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Post by Yigh on August 20th 2009, 1:35 am

Good:
Seemingly endless playability (Gather/RPG/Dungeons/Guilds/Colosseum(Battle orgy)/Skills...)
Donation only gives fashion advantages. No matter how rich you are, you are on the same footing.
Action points (Takes 1 hour a day at most)
Allowed multies as long as you don't abuse to boost your main.
Trading which does not take action points. (Travel to place 1, buy low, travel to place 2, sell high)
Loadout-like equip manager.
Unique skill system (When max a certain skill you gain attributes. Countless skills, many yet to even be found)
Really fun PvP. You get to scout them up to 40 times before committing. But of course, I just dive in and get my arse kicked some of the times.
I think the magazine was called PC Powerplay or something. Source:http://forum.estiah.com/index.php?topic=3352.0

Bad:
Action point.
Complicated.


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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Loengrin on August 20th 2009, 5:35 am

Might give it a try... Afternoons are boring and I really can't make my self to farm in duels

EDIT:

Looks great!
Classes are really nice, and everything seems easy to understand. THX YIGH
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Loengrin on August 20th 2009, 6:34 am

Getting a hang of it. Will be Novice->Sage->Hie
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Grieg Demetrius on August 20th 2009, 7:04 am

Might check it out, since DoH is AFK only and I can just bot KoL.
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Rebarbichus on August 20th 2009, 10:16 am

I started and have the character yigh mentoring me.....I am assuming that is you.

barbich is my character name

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Post by Loengrin on August 20th 2009, 10:23 am

All HAIL great mentor Yigh
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Kruga on August 20th 2009, 10:42 am

I joined in signing you as the mentor - but I think this game will require a good amount of investment... don't think I can spare that as well along with my work, job search, family life and .... ofc duels...

Tho would be interesting to see how the revenue stream of this game develops - will the donations be enough to - at the bare minimum - pay for server and personnel costs?


EDIT: OK they do have stuff like expansion slots and pets... not played enough to know how important they are to succeed.

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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Rebarbichus on August 20th 2009, 1:19 pm

yeah I dont really know what to do with my action points and have not put forth the effort to read the forums yet.

Any advice from our mentor?

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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by busterbros on August 20th 2009, 1:23 pm

It already looks better than DoH. Might give it a try.
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by TheJackal on August 20th 2009, 1:37 pm

It gets old fast, it did for me anyway
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Yigh on August 20th 2009, 2:13 pm

Grieg Demetrius wrote:Might check it out, since DoH is AFK only and I can just bot KoL.
us3r1d bot? I have a meat farming chain consisting of 15 characters. Every month I go on for 3 days to get the iotm.

Kruga wrote:Tho would be interesting to see how the revenue stream of this game develops - will the donations be enough to - at the bare minimum - pay for server and personnel costs?
Pets are almost minigame material. The rest of the donation upgrades are just for show. Titles only make you look different in chat Razz

Rebarbichus wrote:yeah I dont really know what to do with my action
points and have not put forth the effort to read the forums yet.

Any advice from our mentor?
Terminology. Charm=Equips. In battle each charm is only played once.

So the hardest part when I started was the interface. On the top toolbar, are 5 things.
-Char Name- -Inv- -City- -Action Point- -Job-

Char name lets you change your "gears", which is the estian version of a loadout. You have slots and typically you are limited only by level and stats.

Inv shows you inventory. Lol. Also lets you access your infinitely large storage, but things in storage tend to disappear after a day or two.

City- Basically you can ignore most of this menu and just click on City. It takes you to a page where you can see the dungeons/shops of the city you're in. If you find a secret location while gathering, you can trigger events from that location on the city page.

Action point menu allows you go gather/pvp (if available in your city)/fight npcs

Job- Sign up for a job. Pretty important to get a good job. *thumbs up*

So in the beginning you'd want get a diverse set of charms (basically equips). Using a type of weapon/armor in a battle lets you raise the skill for that class of weapon/armor. Once you have a good battle set spend some time doing dungeons and gathering.

