Despite the rather dire news about the cash shop, I decided to try Allod's online. The ability have my character consist of three cute fuzzy guys is just way more than I can resist. I decided to record impressions as I go. As this isn't a twitter feed, I'm posting them all at once at the end of the night.
- Downloading the client now. They must have a lot of bandwidth for their download servers. Current speed 1,300 KBps. This would have blown my mind in the 56K days.
- The patch after downloading was super quick. 40 minutes for the client, and then less then a minute to get to the current version, yay!
-What the hell?!? Yeebo is already taken as an account name. Does someone from the global conglomerate play? [An aside, they just started showing up on Google about a year ago] Do I have a stalker? Crappity crap, I guess I'll have to go with an older acronym.
-Not only do I get play three short fuzzy guys, and not only do I get to name them all, but we start with a giant pink squirrel as our pet. This may be the best game ever created by humans.
-Team Grizlith, Yeebo, and Gigi is borne. Frita the giant pink squirrel rounds out our roster.
-The first quest is literally to kill rats. Presumably it's tongue in cheek . . .
-Holy crap, I love this game. I'm playing an animist, which means I am a ranged DPS that gets a pet squirrel in my choice of colors. Do not underestimate Frita, she will kick your ass.
In my first hour I have taken down zombies, a demonologist, and finally a giant elite demon. The game sort of cheated on the last battle, it was seemingly hard coded that I wouldn't go below 70 health. Regardless, the lore that has emerged from the quests I've done is really interesting. For example, I have learned what an allod is, and I've learned a lot about the psychology of the race I picked. If gPotato (the NA handlers of this game) can come up with a slightly more sane pricing structure for their item shop, they will have one of the best FtP MMOs on the market. As it stands, it looks like I'm in for a lot of fun until I hit whatever the soft cap for free accounts is.
Here is my team:
Hell to the yes!