I have been informed of an interesting kickstarter project that could very well give us one of the best sounding MMO’s I have heard in recent years. Chronicles of Elyria is an upcoming MMORPG that is set to focus upon building a proper reality and tying your character into this world. You character will age and die over a period of 10-12 months. You lose days on your life counter if you die. The world is set to be fully destructible and buildable upon to make your own villages and communities. You can even make an actual impact in the game world by making influential families and creating bloodlines and kingdoms to your name.
The payment model too seems incredibly interesting. After buying the game itself you pay to have 1 life in your game (although the game itself already comes with a full life, meaning at least 10-12 months of gameplay with the initial purchase) and after that life is gone you pay or spend credits you can earn in game to get another. This payment system seems like an evolution upon the original subscription based service that most MMO’s offer and I for one am incredibly excited to see how it develops. Although it does seem like a haven for griefers… I guess we will have to see how the community develops.
Of course there is one problem that seems to come from this game. Now keeping in mind this is pre-developmental gameplay and so it may very well get better unfortunately the combat demo I saw seemed very… clunky. The animations looked strange, the movements looked jarring and the whole act of combat seemed very strange and wrong. However as I said maybe it will get a lot better as the development properly begins and so as a result of this I still think this game is well worth looking out for, it seems to have a lot of things that the MMO genre needs and I am looking forward to it very much.
That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.