This won’t surprise anyone who was already participating in Crowfall’s pre-launch recruiting programs, but it’s worth noting all the same that the live game is also embarking on a promotion to pull in new players. “Starting today, all Crowfall players can use their personal CrowLink (Crowfall.com/join/displayname) to invite friends to join you in Crowfall,” ArtCraft says.
“Friends that join between Friday July 30 and Sunday September 12, 2021, receive 10-Days of FREE Crowfall game access and a 25% Discount off the purchase of any Game Pack! This is an exciting opportunity to strengthen your Guild and expand your fighting force! Crow Recruits who join with your CrowLink (or add it to a registered account without game pack/access) will receive 10-Days of unlimited Crowfall game access starting from the date they activate the account or the date the CrowLink is activated on the existing account – plus, a 25% Discount will be waiting at Checkout when your friend *purchases the game . Your Crow Recruits must activate the account on our before 11:59 PM CDT (6:59 AM CEST) on Sunday September 12, 2021, and use their discount by September 30, 2021.”
Crowfall launched back in July and provoked concern over its smallish playerbase, which it responded to by… hiding its player numbers. However, ArtCraft had held off on marketing until the end of July, and this campaign seems to be part of that push. The game is currently testing its next update, The Shadow, which offers an RvRvR playstyle.
“Today, Crowfall released its first post-launch update, The Shadow. A highly anticipated release, it introduces The Shadow campaign world, where players join fast-paced and intensely competitive 3-faction campaign wars, without the barrier to entry of joining a Guild. Battles in The Shadow worlds reflect the same competitive challenges found in The Dregs in terms of conquest, building defensible Strongholds and territory control. However, The Shadow offers players, guilded and unguilded, the ability to be part of a competitive conquest event where their choices can change the outcome of the Campaign and the World. […] The Shadow release also includes refinements and additions to several key areas of the PvP gameplay experience.
• New larger map in The Dregs – The expanded size of the map and larger zone limits open up more possibilities for larger battles and enables teams to take advantage of strategic opportunities for control and leverage.
Duelist, Assassin and Ranger Class Refinements – Changes to strengthen the sub-classes or specialization elements of each by bringing more focus and value to what they each do best; giving players a more strategic role in how they can uniquely contribute to their team.
• New Elemental NPC Enemies – Exciting new enemies for players to face; Ice and Lightning Elementals have joined the world’s emerging and ever-expanding set of creatures. Crows will have to rise to the challenge to overcome these monsters and earn their valued loot.
•Significant Performance Improvements – This release includes a substantial set of performance improvements that will contribute to an improved framerate.
• Major Refinements and Feature Fixes – As part of the update additional tuning, polish and refinements were made to game items, environment pieces and crafting resources/interface elements along with tuning of several classes, in response to player feedback. Also hundreds of fixes and updates across all player worlds help deliver a more polished and engaging experience across the Crowfall universe.”