This isn’t yet another thread to complain about gPotato (the game operator) or Astrum Nival (the game developer). From what I’ve heard – firsthand at the Allods Online Launch Party hosted by gPotato during the Game Developer Conference a few weeks ago – gPotato is trying to sort out some of the future game patches (e.g. v 1.0.07 and on) with AN and for the time being, gPotato has wisely opted not to implement the 1.0.07 patches and on.
The reason I’ve stopped playing AO is simply because I was bored at endgame and the options for playing didn’t look like much fun.
I was hoping to find a lot of PVP action at level 40, but there are no high-level zones where players go to PVP. The level 35+ zones (Coldberg/Avilon/Dragon Ring/Yazes Shard) have a pretty high density of mobs, which affects PVP, and most players flag themselves off in those zones. Most of the fights I’ve had against other level 40 players was in Asee-Teph, the level 23-27 zone, which by definition doesn’t make much sense. What this game needs is a zone designed for PVP at 40.
On top of that, gear makes a big difference in AO, and at this stage of the server’s maturity there are two options for getting geared up:
- run the daily reputation repeatables to get level 36 blue gear, or
- join a guild, re-spec to Full Healer, and run heroic instances to get level 38 blue gear
I don’t want to grind PVE to be competitive gear-wise for PVP, especially when there isn’t that much PVP action in the first place.
I’m not the only person to reach this conclusion. Several people I’ve known since early Open Beta who reached level cap ahead of me have expressed the same feeling of boredom. So I’m done with Allods indefinitely. To those of you I met in-game on Tensess, please keep in touch :)
I do want to play a game where I can PVP most of the time at level cap and remain reasonably geared without having to spend more time in PVE than PVP.
From what I’ve heard, this is now doable in World of Warcraft (WoW), which I haven’t played since November 2007. So I am considering dusting off my level 70 Feral Druid and trying WoW PVP at 80 with Feral or Balance spec. The reason I quit WoW back in 2007 was the gear grind. PVP epic gear is now is accessible even to casual players. People have complained that WoW has become too easy mode in terms of gearing up, but for a player who is thinking about coming back, that makes the game much more attractive.
If you’ve played WoW at 80 I’d love to hear your thoughts about the PVP.