Camelot Unchained offers looks at new UI, the Dreadcaller class, and more Dragon’s Web details

    
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Not a great plan.

Camelot Unchained has offered up another round of check-ins for the playerbase to cap off the weekend playtest. We start with the most recent weekly update, which offers a whole lot of visuals, including some new UI previews, some fixes to unruly clothing items, and a look at the Abhorrent Knight Tower Champion. The Top Ten-ish, meanwhile, rounds out updates made to performance improvements, pathfinding, metric gathering tools, and build pipeline improvements among other things.

In the end-of-month newsletter, there’s a closer look at the Dreadcaller class’ weapons and summonable spooky friends, as well as some artwork for a couple of points of interest. The newsletter then takes an extremely deep dive into the Dragon’s Web, which is a leyline system that players can draw out from a keep’s Dragon Heart power source to power placable spawn points and restoration pools.

These leylines are mapped out by craftable Arcane Brazier Fountains and can link to batteries known as Heartsource Accumulators, while a leyline network can be disrupted by a placeable item known as a Leyline Needle that severs a power line — perfect for those moments when realms want to go against realms.

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dinarian_

269 days, still no refund.

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Xsorus .

Its sad I didn’t realize I backed this game 8 years ago.

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dinarian_

And in December the game will be 5 years late with no release date in sight. Heck no date for Beta 2 even.

Although I guess people buying the different beta 1, beta 2, or beta 3 tiers didn’t matter much since apparently ‘all backers’ are allowed to test now even though it is only beta 1 and some people paid for beta 1 access whereas others who paid less to have only beta 2 or beta 3 access are apparently routinely just allowed in beta 1 tests now.

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Bruno Brito

Don’t you need a game to have a new UI?

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Rndomuser

Words, words and more words about supposed improvements in random newsletters. Yet the beta test still performs poorly, still looks poorly and it actually visually regresses in some aspects between builds (I made plenty of videos and screenshots which show all of this, Mark has seen those so did other testers). Sure, all of those may end up actually working well and looking good, but that’s just guessing with no guarantee of this ever happening. And how many more years will it take to do this? 5 more? 7 more? Will Ragnarok provide enough funding for this? Personally I doubt it, of course anyone else is free to believe in anything they want to ;-)

Meanwhile, other MMORPG developers release videos like this, which actually demonstrates new class and several abilities, for a game that is not even in official Alpha state:

Sad.

Karac_Avalron
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Karac_Avalron

Perhaps the most disappointing games in the last 5 years. The whole ragnarok mess is more a testament to how out of touch CSE seems to be. I think that whole mess really gave a glimpse into what people bought into. Couple that with the mess here on the MOP forums and reddit its now not even about the game(s) or delay but about the personalities.

It’s a mess and these updates are lack luster to say the least. Remove the NDA and show the game play, its really the only thing thats going to save the game In my view. It doesnt even have to be great at this point, but with each one of these updates if people see improvements listed APPLIED IN GAME, that would begin to build confidence.

In my small circle of gaming guilds/discord no one is going near this one, not after all that has gone down.

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2Ton Gamer

Quiet day on MOP. I wonder if people’s minds are just elsewhere with the state of the world and what’s looming this week.

Anyway, I checked out the link to the newsletter (slow news day and all) and I have to say that after not following the game for like a year now, I have no clue what the state of the game is. Besides the controversial decision earlier in the year (it was this year, right? 2020 seems to be a time void where time moves differently), I honestly have not heard much about how close the game is to beta 1, or is it already in beta 1? I’m sure it’s not within a year of release yet either. Is there some sort of easier to look at game status to catch people up who might care? Ya know, for those who do not hang on Mark’s every word? lol

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dinarian_

Well, technically officially the game has been in beta 1 for over 2 years already.

There is no given release date. There isn’t even a date announced for beta 2. Heck, nobody can even get an ETA for the refunds that many of us asked for after the January controversy. I have been waiting 241 days for my refund and still have not gotten it and I am not even the longest/most over due.

Next month the game will be 5 years late though.

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2Ton Gamer

Maybe it was beta 2 I was thinking of.

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dinarian_

No release date for beta 2. Not even a new 90 day plan yet.

Relmharver
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Relmharver

Maaaaaan, beta 1 ain’t no beta. It barely qualifies as an alpha.

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Bruno Brito

I mean, it was 3 AM for me when you posted that.