I had a few questoins
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I'm really wanting some honest opinions about this game. I've been looking around for a decent mmorts however i haven't found many that reach the purpose that they stated in the beginning.
What i would like if possible is a rough run down on the pros and cons of this game.. i'm really considering buying this but considering the tough economy i might have to be more strategic about purchases. I would appreciate feedback from the community who have been supporting this game :)
-First true MMORTS
-Constantly evolving world with regular new features and patches
-Excellent incorporation of player ideas
-Multiple distinct game modes and races for every type of player
-Excellent storytelling and lore
-Thrilling siege tactics and micromanagement
-During pvp battles it can lag quite badly due to pathfinding, to be fixed soon.
-Bugs were a major con, but where killing them one by one.
-During pvp battles sometimes game can rarly go 'out of sync' ending the game, fixed as time goes on in patches, already mostly fixed.
-No alliances, yet.
So you can see there are a few cons, but we're working on them. :)
I take it your recommendation is to wait?
I think Dawn of Fantasy is a great game and definitely worth playing if you're an RTS fan, but then again, I am biased :p
Sure, as Joe mentioned, there may be a few bugs and features we still want to add, but unlike some developers we are actually working on them and engaging with the community both on the forums and in-game (how many games do you see where the CEO will attack your army or team up with you for a siege? :D). We're also willing to admit our own shortcomings - again see Joe's post ;)
Of course, you've just had the opinion of a couple of devs. What matters more is what other players think, so wait until you hear from a few of them before making up your mind.
Regardless, my recommendation is if you're concerned about cost then keep an eye out for a bargain. Reverie will often have sales or promotions through our own store - currently the game is on sale and you get bonus units.
Other stores and websites will also have their own promotions from time to time. And if you want a physical copy rather than a digital download, try game.co.uk or gamestation.co.uk - they deliver worldwide (max delivery charge £4.95) and sell cheaper online than they do in store.
Hope that helps and maybe we'll see you in-game some day.
a pro is helpful community, ask a question in the online chat and youll get a answer and get me in the background being a smartarse :D
I've decided to make the purchase and support the development team :).
Its still in Childs Boots (dunno if that phrase can be used in English but well ^^)
I myself also wait for Pathfinding Currently and only play from time to time ^^
But its not a Problem since I purchased the Game so I have it
it has no Monthly Fees so its not like I need to play it all the time
I can just wait out stuff and play when I feel like it :P
As for Pros
The Graphics of the Game are nice
the Bigger Battles often Lag but they really look cool
Its a bit like Total War excepting that you only have 10-30 Men per Squad (in Total War you had 80-150) therefore you have 60 Squads per Army (Total War had 20)
The Fact that you can Build and Advance an Stronghold Online is still one of the Best Features
also there Extensive Questlines leading you all over the World map :P
But the Biggest Pro is still the Community
The Devs show up in Forums and Listen to the Users which is very rare
most Games I know you either never see the Devs or you maybe rarely see them answer Announcement Posts
Therefore Problems of the Users are attented in fast manner
and the Game Develops with alot of Influence from the Users
Well as you see you already got two responses from the Staff before I actually saw your post despite the fact that I look in here on Daily base ^^
Which of course also results in a nice Community between the People active on Forums and ingame
I play outside the American Timezone and still I often see a lively Chat ingame while Playing
(well Building takes time so it feels nice to talk with people or to ask people about things)
Contras are the usual ones
Game is still Bugged on many places
Its an Stategy Game so while trying to keep Dialogues and other RP stuff up it often ends with the typical Slay em All in Quests ^^
PvP is very Laggy
you cant build completly Free
I hope they add this later
but right now you build on spots which is somewhat annoying ^^
ah well Orcs can already build mostly free except the Walls and the Estate
hopefully the Other Races will be like that too in the Future ^^
I'm thinking of starting as elves since i dunno why but i love archers.. do they have the best archers?
We recommend new players start with Humans first - as it`s the easiest race to play and get into. And humans have two ranged units - Archers and Crossbowman - and personally I like them the most - course of the Enfilade (setting up wooden spikes against cavalry charges), and fire arrows abilities.
Elves have 3 archer units - Female Warden, Ranger and Mounted Ranger (mounted archers) and while they do have the most lethal archers and can use Hide And Volley abilities - they can`t start fires.
But hey nothing stops you from starting human town to learn the basics and then creating an Elven one:)
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