Comment Submitted By: Nick |
Author Status: Player
Started on 3-Kingdoms: 4 months ago
Submission Date: Jun 1, 2008
(The following review comment is the opinion of the comment's author
[Nick] and in no way represents the opinions of this website
or its staff).
I tried 3k and spent a bit of time looking at the different guilds. I
think it's one of the better muds still running, but think Ken has it
very wrong when he says it encourages grouping.
It does the opposite, and it was the big turnoff for me.
The many varied and quite interesting classes are well designed
for soloing. Some, and only some, work well in groups.
The problem is all of those classes have different rhythms - some
regen as they play, so they just need to manage their sp/hp
expenditure. Others need to return to their guild, constantly. Some
regen by sitting still or by farming lots of lower level mobs. Etc.
A changeling, a mage, an elemental and a juggernaut form a team.
After a minute, the elemental says 'wait here, I need to return to
the guild to replenish my energy'.
He returns. After a minute the mage says 'wait here, I need to
return to the guild to glvl'
She returns. After 2 minutes the changeling says 'stop, I'm out of
stamina and need to sit here doing nothing for a few minutes'
The juggernaut quietly went afk 2 seconds after the team was formed
and was never heard from again.
Funny haha, but I was in that team. Minus the juggernaut - I just
added that for an extra laugh (if you've played 3k you'd get it).
The playerbase is very friendly and supportive of new players. The
guilds are amongst the most unique you'll find in any mud today (BIG
strength). Generally speaking, those guilds have been well designed
for solo gameplay, but not for group play.
There are signs that the devs are trying to fix this - adding more
guild powers that only work to benefit others (i.e. can't use on
self) - but they're not there yet.
This game is quite enjoyable and I'd recommend it to anyone. But if
you try it expecting to be playing in teams (at all), you'll probably