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Project: Gorgon is a 3D fantasy MMORPG (massively-multiplayer online role-playing game) that features an immersive experience that allows the player to forge their own path through exploration and discovery. We won't be guiding you through a world on rails, and as a result there are many hidden secrets awaiting discovery. Project: Gorgon also features an ambitious skill based leveling system that bucks the current trend of pre-determined classes, thus allowing the player to combine skills in order to create a truly unique playing experience.

The Project: Gorgon development team is led by industry veteran Eric Heimburg. Eric has over a decade of experience working as a Senior and Lead Engineer, Developer, Designer and Producer on successful games such as Asheronís Call 1 and 2, Star Trek Online and other successful Massively Multiplayer Online Games.



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    Update Discussion: September 20, 2019

    The update notes are here: https://forum.projectgorgon.com/show...tember-20-2019

    Discussion is in this thread! But please remember to report any bugs through the in-game reporting system so we can track them.
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    Liking the review of combat refresh and how the different armors work. I was just yesterday looking for a list of sidebar abilities to figure out the combat skill ones also. Thanks for the instant gratification!
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    The upgraded combat refresh is very nice. I didn't really think combat refreshes were too weak honestly, but the buff is quite dramatic (Especially for leather). I don't think it's worth going out of your way to build specifically to upgrade your combat refresh, but it certainly makes it more important/useful to use a combat refresh each 15 seconds. I don't think it'll be super useful in higher level combat but it will certainly makes things much easier for lower level players. At high levels it's still nice since it's like having another firstaid/armor patch (And a much better one at that) but combat is too fast for it to matter too much outside of heavy stalling.

    The armor sets are an interesting idea, but a little disappointing since they just seem like another combat refresh (Or a buff to combat refresh). I think it would have been an interesting opportunity for a more passive effect that fit each armor type. Something that seems a bit off too is that both leather and metal's set effects are related to survivability, but the leather effect seems significantly better than metal's. I could see metal's being more useful if the player had a very small max armor pool compared to their health pool (So it would be easy to have no armor but still have a lot of health), but metal armor gives you the most armor points! I don't really think it's a big deal, but I think it would have made more sense if leather's set bonus was related to damage dealing or maybe evasion while metal's was focused on survivability via regeneration or mitigation.

    Some of the new generic mods are pretty neat. I can see that there's a little push for some sort of "Combat refresh" centered build by combining organic armor's set bonus with the combat refresh mods, but I can't see it being terribly useful without heavy mitigation to back it up. The mod that causes basic attacks to restore power could potentially be quite helpful in the right hands. The mod that reduces enemy rage attack damage is pretty hilarious and would be really nice support for groups on builds with an AoE nice attack. There's quite a lot of mods for healers which is really interesting, the ones that give armor regeneration and damage reduction to minor healing look especially useful! I would definitely like to see some healing builds with some generic mods splashed in. I know a lot of people are allergic to generic mods, but for healers I think this is worth the effort.
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    Fist aid has been fubared. Amazing and astounding kits (the only two recipes in first aid) now require that you learn all precious first aid kit recipes in toolcrafting, but then, does not recognize either the Master first aid kit recipe (toolcradting level 35), nor any of the master first aid kits made with the master first aid kit recipe.

    Bug reports filed before yesterday's patch, but no fix implemented, so the bug still exists.

    Oops

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    Combat refresh is nice. Helps fix some power issues that crept up last patch and extends fights a bit since it's sometimes better to hit your combat refresh earlier (lessening your immediate damage) in order to be able to use it a second time during a pull/fight.

    Would be nice if flowers (single flowers + bouquets) got a slight boost to make up for this though.

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    Ok so I might have given Jack some bad information in game. Necro and priest gear drops aren't fixed after your hotfix Sunday morning. I could have sworn that I got a drop (on priest/fire, with priest mods) earlier in the day, but just went through 2 hourlong gk runs on necro/knife with absolutely no necro mods on gear. Priest/druid in my group had a similar issue re: priest gear/mods.

    EDIT: Priest drops are now working, can't confirm necro but they should be.

    The generic mods are really increasing the opportunity cost associated with shamanic armor. These mods are kinda 1/3-1/2 of the power of a normal mod, but it's great to have the option, esp on pieces that don't have good shamanic options (weapon slot with core attack damage in particular).

    Hassium availability feels about right. It's not a tulip/fae mysotis situation, they're still quite rare, but if you spend enough time in gaz you'll find a few (speaking of, giff level 80 winter set). I believe that the barter isn't intended to be used regularly, but 7 per hassium is really, really bad. At the "worst of times" glowy yellows go for 1k each, and you're barely going to get 7k profit after hunting down that motherlode. That makes these things a net loss, unless metal awesome and above starts selling for 200% value price. I don't think your average joe or even a wealthy person skilling will want to pay 600c per awesome slab in the long term. 5 crystals per hassium would be much more appropriate.

    The set bonuses are great, but there might be an issue related to getting more than one combat refresh. I've had situations where I received three in a row. I'm sorry I can't provide more information than that, but if anyone else is experiencing this please confirm. It's been happening on all three sets I used regularly this weekend.

    Motherlode physics is wonderful!!! I did 150 motherlodes in Ilmari this weekend and not a single one got stuck in a hill, and I never died after mining one (this happened when you got stuck in it). I'll do Kur sometime this week and try to get the motherlodes stuck in mountains.

    Thanks for the ice magic ring... ice magic kind of needed some love.
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    I only tested the cloth set combat refresh boost out so far, and it feels great.

