Chronicles of Elyria features aging, death, and destructible environments

    
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Chronicles of Elyria is a thing, and a thing that features character aging, character death, and a fully destructible environment, at that.

The game’s website says that the fantasy title is “fearless in its design,” and while said website probably isn’t the most objective judge, we must admit that making a game for 2015’s MMO audience with “a closed economy, finite resources, and non-repeatable quests” takes stones.

Chronicles of Elyria’s FAQ says that to an adventuring character, the game is “mostly an AARPG,” while building a town leans toward sim-like gameplay and running a duchy dips into RTS gameplay. Oh, and the whole thing is skill-based, so there’s that.

Source: Official site; thanks Zenaphex!
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CazCore
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CazCore

and yet another non-optional PVP MMO announced

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

BrotherMaynard deekay_zero camelotcrusade Yes indeed.  Mad Hamish was my favorite.

RooWoods
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RooWoods

chosenxeno Yeah I ll be surprised if this one makes it to release .

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

deekay_zero camelotcrusade That should be the legendary Cohen the barbarian, if my eyes don’t deceive me.

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

deekay_zero mabinogi, but in that one it was mainly just toddler to teenage size lol, so kinda different :D

chosenxeno
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chosenxeno

Already announcing it’s shutdown…

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Devs seem to be of good pedigree.  Will watch this one.

SoulboundStudios
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SoulboundStudios

Akami That is a great question. Our answer to that is the Soulborn Engine. The Soulborn Engine is an extremely intelligent system that monitors the state of the world, choosing the right people to fulfill specific roles based on non-trivial heuristics. The scenario you described is one we’re aware of, and have taken steps to ensure that important world events either do or do not occur as necessary. There will be more information about the Soulborn Engine, destiny, and each characters role in the story in a later Developer Journal.

skoryy
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skoryy

Aging, death, and destructible environments sounds more like North Ridgeville than Elyria.

… Well someone from around here had to.

zyrusticae
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zyrusticae

Read about this earlier. Still not sure how I feel about the aging. 

It makes sense as a form of ‘permadeath’, but I LIKE my characters being eternally young and pretty. It’s part of the escapism for me. Guess we’ll see how this goes…