It’s always exciting when an idea goes from a mere concept to a practical prototype, and the Crowfall team is definitely thrilled to be able to talk more about how its discipline system is coming together.
Instead of involving “time outs” and liberal spankings, the discipline system is Crowfall’s primary character customization tool that allows players to mix-and-match abilities in order to create a personalized class. By equipping certain items, players can create “sub-classes” for their archetype that include new powers and abilities.
There are disciplines for combat, exploration, and crafting, although right now the team is primarily discussing the combat ones. Within these, there are three types: weapon disciplines (based around weapon styles), major disciplines (your sub-class), and minor disciplines (a single power or ability for flavor). Depending on the character, players can equip one weapon discipline, one or two major disciplines, and one to three minor disciplines. Disciplines can be made through runecrafting.