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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dragon Nest - My Experience and Semi review



Recently i picked up an MMO called Dragon Nest, which i never would have known existed, but my friend happened to mention it on vent and the way he described it got me interested. Firstly, what is Dragon Nest?

-Dragon Nest is a 3D Anime-Styled Action MMORPG. It is published by Nexon and currently in Open Beta for North America. Combat is over the shoulder, 3rd person action style where all skills must be aimed. The game is set in the world of Lemuria, where you adventure takes place. Dragon Nest Features 4 base classes, Warrior, Archer, Cleric, Sorceress, and 8 sub classes (2 sub classes per base class). -


Now, ive played MMO's on and off for quite a while (Ultima Online, EQ2, DAoC, AoC etc)  and usually i really HATE the anime style cartoony half cel-shaded half pixelated crap, but there is something about Dragon Nest that just makes me love it. First off let me say the combat is ALOT of fun. its really refreshing to have to aim your skills in a 3D environment. Smashing off combo's and whirling around in dungeons just hasn't gotten old yet (Current i play a warrior :3). Given, i have only played to level 10, but i have no intentions of stopping. Here's a comprehensive list of what i think is good about the game so far and what i think people might consider bad:


Pro's:
-Fast paced action oriented combat (This is what makes it unique and fun as fuck)
-4 classes, each branching out later into 2 separate sub-classes
-Each class has a unique play style
-Quests have depth and meaning, so it feels like a Traditional RPG
-Dungeons are fun and can be very challenging
-Dungeons are never the same, via the games random dungeon generation
-Combo system makes for flashy kills and twitch reactions
-Fleshed out guild system
-Free to Play
-Nexon promises nothing game breaking sold in cash shop


Con's
-Some might be turned off by the Anime Cartoony style
-Gold spammers. Lots of them. use low pop channels until the block feature is fully fleshed
-Open beta for another 3-4 weeks
-No PvP yet. Reported that it may come "Soon" or at the end of Open beta
-Run by Nexon (Some people have issues with them personally ive never dealt with them)
-HackShield (again some people have had issues with it)
-Classes genderlocked


Can't really think of any more bad things to list for it. My personal recommendation would be to give the game a shot, as you have nothing to lose (Free2Play) and if you dont like it its one click to remove it. If you do decide to play hit me up on Argenta (east) server, my addy is Vorbaine and Novain (probably more alts to come). In parting here is some PvP videos from the CN version (Cant fucking wait for PvP)

(From WCG 2011, id recommend turning the sound down the japs give me a headache)
(Top PvP'er Swordsman in China showing his sick combo's, he makes it look over powered)
(random SwordMaster pvp)


(Acrobat PvP. Sub class of Archer. Showing sick combo's. Skip to 0:40 for the fight to start)





15 comments:

  1. Fun game! I like the graphics. :D

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  2. I tried it. I didn't like how instanced it was. A true mmorpg needs to have a persistent world of some kind, or else it's just a glorified lobby rpg like diablo.

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  3. this game makes me jizz in mah pants like ants

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  4. Looks good but need PvP to be interested in these things.

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  5. Well, I used NExon with Combat Arms (if I'm not wrong)
    Btw i'll try this, i like this kind of games, but with PvP would be better :D

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  6. Nexon really does love their MMOs eh?

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  7. Did nexon make maplestory? Played that for 5 minutes. Got bored.

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  8. Since you mentioned UO, how does it compare?

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  9. Well I'm a big MMORPG fan, I might throw a look at this one, though it doesn't see much convincing. Cheers mate!

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  10. Nice review. I might just check this game out now.

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  11. Sadly i do not like the anime like style.

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