Camelot Unchained previews the Verdant Forest and creation of 21 different races

    
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The latest Unveiled newsletter from Camelot Unchained has a lot to talk about, but then again when you’re trying to describe the creation of a forest biome and 21 different in-game races, you’re going to end up with a lengthy newsletter and a monthly blog recap to top it off.

On the subject of the Verdant Forest, backers will be able to check out an in-game slice of this biome as a “proof of concept zone” that’s accessible via a portal from each realm’s home island. The zone in question is not fully complete, but it will feature some combat as well as have some open PvP gameplay available. However, this PvP isn’t exactly structured, so those who are eager to simply spawn camp are being warned against being a digital asshat.

The post further discusses future updates planed for the Verdant Forest, including a new lighting pass, adding critters, and creating sound effects among other bits of work. There’s also a look at a shipwreck POI as well.

The remainder of the newsletter takes a deep dive into the creation of the 21 races that are planned for CU, outlining a basic workflow for rigging and animating, starting first with human races, then demi-humans, giants, ephemeral races, titans, and races with wings and digitigrade legs, and then giving each individual race is given time to discuss their concepting, some of their abilities, and some lore.

The post also assures that, even though 21 races is a lot, most of them fall in the human and demi-human category, which means there won’t be a lot of rigging and animation work like there would with some of the more exotic races in the game.

source: newsletter, blog
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dinarian_

Still no refund, I have now been waiting 332 days for the refund MJ promised ‘in up to 90 days’….I am still waiting, a lot of people are still waiting. Still no word if MJ has even finished with refunds requested in February of 2020.

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yoh_sl

While all the various features and game plan was all very well and good, it was the races that sold me when I decided to back them, however long ago that was.
They had me at Bean Sidhe…… I like fey alright.

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Truvidien

I’m still on the fence about backing. Parts of me wants to do it then another part is telling me to wait for more.

Relmharver
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Relmharver

Don’t waste your money at this point. If the game somehow makes it to release and is also somehow high quality and fun, you have plenty of time to buy in then. Right now, it’s too risky a proposition, in my opinion.

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Adil Ejaz

I would advise you to not put in your money as you are looking to buy a product rather than back a project. Same for @Relmharver as you only think like that when you want something to play. Remember, it will always be available on launch day. Backers are mostly hoping to reach that day successfully without worrying about the worth in return of the money put in or the time taken to reach it.

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Francis Baud

If you enjoy testing, finding bugs and exploring new environment, then it may be a good opportunity to back CU. If I’m correct, in January there were 12 days of testing for Beta testers.

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Lucky Jinx

Visually CU is starting to look fairly good. I’ve had this game on a back burner for a while, so the difference is pretty striking. Best of luck for the remaining development, I’ll be sure to check it out on launch day. :)

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Drunk3nShaman

Never been horney for a dragon before, bravo MJ!

Fisty
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Fisty

These pics look great. Shadows in the forest in the vid are nice. Will likely install and dive in to see how it looks and runs.

Gipfeli
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Gipfeli

but.. can you do that?

can you just install and jump in or does mercury need to collide with venus the third time this year so i can log in for an hour?

the last 2 times i tried to “dive in” i missed the time frame by about 12 weeks.

Fisty
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Fisty

This weekend is open. It does look good, tho lighting and framerates need a little tweaking still. Big strides though.

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joshisanonymous

Servers have been up literally every weekend for months at this point. Yes, you can dive in if you’re a backer.

EmberStar
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EmberStar

The concept art looks nice.
*Edit* I’d love to have a singleplayer game where I could play that humanoid dragon race.

camren_rooke
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camren_rooke

The biome pics are really nice.

Thanks for sharing them MJ,

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SwordBreaker35

Camelot Unchained is the only mmo im hyped for yeah I know we have allot of mmos coming like blue protocol and what not. But im starting to get a bit sick of Anime mmorpgs and my first 2 ever mmo was Dark age of Camelot and Ragnarok online back in the day.

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Yoshi Senpai

I am a weeb so I am down for anime MMOs, but Camelot is my most wanted in development MMO.

I want some good PvP!

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SwordBreaker35

Sure I love anime as well but im starting to get sick of all the okeyish anime mmo´s we get or if they are great they are destroyed by japan/koreas stupid Gacha bullshit. Plus it´s kind of nice with a new proper high fantasy that is not a korean mmo with out of proportion females that all look like they are 14.

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Jo Watt

I could be wrong so let me know. But the main focus is the 3 faction PvP with not much to do with PvE correct? Or has that changed.

I’m just really worried about the future of the game past launch and hype. What happens when population drops, factions become totally unbalanced (think in terms of months later when say each faction had 10k but now 2 factions have lost 50% or so without much player gain forcing people to start on those factions what happens). Server merges sure or however they work it but what’s the goal to combat faction dominance with no hope for new players who join later and might be forced into the losing factions do to possible locks.

I’ve been interested although very skeptical of CU and don’t hide that fact. Until I’ve seen enough to consider jumping in I will maintain that view.

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joshisanonymous

Correct, PvE is very limited in CU. Almost everything is about 3 faction RvR.

That said, there are balancing mechanics being built in for population imbalances. For starters, they’re explicitly designing content so that you can feel like you’re helping the war efforts whether you want to run around solo, in a small group, in a large group, or in a zerg, so even if you’re too outnumbered to hit an enemy force straight on, you should always have something you can do.

On top of that, they’re developing a system called Overmind that they can tweak on the fly to rebalance the action in various ways when one side has too much advantage.

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Drunk3nShaman

same, this New World and Pantheon have my attn, also watching Ashes closely.