Crowfall walks you through the life of your character

Today Crowfall treated its fans to a whopper of a dev diary detailing the path of progression that a character will take from a mewing newbie to a seasoned veteran.

The process starts in character creation, where players will pick not only an archetype but various advantages and disadvantages (with disadvantages granting more points for additional advantages). Once the character has advanced enough, it can select an irreversable promotion class to further specialize. It’s also at this point that a player can make a one-time change of advantages and disadvantages.

Additional specialization for characters will be through disciples, which come from equippable runestones. These grant a package of abilities and skills, including getting access to alchemy or becoming a werewolf. While there are only a few promotion classes per archetype, there will be many disciplines available. Runestones will be looted, crafted, and awarded from campaigns.

[Source: Character progression]
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Mourne
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Golden_Girl mrnastybutler Spesh Yeah, who would have guessed that a game in pre-alpha doesn’t have direct answers for a game that isn’t created yet.  Golden_Girl in the house with here patented GG-logic™

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Spesh Angier Wratts Even Shadowbane, an old ass ugly looking game, allowed you to switch hair styles/colors and skin tones.  Absence of evidence does not equate to evidence of absence.  Just because they haven’t specifically said every single feature that Crowfall will have, is not proof that it will not have X, Y, or Z.

Mourne
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Spesh Coleman said there would be skin tones, hair styles/colors etc., but that they were specifically not putting in a bunch of sliders for minor alterations.  While that stuff is admittedly cooler and leads to more unique character appearances, he also correctly pointed out that it’s time consuming and money consuming.  They don’t have big-boy publisher money to work with for that sort of thing.  They know that the real fans of the game are either 1) Shadowbane fans, or 2) 101 fans that are just interested cause it’s Coleman.  Neither prefers to exalt face customization over more important core elements of the game.

Mourne
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Mourne

Estranged Or merits and flaws from World of Darkness games, or edges and hindrances from Savage Worlds games, or advantages and disadvantages from GURPS… Come on you, can’t be this daft…

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Mourne

EatCandy Leilonii They’ve never said it was F2P.  They’ve always said it’s B2P, with a subscription option.

spaceodin
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spaceodin

Really looking forward to this game. The only big mistake they’re making in my eyes is the lack of appearance customization. it doesn’t matter much to me, but i know it does to a lot of people so i feel like they’re limiting themselves by not adding more options to change how your character looks. which doesn’t seem like that huge of an endeavor to implement, but alpha doesn’t start till summer so i guess they have time to think that over.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

hope theres at least hairstyles/hair colors. i keep hearing that preset faces are all the customization in this one, if thats true that’ll be a deal breaker, and the game looks pretty interesting too

PizzaDoh
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PizzaDoh

skoryy You’ll be seeing the back of yourself covered in armor and probably a cape covering the armor.

Character creation has been typically mostly face-only with a height slider.

This is because once you start playing with actual proportions problems arise making clipping huge problems with animations (or having to animate awkward leaving tons of space between limbs to avoid massive clipping. Then you also get armor texture stretching etc.

I get the idea of wanting an indepth character creator, but I think people just forget that in most cases, you only see the shape of your character. Those hours you spent selecting your cheek position is meaningless 99% of the game.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Seriously love that new wallpaper art.

fangGWJ
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fangGWJ

Spesh fangGWJ Hmm, I only recall being able to change from a few face and hair (body type?) presets in Warhammer Online.