Cyahnii Sternblume wrote:
Yes Nexus is a seamless openworld, after the tutorial areas, until you change continents where there will be a loading screen. On the average play through, if you're taking your time, you'd probably only see loading screens two to three times in around 18 hours of play just because of starting the game (not including instant travel use, entering pvp raids or dungeons and even then they should only be 3-5 second loading screens.) If you're a fast leveler, you may see one more when you get to around level 35 I think and you move zones from Alizar to Farside and then again at level 40 when you go to Wildrun and Malgrave.
I am a fast leveler, usually. I think as I return to MMOs this time around I'll take my time and not race to level cap. I always say that though, so we'll see how it pans out, haha.
I've been reading the lore posts in "roleplay resources", it's interesting stuff. Right now I'm mulling over the idea of rolling a cassian-raised granok for my first character - taken at a young age and kept in a containment unit a la Species 2, if you ever seen it. Just trying to get all my ducks in a row so I don't contradict any established lore.
I'm not thrilled about all the "magic" talk I'm seeing there to be honest though, I thought this game's lore was much more rooted in sci-fi than fantasy but it seems to be about an even mix of both. It's hard to find an MMO without some manner of magic/sorcery or elves/orcs...but oh well. That's just a personal preference, I'm sure many prefer the technology/magic combo. Playing a granok seems like it'll help me skirt alot of that stuff anyway.
Thanks much for the replies and input, it's appreciated.