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Salem: Open Beta Kicks Off for Intrepid Explorers

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,596MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Paradox Interactive has announced that the open beta for Salem: The Crafting MMO will launch today, Thursday, February 28th. The objective is, of course, to settle, thrive and stay alive in this unforgiving game world.

By designing Salem with less of a traditional MMO structure, and instead presenting players with a persistent community sandbox with high-stakes consequences for conflict, Paradox and Seatribe are allowing the Salem community to shape their own experiences. The in-game society that has sprung up during closed beta – including a bustling barter-based economy, vigilantes and mob justice, and rival settlements, have all happened as a result of players’ choices and actions. With the new addition of more players during open beta, it will be fascinating to discover what the community ultimately makes of the world of Salem.

Get started on the open beta by heading to the official Salem site.




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Comments

  • alloinalloin DeinzePosts: 89Member

    Very nice game !! 

     

    but be warned, it's PERMADEATH !!

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    just cant get my head around those big heads :(

     

     

  • JupstoJupsto englandPosts: 2,087Member

    You'll get over the graphics, probably end up liking them.

    This is probably the best real sandbox mmo currently in existence.

    Its definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want something different look no further ;D

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  • DarkVagabondDarkVagabond Posts: 271Member Uncommon
    This isn't for everybody; it's barely for anybody.
    But if it's for you then you'll love it.

    Extremely niche.
  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Consensus

    You'll get over the graphics, probably end up liking them.

    This is probably the best real sandbox mmo currently in existence.

    Its definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want something different look no further ;D

    Sadly ive tried i just cant do it :(

    I even lie all the game features :( maybe someone will release a graphics mod that replaces the stupid characters with somthing better LOL..

  • JimmacJimmac TXPosts: 1,667Member Uncommon
    I want to give it a real try but the text is too small on my screen. Does anyone know a way to make the text size larger?
  • alloinalloin DeinzePosts: 89Member

    I suggest that new players read this http://forum.salemthegame.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=181

    or watch youtube video's.

     

    Very steap learning curve, but once you get a clue what to do, a very good game, can't get enough of it :)

     
  • ManDandyManDandy San Antonio, TXPosts: 5Member
    I've been playing for about a month now and put the time in to learn and have been pleasantly surprised.  this is by far the most entertaining sandbox mmo i've ever played.
  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    perma dyeing mutated elephants?

    OMG lol

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • CasaFrankyCasaFranky MünchenPosts: 530Member Uncommon
    no thanks
  • MakidianMakidian Liverpool, NYPosts: 207Member Uncommon
    Oregon Trail 2.0 lol
  • uidCausticuidCaustic acworth, GAPosts: 128Member
    Be warned, must have java enabled on your machine.
  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,742Member Uncommon
    A couple of sites where they rate MMOs have this rated extremely low...i get that it is niche but it sounds like it is bad and niche.
  • IchmenIchmen Winnipeg, MBPosts: 1,228Member

    the main problem with the game is the client it self. you HAVE to use the ender client (just like haven and hearth) without enders you are pretty much fked hard by an elephant....

    graphics arent too bad after you get past its weird cartoonyness, they are still patching alot of content so you wind up after a month of hard work hitting the  content wall until patches.

    even less if you join an active town lol

     

    been playing since nov (After my 2nd beta key worked)

    CPU: Intel Core i7 CPU 860 2.8GHz
    Evga GeForce 670 FTW
    Evga P55 SLI

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  • TuchakaTuchaka san diego, CAPosts: 468Member
    graphics is a deal breaker for me as well
  • KinchyleKinchyle Hugo, ORPosts: 309Member
    Originally posted by Consensus

    You'll get over the graphics, probably end up liking them.

    This is probably the best real sandbox mmo currently in existence.

    Its definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want something different look no further ;D

    Are you serious?

    You won't get over the graphics...you'll just say "ok...whatever"

    The best real sanbox makes all your dreams of a sandbox game disolve forever.  This IS NOT A SANDBOX GAME!!! It is a large world of CRAP waiting to be...eh...searched over for almost nothing.

    Not everyone's cup of tea...not my cup of crap...

  • StizzledStizzled Springfield, MOPosts: 1,264Member Uncommon

    Playing this game just made me want to go back to Haven & Hearth. It's a shame, I really wanted to like this game, but after giving it a go I just can't stand it. H&H is a much better game, but it's pretty much dead now. All of the dev's focus is on Salem.

     

    I really don't see this lasting very long. The game isn't fun enough to warrent a visit to the cash shop, and nothing in the cash shop is important enough to want to spend money on it.

     

    H&H got by fine on donations for years, but with Salem, Paradox is standing in the background waiting for they're cut. Paradox isn't exactly known for making big budget games, so I'm sure they aren't expecting Salem to make major bank. But, what happens when Salem starts limping along with 300 - 500 active players, some of which may or may not be paying? Will that be good enough to keep the servers open?

     

    Honestly, the quicker this thing goes down the better. Seatribe need to refocus on the game they started and never really finished.


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