F2P Cast: The Repopulation? (Ep.28)
On this week's Free to Play Cast we dive into rebuilding human civilizations with and Indie developer, try to catch them all in Soul Captor, and recap some of what we liked and did not like about C9 now that that open beta has started. Brim gets a little loud as apparently goblins have eaten his microphone, and Damina keeps us all grounded with some "Stamina System" insight. All this and more as we march ever closer to the inevitable Free to Play Cast Live!
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Soul Captor First Look
Soul Captor is a free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG.By MMOBomb Staff - 10 years ago
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I was excited to see that you guys were going to cover The Repopulation this episode. I've been playing MMOs since 2002 and I think the MMORPG genre has grown stale with big companies who refuse to be ambitious. F2P games take more risks to get attention, but they want to shape gameplay more so that going to a cash shop makes sense. So far, The Repopulation appears to be a very ambitious sandbox game with themepark elements that will give players meaningful choices in how they game. Conditionally generated missions, optionally noncombat focused gameplay,rogue factions, and city-building all sound awesome. I don't think those elements have ever been put together in a single game.
I threw some money into their Kickstarter, so I hope they can pull it off well and gain a respectable number of players. The other 708 backers and I who contributed $10 or more will get at least Silver level player membership and at least $20 in the in-game cash shop. Therefore, we won't have to give Above and Beyond Technologies another penny until we love their game and think that it's worth it. If things turn out, that $40 that I put into their Kickstarter may be a better investment than the $60 I spent on Diablo 3.
Soul Captor: Looks fun, might try it just because i love completionest stuff but, not a huge pokemon friend.
C9: Downloading that not to try it out, even though I haven't played it i'll throw at A-Bomb at the stamina system. Elsword runs the same thing and I don't enjoy it very much especially since I don't like making Alts
I'll give a Da-Bomb out to Aion, played it for a little while and I love the build of everything. Little to no reason to hate this game, except the long dowload and little lag, lol.
You guys need to check it out, since you liked it when it was a monthly sub. The next week and a half is the perfect time to play as they are GIVING AWAY (yes totally free) 100% exp bonus amulets every day for the next week and a half or so: http://store.aiononline.com/store/index
the games are as follows:
Face of Mankind (as another comment mentioned)
Haven & Hearth (this game was made by the same people working on salem, and has more than a few similarities. be warned though that it is plagued by technical issues due to its very tiny and preoccupied dev team, the gameplay more than makes up for it though)
I have an A- bomb and a Da-bomb for you this week.
My A-bomb :
Goe's to Divinia. A Few reasons here :
1) Remember in closed beta get to lvl 30+ Keep your character !
Well i don't know about you but i had to start over at lvl 1 with no bonus to my account of any kind!
But i did like the game enough to start at lvl 1 again,So with that said and me knowing how fast it was to lvl up and get to the lvl cap of 60 i decided to do alot of grinding. You know, no picking up items , Makes it super easy to grind if you can handle the endless hours of seeing the same mob.
2) Well i grinded the first mob for close to 10 hours, At that time they stopped giving me xp, Next mob.So i grinded in Ruin City for a week !Hit lvl 24, did all my quests to move to the next zone.
Only to find out that clarisse is glitched if you make the quest turn grey. Yeah i was 15 lvls above it But, That week of GRINDING for HOURS & HOURS, Well was wasted time.
And my lvl 25 is Permantly stuck in the starting zone.
I truely hate instance based games purely for these reasons.
Never Will I play a BeanFun game again, For as i told them in the forums , My week of grinding to lose it all sure had not " BEANFUN ".
Phew, Feels good to get that out, And give a huge Da-bomb to ....
I know f2p show,
But damn is " The Secret World " ever a fresh idea and sweet game.
Hope you have got some time in on this little number. Only reason i brought it up is well, We all know summer is the worst for F2P game's to be released and this game could not have picked a better time to release itself.
Your Fan & Friend Inflictious.
I think it's fantastic that you have your wife on the show. It's cool to hear a female's perspective on the games in question. Though I have to disagree with her on one point - I can't stand the "cute-sy stuff". hehe But we all have our own tastes I suppose. You three all agree on C9 so that's definitely something I need to try out. I'm currently playing Aion and it might be nice to play two games at once (something I've not done before).
Thanks for the great show! It's liking having gamer friends right in my livingroom talking about the stuff that I want to hear about. Oy, I need more gamer friends in real life. hahah
my a-bomb of the week
A show I would like to see is PWFcast (Play with Fan Cast) of mmobomb staff playing MMOs with fans or something like that.
P.S. ABomb for Aeria Games ...... You know why.
Aside that this was another great show, enjoying this show every week and never stop doing this show.
Greetings from Romania.
Face of Mankind.
I thought about it when you were talking about Repopulation, In Face of Mankind or FoM the player joins one of 8 factions that are competing for dominance in the Universe, you can join a sub group in that faction that focuses on either Combat, Economy, or Training. It's very unique and it has endless hours of gameplay because all of the content is created by the players. Every item in the game from Drugs to Armor is player made and thrown into the economy by the Marketplace interface. While the game does offer a subscription the free accounts are not so limiting that you cannot play the game. Free accounts have access to all the content and can openly participate in all the in-game hijinks. I know that there is a first look video for the game on the site but I know that many more people watch the F2P Cast and I just wanted to get my input out there. Great Show keep up the good work!