Chronicles of Elyria gets players to shape the world through a plague

    
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Chronicles of Elyria’s biggest community event yet looks to change the very face of this developing MMO — but there’s a good chance that fans won’t survive the plague that’s heading their way.

That’s probably too melodramatic for what is, in effect, an elaborate poll that will be used to set up the game world for when it does release. The Searing Plague event will be shaped by the participation of the community. Players will strive to either spread the plague or cure it through a variety of activities. Oh, and if you haven’t pledged to the game yet? Your account is flagged as a plague carrier. Don’t despair, because plague victims can be purified through donations and possibly even earn a pledge on the strength of the goodwill of others!

If the players manage to overcome the plague, participants can earn a hereditary cure that will be passed down to their characters. If the plague wins, well, the game’s landscape is going to look a lot different than it would otherwise. You can get into the spirit of this event by reading up on some of the lore behind this slice of the game’s history. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Source: Chronicles of Elyria. Cheers, PaintedGoblin.
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Kevin McCaughey

Erm… all I see is a four hour counter repeating – I can’t seem to do anything. Thoroughly confused. I think I voted for something?

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Dro Gul

That’s pretty much the event. Other than going to buy stuff in the store.

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Dro Gul

This has to be the worst thought out event ever.

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Skoryy

Remember when World of Warcraft accidentally did the same thing? How did that turn out again?

The servers are going to look like a Walking Dead set.

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Pepperzine

I loved that pre-expansion event….

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Kevin McCaughey

That was the coolest “event” ever. What was especially good about it was they didn’t intend to do it and the players responded admirably :)

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styopa

How are they having an EVENT in a game not scheduled for release until 2019?

I look forward to playing this game, honestly but by the time it actually releases, will it have senesced into maintenance mode? Cripes.

EDIT: so I watched the video, and it’s set up to simulate an historical plague. The progress of the plague will be determined by all the current accounts….those who don’t have a pledge package will be plague carriers, and advance the plague. Those that DO spend money and have pledge packages will be fighting the plague and inherit a resistance to it.

It’s a neatly-camouflaged money grab. Jesus wept.

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silverlock

Well it’s nice that at least they are trying to be subtle this time.

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2Ton Gamer

My first thought, was great, another imaginary event for a game that is doomed by it’s greedy developers, but at least it was not another event like their previous one’s where they get people to donate even more money for in-game items to add to their account as they did before. THEN I finished reading and was like, uh nevermind. They have thought of yet another way to fleece money from people.

WARNING to ANYONE thinking about supporting this game. Unlike some games in pre-development, they will not offer refunds so just man-up and take the plague if you decide to play.

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snipehunter

There’s no money involved: The infected players can be cured by the uninfected players. If cured the infected are given a free pledge package to play the game at launch as if they’d bought it. The studio is giving things away with this event, not the other way around…

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Dro Gul

It seems you have left out the store items that cough*help*cough.

Hey- Aren’t you one of the developers? It looks like you raised $40,000 in sales since the event started. Were you giving that to charity? I mean, since there’s no money involved and all.

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anarres

Worth keeping an eye on it, to see what will happen. Feels unprepared, a surprise to players, and I wonder if players’ efforts to cure it can be twarted by some that just want to get everyone killed for fun.

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Dro Gul

This whole game is a Plague.