Skyforge 2020 Impressions
So people often ask me what I think of Skyforge. Honestly, I haven’t played nearly as much of it as I probably could have, but the same can be said for the majority of MMOs. These days I just don’t have time to dedicate to more than one or two MMOs at any given time.
But 2020 just started, and I thought it’d be a good opportunity to go back and look at some of the better MMOs out there. So I went ahead and reached out to My.games and asked if they wouldn’t mind essentially sponsoring a late-game look at the game by providing me with a max level character.
That way I can jump right in and talk about the content that I participated in. That way I don’t spend half the video talking about the leveling process.
The reason I wanted to do a video now, specifically, was because a brand new update was just rolled out. I spoke about it in my last Weekly Byte of MMORPG News video, but in essence, it adds new content in the form of Reaper invasions.
The Reapers of Death are monsters resurrected from Thanatos, the God of Death, not to be confused with his cousin, Thanos.
There are various types of Invasions going on at any given time. I think there were about.. 9 or 10 when I was logged in playing earlier. Each invasion varies quite significantly in difficulty – and it’s generally recommended you group up with and furthermore tackle the invasions in a group.
I’m an idiot and wanted to try the content out myself. So I’m sure you can guess what I did first – If you guessed “Stix went to tackle the most difficult content in the game by fighting one of the most powerful Gods in existence.. alone,” then you’d be right.
But I bet none of you thought I’d have the balls to do that. Okay in all honesty, I didn’t even know that was what I clicked. I saw the ship and wanted to see what it was. I got on to the ship and saw my first monster – which had 25G HP.
I have no idea how much HP that is but in the several minutes of fighting it.. it never lost more than .1% – yup, I was that outclassed.
After my repeated failures on Thanatos’ ship, I came to the realization that maybe I just wasn’t supposed to be there.. alone.. with a lack of gear, and only a basic understanding of my class.
I went and participated in other forms of content so I could at least get a better grasp of my class – which I ended up deciding on the dual wielding Slayer by the way, totally my kinda class, but I wanted to keep this mostly centered around the Reaper Invasions, since that’s what the update was about.
I’ll admit, at times the Invasions were incredibly difficult. I died repeatedly – but I know this is partly due to me going into them solo. When Mrs Stix and I did Invasions in the past, or at the very least missions in the past, I’d die but she’d always end up surviving.
But then she always played tank classes while I opted for DPS, because I like killing things. And there are tons of Reaper’s to kill. I’d pull several groups at once and every so often I’d emerge victorious, but man they hit hard.
I didn’t really know what I was expecting. I’m well aware that the combat in Skyforge is quite well done – I’ve never had any issues with it. I feel it’s probably some of the better action combat out there, and my class in specific was a blast to play as.
I’ve played Skyforge in the past, Mrs Stix and I played it last year when we played through another recently released update – the Grovewalker one? Or something akin to that. I just never expected it to be as difficult as it currently is – don’t get me wrong though. Its difficulty is what makes it fun and totally worth doing.
It always sucks to see content that is far too easy to complete.
There seems to be quite a bit of content to do from what I’ve seen later on in the game. While yes, the newest update introduced the Reaper Invasions along with new Seasonal Challenges that included new rewards, that isn’t all there is to the game.
There is a plethora of content to make your way through, 18 pretty unique classes that you can swap between at any time – which is honestly more than I really know what to do with, and.. well I stayed outta the PvP. I had my ass handed to me last time I tried that – my pride is still a little hurt.
The combat is still incredibly fun to play through and graphically – this is probably the best looking Sci-fi MMO I’ve ever played. You really need to get out into the world and begin exploring to appreciate exactly how good it looks.