Not sure if you've saw any news about this but felt it required a bit of a heads up for anyone wanting to check this game out. They have implimented a "fatigue system" which effectively limits your gaming time to 1 hour 6 minutes (give or take) a day. Via Kotaku
Here’s how the whole thing works. Once you begin training in a class, you have eight hours in which you can earn full experience. Once those eight hours is up, the amount of experience you earn will lower over the course of seven hours. At the end of those seven hours you will no longer be earning experience.
So you play for 8 hours, something very easy to do in an MMO, and then you start earning less and less exp the longer you play. After 7 hours of reduced exp you gain NO exp for the rest of the week until the timer on the servers resets in japan which would be around midnight sunday. They want to make the game easier to play short term than long term. Which seems rather ass backward for an MMO the size of this one since I thought the whole point of these games was to suck up as much time as possible, not reward you for not playing. I guess they are trying to avoid the whole obsessive people suing them for playing too much or something like that.
Giving double or triple XP to people logged out long periods of time would be much simpler. 1 hour logged out = 10 minutes of double exp. There, that didn't go blow up 95% of your player base now did it?
So yeah if you were on the fence about trying this out, all I can say is the 1st month is free? promoted/edited forum item
Posted 09:33am 26/8/10
20 would be much more appropriate.
Look at it this way, if you cap it out you can spend time crafting / something else.
You didn't mention that that 8 hour limit is per job, so you can always shift jobs and keep going, filling a new role or at least trying a new archetype.
Posted 09:43am 26/8/10
Blizzard tried to implement this back when WoW was in beta. Needless to say it wasn't well received and they ditched it in favour of the current "rested XP" system.
last edited by darkjedi at 09:43:26 26/Aug/10
Posted 09:45am 26/8/10
No, it's 8 hours total and it isn't limited to any 1 class. You get 8 hours (which is a really s*** number. 20+ would be much better and understandable) of total logged in play time before the reduction starts. Switching jobs doesn't reset the timer.
last edited by DM at 09:45:25 26/Aug/10
Posted 10:34am 26/8/10
That's from a post over at Kotaku. It isn't exactly specific but I read it as each job having it's own 8 hours.
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Posted 11:02pm 02/9/10
Get outside and get some exercise you bunch of lazy girls, quit complaining.
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Posted 11:17pm 02/9/10
Problem with WorldofWastecraft is that you have instances which go for 5 hours and thats why i stopped playing the game, really glad all my mates have come back to reality and stopped playin as well cause they literally fell off the face of the planet when they played.
Only game i wish would disappear.
Posted 12:28pm 03/9/10
also weedy, I'm interested to know what instances you think go for 5hours? WoW done away with that style of raiding a while ago champ.
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Posted 02:39pm 03/9/10
8hrs is one sess.
Posted 12:10pm 04/9/10
Posted 12:14pm 04/9/10
They were closed yesterday, but I tried again last night before I went to bed and got through. I've read that it's still randomly letting people through.
Posted 12:34pm 04/9/10
Ok so i'm using a new Sony TV I bought yesterday. I plugged it into my PC via an HDMI cable and the colours looked all blocky and generally s***. I found an old VGA cable that was burried under a pile of cords, blew the dust off it, plugged it in with a VGA - DVI converter and behold the TV has perfect colour. Now what the f*** is up with that? Why can something over 10 years old work without a single issue but introduce a "highest quality" cable and it looks like s***?
Posted 11:27pm 04/9/10
Long story short, wish I hadn't.
After the end of the really bad opening cut scene, you're placed with some really bad combat with a really bad UI, once that's over you're put into a small instanced area and talk to some random NPC (with no explanation) who carts you off to a tavern with a bunch of NPC's of who knows what purpose.
In short the game did zero to introduce you to it and the UI was absolutely terrible. Even after I figured out I had to quit to make video changes through the config executable, it still looked pretty ordinary on maximum settings.
I either had sound issues, or NPCs which really should have been voice dubbed, were no longer, such as those who were in the cinematic cutscenes etc.
Overall, I'd say get your rubber duckies and abandon ship, this one's heading for the ocean floor.
Posted 11:30pm 04/9/10