Update: "Forsaken World" is out, in "Open Beta", and it has proven itself to be THE BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT from PWE, EVER.
Words can hardly describe how crestfallen I am, that this 'next best thing' is a worm-ridden poison apple, on a decaying tree, only the biggest of a growing string of corporate failures.
Never, and I mean NEVER in all my gaming years have I seen a game so inherently cash-shop greedy. It's appalling. Already, at level 32, I have spent (willingly, admittedly) approximately $200 USD, and have precious little to show for it. It's been estimated that maxing out certain attributes can cost up $4,000. No, that's not a typo, FOUR THOUSAND. And that's only ONE of SEVERAL attributes.
And the game engine, itself? "Pretty", yes, undeniably, but rife with errors, untranslated texts (like the ENTIRE 'encyclopedia') . Bugs galore. I would expect this kind of 'quality' in an early Phase 1 Closed beta, but in an "open" beta (with working cash shop)? That's not "open", that's downright abominable. The fact that PWE puts it's name on this digital collection of garbage says more about the company's reputation than any glossy advertising campaign could ever fix. PWE, thy name is Shoddy Worksmanship. Your Mother Company should hang it's head in shame, that they've tarnished the PW family thus.
This game, rushed to market after much fanfare, aimed very high, and missed the mark, entirely. It is the Flagship in a disturbing trend from PWE, whose quality control, and outright greed have slipped so dramatically over the years, that it has become the Hallmark of a Fall from Grace.
You need not take my word for it, see for yourself on the FW Forums. Look at the SCORES of people who echo these same sentiments.
I will no longer claim 'fandom' for a Company that repeatedly fails to deliver on it's promises. It's become readily apparent that the real power resides in China, alone, and that any word originating from elsewhere is Public Relations smoke and mirrors. The raw ineptitude of such an established company simply boggles the mind.
|You promised so much, but delivered so little.|