Since i used to be a hardcore MMO gamer and hope to be one again when AA releases, i have been looking around at different MMOs and tried comparing them to ArcheAge, so far none has come close except for maybe two: Bless and Black Desert.
I know almost everything important about ArcheAge, it has superb sandbox features, huge open world, tons of classes, good role play elements, etc etc we all here should know this
Does anyone have experience or good knowledge of Bless and/or Black Desert?
From what i can tell from youtube videos, they both beat ArcheAge in terms of character creation, but not much else... how are their sandbox and roleplay features? I know Black Desert has very few and gender locked classes which is a huge turnoff. And Bless seems to be very story driven, which i personally don't like too much.
Please share what you know about these or other, similar games and compare them to ArcheAge.
AA is the closest thing available to the current market that is a throwback to Ultima Online. GRANTED, UO even had some nerfs to its aggressive rulesets, this is as close as it gets for the fantasy genre.
Black Desert Online is quite simply a different game, different feel, and in the end.. is just simply different. I like the action a lot, my concern with the active blocking is that I run across a lot of mobs that have this huge delayed attack cycle, its timed just perfectly to where there isnt a window large enough to attack without being hit, and so if you wait to time your block, its a calculated couple of seconds in prep. My point being, I feel like I am taking turns (literally) when I use a lot of the block abilities. As for dodges, rolls and leaps - those are awesome nonstop. They are especially entertaining for the archer.
I havent decided fully yet how much time i want to put into uploading my BDO videos, primarily because I have to much on my plate to spend any time on creating reels that are "highlight only." I'd almost rather just upload full gameplay pieces, and either the viewer can watch, FW, or just watch something else. Still thinking about it.