I played beta, and the servers back then were horrible. The crafting system is very nice though, you cant just buy a house like you would in daoc, you need to actually craft it The more you go on resource hunting, the better you become etc...
I was browsing the shelves at GAME yesterday when I noticed a copy of Horizons - I hadn't even realised it had gone live. I picked up a copy as I like to try out all the new MMORPGs. Haven't played much yet but the interface seems a bit sluggish and my character seems to be pretty jumpy, particularly when running.
The Europe/US server issue seems a bit clunky - when I launch the game it takes me to the US version, but my account appears to be a European one.
Does anyone know of any forums for Horizons - there don't appear to be any official ones?
Thanks guys. I've had a pootle over to tazoon.com and it looks quite nice (I never really liked VN boards much).
I'd kind of worked out how to get to the EU game (I've got a favourite for it) but, as I say, it's very clunky. I'm pretty sure many people would get caught out trying to create/log on to the US version without realising they should be going to EU and it doesn't even tell you how to correct this in the manual (though it does tell you to go to the EU pages for account set-up). It all seems a bit sloppy, really.
It looks like www.tazoon.com is the real centre of the Horizons comminity. Anyone trying out the game would do well to look at their FAQ, guides and forums, especially if you found the game manual as useful as a chocolate teapot
I played Horizons for almost 2 months, but got annoyed by the 'bugs' and the fact that the world is so totaly empty, you can run around for hours exploring without any mobs whatsoever.. sigh, they prommised so much on there site, but the crafting is nothing like advertised, everyone looks the same, only bigger or smaller considering the race you have.
Also much classes (Battlewizzard for example) are kinda broken, some things are nice but for example the mining of 2e tier stuff (slate etc.) where it is difficult to find a good field anywhere near a place to proces the stuff, can be mined empty in 20 minutes or less by just 2 players, and takes forever to respawn..
The fact that you need stuff from life and moving mobs is funny at first but gets screamingly frustrating after a while because in there 'uber' wishdom they also made them the most easy to kill mobs with very good xp.. so there go your resources killed off by another group, who scream at you later they want uber leet tier 2 spells (you cant make because the destroy your resources everytime).. i have given up on this game, account runs trough till march.. so i keep an eye on it, but dont have much hope anymore..
I've been playing for a couple of weeks. Can't say I'll stay for longer than the free month period.
It's not exactly interesting.
Quest system is along lines of...erm non-existant unless you are a dragon (dragons need to do these quests to mature). Any other race just gets things like Kill 30 Flame beetles. Mind you from what I've seen it's the same for the dragons too.
It's boring, boring, boring.
The only thing good about it is the crafting/trading system.
Apart from that the level grind is absolutley dull, dull, dull.
You can wander about the vast landscapes for ages and see no mobs or any other players.
A huge city called Tazoon has about 20/30 NPC's in it, but because of the size, it looks like it's deserted, there's nothing interesting about the back story.
But saying that, I have only played it for 2 weeks, and thus, these are my observations during that period. You know what they say though? First impressions last.
Back up Aada's post... its a great game if your a community player.. if your not community focused it will suck a lot.
Been playing since release great game ... taking a break though at the moment due to the stupid disease thats rampant (or was not checked to see if its gone yet)... will probably return in next few weeks once i kicked my X2 addiction
Just it is VERY empty, the servers are seriously under populated, also you almost have to craft to survive ... so if you dont like crafting then probably avoid...
All in all its a game that fills a niche and does it well in crafting and community but in other areas is really let down... My own gripe is that every mob in the game can be outrun... at level 15 in effect nothing can kill you as you can survive the first hit and then sprint away :/