How Skyforge’s invasion system works

    
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The world of Skyforge does not sound like a fun place to live. In addition to everything else that people have to deal with (monsters from the deep, cult leaders, occasionally overspiced Mexican food) you’ll also need to deal with full-on invasions of the planet by Mechanoid forces. The latest developer diary outlines how these invasions work, how players can repulse them, and of course what rewards are offered to players who successfully fend off the invasions.

Rather than being quick affairs, invasions are stretched out over a span of months, starting with the earliest pathfinding forces and ending with the arrival of the Mechanoid’s incarnate deity hoping to lay waste to Aelion. Adventures and special raids open up during the invasion, with only the most experienced immortals able to stand against the masterminds of the enemy forces. Still, everyone needs to pitch in, and taking part in the counter-invasion will go a long way toward advancing on the road to full godhood. Read the article and check out the video below for more details.

[Source: Developer Diary IV: Invasions; thanks to Gabriel and Khalith for the tip!]
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Pashgan
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Pashgan

Invasions available since yesterday. I’ve expected they will be like Rift zone invasions but so far it’s different type of instanced content for 36k+ prestige players (at the moment only paying players got that far, f2p players will have to grind 3-5 more weeks to unlock this content).

Loyheta
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Loyheta

interesting. really wish i had received a beta invite though…

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

I’m looking forward to this. Perhaps they will be able to do what Trion never could with Defiance. We’ll see… Also, scenes with life Rifts overhanging Bioshock Infinite buildings and with Mass Effect music in the background – it’s like reliving the past few gaming years in one invasion encounter!

Sarigar
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Sarigar

I hope they got permission from Kevin Siembieda to use the word “Mechanoid”, he loves to sue.

atoli
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atoli

There’s no such thing as overspiced Mexican food.

Goronmon
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Goronmon

The pessimist side of me is trying to figure out if this is just standard content that is time-gated and recycled every month. Like if, in WoW, Onyxia “invaded” Azeroth, but really it was just Onyxia raid being enabled for two weeks each month and disabled for the other two weeks.