camelot unchained

Official Site: Camelot Unchained
Studio: City State Entertainment
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: Fantasy RvR Sandbox
Business Model: Subscription
Platform: PC

Camelot Unchained reveals gloomy Spirit Mages and glam faces

Friday evening, Camelot Unchained revealed its eighth class triplet, the dark and sinister Spirit Mages:

  • The Slaughterwolf (Vikings): Summons and commands a pack of pissed-off spirit wolves.
  • The Morrigan (Tuatha Dé Danaan): Summons and commands spectral crows, cows, and wolves, “feed[ing] off the death around them.”
  • The Dread Caller (Arthurians): Masters of tainted souls. “These dark mages power their spirit magic with the souls of those convicted of crimes.”

In the game’s most recent newsletter, studio boss Mark Jacobs further noted that CSE has “successfully loaded [its] first ‘large map’ into the game.” It’s “sixteen times as large” as the current map and is being tested by alpha participants this very weekend.

The newsletter also contains a new lore piece and a shot of some of the faces being worked on. Check out that image and the whole Spirit Mage stream reveal below.

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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO support class?

Seeing Camelot Unchained roll out its vision for its trio of support classes brought a smile to my face the other day. See, I adore support classes. I’m not merely talking about those that heal (although they’re often part of the mix) but those classes that step up to make everyone else’s gaming experience better, smoother, and more powerful.

Bards are often the first support class I think of when I contemplate favorites. I love not only the theme of uplifting others through music but also the ability to toss out a string of party-wide buffs that takes a great team of players and turns them into superstars.

What are your favorite MMO support classes and why?

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Tree of Savior will boast 53 classes at launch

Were you impressed at Camelot Unchained’s promise of goal of creating 30 classes? Well prepare to feed your inner altoholic even further with Tree of Savior, as the upcoming Korean import will field a whopping 53 classes when it releases.

The full range of classes will be available for testing when the Korean open beta test begins in December. This is a step up from the previous edition of the game, which had only (only) 44 professions. The new classes will be added at higher levels and include such intriguing titles such as Plague Doctor, Templar, Featherfoot, and Musketeer.

In an unrelated note, I’m looking for two readers to join me in making a Three Muskateers guild. Any takers?

Source: Steparu

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Camelot Unchained unveils its support classes [Updated]

Camelot Unchained’s latest class reveal should please fans of bards and support. The three archetypes are the Skald, the Minstrel, and the Dark Fool. The Skald foregoes musical instruments to focus on words, which are amplified with “certain magical accoutrements.” Skalds are also the best choice if you’d like to focus on using weapons. The Minstrel sounds fairly traditional as far as classes go, though the update does note that they’re prone to offering enemies a “lute to the head”  instead of a song. Finally, the Dark Fool is a trickster who uses reed pipes to confuse, mislead, and attack.

Further info on all three support flavors is found CU’s official website.

Update: CU’s Mark Jacobs has also penned a new Friday evening update that sums up development progress over the past week.

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Camelot Unchained’s merchandise proceeds go directly to development

Camelot Unchained has partnered with Merchline to produce an assortment of t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and the like, all of them related to the crowdfunded RvR fantasy sandbox MMO.

The store FAQ page has all of the pertinent details, including where exactly your money is going. “Every dollar in profits from the sale of swag will go directly to the development of this game, and nothing else. That’s why we are doing it this way,” it explains. “Returns, staff, pick and pack, are not our problem or expense. We wanted the cleanest possible method to both sell swag and help meet the current and upcoming stretch goals for the game.”

Source: CU store; thanks Spykedruid!

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The MOP Up: KingsIsle’s new game (November 8th, 2015)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. See any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week we discover KingsIsle’s newest game, spot hidden Easter eggs in Overwatch, open EVE Online’s doors to Mac users, pimp out our ARK dinos, and more!

