Ok, here's the deal. I have been wanting to get shadowbane for a very very long time now. So this post is asking for info about shadowbane, good AND bad. I wanna know all about it before i shell out the cash. I wont be able to get it right away anyways so i figured i'd research and find out if its as good as i'm hoping.
Shadowbane is completely pvp correct? Are there alot of assholes who just run around pking poor newbs? Or are there nice people too ^^ Why isnt there a non pvp server? Pvp breeds idiots... ::Sighs:: I dont mind at all when im high enough level to actually stand a chance but coming into the game late as i am and all... well i'm pretty worried! So be honest, what are the players really like? (please dont be sarcastic, I really dont want to shell out money for a game where a bunch of 14 year old punks using daddy's credit card are going to ruin my gaming experience!)
Next I looked at their site, they are having problems where people can't login? whats up with that? And they're having lag issues? How severe? Enough to where you cant really play cuz it lags and next thing you know your hp are zero? That has me worried too!
Ok next, my computer is fairly old and decrepit. I am getting a new one soon but probably not soon enough lol. My computer had NO trouble running everquest or simsonline which i beta tested. Is the game much more taxing than those two? My comp handled both of them fine without any problems, including using the new Luclin skins on EQ. I'm pretty sure my comp can run it... I'm just a teensy bit worried.
Ok I know it says somewhere on the site how much it is per month but i couldnt find it, so is it 9.95? 12.95? etc And most importantly can you pay with pay pal and/or MO?
Next Do people actually ROLE PLAY? Because that is really important to me, I love staying in character it adds so much to the game. Sure sometimes when i'm playing with my boyfriend or local friends we'll just have a hack slash fest while we chat and stuff but seriously, 9 times out of 10 i prefer to stay in character. Is it hard to find others to roleplay with, what are the players like, i guess this kinda refers back to my first question. I dont wanna see "I own j00" "1337 5p34k" etc, etc. I want MATURE players and a damned good roleplaying enviroment. That right there would sell me on a game. It's SO hard to find people who actually know HOW to roleplay. Seriously aggrivating... argh
Next are there alot of character customizations, I like looking unique, seeing my weapons/armor, hair styles, etc, etc And somewhat along the same lines is there a 3rd person and/or overhead view or is it just 1st person?
What are the death penalities? Do you lose exp? items? both? hopefully there isnt perma death with pking that'd royally suck. I know its on their site, but i dont wanna dig around right now. So just explain briefly how death works please?
How long does it take to level up? I liked EQ's pacing how slow it was and how it took forever, It made me want to play and gave me a sense of accomplishment when i finally achieved my goals.
I know there are non combat skills and professions and that is my biggest draw to shadowbane. Im very excited that it wont be all hack and slash but how hard is it to level if you decide to make a noncombat type character, do you gain xp for making armor/weapons, etc, etc? Or do you still need to go out there and kick butt? lol
Thanks SO much for your time, sorry for the length but I am VERY interested in this game and trying to collect as much info as possible. Hopefully If the answers are to my liking I'll be seeing some of you around in SB ;)