I like things about Lost Ark. Why would I have invested so much time into this game if I did not?
So in an effort to bring at least one positive thread to this forum, here are the things I like about this game, in no particular order. Real game feedback.
Guardian Raids: Velganos
I like a lot of Guardian Raids in this game, even the gatekeepers. You know the ones I am talking about. The first one at a new tier or continent. Some of them are raging loot bags, like Igrexion, who by the way, is still fun to beat up. But there are some that really demand you work with your team to get the job done, or in a solo instance you obey the mechanics or embrace suffering.
Velganos is my favorite in this category. Velganos is vicious, unpredictable, and even sometimes at your best efforts will make you burn a ticket to respawn. But that is the real challenge with this Guardian. How little can I spend on taking this beast of a boss down? It keeps me coming back! Some days I want to take it easy so I group up and hand over a veritable ass whooping to Night Fox Yoho in a few minutes, but Velganos is always there if I want a fun challenge. This is an example of great boss design.
So it is obviously very popular to hate on the story, and like a normal mob mentality even people who liked the story will say they hated it because they do not want their friends teasing them that they probably also enjoy reading the back of cereal boxes. I am one of the few that actually read every piece of dialogue that was new to me. I did not know what the story was coming into this game, so it was all fresh. And some parts really sparked some emotions and and made me feel immersed in the story. There were some really awesome and likeable characters presented that I am always going to remember. Then there are some that I love to hate, and that is okay too. So yes I am a story enjoyer. Although maybe find a way to have multiple NPCs in one dialogue window in the future! That would be a “positive” change!
There are parts of the story that I liked less than others, but overall majority opinion from myself is that it was good, and at times great. South Vern really takes it to a next level, and even on my second play through of that area, and skipping dialogue, I got chills. it is that good.
It Keeps Me Busy
I work a seasonal job, so I do not do much in the winter, so I appreciate that this game can hold my attention day after day, and give me things to do. How much of it I want to do is totally up to me, and it even has allowances to take a break some days and get a rested bonus. Really though there is so much to do at times it can be overwhelming if you fail to set priorities of what it is you want to accomplish. I know a lot of people just want to raid and raid and get gear and chase power, but this game is way deeper than that, and I suggest that you take the time to enjoy some of the great content in it, outside of solely PVE.
This post is getting really long, but there’s lots more I enjoy, so here is a quick list.
All Martial Artists Classes
The Skins and dying
Crafting and stronghold side grind, and personalization
Increasing levels of power, and tier based Content
Gate of Paradise abyss dungeon (really amazing)
Morai Ruins Dungeon - I would love to see a return to this level of detail put into dungeons
Island hopping - Wow i put time into this and it was so fun!
SOME of the music is so good. The island with the Piano man was so good. Song of Starlight is a real tear jerker. There are others. It is not all hits but some of them are just… Wow.
and so much more.
So before I eat up all the good ones why not tell share below what you like about Lost Ark? What did you enjoy, and what keeps you coming back?
Cheers everyone, I hope you have a great weekend.