I have been here since release too. And I am an official player, which means I logged in at least once every 4 days in that last 9 months.
I don’t remember having ever paid 40 euros for something that lasted me 9 months and counting.
The shortest entertainment value for which I paid 40 euroes for, was a day at Disney Land, spent out in the hot sun, with endless queues, sweating like a dog and forced to eat overpriced food of questionable nutritional value.
24 euroes for 2 tickets to watch infinity war, forcefully 3D ofcourse.
You know… They are still updating the game. The same can’t be said about infinity war and disney land…
So yes, Bryan. 65 dollars for a downloaded game. For being replayable and evolving, this is incredible value.
As for sorcery. You should check out Single-Player Conan with mods. That already features sorcery and enchantment.
And if you really can’t do without magic, try World of Warcraft, EverQuest, SWTOR, or Dark Messiah.
Ultima Online has some truly amazing magic as well.
My point is… Every game has it’s scope.
Funcom is slow in comparison to other publishers. This is nothing new. Deal with it; Cuz I have.
I have accepted the fact that all things Funcom is an incredibly slow burn. My entire server is set up like a generation ship, everything in maintenance mode, everything sleepy, peaceful, tranquil as if waiting for the next big thing.
It’s like a nice chill Italian or Greek evening. People have come to terms with this pace.
Do something else meanwhile, and let Funcom be Funcom, because I can promise you this…
When Funcom does release something, it has incredible visual quality.
Say what you will about their rushed foundation. But visual fidelity and melee combat system is second to non. It is worth the wait.
Right now they are mending the cracks in the foundations; and rightfully so. I’d rather the purge system work again, before sorcery get’s added, because throwing lightning around is a nice distraction for the awhile, but when you don’t have anything to fight for, why fight at all?
This is why the purge is so important.