Crowfall is an upcoming MMO currently in Pre-Alpha. The game comes from the developing studio ArtCraft Entertainment and is described as a throne war simulator. Due to its crowdfunding success, currently with over $12 million, ArtCraft made many promises. One such promise was that they would be doing Q&As for their Ruby-level backers. Today, they released their June Q&A.
The video runs through a number of questions addressed to the devs, Senior Game Designer Mark Halash and Design Lead Thomas Blair answer them all. They open up by discussing the current state of play testing and mention the fact that they are turning their attention to building Campaign Worlds. They then assure players that with each new build, they work to smooth out the issues in the previous build.
Halash and Blair then speak briefly about the guild system, telling players that they believe “guilds are pretty standard” across most MMORPGs but that they will be adding in the ability to create a sub-guild off of a main guild. Very little information is available on the idea of sub-guilds currently, but there is an entire Crowfall forum dedicated to the guild system.
Next comes the topic of mounts and caravans, which many players seem to be anticipating. There are none in the game thus far and the developers confess to not making any progress on them at this point in time. Halash and Blair tell players that they are currently focused on putting out the first Campaign World and they will then turn their attention to mounts and caravans.
Then comes the discussion on discipline runes, and class and discipline design. The devs state that there will be no changes coming to the Discipline Rune crafting system for a “period of time.” As far as class and discipline design, Halash and Blair say that moving forward, it will be much easier for them to create disciplines rather than whole new classes, thus players will likely see many more of them in the future. They use the example of the newly implemented bard as an example and promise players that they will see “a lot of these little mini classes kind of in the batch or the batch after that.”
Crowfall is available for purchase for those willing to play through its current pre-alpha build. For more information, be sure to check out the full video on the Crowfall Youtube channel. Are you excited for the next steps in Crowfall’s development? What are you most looking forward to? Let us know!