[quote name='Darkwolfe' timestamp='1309045540' post='42590']
Is it any good?
Hmmm... I'm not sure I like it. But I'm not gonna ditch it..
The GUI is very confusing in the beginning... Graphics are OK (although bear in mind it is a Java game). The idea of bringing the Battlestar Galactica universe into a MMORPG is awesome. Soundscape? Well, it is not like what we are used to from Enb that is for sure. I did expect that. No one IMHO can match Westwood in that aspect .
And they say it is a free game, but it is not... You can pay RL money to get ahead of the competition. Just like Puzzle Pirates and games like that. I have not yet figured out what it is that you have to pay for. But I'm afraid it is fuel for your boat . I did not spend much time in that menu because I was busy trying just to figure out how to fly my Raptor.
Oh! In the beginning of the game you can choose if you want to fly a Raptor or a Viper.
Raptors can do scouting, EW and mining etc .. Vipers are pure fighting machines as far as I can see.
Later on in game. I do not know when. You can buy additional ships/boats.. I'm not sure if it is for RL money or some kind of credits you have to pay RL money for. E.g. your first ship is a Raptor then you can buy a Viper and vice versa... There are also other ships you can buy.
But go an try it our for yourself. It is a 'free' game
Overall I like the feel of Raptor.. She is a nice boat. You can equip her - AFIK - with all kinds of survey, EW, comms bays and God knows what. And in the noob-setting she can hold her own in firepower. That is why I'm not ready to ditch the game yet. I've always wanted to fly a Raptor!
Also the game seemed sluggish. But it maybe because I played the game on my ASUS EB1501 with an ATOM processor. Will try it out on my laptop which is more powerful, before I make the decision to ditch the game.
Hope this answers your question. But do try it out for yourself. I have only spend an hour in the game.