The most immersive MMO I´ve ever played. I have never had my heart racing as much as when I play this game. If you want a sandbox in the same style and spirit like UO but with better graphics, MO is the way to go. The dev team is very small, but they do wonders with what they have. It´s still unpolished here and there, but I rather have a buggy sandbox like MO then a smooth themepark like WoW. Also SV sommunicate with their playerbase almost on a daily bases, and really take in the opinion from their players when it comes to what direction the game should take.
For some weird reason the game has some truly horrible haters. That stalk the game all over the internet to paint SV like liars etc. It´s truly amazng to which extent some of them go. And to read Kuthura, if that is Kuthura from Koto, puking lies here, then I feel sorry for him. I was in Koto and Kuthura was butthurt by SV when they didn´t go our way in a siege that ended with us losing our keep. Talk about taking the game to personal. They had the facts. Not us. And we would have lost that keep either way. But soon after he left and now come here to rage. So sad.
So all new players, I recomend making up your own mind. Don´t listen to much to fanbois or haters. Make up your own mind like your parents would tell you. The gaming world need more games like MO. Not more themepark crap. :P
It's funny seeing all these bad reviews, after been playing this game for 2 years i actually recognize a lot of these reviewers names as players thats been banned for exploiting or trying to cheat.
I guess you guys got your feelings hurt :(
So in short, don't believe the people who is trying to trash talk the game, instead download it and try out the f2p! Cheers!
Post Awakening release (after crucial patches): Game with many and unique, working sandbox features in fantasy theme MMO. With its sandbox features it currently has no competition. I would recommend it to true fantasy theme sandbox fans. Game visual is high quality 3D open seamless world with FPV combat, Elder Scrolls style. Still, game suffers from many, quite irritating, bugs that drive away less patient players. Specifically, inventory assets that turn temporary invisible and pets that disappear on node crossings are what plagues this game in time of writing this text (not all players experience this), besides other smaller, but many issues.
Learning curve is quite steep, but rewarding, still open PvP world is harsh to unaccustomed players and many player successfully grief uninformed noobs, but not true PvP. Still griefing is quite simply avoidable if you know the game basics. Game features extensive flagging system to punish criminals. Gameplay is smooth and fun without standard MMO grind, players have many genuine game style choices (true crafting, true PvP, true tamer, true alchemy etc). Game needs a lot of polish which is received in small steps by regular updates from really small development team. Since game is free to play, I would recommend a try to everyone that likes sandbox genre.