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    Quote Originally Posted by Technikal View Post
    I enjoyed playing elsword but the stamina turned me off a fair bit, I know there are free stamina weekends but I'm not always available to play on weekends so it didn't really work for me.

    Thanks for summarizing their cash shop I always knew the game was p2w but not that bad.. but still the game is popular so they are doing something right ;o
    Well, the gameplay itself is pretty engaging and rather addicting if you just ignore the p2w aspects. In that aspect, I think the stamina system helps keep the game fresh. The game WILL get stale pretty quickly if you just dungeon on for 3+hours at a time.

    Besides, the average player probably just want to get their fix of side-scrolling dungeoning or pvping.
    These cash shop advantages only really matter if you "tryhard".

    To be somewhat competitive in pve and pvp, you just need:
    $8 for the mana necklace,
    $9 for the 2nd skill bar
    $7 for a skill ring
    $1.50 each for your class' skill notes (around 2 or 3)
    $20 for a costume set
    Optional but helpful
    $6 for the pet of your choice (add $5 for auto pickup)

    Comes up to ~$50, which is not too much if you spend it over a couple of months (averages to about the price of a subscription). And you're set for that character's life, assuming that you don't really care about changing your fashion, min-maxing or enchanting your weapon. Though if you want to make another character, you'd have to shell over another $50 to start the "basic" foundation...


    Also, I guess the art-style just clicks for some people (myself included).
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    I hope this doesn't only mean 1 class

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    It only means one class yes. No dark foxy for you yet.

    Here's my look at her launch state. Unfortunately Kill3rCombo has me censor a few pieces I was shown but still a good read.

    http://www.onrpg.com/articles/editor...d-fox-preview/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharki3ait View Post
    That's pretty eye-opening, thanks for taking the time to type tainitely going to avoid Elsword. Shame, I love the style.
    Its not nearly as pay2win as it sounds. Its a pretty similar situation to Grand Chase if youve ever played it.

    Cash items give pretty distinct advantages but due to the combo-heavy nature of both games having strong mechanics will overcome most issues.

    Your opponent can have as many crazy stat bonuses as he wants, if he cant hit you or hold an effective combo then his hard earned money has just been pissed down the drain.

    Both games do a fairly decent job of giving free players love with events that provide gear, etc. as well.

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    yup. Ara arrives tomorrow with Little Hsien~ can't wait.

    (too bad I have my last final tomorrow...guess I'll play once I come back home - hoping my name isn't taken by then )
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    Got their initial censoring on my article repealed and they sent me updated localization for the skills I covered. Article is updated.
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