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Crone's first impressions, ideas about Arkadia

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Crone, May 29, 2011.

  1. Crone

    Crone Member

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    Hello Everyone!

    Planet Arkadia is hot. Crone can conlcude this since it's busy. Especially in the north and in 8-coins it's busy. Lot's of Crone's friends are on Arkadia at this time aswell. Yesterday someone told Crone the economy is stabalizing already, but it seems to Crone people are spending a lot more than they would usually do and therefor he concludes we will have to wait till everything goes back to normal. Give it is few weeks more.

    Mai and Crone have been mining, hunting and crafting. The last they don't do that much, but no blueprints either. Mining meant more lysterium than any other resources together, which dropped the lysterium prices with 10% yesterday night. Crone doesn't know what it is like now. There are huge open spaces with and without mountains where a miner can just bomb away for hours not meeting anyone. Especially in the southern area's. Most people dwell in the north. Crone only found one resource field: lysterium, location: everywhere. Other than that he found a lot of different resources aswell ores as enmatters. These smaller quantities are hard to sell especially without an army of traders. Mark ups were very high ofcourse, but are getting lower every few hours. Crone has a problem with the icons that represent enmatters. Crone noticed that atleast one enmatter refined looks exactly like another unrefined enmatter, if you ask Crone it's the same icon. With ores you see a good difference between ingots and stones. With enmatters you might find the looks of refined enmatters although they are unrefined. Crone likes mining though.

    Treasure hunting is not working. Which means nothing new yet.

    Mai looted hides, so did Crone ofcourse, Mai actually uses those, but no blueprints around and they didn't drop yet either. Maybe someone can correct Crone here? Crone already saw some hides which will lead to his new clothes.

    Hunting on arkadia means shoot a lot, kill a few. The most globals and hofs you see are on Teladon and Huon. Both of them have big health and a low aggro range. You can practically have ten huons in the inner circle of your radar without being attacked. Crone noticed they can climb trees. Which is obviously a bug, but he has a screenshot. :) Crone can solely kill a huon young and with a bit of luck a mature. Crone and Mai can take up to huon guardians atleast. They didn't try any bigger yet, because they don't expect to be able to kill any bigger.

    In the 10-15 level range there are mobs (Haadra or something, Crone isn't sure) you can kill without them getting to you. That's not because of their low health level, it's about armax cow/bull size health, but they are slow walkers. Walk backwards and shoot. Crone can out walk them.

    The lower level mobs are dead in one shot and don't have the irritating habbit of following you like snables or exa's have, which is great for mining. The argonauts-look-a-like-mobs have spikes.

    Then there are the tiger/panther mobs: they hurt too much for Crone and Mai to comfortably hunt them.

    Also Arkadia brings the humanoids back like Calypso used to have east of the molisk south of Atlas Haven. They are ok.

    Mai and Crone didn't loot any item yet. They hunted like 10 hours on saterday each and 3 hours per night last friday and thursday. On Calypso they are used to get atleast rubbish items. :D Although Crone just cares about the amount of loot which was about normal, but just to inform people it's not all sunshine. Loot is being distributed by MA, it seems.

    Oh, Crone also noticed he only looted 1 extractor.

    The mobs are highly concentrated and atleast one group tends to move north. Crone noticed that when has was mining 95 ped lysterium right at the border of a pack Medana's. Atleast Crone thinks they were called like that.

    Mai and Crone also found a lot of tp's most of them are called ****** firebase or just plain "outpost". If you find one, move in one of the 4 wind-directions and you are bound to find a road that leads to the next.

    The towns are very similair there are like 5 different set ups from small to large, this is actually pretty easy because you automatically know where to go. The service centers are called command posts, they look like the black one in Echidna. The one in the north, Sanctuary Cove, and 8-coins are more busy than Twin's, they need to be resized quickly, let's say triple for now. The town centers around the teleporter are too small for the same two towns. It'll be hard to upgrade that because of the water.

    Crone definately likes the futuristic looks of the towns and the terminals, he likes the different pictures of the tools and weapons he crafted. Yet the mobs and surroundings are to simple. Then again, making the mobs more complicated would cause huge lag around the bigger spawns, which could be a problem already (smaller huons in the north). Also he likes the drills-alike-structures one can find around the land. What are those?

    Crone's conclusion:

    - Change is good
    - Nothing new (treasure hunting)
    - Arkadian mobs look the same (only a few basics)
    - Arkadian mobs danger is the same (big health, low agro-range)
    - Spawns are highly concentrated
    - Lots of room for miners
    - Arkadia spent a lot of time to confuse Crone :D (teleporter names, enmatters looks)
    - Arkadia isn't finished (lack of texture bp's, arkadian vehicle bp book, few different mobs)
    - Different resources, tools, weapons etc. is awesome (firgulite actually has markup)

    If this needs more explaning, feel free to sent Crone a reply or message.


    Greets and thanks for reading,
    Crone
     
  2. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Guys, please put these feedback type threads in the Feedback forum. Comments can still be made but they don't need to go in General Discussion as they are most definitely Feedback to the Devs.

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  3. Crone

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    Crone posted this in about planet arkadia. But thanks still.
     
  4. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Yer i know mate, i moved it for you ;)