Ascent: Infinite Realm hints at major shake-ups coming to its combat mechanics

    
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Those of us who were fascinated by Ascent: Infinite Realm’s initial reveal and promise of steampunk MMORPG bliss have long since accepted that the game is mired deep in the trenches of development hell now. There’s been a leadership shakeup behind the scenes, though, and there’s a promise that something is moving forward with the game’s new A:IR [Reverse] campaign that is supposedly building up to a big reveal coming out on April 1st. Which is hopefully just bad timing and not a big joke.

There’s a poll running on the game’s Korean version talking about a move away from tab-targeting combat and into a more action-oriented direction, which suggests that there might be major mechanical changes to combat and perhaps even other areas of the game. Of course, people with some memory might note that this sort of mid-development changeover rarely ends well, but perhaps this particular forward momentum gets the game back on track and moving ahead.

Source: Official Site (1, 2) via MMO Culture
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Jo Watt

Kind of happy tbh. While I have been a fan of tab target for a long time. I’m just finding it harder and harder to enjoy it now after playing Tera back in the day and then BDOs combat. It just has made tab targeting so boring now for me. Standing there while your character does an animation to block or dodge based off stats then press 1, 2 and 3 while occasionally having to dodge some highlighted floor mechanic just isnt appealing anymore.

Being able to freely move and combo attacks while dodging abilities or having to actively block mechanics is so much more fun.

Really looking forward to see what they come up with.

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Daniel Miller

`i liked the tab targeting.

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Witches

Le sigh…

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Vunak

I really really really hope they go full action combat. It was the one thing that made TERA so good, I never understood why they didn’t take the one good thing they did which was that games combat and use it for their new game.

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joxul

MMO news just straight up depresses me now

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KodaiRyu

Yeah i’m totally excited for FF7R x)

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Toy Clown

Sounds like they’re trying to make BDO, steampunk version.

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Jaymes Buckman

Wasn’t that Black Gold Online?