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    Just downloaded this tonight, will be playing with a friend. Anyone playing/have played it? Any suggestions? Tips/Complaints/etc.... are all welcome.
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    That games still alive lol? damn my dad used to play the hell outta it back in its prime


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    Quote Originally Posted by invadertim View Post
    That games still alive lol? damn my dad used to play the hell outta it back in its prime
    Yeah, it's still going and it has a 14 day trial that I'm trying it out with.

    Seemed like an OK game from the few minutes I spent playing it. I'm waiting until later tonight until I play more.
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    you should play on a classic server if you are going for the retail servers. otherwise chose the freeshard server which is mostly classic (+ parts of SI).

    daoc went downhill when atlantis came out because of all the artifact crap. ML's were fun to get but the artifacts .. the artifacts ;. ;

    the game itself is great because it heavily encourages you to party/find a guild (screw questing/dailies get to lvl 6-9 and find a party to go into a dungeon/good spot thats the fastest way to level) basically lvling solo is possible but its slow and tedious. party lvling is fast and fun
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    it's a lovely game!!
    although i played the f2p Uthgardt server, I can tell the game is rich and deep and has a real Camelot feel.
    i read on forums somewhere that the pvp is not a fixed single front war, but rather a whole disparate assortment of big and little wars happening at players' whims. which means it a very big diverse and rich map.

    but.. the reason why i would not play the game is because of the skating animation during combat. i do not know if they solved this in the official version yet.

    Number One forums for the game is here btw :-
    http://www.postcount.net/forum/forum...ral-Discussion

    btw, gee Apoca, if u can get mmohut approval to get on the beta tester list for Shadowbane that would be so awesome. someone said the Shadowbane emu is officially approved by Ubisoft. It could be a breakout success when it returns.
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    yes, there is a giant map where you can battle the other realms and you have to take keeps, claim them with your guild, then upgrade them and defend them. for every keep of your realm thats not under your control 1 of the special guards vanishes from the relic keep what makes it easier for the other realms to raid your relic keep and steal your relics ( which gives boni to your whole realm ) so there's A LOT of pvp fighting going on, night skirmishes and so on
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    Got up to level 15 and so far I've discovered I hate playing a caster xD It's annoying because your spells get interrupted so often. I'm starting to learn how to get around it, though.

    I ended up making an Eldritch (or something like that). I think I'm a gnome or something, I can't remember what I chose. It's short, old and bald tho. Seems like this game was probably a big inspiration for Regnum, as they share a lot of the same concepts.

    Anyone have any tips for playing an Eldritch?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocaRUFF View Post
    ... Seems like this game was probably a big inspiration for Regnum, as they share a lot of the same concepts.
    definitely for sure. i feel that DAOC and a few more or less modifications represents a mathematically provable model for a very fun RvR pvp mmo. The model can be proven to exhibit the following characteristics :-

    1) In a 3-way battle, the likelihood of having a balanced war is increased because of the likelihood that the 2 weaker realms will turn against the strongest.

    2) The pvp combat model of point and click, knockdown, mesmerisation and dizzies is easily balanced to a level which is attractive to a large proportion of pvp gamers because it balances out the abilities to temporarily put enemies out of action while focussing on other enemies. (ie: Unlike Tera or C9, whose balance issues are far from being solved).

    The other mathematical proofs are common to other mmos. Cash shops, level distribution composition etc etc.

    So for those reasons, I believe games like Regnum, DAOC, Camelot Unchained (if done right), Shadowbane all have a very high likelihood of financial success. Sadly they really mucked up Warhammer.
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    Dark Age of Camelot to me is the greatest MMORPG ever made.
    However, with the removal of the Classic servers and the small population it's just not worth the time for me anymore.
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    I've played two character so far. I got my Eldritch (still can't remember if that's how it's spelled) to level 15 before the person I was playing with got fed-up with the character they were playing, so we decided to re-roll as midgard. They rolled a Skald and I rolled a Runemaster. We got up to level 21 before we decided to log out. In the 15-20 BG, I got to experience some PVP. Some small group (2v2) and some large group (which consisted of a 4 vamp gank squad and a couple of cloakers... People were calling them the 4 Vamps of the Apocalypse because they'd ride around on horses).

    It was pretty fun, tho I find that I still hate casters in this game and wish I had decided to go with a melee class instead The failure rate is so infuriating. If I didn't have a melee partner, I would have raged quit because between the misses and the interruptions, I can't do anything by myself as a caster.


    What are the major differences of the "classic servers" and the regular servers? Also, the population isn't to bad. We ran into 6+ of each faction in the 15-20 BG, so I'm guessing there's higher population the higher the BG you go into.

    The leveling isn't to bad, at least not yet. Currently, we're using the BGs to level as they have repeatable quests and it's pretty much one round of quests = one level. It'll probably be another day or two until we reach max level. After that, I hear there's some annoying other types of "leveling" that you need to work towards. I'm not sure how well that'll go for me.

    I told my friend about Champions of Regnum on steam, and they seemed interested. Not sure if we'll try it out or not. I'm not sure if its population is any better than DAOC is, currently. Plus I think Regnum is a bit more shallow in terms of content (less classes/races and the world isn't as big, I think). Plus the grind in Regnum is a lot worse


    If anyone has any tips for playing a Runemaster, let me know. I could use it.
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