Camelot Unchained updates backers on progress, including on body models

    
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Work on Camelot Unchained continues as the game has officially crossed the first anniversary of its beta one. In the MMO’s latest weekly update, City State’s Tyler Rockwell explains that studio’s been working on the ability system, data storage, character-specific loot, projectile audio, server code, the navigation system, music, battering rams, VFX cleanup, Draugr, animations, armor weight, environment concept art, jumping, and body models.

“Jon created six low poly models exploring different body types of the same rig (skeleton),” the crew writes. “The goal here is to support different body types that all use the same rig, which saves us time on the animation side. This exploratory work can be used for our various NPC needs.”

CSE’s own Mark Jacobs is on hand for the game’s most recent stream and Q&A as well.

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Hamblepants

@deekay whats your deal lol?

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aendam x

Been a backer since day 1 but the release date has pretty much become a meme at this point. I have kept up with news and done quite a few tests and i can see the improvements but most people just want hard dates .

It has become hard for me to even keep up with the news or watch the weekly streams knowing we still have years until release.

CU release date is as big a meme as broadsword progression server among the daoc/ex-daoc community.

Look forward to playing the game but don’t expect it until 2021 at the earliest if im honest.

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Mark Jacobs

Yep, and our release date deserves to be a meme at this point. We’re damn late, and deserve to endure criticism for it.

As to 2021, I really, really hope not but because we’re this late I won’t set a date until I know we can hit it. I’d rather take the heat for doing it that way rather than continually push the goalposts back and back and back…

Thanks for your patience and support, it will be rewarded.

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Eamil

I don’t normally play PvP-focused games but I’ve always enjoyed the idea of faction wars with serious effects and I look forward to the day I can see for myself how well it works in practice.

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Dug From The Earth

Im fine with a really late release date

As long as the game doesnt look and feel like an amateur indie side project.

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evli66

Been following Mark since… was it MageStorm Mark?

Even with all the drama at the end of DAOC, I personally do not remember Mark or any news of Mark lashing disparagingly towards another person or game.

Maybe a response back towards attacks directed him or the game he is developing. As DK did.

As a a backer he has been upfront and open as possible regarding CU. While my hope the game is released in 2019 I would rather it be released as a polished game.

Peace and Margaritas.

Evli

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CovertOpsCloaking

Yeah I always remember Mark being respectful even to people who heavily criticize his games. However DK had nothing but bile and lies and I guess every person has their tipping point.

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Mark Jacobs

Evli, been a long time hasn’t it? Thanks for your -ahem- decades of support, it is appreciated.

And yeah, I don’t attack other devs. I criticized SOE once over their real-money AH, but that’s the closest I came to criticizing a dev since they were both a publisher and a developer unless they attacked us first.

COC, I’ve always tried to be respectful with the occasional bit of snark, even when I disagree with what the person says. When things get personal though, such as death threats (or wishing for death), or attacks on individuals at my companies I will respond, and not always so nicely. OTOH, I love a good bit of snark/fun at my/our expense and appreciate a talented troll. It’s when things get person/mean/libelous that I draw the line.

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Marty Woods

One of the mmo’s I’ve got an eye on .

At least WoW classic will be there until the likes of CU and Pantheon release .

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Jake Boller

I’m going all in on Classic WoW, and CU is the only upcoming MMO I see that truly grabs my attention.

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Mark Jacobs

Agreed. Looking forward to playing some WoW when it launches. Well, maybe not the first few days, I think that the servers will be crazy busy as people hardcore it trying to reach cap.

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jrmartinson_

To be honest, it’s really depressing to see updates for games you crowd funded when you were in the prior phase of your life.

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TheKalouro .

No release date? 2013 ~2019

deekay_000
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deekay_000

mark claimed 2019 is still possible for release just a month ago.

Foundational Principle #14 – CSE SUBSCRIBER PROMISES

and mark promised the would never lie.

which is why the NDA is still up a year into the “beta” that features server up time of max a handful of hours a week on a good week. (no mark, “internal testing” doesn’t count as 24/7 beta access when you’re a kickstarter project and you sold people beta access for years)

dead forums
dead discord
dead subreddit

but oddly none of the usual comments from the usual suspects asking the usual questions

how can this game be healthy?
is this game viable?
why is it taking so long?
why are they charging that much money for that?
why are they still selling stuff?

and ofc the lack of pertinent memes on stated release dates and ETAs and other coffee shop junkie conman bullshit coming out of this project.

but i’m sure mark will be on tomorrow during office work day hours to defend it because certainly that’s more productive than working on bringing the game to a state where they aren’t afraid to show it and have it shown in it’s naked totally a Real beta glory and release in 2019.

