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We head to ancient China to check out this martial arts MMORPG

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34 comments
bansheeking74
bansheeking74

I've been waiting for Jade Empire 2 which does not look like surfacing soon so this looks like a close second with the bonus of being online. LET US PRAY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!! :)  

hitterbrehm
hitterbrehm

I hope the game map will be huge, It have other countries too so we can travel to Korea, Japan, Vietnam ...

jrorl63
jrorl63

Looks like another generic cut and paste MMO to me...

ViperPiper
ViperPiper

I've seen some comment it's similar to Eve in it's progression system.  Looking at it reminds me of Ultima Online.  I enjoyed that game immensely.  That was a game where you could do almost anything and being a top notch crafter (at least in the first 4 years) was a real accomplishment.  I hope this game makes having a good crafter on your side a real asset. 

It certainly seems worth checking out!

petez34
petez34

Somebody let me know if this isn't another turd in the cesspool! 

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

Noooo...... I was looking forward to this game but now they screwed it up. There is no sense of acomplishment when you can use real money. Thats why i stopped playing guild wars 2 because of those stupid Gems, and how it takes forever to make any decent in game gold. Thats what happens when you put game development in the hands of chinese government.

quina
quina

Game looks good, first time I saw this I thought Meh.....Ugly game. But actually its not that ugly graphically and it seems a true sandbox MMO, a truly living world which are completely lacking in the MMO genre nowadays where most seem themeparked. There is a lot of depth in this game, its refreshing to see this in games.

youngzen69
youngzen69

Age of Wushu is really looking good so far! Great interview and really good job showing off some of the potential Age of Wushu has to offer! From what I have seen so far. I am really loving the in depth hardcore feel Age of Wushu seems to offer. Two thumbs up!

vihazur
vihazur

This game has everything, except gameplay.  I couldn't believe how freakin dull it was.

rosen22
rosen22

pay to win? no thanks. It looks good but if it's rewarding monetary investment rather than time investment..I can live without it

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

This game is atrocious pay to win everything from mounts to clothing last 30days only, and you can pour cash directly into your leveling literally paying to win plus the fact that if you dont pay your screwed because without VIP you cant level as fast, you dont get any of the benefits of a VIP,Deluxe or Elite user...and worst of all the economy...the game has a bounded/unbounded money system. Unbounded money is the only money of value and its funded by the gold you put into the game by paying otherwise you CANT make money in this game...ever unless you grind for hours and hours and craft intensely to sell stuff.....horrible..in China they may think this is acceptable but in the Usa this game is gonna tank....

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Check out the website, there's a deluxe edition you can buy.

"60 days of VIP access---Log off and your character lives on. Gain experience,earn money, and more---all while you are away from the game."

Pay2win

jessie82
jessie82

the pvp sounds like eve online

jessie82
jessie82

jade dynasty much... plus the UI is way too busy

just hope the combat isnt as boring and annoying as JD

USDevilDog
USDevilDog

The run animation needs work, but overall it looks polished for F2P.  It might be worth a try.

lloiddy01
lloiddy01

this game is interesting! :)


jazilla
jazilla

the UI is an absolute mess. there is way too much going on on the screen. 

slefo29
slefo29

This reminds me of that PS3 exclusive "Haze." Which is considered by many the greatest game ever made. Period. In fact, you can't argue otherwise. I'm sure the Supreme Court had a ruling on it or something. Knowledge is power! 

RiP_ili
RiP_ili

Reminds me too much of Silk Road Online. Most likely won't be checking this out.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

Why the hell do players move so retardedly slow?

deth420
deth420

What?? women aren't allowed into shaolin? attack fem-bots attack!

swarmmm
swarmmm

The game looks spectacular! When will it launch in US?

Gamez09
Gamez09

Ok was she part of the Zerg in the first star craft all ready?

MysteryJ0ker
MysteryJ0ker

@jrorl63 

Yeah... I'm going to have to agree on this.  It looks very slow-paced as well.

Crypt_mx
Crypt_mx

@jrorl63 You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. This game does a lot that is unique.

quina
quina

@petez34 I've been playing it since yesterday, its complex as hell but I've been enjoying it a lot. I've mostly played WoW, tried a bit of Rift and DCUO and played a lot of SWTOR too so its refreshing to see an MMO like this. 

It's a player/community driven sandbox where players rule the world in open pvp, you're only pvp safe at the beginning while learning the game. The world is a constant living place, even when you log out, your character stays in the world doing tasks such as guarding your school, fishing, selling your good in a shop stal, leveling your skills.

There are scheduled events where schools and guilds attack each other, spy on each other, patrol their school for spies, steal information scrolls etc, i m still a huge noob at this and uncovered a very small part of the game. But a player besides being a guild master, you can also become a school master, its a pretty cool sense of accomplishment I guess. There are 8 different schools where each school represents your character classe and combat style. There are tons of crafting and gathering skills. There is a big sense of a living world happening around you. You can choose to go about your business, to craft your stuff, to do normal pve quests and instances, gank people and become a criminal, become a criminal chaser, kidnap people for money or chase kidnaper, participate in martial arts arenas, crafting mini-games I could go on forever. There are TONS of things to do with a dedicated community of players behind it.


