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Dead-Wolf Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:47pm
Not worth playing
IMO this game isnt worth playing. The game doesnt really give you any direction on where to go or how to get there... Your left on your own to figure out where to go and what to do.

The worst thing about this game is that for what ever reason it "loses" your attacks (for bow). Basically you have to time and wait for your attacks... you do this by pressing the button and waiting as the % to hit does up and when it gets up to the % that you want to release your attack (with bow), but for whatever reason the game makes you miss, even if your %to hit is 100%

The mobs are so overpowered that they can take you out in one cycle of attacks that you cant stop if you let it hit you the first time... and the game lags you so that even if you use melee and knock it down... the mob has time to get up and attack you and not let you hit it when you should be able to as the game makes you run around like an idiot before swinging your weapon... and that allows the mob to attack you first because IT doesnt lag.

There is no real difference between melee and ranged as normal mobs will attack you as soon as you target them. I always thought that ranged would allow you to attack them before alerting them... but I guess in this game why do that as its easier to make it so that all attack types are the same.

The controls are junk as well as you cannot select a target with the mouse as if you do the game will automatically start attacking it with the basic attack, and if you do try to fix the controls so that it doesnt auto attack, then it totaly changes how the attack is made.

So say you target it by left clicking on a target... then pressing 2 for attack... well if you left click it.. then it will auto attack it.. and if you press 2 then it will stop the first attack then switch over taking about .5 seconds then it will start up the counter for 2 attack.

And when you turn the auto attack off... then pressing the buttons no longer work... so you can target a mob without starting the attack... but pressing 2 wont start up the attack anymore.

All in all its a free game... but not worth downloading as the controls / UI sucks and the game ignores the fact that ranged attacks (only tried the bow) even at 100% somehow fails to do anything at all other then show a gfx of your attack going off and makeing a sound of a bow being fired... but the enemy getting no damage at all.
Last edited by Dead-Wolf; Dec 16, 2012 @ 12:00am
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Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom Dec 16, 2012 @ 12:14am 
Sounds to me that you didn't play the game past the tutorial.
iWoofy Dec 16, 2012 @ 2:05am 
when the bow makes a sound....and dont hit the target it means you missed XD!!!!! also...melee should be first...then other weapons....like sword..and bow =3 = and stuff...
Oseria Dec 16, 2012 @ 6:07am 
its just different and i like it very much
Kura Dec 16, 2012 @ 6:10am 
The game is not for everyone. =) I guess it's a matter of preference. I was utterly bored of the 'normal' mmo's. This game was the only one to hold my interest for so long. I remembered how much I floundered around 5 years ago and didn't have a clue about the wiki but it was still enjoyable to learn things as I go. I hope you give it another go to see how much you could be missing.
majikero Dec 16, 2012 @ 6:23am 
My review fell off the front page and people now complains about not understanding the game. Learning the game is half the fun. Experimentation and finding out what works and what doesn't is good fun.

This game is not like any other mmo. Don't use any experience of other mmo as a basis to play this one. Leave everything you know about mmo's before you play this game. It's how different it is.

Monsters are not over-powered. Your just really weak. If your trying to kill wolves when you just started the game, you will die. There are foxes in town of a reason.

Battles are are fast paced and high risk for both you and the monster. It can kill you with one combo and you can kill it with one combo but you have to use other skills to win. Defense, counterattack and windmill will be your defense. You have to observe the monster and watch out for what it does so you can react accordingly.

But yeah, Lag does mess up that flow in battle. There's double rainbow right now and its only in limited time so expect lag during those times.

I'm okay with this game not because I sank money on this game. I'm okay with this game because there is nothing else like this game. If you find me some other game that's like this but better, I'll gift you any game of your choice.
Sandbucket Dec 16, 2012 @ 7:36am 
It's really despicable that people now have begun to complain that a game isn't holding their hand telling them what to do all the itme.
Seiryu Dec 16, 2012 @ 10:08am 
Learn to play without button mashing like 99% of the other mmorpgs first.... Im a ranged character... the 100% miss portion happens (bug) where the target is outside of your attack range but your character "thinks" it is in your attack range. Take a step or 2 closer and see your 100% will hit. Yes some bugs thats been plaguing the game. Unfortunately lag/bugs stopped this game from turning into an awesome mmo (just a slightly above average mmo). Hence the community loves or hates this game, barely any middle ground. it is either you can look beyond the lag/bugs or not as well as can you adjust to new combat after that. But seeing how you can't adjust to new combat, this is not a game for you.

