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  1. LAMBDA
    3.5
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    I'm on the fence

    Actually, I did play it for a couple of weeks, but the thing is that the questing is REALLY repetitive. All the quests involve entering a hub, get about four our five quests, they involve you in doing the following:

    Kill X enemies (with the number increasing as your level does - started from about 3 in the starting zone, till it reached 17 in the 35-40 zone, that's where it became unbearable for me)
    Kill X enemies and gather X stuff from them, the numbers also increase here
    Gather X stuff (I don't remember if the quantity increased here)

    I became the #4 Rogue in Arenas on the EU server. :D That's how easy the game is, because I suck at PvP.

    At some point I stopped participating in Dungeons, Battlegrounds and Class Arenas, because the gear your earn from dungeons, you can buy from the auction house, and as long as you are in a guild and do questing, you can earn more than 50 gold a day, and with 200 gold at level 35 or something, you can get yourself one of the best gear from the AH.

    The crafting is unbearably slow and expensive and as I said - you can get all the best gear from the AH, provided the server is well populated and people sell gear that they can't wear on the AH, and since it was well populated, I could get the best gear from the AH without making an effort.

    The reason I quit was because of those reasons listed above, the game is extremely easy, if you played something like WoW before (and other MMOs as well), it's really fast to level up and reach the end, but there is one thing that really sucks - even though it's fast and easy, it's fucking tedious as well. At some point I stopped reading the quest descriptions, because at first I wanted to immerse myself as much as possible into the game's world, but it turns out the quest descriptions are as dumb as a raisin.


    When I played the game, I couldn't stop comparing it to WoW, which I've been playing since 2007 I was really bothered that WoW had the same tedious quests, but they somehow felt like a real adventure, and in Vanilla it was really hard, even with a BM Hunter. The WoW's world feels more alive (or should I say "Warcraft's world" or "The world of Warcraft" ... eeeeh fuck it).
    I feel more inclined to go back to WoW and do the things I've been doing for nine years than reaching the level cap (50 so far) in ASTA. I couldn't even finish with level 39 and at least reach 40, that's how much I was frustrated with this game.

    The verdict: The game isn't bad, but if you've played games like WoW or basically have higher standards for MMOs, don't expect to enjoy this game for more than a few days. I personally was very excited about the game, because of the Oriental setting, but after you leave the Asu's starting zone Han District, there is barely anything Oriental besides the buildings in the second zone (10-20). After that even the buildings aren't Oriental. I dreamed of venturing through bamboo forests, but there is only one tiny bamboo forest in the Han District and nothing else past this point. Even the gear doesn't look Oriental, all the NPCs are, but the players aren't.
    For me the game was a huge letdown.
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  2. 5.0
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    extezy2311

    Everything you said is wrong. The graphics are awesome, the music is OK, not perfect, but fine, the sound effects are also OK, the character design is fine, the animation is fine, the quests are pretty much the same as in World of Warcraft, the mobs are spread out to make it realistic, if they were all bunched together, they would be like in Swordsman Online - standing at 1m distance from each other, not moving, the mobs in ASTA are covering a wide range of territory and it looks realistic, there are critters like snakes and deers, that have no purpose, but are there for the setting, just like it's supposed to be.

    And you are telling me that Archlord 2 was good?! Are you crazy?! That was one of the worst games ever. Archlord 1 was good, for its time, but it was good, Archlord 2 was just a sloppy 3D remake with funny graphics - it all relied on one post-processing effect that adjusted the colors to look like you were on shrooms or acid - everything was purple, shadows were either blue or purple. If you turned off that specific effect, the game looked like it was created in 2006 in a hurry. The combat was bad and there weren't enough talents you can invest on, if you played Warrior, you had to have a giant axe or else fuck you. In ASTA each class has many different weapons to choose from - Rogues have daggers or claws, Warriors can have a sword and a shield or a 2H weapon.
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    1. LAMBDA
      Damn :D

      extezy231190, you copied my comment and you didn't even went through the trouble of editing to make it look more fitting and more of your own, haha.

      https://disqus.com/home/discussion/mmosdotcom/asta_online/#comment-2549144860
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  3. 3.5
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    good but..

    i am a big fan of this game mmo games and i have heard about this game before he came out and i was not really expecting this game because i did not see anything different from the rest mmo games there is already and when he came out i gave it a try and i really had great time it was not really different from the other mmo games but it had something that made me keep playing this game to sum up if you are looking for a game to just have fun go for this one
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  4. 4.0
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    good

    I really liked the game, butt not too different of others games
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  5. 4.0
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    a very good game respect

    the game is realy good i cant describe it with words i loved wow and this just like wow but its better
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