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« on: May 02, 2008, 04:37:02 AM »

As pointed out here and elsewhere (http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm?THREAD=176828&bhcp=1, for example), Funcom dropped the NDA for the Fileplanet open beta, but not for the continuing closed and "general open betas" (just to confuse people I guess icon_razz ). So tis ok to share videos/screenies from the FP open beta *only*.

So here be a couple screenshots of mine after a bit of playing tonight (meant to take more, guess I was hitting the wrong hotkey):


Character creation. Right panel has all the various class choices.


A day at the beach. This doesn't have all the eye candy turned on, but it is pretty swell still.  icon_smile I mentioned in the main thread that I really enjoyed the combat system. It won't blow you away, but it felt intuitive right away and different enough to feel fresh. You eventually get a recall power of sorts that you can bind to one location. I haven't quite figured out how to assign hotkeys just yet, I'm missing something.  icon_confused
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 04:56:44 AM »

How many character slots?
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 06:08:35 AM »

This is what I meant about nipple color:

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 12:44:37 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on May 02, 2008, 04:56:44 AM

How many character slots?
Appears to be eight.

If they eventually get all those servers at right running (or even most of them), hopefully it'll improve connection reliability. I know it's "just open beta" and all, but this close to release, people start passing judgement on the product whether the developer likes that or not. The official forums are kind of ugly about it, sometimes alleging Funcom learned nothing from AO's launch debacle.

This close (3 weeks) was about when I decided while in the LOTORO open beta that the game was coming together, was really special and generally reliable, and I went ahead and pre-ordered. Funcom certainly still has time, and I doubt the "gold master" means much -- no doubt this'll be another MMO with a huge update opening day update/patch. But really, you'd like it to be really coming together at this point (just basing that on my 2-3 other experiences with MMOs in this window before launch).
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 02:34:05 PM »

Quote from: skystride on May 02, 2008, 06:08:35 AM

This is what I meant about nipple color:

probably NSFW - click

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008, 05:31:00 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 02, 2008, 02:34:05 PM

Quote from: skystride on May 02, 2008, 06:08:35 AM

This is what I meant about nipple color:

probably NSFW - click

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 04:03:32 AM »

I tried a Ranger tonight. Some pics...

Although archery is fun enough, every enemy that's not an archer makes an immediate bee line to you and starts whacking. In the early going anyway, I'm not finding archery very practical, fwiw.




Scrolling the mouse wheel pulls up a crosshair and a near FPS style view. It works well enough.


For all the talk of gore, in two nights of slashing at everything in sight, I have one decap to speak of.  smirk


The skills, combo whatever tree is intimidating. Archery includes grenadier down the line (firing crude bombs), including this grapeshot.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 04:09:32 AM »


NPCs you can communicate with will lip synch if they have actual speech (many do). Creepy.  paranoid


Finally got to the point where you run into other players. I'm not sure if the Green Giant is a pet of some sort, or what.

Note the little "padlock" on the panther they're fighting. This seems like an "anti kill steal" mechanism where once you "tag" an enemy, no one outside of your party can damage it. Not sure though, I'm just guessing.  icon_confused I saw it pop up a few times.


Just the requisite "gosh it looks so nice" screenshot everyone has been doing since the first Everquest. Well, so be it. It does look nice, even on modest settings.  icon_smile

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 04:54:50 AM »

so, where's the topless shots of Splendoria?  <nudge nudge wink wink>  slywink
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 05:16:46 AM »

I'm so freakin sexy I want to touch myself:



Also look good from behind:



F-ed up graphics and floating buildings, w00t!!!

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 04:48:31 PM »

Sorry, I have no topless shots yet though the "starter outfit" seems more appealing than the various armor scraps you get early on:
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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2008, 06:02:39 PM »

Even with all the sliders during character creation, all the female models basically look the same (especially the face).  Actually pretty much 90% of the female NPCs used to look the same until recently so I guess they are still working on it.
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2008, 06:45:54 PM »



And nude.
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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2008, 08:33:27 PM »

You go rittch. If I wasn't a straight man and married, I'd probably hit that!  icon_razz
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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2008, 11:26:51 PM »

Flip flops on a warrior? Hey, talk about a laid back approach to slaughter...
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2008, 12:46:59 AM »

Quote from: skystride on May 03, 2008, 06:45:54 PM

And nude.

they really need to do something about the nipples.  that just doesn't look right.
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2008, 02:59:44 PM »

I put some time in with a necromancer. Kinda fun but you can't wear more than tissue strength armor and go down quickly if they get through the pets. You get summon two of the "red inside-out things" early on. And it seemed like randomly, my spell attacks (not summoner skills) would occasionally spawn a big icy blue pet.



