I was always skeptical of the Matrix Online. But then again I am a fine purveyor of the MMO market, I have an unquenchable desire to play them, to covet personal experience to boldly face my friends and not just say that a MMO sucks, but WHY it sucks. And with this comes the suspicions I have of any game on the market that refuses to have a friendly "14 Day Trial" kind of program, which this didn't. But now it has an outlet and the client is almost done updating and a full rundown will commence later.
I have lurked on their Official site a long time, cruisin in the forums and what not and was surprised that the game is not dead. It seems that it has declined to the point were the people left CARE about the game, atempt RPing and people even ACTUALLY attend player events. They even just got a brand new zone that boasts FFA-PvP which sounds very entertaining. Not to mention the community thats left seems very helpful and involved. The storyline of the game is shaped by these dev sanctioned events that will have a major story figure that you must assist your side in winning. Then whatever happens the story is changed appropriately.
I was plesantly surprised by all this info and am hoping the game is at least half decent, because with all this fun engaging sounding shiz behind it I really would like to be involved.
Ah and to get your free trial you visit a dev supported MySpace page a fan has made to help advertise the community. Not to mention its one hell of nice page! Hope you peeps out there give it a once over, MMOs change so much over time, maybe its time to give this one another roll.
And the link to the page is........http://www.myspace.com/mxospace
chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
The mission system is very easy to follow, a symbol on the hud that shows the direction your headed and how far its away is very nice indeed! The archaic animation system that the game was buffeted with in its release state has been cleaned up very well.
The only issue I have with it is a problem I have with alot of earlier MMOs, the character menus are not very friendly to one not versed in MMO. If a new player comes to say WoW and opens your inv everything has large windows and helpful pictures for items abilities and what not. For some strange reason many MMOs took a long time to figure out that not just code hungry nerds play these things. That could be diffrent for this Matrix one though...hmm...an interesting thought.
I will figure out how to do some nice screenshotties and post them later, I think I may stick around and actually pay for this one. It is nice the trial account counts as the game so if you want to continue playing you just have to setup a pay method and your good!
chair to Creation and then suplex the Void.
Wow. The combat looks really great. Also, it looks like there are still Rogue programs in sight of the Humans.
Watching this vid makes me think I'm watching some gunkata at some points.
If you sent the MySpace an emaili should have given ya the link. If not let me dig up the link....
This is the link location for the launcher http://thematrixonline.station.sony.com/jackin/
And here to create a station id https://account.station.sony.com/
They explain it as the bluepills assuming that the exile programs are just run-of-the-mill gangmembers. I can't remember seeing any hackers or programmers out in public, they're usually in the mission maps.
Thats cool and wierd at the same time. But the idea that a dev is playing them is great! Instead of right clicking say, Ghost and him giving you the same line over and over and always being in the same spot, you could run into him randomly and actually say "Hey man, whats up" and you would actually get a response!
I'll probably mix MxO and LOTRO over spring break, just 2 more days until I get to do nothing for a whole week.
how i remember this one
if I remember right, on that myspace page there is a guy named TheSorrows
his previous myspace was adorned with this quiz proclaiming he was a "dark unicorn"
he also partakes in stalking women
It doesn't really surprise me when you see people like this involved with a Matrix community. My favorite are the people who try to 'delve deeper' into the Matrix Universe. It's really not complicated theology or anything, and there are literally whole communities dedicated towards it too.
But saying theres a creep on someones Myspace page is like saying theres black bits in pepper. And the myspace page is rather new, they just got permission to start being an official hander of trials. And this page is run by a female player...so I dunno what thats about.
What do i do? Go around beating up hoodlums untill I get a call from a Merv agent?
How are you confused? Go to the myspace page, send e-mail. Wait a few buisness hours then follow the links in the e-mail.
I'm also wondering what I should put in the subject/body? Just 'I would like a free trial'?
yeah they host events that change the story depending on how the events happen.
If ya want, its the one I'm on at least lol.
Actually in the small areas that are the "towns" that have vendors there are contacts for the diff factiosn, but you do have to run the reg missions until lvl 5, where you get a a contact for the other 2 factions if you want to persue them officially.
I am level 6 now. I did all the missions for Mercury, and i still only have Zion on my phone.
Make Oddjob187 your friend while i sit around watching level 50 Kung Fu and Akido masters throw down here a telephone booth.
Yea I learned that last night. I'm level 8 now. Once I finished all of the Zion intro quests the machines and the merv contacted me.
Its awesome watching all these level 50's throw down their Gun Fu and stuff.