Used to play during Beta and into the first year and then played on and off but the Saga server really made me interested in coming back and been having a lot of fun.
Now I have thought the game was amazing since I was in the Beta but there were always 2 things that made it less appealing. Now I think the setting and the feel of the game is amazing, you see it and it looks how you imagine the world of Robert E Howard. However the look of the armour and weapons available to my character always seemed lacking, hell I buy the starting gear just to have a pirate outfit so I’m not in a skirt or other assortment of (very thematic yet still not how want to look) ugly gear.
The second thing and part of the brutal theme is how unforgiving the game is. Now Combat can be a fair bit of fun and this play through cause I don’t want to have to grind out gear and whatever I have availed myself of the store gear. At this point the enjoyment I get from being able to stride into a group of enemies and defeat them out weighs the tiny cost. I play the game for fun not feeling like any group of 4+ enemies is tough and when their friends walk over its going to be really tough. But given we have to deal with positioning and pulling off combo’s and adds walking in the reward from all of these battles can seem a little meager. I can’t think of any other MMO that has such a complex combat system. And few that require so much work to advance and so many quests to complete and yet the next area is just more brutal than the last.
So my two hopes for any future would be better armour and weapons that give a bit more variety and perhaps a little more protection and a few less hole in it. And second that if your going to be fighting 4, 5 or 6 enemies and need to perform multiple attack combos which seldom catch all of them you improve survivability, where your playing a hero and not a tomb stone. Cause having played with decent leveling gear the experience is far more enjoyable when you can take on the masses than when the masses take you down.