Camelot Unchained shows off lighting, locations, races, and characters holding balls

Ponderously large balls. These things are huge.

    
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Camelot Unchained has put out yet another wrap-up post for the end of April showcasing development work as well as a whole lot of images. Which means this news post has a gallery!

Before getting to the pretty pictures, there’s the usual Top Ten-ish post, which covers the addition of the Jotnar giant race to the game; progress on lootable chests; movement and locomotion updates; some new AI adjustments related to multi-targeting and NPCs gathering data about other NPCs; the addition of functional torches; and art work for the Golden Plains location and the St’rm and Valkyrie races.

That brings us to the alluded-to gallery, which provides a look at those two races and the Golden Plains, as well as the aforementioned operational torches, some new fog visuals for the Verdant Forest area, and object interactions as character models heft some big honkin’ balls around in their arms. Incidentally, Camelot Unchained has reached its eighth anniversary of Kickstarter funding, so you can see how some of that time has been spent recently in the gallery below.

We must once again note that Camelot Unchained’s CSE agreed to answer our questions on the state of the game and its refunds in an interview back in March, which still hasn’t been returned to us yet in May. We continue to await those answers for our readers.

MMORPG veterans will know that Camelot Unchained, which was originally Kickstarted in 2013, has taken flak over the years thanks to delays, the founding of a second studio, the announcement of a second game using CU’s custom-built engine, and delayed refunds. The game entered its “beta one” phase back in 2018, with tests capable of putting 3000 humans and bots on the battlefield simultaneously; most recently, it’s been pegging forward development to 90-day plans.
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dinarian_

Hey MOP, maybe ask MJ why his mods are telling people that him doing refunds is a voluntary side thing and that refunds are merely good will gestures and are not actually money back guarantees despite those refunds being guaranteed in the terms and conditions. If you ever get any answers back from CSE, would you mind asking about the top down gaslighting attempts to convince people they aren’t actually owed and entitled to a refund, thanks.

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dinarian_

Just checking in, I have been waiting 442 days for my refund (and I am still waiting)…. how many days have ya’ll been waiting on answers about refunds again? It will be soon right?

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psytic

What ever its like 50 bucks 8 yrs ago. Might as well see it through at this point.

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Virtuality

Oh man, after looking at last One Shots article I’m not sure what looks more attractive, a game like LOTRO which was released in 2007 or this game which is still in development. I mean, take a look at the field of flowers screenshot in One Shots article, then take a look at screenshots here. The distant trees in LOTRO screenshots look like trees, in these screenshots (especially the 3rd screenshot) distant trees look like blobs of green. I know gameplay matters more than graphics but I don’t even see any gameplay in these screenshots.

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GreenUnderstanding

Is this an ARMA 1 mod, or is it supposed to look like a game from 2006?

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dinarian_

Day 432 of waiting for that refund I was promised.

Maybe the refunds are in that giant ugly ball?

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2Ton Gamer

Gotta say, Mark is usually prompt with responses and holding out on the refund talk is making him and the game look bad. I will say that most crowdfunded games did not offer a refund so perhaps that was ill-conceived on his part to try and be so open without knowing how things would shake out in the end. However, if you’re going to stake your reputation on something you should deliver. This refund issue will be another year in a row where the focus has been shifted from game development news to a controversy, which no project needs. Good or bad man, just come out with the answers and please do not follow through with some long-winded excuse. You fucked up, own it and move on.

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Gevatter

However, if you’re going to stake your reputation on something you should deliver.

MJ hands out the refund after all, albeit very slowly. And he also explained why there was such an extreme delay. Several times and in great detail. Unfortunately, some do not believe his explanations.

This refund issue will be another year in a row where the focus has been shifted from game development news to a controversy

What can MJ do about it? Again, he has explained why there are delays — but he cannot force anyone to trust his explanations.

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Relmharver

His main excuse is that he hasn’t been willing to go into the (vacant) office because he is protecting his wife and himself from Covid. Apparently they aren’t yet vaccinated.

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2Ton Gamer

Sorry but that just doesn’t cut it. What can he do about it you ask? He could be here right now defending why he’s stood up this site ‘s questions. He’s come in here so many times and I’ve enjoyed his comments and back and forth, but there’s more to it than he’s letting on and the longer he tries to dodge it, the worse off for the game. I’m not some hater of Mark or the game, I’m just stating in nicer terms what any old forum hack will do in much worse form. He needs to communicate on this. It’s not my game and reputation on the line so I’m not concerned.

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Gevatter

He could be here right now defending why he’s stood up this site ‘s questions.

Why does he even have to defend himself against accusations under every CU article? I mean, he already did that and did it help?

He needs to communicate on this.

On the other hand, there are many voices that think MJ communicates too much.

Too little or too much — whatever he tries, it will not be enough to convince those who have not believed his explanations even until now; they will continue to damage his reputation.

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Buddy Barlow

We must once again note that Camelot Unchained’s CSE agreed to answer our questions on the state of the game and its refunds in an interview back in March, which still hasn’t been returned to us yet in May. We continue to await those answers for our readers.

Lol of course not.

Late & Mark Jacobs are best friends

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Truvidien

Keep up the good work. Look forward to seeing more.