Looking for: Mostly DPS but any role is welcome to come forward.
I'm not sure if anyone is even still playing but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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« on: March 24, 2015, 12:40:19 AM »
This is long over due! This Friday, let's get together for games and shenanigans!
For those of you who don't know what a Google Hangout is, it's basically a group video chat with up to 10 people. It's always a good time. Feel free to bring drinks, munchies, your sense of humor, and of course your inner gamer!
We can play whatever people want, even Cards Against Humanity online! See you there.
Friday, March 27th, at ~9pm EST
Join here: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/gtl7u4dlfre6ctegaa4pmvgmoaa
What is Crowfall?
"Crowfall is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG, for anyone born in a cave). By that, we mean that the game is played online in a persistent shared environment with thousands (and thousands, and thousands…) of other players.
Persistent characters, dying worlds. While the Eternal Kingdoms are persistent, there are 'campaigns' that will run for a set period of time. In that time the seasons change; the campaign ends when winter is done. Everything in those campaign worlds can be destroyed/built -- thank you voxels -- with resources. Essentially, when campaign is over, that world will look completely different than when it started. Crowfall will be more skill based than gear based, with action combat similar to that of Wildstar or Tera. There will be PvP, building forts, crafting, sieges, and some PvE elements. Gear will be disposable so getting the best sword will not give you a permanent advantage. Armor and weapons will decay with time/use/death.
$36 Pledge Level "Contributor Early Bird 2"
At this level you get a digital copy of Crowfall (worth $50), access to Beta 2, and a thanks in the credits an an early backer. This is an amazing value! Being a buy to play game, you can spend $36 and never worry about having to pay a sub fee! Plus, mmm beta... *drool* Besides, we all know you're going to buy the game anyways at launch; so why not save yourself some money now! Plus, get some awesome backer rewards from the stretch goals! PACK PIGGY! aka emergency rations.
No subscription fees
Crowfall is going to be a 'Buy-to-Play' game; all you have to do is purchase it once, and you can play it forever!
While there is no subscription required to play the game, there is still a VIP Access subscription. Certain pledge levels(Contributor* and above) get a bonus amount of VIP access. What is VIP access you ask?
VIP members are given additional benefits, including:
* One of the stretch goals was an extra month of VIP, so it's not stated on the pledge descriptions for those below $60, but it's there.
These developers have amazing experience and know what they're doing
Gordon Walton: one of the minds behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Star Wars: The Old Republic!
J. Todd Coleman: one of the creators of Shadowbane, Wizard 101, and Pirate 101!
I read this on the Crowfall official forums and I think it's SO true.
"I know this is not a money grab. The key people behind this really want to make a perfect game for the sake of realizing their dream game. I really have a lot of faith in them."
Also, everyone around here has already backed Star Citizen... Here's what the creator of SC has to say about Crowfall! [ SOURCE ]
Quote from: Chris Roberts, Creator of Star Citizen
If you’ve already heard of Crowfall, I wouldn’t be surprised! With over $1 million raised so far, they’ve already made quite a noise!
These guys have decades of experience in the genre and I love that they are not tied to some big-name publisher. Plus these guys have been more vocal with the community and open about their ideas and concepts than any other game developer I have seen in recent years. You know what you are getting with this game because they have specifically told you!
Sandbox Game We've Been Waiting For?
Next Generation Old School! Crowfall is bringing back some of those elements we know and loved in past games. Character development, lore, building, crafting, battles, scouting, etc. We will need to work together to gather resources and build strongholds, gather and craft armor/weapons and summon your courage to break through (literally) enemy walls! Just what we all want, EMPOWERMENT! Not to mention a crafting system designed by Raph Koster himself, the very man responsible for the best crafting system in the history of MMOs with SWG's crafting. I think he has a chance to one up himself!
All types of players will have a place in Crowfall even if PvP isn't your thing, there will be building, crafting, scouting and gathering resources, as well as the PvE elements we all love....(minus raids) Not to mention, the Eternal Kingdoms, who doesn't want their own Kingdom!? Just imagine building Libertas, The Guardians Legendary Player City in it's own persistent server. We need City Sim enthusiasts to help us design the best possible city we can!
It already has a ton of Guardian support with close to $5000 pledged so far; most likely more. (To see our list of backers, and add yourself to the list, click here). You know there will be Guardians in game to play, create, siege and conquer with!
If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask and we'll do out best to answer! Guardians Lead the Way!
Wow! We're really hitting those goals, now!
Crowfall is now the 17th largest video game in Kickstarter history. 14,000 backers support this project. That's absolutely amazing! As a result, everyone who pledges will receive the illustrious Pack Pig!
Let's take a minute to talk about backer goals.
We added backer goals to keep things exciting between the larger (and frankly, more expensive) monetary stretch goals. The philosophy is "small, but cool." (In order words: make them fun, but don't break the bank -- because they don't technically bring more money to the game!)
We added the VR backer goal because we think it would be fun to play with, we have really great ideas for the technology-- and because our game engine, Unity 5, makes it affordable. But, frankly, the feedback has been mixed.
