I 1st heard about this game maybe 2 years ago, as a former Jedi Knight 2 veteran, 1st person melee games do catch my attention, i was into battlefield games in that time and been playing them untill recently. So i only got this game 1 month ago, not in the 80% off or steam weekend sales, i got it in between those and paid close to full price for it and this game is well worth the full price!
Unlike others, its not a dumbed down game, noob friendy slash fest, anyone comming to this with that mindset will face serious problems, both in the noob servers (wil TK alot, and be votekicked by its peers) or completly wrecked after getting out of the protective newbie bubble after rank 15.
Of course, as a ignorant noob i faced frustration after rank 16 and no longer being able to acess 0-15 servers, however i was frustrated not because i decided that the game was gitched or full of exploits, i wasnt searching for lame excuses, no, i was frustrated because i was finally aware that after spending that time in the noob servers i wasnt quite readdy, skillwise for combat in the general public servers, they were fun, yes, but were overall a waste of time, a place where you generally dont learn anything usefull.
I never lame votekicked the oponents that beat me nor i lame insulted anyone in the chat.
I went to the steam foruns, and gave my opinion about my first 30 hours playing the game, explaining how i found it amazing, complex and fun, but stated that the regular level 15 wasnt ready to be thrown against the likes of the rank 40’s and 50’s on the general gameservers.
Several great people came forth, like Retsnom, Shining Blight and Glassfan, who took their time and patience to explain me, the noob, that i have made a mistake going to the noob servers, where i learned nothing other than being spoon fed, instead i woud made better if i was right into the ‘real world’ play against higly skilled players, that way i would be put under pressure and be forced to pay attention and up my gameplay level to counter them.
They explained that i would need time to achieve higher combat level, and i would have to endure and put effort in it, all three of them (Retsnom, Shinning Blight and Glassfan) offered to spar with me and show and explain me some tricks and moves, Retsnom actually welcomed me at his own gameserver and explained me alot, sparred with me and corrected alot of my combat style! (Thank you for being the person you are, Retsnom)
Today i am still a noob, and i have alot, and i mean ALOT to learn, however i have a bit more understanding of this game, and i found it even more amazing than i did before, and i see these people i refered to, and others like them, at Steam Forum helping other noobs, like they did and continue to do so, to me.
And i fail to understand why some ignorant people go there at the foruns, cry like babies, and claim that this is a “toxic community”, those people clearly dont know what a toxic community really is…
If you are reading this, and you are a newcomer, remember that this game has a Huge learning curve, its not dumbed down, you know nothing about the game yet, but if you are humble and put dedication into it, you will get there.
Steam sales are not the problem, the majority of the noobs mindset and lazyness is.