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Returning Player - State of the game?


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I played for maybe few weeks around launch and didn't get too attached to it, didn't feel the appeal it had.

After about couple months I returned and played it for two or three months straight and genuinely enjoyed it although I did not get too far in the game.

I mostly liked combat and how gardening, nodes, horse taming/breeding and fishing was implemented.
I felt compelled to complete nearly everything in a zone before moving onto the next one.

 

I'd like to get my MMO itch scratched and thought of getting back to BDO.

  • How is the game doing, generally speaking, currently?
  • Do servers still feel active or little dead (e.g. compared to ESO/GW2/LotRO/SWTOR/WildStar)
  • Few expansion since I last played have been released; are they all noteworthy in their own right?
  • Is the game (EU/NA) still in active development or do we eventually only get content from Korean version once it's localized?

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Its growing channels are busy. Still a -----ing grind fest but hey what game isnt. 

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Game is doing fine, lively as -----. It feels crowded most of the time. ( except 4-5AM :D )

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I just returned and Olvia servers all have XP boost and I can enter them.

However, my friend also returned with me but he cannot enter Olvia servers; what gives?

I played last time few months after launch, he played briefly (practically logged in and out few times) over month ago.

 

How does this work exactly? How does it determine who's eligible for XP boost and who isn't and for how long does it last and when does the counter start?

Also, can you see it anywhere or nah?

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Dedgame bro

http://imgur.com/a/FhPiF

 

Also Olvia servers only available to people that haven't logged on for 30+ days. Your friend screwed himself over by logging in every now and then. 

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Dedgame bro

http://imgur.com/a/FhPiF

 

Also Olvia servers only available to people that haven't logged on for 30+ days. Your friend screwed himself over by logging in every now and then. 

Good to know, currently downloading all the updates, i also havent played since Launch feeling burnt out on WOW, and SWTOR thought id give BDO another Go.

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So far I've enjoyed my stay, albeit there some minor annoyances.

Such as the fact there's still no proper 'help' channel in chat and Roleplay (read: Trollplay) gets used for assistance a lot and depending on time of the day heated topic is either Trump, Religion, P2W Game or WoW 1st MMO. Although for now it's enjoyable but I reckon over time it'll get repetitive.

Another thing I wish there was would be timestamps for chat, such a small QoL could go a long way.

Pop-ins still seem like an issue although performance wise I'm mostly fine on very high settings.

Some questionable design choices such as attendance reward reminder (when you can redeem for the next day if you happen to be online when counter resets) popping up mid combat.

 

Other than that it's been all positive, more or less.

Currently leveling a Warrior to catch up my friend. I was going to play Sorceress with him but after ~35 levels I didn't feel Sorceress much. Vastly preferred Witch in terms of gameplay that I'm going to main as my solo character.

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I played at launch pretty hardcore, I then quit in about a month. Recently came back and I am playing it more casual, just doing whatever and I find it more enjoyable. Hope you enjoy your time back.

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Played for a couple months at launch, started 3 toons (sorc, tamer and maeweh (spelling?)). Really liked it but coming from ESO, the UI was horrible and very complicated, combat was great though.....anyway, for whatever reason I just didn't want to carry on playing but couldn't get the lovely graphics, and living world out of my head.

 

Well, a month ago ESO had a really long maintenance and I had a day off, so patched BDO and jumped back in and straight away wondered why it had taken me so long.  

Didn't like the sorc so deleted that and made a Valkyrie but my favourite class was the tamer so finally got that to lvl 50 and now play casually most days, concentrating on exploration, crafting and fishing etc, a lot of which I can do afk while I play ESO too :)

 

I was pleased to see a healthy population here still, the double XP servers really helped me and it's nice to see I still have my obsession for dying costumes !

 

Game seems to be in a good place from a casual point of view.

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