Some people (who are really into the idea of VR) are really into it! Others (who aren't) found it somewhat uninspiring.
Obviously we can't have that! Rewards should be cool. So, in the spirit of being responsive to our backers, we've decided to insert a new Backer goal to keep the momentum going.
Bonus parcels! At 14,500 backers, we're adding the following tax-free parcels to the following tiers!
$40 = 1 tax-free parcel
$60 = 2 tax-free parcels
$100 = 2 tax-free parcels
$130 = 3 tax-free parcels
$175 = 3 tax-free parcels
$250 = +4 = 9 total tax-free parcels
$500 = +5 = 15 total tax-free parcels
$1000 = +10 = 30 total tax-free parcels
$2500 = +40 = 80 total tax-free parcels
$5000 = +100 = 180 total tax-free parcels
$10000 = +160 = 320 total tax-free parcels!
If you missed Friday's update, jump a little further down to page to find out WHAT these tax-free parcels are and WHY they are cool.
3 days, and counting!
Let's keep that momentum going, and THANK YOU for helping us make Crowfall a reality!
Great article from Zen of Design.
Crowfall’s Key Innovation and Why MMO PVP Fans Should Support Them
I want to thank everyone who could made it to the meeting today. We had some great discussions! There will probably be another meeting held in a couple months time. Here is the link to the recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2x2agywrnu7v6bn/CrowfallMeeting032215.mp3?dl=0 Thanks to Airic for recording it.
We will be having a Member Only area of the Crowfall forums. While we're not discussing siege plans at this time, there may be topics that we don't want to be available to the public. ;]
Guild Interest Census Form
Anyone who has an interest in Crowfall, or if you're already a backer, could please fill out the form here. This will give us a better idea of who we have interested and who has pledged.
Rules of Engagement
Guild Eternal Kingdom
List here of who will be in which level of testing. Please post there to have your name added to the list.
If there's anything I missed please let me know. I was having some internet issues there for a little bit.
Thank you all again for coming, I look forward to more meetings and more Crowfall fun. Guardians Lead the Way!
Please post below and I will add your name to whichever group you belong to.
$1.3 million in pledges! Mounts & Caravans Achieved!
You guys are amazing.
We just crossed $1.3 million in pledges, and you know what that means:
- The MOUNT system!
- The CARAVAN system! ...which means escort activities, ambushing, and a TON of emergent gameplay!
And it means three in-game Mount Figurines are unlocked as a bonus backer reward:
Quarter Horse (at $60),
Quarter Horse + Warhorse (at $100),
and Quarter Horse + Warhorse + Nightmare ($130 and above!)
Thank you guys SO MUCH for helping us achieve this goal. Resource collection is a massive part of our vision, and the Caravan system is going to make the foundation of that game much, much stronger!
Also, we have decided that a slight tweak to our reward structure is in order -- to your benefit, of course!
The idea behind the backer goals was to create a smaller set of "thank you" rewards to go in between the larger stretch goal amounts. As it turns out, the 14,500 backer reward (bonus pack pig for all backers) looks like it would hit at roughly the same time as the $1.4m rewards -- which kind of goes against the point of having staggered rewards!
Since the caravan system is now official IN the plan, we're changing the pack pig to come in at only 14,000 backers instead of 14,500. That's right: same great Pack Pig, but now it's only a few hundred backers away!
Again, we can't thank you enough for the support you have shown us, and for the faith you have placed in our vision and our team.
4 days left! Keep spreading the word, and let's keep the momentum going!
I took the graphic that Airic made, with the crow wearing the TG helmet, and made a logo. I was going to add 'The Guardians" like on the website header but it just didn't look right... Anyways I'd like to turn it transparent in both white and black but for now I need to go to bed lol
« on: March 20, 2015, 01:03:24 AM »
Sunday, March 22, 6pm EST
We will be holding a meeting for anyone interested in Crowfall to attend. We'll be discussing pledges, leadership interests, rules of engagement, our goals for the game and more! If you have backed the game, or are interested/curious, feel free to attend.
In Mumble in the MMOs channel.
If you have anything to add to the agenda please PM Martini.
So... I've been playing for about 15 mins; I accidentally hit a guard and now I'm a fugitive. I have 0 gold to pay my bounty, but I can't sell anything because I'm wanted. FML.
I think I'll just remake my toon.
The SWTOR division started using the LINE app to chat and also post Critical Updates for Conquest things. Airic and I thought it would be a good idea to start one for the Crowfall folks.
It's a free app, I know you can get it for iPhone and Android. If you download it and want in the group just post your username here and I'll add you; or you can add me tg_martini.
Some people I know from the gaming community have a Crowfall webcast/live show called Gold and Glory. They will be on tonight (March 17, 10pm EST), and every second Tuesday. I know a couple of the members from the Wildstar days and also met them at PAX East 2014, Arawulf, Anhrez, Chief Sarcan and Lethality. Come watch! http://www.goldandglorypodcast.com/