Giant Robots. Lots of giant robots, as Perpetuum Online does for the early Mechwarrior games what Eve Online has done for the old-school space-ships game Elite.
I always thought I was going to be an Eve Online lifer - but the recent changes to the game to bring in MicroTransactions has made me wonder if that's going to change. If it was just PLEX for ISK (as per now) or PLEX for decorative items, I really have no problem.
(PLEX is an item you buy for real money, and can then trade for either game-time or sell in-game to other players for Eve's in-game currency, ISK.)
Unfortunately, rumours abound that CCP are planning to allow people to buy faction standings and skill-points for real money and, for me, that is an instant game over. So, future-proofing myself, I've decided to have a bit of a look at Perpetuum Online.
It has much of importance in common with Eve. Skill training is time based rather than grind based, and there's a comfortable mix of PVP and PVE. It will also by all appearances be hosting an awful lot of Eve Online players.
The game has a 15 day trial period, so it should provide plenty of opportunity to have a good look around before deciding whether or not I want to jump ship... at least for the time-being. Reviews have been mixed, to be honest, but they have been mixed for Eve as well and that's a game I love to bits - so I think it comes down to just having to try it and see.
The download is occurring now - 12% of a 438mb download. I'm quite looking forward to it.
"Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?"