When someone asks me what type of art style i prefer, i can now just point to ArcheAge. Â That right there is what i long for in an MMO. Â It hits the perfect balance of realism and style for me without going over the top in any one direction. Â Is it perfect? Â Of course not, and i don’t think any one style can be, but it’s close to what i’d envision if i were designing an MMO. Â It’s like Lord of the Rings Online but with infinitely better character models.
During my first ten levels i found myself just admiring the scenery, much like i normally do with any new experience. Â I just can’t seem quench that exploration thirst. Â This was encouraged by the lack of mob density which is another great aspect of the game. Â Why must every new MMO pack as many mobs into a square yard as possible? Â It’s irritating not being able to weave around and do some exploring. Â I understand it’s for questing purposes but i find it extremely annoying. Â So far i like what i see.
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