This game is fun. Pure and simple. It is not going to be for everyone, however. Most of the negative reviews I'm seeing are people who didn't actually take the time to look around, explore, or even find the simplest of things. I'm guessing most of these reviews are being generated by people who are used to their hand being held during their entire gaming experience. This is not the case with Face of Mankind. I'm hoping to address some of the most common complaints here.
NOTE: Since reading is hard for some people I'll add this in here a second time. These complaints are reworded complaints that I picked from other negative reviews. The only thing made up is the exact wording.
Common complaints found in negative reviews Complaint 1
: THERE'S NO ♥♥♥♥ING TUTORIAL!!!!11!1!ONE!1!Answer 1
: Yes. Yes there is. It's about a foot in front of you and to the left when you first spawn in. NPC, Orange name, black suit, blonde spikey hair. She will give you a quest that is the start of the tutorial.Complaint 2
: THE TUTORIAL DOESN'T TEACH YOU ANYTHING!Answer 2
: Yes, it actually does. You just have to read what the NPCs are telling you. You can't just hit 'accept' to everything and expect to learn how to play the game.Complaint 3
: THERE IS NOTHING TO DO AFTER THE TUTORIAL!Answer 3
: There is plenty to do. Explore the universe, go mining, go alien hunting, go attack random players in a PvP zone, join a faction, go shopping, etc.Complaint 4
: Why should I have to join a faction to have fun?Answer 4
: Good to see you're getting more reasonable, imaginary player. You really don't. While many players will recommend it as the 'only way to have fun in FoM', it's not strictly true. For many players, myself included, that really is the only way to have fun. I don't think I could play the game without a faction, but I've seen many people having fun playing it solo, just don't expect to take and hold territory by yourself.Complaint 5
: Why do I have to sit through a hour long class when joining a faction?Answer 5
: Some factions do this to weed out people who are just trolls or spies, or are just plain incompetant. The point of many of these classes is also to help teach new players the basics of the game, as well as the basic functions of the faction that they are about to join. If you don't like it, don't join the faction. That just means that the class is doing its job.Complaint 6
: Random people kill me for no reason!Answer 6
: Yes, and? If you don't like to run the risk of being killed sit in Brooklyn and twiddle your thumbs all day. Going outside of the safe zone means you are a potential target. Don't like it? Do something to change it. Join a faction, look intimidating, kill other people first, whatever you want.Complaint 7
: The game doesn't work/launch/let me login/etc.Answer 7
: Not too sure what to tell you. Try the usual fixes, such as restarting the game, steam, your computer, etc. Reinstall the game. Check google for other answers, and faililng that, contact support for help.
Even if reading this doesn't convince you, or you are on the fence, remember, the game is Free to Play. Download it and give it a try. Be forewarned, the first bit of the game can be confusing and rough. It's something you have to get into and be willing to put time into. Talk to people in game, make friends. Try joining a faction, you can always leave it later if you don't like it.
If anyone has any questions about the game, please feel free to post it below in the comments.