From what I've seen so far the game has huge depth as I've never seen in a MMO. People compare it to EVE online but i never played that one.


I m sure there are a lot of problems with the game but so far I personally have 2 problems with this great, huge game:  First of all i m such a noob in the game that almost everyone can kill me very easily, so you better find a guild where players protect you from gankers but careful, guilds have enemies. There are constant guild wars hapenning fighting for dominance, I chose one where I instantly became an enemy of many many players where they chase me if I choose not to join them. Guild here really hate each other and have no choice besides forming alliances and well..fight each other, they' ll even do it on non-scheduled events just for the sake of destroying each other.

The learning curve in this game is very very deep compared to your traditional MMO and I'm not talking about combat because I totally suck at that at the moment. It's very easy to find yourself lost without knowing what to do in the beginning so my tip is: talk to people, ask them tons of questions, be nice to them and avoid confrontations or you ll make many enemies. As a weak player,making enemy players (they officially become your enemies in-game) is not a good idea unless you like to be chased a lot.

My second problem unfortunely it's combat itself. Mostly because it's still a BETA and I have to play in a US server when i m from europe so my ping is always pretty high, not only that but the game is been suffering from lag spikes. I only notice this "lag" when fighting and i m trying to block and the freakin guy takes time to start blocking so I die, everything else runs smooth.

Combat is no way as fluid as WoW or SWTOR so far but I mostly say this because I m suffering from high latency. I see other people fight and it looks good and it seems the game is getting a new build with improved combat soon. I m playing at 600ms usually, no wonder combat sucks for me. Fortunely the lag is not noticeablea anywhere besides combat where your abilities just seem a bit slow to react, pretty much like SWTOR when it was released.

 Also the game is not free-to-play as they say. Well, it's more F2P than SWTOR's F2P but you level a lot slower and lose a lot of items because most items are "rentals". Like horses for example which are really useful and only last 7-14 days ( from what i know), the world is HUGE you could really use a horse. It's so convenient to mount your horse and click the name of the NPC you need to talk to in your quest log and see your character automatically ride there with the pathfinder feature. 

It's more "Freemium" than F2P, where the premium (VIP) status is very useful. I paid 20 euros for the full BETA access and 60 VIP days, if I see improvements in the latency and combat fluidity I'm most likely going to start giving them my money gladly when it ships out in 20 days.


All-in-all, this game brings to the MMO genre what it needed, sandbox features where players shape the world you play in. Let's see how they handle their business model and how well they improve and add to the game from now on. As a MMO player that started with WoW, I've been waiting for a MMO with these kind of features for a long time.



Soulaf
Soulaf

@IanNottinghamX

how can you be so wrong... everything ingame is attainable with time and effort. money you can get by trading with other players and developing your life skills, or getting skills and selling them.


you see, you can learn every skill in this game, you can steal them in events from rival schools and etiher learn them or sell them for a lot of money, if you are lucky and get a rare and useful skill you can become very rich very fast.


atm im sitting on the equivalent of 1 thousand bucks and all i paid for was vip.

the fact that you can buy ingame money with real money does not mean youll automatically have the best of everything, and even if you did, gear that is a lot cheaper is almost as good. player skill matters a lot more than gear or level.

Paying to gain levels is a bad idea, and its limited by your cultivation points, wich can only be won over a long period of time.

So pouring money into the game wont give you an unfair advantage, it will make things easier and make other players that dedicate more time to the game richer.

Soulaf
Soulaf

@Gamer3344 actually even non vips get that, but they need to be logged off like 6 hours for it to start working.

its not like you think either. when you log off you character actually keeps playing, roaming the world, havint his own adventures.

for example if you log off at your school you could get a job as a guard, then if your toon catches active online players that are spying on it, you will get rewards when you get back.

if you log out in a city you could end up getting a job as a window cleaner, but then, an evil player could plot your kidnaping, sell you to slavers, wich in turn would sell you to a slaver sect that makes you work the mines. then when you log back in you find yourself working in the mines, trying to escape from them.

you could get rescued by another player, or if you are strong enough you could foil the kidnap attempt.

really quite complex.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

@Soulaf Any game whos core mechanics can easily be compromised by the real money aspects so deeply rooted into this kind of game is a broken game. On the china server you can buy those skills you talk about and buy stuff normal players cant. Plus to top it off the box space being so limited and having to rent box space is a sign of the biggest scams of this game yet.....

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

@Soulaf but what funds the money for the bags if you arent a craftsman? Real money!Everything in the game is pay,pay,pay.....only a moron cant see this....

Soulaf
Soulaf

@IanNottinghamX @Soulaf you dont have to rent box space, i dont think you even can o.o, you buy crafted bags from other players. and i can tell that you are pretty much talking out of your ass.