The battle system is interesting, as there are two different types of battles: Land and Naval. This all, of course, follows the aspect of having your own ship while having a character to fight on land.
I was lucky enough to score a Closed Beta Key from MMOsite while they were still available. Once again, to obtain one it was basically the whole "spam the forum and spend some MMOsite Forum Points". I'm normally unkeen to this method of obtaining Closed Beta Keys; but I can't complain considering I wasn't naturally invited by Alaplaya to actually participate in this Closed Beta session outside of obtaining a key for myself. The community seems close-knit, those who were fortunate enough to start playing around the time that the beta session begun are known amongst each other. Unlike other communities, so far I haven't seen too many people being insulting, unappreciative, or rude to other players in general. If you follow my community focus articles, this is a huge perk for me.
The graphics are superb, there's not much I can say bad about them. Even in Closed Beta, I haven't seen too great of graphical errors. The character animations are rather fluid and well-designed. Each character class has their own idle animation, which seems to fit the class perfectly. Seeing as I have a somewhat decent computer (nothing top-of-the-line), I ran the graphics at full resolution. Therefore, be warned that all of the screenshots I've taken in-game are at that graphical acceleration rate. Some of the skills that my main character (Mercenary Class) uses are a little over the top. I say this in high regards, but at the same time it does interfere with my gameplay. The animations and effects of some of the skills (even at earlier levels) seem rather time-extensive just to show off what your character is doing. I haven't the experience to say this applies to all classes; but the one I'm more aquainted with, certainly.
I have played WoW for over 4 years and well it was fun for a few years it does get old going to the same places and instances over and over. I just want a new game to play with differnt style of play and differnt ways to get around in the game i played perfect world ewwww is all can say the flying mounts r way to slow !! and the grinding is endless ..... kinda like that..... i have been playing runes of magic its kinda like wow but a chas shop and no fees. the timed mounts kinda blow chunks. I am now playing Aion and let me tell you I LOVE IT !!! So much differnt then WoW TRUST ME I KNOW !!! I love the fact we can fly in the game and if it says no fly you can still fly hehehe and combat in the air is way better then FLFF !!! take it from some one who knows her MMO's I have played them all i will p2p Aion 14.99 is not bad i also got the open beta key from buying the pre order at gamestop !! so go befor there all gone ! peace love and fruit loops!
a great article. your and my experience does not have much differences and i also like enjoying the game's sorroundings and doing quest with a group of people but having too much botters and cheaters really destroys my gaming experience.
Personally, I found Final fantasy XI to be a big let down. The pace of the game is so tedious. Being a big fan of the whole series on consoles- i expected quite a lot. However, Perhaps FFXIV may be different. F2P sounds good however a lot of riff raff usual entail with such things.
Sad....Is she that godly at CS?? I doubth it. Quiting school bad move. "models for a friend" = Doing Xrated things and degrating your self. Notice it's not a professional company. I mean honestly, if you can't even finish the basics which is (1st-12th grade) and graduate.... How much or a moron can you be??.... Her looks will fade, her hands will develop artritis and she will either get pregnant or catch an STD and end up working a dead end shitty job living with her parents. But this is after the whole CS thing blows up in her face.