Camelot Unchained was worried the ‘Siege of Cherry Keep’ stress test would melt your computer

    
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Camelot Unchained backers over the weekend had the opportunity to kick the crap out of the servers for a planned stress test, and apparently it stressed more than just the servers, to the point that City State Entertainment even warned people to log out if their machines were melting. Ahh, MMOs.

“Just a few months ago, we showed you folks our first pass at building destruction,” Camelot Unchained’s Mark Jacobs wrote. “It had a handful of siege engines, and destruction was rough, but it worked. Two months later, we are bringing in our Alpha, Beta 1, and IT Backers to a weekend test, where we will show you 200 working trebuchets, and over 800 other siege engines and NPCs.” Apparently the “Siege of Cherry Keep” was “one to remember” for the super-still-under-NDA folks who attended.

Meanwhile, CSE says it’s been working on building performance, sky lighting, clouds, collision sounds, projectiles, the world map (wheeee), support classes, mage VFX, focus items, the ability builder, crafting, player animations, longbows… it just goes on and on. It’s ramping up, folks.

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psytic

It is starting to feel quite long in development for a pvp only game… going on 4 years now.

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JTLeanWarrior

How much did Mark pay you to write this?

There’s a strict NDA going on 6+ years now because this game is complete utter garbage.

I am a day one IT tester. The game looks like something from 1999. The graphics are terrible, the engine cant handle “800 NPC’s in battle” that’s the biggest fucking lie ever. But that’s all that Mark does: lie.

Remember Warhammer Online? Yeah, this game is even worse than that.

This is just another classic example of the Kickstarter scam. The game will never release. I guarantee the company will fold before the game is complete because it needs at least 4 more years of development at the rate these devs move. They are the slowest dev company of all time by far.

I really dont think they know what they’re doing other than milking the funding to keep their jobs going for as long as possible.

Please stop giving this company money. They dont deserve it.

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Hamblepants

This post above ^ is a copypasta this person shares on reddit, possibly other places too (maybe MMORPG forums?).

Short answers are: this person isnt in IT testing, game looks fine, runs smooth with up to 2,400 ppl in a battle (40+ FPS with all 2,400 within 200m on a 1080 gtx+i5-4690k) still isnt game-fun (more testing-fun) but getting better.

Still 2-3 years out realistically, but the building blocks are fun.

Can craft, build, progress char, make your own abilities, be in a siege, be in a giant battle, destroy buildings.

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psytic

I hope your wrong. That is a hell of a long time for a pvp game with no pve questing.

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Bruno Brito

I guess the Cherry was popped.

:^) i’ll be here all week.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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xpsync

Fantastic man, love it!

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Mark Jacobs

Nice Schlag, as usual.

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TheDonDude

I’m not a huge PvPer, but when I do prefer huge mobs o’ players going at it, a la WAR, ESO, or even Alterac Valley.

So CU is looking good on that front.

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Mark Jacobs

Thanks Bree, yep, it’s definitely ramping up. The weekend test was a huge success with the servers not crashing (we had one slowdown but it recovered) and we ended the last scenario with me bringing in 8K NPCs for the “Running of the NPCs” before I ended the test.

So yeah, a great week that ended with a great weekend test. We are very happy around here right now.

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camren_rooke

Cherry Keep is just gonna make for all sorts of bad innuendo in PVP.

Not sayin nothing, just sayin.

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Randy Savage

Not any more than 80’s hair metal bands

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Mark Jacobs

LOL and CR, yep, it would. Right now CK is just for testing. It wasn’t going to be called that until we stuck the big cherry tree into the castle’s grounds and it just seemed like the appropriate thing to call it. :)

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Melissa McDonald

I’d keep the name. It has a GoT feel to it.