I've been playing another IRE game for few years and I'm finally thinking about moving to Achaea.
So far, I've chosen my class: Depthswalker. Seems that some of the classes are restricted to certain cities.
What are the current states of the cities/big organisations? I like PvE and PvP. PvP more. And I don't mind RPing, it can be really fun when there's right people.
My goals are to eventually be able to 1v1 people and of course join raiding and bigger group fights. Everything that involves me into combat.
What do you suggest and why? Let me know if you need anything more to know.
Cyrene has the strongest economy out of the other cities, and are good for a more nuanced/less PVP approach - we also tend to be the most newbro-friendly just by dint of numbers and non-PK options. We aren't as 'blood for the blood god' as other cities, but we have a fighting House and a dedicated group of people that commit themselves to successful dueling. (I'm biased here, partially because my character is Cyrenian and @Minifie is acting dumb. )
Hashan is kind of a weird middle-ground. Decent economy, technically factional with some decent combatants thrown in, but the strengths are a little more obscure for me. Beyond the quality of shops there and the individuals I've spoken with, I don't know as much to comment on it. Maybe someone else from there could?
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Ashtan has a pk crowd, but it's more the same group of people fights together all the time. If you don't happen to play at the same time as the group, or one of them goes on vacation, there's no pk.
Hashan and Eleusis pk sometimes but not as regularly as the above three.
Don't join Cyrene for pk unless you're interested in 1v1 only. They don't raid.
RP from city to city varies pretty drastically so you might want to dip toes on alts and try them out to see what you like most.
Of course, everyone loves a new person joining their core raiding group, no matter how elitist they may act A-team. But it is not as simple as just starting up a new character and joining in on all the pvp fun. Getting into the core elite group of a city requires putting some hard work into making yourself indispensable - and most importantly, actually being fun to play with.
tl;dr Status in city raiding group directly correlated with your number of earrings.
You quoted what I said about RP then spoke entirely about PK. I gave a rundown about how I feel about PK. Said alts to see the RP culture and atmosphere. You could argue the same applies, mind you. An alt isn't a perfect measure of the complete RP experience. But you seem to be misinterpreting what I said, since I did not say make an alt to PK (unless you put a lot of time and money into each alt, that is not even possible).
I think I found a city where I want to be at the moment. The first impression is really good and really requires me to RP to get things done.
Reading all these brief explanations of PK behaviour of the cities combined to the IDEA of RP behaviour is really helping + Achaea's website provides some information about the cities. All these hopefully helps other newcomers to choose a place where to start from.
I quoted what you said about alts and spoke entirely about alts in PK. I was just building off your mention of alting. Don't really care about what you said about RP - just wanted to mention my view about alting for PK.
And people make alts for PK all the time with with minimum character investment. It is true that someone legitimately new to the block wouldn't be able to do that, though.
And I misunderstood you! Sorry.
Mhaldor - Dominate the world. Sartan is number 1. Strength through suffering and oppression. Grr
Targossas - Creation must be preserved. The light is our salvation. Cleanse the world of taint. Purge
Ashtan - World gonna end, let's help it along. Oh we also have those sky and war guys. Chaos is cool. Nil
Eleusis - Nature was and is and is everywhere and I am nature and you are nature, so we already won. You can try to harm nature..but nature perseveres...we'll fight you anyway. Arooo
Hashan - Everyone else is mindless zealots and savages. We like the shadows...but arent the shadows...but are the Court of Shadows. We have many esoteric experiments and dark secrets...that even our own citizens dont know about. Poof
Cyrene - fighting is so droll. Shop till you drop. Fashion is where it is at. Live life to your fullest. We have an achaean version of starbucks. YOLO
But in truth, find officials or members of a city and ask them some questions about it. Very few would object to 'teach' you their ways.