Im loving Hades so far. No n00bs as of yet; Ive been in 3 parties so far, and all three were no less than stellar. 5k exp an hour in Gustav Tunnel, with no trains, no idiots ruining parties. Hell, I did a /sea and came up with just 14 people in the entire zone, and this was around 10pm. est.
I ride through Valkurm, and do a /sea, and less than 100 people come up. I stop as my drg and walk around, checking out the parties. I see veterans. Lots of veterans. No n00b trains, no idiots spamming insults and jargon over /shouts. I see people out there fighting and gaining levels quickly.
I see people actually trying to build their new reputations based on how they fight. I hear people (myself included) asking their party members to spread the word about them, because they want to be known as a good player. Its refreshing to see this kind of positivity; you rest easier when you dont have to worry about idiots, ya know?
I know it wont last long, as lots of people are getting worldpasses and will migrate their mules over here. I have a lot of respect for the origionals, that took their main characters here; they might have had fears of leaving "home", but they had the guts to go ahead and come. And I believe they were rewarded, as I was.
The economy isnt as bad as some people make it out to be. I got my ice staff last night for 75k, lol. Dark staffs are going for around 140k. Much cheaper than on Fenrir. Some items are way overpriced, but when people refuse to buy them, they'll drop down, just like anything else. I welcome the diversity.
Anyway, for now, Hades gets two thumbs up from me.
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