I do not recommend this game.
Developers refuse to give refunds if purchased through Steam regardless of SOE Presidents statement.
False Advertising: I did not recieve special bonus I paid for, the special title on the forum and the ability to post.
Customer Support: Lacks all ability to assist with any real problems in-game wise, forum wise, and ability to understand you.
TL:DR Is at bottem of review
After a short while of playing this game I have sadly come to this decision. The game is simply just not enjoyable. The game does have fantastic potentional for building epic structures and building vast cities but it fails with one simple thing, it's overly complex and tedious.
Another part would be resource collection. Apperently their are two times of each ore, for example we have copper ore and then elemental copper ore. Copper ore is used to make basic things such as copper bars whereas Elemental Copper ore is for building things such as a forge. But what really takes the cake is how hard it is to get Elemental Ore vs regular ore. You will get tons of ore while mining a strain of it but only a few elemental pieces. Because of this resource collection can become long and boring. The same is with wood and any other material other then dirt.
Now we move onto controls. The controls are well simple and horrible. Controlling your camera becomes a chore, it's horribly slow, never gives you that right angle, doesn't have first person mode, and you can't zoom in and out based on what I sow. For basic movement of the character it's pretty simple, you Press W to go forward and S to go backwards and then through a mix of mouse and A and D keys you can rotate and look around. Jumping is hilarous, it works just fine but the animations are funny are you do back flips, glide, and dive over everything as if a super human acrobat.
Since we have covered controls it's time for UI. The user interface is crap. Absolute crap. Things feel out of place or confusing as someone has no idea what they are doing with the bloody thing. It's horribly unorganized, it feels rushed, it isn't easy find what you need, things get int he way as you can't close some things, and then it's just ugly.
As you can tell this game isn't looking so good, and now we have basic game play. The basic gameplay is also crap. You have to manage your property and you can barly do that without confusion and extreme rage as it has very limited options for what you want to do with your property. You currently can only set who has permission on your property and if people can visit but also the name or if you want to delete it. I have yet to the find the place where I control my deposit on my property
Now when you are on your own property you apperently cant mine, cut, or dig anything once you have claimed it. How fantstic is that!? All those trees are now stuck there :D
Oh you want to build something awesome? Welp you can't really do that due to horrible camera angles and poor building tools. Oh you want to have a nice gradual slope? Not really possible.
Time to go on about dedication. This game requires way to much of it, you have to pay ubscenely high prices to keep your plot every 24 hours. it's about 300 copper ore per day which is quite alot and than you can only deposit so much that it equals 8 days. Like come on! What if I away? I wish i could set it to a month or just a wee bit more. Than you have to constitenly grind resources just to get a few special pieces of wood or ore to building something, it's just so boring and feels like you aren't actually doing anything.
Also most of this game feels dead, I mean their are a few players here and their but no NPC's yet and the world just feels off.
Ontop of this world feeling dead, have fun trying to find a plot of land, because most of it's claimed.
Graphics time now, graphics are great. They look nice. The lighting is cool, the textures or nice, the characters look detailed and interesting, and the colours are fantastic.
Character custimization also sucks, you have a few pre-set faces, you have some pre-set colours, and some facial hair. Otherwise it''s just find the preset you like and matching with it...
Player interaction and masive cities is a complete lie, I haven't even been able to get a response out of any other player and their is no epic cities.
So overall I could keep going on and on and on, but I will end this here. This game is just not worth it. It really is overly complex and tedious. Games such as Minecraft or Wurm Online do a vastly better job and are more enjoyable. And than simply over-priced micro-transactions 5 dollars for 500 wood!
Developers refuse to give refunds if purchased through Steam
TL:DR; Devs are inactive on Steam and Reddit. Gameplay is overerlly complex and gets real boring. Heavily based on pay to enjoy format. Players do-not interact with each other. Horrible crafting system. User Interface is crap, controls are crap, camera is crap. Micro-trans-actions.
Dev's do not show active support for Steam Community,