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    Default So, is Black Gold worth getting any hype for?

    So, Black Gold Online opened up their website for preorders today -- although the game is going to be free to play, you can drop 20 bucks for some extra goodies, I don't know if I'm quite interested in that.

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    The game piques my interest because of the inclusion of a lot of "interesting" classes, like a Spectromancer and Spellsword. It has a faction-based PvP mode. It has vehicles that you can control with action-like controls, and it reminds me a lot of Neosteam. Neosteam, although it was an extremely buggy and unpolished game, holds a dear place in my heart because of the PvP it had, and I really dug the whole Steampunk vs. Magic thing that is carried in Black Gold too.

    Has anyone played in the Alpha and tell me if I should waste any time pursuing it? It's been a while since I've played an MMO, and now that I have a tiny bit more free time than I did earlier this year, it might be something worth keeping an eye on... or so I hope.

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    I wrote a beta review for the game on OnRPG. I don't know if it's worth the $20, just because the way Snail handled their Age of Wushu pre-orders (that is, they didn't handle them at all and ended up just giving away hard copies of the game like a year after people should have got their pre-order rewards). However, it does seem that the team working on Black Gold is more professional than the team they had working on Age of Wushu.

    As for the game itself, I find it decent. I love the steampunk setting, the mech/battle carrier portion of the game is fantastic. The combat is fun (in my opinion) as well. However, I don't think the combat truly shines until after you turn on Third-Person Mode. Otherwise it just feels like a regular point-and-click that has somewhat buggy controls.

    So, if you're alright with a themepark MMO, enjoy steampunk settings, are alright with taking a chance on Snail, and like Mechs, I would say you should definitely invest $20 into this game as you'll enjoy it a great deal.
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    I'm thinking there's a little bit of time left to try the closed beta, today's the last day. Found a key online and I'm downloading it now. Thanks for your input.

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    skills casting is clunky,better go for swordsman

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    It's really not that good at all. Like even with the different control schemes and even with the cursor mode that feels like an "action" game, it still play really atrociously bad, like the one game I could compare this to in terms of bad combat would be Divine Souls in that sense. Definitely not worth dropping even a single cent in my honest opinion.

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    It's alright, but not worth spending money on, at least not yet.
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    the game feels like a cheap shovelware MMORPG from several years ago, it's worse than most F2Ps I've played

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    God damn guys, I feel like we played two different games. Sure it wasn't great, but I had a decent amount of fun in it due to the PVP. But I guess that's because I'm a steampunk and mech fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocaRUFF View Post
    God damn guys, I feel like we played two different games. Sure it wasn't great, but I had a decent amount of fun in it due to the PVP. But I guess that's because I'm a steampunk and mech fan.
    I am a fan of Steampunk, but I dunno ... I'll probably give it another try when the Open Beta starts.
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    Wtf its bryan!

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    I think this game has some great potential actually, but whether they run with it or not is up to them.

    When I first started playing, and created my character, It was gorgeous. Super polished and looked amazing, with great customizaton. I spent a good amount of time creating my character and checking out all that was available. It just looked really well done. Then I loaded up the game, and it looked like the developers threw up on my screen. Seriously... HORRIBLE interface, buggy, and barely functional. And the "Black Gold" mode, Standard mode etc.... The only way to play this game is with the crosshair mode, but even that is really buggy and not well done.

    But seriously... if they polish the interface, questing, and gameplay as well as they polished the character creation, this game could be great. But if the character creation is where they stop, then I wont be playing it much after its released, if at all.

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    Wow this game reminds me so much of Neosteam!
    The game is utter rubbish by todays standards but back then it was lots of fun and i still miss it. Hope this will be like a better 2.0 version :3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapit255 View Post
    I think this game has some great potential actually, but whether they run with it or not is up to them.

    When I first started playing, and created my character, It was gorgeous. Super polished and looked amazing, with great customizaton. I spent a good amount of time creating my character and checking out all that was available. It just looked really well done. Then I loaded up the game, and it looked like the developers threw up on my screen. Seriously... HORRIBLE interface, buggy, and barely functional. And the "Black Gold" mode, Standard mode etc.... The only way to play this game is with the crosshair mode, but even that is really buggy and not well done.

    But seriously... if they polish the interface, questing, and gameplay as well as they polished the character creation, this game could be great. But if the character creation is where they stop, then I wont be playing it much after its released, if at all.
    I think you may be talking about the alpha interface. The interface I had during the beta was quite nice. A big improvement over the weird gears and crap.
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    Concept sounds good but gameplay looks horrible. Controls, Animations, and Sounds. Eww.
    It looks like it plays very similar to Defiance.
    I foresee a bad game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    Still trying to decide whos image got hurt worse by that. The game or the person promoting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post


    Concept sounds good but gameplay looks horrible. Controls, Animations, and Sounds. Eww.
    It looks like it plays very similar to Defiance.
    I foresee a bad game.
    Hmmm, I've been waiting for this game to come out so I'll let my experience decide if it's bad or not.

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