budong, on 17 January 2013 - 11:15 PM, said:
A friend of mine has been talking about this game for some time. This is the first time I've seen it in depth and I have to say it looks impressive. I've been yearning for a more sandbox approach to an mmo. This game appears to be something that starts small and gradually grows instead of the recent mmo pattern of big lauch and dead servers within 2 months. I can see it carving it's own niche much like Eve. Gonna be following this one. I hope they can pull it off as I'd really like to adventure in their world.
Exactly, so long as it creates it's own niche. Many, many hurdles but I think even the process of developing will be a positive experience, with their emphasis o crowdforging.
draxynnic, on 18 January 2013 - 02:06 AM, said:
That's pretty much it, really - it seems fairly heavily aimed towards PKing. Not just that it's there, but that there's added incentive to do so by being able to loot the corpse of your victim - while they've made a big deal about the threading system meaning that they can't take your best items, it's still going to hurt, and from the PKer's perspective then not only are they going to get the fun of ruining someone else's day, they can also pretty much guarantee that they're going to get stuff that another player thought was actually worth using rather than simple vendortrash.
Most of your day-to-day gear will be trash-gear. Gear will be highly disposable to create demand in the economy for crafters etc. This post by Goblin Works CEO, Ryan Dancey addresses these concerns (even if it does not fully alleviate them): Definitely worth a read: Forum Thread: Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves
HawkofStorms, Raspberry Jam, Arduin, Corsair, draxynnic, Foxbat, Arngrim Einheri - These are all people who would be good to see in the PFO community. Half of a mmorpg if not more is it's community. I think selective approach is something mmorpgs should do more of. The good thing about PFO early enrollment is ideally it will do something like this Eg one of the guilds: Empyrean Order
is aiming for Focus: Anti-RPK.