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Micro102

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Dawn of Fantasy - An MMORTS
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:51:18 am »

Saw this game on steam, bought it, and it seems good so far.

You basically have Humans, elves, and orcs and you can choose one of these races, start somewhere in your selected culture/environment, and play a stretched out RTS with a world map.

Good things:

- Large amount of starter quests, kept me entertained for hours

- Has sieges with siege equipment and breakable walls

- interesting feature where you can loot corpses for war spoils

- actual RTS controls

- always seems to be a fight if you want one

Bad things:

- Places you can build are predetermined (this is probably a good idea for the walls, but it's no fun not being able to have control over how your city looks). I saw a video where you could place some things manually, but have yet to see it in-game.

- Little buggy. Had some of my peasants/wardens get stuck in water for a while.

- Seems to be pay to win. You can get just about everything with "crowns". Not sure on how expensive they are.

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So post about what you think of the game. Maybe some tips or how much you hate it and how broken it is  :P

If enough people show interest, I'll probably try to get a group together.
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Re: Dawn of Fantasy - An MMORTS
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 10:01:03 am »

You can get Crowns in-game as well, but yeah the Crowns kind of upset the balance a bit.

I played it a bit when it came out, but I'm mainly waiting for the Siegeworks update to fix the pathfinding and AI issues. I keep trying to Total War this, and forget there's no double click to run, or drag to form formations...

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Re: Dawn of Fantasy - An MMORTS
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 11:22:39 am »

Let me get this straight-you have to buy the game, but there are still other things you need to pay real money for?  How is this not a complete ripoff?
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Re: Dawn of Fantasy - An MMORTS
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 11:24:33 am »

Let me get this straight-you have to buy the game, but there are still other things you need to pay real money for?  How is this not a complete ripoff?

Nowhere do you NEED to buy Crowns. They're just like say the uhm... the... Crystals? In GW2?

You earn some Crowns free everyday as well, I think. It's been a while.

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Re: Dawn of Fantasy - An MMORTS
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 11:25:20 am »

Sadly there is no drag for formations, but I have gotten running by double clicking.

And you NEED crowns to get certain upgrades. If they didn't have a way to get them in-game, it would become pay to unlock parts of the game.

Let me get this straight-you have to buy the game, but there are still other things you need to pay real money for?  How is this not a complete ripoff?
You get crowns from doing the quests, and I believe there is something else but I forgot.



I may be confusing what online play is.... does it randomly put me in with other players? Or do I have my own world, and have to invite others? Because I haven't seen anyone else yet.
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 03:19:03 pm »

No dwarves ;)? I'm not really interested anyway. And broke.

Let me get this straight-you have to buy the game, but there are still other things you need to pay real money for?  How is this not a complete ripoff every other MMO game?
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 03:24:08 pm »

Not sure if this matters or not. But when I uninstalled it (got it for free a while back)...there was literally over 2000 registry entries that CCleaner detected and removed that all belonged to Dawn of Fantasy. I have never played a game where there was even 50 or even 25 or whatever registry entries that it had to remove. DoF had over 2000, and it wasn't from other programs either...it all was related to DoF.

So, I will never install it again. I noticed my PC got a lot faster after it was all cleaned up.

Very badly made, tech wise. Though maybe the Steam version is different, as mine was from the site download itself.

(edit: As for the game itself, it wasn't that bad. But, it felt like the MMO part was tacked on for the cash shop. Its more like a co-op game with an online chat room than an MMO. The devs however are rather active and friendly in my experience.)
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Re: Dawn of Fantasy - An MMORTS
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 11:56:52 pm »

Turns out that they will indeed be adding dwarves. I'm surprised at how early the game was. I got the impression that it was pretty much done.
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