!". Within killing a few different types of monsters and grabbing up the loot, my bag space become completely full. No, wait.... there are seperate bag slots [equip/use/loot/ect], my LOOT bag became full almost instantly. It was then that I took a look at the bags, just a few measly slots. If you are going to try and become a crafter, you NEED to pay for extra room.... or just do a lot more work than you should have to.
I died. Yes, it happens. I died and got the option to revive in spot instead of having to walk for five minutes to get back to where I was. Thing is, in order to revive on spot, you NEED to pay for that. I didn't take a close look at how much the in game currency costs but I think it's like 25c in order to revive on spot. That's $1 for 4 on spot revivals... YIPPEE!!!
I said it before, I'll say it again, this game STOLE everything about Ragnarok Online, changed some of the gameplay, changed the grid layout to more of an 8 direction instead of 4 like RO, changed the art and called it fresh.
THIS. IS. NOT. FRESH! This is copywrite infringement at it's worst.
Jesus... I thought Hunters Blade was a travesty against Monster Hunter, this is worse because it has the potential to actually succeed, to actually make a truly obscene amount of money. And it IS obscene because it IS theft. They are trying to profit off of one of the most amazing MMO's that has ever existed and they are saying it's like nothing else??
They said, point blank, "Guild Wars". Catchy name, huh? I wonder why... hmm... because it's one of the top MMO's of our day? I get it, yes, they mean War of Emporium. They couldn't very well say THAT could they?
They are getting away with copywrite infringement because, while the game is an obvious clone of RO, nothing is exactly the same. Fly Wing [randomly teleport] isn't called Fly Wing, Elder Tree are called Stock [who came up with that lame name?] and don't drop branches that summon random monsters [that I have seen...] and just... everything is slightly different.
It still just.... it isn't right. They are going to make a killing off their truly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ [against players] P2W system and it isn't even their game.
And, honestly, it isn't even very good. I had people constantly come up to me while I was fighting, wait till my monster had like 10% health, attack it once for the kill and steal it.... the exp, the items.... everything.
I think that's how the comabt system worked in RO [or... am I wrong... it's been years] but these days, people have no internet morals. Give people a way to kill monsters, get items and exp without having to fight, without having to lose health and mana/energy/ect.... they will do it.
I remember in RO how the bots would always take stuff... they were the only one's... well, them and noobs but noobs learned fast that it's better to be chill and not steal. Oh, that brings me to another point!; I played for a few hours, there were some people just running around killing everything, stealing kills... same people... for hours. The game ALREADY has bots!!! I mean they are f***ing cockroaching the game already!!! Bots. Killed. RO. Based on the amount of bots in the game... I don't really know for sure if the game WILL survive..... I just know that it has no right to survive. It is a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ripoff of one of the greatest MMO's of the past.... well... of the internet ever actually!
My top list of MMO's [some of the games do not apply past certain points, only at their high points but it is the high points that count to me] are, in no particular order.
Star Wars Galaxies [pre CU but LOVED Jump to Lightspeed!!]
The Secret World
Mabinogi & Vindictus [putting them both together because same game universe]
Monster Hunter Frontier [even though I only played a few hours, I know I would love it most of all~]
Dungeons and Dragons Online [before the crappy P2W version...]
The -nevergonnahappen- Pokemon MMO that is crossplatform between PC, WiiU and 3DS!!! The dream of an open world Pokemon MMO fuels my hopes and dreams for a better age of MMO's!
I'm probably forgetting some.... hmm... but one thing that I'm not forgetting is ANY MMO that is thick with Pay to Win!! DISGUSTING!! Just add cosmetic stuff, people go crazy for that and the more that people play a game, fall in love with it, the more likely they are to BUY COSMETIC STUFF!!!! JESUS!!! It isn't that hard to understand is it?
♥♥♥♥, just make some of the cosmetic stuff only available for a short time, people will rush to give money for that!!
Er... that.... that right there is just in general. Cosmetic only for F2P MMO's.... this one, this MMO, it NEEDS to either die or the developers need to admit that they stole most of the game from Gravity [the people that made [[?]] Ragnarok Online].