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Post#1861 » by TroyD92 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:46 pm

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MikeIsGood wrote:Has anyone played Lost Ark? I know there were a couple betas, and it's been available in other markets/through VPN for years. I'm not sure if it's a game I'll like or not. MMO-ARPG, and it looks heavily P2W. I certainly won't be purchasing any of their starter packs, but wondering if I'll even try it out at launch.


Its not p2w at all


Can you give some more detail? Everything I've read points to P2W. You can buy cosmetics that have stat buffs. In end-game, gear sounds like an absolutely enormous grind, where you can buy them instantly with cash. This is a big contrast to something like POE, which is just cosmetics and stash space.


One PVP has absolutely zero grind requirements. It's just build/skill vs build/skill. Dungeons have gear, but you won't get carried by having better gear. If you're **** at the mechanics you're going to die
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Post#1862 » by TroyD92 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:48 pm

You can "pay" to progress faster, but endgame is the same for everyone
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Post#1863 » by MikeIsGood » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:49 pm

TroyD92 wrote:You can "pay" to progress faster, but endgame is the same for everyone


That's what P2W is, man :D P2W doesn't always mean locked content. I'd argue, in fact, that this newer style of 'no everyone can play!...but paying is easier' is now the dominant form of P2W. It's ok, it's a game methodology and my intent isn't to be critical. But it's not really for me.
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Post#1864 » by TroyD92 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:52 pm

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TroyD92 wrote:You can "pay" to progress faster, but endgame is the same for everyone


That's what P2W is, man :D P2W doesn't always mean locked content. I'd argue, in fact, that this newer style of 'no everyone can play!...but paying is easier' is now the dominant form of P2W. It's ok, it's a game methodology and my intent isn't to be critical. But it's not really for me.


I don't really agree with your definition but its fair. I'd say give it a try. It's pretty much constantly rated as one of the most popular games in Korea.

WoW is p2w by that standard then, but every mmo fan loves wow
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Post#1865 » by MikeIsGood » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:58 pm

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TroyD92 wrote:You can "pay" to progress faster, but endgame is the same for everyone


That's what P2W is, man :D P2W doesn't always mean locked content. I'd argue, in fact, that this newer style of 'no everyone can play!...but paying is easier' is now the dominant form of P2W. It's ok, it's a game methodology and my intent isn't to be critical. But it's not really for me.


I don't really agree with your definition but its fair. I'd say give it a try. It's pretty much constantly rated as one of the most popular games in Korea.

WoW is p2w by that standard then, but every mmo fan loves wow


I don't play PVP, and really even MMOs - I dabbled in FF14 for a bit, which is the extent of my experience with them - so that may be the disconnect here.
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Post#1866 » by TroyD92 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:02 pm

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That's what P2W is, man :D P2W doesn't always mean locked content. I'd argue, in fact, that this newer style of 'no everyone can play!...but paying is easier' is now the dominant form of P2W. It's ok, it's a game methodology and my intent isn't to be critical. But it's not really for me.


I don't really agree with your definition but its fair. I'd say give it a try. It's pretty much constantly rated as one of the most popular games in Korea.

WoW is p2w by that standard then, but every mmo fan loves wow


I don't play PVP, and really even MMOs - I dabbled in FF14 for a bit, which is the extent of my experience with them - so that may be the disconnect here.


Yeah thats fair. I think I should have said it a bit better. Basically dungeons aren't scored there's no content in the game that compares dungeon clear scores. So in that sense competing on the top end in PVE doesn't really exist. However PVP is ungeared and based on builds/skill so while technically aspects are "P2W" every mmorpg has those mechanics. If you don't care about competing I'd give it a try and just play f2p. Gameplay looks insanely fun.
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Post#1867 » by Henchman24 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:32 pm

Sooo... I need some help with Hades. I'm not going to say how many times I've played, but, it's embarrassing. In particular b/c I made it out to fight Hades at about 25 tries and I thought, well, I'm close, it should only take a few more tries. Wrong.

Does anyone have any suggested builds? Which weapon do you prefer? Any other strategies?

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Post#1868 » by ReasonablySober » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:58 pm

Henchman24 wrote:Sooo... I need some help with Hades. I'm not going to say how many times I've played, but, it's embarrassing. In particular b/c I made it out to fight Hades at about 25 tries and I thought, well, I'm close, it should only take a few more tries. Wrong.

Does anyone have any suggested builds? Which weapon do you prefer? Any other strategies?

TIA!


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Post#1869 » by Sauce Boss » Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:40 pm

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Post#1873 » by FrieAaron » Yesterday 5:44 pm

Wow. I guess that's one way to get Kotick out.
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Post#1874 » by MikeIsGood » Yesterday 6:56 pm

I'm not sure what to think about this yet, other than I generally do not care and presume it will lead to greatly overhauled leadership and culture at Activision before ultimately letting them be autonomous. Which is obviously a good thing.

But I don't think I like MS buying-up all of the gigantic studios. Will need to think on that one.
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MikeIsGood wrote:I'm not sure what to think about this yet, other than I generally do not care and presume it will lead to greatly overhauled leadership and culture at Activision before ultimately letting them be autonomous. Which is obviously a good thing.

But I don't think I like MS buying-up all of the gigantic studios. Will need to think on that one.

I also don’t like MS treading in anti-trust waters. That said, and this sounds weird, but I don’t think Activision’s portfolio is very diverse and it bother’s me less than the Bethesda acquisition. Largely because ActiBlizz was not in a good place and they needed someone bigger than them to get their house in order.
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Post#1876 » by MikeIsGood » Today 2:47 pm



Omg omg omg I'm so hyped :D

I really wish this, Elden Ring, and Triangle Strategy weren't all coming out in back-to-back-to-back weeks, though. This will be first up for me.
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Post#1877 » by ReasonablySober » Today 3:09 pm

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Omg omg omg I'm so hyped :D

I really wish this, Elden Ring, and Triangle Strategy weren't all coming out in back-to-back-to-back weeks, though. This will be first up for me.


Was lukewarm on HFW (though I'm sure I was gonna pick it up anyway) but that looks really good.

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