Mar 13 2006
Hmm, well i kinda neglected updating my site due to spending too much time in RF Online lol.
I bought it like a week ago, and i must say it’s one of the best MMORPG’s i’ve played (definately one of my favourites along with Ragnarok Online and Dransik).
Here are my thoughts on the game (pictures at the bottom):
Graphically it’s on a par with ffxi, altough the lack of in-game anti-aliasing is kinda stupid… but anyone with half a brain, and a decent graphics card can just set it to force the game to anti-alias stuff….. no jaggies… yay!!
The gameplay itself is pretty fun, and the whole PT levelling instead of focusing on your main level is kinda interesting (altough shield PT is slower to lvl than an OAP on crutches!). I’m actually having fun grinding my PT levels (which is more than can be said for some other bore-fest 24/7 grinding mmorpg’s *cough*ffxi*cough*). And the quests (altough slightly repetitive) add to the variety of the whole levelling system.
The economy is pretty good too… for once in an mmorpg you can actually afford to buy stuff, lol!! A few hours of afk mining and you’ll be raking in the money (that is… so long as you’re not killed during a chip war).
I’ve not had a chance to participate in the chip wars (big battle between the 3 races for control of the central mining core… happens 3 times per day) yet, as i’m too low a level to survive, lol, but i’m getting closer… lvl 21 currently. Just you wait Bellato and Accretia till i get to lvl 30… your ass will be mine!!
The way the race leadership, and race rankings works is pretty cool too… it gives you more incentive to participate in the chip wars and kill more of the enemy! The top 5 with the most conquest points (earned by completing quests and killing the other races) are granted the race leader positions… they’re the ones in charge of directing the battles during the chip war.
One final thing about this game that’s great….. everyone’s so friendly!!! There are like no screaming n00bs everywhere shouting stuff along the lines of “GIMME FREE STUFFZ OMGWTFBBQ!!!!!!1111″ every 10 seconds, like you get in other mmorpg’s *cough*WoW*cough*. In fact, earlier, everyone was having a fairly in-depth discussion on theology over the map chat on my server, lol.
Only bad things about it are… there’s quite a lot of translation dodgyness, grammatical errors, and other bits of the UI (such as item descriptions) that are just plain wrong. And the tutorial is buggy (and kinda rubbish anyway), and froze on me also. And it’s pretty impossible to alt-tab out of fullscreen in this game, and if you do manage to, then the music turns off when you go back to it.
But overall an excellent MMORPG, with an amazing community! Earth Server Cora FTW!!!
My character, a Cora Spiritualist called Lehou (click for full size):
It’s a pretty cool game… any Korean MMORPG fans should buy it!
Hmm… so what other stuff have i been doing eh? Well… i finally finished reading Imperfect Hero… quite funny, and an absolutely perfect ending. There’s not many manga you can say that about!
That’s all for now i guess.