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Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem- New ARPG

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by starmanwarz, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. Adnams Drinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 29, 2003

    Posts: 2,031

    Location: Cambridge

    Same - damn, it was working before I went out a couple of hours ago
     
  2. Gray2233

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,091

    I played some of this earlier, got a huge chunk of the way through Act 2 only for it to reset the story (same gear/level I had) to the start of the Act.

    Uninstalled, I'll come back to it in a month or two, hopefully the bugs will be ironed out.

    Personally speaking, I wouldn't say this game was ready for a full release. There's a bunch of problems other than what I've mentioned, it's definitely fun to play but I don't understand why they didn't remain in early access to iron out the problems for a few more months. I avoid 'early-access' releases because I don't want to be hit in the face with problems, when a game has been in development and then early access for as long as Wolcen I expect the actual release to be in a much better state.
     
  3. Soya

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 2, 2008

    Posts: 723

    Location: Jersey, C/I

    Yeah online been fine for most of the day for me. Got to lvl 25 and enjoying it. Made a public group but so far no-one has joined, I presume you need to either invite or be invited. Feel free to add me soya.2238. Made a tank/support chr mainly for online use, my offline is turret/pistoleer, already finished the campaign but online seems slower going. Anyhow, feel free to join up/invite when I'm on.
     
  4. D3K

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2014

    Posts: 2,964

    The game started off feeling really slow, compared to beta. I was playing with 2 usable skills in my bar until around level 9. It then picked up a hell of a pace and threw some decent drops at me and my char became a one shot room killer.

    Edric is still op against melee classes. He was a pain in beta, even worse now. Maybe need to adjust the glass cannon build I have, but it's very pricey to respec at this level.
     
  5. Gray2233

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,091

    I didn't have too much trouble with Edric while using a dual wield melee build, fun fight though, very epic feel to it.

    I'm using the following skills:

    1. Wings of Ishmir - Mobility in the form of a jump, rage generator and light AoE damage.
    2. Bleeding Edge - This is my AoE, one shots almost everything it hits and makes a great room clearer.
    3. Sovereign Shout - Rage generator and buffer/enemy debuffer.
    4. Juggernaut - Shield/defensive with strong AoE on break and potential CC depending on taken skills.
    5. Slayer's Flurry - My single target damage dealer, it absolutely destroys whatever you use it on, it also adds a lot of mobility when used properly.

    I'm absolutely wrecking everything I come across, while I can take hits from most things I rarely need to worry about those that are dangerous because my mobility is so high.

    Honestly it really is a lot of fun, I just don't feel like being sent back to the start of the act every time I restart the game.
     
  6. Glanza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,159

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Got to the end of Act1 once the servers came up last night and Edric destroyed me 4 out of the 5 tries we did as a group of 3, It seems like the scaling isn't setup right for groups as if I go solo I can melt stuff.

    Hopefully servers are still up tonight so we can continue.
     
  7. Kill_Phil

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    Joined: Feb 11, 2010

    Posts: 1,455

    Location: England

    Seems steam reviews have gone from mostly positive to mixed all of a sudden?

    Think I will skip for time being
     
  8. TonyTurbo78

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 26, 2013

    Posts: 9,575

    Location: West End, Southampton

    Looks ok this, could be a stop gap until D4 comes out whenever that will be.
     
  9. Darujhistan

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 28, 2011

    Posts: 4,165

    Clearly not ready for release which is pretty much standard for almost every game now. I'll stick with POE for now.
     
  10. Westie

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 21, 2003

    Posts: 6,756

    Location: Torquay - Devon

    end game time.. playing/ranger/turret with a warrior/healer friend.. nothing to hard at the moment!

    not really had any bugs other then some flying things which were not clickable but that seems fixed since new patch yesterday..
     
  11. PinkFloyd

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 21, 2005

    Posts: 14,033

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    Another evening of not being able to log in and load a game with my character. Doh...
     
  12. Dwaindibbly

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 18, 2014

    Posts: 183

    Location: Leicester

    Looks pretty good but I think I'll give it a bit of time to iron out the bugs
     
  13. bakes0310

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 22, 2004

    Posts: 12,370

    Gonna get this once the bugs have been ironed out.

    Keep seeing grim dawn being recommended, just purchased the definitive edition for £26, it includes all the dlc. I really liked titan quest and diablo 2 so im hoping for another good ARPG.
     
  14. The Asgard

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 27, 2003

    Posts: 5,584

    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    Grim Dawn is one of the best ARPG if you can get on with the theme. POE is very good. Martyr Prophecy is also very good if you like 40K. Torchlight 2 is not bad.

    Pretty dissapointed so far with Wolcen. Obviously a fair few bugs but I'm sure they will get sorted. For me something feels off with the pace and there is some basic quality of life features missing. Namely fog of war on the map and hover over on the gear stats. Creatures don't seem to see you which may be a ultra widescreen bug.
     
  15. Yrkoon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 15, 2006

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: Edinburgh

    wolcen is fun in single player so far, the multiplayer i don't know about, apart from massive lag while the game is saying the server has 20 odd ms if it connects, settled on single player till the problems are solved and my bread and butter in these games are single player.

    looks and plays awesome, im starting to notice some areas are having massive fps drops, 158 to 40 is a bit jarring but then it comes back up again, running every thing on very high but only 1080p.

    ryzen 3600
    16 gig 3200
    radeon 5700
     
  16. Yrkoon

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    Location: Edinburgh


    you are going to love grimdawn :D

    d2 and titan quest had a baby and it was grimdawn :)
     
  17. jasonsony735

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 17, 2007

    Posts: 1,330

    Location: Some where in England

    Enjoying the game but it is not finished or perfect by any means , I've gone for a mage build and you get killed way to easy on act 3 by yellow and purple elite mobs ( 1 Shot killed ) unless you have loads of Health and mages never do , not with the builds people pick anyway , The main end Bosses are OP ! expect to spend a good half hour working out how to kill them...... Also the Devs need to scrap the future market place idea because people are using the GEM stack exploit and have Billions in coins already ! If they do go down the Ban root they are just killing of the game because so many are doing it...... I'm expecting them to prob just reset the coins for people that have done it..... Banning for it is just OTT

    I've done it myself and have every talent maxed out :p
     
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  18. MadMossy

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2004

    Posts: 6,466

    Location: Sunny Torbaydos

    Game is a good few months away from being in a state of polish. For now its a distraction away from PoE while I wait for the new league to start in a few weeks time.
     
  19. hominid

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 22, 2002

    Posts: 2,572

    Location: South UK

    I can't play this game, can't play in online mode as it crashes every few minutes without fail.. I did have a 45minute play in offline mode the other day but can't play offline today because of the constant crashes.. I can't even sell and sort my items without it crashing today, yesterday I was at least able to play offline but not today..

    The game looks really good and performance, when it's running, is ok most of the time - it's just the constant crashes that are making me think of getting a refund.. I'm all for giving developers slack, I was one once, but this is still a few months off of being a finished game let alone adding the final polish(optimization). There are still lots of bugs, so this is clearly still beta quality atm, they should have postponed it at least a month, maybe more, in order to sort out most of these issues.

    When it is sorted it looks like it'll be a good one, but from what I can see the developer is silent on the issues so far - not a good sign!
     
  20. kola

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 2, 2003

    Posts: 2,547

    Location: MI5 | Thames House

    In a couple of year's it might be worth looking at