Originally Posted by Jacob Singer
I think I'll pick this up today. Got nothing on my slate until Monday.
Edit: Downloading now. Gonna take a little while. Any tips for a noob?
Near as I can tell, there's no gameplay/mission difference between the three factions. Choose whichever one suits your mood.
- Illuminati: sarcastic
- Templar: uber serious
- Dragon: devious
I have characters in all three but am concentrating on my Dragon character. On my server, Templar seems to be the most popular.
You can be armed with two weapons at any given time. Most people take one healing weapon (fist weapon, blood magic, or the one for guns that I can't recall) and then something else. Early on in the game, you'll go to a dojo type place where you'll get to try out the various weapons available to you in the game (magic, melee, or guns). Play around with all of them and find what suits you. Also, plan what your second weapon will be. I'm personally running around with a fist weapon (think Wolverine) and dual pistols, so I'm essentially dps with off-heals. A really effective tank that I team up with has the Assault Rifle and sword combination. I'm thinking of trying that with another char. A lot of people take Blood magic as their healing choice. In game, you'll see people playing with EVERYTHING. I'm unsure if there's a consensus yet on best builds.
Be ready for a slightly clunky UI. It took me a bit to get used to.
Regarding missions: you can only have a certain number of missions in play at a time. If you choose to accept one, you may have to cancel/pause an active one. If you want to reactivate that paused missions, you'll have to go back to the person who gave it to you. No big deal.
One last thing: if you go with Dragon, you'll have a really hot lady go down on you in a cut scene.