Take a look at Crowfall’s massive Eternal Kingdoms system

We’re just going to put this out there: Crowfall’s Eternal Kingdoms are more than just the “social backbone” of the game; they’re one of the core mechanics of persistence that make Crowfall a true MMO. So it’s worth paying attention when the devs at ArtCraft spill more info on just how the EKs work, which is exactly what they’ve done in a new video today.

The Kingdoms are basically persistent player-controlled groups of parcels that are placed and then built up by guilds, separate from the constantly changing, multi-ruleset battleground areas. The bigger and richer the guild, the better-equipped its Kingdom will be.

Within the Eternal Kingdoms update, players can expect the following content:

  • The ability to plan and reshape their Eternal Kingdoms by placing mountains, valleys, rivers and forests, constructing buildings and strongholds and creating the greatest cities.
  • The power to dictate the law of their land as a true king and ruler, including a wide range of PvP rules.
  • Dedicated servers to host their own kingdoms, complete with the ability to control access and admin rights for other players.
  • The ability to invite others to visit or join the kingdoms and become permanent vassals there, fostering alliances and social interplay.
  • In order to build up their Eternal Kingdoms to their fullest potential, players will have to gather and use a wide range of resources, the best of them which can only be found in the dangerous environments of the Campaign Worlds.”

Crowfall is currently testing the latest update to the EKs, so if you have no plans to ever become a monarch in the game, now might be the best time to get your hands on these tools.

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Robert Mann

The EKs sounds kinda cool, outside the need to run the high risk/reward PvP to do anything much in them. That ruins a lot of my interest in many of the cool things with the game.

I think the biggest problem is that there’s really no reason, outside makeshift guild wars or curiosity, to visit other EKs.

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Martinez

You could not be more wrong about that, especially as you sound like someone who doesn’t want to go out and PVP, you can Trade with people who DO PVP for resources you otherwise could not get.

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Jeremy Barnes

I’ll believe the crowfall hype when I see it in action. Devs are spending too much time talking about how awesome it will be…

Solaris
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Solaris

I’ve been playing for close to a year. There is no NDA. There is plenty to see.

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Martinez

Its actively being tested as we speak……..by players..i should know as I’m building my EK now.

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Serrenity

Is the game in any kind of playable state? This is interesting to me, and there aren’t really any other MMOs that are holding my attention now.

Solaris
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Solaris

Yes, but servers are about to go 24/7. You might as well wait until then. Right now we just have snap tests that last a couple days.

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Lorgarn

I’m still not very sold on the idea behind EKs. If everyone is encouraged to build and develop their own EK, why would I want to visit, share or help develop others? On the flip-side, if larger guilds and communities work together to develop EKs far beyond what a single player could do on his/her own, why would they even care to work on their own EK?

I’m very certain that if I were to play CF and develop my own EK, it would very rarely be visited by others, if at all. I play with a pretty small tight-knit group of friends, (none of which has shown any interest in CF to begin with) they would likely visit on occasion.

It seems like they’re advertising that the EKs are for everyone, yet if everyone has their own EK.. what’s the point besides it being your solo-housing on a larger scale. Perhaps that is the point and there wouldn’t be anything wrong with that?

All of this remains to be seen how it’ll actually end up being while in the game at live, I will say though however that I kind of would prefer if EKs were only available to groups of people. As in; you would need a guild, a group of people working together towards the goal of building/renting/purchasing their own EK. Perhaps that would make them matter more, perhaps that would encourage players to continuously work on, develop and improve upon their EK.

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Martinez

You can trade resources with all Players PVP or PVE there stuff you get that they don’t as a PvP player and vice versa. In short if you Only PvP you can’t get all the stuff.

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Duffy Smalls

It’s a catchall that acts as personal player housing, guild housing, and community hubs that allows the player base to mingle outside of the transient campaign structure. Your level of interactions with it is entirely up to you.

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Ben Rubinstein

Great questions!

borghive
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borghive

I can’t wait for this game!!!

finyar
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finyar

Crowfall is shaping up to be a very promising MMO and the guinea pig thing/class/race looks extremely cool.

Mukit
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Mukit

I hope the Guinea Pig is a real race. I would never play anything else. GPFTW.

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Ben Overmyer

It IS a real race, the Guinecean.

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