Looking to just buy your way into an exclusive alpha program? Want to put your name on a star or tombstone? Thinking about adopting a pet? Chronicles of Elyria has you covered on all of this and more.
The fantasy MMORPG is getting ready to offer a la carte shop options, allowing players to pick and choose their advance purchases as the title trundles through development. There are many options to pick from, including Beta 2 access ($20), Alpha 1 access ($155), the soundtrack ($10), the option to name a landmark ($100), and a server-exclusive coat of arms ($25). The tombstone thing is quite real, by the way, and half of the profit of each one sold will be donated to the International Association for Suicide Prevention.
While Elyria won’t be at PAX Australia, the team is activating its Conquest of Elyria convention game over the weekend in its honor for any supporters who meet the required level of influence. There are in-game prizes as rewards for fans to secure, including armor, jewelry, and a cloak.
In still more Elyria news, the game’s latest forum post covers all the bits and bobs that the team is working on to get the first leg of alpha for backers underway: character creation, terrain and physics, survival mechanics, the website, and new biomes, pics of which we’ve tucked below.