Hello All! It has been quite a few years since we last used this forum.www.akarraxp.com is back online and ready for use! The current host of the game is Fuzzy and he will be taking over development of the game from this point forward.
I will still be around as a player and to provide knowledge of the editors and game as needed. Great to be seeing you all in game again soon!
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
Liked Buds server initially, he's earnest about creating items and content but I have to say I can't recommend it if you want to play a Fighter. He has something against Fighters in general where he refuses to balance them to be competitive with mage in any respect. All the 50+ warriors I know on the server have told him that warrior has problems but he has refused to budge on this issue.
So DONT play a warrior if you play BudMans server. By lv50 getting exp/money will feel like cutting your own *CENSORED* off with a machete meanwhile Mages will go on completely unfettered in every respect surpassing you with ease. The best thing to hope for is playing with a friend or befriending someone who plays a mage so you can play meat shield for them while they rain down destruction on everything unabated. But they don't need you, they can do that alone if their gameplay is on point.
BudMans reason for why this is ok: He likes that warriors don't have to kite.
He just ignores that not only do they kite in many instances to separate mob packs, but they often have to straight up run against mobs up to 10 levels below them let alone their level or above. And that they die constantly due to having to take blows by the nature of their gameplay- occassionally dieing through burst dmg and stacked dots which are unavoidable as a melee range class.
Any sense he may have he fails to apply to class balance in a holistic sense. He takes warriors and mages in a vacuum and since mages have to kite while warriors have to stand their ground, this justifies turning warriors into a gimped class with little coherence to their gameplay outside of being able to chuck themselves on the ground before mobs feet like a stone statue and hope mobs beat themselves to death on your manliness. You aren't rewarded in anyway for being able to tank a mob, and forget about damage dealing warrior classes/specs- mobs will 1-2 shot you on those. He conveniently ignores that they exist.
Budmans server is great, he strives to keep his players happy and the server is more balanced then any other. Playing there has been the best akarra experience ive had so far Everyone should give it a go!
I would love to start playing again, but there is no servers up and the only people who have apocs server files have gone AWOL. It would have been kind if they had passed on the server data so that way a different person could have hosted. Let me know if you do start one if you have a decent shard.