Camelot Unchained shares healer updates, work on a frosty biome, animation updates, and more

    
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Like clockwork, Camelot Unchained is starting off the month of October with its usual end-of-month wrap-ups for the previous month of September. Also as usual, some of the larger updates come from the monthly newsletter. This month, players are getting a dose of healing changes, with particular focus on runestone healing that lets players either place down a beneficial runestone or huck it at a specific area. Players can also read up on healer class-specific tweaks that the devs are working on as well. That all said, the post admits that healer classes are the least developed thus far, and they still have a long way to go.

Also in the newsletter we get some looks at a frosty new frozen tundra biome, replete with all of the chilly vegetation and fluffy angry monsters one could want, another look at the coastal lowland region, and continued concept art work on the Hamadryad and Cait Sith races.

Meanwhile, this month’s Top Ten-ish is primarily about animations, highlighting progress on chaining animations seamlessly together, animation interplay, and animation for press-and-hold attacks. The list also promises that Alchemy is “very close” to being finished, outlines continued progress on melee 2.0, and design document creation for home islands among a wide number of other development reports.

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. As of 2021, the studio says it is still paying refunds and is still working on both games, though it did not follow through on interviews with press.
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dinarian_

What does not run like clock work at CSE is thier alleged refund process. Today is day 577 of waiting for the promised refund and I am still not the longest wait time. In the terms and conditions at the time of purchase we were guaranteed refunds in up to 90 days, and that promise was reaffirmed by MJ personally after the refund apocalypse that resulted from the secret 2nd betrayal game announcement in February of 2020. After all this time we are still talking about refunds from February of 2020 not being honored. Absolute scam at this point.

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Daniel Haskell

There seems to be a pattern here. Kickstarted in 2013 with an expected delivery date of 2015, currently past that by 6 years. Guaranteed refunds after 90 days, and you’re at 577? A year and a half delay… hmmm…. by CU standards, getting it any faster would be a miracle!

/ end sarcasm

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Chris Mac

Day 577 of reading more nonsense about your “Customer Service” experience. This is an article about game content, not your personal crusade.

Submit a ticket and wait, that’s about all you can do. Or you can carry on kicking and screaming on every content update that gets posted here…

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dinarian_

Except that it isn’t my customer service nonsense like you say. It is the same issue for everyone who requested the refunds they were entitled to receive but have not been paid, not just me. At the bottom of every CU article their box of shame says that the company claims to still be paying refunds, so there is nothing wrong with me providing context showing that statement is and continues to be a lie on CSE’s part.

Oh and since you seem to be keeping track, I am ow on day 595 of waiting for a refund that was promised in writing by CSE and of course like so many others still have not received.

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Victor Ponta

I agree with you Chris Mac. Dinarian_ has just whined constantly for 595 days. You invested in a game that has not quite gone to plan. Cut your losses, move on with your life and focus on positive things. I actually envy you if you have this much free time to chase it 24/7.

but instead, you waste your time posting stuff on threads. I would argue the time you’ve spent over the 595 days is probably worth more than what you have pledged into the game. The sad thing is that you seem like the type of person that as soon as you get your refund when the games released you’ll come back.

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dinarian_

Except that me and all the other people who still can’t get their promised in writing according to CSE’s own terms and conditions refunds, are not investors and we didn’t invest in anything. I bought a game tier package from a gaming companies website ( I did NOT kickstart this game). A game tier package that included the option for a refund. I have gotten neither a game nor a refund. We aren’t talking about a group on ‘investors’ who are unhappy we are talking about people who are victims of false/fraudulent advertising and refund fraud. And yes it is a scam/fraud if everything was on the up and up with CSE and their refunds, they wouldn’t have needed to lie to the Virginia Attorney General a year ago saying they were doing refunds only to still a year later not being doing refunds.

Investors after all occasionally get paid and all we can get is the occasional bald face lie made up by MJ, the head of the company told about us.

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Daniel Haskell

I feel so bad for the developers on this game. They’ve spent years on it, and when they have to look for other jobs when the company shuts down, they’ll only be able to reference this failed, never launched game.

I’m not sure who is worst in terms of ‘pie in the sky’ game development and constantly over promising and under delivering – Peter Molyneux or Mark Jacobs?

Can that be the next Massively Poll?

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Jack Pipsam

Apart from Godus, Peter Molyneux finished his games.

I’m still a bit sad about Godus, I really did enjoy my time in the Early Access for it.

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dinarian_

I feel like willingly worked for a scammer that stiffed everyone won’t look good on the devs resume.

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Cole Gardner

Wait this game is still in development?? LOL. Can’t believe people have given them over 4 million dollars. Bunch of scam artists.

But if people haven’t learned not to support and pledge to these stupid ass games they never will.

Wish I had money to wipe my ass with.

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dinarian_

I didn’t kick start the game. I bought my copy via CSE’s webstore where they clearly have a refund policy listed. A refund policy CSE has not been honoring since the refund apocalypse that occurred after they announced their second game aka the betrayal game in February of 2020. Despite claiming to still be paying refunds.

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Relmharver

Watching the glacial development and failure of CU is like eating a nice, big pile of poop with a toothpick. And yet, I can’t stop staring at the slow motion train wreck!

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angrakhan

LOL! I am totally stealing that analogy.