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The Casual Gamer Perspective For Faxion Online

Thanks for William Yearous for this article

  • Date: 03-03-2011 Views:

    KeyWords: faxion online,mmorpg,closed beta,Dominic Strohmeyer,UTV True Games,Diviner,Occultist,Guardian

  • Summary: Imagine life after death. Not the happy, everything is puppy dogs and flowers afterlife. Nor is it the fire and brimstone kind of afterlife. This afterlife is a conflict between heaven and hell. This is Faxion Online.

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The Casual Gamer Perspective For Faxion Online

By William Yearous
William Yearous is 32 years old and a 6 year veteran of the US navy. He has experienced a lot of the world, and now is a stay at home dad of his 5 year old daughter. He spends his days taking care of her and exploring the gaming world. He has been using computers for over 20 years and is veteran of World of Warcraft, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and many more. He currently is frequenting Wurm Online and League of Legends, and still waiting for the game that will change the face of MMOs.

Imagine life after death. Not the happy, everything is puppy dogs and flowers afterlife. Nor is it the fire and brimstone kind of afterlife. This afterlife is a conflict between heaven and hell. This is Faxion Online.

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The game begins by having you choose your faction, Heaven or Hell. Then you choose a class: tank, healer, or caster. A bit of basic customization is available, but not a lot. Then you enter the world of Faxion Online. Both factions start at the docks of their particular faction, on opposite ends of the same city, Purgatory.

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The premise of this game is not unique, but it is much more straightforward than other games. Good verses Evil. Overall game play is nothing extraordinary. Cartoonish graphics; standard point and click interface; pretty generic skills; standard deliver this/kill X of this creature missions; this game is definitely nothing groundbreaking. Don't get me wrong, this is not a boring game. In fact it is actually quite fun to play. New locations to explore, you can jump into PvP both inside and across factions right from the beginning, and plenty of challenge for everyone. A few of the more interesting features are centered around the fact that the game is based on the player. For example if someone casts a blind spell on your character, your screen goes dark. If you get a confusion spell on you, your controls get screwed up until it clears. One of my favorite features is the “Black List.” This is a bounty shop where you can get a lot of extra gold and exp for hunting specific bosses and groups of everyday mobs. Just added a different level than always doing a mission for x person, then finding the next NPC who can give you a mission. You can repeat the missions given in the “Black List” every 24 hours, so it is an unlimited supply of gold and exp over the long run. Also a good way to test your skills and see how different combos of spells/skills work out.

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