Yesterday, I started to experiment with the Japanese servers, since I discovered that they’re 1) free to play until level 50, and 2) have 4.5 installed. What does this mean? Aethertech!
Nandina is only level 21 at this point, but Aethertech is a LOT of fun to play. (Fun aside, a two-shot kill of Hamerun felt GOOD. xD)
It’s all bashing and smashing and kicking in teeth. I know someone (Sniff, I’m looking at you) that may have fun with it. However, I’m also learning that there’s a lot of other interesting things. The culture of the server is very different. I’m really curious about the PVP on there, and (despite my horrible 200-300ms ping) I’m considering on pushing past level 50- possibly paying for short day passes to use on the occasional weekend with the intention to see how PVP runs on there.
I’ll probably have more observations as they’re up. I’ll probably post some highlights from my streams recently as well. The primary reason I ended up stopping, though, is because of my love-hate relationship with Verteron. I’ll survive, though. Nandina’s in Eltnen now! But I really feel the drive of my Riess calling back to me.