Lost Ark - Diablo 3 Clone MMO

It looks good. A ton of similarities to Diablo 3's classes and skills. The most unique is the arcana which is a wizard/gambit hybrid though Gambit wishes he was as cool. Definitely going to be my first character. The battle master is a monk. The devil hunter is, yup you guessed it, a demon hunter but uses swappable guns (pistols, blunderbusses, and a rifle).

The effects look pretty fantastic and over the top. Even the very similar skills have some extra oomph to them. For example: D3 would have a glowing orb with a wire of lightning around it and the Lost Ark counter part has 3-5 lightning wires and leaves a trail.

They even implemented the rune system from D3 but it acts like the old system where you apply up to 3 types of runes (element, firing style, and aoe type). It looks like they are unlocks that you earn rather than looted components which is convenient.

Skills are combo/charge focused. So they seem a little more potent but also more plodding. Hopefully they will get the combat pacing right though it seems like it borrows a page from Dynasty Warriors with its legions of swarming/charging fodder that can be brain dead. In D3 you have to make some effort to herd the maximum amount of foes into your big kablooey skill. In Lost Ark, like DW, it looks like a lot of the herding is done for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAmn...

Exceptionally pretty.

Korean F2P though, so ... I'll forget I ever saw this.

Korean F2P though, so ... I'll forget I ever saw this.

I still cling to hope

fangblackbone wrote:
Korean F2P though, so ... I'll forget I ever saw this.

I still cling to hope :)

And that's how they get ya.

Korean FTP means no matter how good it looks in the end I am going to hate it. It's just the way of the world

But if it is free and you get 20+ hours of fun out of it, then its all golden. I typically get a lot more hours out of these because I am an altoholic. So I get 5,10 20 hours out of each character class and not worry about the level grind after that.

Korean FTP means I'll ignore it until the wave has crashed and all the farmers, etc. are onto another game.

The dates for Lost Ark RU OBT have been announced. It is also available via the .beta command.

Character Precreation: October 21, 2019 13:00 MSK
Early Access: October 24, 2019 15:00 MSK
Open Beta: October 27, 2019 15:00 MSK

Precreation will only be available for founder packs tier 2 and 3 purchases. Early Access (3-day head start) will be for all founder pack purchases. And finally OBT will be open for everyone to play.

International Community Server

The server list may be shuffled on launch so it will be announced later with the actual server name.

The international community server will be the 2nd server on the list. The community of guild leaders have decided on Server 2 because:

- Server 1 will be too full, longest queues and harder to get into for those without early access
- Server 2 will have the 2nd most players and should be easier to get into

The game supports cross servers for raids and PVP arena. But join the chosen server if you want to group up with other international players.

About Playing on RU

The account registration for RU is free (and no reverification waves) but playing will require a VPN. For help with VPN and registration, read the pinned messages in #ru-lost-ark-help. If you can't access the RU channels, go to #role-assignment and type .role RU to unlock it.

Lastly, keep all RU discussion in #ru-lost-ark-discussion. Have fun!

English Patch for RU
The EN Patch is confirmed for OBT but no details when.

Is there a short hand for Korean FTP I might look at?
I'm assuming KFTP = pay to win?
or every other button click spams a reminder to purchase or subscribe?

The last beta test i did on the KR servers there was no P2W options available. Won't mean they won't be there at launch.

This is for the OBT RU servers though and unless you buy a founders pack there's no money involved.

Where do we get pack info and pricing?
This will definitely have to wait due to the short term pile being full with BL3, RGO and Outer Worlds.

fangblackbone wrote:

Where do we get pack info and pricing?
This will definitely have to wait due to the short term pile being full with BL3, RGO and Outer Worlds.

https://la.mail.ru/preorder

and in case you can speak RU...

Is this ever going to come to the US market?

SpyNavy wrote:

Is this ever going to come to the US market?

Supposedly yes, but i've seen KR take anywhere from 6-24 months, and sometimes never, after a RU launch make it over.

In the mean time supposedly PoE 4.0 and D4 are going to be announced with what should be the US competitors against it.

ARISE!! The technical alpha starts today at 3pm EST. It will run for the next 5 days. Rumor is that if you purchase any of the supporter packs ($24.99, $49.99, $99.99) you get access to the technical alpha despite it not listing it.

Looking forward to trying this.
Although the A-RPG genre got overcrowded all of a sudden.
Lost Ark, Last Epoch and Diablo 2 Remastered seemingly releasing within a few months of each other.

Just came to post!

Shadout wrote:

Looking forward to trying this.
Although the A-RPG genre got overcrowded all of a sudden.
Lost Ark, Last Epoch and Diablo 2 Remastered seemingly releasing within a few months of each other.

to be fair shouldn't count D2 as an official entry. Remasters don't count. Also Last Epoch while a good game doesn't come close to other entries in the category.

This will be on par of what Diablo IV and PoE2 will be.

ranalin wrote:

to be fair shouldn't count D2 as an official entry. Remasters don't count. Also Last Epoch while a good game doesn't come close to other entries in the category.

This will be on par of what Diablo IV and PoE2 will be.

Hm, Last Epoch seems like it could be the best of the 3 releasing this year. Havent played it yet though. But it looks like they are doing good stuff. Their skill trees seems to be the best in the entire genre.

Being on par with D4 and PoE2 might also not end up as a good thing

Man, this game is still a longer. Have they updated the graphics through the years? Sure looks that way.

Shadout wrote:
ranalin wrote:

to be fair shouldn't count D2 as an official entry. Remasters don't count. Also Last Epoch while a good game doesn't come close to other entries in the category.

This will be on par of what Diablo IV and PoE2 will be.

Hm, Last Epoch seems like it could be the best of the 3 releasing this year. Havent played it yet though. But it looks like they are doing good stuff. Their skill trees seems to be the best in the entire genre.

Being on par with D4 and PoE2 might also not end up as a good thing :)

I have and I promise you it's not.

garion333 wrote:

Man, this game is still a longer. Have they updated the graphics through the years? Sure looks that way.

It's always looked this good.

It's very weird hearing everything in English.

Also how many people are playing early?

Should we make a GWJ guild?

Are you able to get in the alpha if you pre-order one of the packs?
If so, I'm game

Fang - Yes

Ran - No sense in a guild at this point. It's only a 5 day technical alpha and everything is wiped afterwards.

Really a fun game. No class is bad, they all play differently. Really enjoying the variety, It is an MMO with ARPG trappings or an ARPG w/MMO trappings - your call. Definitely feels more MMO with the skill rotations and the long cool downs, but regardless - it is a whole lot of fun.

SpyNavy wrote:

It is an MMO with ARPG trappings or an ARPG w/MMO trappings - your call. Definitely feels more MMO with the skill rotations and the long cool downs, but regardless - it is a whole lot of fun.

Guess I should read up on the game before I start looking forward to it...
Is it completely soloable, or is it also MMO-like in that regard?

Shadout wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:

It is an MMO with ARPG trappings or an ARPG w/MMO trappings - your call. Definitely feels more MMO with the skill rotations and the long cool downs, but regardless - it is a whole lot of fun.

Guess I should read up on the game before I start looking forward to it...
Is it completely soloable, or is it also MMO-like in that regard?

Every class is soloable, you can play what you enjoy.

We also get the new classes they added. Last time i played was during the RU beta. So some of the new ones seem fun