The Island of Thain
A Neverwinter Nights Persistent World
| Home | FAQ | Forum | News |

 

Welcome
Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]
Chatbox
You must be logged in to post comments on this site - please either log in or if you are not registered click here to signup


Alanonas
06:33:17 PM 12/10/18
Tonight be like:

-Clickedy-

Kagali
05:33:42 PM 12/10/18
She shall be named "Atsillak".

Squidget
03:50:13 PM 12/10/18
Time to make a nice PC...

Eijji
02:09:43 PM 12/10/18
awww cute!

Falkala
02:06:37 PM 12/10/18
He's basically a big gangster teddy bear.

Eijji
01:44:10 PM 12/10/18
Barakka I just saw your picture you look straight gangster man.

barakka
01:06:45 PM 12/10/18
It's like he sat unexpectedly on a stalagmite though I suppose hanging out with a drow can be similar.

Payne
01:03:32 PM 12/10/18
He spends far too much time with a Drow that keeps causing bad things to happen!

barakka
12:50:03 PM 12/10/18
Payne, why your dwarf gotta look so grumpy?

Oberon
12:49:16 PM 12/10/18
So that's what that was...



Forums
The Island of Thain :: Forums :: Off-Topic :: Other Games
 
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>
Crowfall: MMO - Throne War Simulator
Go to page   <<      
Moderators: The Site Master, Squidget, Bonesly, Cuchuwyn, Ogreman007, Vaedryan, Dogbert, Inq_Damocles, Falkala, Payne, jewwe, scratch_flannigan, Tuckerr99, ChaoticDrow
Author Post
AmberOfDzu
07:08:14 PM 01/08/17

Registered Member #279
Joined: 11:17:59 AM 09/25/04
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 5449
I try to stay up to date on upcoming games I track, but this one's been off my radar (since it's so heavily pvp focused). It's made quite a lot of progress and has entered pre-alpha testing.

Here's a link to their Testing Forums where the test periods are described.

One has to be a backer to get into the testing, and it's not trivially cheap.

I am not in this, I like games to be a little further along before I buy in, but some of your might find it worthwhile, or just like to see how far along they've come.

Here's TheLazyPeon's first impressions video from about two months ago.


[ Edited 07:14:02 PM 01/08/17 ]
Back to top
AmberOfDzu
08:54:15 AM 01/09/17

Registered Member #279
Joined: 11:17:59 AM 09/25/04
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 5449
Also, the Guinecean Duelist is awesome. Here's some official intro footage. This might be the most clever stealth system I've ever seen.
Back to top
JamesGoblin
10:24:32 AM 01/09/17

Registered Member #23980
Joined: 10:40:56 PM 01/25/16
Posts: 23
Yeah, little rodents are awesome! Here's how it looks from player's point of view.

My name is Goblin. James Goblin.
Back to top
AmberOfDzu
06:59:53 AM 04/03/17

Registered Member #279
Joined: 11:17:59 AM 09/25/04
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 5449
Crowfall recently had a weekend where players could build test Eternal Kingdoms.

Crowfall - Eternal Kingdoms: An Overview

I have fixed feelings about this upcoming game. It sounds really good mechanically, but the heavy emphasis on the PvP Sandbox and railroading crow/vessal concept fall a bit flat with me. Others may really love it.
Back to top
JamesGoblin
11:35:43 AM 04/03/17

Registered Member #23980
Joined: 10:40:56 PM 01/25/16
Posts: 23
If you allow me to make a veeery slightly off-topic suggestion - here's an Imgur album with lots of Crowfall fan art. There's some silly stuff inside! -Clickedy-

My name is Goblin. James Goblin.
Back to top
AmberOfDzu
10:38:46 AM 05/20/17

Registered Member #279
Joined: 11:17:59 AM 09/25/04
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 5449
Aha, there was a big content reveal in Crowfall:

“MASSIVE REVEAL” DAY IS HERE!

Looks pretty nice!

They're still in a playable testing mode a few days each week.
Back to top
JamesGoblin
12:59:23 PM 05/20/17

Registered Member #23980
Joined: 10:40:56 PM 01/25/16
Posts: 23
Just in case someone missed it in AmberOfDzu's link, there's fancy video about new visual updates inside - -Clickedy-

My name is Goblin. James Goblin.
Back to top
AmberOfDzu
10:15:35 AM 12/02/18

Registered Member #279
Joined: 11:17:59 AM 09/25/04
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 5449
It's been a while since I've posted anything about Crowfall. I'm still watching it closely. They're in a live 24x7 pre-alpha version 5.7, and have been having short tests of each new build on the side.

They're making excellent progress. The system for Eternal Kingdoms is working, and they have been testing Order vs Balance vs Chaos campaigns. They're reworked a lot of mechanics, generally for the better, and its in a basically playable state right now. I'm considering buying in soon. They still have wipes ahead, but plan to have a soft-launch in 2019. Soft-launch will still be pre-alpha or alpha, so a lot will change, but they will no longer wipe on major updates.

They now have many more classes, races, and genders available, with quite a few combinations. They still have a few yet to release.

From watching a few streams I would say the game looks very good visually, has smooth animations and gameplay, and looks fun as all get out.


[ image disabled ]


I believe JamesGoblin, International Man of Mystery, would approve.
Back to top
JamesGoblin
08:26:40 AM 12/03/18

Registered Member #23980
Joined: 10:40:56 PM 01/25/16
Posts: 23
But of course; and before you buy it, this might be handy to know:

1) Test access is $50 at the moment; this also includes the game and some other things. For anyone who wants to try it for free, they'll have open beta right before launch, with pre-registration: you have to make a free account BEFORE beta starts - in fact you can make that account right now.

2) This is the most important part: Crowfall is not a game yet, but a test environment; In other words you can mine & chop trees, kill monsters, check building, crafting, character creation and progression, do some PvP...but there is no game loop and real point yet, except for improving the game through test feedback and possibly satisfying one's curiosity.

3) In fact the 5.8 update, which is already on test server, might add the first big loop (victory conditions, territory controll etc.) but I haven't played that one yet - also you won't have access to 5.8 with $50 package at the moment, but likely in couple weeks when it moves from "test" to "live" server.

4) There is no persistence yet: character progression, inventory, banks...everything will be wiped, likely already when 5.8 hits the live server, and likely a number of times before launch.

There is more, but this already turned into a textwall, so...

My name is Goblin. James Goblin.
Back to top
Go to page   <<       

Jump:     Back to top

Powered by e107 Forum System


Thain's IP is 93.184.197.20 / thain.no-ip.org
Online
Guests: 11, Members: 6 ...
Eijji viewing forum.php
ajken viewing news.php
Toast viewing forum.php
Doors viewing forum.php
Cuchuwyn viewing forum.php
Alanonas viewing forum.php

most ever online: 155
(Members: 0, Guests: 155) on 07:15:05 AM 12/11/16

Members: 1841
Newest member: Eijji

Now Playing
Server Time 01:31

1: Izzy
2: Elenw� Le'dweth
3: Lomir Kelmont
4: Draug
5: Aiduin Themenor
6: Malarahc Tarthe
7: Jacha Kelter
8: Phoenix Anisai
9: Kallista D'Mora

Render time: 0.0936 sec, 0.0131 of that for queries. DB queries: 29.