Posted by: tsubaki | August 8, 2008

AO’s Stamina System destroys gameplay

In my opinion, Atlantica Online is already perfect. Then the GMs had to fuck it all up by introducing the Stamina System, which has nothing to do with how much you can run, but how you can grind. You are limited to 100 battles a day, and gaining back Stamina Points is a pain in the ass to do so.

They have officially fucked the game for everyone. Korean Atlantica Online doesn’t even have this bullshit. Check out the forums. Even before it got implemented everyone knew it would totally kill the game.

The Stamina system is a new addition to Atlantica being tested during the second round of the closed beta.  Players are given a Stamina score when they start playing Atlantica each day, and that number declines with each battle players fight against monsters.  Having to watch over this score adds another element for players to manage, bringing more depth to the game.

It also encourages players to get more involved in the greater Atlantica Online community.  You can slow your Stamina loss by taking part in a Guild and the Town and Nation element of Atlantica.  Being a Mentor to other players will help you build points that can deter a flagging Stamina.  And being victorious in some player-versus-player battles will even replenish your Stamina.

Here are some other notable elements of the Stamina system:

  • Every day at 6 a.m. Pacific Daylight Saving Time (PDT), your Stamina score will reset: to 100, for players at Level 50 and below; to 50, for players at Level 51 and above.
  • Fighting a single battle reduces your Stamina by 1.
  • When your Stamina runs out, you cannot gain any more Experience Points or Items.
  • If fighting among a party, only the player who started the battle will lose Stamina by 1.
  • Stamina is not affected during combat with Guilds or in Nation Dungeons, and therefore players can obtain Experience Points and Items even if their Stamina score is 0.
  • A victory in a Free League battle will increase your Stamina by 3.
  • Boost your score with a Stamina Drink, obtained from the NPC Pointry located in Rome using Mentor Points.
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Responses

  1. Epic Failure!!!!

  2. Yes it is fucking lame. They made Americans and Euros guinea pigs. I suppose they are afraid we will rape circles around their game because we tend to be better players than those in asian countries. What they obviously don’t know is we also have higher gaming standards. Oh well, all is not lost. There are many great games being released in the next few months (Warhammer Online, Spore, Fallout 3, amongst others).

  3. BTW you should submit this blog as “My Atlantica Adventures Pt.2” contest.


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