|Lemme guess. A goblin stole your pants, right?|
|Pretty flowers, elegant UI|
What is it then? F2P, cash shop, all that jazz?
Nope. It's free to download but if you want to play it it's $14.95 a month.
Ok, at least tell me it has a free trial!
Sure it does. It lasts an hour. One hour and then whatever you happen to be doing, you're done. Game over, out you go. Want to finish that starter quest? Better pony up that $14.95.
|Pickable flowers means Gathering's in. Crafting? I have no idea.|
|That's my pet. He's a...I'll get back to you on that...|
The art design seemed convincing and coherent. Most importantly, THE passed that most crucial test; it felt like a proper place.
The controls all worked, the UI was minimal and elegant, the whole thing felt...professional. From comments on the MMORPG.com thread there are 50 levels followed by an AA system, it has a number of non-instanced dungeons and the world is sizeable. I'd also second the comment that claims "You can definitely feel the "Everquesty" influence" . I could, in spades.
|Have mallet, will travel.|
Oh, and as you probably already figured out from the screenshots, you can play a weasel. Or is it a beaver? Don't fancy that? Try a Brownie then (they look more like bixies who got dressed in a hurry to me) or a frog or a lizard. It's a woodland animal MMO.
If there was one thing that could possibly make this Everquest-influenced, cartoon-animal populated, $14.95 a month retro-graphic MMO more commercially viable, what do you think it might be? Go on, take a guess.
Yep, that's right - non-consensual open-world PvP!
|Cheese and springwater? Why, yes we do!|
Still and all, I'm going to play this thing. If it had some kind of F2P model or a normal free trial (a week would be the minimum you'd expect) it'd be in my rotation right now. I'm willing to give it $14.95, one time at least. But if I'm paying I probably should be sure I have at least a few hours to play and this, as I mentioned, is a busy time.
|There's no place like Bind. There's no place like Bind.|
So I'll have to get back to The Hammers End when I have a suitable lull. I just hope it's still there when I'm ready for it.