    Eventually I'll test organic armor with tanking. I hope as levels go up it remains possible to obtain each type of armor via drops. I do agree that this buff makes the flower effect weaker, and I'm not sure how I feel about the bard song that increases armor from combat refresh. On one hand, more combat refreshes will be used, on another before it's effect was like a full set of plate on the player, now its like... just the armor from an organic set, oozing with snail slime in song form.

    As far as the new endurance mods go-- I really like them and some of my builds will need to change to add them in.

    But onto mentalism. Phrenology, to me, is something roughly as hard as unlocking Battle Chem and it opens up more options for Psych and Ment. It takes the psych/ment combo and makes it something very powerful, assuming the player is willing to put in the time to grind out the skill (elf being the hardest). The biggest downside is running into something that resist psych, and then you are just in trouble which I think is good.

    The phrenology and critical heals are neat, and if I'm reading it correctly, heals here refers to power, health and armor, which is rad. It's hard for me to notice these things working because I don't use a dedicated healer setup, my build is more like... side healer who is really a DPS. If the critical damage mod gets renamed to critical ability, that miiight clear up some things.


    Phrenology, psych, and ment at a very high level becoming too powerful is tricky. I can't agree or disagree with that. I like the idea of skills that requires a lot of work but have a good pay off (but not like Lycan!) A lot of people see psych/ment, try and it and the cool downs make it an absolute struggle, and it's abandoned before its perfected. Or I've seen people get frustrated how their damage goes from a god to nothing depending on the mob-type. I think the niche and randomness is good. You can't fully rely on the ability to blow things away. In a group though, the cool downs make careful pulling (or careful rounding up every mob) a boon where it melts faces with a huge cool down.

    But I'm judging phrenology at a cap of 50, and not 80. I don't know at which point it becomes too much, but a mob can only be so-dead and it's not like psych and ment have a lot of AOEs to make it an OP farming build. But it is awesome at single targets. Is it the frequency or size of the crits that are a problem? Going to spit ball some ideas: A forced critical cool-down would be bad and un-fun. Having phrenology govern the crit rate critical hit damage might be too simple, because it would feel like the player just stumbled onto the setup vs sought it out. If something must be done, making player critical damage an echo effect that triggers after 5-seconds could be a good middle ground. The player would likely still get the same damage dealt on bosses, but would not be able to solo elites. I think best overall solution would be via content-- just make sure you mix properly resistant mobs throughout humanoid-populations.
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    Just as a note about Mentalism/Psychology crits, I think a simple idea that could make psychology/mentalism a bit more fun for beginners and avoid scaling too high would be to give all players a base crit chance without phrenology, but to reduce the amount of crit chance you gain from phrenology.

    One iffy problem I've noticed is that some beginners get confused about crits with mentalism/psychology and ask things like "What's my crit chance" or "How do I crit?", because it's implied that there should be some base critical hit chance when there is none. What causes this confusion is that you can get mods to boost critical damage on mentalism and psychology at very low levels, far before players should even have phrenology. If players started with some crit chance then these mods would make much more sense at low levels and alleviate some of the early frustration with the skills. To compensate phrenology would give less crit chance, but then this would allow for the skill's cap to be raised.

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    LOVE the "survivabilty" stuff! Made a decent set of Leather armor attuned to nothing and got amazing results!

    TOO bad surviving means nothing with the respawn rates I have encountered and the Agro ranges. What used to be a fight in Kur by Lamashu is now GUARANTEED death!
    - I USED to be able to run around and collect items...NOW I have stuff spawning as I stand by the campfire and attacking!
    - The refresh rates are amazing on the armor set I crafted and wore - 5 pieces of it! The set gives me 94 Cold protection at a loss of 200 Armor BUT the refreshes are great.
    - However when ARGO is now further than I can see with normal settings I get agro at roughy 90 meters! The Agro is so bad that I STOOD in Kur town by the fire and had 5 different mobs attack me with no one around! At Lamashu I would get Agro'd by a Howl in places I had just killed and could see nothing around.
    - Respawns are insane!!! I can stand to refresh in many places and get attacked BEFORE food refreshes take place! On stuff I just killed with no other players around. Longer fights I have gotten swarmed by enemies respawning before I could kill off all 3 or so enemies.

    Tonight I went to Kur by Lamashu...I could handle 2-3 mobs there but having several extra Agro's and spawns every battle was too much! NOTHING as far as I could see - attack monster - kill it but the extra 2-7 coming in from nowhere was insane!!!. I got swarmed by 4 wolves at the campfire while standing and warming up, 7+ in other areas!!!

    Spawns are so insane that I can fight up to 2-3 "Manglers" at the same time in Elt. BUT the really insane part is that I can wait for minutes AFTER I kill something for it to respawn and then get swarmed from behind from mobs that were not there 1 second before. BUT that same mob will respawn as soon as I turn my back on where it was without standing around to wait.

    Om another note - I just had to authenticate that I was a Steam member. AGAIN!!!

    AND yet on another note, my game is now losing focus while I do things!!!! I will be running or flying or fighting AND suddenly nothing!!!! I will have to click somewhere without an "object" to reconnect! NICE if flying or running, but DEATH when I suddenly have to re-focus in hard fights! THAT jump you just did you watch yourself come to a sudden stop mid-jump and plummet! 20 minutes of trying to jump up from the bottom of Wolf cave in Kur was more than enough to get me to give up. I would either miss the jump or stop mid-jump or just suddenly take a step backwards. I never got further than the first jump upwards or the first "bridge' jump without failing miserably. MY "ping" was under 100 at all times.

    Later...the last couple of days are making me reconsider gaming period.



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