Everything you need to know about Crowfall’s combat testing

    
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This could be fun by itself, too.

As nifty as Crowfall‘s mechanical goals are, they’re not going to help the game much in the long run if the fundamental combat engine of the game isn’t fun to play. It’s a game that lives and dies on the strength of its PvP conflicts, after all. So it’s a good thing that the team is thinking hard about making sure the first thing players test is a very stripped-down and intensified form of the combat engine, as outlined in the most recent development article.

Players shouldn’t expect to see all of the archetypes in motion here, nor should they expect to see a finished outline of what archetypes are capable of doing. The idea is to test the core engine and the flow of battle, to make sure that the process of fighting other players (and possibly monsters) is fun and worth doing. Current plans are to start letting players in to test all of this out in the summer, so until then you’ll just have to survey the details about the test closely and get your combat-testing pants on. It’s assumed you have special pants for this.

[Source: Milestone 1: Combat Testing]
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Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

Thanks mate.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Rheem Octuris Archebius wolfyseyes I hear MOM BATHROOM!!! also works :)

Leilonii
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Leilonii

breetoplay EatCandy Not a fan of Let’s Play videos?

Leilonii
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Leilonii

EatCandy Pandalulz When this test goes online for players, they will be allowed to stream and talk about it since there’s no NDA. So no streams or videos yet, but keep an eye out for those in a few months when this test actually happens.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Belcross LOL the article just stated that combat is not out yet and will get it’s first player test over the summer. Way to not read?

Leilonii
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Leilonii

_Ariel_ If you jump to conclusions and worry about worst case scenarios that we have no reason to believe are going to happen this quickly, then I really don’t think an OwPvP game like this is for you.

seventhbeacon
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Pandalulz EatCandy There will be twitch streamers showcasing this. No NDA for any stage of the development. Some of those streamer hopefuls are already advertising in the CF forums, though we’re still waiting to hear a timetable on when Pre-Alpha testing starts.

seventhbeacon
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seventhbeacon

Belcross We don’t know. Game is pre-alpha. Excited to find out!

seventhbeacon
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seventhbeacon

_Ariel_ It’s not P2W. The stuff on sale in the cash shops are not/will not impact the gameplay as they’re only for cosmetics and lobby world stuff.

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wjowski No subs. Alpha access is given based on backer levels, though.