The Flower of Knighthood plucks a medieval hardcore MMO

When you hear the word “hardcore MMO,” immediately your mind must go to floral arrangements, no? Well it will now, thanks to the debut of The Flower of Knighthood on the MMORPG scene.

Aiming to be the most accurate medieval MMO on the market, The Flower of Knighthood (FK for short) offers fans “a deeply engaging and exciting taste of the late-medieval world, allowing them to explore its landscapes, settlements and everyday activities. Reconstructions of buildings, objects and materials are based on extensive research in archaeological reports and historical documents and illustrations.”

While nominally an MMORPG, FK won’t use hit points, random computations, magic, or teleports. There will be, however, massive battles, photorealistic graphics, and a period-perfect crafting system. Right now the game is in a pre-alpha state.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Code of Conduct | Edit Your Profile | Commenting FAQ | Badge Reclamation | Badge Key

18
LEAVE A COMMENT

Please Login to comment
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Robert Mann

Also, what do “hit points, random computations, magic, or teleports” have to do with being a real MMORPG? Those are merely conventions, not something required for a large number of people playing roles in a game. That’s like if I said that anything where you didn’t have things like real arrow/bullet physics didn’t have combat just because those are common things.

I expect better from a website that actually notes that variety would be a good thing… :P

Reader
Robert Mann

Since they are going for realism, there will be very strict rules and codes of honor and the like, right? I mean, sure people will be able to hire others for various nefarious activities, but prove yourself a scumbag and the local lord or king will have your head, right? No?

Then it isn’t done per the period, thanks. I might enjoy something with some of the ideas out of a game like KCD in an MMO… but my primary concern at this point with any MMO that is coming out is how they aim to stop the worst behaviors out there, what kind of in game consequences there are, and the second is what they are doing to make things other than combat stand out.

In short, this looks at best like another ‘I might play a little casually’ game with the real focus on that combat.

Reader
JJ

So basically someone decided to make Kingdom Come: Deliverance into an MMO.

I feel like lately developers are stuck in the Middle Ages…

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Kickstarter Donor
johnwillo

Well, most of the early developers are now middle aged…

Reader
angrakhan

FK for short? Have you thought this through? As in what the FK? This game is really FK’ed up? If you petition a GM in game do they ask you “What’s your FK’ing problem?”. Granted FoK isn’t much better. Seriously, what TFoK were they thinking when they named this game?

Reader
Hirku

The Lord tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he’s pretty sure you’re FoK’ed.

braveheart.gif
Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Kickstarter Donor
Paragon Lost

Hehe. My favorite character in Braveheart.

Reader
Hirku

One of my favorite characters in anything!

DeadlyAccurate
Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
DeadlyAccurate

Not for me, but I wish them luck.

Reader
Hirku

Right now the game is in a pre-alpha state

So it’ll be released next month, then. Ba dum tssh!

Solaris
Reader
Solaris

Bizarre name, and they have some established competition, but good luck to them.

Reader
Weilan

If it doesn’t have anything fantasy, even low fantasy, I’m not interested.

Loyheta
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Loyheta

I can appreciate it when a developer sets its own boundaries and stick to it.

Reader
Robert Mann

As Loyheta said, I think that developers picking what they wish to make is a good thing. At the same time, I fully support people playing only what they like.

Just a matter of needing a LOT more variety from developers here…

Reader
Jon Wax

Odd that

Get rid of the elves, magic and purple glowing shit. Why must there always be purple glowing shit?
And ditch the corny sci fi. Give us a hard science based environment.

Loyheta
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Loyheta

Interesting. I hope my character can die from infections :D

DeadlyAccurate
Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
DeadlyAccurate

Ooh, or maybe scurvy!

Reader
Robert Mann

Scurvy wasn’t a problem unless you went sailing on long trips. Unlikely, as a knight. On the other hand, even smaller wounds could get infected, and things like Pneumonia were a terror given the lack of ability to treat them with anything short of a fire, blankets, and smoking herbs.