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  • New Funding Round Brings $6M into the Coffers to Expand Game Content & More - Crowfall -

    Kyleran said:
    Syphin_B said:
    This game is making Camelot Unchained look like vaporware. They're over there building a engine for a couple of years with no release in sight with a budget of 4,477,842 so far. Always felt like that team was just too small to take on something like a in-house engine including a 3 faction RvR game, a lot of work for a team that small. Kudos to the Crowfall guys
    CU total budget was ~$9M at some point last year, as hinted by Mark Jacobs in comments, here on That's before licensing (which Crowfall did partially, for $2M so far), before possible equity (which makes lions share of CF budget, ~$14M as you can see below), before any major "outter" investors and before any hype, say in beta - especially pre-launch.

    PS for anyone curious, here you can see Crowfall's funding breakdown (~$20M total) -

    This indie team seems to be the next best at raising funds after SC, looks like they'll make it to the gate

    Yeah.  It was pretty obvious that if they had their "soft launch" this year they would have crashed.

    One problem this game shares with it's peers is just pure hype fatigue...  When you start hyping a game 4 years before it launches and that hype continues weekly as you try to keep raising money... it just gets boring.

    Honestly haven't logged into any of my Crowdfunded games in months.

  • : General : Hawaii's Chris Lee: 'Step Up' to Changing Predatory Gaming Practices

    Scot said:

    I have not had a chance to read the template, but he seems to be spot on with the term "gambling mechanisms". By making this illegal for those who are under 21, gaming companies will sit up and take notice. No doubt they will fight this, I understand EA earns billions just from FIFA using gambling mechanisms.

    Early days, but some hope for those who consider gambling in gaming as a shameful aberration from gaming ethos.

    Yeah I'll have to watch the video but there are just a few things I'd ask for:

    1. Full disclosure at purchase of the true cost of all content in the game and whether it includes gambling to access it.
    2. Posted odds for all lootbox gambling

    Then people can make informed decisions.

  • Patreon for poor people that cant afford CoE? Elyrian Assistance Program announced...

    UPDATE:  Winner announced
    Good evening, fellow Elyrians! I'd like to just take a few quick moments to extend my congratulations to @Saturar#4495 on the acceptance of his application in the Elyrian Assistance Program! On the forums he goes by the name of Zidclaw, though his brethren in Tryggr know him better as Saturar. He has made his home on the EU server, where his interests lie in beast taming and alchemy. He has only joined us in the latter half of this year, but he has alrady shown to be a steady presence on both the CoE and Tryggr discords, earning many friends within his community. Jarl Gunnvör Barbaros even had this to say, “Are you talking about the dude with the ginger avatar from GoT? I love that f*&!@#!” It is clear that Saturar embodies what we at the EAP are searching for, and we are proud to present him with his Elyrian Pledge. We hope he has many successes in the future, and wish him a warm, official, welcome to Chronicles of Elyria!

  • The positive CoE challenge:

    Why bother, from the way things are written in your op post you only devalue what players say  with your tone. I am seriously tired of attempting logic with you people. It is apparent you have your minds made up no matter what someone says. And to be honest I am glad you are not part of the CoE community. 

    I am done with your forums and your narrowmindedness. 
    Yes.  Two simple rules were too hard to follow: only things that actually exist (not promised to someday exist) and nothing related to stuff you can buy.

    Maybe... just MAYBE they will hit their latest super delayed timeline and release the Mud by January.  If they do and if it's functional and demonstrates some sort of progress we will add it to the list.

  • Patreon for poor people that cant afford CoE? Elyrian Assistance Program announced...

    What even is this thread, it's like a bunch of personal attacks and random arguments going on between two different forums. This is crazy. 
    Despite attempts to derail... this thread exists to discuss the concept of raising money through a Patreon to buy copies of a game (eta 2 years from now) for people than cannot raise the ~$40 on their own.

    Most if is find that concept strange.  What are your thoughts?