Parakasure went into early access on Steam in September 2018 (I wrote about my first impressions soon after). Thankfully, the game’s developers are still here and they are active and slowly, but steadily improving the game! Ever since Folk Tale, I have been more cautious when investing in early access games, though. Folk Tale’s developer used to stream regularly and work on the game actively and everything seemed to be going well until they suddenly disappeared. This is a risk you always have to consider when investing into an early access game. Even really active developers who put everything they have into the game can be forced to cancel development due to a lack of funds to finish their project. So that’s why I’m starting with such a negative comment before writing about Parkasaurus. The point to take away from here is: If you enjoy the game now, as it is, then all’s fine and good because you get your money’s worth. But if you think that the game … [Read more...] about Parkasaurus Early Access: Where is the game now?
Where is brawlers guild alliance
Alliances will exist in Fractured and apparently feature in-game UI options. Nothing necessarily wrong with that, of course, but I wonder what challenges and obstacles the devs will put in place for guild alliances? In Albion Online, alliances are a major political component... but often chilled content. Mega-alliances dominate the land and there's no disadvantage associated with them. For example, alliances in AO lack friendly fire, so invasion day battles often become giant zerg fests for territory, since there's no challenge or difficulty in just throwing bodies at the enemy and spamming AOE attacks. Additionally, though AO advertises itself as a hardcore game of subterfuge and diplomacy, there's no effective way to betray alliances - no Red Wedding style assassinations can occur, since in order to pull it off you'd have to drop out of the alliance UI in the first place and telegraph your attack. This is, of course, an ongoing chain of thought from my other thread about guilds. I … [Read more...] about What challenges should guild alliances face?
One of the big features coming in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth v8.1.5 is the revamped Brawler's Guild that has not been in the game since the expansion's launch. In a new post on the WoW site, devs provide a preview of the new bosses, the murder mystery questline and the new rewards that brawlers can earn by rising through the ranks. There are many new faces just waiting to pit their skills against yours within the Brawlers’ Guild including: Farmer Xiang-Su Hyper Mega-Mecha Seagull x9000 Mama Stormstout Ouroboros Phillip Carter Tracey Robe-Robber Robert Spymaster Thog Hammerspace Tidemistress Shellbreaker Check out the full post on the World of Warcraft site. … [Read more...] about Blizzard Previews Updated World of Warcraft Brawler’s Guild Coming in 8.1.5
"Where is the Horse and the Rider?" "Where is the horse and the rider? Guys, its time! We need our friends to success in Ks, and Devs its time to release some little trailers on a daily basic, belive me! You need to show more arts and concepts! in 6 day we will know how it will end, anywas is a good journey! … [Read more...] about Where is the Horse and the Rider
Update (June 27, 2017): The developer seems to have gone MIA. The last post in the game’s Steam Communiy Hub was posted on April 30, 2017. Before that, there were several posts each week. No further patches have happened, no replies on Twitter etc. either. Please consider this if you’re interested in the game! Folk Tale has been in development and in Steam Early Access for a long time already and this is where a lot of the negative reviews are coming from. The developer, GamesFoundry, has steadily been working on the game and there have been regular updates (game updates as well as communication!) in all that time (please note: I’m using the experimental build which gets updated even more often). So I personally never thought the game to be abandoned (but I do understand people getting impatient). However, this is not going to be the focus of my blog post. What has been or what will be one day isn’t important if you are now sitting here wondering: Should I … [Read more...] about Folk Tale: Where is it now? (March 2017)