probably something about the dificulties in hiring engineers that deflect from mark’s rep amongst the industry and CSE’s lolwat hiring process. and how he’s just such a gosh darned optimist.

hell maybe he’ll throw some shade at some competing projects that have actual gameplay shit to show on a semi regular basis instead of showing us 3dmax renders and #artistsontumblr sourced concept art.

maybe sometime this year we’ll find about the large chunks of the game that are on the backburner and absent from the “soft nda drop” “beta” weekend test thing.

in the meant time we’re still doing exploratory modeling while mark does interviews looking to throw anything and anyone under the bus for the impending collision between putting up or shutting up.

don’t at me mark. go sweep some floors or something. you’re on the clock. work time not gossip time.

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hoylegu

Lighten up, Francis.

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deekay_000
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deekay_000

👍

🤦‍♀️

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Mark Jacobs

What’s a matter DK, people complaining about SC so you vent in a thread and then throw shade at me/us here as well as there?

And why do you continue to lie about things like our uptime when you have seen the amount of time our servers are up for testing during a week and not just IT? You know darn well that on a good week we test multiple times during the week for 3 hours or more per test, and some days a lot more than that. And other than a joke about selling spaceships every so often, as well as me poking fun at us too, when I have ever throw shade at a competing game or Kickstarter? And when I have ever thrown anybody at CSE under the bus or when I was at Mythic, anybody at Mythic or EA? Never.

And gee DK, why are we selling stuff? You mean like reward tiers? We don’t have a cash shop, unlike SC, and you darn well know that. And as you have said about about SC, the money helps finish the game.

I find it amusing that you defend everything Chris does to raise money but crap on us when all we have is a storefront that hasn’t changed in years, no special sales, nothing to draw in new Backers.

Enjoy your morning DK, I’m sure your probably really proud of how you nailed me with the same old lies as well as some new lies. And what, you were bored this morning so you’re really going after me/reputation personally ? Charming DK, just charming.

You bitched and moaned ed at me during the KS here, and are doing the same again, just with more vitriol. While I may be doing the same thing as I was then, at least I can say that I’m trying to do something productive, special, and hopefully unique. You, on the other hand, are just being a troll at this point. And like I used to say back in the Dark Age dev days:

Have a cookie, trolls like cookies!

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Too bad I was up at 1am. Spoiled your chance to shitpost here without a response from me or complain that I should be working during the day and not responding to you .

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Neeyemp

You know I had to sign up so I could post this reply and here it is :

WOW!

So after my amazed reply to this constant drivel you insist on posting in this specific games comment section. I have a question for you, I’m aware you are a backer of SC are you a backer of CU as well and if you are, what tier are you ?

I’m just trying to figure out from where all your posts are coming from.

Have a great day Deekay! :-)

deekay_000
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deekay_000

the only reason i comment about this game at all is ihad interest and for the past year a backer.

if you think im being mean to cu/cse/mark then you have no idea how critical ive been of sc since i first heard of it.

and i really am not posting that much about “this specific game”. this is nothing. literally a drop in the bucket.

maybe you should ask your buddy mark about all the shit he talks about other game companies on this specific website. and ask yourself why acting like derek smart is becoming of a public facing public respresentative of a multimillion dollar business of any kind. let alone the owner/prsident/ceo w/e his title.

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Neeyemp

the only reason i comment about this game at all is ihad interest and for the past year a backer.

Ah so you where a backer which means you where probably in the “Beta 1”? If you where in it then I understand a little from where your comments are coming from.

if you think im being mean to cu/cse/mark then you have no idea how critical ive been of sc since i first heard of it.

Mean ? your first half of you original comment was ok since it was mostly pertaining to CU. The second half looked like a personal attack which to be honest did not look good ?

As to SC yeah I know you are very critical of the game some times but I don’t recall seeing a personal attack on Chris ? I’ve read your comments in regards that game, I’m also a small time(money wise) backer of the game. So I’m a backer and follower of both of these games. I’m not over keen on the “hostile” critics of SC as well but what can you do…

maybe you should ask your buddy mark about all the shit he talks about other game companies on this specific website. and ask yourself why acting like derek smart is becoming of a public facing public respresentative of a multimillion dollar business of any kind. let alone the owner/prsident/ceo w/e his title.

I would rather not comment on this since I don’t really know what you are specifically talking about or do you happen to maybe have some links for me please ? :-)

Once again have a great day and nice chatting to you!

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Marty Woods

Well to be fair that is only a six year time period and that is quite average for mmo development and at least its in beta and not Alpha like some other crowd funded mmos I could mention .