The leveling process in ARPGs/MMOs sucks. It's a gigantic miserable time gate that you have to slog through before you can start playing the actual game. Like I love PoE but quit playing after 2 leagues because the mere thought of having to play through the campaign again every single league is downright depressing.Never understood the whole rushing thing. Just take your time and play through the game. Get level cap then spin your wheels looking for something to do. meh
In PoE your character starts off very clunky and slow, but slowly improves over the campaign and at end game ends up godlike (well if you're following a decent build guide at least). Unlike other arpgs where your character is already 'awesome' at game start.Never played Path of Exile. Is it like Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3?
So what's up with my daughter's Computer? Is it the PSU? Right before the game crashes I hear a pop / crunch sound for a split second each time it crashes.
But WoW and Skyrim work perfect for her. But she did say once in awhile she'll be playing a game and the computer shuts down and reboots for no reason.
Def sounds like PSU to me. (First thing I would swap)
Agree. So this being the [H], which high quality PSU would you recommend for my daughter's PC? That's affordable and won't break the bank.
She's not a huge gamer, just WoW and Elder Scrolls stuff, and wants to play Lost Ark.
Her system is:
Intel i9500 CPU
16 GB DDR4
Solid State Drive
Acer 34" Ultrawide monitor
But the zones seem rather small, and it's a game on rails, not really open world. And the mobs of enemies in the zones are pretty brain dead. So I'm not sure the longevity of this game for me. But I did play a fair amount today, I am slightly addicted to it LOL But how long will this last? Seems like once I reach 50 on both characters and run some dungeons, the burn it will hit quick.
25 hours. That's how long it took to get through the
tutorial"story quests". Pretty sure at least half of that time was spent running back and forth between NPCs hammering the "G" key on my keyboard into oblivion, and suffering through the randomly placed irritating unskippable cut scenes. Absolutely brutal.
Hopefully now that I can start playing the game, there will be more combat. Because the combat is actually enjoyable.
- Rest of the game is mediocre to bad for me. Questing blows. The zones / maps are very small. The game world feels stuck on rails, it's not open world at all. The enemies in zones are just brain dead stupid, just wandering around waiting for you to attack them.
- To me the game feels more Action RPG than it does MMO-RPG, it plays and feels more like Diablo / Torchlight than World of Warcraft. I would say Lost Ark is a combo of Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3. But not having a massive open world to explore and get lost in, does make Lost Ark feel like a mini game, not an immersive world to lose yourself in.
I can't say for sure yet but I think it's the the unchanging combat mixed with braindead questing and the only upgrades being .25% better on top of some in your face gacha mechanics (the stronghold in particular) that are getting to me. Elden Ring can't come soon enough.Gets to be too much? You haven't even gotten there yet!