By the way all you really should check out the Darkfall site. The game will be an MMOG, it sounds unreal, if they actually pull it off it will be fantastic.
I will think twice before buying this game as:
Some things to note.
It really depends what cons and pros will it have. I mean if there only be speed boost when fighting mounted, then noone really will play unmounted.
There will be restrictions, making mounted fighting unpopular. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Player controlled ships (with catapaults and Ballistae)
Player built/controlled cities
All equipment can be player created
Can't say anything. What lvl of control will players have over cities and ships? Can they be purchased?
No Standard spawns...i.e. you kill 4000k wolves in the same spot...wont be able to
Just imagine, you will spend hours running from one zone to another to find and kill 2024 more small wolf pups to lvl. In other MMOS you can just camp their spawn spot. Here you will run for weeks. (there could be point in that actually. To create something like sniper, where all is about tracking and finding your prey, but I doubt this game is something like that) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
This is one of the worst ideas to bring into MMORPG. This makes the whole process of loooking for better items useless
. And we all know - one of RPG's most important parts is to create strong uberly equiped character.
I played two games where you dropped only one item when dieing. One occasional item. It was enough for me to delete both games and never think of them again. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Absolutely no safe zones, pvp can happen anywhere at any time.
It means no safety to anyone especially new players. You can't quest, trade or just communicate safely in this game. It means lowbies ganking in towns. It means massive PK. It means high levels will be camping cities and taking into account that dead character drops everything ... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" />
It sounds like a worst MMO game I ever heard of. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Either developers are millionaires to afford huge powerful servers from the start and I doubt they are, either there will be lag!
Mass lag during battles and it big cities. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
Enourmous game world...seriously huge
Take any MMO, the world is huge.
Player created legal systems in towns they control.
Cough.. and if I am evil or just moron and if I have anough money to buy myself a city? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />
At the end I only add that such giant as Blizzard is trying to make player friendly environment in WOW, but even there, there are problems like spamming, ninja looting, cheating.
I can only guess what anarchy and pvp hate can a game cause with the rules you explained.