PvP-centric sub MMO/MOBA hybrid EverFeud has launched its $105K Kickstarter

    
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As we foretold yesterday, the PvP-focused MOBA/MMO hybrid EverFeud has officially launched its Kickstarter today. Developer PSB Entertainment has described the title as a hyper-competitive “arena and battleground-styled multiplayer PVP game set in a fantasy world where might and magic hold sway,” a game “built by PvPers for PvPers.” It eshews the levels and grinds of most MMOs, but it’s set in an MMO world with battleground factions rather than FPS-style lobbies with gobs of customization, classes, and races. It’s adamantly anti-pay-to-win and is expected to run a $5 monthly sub and $20 box fee, with no fees for future content.

“Are you looking for a pure PvP fantasy combat game without all the leveling and grinding? Think playing video games should be fun and not a chore? Maybe you do like questing and raiding but don’t want to spend time grinding your PvP character and just want to compete? Then this game is for you. […] EverFeud is a cross between an MMO and a MOBA. It’s pure PvP combat in a fantasy setting. […] All class weapons and gear types are available at the time of character creation. You then choose from an assortment of runes and imbuements to further specialize your weapons and gear. Character classes can be specialized by choosing from multiple ability trees.”

The Kickstarter seeks $105,000 to fund the game, noting that the game’s founder, Brian Young, put down $100,000 into the game already and won’t be taking a salary of any sort of his work. “He has more skin in the game than anyone, and will not stop until EverFeud is a reality,” it says. There’s also a breakdown of development costs and additional team members sought; should the game’s Kickstarter be successful, $55,000 will go toward additional programming, $20,000 toward character models and animations, $24,000 toward improved environments, and the rest toward 3-D assets.

Source: Kickstarter
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Solaris

430 PM PST and 4 backers….

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Oleg Chebeneev

This has to be one of the worst WoW clones Ive ever seen.

Rialto
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Rialto

Reminds me of an old gem called Fury. It still amazes me how ahead of its time that game was.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fury_(video_game)

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packagegrope

the gaming landscape really needed another moba, since there isn’t already 3 at the top and will never be dethroned and there is absolutely no more space in the genre for any more games.

thank goodness everfeud is here to save the day.

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Siphaed

Kickstarter has really kicked itself with MMO’s in general. Each extending years beyond target goals for Beta/soft-launches (Crowfall/Camelot Unchained). Bloating of features happened with quite a few of them (Star Citizen). And completely under serving expectations (Shroud of the Avatar).

Another issue that has been in most of them is the ‘cash shop creep’ that has happened while still in development. I’m looking at Star Citizen and Ashes of Creation both being the biggest culprits that I’m aware of right now in development. SotA takes the cake for “launched” products, though it’s creep could have been seen years ago when it started. Crowfall is well up there for its Kingdom packages too.

So you can honestly see why gamers are skeptical to join in a new Kickstarter for the MMO genre. However…..

Now that I’ve said that……it doesn’t matter. This game -Everfeud- is NOT a MMORPG. It just isn’t. It’s a battleground MOBA on par with BattleBorn, Smite, Paladins, and a few others. Ability trees have been done before as have Runes (*cough* League of Legends *cough*). It’s a pure MOBA with Fantasy settings and their self-titled “MMO hybrid” is a complete sham in order to try to rake in some of the genre’s fans and it’s followers.

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Microwatt

+1

Veldan
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Veldan

*its followers

I think you’re right though, except maybe Ashes of Creation. What are they doing to make them one of the biggest culprits? Legitimate question, I haven’t given any attention to that game since the kickstarter.

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Siphaed

Monthly “limited, exclusive Founders Packs items” that are only available for that month’s Founders Packs. So like if someone wants July’s FP items, they will have to buy a FP in July. But if new items show up for August that a player likes like, they must also buy a pack in August on top of the one in July in order to obtain both. It is very sketchy and MOP covered it here.

Veldan
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Veldan

While that isn’t very nice, I’m not really bothered by it as long as the items are all cosmetics. I don’t feel any urge to purchase such a pack, but if other people do, let them.