Vindictus Beta

Doing the launch patch now. Will roll Akunin on the east coast server. Going in blind so no idea on class.

There are only 2 available in beta. I picked the girl and she rocks for sure.

I am liking this game a lot. I don't have sound on but the production values so far for everything else is high. (the back and forth in town talking to quest givers is a little simplistic and well handheld jrpgish for lack of a better term)

But don't let that stop you. Its like 1% of the game.

I have played other games that are trying to be this and the combat combo system is far superior and fluid in this game.

Edit: of course you would have to pick the east coast server with me being on the west coast server!

Oh and the combat kicks the snot out of DDO. Of course that is IMHO and there is some apples and oranges, but on the whole the feeling of satisfaction goes majorly to Vindictus.

fangblackbone wrote:

Finish install and... zero day patch! ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

Yep, play time pushed to tomorrow. The 'patch' is at least a gig. That, or the service is slow. I'll create a cyrax on East unless that bastard that likes to register my name before me does so.

I'm up and running as cyrax. fangblackbone isn't wrong. This game creates a great impression and production values are high. Source engine? Sweet. The only negative I can see so far is the movement controls, specifically targeting, aren't as smooth as one would hope for an action game.

The destructible objects and physics are awesome too. It really works and seemingly much better or commonplace than the videos so far.

Which character did you choose cyrax? The girl is the quicker hitting combatant apparently, I wonder if targetting is more of an issue with the slower male character? You also have to mind your stamina. There are times where your character isn't following your controls very well and I found that it was because I was low on stamina and didn't have enough to perform any attacks. So what would happen is sometimes there was a lag between when you wanted to attack and when you attacked because the game waited until you had enough stamina to do the attack you wanted to do a second or so ago. It seems like there is a buffer because that is how they chain the combo attacks.

I am pretty sure there is a "mage" or mystic character that looks like is going to be unlocked soon. I can't wait to try her out!

I only finished the tutorial and character creation, but I had no problems with stamina loss and the male is actually the quick-hitting, dual-wielding archetype, so I'm not lacking in speed. The camera just doesn't following the character well in tight spaces. To attack an enemy behind me I had to adjust the camera as well as my positioning. It's manageable, but not good for an action-oriented game.

fangblackbone wrote:

I am pretty sure there is a "mage" or mystic character that looks like is going to be unlocked soon. I can't wait to try her out!

There's video of her on GT. She's a physics-based sorceress and a summoner. Can't wait to try her out.

Are you guys using keyboard or gamepad for this?

There is a keyboard/gamepad option for this but I am using keyboard and mouse.

I do agree with what cyrax is saying about some of the tight nit places.

I really can't wait to try out that summoner/sorceress cyrax mentioned. I think I recall reading that she can summon once per dungeon but that the summons takes on the appearance of its surroundings!

fangblackbone wrote:

There is a keyboard/gamepad option for this but I am using keyboard and mouse.

I do agree with what cyrax is saying about some of the tight nit places.

I really can't wait to try out that summoner/sorceress cyrax mentioned. I think I recall reading that she can summon once per dungeon but that the summons takes on the appearance of its surroundings!

The video linked in the original post is of her and the golem is in there. Looks really cool.

I'll try using my gamepad as soon as the servers are back up.

Hopefully I will be good to go when I get home from work. I left it patching overnight, but this morning the patch window was filled with question marks, which might not be a good omen.

Well I'm on east, went with the girl, named Teisei. Very pretty nice, nice character creation screen. Controls pretty well, with nice combo system. Haven't progressed far enough in to really get a feel for skills.

I didn't have much luck getting my 360 controller going. Works fine with mouse and keyboard, though. I'm pretty intrigued by it. Free to play, good action controls and kind of a Guild Wars vibe to the world and instanced mission structure. Definitely going to keep plugging away at it, see if the missions get more varied.

I'm WhiskeyJack on West coast.

I was thinking that this is the way that they should have done the remake of Golden Axe.

If anyone has an extra key it would be appreciated.

I'm always up for beta in a new MMO. One of these days I might actually play one that I like more than LOTRO.

TheArtOfScience wrote:

If anyone has an extra key it would be appreciated.

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Well, I was going to try the duel wielding dude on the west server but discovered a few warts.

The intro quest are exactly the same for both classes, and the cutesy quest givers and dialogue are even more annoying the second time through.

Another annoyance was that the game timed out during my character creation and I ended with a Kingdom Hearts looking toon, so I deleted him and made a new one, but then the game said that my preferred name was taken, despite the fact that I had just deleted that name.

And finally, the duel wielding dude's idle combat animation, with his sword held over his head is pretty annoying, so I think I will be sticking to Teisei on East.

cyrax wrote:
TheArtOfScience wrote:

If anyone has an extra key it would be appreciated.

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Thanks, you rock!

So...uh...I actually know absolutely nothing about this game whatsoever since I am viewing this from work and can't really see any videos or anything.

Does anyone have any gameplay impressions? I'm pretty sure this is a Korean game but is it a KOREAN game?

I'll have to get on installing this when I get home.

I downloaded this over night. It let me sign up on the main page - do you actually need a beta key to play? If so, I could use one if someone has an extra.

Khoram wrote:

I downloaded this over night. It let me sign up on the main page - do you actually need a beta key to play? If so, I could use one if someone has an extra.

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hey guys ive been a big fan of vindictus for a long time but unfortunately i missed the beta key giveaway, ive been doing beta for a lot of games and id like to try this one

could anyone please hook me up with a beta key? and in turn ill pass on the 2 free ones i get to anyone else who needs one

I went east coast as the guy, name is Brizahd. The combat is pretty fun. I especially like the different throws you can do like body slams, over the shoulder throws, hold against walls and knee the gut, ect.

I'd love to try this out too, if someone has a spare key.

I'd like to give it a whirl as well if there are spare keys floating around, which from the sound of it there should be. Also, pretty sweet way to distro keys IMO.

digoman1 wrote:

hey guys ive been a big fan of vindictus for a long time but unfortunately i missed the beta key giveaway, ive been doing beta for a lot of games and id like to try this one

could anyone please hook me up with a beta key? and in turn ill pass on the 2 free ones i get to anyone else who needs one

Sent keys to next 2 folks down (Digoman1 and Phisposer).

Thanks Khoram. I'll pass my two keys on once I get them
Are we mostly playing on the east or west server?

Edit: Check your PMs AnimeJ and Shipswain.

Sweet, thanks Phish

Anybody else need keys? I have 2 available. I still haven't been able to try the game myself yet though