First off... I am not ranting, well trying not to anyway. I have been into MMO since UO. While this is far from the most difficult MMO I have seen this one is WAY behind what I have come to expect from a new game.
There is nearly NO new player help, and with a community that is silent at all hours I have been on this does not help at all. I have seen no means to add a chat tab which boggles the mind. Since my first attempt to find help was to join a help channel in a new tab to chat and ask questions. To my surprise there seems to be no method to add a tab and I can only assume there are no chat channels for something of this nature. I have no idea why it was done the way it is but this is something that should be put in and automatically add new players to this channel.
So my first source for help was non-existent I of course move on the my next source, official forums. Which there are none of... VSOH tried this and failed in part due to it (I said "in part"). With no means to find a centralized source of knowledge that leaves me to Google, which I found this forum of course. Problem with relying on fan sites is that the knowledge that I would seek is spread across the web and not in one easy to find place. Most players do not bother with official forums and fewer yet will put forth the effort to seek fan sites out.
I really want to like this game, from what I can tell I think I would like it, seems to have a very open play style, not quite a sandbox but parts of each, no clue what end game will be like but I see no PVP and not sure how well it would work anyway. for the moment I am putting forth loads of effort to figure out what to do, I ask in /shout loads of times get no answer on stuff and just do trial and error since I am tried of looking for the answer via the web. I am broke, have no idea why leves I did yesterday are still in my journal but greyed out. Wasted money on carpenter tools and did not have enough money to get the botany off had tool. I have figured out the macro system (no thanks to ingame mechanics) and once I discovered that the servers are laggin badly figured out why my combat seemed so sluggish. So until the servers are fixed I will stick around at least until I am sick and tired of banging my head in the wall trying to figure things out alone.
So if you are on Bodhum and clueless feel free to hit me up and maybe we can figure it out together, also I have a vent if anyone cares to chat there while wandering around killing things and chopping trees... at least until I have enough to get my scythe, then we can harvest the weeds as well perhaps.
Dazed, lost, and confused as **** in Bodhum
AKA Igax Snow