*Giant pink glowing katanas sold separately.In between selecting whatever option would get Max off my screen long enough to do something in this game, I killed slugs. I would randomly receive a party invite and reject it immediately until I found out why. The absolutely crowded game has so few creatures to kill that it is impossible to progress by yourself. A few seconds later, I accepted the next party invite to come my way and basically sat in a corner while everyone else killed slugs. My antics would not last forever as after leveling up six times and gaining a few thousand Noah (the game's currency) , I received a swift kick in the ass and out of the group.
As I sauntered to town I noticed that I somehow completed two quests and after turning them in for very little experience, I decided to upgrade my equipment. I encased myself with [Leather Pants of Sexiness +3] and grabbed two rusted swords to get ready for my next challenge: bandicoots.
Before I could bludgeon a bandicoot with my blunt sword I received another invite to a group. To make sure I didn't help, I ran around aimlessly so that it appeared I contributed to the group. My plan went off without a hitch until my party disappeared, leaving me with no way of locating them. Lonely and forced to actually play, I clicked from bandicoot to bandicoot and noticed that even though my character held two swords, he only swung one of them most of the time. I didn't care enough to figure out why and just continued to click on things until they died.
I never got to fight any giant pissed off snowman. That would have actually made this game interesting.
Knight Online World is full of so many blatant annoyances I am surprised anyone, even stupid, plays. Not only did Max make me want to go out and find a kid that looked like him to strangle but every thirty seconds some giant yellow text popped up to give me a useless tip.
Another little annoyance is how my character moved around in the game. I could either use the WASD keys to move or just click and my character would try unsuccessfully to get to his destination. I honestly lost count of how many times he got stuck in a wall, plant, or fountain.
The only city in the game is crowded with player merchants selling expensive junk and spamming the chat channels. I tried to buy a sword from some guy but since he didn't speak English and I didn't understand what "can helli can????" meant, I decided to just close the game instead.
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