What with all the things we don't like in this new and evolving game, I thought it would be nice to point out what we do like. Some of my personal favorites are:
The Armada. I love the way they look and I LOVE the way they move. Whoever designed/animated them really did their homework and it shows.
Bonnie Anne and Sarah Steele. Nothing like a little girl power to wipe the floor with a battalion of bad guys.
The addition of so many more female NPCs in general. (Except among the the Bisons. What's up with that?)
The different battle format and tactics. This allows me to go back and forth between the Wizarding world and the Pirate world, keeping each fresh and unique.
Okay, that's a start. Anyone else?
Yeah, what is up with no female Bison Clan NPCs? There may not be many female "Native" warriors, but let's not forget people like Mary Brave Bird, or the well known Pocahontas, or Wonapalei from "Island of the Blue Dolphins" based on the life of Juana Maria, a Nicoleno Indian.
Some of the things I really like in the game are the ships. My favorites:
* Monquista class -- The design is classic and streamlined, and looks good with each of the flag designs I created. I would like to see more (Spanish Galleons ).
* Samurai class -- Strength and beauty combined.
* Armada -- It may be going against the rules (they are the enemy), but these ships are so cool. I would love to comandeer one.
* Royal Navy -- Who wouldn't want a Royal Navy Galleon? Top of the line so far, with great stats.
The absolute best thing that really gets me pumped up is the epic Relentless.
I don't know... but seeing my horse warrior, my goat monk, my crane, or Milo do hits and crits up to three times in a row is like watching a long string of combos executed in a mortal kombat or soul calibour game. It gets me excited so much, I wished I had my phone recording it every time it happened. It looks absolutely fantastic.
One of the things I like most about this game, has to do with some of the animation.
Case in point. The Drowned Zombies.
You can tell a lot of work went into their animation. The way they look at their bellies after a hit. Then they look at the character that hit them. And if they have Vengeance Strike, the facial expression and the sound when they strike back.
I have enjoyed a lot of the animations in this game as well. The zombie monquistans who get their head's knocked off and then catch them when they get hit had me chuckling. Also, and I've seen it written before, but I love the animation on the Armada soldiers. They move exactly how you would imagine a clockwork soldier to move. Agree about the Drowned Zombies as well.
Also, the skyshark attack where they dive below the ship's deck and pop out underneath you is actually a little freaky. Maybe that's just me, but I have a touch of anxiety waiting for the shark to reappear. Good job, animators!
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I quickly got attached to this game in beta... The storyline is intriguing, the humor throughout is distributed on an immense scale, something for everyone. I see something everyday that makes me chuckle, and constantly see others similar references to things I myself had no clue about. This is literally "EasterEgg101"!!!
The board battle gives us so many alternatives, that battles are a lot of fun, no longer click a square, watch, click a square watch, strategy extends beyond "spell" selection.
I love ship battles, such live realtime game play is new to KI games, and I find myself having a blast, especially when all my pirate cronies get together for a pirate fleet against all that oppose us.. battle. The bad guys last seconds... our nautical, and gold soars...
These are but a few things I love about Pirate101, look forward to seeing more exciting additions/changes in the future.
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Piratey parodies I like to make.
I be a crazy pirate for goodness sake!
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