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So when is the soft launch, and is this playable right now?

stickman1979stickman1979 Member UncommonPosts: 59
I have been keeping a real close eye on this. 
If I buy the 2016 Bronze Bundle, I will be able to play right away, correct?

What can I expect? Is the game fun right now? Should I wait for the soft launch? Any news on when that is coming?

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  • FranciscourantFranciscourant Member UncommonPosts: 356
    edited May 2016
    I have been keeping a real close eye on this. 
    If I buy the 2016 Bronze Bundle, I will be able to play right away, correct?

    What can I expect? Is the game fun right now? Should I wait for the soft launch? Any news on when that is coming?
    The game is in Pre-Alpha so there are tons of features that need to get added, new archetypes, powers, optimization on client and server, etc. We can expect it to be laggy (very low frame rate on most machines) until they focus on client optimization. What the backers are testing currently is combat, character advancement (skills), physics, wall destruction, siege weapons. It's not yet a MMO: the "matches" usually support 50-90 testers.

    Here's the playtest schedule (new sessions are usually added to it regularly): http://crowfall.com/en/playtest-schedule/

    If you buy the Bronze bundle now, you should in theory be able to get invited in the next test, but they're inviting people manually and by batch so you may need to contact ACE directly to get the invite in time: support@artcraftent.com

    I suggest to take a look at gameplay videos to see if it's something that you could find interesting to test:



    They've talked about reducing the frequency of the tests soon though so there may be weeks without any testing.
    JamesGoblin
  • stickman1979stickman1979 Member UncommonPosts: 59
    Thanks. Just bought it. Sent them an email, hopefully I'll be in on time. See you in game.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,570
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

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  • t0nydt0nyd Member UncommonPosts: 504
    At least they're not selling thousand-dollar ships...

    JamesGoblin
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,512
    t0nyd said:
    At least they're not selling thousand-dollar ships...


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  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 882
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    I thought they were having a soft launch soon?  I think I was told September, but it could have been Oct/Nov.  Definitely this year.  Was I given bad information?
    NordicApache
  • JamesGoblinJamesGoblin Member RarePosts: 1,242
    blamo2000 said:
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    I thought they were having a soft launch soon?  I think I was told September, but it could have been Oct/Nov.  Definitely this year.  Was I given bad information?
    Soft launch is pushed to 2019 couple months ago; BTW the image Torval gave is three years old and inaccurate in many ways. Say, they stopped selling these years ago, even if you wanted to spend money on something as "important" as instanced housing.
     W...aaagh?
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    don't you hate it when someone uses the search option, as opposed to making a new topic? :)
    Quizzical
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,512
    edited August 2018
    blamo2000 said:
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    I thought they were having a soft launch soon?  I think I was told September, but it could have been Oct/Nov.  Definitely this year.  Was I given bad information?
    Soft launch is pushed to 2019 couple months ago; BTW the image Torval gave is three years old and inaccurate in many ways. Say, they stopped selling these years ago, even if you wanted to spend money on something as "important" as instanced housing.
    It's not inaccurate. It's outdated. That's two different things. That poster implied this game didn't sell big packages like every other crowd funded indie mmo. I just posted a chart of it's previous funding tiers. There is also a google doc spreadsheet showing what each tier covered, when it started, ended, etc. It's easy to find if someone googles crowfall pledge tiers.

    I think @Kyleran 's observation is the damning statement. Mine just brought up all that transparency people go on about. I'm just keepin it real as the harbingers like to say.
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  • JamesGoblinJamesGoblin Member RarePosts: 1,242
    Ah, so you knew it's dated and still linked it as a response to "...they are not selling...", without any explanation or even a basic check - speaking of which, anyone can go to Crowfall store and see what they are actually selling; feel free to compare it to any other MMO.
     W...aaagh?
  • DakeruDakeru Member EpicPosts: 3,713
    Ungood said:
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    don't you hate it when someone uses the search option, as opposed to making a new topic? :)
    As usual you are spouting clueless nonsense.
    The thread was bumped by a bot to provide a dubious link.
    Harbinger of Fools
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,741
    Torval said:
    blamo2000 said:
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    I thought they were having a soft launch soon?  I think I was told September, but it could have been Oct/Nov.  Definitely this year.  Was I given bad information?
    Soft launch is pushed to 2019 couple months ago; BTW the image Torval gave is three years old and inaccurate in many ways. Say, they stopped selling these years ago, even if you wanted to spend money on something as "important" as instanced housing.
    It's not inaccurate. It's outdated. That's two different things. That poster implied this game didn't sell big packages like every other crowd funded indie mmo. I just posted a chart of it's previous funding tiers. There is also a google doc spreadsheet showing what each tier covered, when it started, ended, etc. It's easy to find if someone googles crowfall pledge tiers.

    I think @Kyleran 's observation is the damning statement. Mine just brought up all that transparency people go on about. I'm just keepin it real as the harbingers like to say.
    Well, it is inaccurate BECAUSE its outdated, not the same but definitely connected. Still, the info is wrong  ;)

    /Cheers,
    Lhnmir
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    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • UngoodUngood Member EpicPosts: 2,757
    Dakeru said:
    Ungood said:
    Kyleran said:
    This is a 2+ year old necro thread and its amazing how the status of the game is still pretty much the same, always making tons of changes with another 2 years to go.


    Weird.

    don't you hate it when someone uses the search option, as opposed to making a new topic? :)
    As usual you are spouting clueless nonsense.
    The thread was bumped by a bot to provide a dubious link.
    It's called a joke.. pull the stick out of your ass and chill the fuck out.
  • Nasir07Nasir07 Member UncommonPosts: 1
    Yes it is very playable. If you enjoyed ShadowBane SWG , or even Darkfall, this game is what you want. Will it be niche.. probably... will it get hate from here... just like all the others sure. 
    JamesGoblin
  • SarlaSarla Member UncommonPosts: 41
    Nasir07 said:
    Yes it is very playable. If you enjoyed ShadowBane SWG , or even Darkfall, this game is what you want. Will it be niche.. probably... will it get hate from here... just like all the others sure. 
    Bullshit, I loved Shadowbane and this game is pure crap and nothing but a money grab.  I requested mine back from paypal and talked to them on the phone, the rep told they have had lots of the same requests.
    Whiskeydust
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