Posted: January 21
My god, this game is all but dead.
I bought this game (yes that's right, bought) way back in 2012 or 2013, honestly can't remember which. Unfortunately I had neglected to check the requirements and realized that my computer was way too ♥♥♥♥♥♥ to handle it from the very second I booted it up. So it sat at the bottom of my list for years until recently I remembered it existed and decided to give it a try.
I cannot speak for how this game used to be, from what I've heard it was quite good, but I cannot say for sure. What I can speak for is the present. I expected to log on, learn the mechanics and then proceed to discover a game even better than Mount and Blade, a game I thoroughly enjoy. What I instead discovered was a game that was more like Fallout. Not in looks, not in story, not even in game mechanics, but this game was like Fallout.
I discovered the ruins of something that must have been great in the past. Servers god damn everywhere, game modes galore, and what appeared to be the remnants of a decent combat system. However, nearly every server was empty, Russian, or both. There was nothing to be see, you've never seen something so large yet so baren. The few servers that did have players were all team deathmatch dueling servers, where people spend their time by standing around talking and occasionally slaying any newbies who happen to wander into their server. My time was so uneventful I honestly can't comment on the gameplay or anything because there was simply nothing to do.
I wouldn't recomend this game, the game is dying and honestly I haven't really seen any reason to try and save it. It you want a medieval fighting game, try Mount and Blade, possibly Chivalry (though I haven't played Chivalry so I can't say too much on it either), both have decently sized communities that offer you something, while this game is simply no longer capable.