Right clicking the pet health window (the random summonee doesn't get one afik) pops  up a simple pet control checkmark menu.


Couple close-ups of the boys (red is a "Mutilator," blue is a "Frozen Hatred"):

There's a pet buff spell that ups a pet's damage and physical size but removes your ability to heal them, while buff's active.


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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2008, 04:18:14 PM »

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Even with all the sliders during character creation, all the female models basically look the same (especially the face).  Actually pretty much 90% of the female NPCs used to look the same until recently so I guess they are still working on it.

Sorry, but I disagree. My two female chars look very different from each other and also different from Blackjack's Splendoria. My Necro girl is kinda chubby and I giggle every time I see her run, so no, not all females look the same.

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Note the little "padlock" on the panther they're fighting. This seems like an "anti kill steal" mechanism where once you "tag" an enemy, no one outside of your party can damage it. Not sure though, I'm just guessing.  icon_confused I saw it pop up a few times.

Oh you can damage it, but you won't get any exp or loot from it. Pretty standard deal.

A question. Do they have any kind of Auction House?
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2008, 04:28:27 PM »

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Even with all the sliders during character creation, all the female models basically look the same (especially the face).  Actually pretty much 90% of the female NPCs used to look the same until recently so I guess they are still working on it.

Sorry, but I disagree. My two female chars look very different from each other and also different from Blackjack's Splendoria. My Necro girl is kinda chubby and I giggle every time I see her run, so no, not all females look the same.

Can you post a pic?  I was talking mostly about facial model.  If you look past the hair color and style the faces are very similar despite having a million Tiger Woods Golfish sliders.
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2008, 04:45:15 PM »

I found on my system that moving the sliders did nothing at all to the face, may be a bug in the open beta client?
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« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2008, 06:00:20 PM »

Quote from: skystride on May 04, 2008, 04:28:27 PM

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Even with all the sliders during character creation, all the female models basically look the same (especially the face).  Actually pretty much 90% of the female NPCs used to look the same until recently so I guess they are still working on it.

Sorry, but I disagree. My two female chars look very different from each other and also different from Blackjack's Splendoria. My Necro girl is kinda chubby and I giggle every time I see her run, so no, not all females look the same.

Can you post a pic?  I was talking mostly about facial model.  If you look past the hair color and style the faces are very similar despite having a million Tiger Woods Golfish sliders.

Heh, I have no idea how to host pictures, never did smile
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« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2008, 06:18:35 PM »

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Quote from: skystride on May 04, 2008, 04:28:27 PM

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Even with all the sliders during character creation, all the female models basically look the same (especially the face).  Actually pretty much 90% of the female NPCs used to look the same until recently so I guess they are still working on it.

Sorry, but I disagree. My two female chars look very different from each other and also different from Blackjack's Splendoria. My Necro girl is kinda chubby and I giggle every time I see her run, so no, not all females look the same.

Can you post a pic?  I was talking mostly about facial model.  If you look past the hair color and style the faces are very similar despite having a million Tiger Woods Golfish sliders.

Heh, I have no idea how to host pictures, never did smile

Well, if you have the screenshot you can start a post, hit the Preview button, click on Additional Options and then use the Attach picture thing to upload it to the server here.  Alternately you could host it somewhere else and then link to it inside img tags.
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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2008, 07:04:23 PM »

Didn't know you could attach pictures.  Cool, gotta try that.
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« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2008, 07:07:13 PM »

Quote from: skystride on May 04, 2008, 07:04:23 PM

Didn't know you could attach pictures.  Cool, gotta try that.

