I have gone ahead and got this. Personally I think it's a great game. I did get a lot of matchmaking problems, from trying to find a game, to 3 people dropping out instantly. I even got a few cases where I had executed someone only for the server to reconnect me, only to find the person I just executed to be very much alive and end up killing me. Mildly infuriating. But despite all of those problems I still found myself coming back for more punishment.
I have grown to love the Warlord, and even got to Prestige 1 level 10 during the open beta. It suits my lack of skill and slow reflexes perfectly. Come face to face with a pro-rochi? I'll just use my full block and headbutt you following up with a stab. Didn't like that did you? Yeah, that's right you run off and I'll keep zone A for myself. Another great tactic I used, that once I unlocked the bear trap skill I would stand on the edge of a bridge or cliff and set the trap just in front of me (making sure I didn't end up standing in it), then waited for someone who thinks they have an easy push of the edge (especially Raiders). They would then get caught in the trap and have 0 stamina, giving me a good chance to get in a few big hits before they realise they have no stamina. I also tried the Berserker with their infinite combos (if done correctly), but I was already in the mindset of blocking, and they have limited block which I couldn't adapt to. I'm hoping the Valkyrie is fun to play too as I think I might enjoy playing as her.
There is also the "story" mode as well which I have seen very very little of bar a cutscene. Going to be interesting to see how it works. I think you play as one class from each faction during their campaign part. But I'm hoping there is a little wiggle room to choose different characters, maybe after you complete it?
Looking forward to this, shame I won't get to have a good playthrough with it until Wednesday though!
So... I may have accidentally bought this twice? Anyone fancy buying a code off me for the Gold Edition?
I'm sure a reasonable discount can be arranged (punishment for my own stupidty shall we say)
How much you asking?