I've only been playing for a few days off and on sooooo here we go.
I found this game out, by 2 classmates referring me to this game, I played minecraft and WANTED TERRA BADLY to play MO/Darkfall/Ultima. Subscription based games keep me away from purchasing.
I bought this game, because I saw its potential and still see it.
Day 1, I log in, mess with hiding a bit im all excited and pumped and then I see two people building. I stay into hiding, and I try to camo with mountains?(bad idea) one of the dudes came and killed me.
STILL PUMPED, I delete and start a new. This time, im just exploring, seeing all of these places that were built and no one being there, until I (didn't know till they told me) I came across some apache members and their tribe place (looks great btw) they asked if I needed a place and I told them I would think about it. No conflict there, so I just kept running around.
Day 2, I looked up a ton of videos, saintbobs and others helped me out alot so I decided to keep it movin and look for junk. I ended up getting curious, going into some water and falling, down a HUGE waterfall and dieing. Another reroll, and I ended up at this really good location, so I started (trying) to build.
I started talking with this guy(don't remember his name) and he was going to give me some weaps for free!!! ^^ although I didn't know how to get there, I began my adventure to his tribe location. I ended up giving up though but it wasn't his fault! I just lost interest.
Day 3 - 7 present. I pretty much wandered around the landscape, I found a decent enough place but I will probally drift somewhere else.
I didn't encounter anyone visually after I saw the apache tribe, that didnt bother me too much though^^.
Basically, I think this game can improve, but the devs should find a way to keep the current playerbase, here and not leaving. I havent been here long enough to tell some of the problems, but I see people complaining about pvp not being the way it should be, lag, and alot of features missing <<
In my opinion, if you make this game free for the people who are playing during prelude, or even pull a minecraft and do a reduced price. Something to encourage players to stay through this long development process.
And put something in the game that still holds to your design, but excites the player base. For example, I saw that it seems the animal population is pretty thin, allow the bears and wolfs to breed and reproduce like rabbits!!!
Still, that requires work and you all are an indie team, I shouldn't suggest anything like that anyways.
I'm impressed, that my first thought, I'm not disappointed to the least. And instead of ranting about things not being right I will keep my subscription up, and keep playing the game ^^