Deleting characters is not working correctly. When you log into the game, you can delete a character (or more), as long as you do not play with any character in that session. If you have played with one of the characters, the overview shows a male character (while I have only created female characters so far) and I am not able to delete any of the characters. Only when I completely log out and start a new session I am able to delete again 1 or more characters. … [Read more...] about [Alpha 1 TEST 2] Bug in deleting characters
This is the third post in the blog post series “Guild Wars 2 vs. Rift vs. Trove”. The title may suggest that at the end of this series, I will tell you which games is the best of the best, … But I will not do that! While the purpose of this series is to compare those games to a certain degree, my goal is to give you a thorough overview to help you figure out which game is the best for what you want from a game. Or maybe just to figure out whether those three games are interesting for you at all, independently of each other. If you missed the previous postings, you can find them here:Part 1: Basic informationPart 2: Lore In this part, we will look at the character creation. I previously already covered it in the “Basic information” post, but I felt it deserves more space than that. I know that some people just hit “randomize” and they are done. If you are one of those, you may want to skip this part. ;) Others, like me, can easily spend hours in … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 vs. Rift vs. Trove: Part 3 (Character Creation)
“The biggest addition to Citadel in this week’s patch is a huge upgrade of our Character Editor. As many players noted during our first year of Early Access, our character customization options were quite limited: Players were historically only able to modify two physical components (ie: head type and hairstyle). With this update we’ve upgraded this with a total of thirteen new customization options, all of which (aside from head and hair) can be precisely tweaked and modified with full slider support!” Blue Isle assures players that any changes made to characters using the new editor will be purely cosmetic and will not affect game balance, especially in PvP. All characters will have the same hitboxes and jump height regardless of how big or small players make them. That’s not to say that there won’t be any changes to PvP. Raid spells will be more difficult to craft and will have fewer charges which should slow down the frequency of raids in … [Read more...] about Citadel: Forged With Fire Overhauls Character Editor, PvP, And Early Game Mana In Tomorrow’s Patch
Over the last year or so, my six-year-old has been making his way through LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga on our old PS3. Yes, I know it’s not an MMO, but bear with me a sec. Last week, he broke 4B studs in the game, completely legitimately, which is apparently as high as it goes. We didn’t even know there was cap, but there it is. And my son was despondent. He wanted to nuke everything and start over because, as he put it, there was no point to playing if he wasn’t getting a score and racking up studs. He’d rather start over with nothing as long as it meant he had goals to work toward. This is not at all how my husband and I play games, especially MMOs: Life is too short to worry about scoring; we play for fun, and if it’s not fun, we quit and find something that is. We don’t delete characters who hit the level cap and max out their gear, or abandon maxed out accounts, because the point wasn’t the characters but what we can do with them. And … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Do you start over in MMOs when your character or account is maxed out?
Every once in a while here at MMO Fallout I put out a community warning for specific games. Today I would like to put out a warning for gamers thinking about getting into the free to play MMO Scarlet Blade, or for those who have already started playing and are thinking about investing some cash. Word has come down to MMO Fallout via the online grapevine that Scarlet Blade characters are being randomly deleted, along with all of their items (including cash shop goods). Judging from forum posts, this may be a database bug that already existed in the Eastern version of Scarlet Blade and was brought over when the game was translated for the West. An Aeria Games GM commented on the bug: I know that this is a very concerning issue. Please know that we are working with the developers to solve this issue as quickly as we possibly can. We may ask you for what seems to strange information, or to create a new character with the same name. This will help the developers to identify and fix the … [Read more...] about Warning: Scarlet Blade Randomly Deletes Characters