It was not. Some issue with it authenticating beta access or something. They blamed me being on a beta windows update…not true. Only fix was to turn off IP6 via network settings. Odd fix.
I wasn’t sure Valve would refund MMOs, but they just did so for Swords of Legends Online. So looks like I’ll be hitting the New World early after all!
Apparently, once you turn in the very first quest from the captain, if you don’t take any quests from the quest giver on the beach, you can run to a different starting location.
Thats really useful info, thanks!
Hope they don’t change it. Tempted to test it out.
The faction rank up quest recommends you be level 25. How necessary is that?
it’s flexible. the main story quests are hard gated to level, everything else seems to be ‘if you can do it good for you’
I’m asking how difficult was it to do. Am I going to get roflstomped if I’m not 25?
If you’re talking about the gladiator quest (that’s what the marauder faction called anyway) I just did it this morning at 26 and it was not that tough. You basically have to defeat a slightly tougher than normal mob. The hardest part is going into the area because there are lots of other guys aimlessly wandering around. I did it this morning so there was no one else around but I didn’t have any issues as long as I pick my fights carefully. If you do it when it’s crowded you shouldn’t have an issue.
Yeah, I wondered about that. Had to kill the guy at the south forge three times before I got credit because of the number of people around.
If I didn’t get so wrapped back up in EQ on the new server, I would try it out now. Wife and I just joined a really cool guild and there is a lot of content I never did that we plan to do over the next couple months, but I am sure we will jump in eventually. Hopefully people are still playing then!
Finding a good guild in a MMO is a big deal, I’d be sticking with that as well! And that way, you get to avoid some of those newly launched MMO growing pains. Of course, you also miss on the new MMO energy but I guess you can’t have it all. :)
Is the Qt3 contingent joining up with a particular guild at launch? I enjoyed the beta, but I can tell it’s going to be a lonely game without folks to run with.
I’d assume if anyone Euro facing could take the lag that an East server would be ideal for a guild if we were going for a middle-ground type of deal.
I’ll probably keep my preorder, just because I haven’t had a casual MMO to mess with since GW2. I will chop a lot of trees for science.
Not that I’m aware of. Unofficial NA and EU servers for launch would be cool, but I don’t have a feel for how well the game handles latency. My pings to the east coast servers were surprisingly poor when I looked but it could have just been at a time of heavy network load or something else. I didn’t try actually playing on those servers, though, so no idea how much of a difference it would make in practice.
Two thoughts here:
playing on NAEast with 200 ping felt the same as playing on NAWest with 70 for me
choosing a server based on where Qt3 folks will be is sheer folly, since most won’t stick with it. Unless you want an empty guild a month from now, that is
Bonus thought: I’m playing on East because the guilds seem much better organized than west. Decided I was willing to play any faction for a guild on NAWest that looked good to me, but haven’t found one
Perfect, that’s exactly the data point I was looking for. For some games the difference between 70ms and 200ms can be massive, for others not so much.
I think a Qt3 guild doesn’t work for this reason, but congregating on a particular server for the region is more workable. I mean, you have to pick a server, doesn’t hurt to all pick the same one in your region!
I’ve had some isolated weirdness one day, that could have just as easily been server related, but I’m up to level 21 on Atlantis and it’s totally fine, for me at least. I suggest giving it a try, yourself.
I’m under no illusions that a “Qt3 guild” is doomed to anything but failure. But I’ve had success with the “Qt3 people congregate and join up with X guild” model. I’m unattached, but I know some folks here run with their own guilds, and I wouldn’t mind trying to collectively join up with one as sort of a pseudo-Qt3 guild.
I played with the group Charl plays with and they seem like a nice bunch of people. However they are going green and I am going purple on launch :) Will need to find a group of people going purple.