Nice snap shots. Do you have distance setting maxed out?
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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2008, 07:16:59 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 04, 2008, 06:18:35 PM

Quote from: StriderGG on May 04, 2008, 06:00:20 PM

Heh, I have no idea how to host pictures, never did smile
Well, if you have the screenshot you can start a post, hit the Preview button, click on Additional Options and then use the Attach picture thing to upload it to the server here.  Alternately you could host it somewhere else and then link to it inside img tags.

GT's server will allow you to upload up to 1MB images per post. A very nice feature for your everyday shots. And nice shots, BTW. biggrin
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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2008, 08:00:31 PM »

Looking over Blackjack's posts in several threads I have come to the conclusion that he is addicted to taking and posting screenshots  ninja
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2008, 08:21:15 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on May 03, 2008, 04:03:32 AM

For all the talk of gore, in two nights of slashing at everything in sight, I have one decap to speak of.  smirk

Most fatalities are triggered by timing a combo just right; i.e., if you land the killing blow via a combo, a fatality occurs (most of the time, at least).  I've gotten pretty good at triggering them with my Conqueror.

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Yes, there is a type of AH once you leave Tortage.  The difference is that you don't engage in bidding wars for items, everything is bought outright. 
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Quote from: Arclight on May 04, 2008, 07:07:13 PM

Quote from: skystride on May 04, 2008, 07:04:23 PM

Didn't know you could attach pictures.  Cool, gotta try that.

Nice snap shots. Do you have distance setting maxed out?

Yep, maxed at 500m I think.  Only the particle render range is not maxed by default at High.
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2008, 12:34:41 AM »

Hark and Kato

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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2008, 01:16:40 AM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 05, 2008, 12:34:41 AM

Hark and Kato


It's the Ambiguously Gay Duo!!!  icon_twisted Tongue
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2008, 02:00:11 AM »

Nice, feature, thanks EngineNo9, I didn't even know about it!
So here we go, the first picture is my Necro (you can see the gates to the newbie town in the background).

The second is my Dark Templar in the starting zone, pretty close to the newbie town though. The shots suck to be honest, I am not much of a photographer (even though I am kind of proud of a boob in the second one smile), but the girls do look different to me. smile

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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2008, 12:19:53 PM »

Kato, did you get any pics of the headpiece I was wearing after that?  It looked pretty nice.
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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2008, 07:11:22 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 05, 2008, 12:19:53 PM

Kato, did you get any pics of the headpiece I was wearing after that?  It looked pretty nice.

I dunno does it clash with your skirt?   icon_razz
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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2008, 09:44:36 PM »

what server are you guys playing together on? I wonder if its possible to make an GT chatbox or some other way to get in touch?
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« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2008, 10:01:56 PM »

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Quote from: Harkonis on May 05, 2008, 12:19:53 PM

Kato, did you get any pics of the headpiece I was wearing after that?  It looked pretty nice.

I dunno does it clash with your skirt?   icon_razz

to be fair, I'm the one with the skirt on  icon_lol

Oh and Razgon, Harkonis and I are on the 2nd server from the top and we are usually always on vent when we play.
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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2008, 06:15:33 AM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 05, 2008, 10:01:56 PM

Quote from: morlac on May 05, 2008, 07:11:22 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 05, 2008, 12:19:53 PM

Kato, did you get any pics of the headpiece I was wearing after that?  It looked pretty nice.

I dunno does it clash with your skirt?   icon_razz

to be fair, I'm the one with the skirt on  icon_lol

Oh and Razgon, Harkonis and I are on the 2nd server from the top and we are usually always on vent when we play.

on vent?? I'm assuming thats ventrilio? GT has one for its members? I'll look around for info on that - could be fun playing with some of you guys :-)
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« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2008, 05:23:25 AM »

Hark's spells have boobies








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« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2008, 05:40:16 PM »

About those ice type undead guys. My noob Necro on the beach had 2 of them at once  plus his 2 summoned pets. They need to add better pet controls . Something like an ATTACK command would be very helpful so you could send in your pets and stay back. As it is now a puny little necro has to run in and get hit before the pet attacks.
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« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2008, 10:21:19 PM »

Wrong daehawk there is a mini pet bar and it has an attack target button on it.  At least my necromancer sure had one.
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