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Camelot Unchained reveals its magic-based classes

Every time Camelot Unchained does another class reveal, I think I’ve found my new favorite class. First it was the Black Riders who use their severed heads and spinal cords as weapons. Then it was the Specters and their mask-wearing mastery of fear. Today it’s the Flame Warden, which is more in line with the fireball-throwing mage that I usually play.

There are two other archetypes in today’s reveal, and they are the Wave Weaver and the Druid. The former “love water, fountains, and basically anything wet,” whereas the latter aren’t your typical fantasy Druid healer and instead are fighters and philosophers.

Source: Magic reveal, thanks Saiba!

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Camelot Unchained’s Scouts sound pretty badass [Updated]

Camelot Unchained has revealed its Scout archetypes, and they are the Arisen, the Wisp, and the Specter. Arisen are “the most powerful of the scouts,” due to the sacrifice they make by taking their own life each day and rising again to serve their realm. Arisen may also change their size at will.

Wisps are the “fastest and hardest to kill” of all the scouts, but they’re also the easiest to see because of their glowing bodies. Last but not least, the Specters are masters of fear, and most wear a special mask. You can read further details on all three archetypes on the Camelot Unchained website.

[Update]: CityState has also released a Friday evening update that rounds up recent development happenings.

Source: Scouts; thanks Spykedruid!

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Camelot Unchained’s terrain will adapt to realm control

The latest Camelot Unchained newsletter reveals that taking territory in the game will change more than just what’s on the map: The terrain will physically change based on which realm is controlling a given point.

This is just one of several elements in play as City State Entertainment works toward a beta build for the game. The team says that players will be able to save keybinds and import them to new characters, which should be a boon to altaholics.

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Camelot Unchained talks tool tweaks, art updates, and more

CityState published its usual Friday update last night, and while it’s headed up by the aforementioned Shapeshifter class reveal, there are some other interesting Camelot Unchained nuggets in there as well.

Mark Jacobs talks about everything from pre- and post-launch backer rewards to user story progress to an upcoming swag store that will feature things like t-shirts, posters, etc. There are some art updates too, as well as bits about engineering tool tweaks and this weekend’s round of testing.

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Camelot Unchained reveals its Shapeshifter classes

I think I found my preferred class in Camelot Unchained. It’s called the Black Rider, and “while their attacks may not be as physically powerful as those of their opposing realms’ counterparts, their ability to spread fear and use their severed heads and spinal cords as weapons makes them quite the challenging foe,” CityState says in its latest class reveal.

Use their severed heads and spinal cords as weapons. Yep!

This afternoon’s reveal also features the Child of Loki and the Enchanted Knight. What do all three of these classes have in common? They’re Shapeshifters, and you can read all about them via the link below.

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Camelot Unchained reveals its heavy fighters

Next up on Camelot Unchained’s class reveal docket is the upcoming MMO’s heavy fighters, a brutal group of muscled pain that will be sure to ruin an enemy’s day.

As with the other reveals to date, each of the three factions have their own take on the archetype. Vikings boast Mjölnir, a hammer-and-lightning-wielding class that absolutely, positively has nothing to do with Marvel’s Thor. On the Tuatha Dé Danann side is the Fianna, who trades armor density for faster movement and a war-cry.

Finally, there is the Arthurian Black Knight, who takes a cue from Monty Python, of all places: “Each wound sustained to a body part beyond the first has its power substantially increased.”

Source: Camelot Unchained. Thanks to Spykedruid for the tip!

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Camelot Unchained talks stretch goals, frost giants, and more

Camelot Unchained posted a new update on its website last night. It describes another productive week on the crowdfunded RvR sandbox, and it confirms that stealth is now an official thing thanks to the completion of the latest stretch goal.

The next stretch goal is called Send More Programmers, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. If the $250,000 goal is met, a new batch of coders will be hired to speed development on the game, though Mark Jacobs is clear about the fact that the extra hands aren’t needed to make CU’s current completion date.

There’s a lot more to the post, including bits about frost giants and new, unaltered screenshots from the current build. Be sure to click the link below to have a look.

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