Chronicles of Elyria cruises into 2019 with seemingly few major projects on the table

    
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While Chronicles of Elyria attempts to keep its community busy and diverted with various events and lore and promotions, the question is, what will the developers be doing to actually develop the MMO (and all of its side projects) in 2019?

Unfortunately, you’re not going to find out much from Soulbound Studios’ end-of-2018 report. Apart from posting a lot of community fluff, the studio only hinted at a few small projects in the works. These projects include better organization of player account inventories, a regular column on the plants and animals of the world, domain and settlement selection, and an “Adventure 0.5.0 production update.”

The studio also says it’s “opened hiring and [is] looking for talented gameplay programmers” to “increase [its] game development velocity.”

Hopefully 2019 will see an uptick of development and fortunes for this title to counter our predictions that Chronicles of Elyria is facing the stormiest future of any MMO right now.

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Alyn
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Alyn

Is it time we, as consumers, reconsider crowdfunding as the main source for creating multi-million dollar mmo’s?

Yes, I know this has been asked before, and yes I’ll probably ask it again in the near future.

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Daniel Miller

Backed it for 25. But would love to interview one of those 10k backers today. If it comes it comes, if not oh well. It doesn’t bother me.

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harbinger_kyleran

If there is any development news it’s likely being held back until the 2019 State of Elyria message.

If he bags it then probably best to assume the worst.

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Godnaz

Crowd funded games on an epic MMO scale have yet to prove they pay off. Yes, it takes 5-7 years, sometimes a bit more to develop the tech, streamline development and show tangible progress but we are still living in and battling an era of instant gratification and (rightfully so) entitlement.

Those who haven’t backed out and refunded have resigned to the fact that thier disposable income could still be potentially lost. CoE, Ashes, Crowfall and others are slowly proving that publishing power gets quicker results even if it means developers (people with lives and feelings) feel the stress of over worked crunch.

So please people, decide what’s better for you. The freedom of flexibility for the potential of loss or the constraints of business that impact those who develop?

Without any success story in the crowd funded MMORPG market, we’re still left sitting here wondering if was all worth it.

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Lucky Jinx

Elite: Dangerous is not a success story?

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Armsbend

Whoever gave money to this scam should be ashamed of themselves. You only have yourself to blame.

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gamingforfun

If Chronicles of Elyria fails to launch successfully, I will be out…$25.

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Armsbend

An embarrassment you gave them $25. I will give you credit for admitting it – I wouldn’t have.

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Roger Melly

I don’t see why it’s an embarrassment for him , it’s how crowdfunding works and without people like him many games that have successfully made it to release would never have been developed in the first place .

The backers that I find to have more money than sense are not those that put 25 dollars into a game that is early in its development but those that put thousands in a game like Star Citizen that is years further along in its development but still has huge questions hanging over whether it will ever release anything nearing a polished releasable state before the money runs out .

Having said that I have never backed a kickstarter but I have brought a couple of early access games but that is when they were further along in development and I knew that they would have a release . I certainly wouldn’t put money into Chronicles of Elyria now but I doubt Gamingforfun would either .

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luxundae

You could have bought a seat for Star Citizen with that! Not a ship, mind, but a seat in a ship. Maybe.

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Pleather seat not the good stuff.

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Phaethonas

The only scam MMO is Ashes of Creation. Not even Star Citizen. Say anything you want about Star Citizen or any other game, crowdfunded or otherwise, but scam? Purposely lying in order to get people’s money? That only holds true for Ashes of Creation.