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[Preview] Skyforge: Eyes on the New MMORPG at GDC

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,643MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

This week at GDC, a new MMO made an unexpected debut to join the ranks of new and upcoming games. Skyforge will take your character on a journey from immortality to godliness as you ascend slowly into godhood. This MMO has a lot of interesting new features and we will begin to highlight a few here. The team who made Allods Online has joined with Obsidian Entertainment to create Skyforge which will run as a free to play MMO with a huge world on a single server, and a strong action combat play-style that changes with each class you choose.

Read more of Garrett Fuller's Skyforge - Eyes on the New MMORPG at GDC.

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,411Member Uncommon

    meh.

     

    just saw a trailer and the toon dropped a greatsword triple the size of him-  and i logged out.

    =)

     

  • TygranirTygranir Colordo Springs, COPosts: 741Member
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    meh.

     

    just saw a trailer and the toon dropped a greatsword triple the size of him-  and i logged out.

    =)

     

    Logged out of the trailer?

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  • TaneonTaneon lj, KYPosts: 44Member Common
    No real information to have any kind of real idea about this game except its being done by freaking Obsidian Entertainment... which automaticly puts in on my radar :D
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    This is the second news feature about Skyforge in 2 days !

    Must be really significant...

  • galjingaljin CipollettiPosts: 12Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    meh.

     

    just saw a trailer and the toon dropped a greatsword triple the size of him-  and i logged out.

    =)

     

    Really? In WoW you can dual wield 2h, and you "log out" when you see a retractable tech sword? You need to play more mmos before starting to criticize this kind of stuff...

     

    Now back on topic, the game looks promising. they are still developing it and soon an Alpha will be available. 

    Personally, I see it quite unique. Mixing ancient/classical fantasy with futuristic/sci-fi, would normally be weird using swords and magic with high end technology but somehow it looks good here. 

    I'll look forward to it, and if it is just another mmo then i'll still play it for the lore and looks. There isn't anything else to play so, I'd at least play a game made with original ideas. I was getting tired of seeing elves and orcs everywhere. And who did not want a retractable sword once?

  • HeraseHerase LondonPosts: 371Member Uncommon
    This really looks good, i like the mix of fantasy and futuristic world. The scenery shoots reminded me of tera, been hoping a game would recreate the same open world felling. Defo keep an eye on this 
  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

    Some observations:

    1)  Zones.  Not seamless?

    2)  PVP done in PVP areas (instances?).  No open world PVP.

    3)  Teleport nodes used to travel.

    4)  Single player MMORPG, ever person becomes a god.

     

    Correct me if I was wrong.  It was what I read in the article.

     

    It seems like the timing is bad though, to start developing a AAA themepark, when big companies are steering toward sandbox style games.  Skyforge doesn't look like an inexpensive game either that can gamble on just another ho-hum themepark.

     

    The artwork looks really intricate (OK the sword halfway through the trailer was just silly).  Lets hope it has a really really good soundtrack to help bundle it all up.

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  • ry7737ry7737 grandrapids, MIPosts: 13Member
    is anyone else here rock hard or is it just me?
  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    I never figured the Allods team for a "bad" dev group, so maybe it'll be fun.  At least they don't look like they're copying WoW so much (just other games this time around).  Also Karteli, none of the things you mention on your list are cons for a lot of people, though I'd rather #1 be less prominent in MMO's.  I want to see more combat before I take any interest, because it looks like it's that "press a key, let the light show begin" kind of game where combat seems boring because it tries to be too exciting.
  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDPosts: 16,915Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    meh.

     

    just saw a trailer and the toon dropped a greatsword triple the size of him-  and i logged out.

    =)

     

    Each to their own of course, yet it's a rather shallow critique of a game considering it means nothing to game-play.

    As was asked already how does one log out of a trailer?

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson

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  • BartDaCatBartDaCat Renton, WAPosts: 819Member Uncommon

    My interest in this title was piqued when I saw it listed under the "News" header, along with the fact that it was being shown at GDC.

     

    Then I read through the article and saw that it was a collaborative effort with the ALLODS Team, and it was another "free to play" title, and I lost all interest.

     

    ALLODS - while impressive in its development - was a shameless clone of World of Warcraft, which in itself I could forgive.  Most MMOs these days mimic each other in countless ways.

     

    What I don't forgive was the blatant greed of the RMT Cash Shop and its blatant attempt to offer an undeniable "pay to win" scenario.

  • tiborbtiborb fasanoPosts: 12Member
    Originally posted by BartDaCat

    My interest in this title was piqued when I saw it listed under the "News" header, along with the fact that it was being shown at GDC.

     

    Then I read through the article and saw that it was a collaborative effort with the ALLODS Team, and it was another "free to play" title, and I lost all interest.

     

    ALLODS - while impressive in its development - was a shameless clone of World of Warcraft, which in itself I could forgive.  Most MMOs these days mimic each other in countless ways.

     

    What I don't forgive was the blatant greed of the RMT Cash Shop and its blatant attempt to offer an undeniable "pay to win" scenario.

    Gpotato was greed, not the Allods team. :)

  • gavannicgavannic EAST LIVERPOO, OHPosts: 5Member
    I signed up for the beta. Cant judge it till i play it. I hope its good though.
     
     
     
    Found these.     
     
  • gavannicgavannic EAST LIVERPOO, OHPosts: 5Member

  • KaraethonKaraethon Stockton, CAPosts: 33Member

    If allods was a WoW clone is this supposed to be an Aion clone?

     

  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,328Member Uncommon

    The setting seems very fresh and the fact that Obsidian is involved also appeals to me. Action oriented combat is a plus too if it's done well.

    However, I'm somewhat wary of the Allods guys, on one hand that game wasn't bad at all but they done fucked it up real good with their cash shop bullshit.

    I'm also wondering just how open world this will be. Allowing multiple starting points for the players might be a good idea, but it somewhat sounds like they're making instanced zones with a "theme". Still, could turn out to be very interesting.

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  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,145Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Some observations:

    1)  Zones.  Not seamless?

    2)  PVP done in PVP areas (instances?).  No open world PVP.

    3)  Teleport nodes used to travel.

    4)  Single player MMORPG, ever person becomes a god.

     

    Correct me if I was wrong.  It was what I read in the article.

     

    Could not care less for 1. - 3, for 4., if game is not soloable UP to END GAME, will not play. Have a lot things to do in life and only ONE (even if important) of them is gaming. If would be eternal student, jobless, ... etc... then this would not be important.

     

    Will play if quality will be decent, mouse instead WASD, .... will see.

  • nate1980nate1980 Evans, GAPosts: 1,829Member
    I don't know. There's P2P games on the horizon that seem decent so far. I remember Allod's Online being a game that required you to spend quite a bit of money for things that are pretty standard in P2P MMO's. Like, more money than you'd spend a month for P2P's, so this game would have to get good reviews regarding that area after release for me to even pay this game any mind.
  • EbanyEbany ParapPosts: 41Member Common
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    This is the second news feature about Skyforge in 2 days !

    Must be really significant...

    Or they paid MMORPG a nice sum of money to keep it in the headlines.

  • WhitebeardsWhitebeards TokyoPosts: 778Member
    Such eye candy. Me likey!!!!
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