Side A : http://forum.neocron.com/showthread.php?t=131194
Now for the flip side...
Downloaded the client a few days ago not because I was planning to use it at the time but just becasue I though might be handy to have for the future as i didnt intent to play at some point. the download speed was stupidly slow about 4k/sec but i left it going overnight and went to bed muttering about crap server hosting :)
Side A forum post (see above link) was made on the forum and I was surprised about the amount of intrest it got.
Despite thinking is was a bad idea yesterday I registered for a NC2 trial account. Reason I though it was a bad idea was just becase of the initial quality of some pages and from what I had read here. But i was itching to get back in NC, WoW it great and near perfect but it lacks the FPS that only NC has.
I registered with NC very smoothly for my trial account, wasnt expecting for it too be hard. Then im forwarded to the Click2Pay site, no im not a member to i click register. Few minor problems here, overlapping input boxes, radio buttons with no text with them look very amatuar and having home phone number as a required field when you click to contioue even tho the page says it isnt a required field. But all in all the pages processes very quickly with no problems, the click2pay site pulled most of the information needed form my NC trial application so i didnt have to re-enter it and the registration process finished and i was expecting to have to fill in more details about my NC trial but that wasnt the case, job done. I recieved email straght away confirming my click2pay account and another confirming my NC subscription.
I was really suprised at how easy it was after i actually started to do it, and no problems registring my CC.
Next I click the play NC button in the launcher, it downloaded 3 patches quite quickly tho i didnt see the actual speed, its wasnt 4k/sec tho :)
Launch game.. woohoo, getting there... in the char creation screen was the first NC problem that I noticed, it was to dark. I could hardly see what I was doing but I dont know it this can be changed before you get ingame it proberly can and tbh its a minor thing.
into the training atm, nice addition from nc1 for ppl to learn the ropes and again only one problem i found was that woman who talk you around the training area was to quite aganist the backgroud music, you cant turn her up and the music down.
stayed in the training breifly then went into the main NC game, TBH it looks the same as NC1 but with a new RPOS graphics, I am told that all/most of the changes are under the hood so ill just have to accept that NC2 is different :) so far ive noticied a snow effect which im sure nc1 didnt have, and its nice touch :). my first thing i wanted to do was get in the ingame forums and find a clan... easier said than done... there are ALOT of dead clans in the database which made finding and active clan in my faction VERY hard. After THREE fatual crashes putting me to my desktop using the ingame forums (i think they had somit to do with using the forums back button, but i havent had any apart from those since then) I decided to look for someone online and bend there ear a bit :)
after a few mins lookign a found a guy that didnt mind speaking to me for a bit, he said that the player population runs at about 300-350 on terra which i though was unbelievely low, but he told me that if you know where to go you can still find teams and pvp without much hassle, so that was good atleast. after a bit of exploring I relised that there really isnt alot of ppl about which i dont like as i love to team play but might get better after i lvl a bit :)
i logged out and decided to email NC support about getting my old NC1 chars moved, since why lvl to cap again if you can get them moved :) they replyed to me within 24hours im sure might have been 48, with the responce off after you have finished the trial contact us with your old nc1 account name and well get them moved. TBH I think thats a fair request since you dont want to me messing about with char moves and then find the person didnt even finish the trial and pay for the game etc, so hopefully ill get my chars moved in a few days.
last point is the community, over the last few days ive spoken to random ppl, asking them questions etc and everyone has been very friendly which is nice.
Now we come to the point of this post a few hours later :)...
I was very put off registering for NC2 and comming back for all the reasons stated above. But, now ive actually done it myself, alot of the things i thought would cause me hassle have actually gone very smooth, and I think that if your thinking about signing up that you should just do it and take your chances, you can see from the forum that some ppl have problems but i think maybe thos are the exception.
I decided that I would post this follow up post because i did slate NC2/Click2Pay in my first post and it would be unfair not to show that things arnt always as they seem.
anyway if youve read this fair well done, now go for a toilet break :)
Laters ppl. (appologies about grammer/spelling i cant be arsed re-reading all the above :)