Project Gorgon looks to add a playable fairy race in its next major update

    
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You can be a number of things in Project Gorgon, including but not limited to a fighter, a crafter, a spider, and a cow. Soon, players will be able to add “fairy” to that list of things, assuming the game’s next planned update pans out the way the devs hope it will.

A pair of tweets have rekindled the idea of playable fairies, which will be an advanced class available only to those who complete a level 40 quest in the Winter Nexus with another character. The Winter Nexus, for the record, is described as a level 40 group dungeon that players will have to survive to unlock Fairies. Fairy characters will start at level 30, so levels won’t be an issue, just “lots of new fairy-related problems to worry about instead” according to the tweet.

Readers will recall that Project Gorgon discussed this race during its crowdfunding drive in 2016, so this playable race has been slightly delayed. That said, this update should hopefully arrive in about three weeks’ time barring any unforeseen issues. More details should be coming soon.

source: Twitter (1, 2)

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Gamhuin

Gimme dwarves!!

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EmberStar

I hope this is fun for people. I wasn’t part of Project Gorgon when it started, and the more time passes the more it feels like there isn’t any point in even trying it. Kind of like Second Life – I heard about it ages ago, but never tried it because “it takes months to get to grips with the UI.” Now, years later, I’ve still never tried it and it feels even father out of reach. :/

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Mewmew

But why? The content isn’t all just thrown at you all at once like Warframe or something. There is a beginning island to introduce you to the game and you slowly get into stuff and learn more over time. Just because more content is added on the back end doesn’t mean the game isn’t accessible.

In fact, the content updates are so slow, it’s not really as advanced and big as you are thinking.

You experience the game areas based on your level, it’s not a huge open world where you can just go anywhere at any time and get overwhelmed by it all.

I don’t get this feeling some people have of not wanting to try games that have been out a few years. They only want to try stuff that is brand new. There are so many great gaming experiences out there now to get to play. There is no reason to be intimidated or worry you’re not getting in on the ground floor. Most of these games are much better now for the development time they’ve had.

Try some of these older games. If you don’t, you’re going to miss out on some of the greatest gaming experiences that exist. I’m not specifically talking about Project Gorgon, though it certainly is interesting and fun as well. There are so many great older MMORPGs around right now that you can start up anytime and be caught up and knowledgeable about pretty quickly. Lots of them are extremely casual friendly as well.

I truly don’t get this thing some people have about not playing MMORPGs that are a few years old. PvE based games especially there is absolutely no reason not to try them. There’s no content going on between you and others, it doesn’t matter that you’re starting later. There’s no reason to be intimidated just because they have more content than in the past! Especially when it’s all there in the main game and you don’t have to buy a bunch of expansion packs to experience it (though even with those if you’re a brand new player to an MMORPG you often get super good deals on the game together with all the expansions that they’ve made over the years).

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EmberStar

Partly because I have limited time. And partly because the longer a game has been out, the greater the chance that the game could stop existing before I catch up. And there’s just the part where the time barrier is still there, and always will be. Second Life “takes six months to learn.” If I’d taken the plunge four years ago, I’d be a master by now. But I didn’t, so I’m still six months from being familiar enough with it to start enjoying it.

Games that add content locked behind having a high level character are the same way. I’m curious about the fairy race. I might like to try them. I don’t want to try them enough to install the game and plow through 40 levels on “some character I might not keep” *just* to unlock the one thing that had me curious.

Since my gaming time isn’t infinite, I’d rather spend it on things I already know I will enjoy. Or at least ones that are weirdly relaxing, in a “just find a groove and keep going” kind of way. I play some survival games, such as Ark, and builder games such as Space Engineers. Going out and collecting rock is a thing that needs to be done if you’re not playing in Creative Mode.

It’s rarely ever exciting, but it’s familiar and part of the point (to me) is building up to a level where it’s easy. I can listen to an audiobook or watch Lost In Space as I smash rocks with my giant armadillo or bore out a tunnel in my mining ship. In a new game where everything is unfamiliar it’s impossible to do that. I suspect part of the reason people hate Creepers in Minecraft is that they can violently knock you out of that mode, because they make no sound at all until they’re already trying to kill you. “Digging digging diggy hole!” *hisssssss* “Wait wha-” *BOOM!*

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EmberStar

Additional: The fact that there are so many “great gaming experiences” is also part of the problem. If I’m going to take the time to learn a new game, I want it to be either something I could theoretically finish (single player story with a definite ending) or one where I can proceed when I have time and interest, and where the game will simply stop and wait for me to come back if I have to stop.

MMOs don’t really do either of those. Half the point of most MMOs is that they never end (unless they actually die.) They keep adding new updates, raising the level cap, rebalancing or even deleting abilities or even whole character classes. It’s part of the design and monetization model.

If I want to play Space Engineers every night for a week, and then have to stop for three months then everything in my world will still be there. My scripted mining drones will still be patiently digging away, my solar powered main base will still be slowly grinding through the platinum and cobalt ore. If I was to play it online, someone would almost certainly have destroyed everything if I didn’t log in for a week. (Depending on the server rules, they might do that overnight just for the lulz.)

With an MMO, I’m starting years behind everyone else. If it requires group content then I have the issue that everyone has done the low level stuff and moved on. If there are “high level” goals, like unlocking new races, those are almost always set to at or near whatever the level cap was when they were added. If I wanted to jump back into WoW and unlock the fox-looking race just to try one? Yeah, nope. Not happening. I’d have to slog through multiple expansions worth of daily content grind for reputation (no clue how much because I don’t actually intend to try.)

And games with a “skip to level cap” option don’t really fix it, because now I have a max level character I have no attachment to, who has a warehouse worth of abilities I have no idea how to use on creatures I’ve never seen in high level areas I’ve never heard of. Not the best metaphor, but to me it feels like trying to jump into the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the middle of the Battle of Pelanor Fields. Sure it *looks* exciting and so many things are happening. And I have no idea who any of these people are or why I should care and – what the hell is that a giant elephant stomping on cavalry?!

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Toy Clown

Someone needs to post a screenshot of a character spider and cow for Sunday’s One Shots.

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Bruno Brito

Ok, so…Orcs are unwashed savages, elves are unapologetic sluts and humans are arrogant jackasses.

What is the concept of fairies in this game?

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Utakata

Harry Dresden rule of Fae: Avoid making bargains with them! >.<

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EmberStar

If that’s the direction the rest go, then I’d guess probably “chaos incarnate.” Depending on the story fairies can be fickle, untrustworthy and downright dangerous. They might do every chore in your house in return for a bowl of milk, and then steal your children simply because they were bored.

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Down_To_My_Last_Fudge

Oh i do hope there is kidnap[ping involved!

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Rodrigo Dias Costa

Interesting question. And I hope for an equally interesting answer when they arrive. I like the races lore on this game.

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Kurt Shadle

I’m excited to try this race but not sure how well it’ll stick for me. Levels arn’ t my biggest issue for alts in PG, it’s getting all that favor all over again.

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Strykerx88

I hope they add a playable targeting box.

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Real

The only indie game where I’m willing to pat it on the head and say “there there, pal. Take as much time as you need.” It’s like a pretty ass caterpillar that you know will eventually turn into a beautiful butterfly.

Not many MMORPGs out there with the heart and soul that this game has — the years’ it’s taking to be feature complete ultimately seem worth it. Glad this patch is continuing along that path.

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Does not check email

I found the game during steam launch. It was like falling in mmo love again with COH gone.

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Dystopiq

The one game I hope receives more funding and support. I want it to succeed