The most important thing is leveling up your skills. Leveling in Estiah is completely based on how many stats you have and the only way to get stats is by maxing skills and doing jobs. That said, do not focus on just gathering, or just using sword charms. I leveled up all the basic gathering skills which was pretty quickly done, then I leveled my weapons. I stayed away from Tier 2 gathering skills because as tiers advance it get harder to level up.

Jobs are something you do about once a day and gives you a good number of stats.

Action points come slow. Don't get too obsessed and just play for an hour a day or something. As you advance you'd be able to spend more time on this game doing longer dungeon raids and fighting in team battles/team pvp/team pvBoss. Protip: Make 2 or 3 accs. Its allowed as long as you don't send stuff in between.

Charms are pretty hard to balance for me. On one hand you want some defense Ward is magic def, and armor is physical def. On the other hand you want some damaging charms. At first you'd go for biggest numbers. Eventually you want to diversify, have charms that do magic and charm that do physical. Yes, non-classmen can cast spells just as well as any mage.

Making money
Traveling between cities is difficult. Within one city you can find what items are priced low (there is a chart in the marketplace with red and green text and little arrows. Smaller=more profit). Buy as many of that item as your gold will allow, travel to another city and try to sell for high. Sometimes I've quadrupled my money this way. You can also sell the items you get from gathering and dungeon raids for a good amount of cash.


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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Yigh on August 20th 2009, 3:06 pm

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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Kruga on August 26th 2009, 3:54 am

Dug up a bit - either I missed something obvious or there is not much info behind the developers/VC backers of the game. I am interested in this info so if someone has seen/know it's corporate website do let me know.

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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Yigh on August 26th 2009, 10:27 pm

It made by like 6 dudes.
Content wise- it would take at least a couple months to get to the top level areas because there are tonnes of hidden content and the game itself is a slow-paced game.
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Yigh on September 9th 2009, 3:19 am

Epic. I just fed my pet insanity kata and it turned into a blood sucking tick.

And I'm 24 hours from my BunnyGod Pvp achievement. Revel, because I am on my 51/60th pvp kill streak.
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Nepenthe on January 29th 2010, 7:45 pm

Ok I joined this today, anyone have pointers on this?
Thanks

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Post by TheJackal on January 29th 2010, 8:19 pm

Nepenthe wrote:Ok I joined this today, anyone have pointers on this?
Thanks

Quit now
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Yigh on January 29th 2010, 8:21 pm

Go to the wiki, and plan out all your paths/advancements and what charms you want to use before you allocate too many stats.
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Nepenthe on January 29th 2010, 8:51 pm

Do jobs matter, as far as if you take a wrong one or something?

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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Howie Feltersnatch on January 29th 2010, 9:02 pm

jobs matter to an extent, not as much early on but once you start specializing you have to have attributes in the right place

as a shameless plug, any chance i could get you to add me as a mentor

lessig did a really nice job on an intro here. It makes more sense after you play a bit, but it is still a nice guide.

I also sent you an invite to OOFM in estiah. There are actually uses for a guild, other than friendship there, which is really nice. for starters just build every day Build

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Post by lessigfan on January 29th 2010, 9:11 pm

I added you to the estiah group Nep - we've got tons of great stuff on the forums about it, but feel free to ask around anytime you have questions. Like any game worth playing, it takes some time to get accustomed to it all.

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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Yigh on January 29th 2010, 9:23 pm

You gotta add mentor when registering.

In other news, end-game charms are class-specific. So if you want to run a certain strategy, you gotta find the class first.
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Re: Estiah - Warstorm for the paypal deprived.

Post by Howie Feltersnatch on January 29th 2010, 9:44 pm

Yigh wrote:You gotta add mentor when registering.

Not true, you can add them after registering also.

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Post by Nepenthe on January 29th 2010, 9:45 pm

I didn't add a mentor in the the registering and now I can't find it again

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Post by Howie Feltersnatch on January 29th 2010, 9:49 pm

it should be on the main character page until you hit level 10 http://www.estiah.com/character

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