Dark and Light is still in early access, and now it has an expansion: Shard of Faith

    
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As promised, early access MMO Dark and Light has pushed out its first expansion pack today on Steam, free for everyone who already owns the base game, which itself is down to 15 bucks right now. The update features the new Ganareth map, which doubles the playable size of the game, including five new biomes; it also adds new optimization tweaks, new gear, new baddies, and new ally races, plus the new magic Incarnation system.

“Incarnation is the highlighted feature in DLC. It is different from shapeshift magic. Once you establish your rapport with the four races, you will be granted the ability to incarnate into race heroes. There is no time duration to your incarnation. Incarnated characters will have greater increase in stats, access to exclusive weapons, and wearable equipment. What is more special is that each incarnation will have its special abilities and skills. Two incarnations will be available at the moment:
– Gorgon incarnation, with her climbing ability and swift swimming ability. Once you unlock your incarnation stone to higher tiers, you will have access to her Poisonous Mist and Petrifying Gaze. Mobility, plus venomous bow and arrows are the keys to your combat with enemies.
– Satry Incarnation, with his great leap ability and thunder-wind wielding ability. Once you unlock your incarnation stone to higher tiers, you will have access to Aerial Thrust, and Platform Creation. You will quickly penetrate the enemy formation and use your agile thrust to damage them.”

Snail put together a new teaser trailer for the update; we’ve included it below. Anybody playing this one?

Source: Press release, Steam
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Colin Goodwin

I had all but written this off as a waste of 30 bucks last year, but honestly….the dlc is pretty impressive and shows some really really good engine refinements as well as some much needed graphical tweaks and upgrades. The map design is rather freaking pretty as well.

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Shadex De'Marr

So what is really the status of this game in so far as playable content? Last time I gave it a go other than build some stuff and tame a few creatures there weren’t any quests or dungeons or anything for a group to enjoy together. Was really looking at this title to be the open world sandbox that didn’t rely completely on PvP to fill in for the lack of content the way ARK and Conan Exiles does.

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Michael18

Wow, the system requirements. You need at least a GTX 1070 to not fall below the recommended specs (according to steam page). I guess most people who buy a brand new card right now stay below that.

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John Kiser

Recommended differs from minimum there. Recommended specs usually is to run it at higher settings.

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Michael18

Sure, on “higher” settings but not necessarily on max settings. I’d not be surprised if they said you need a 1070 to play with everything maxed out, esp on higher resolutions.

But recommended specs I usually expect to describe what you need for running the game at the upper end of mid-range settings at standard resolutions. And for that, a 1070 is a pretty high requirement.

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John Kiser

I can tell you as someone that owns the game and has played many games with just the recommended specs that often times you can max out at 1080p with those specs. I have 16 gigs of ram a 6700 (non K variant) and a 1070 and I can run the game maxed out (currently dynamic tesselation is iffy being on period hence why it is off, but I can assure you it runs quite well maxed out at 1080p with the specs of a 1070). It runs better than Ark the last time I touched Ark.

I can assure you that you can indeed crank up the settings quite significantly with a 1070.

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