As we said the past week, we have are exploring the new Level 70 cap update for Order and Chaos Online. As we said, it really modified some stuff about the gameplay, but the initial impression is not always the best one.
After the update we took our lvl 60 mage called Alimac and started some of the newly presented leveling quests. We also started playing with our warrior, Alimin, to see if the center gameplay was changed. For our mage, we saw that toons are, wholly, weaker. Surely, there are fancy toons with T2 gear and epic weapons passing through the Under Realm and Eternal Frostlund. But if somebody just reached lvl 60 or, like our Alimac, in lesser gear the power decline is big .
The thing that comes out of that is that grinding gets harder, and also a deadlier than before the update. That happened with our mage when we started the new quests by battling lvl 58 mobs and died. They weren’t even bosses. Just mobs.
Undeterred, we decided to re-spec. Our first post-update spec was a Fire build (mainly), with the fire Talent Mastery but with some dipping into the Ice talent tree. But, we reminded ourselves, hybrid builds are at a disadvantage. It’s time to visit a talent tree.
We chose Ice. Why? We want change of pace. Alimac had always favored Fire builds, but now we got frozen. In terms of grinding, there is actually some good things in the Ice tree. Freeze effects and stronger shields were both appealing.
The Ice build is not bad. We have been grinding our way through the Shadow Gate and into the Under Realm with it, and it is a solid grinding build. But, after update, grinding still seems harder than it used to be. The huge XP difference from levels (60 to level 61, and so on) doesn’t help! Really may be slow to grind to level 70.
For Alimin, we were a Battle warrior before and we saw no reason to change this. To us, the lower levels felt pretty much the same. Sure, there is the drop in power, but there are enough easy quests in the leveling zones. Warriors now get Lacerate, Courage, Charge and Swift Strike out of the box, and it was the obvious choice for grinding Battle, right? We have not dropped a single point in Guardian.
We still have not had a chance to really dig into the new crafting skills and recipes. We hear that new update bring an improvement to the new crafting system.
Long story short, the new Order and Chaos Online update seems to be settling in nicely. There are some complaints, but are not there always? In general new update “have something” that is making game interesting again. You agree with us?