Game also ends it for old players when they run out of things to do pass the main story quests + grinding for certain skills/gear they really wanted. Thus this is also a very good on and off game where you kind of have to just play for like 1-2 months at a time and let game patch and update so more stuff to do and you can delve yourself into it for another 1-2 month.
Vilci Dec 16, 2012 @ 10:45am 
>"The worst thing about this game is that for what ever reason it "loses" your attacks (for bow)."
That's called missing.

>"the game lags you so that even if you use melee and knock it down... the mob has time to get up and attack you and not let you hit it when you should be able to as the game makes you run around like an idiot before swinging your weapon"
The mob is supposed to have attack priority once you knock it down. You can't just infinitely chain-beat your opponent to death without using any skills. Mabinogi combat does not work that way. When you knock him down, you should be readying your defense for when he gets back up - Defense, Counterattack, or Windmill. Did you even play the tutorial?
"Running around like an idiot" in a fast-paced battle of wits is how Mabinogi combat works, and it's the main appeal.
Valentia Dec 16, 2012 @ 11:59am 
Originally posted by chunlisa:
ignore everything this "Kai" person ever says about this game, he is 100% a nexon dickrider, you'd think they were paying him to say all this ridiculous crap. the game is really bad at teaching players how to play and what's even available in the game. the player made and maintained wiki is the main source for information about the game and that's pretty unacceptable especially for an mmo, the only reason anyone is "okay" with any of the terrible ♥♥♥♥ in this game is because you've been playing it for a very long and/or have sunk a ton of money into it so you have to justify your investment.

sorry you didn't like the game OP, it can be pretty punishing to players who are used to normal mmos.

Well everything Kai is saying is true. Also, the game is hardly bad at teaching players how to play. If people would actually pay attention to the freaking tutorial then they would learn quite a bit. You might not really understand this concept but tutorials are generally there to teach newbies how to play. But if a newbie just wants to skip through it and ignore everything that is said then that's their problem.

Umm... no. The rest of us are all perfectly ok with this stuff because we're actually used to the combat system and know what the hell we are doing. We're not some lazy idiots who goes into a new MMORPG expecting everything to be beyond ♥♥♥♥ easy and to have our hands held constantly. Nobody becomes a strong and experienced player instantly. That comes from working hard at getting better and practicing.

Well that's their fault. Newbies shouldn't go coming into this game expecting it to be just like the hundreds of other generic MMORPGs out there that play exactly the same. If people are going to ragequit just because the game plays differently then good riddance. They're probably better off just playing one of those generic games that spoon-feed you and hold your hand all the time.
Catratus Dec 16, 2012 @ 12:00pm 
This is same thing I here when people I know talk about why they don't like Monster Hunter.

So to tl;dr this....

This game has a steeper learning curve than most games I play.
Nobody special Dec 16, 2012 @ 2:31pm 
I'm gonna say this...
Game's old, thus time proven...
Still has a steady stream of new players comming in...
Despite the fact that it's been years, alpha testers still play avidly...
I'm done arguing the mecanics. The success of the game reflect wether it's good or not.
Xeno Dec 16, 2012 @ 6:13pm 
Yeah, this game is a bad. I agree.
Catratus Dec 16, 2012 @ 6:16pm 
^ lol
PunisherLex Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:05am 
CALM DOWN!!! in the trailer and on the website it says the game is where you shape your own life I.E. make your own decisions... they arent gonna narrate half the story for you like WOW they are gonna let you make your own mistakes and learn from your mistakes
Cloud Strife Dec 17, 2012 @ 1:36pm 
Yeah, well when they're done with repetitive games, or rather WoW clones, atleast I'll be having fun. That's alllllllll that matters to me.
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