Crowfall details mount mechanics as it clears $1.2 million

    
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This dude, but in motion.

There’s no doubt at this point that Crowfall will be funded, but there is some question about how much extra stuff will be in the game when the funding period finishes. The project needs less than $100,000 to hit its next major stretch goal, unlocking mounts and caravans. With the goal so close, the team has decided to post an FAQ on mount mechanics a little early, detailing how your noble steed will work in the game and how Kickstarter backers can get a little edge.

Mounts in the game are creatures in the world, and mount figurines can be used to summon the mounts repeatedly, but those figurines can be lost, damaged, or otherwise made useless. Kickstarter backers will be able to reclaim the appearance of the special backer mounts, but that’s purely a cosmetic effect. As with all else in the game, nothing lasts forever. The team also posted two new behind-the-scenes videos, so you can check those out just past the break.

[Source: Kickstarter update]
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Lysrin
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Lysrin

I’m going to avoid the whole Natalie thing, they hired her, she interviews fine, move along… More importantly this quote from the article really gives me pause: “but there is some question about how much extra stuff will be in the game when the funding period finishes.” Extra stuff? Really? When did pre-funding become the driver of game design? In the “old days” designers designed a game, built it, released it, we played it, they patched it, etc. But the vision existed. They would have had money from backers, sure, but not like this. Although in the beginning the idea of players driving development, early access etc. seemed like a cool idea, I think it’s gone off the rails in many cases. You give us more money up front and we’ll give you more things that should be in a AAA MMORPG anyway (or that we already planned to do in reality)…?! The whole thing seems upside down to me. And I have experience with the early access financial game, some companies have my money already, so it isn’t like I am not a supporter. Just starting to analyse it a bit more and I am no longer convinced we as gamers are getting a better product.

SpykeDruid
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SpykeDruid

If they get past core game wouldn’t surprise me if you saw a FFA server. But the kickstarter was only to find the core realm idea and not the rest unfortunately.

KalaMona
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KalaMona

Estranged TITTIES FOR THE TITTY GOD!!!

Starmourne
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Starmourne

Revival’s ideas are worlds above anything out there. BUT Illfonic has a tiny team working on it. If the game is going to see the light of day, with all of the genre breaking design they are dangling, they’ve got to make a move soon. Right now Revival feels like a pipe dream. Even more so than far fetched projects like Pantheon. Crowfall may not be deep, but I think this is one Kickstarter MMO that will actually see the light of day. Revival is more niche, and far more daring. Hopefully we’ll get to step into that world someday.

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

Bannex19 Decay mechanics almost never have any genuine narrative justification – they’re just their for padding and padding.

Durindana
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Durindana

As long as they keep shamelessly ripping off Shadowbane and Darkfall, I’ll keep rooting for em

Bannex19
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Bannex19

All this degrade over time stuff… There is only so much a gamer is willing to work for. Just another freemium model disguised as sandboxy gameplay.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Damonvile Rozyn Celestia Rhime Well, a lot of people did get that impression, whether they liked it or not. I’m not an oversensitive person, despite being on the Internet haha, but I thought it was pretty blatant. For me, it didn’t help when in a recent update they promised “more Natalie” which just came across super creepy and fanservice-y.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Rozyn Celestia Rhime I didn’t see any of that. I saw a pretty girl and I saw a guy/girl then guy talking about a game. Don’t try and read so much into life, just enjoy it for what it is ;)

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

Rozyn Celestia Rhime Would you expect anything else from these “pay to crush” dudebros? :-p