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Dark and Light will play like a First Person-Shooter

FilburFilbur Member UncommonPosts: 254
One of Snail Games' producers did a small Q&A and this is what he said:

Hey everyone! My name is Horsejoke, I'm an Associate Producer with Snail Games USA.

We've been getting a lot of questions about Dark and Light since the Chinajoy reveal, so I'm here to help answer some of your questions about the game. Also, as we enter into our closed beta tests and closer to the official launch, I'll be keeping a close eye on community feedback on the game and coordinating communication between the community and our development teams.

Today, I'll be answering some basic questions about Dark and Light, gameplay systems, including faction gameplay and progression.

  • Q:Why has Snail decided to keep the original Dark and Light name and logo?

  • A: Dark and Light is a huge passion project for Snail. When it was first being developed, it was a little overambitious considering available technology, and we weren't able to deliver on the original vision for the game. Now, technology is at a point where we feel confident that we can deliver on that vision, so we've decided that it only makes sense to continue using the original Dark and Light brand.

  • Q: What form will movement and combat take in Dark and Light?

  • A: This is where things get a little different; Dark and Light will function using action-style controls, much like a first-person shooter. We'll be able to give you all a closer look at some gameplay footage soon.

  • Q: In some recent interviews, Snail has mentioned that Dark and Light will have three factions for players to choose from, can you expand on the faction system and how it will affect gameplay?

  • A: Sure! After creating a character, players will be able to choose from one of three factions, each with their own background and lore. Each faction controls a main "city" hub that serves as a neutral zone for players who belong to that faction. There's a lot we want to explore with inter-faction relations, a lot of what makes it into the full game will depend on how factions play out in testing.

  • Q: Will the dragon shown in the teaser be available as a mount in-game?

  • A: Yep! We're planning on launching with 10~ available mounts, both ground-based and flying, but that number may change during development.

  • Q: What kind of progression systems exist in Dark and Light, and how many classes are there?

  • A: Dark and Light is technically classless; as you level up, you will earn attribute and skill points that can be allocated in a number of different ways. Specialization will be important for players who want to form alliances and build bases together.

That's all the information I can share for now - if you have any questions or feedback for the Dark and Light team, then leave a comment, start a thread here, or you can join the discussion on the DnL discord channel here: https://discord.gg/tbkxRdj.

Looking forward to sharing more about the game as development continues!


https://www.reddit.com/r/dnl/comments/4wzf5e/snail_games_here_with_our_first_dnl_qa/

Comments

  • DaikuruDaikuru Member RarePosts: 797
    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    - Albert Einstein


  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,960
    I think what that really means is that it's "action combat". The "first person shooter" quip was probably unnecessary.
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  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,196
    Awesome, thanks for the info.
  • MaurgrimMaurgrim Member RarePosts: 1,308
    Dosent says anything about being a FPS, what they mean is that the combat is not static aka standing still pressing skills on a skill bar, I guess It will be like GW2 and TERA but on crack.

  • AurileusAurileus Member CommonPosts: 2
    really hope its like this... love this combat. and from what ive seen in the teaser this could be something great, Especially since its using the amazing Unreal 4 engine ;)
  • ooogyooogy Member CommonPosts: 37
    will this game be like asherons call 1 ?
  • bartoni33bartoni33 Member RarePosts: 2,044
    edited October 2016
    This thread reminds me of those clickbait articles that run on the right hand side of any Yahoo article you read. The title has almost nothing to do with the content thereof.

    I hate that shit. >:)

    EDIT: WOOT 1500th post! At least something positive came out of this thread! ;)

    Bartoni's Law definition: As an Internet discussion grows volatile, the probability of a comparison involving Donald Trump approaches 1.


  • SlyLoKSlyLoK Member RarePosts: 2,698
    I cant wait to see more. I am pretty darn interested in this title / remake from what I have seen so far.
  • baphametbaphamet Member RarePosts: 3,311
    you guys are funny complaining about the thread title. "horsejoke" (whoever the hell that is) is the one that compared it to a first person shooter in the answer he/she gave.

    " Dark and Light will function using action-style controls, much like a first-person shooter."

    not sure what the issue is but then again i don't really care, it's just odd to me some of the things people complain about sometimes.


  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,960
    baphamet said:
    you guys are funny complaining about the thread title. "horsejoke" (whoever the hell that is) is the one that compared it to a first person shooter in the answer he/she gave.

    " Dark and Light will function using action-style controls, much like a first-person shooter."

    not sure what the issue is but then again i don't really care, it's just odd to me some of the things people complain about sometimes.


    There's not one complaint in this thread.
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  • MikePaladinMikePaladin Member UncommonPosts: 592
    More and more hyped to me is seems it is more and more like Ark Survival
  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon Member EpicPosts: 3,465
    edited October 2016
    Well we know it has 3d person. 

    You can read more here. 

    https://m.reddit.com/r/dnl/comments/560xrc/first_and_third_person_views_both_confirmed/?utm_source=mweb_redirect&compact=true


    Quotes from Horsejoke on discord tonight (just now in fact) in relation to the unanswered points in the OP 

    "@Kroy we chatted a little bit about fun vs. grind here [in discord] before, it all comes down to personal preference but I think we'd benefit from a stronger focus on active gameplay over eating and drinking every few minutes; that'll be tweaked a lot during EA probably."

    "PvE with PvP options is kind of a strange one, we don't want people turning on PvP and ganking someone then quickly switching it off, there are obvious solutions to that but nothing perfect and I'm not sure how much of a priority it is since we have both server types planned, so I can't really comment on that right now."




  • baphametbaphamet Member RarePosts: 3,311
    edited October 2016
    Sovrath said:
    baphamet said:
    you guys are funny complaining about the thread title. "horsejoke" (whoever the hell that is) is the one that compared it to a first person shooter in the answer he/she gave.

    " Dark and Light will function using action-style controls, much like a first-person shooter."

    not sure what the issue is but then again i don't really care, it's just odd to me some of the things people complain about sometimes.


    There's not one complaint in this thread.
    explain to me what was so unnecessary about the thread title? sorry, i call that complaining and not accurate as well.


  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon Member EpicPosts: 3,465
    edited October 2016
    He doesn't mean it will be like Chronicles Of The Spellborn



    Look how your character moved in that game. 




  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
    He doesn't mean it will be like Chronicles Of The Spellborn



    Look how your character moved in that game. 

    man , i liked CoS , wish someone would give it another chance
  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon Member EpicPosts: 3,465
    Scorchien said:
    He doesn't mean it will be like Chronicles Of The Spellborn



    Look how your character moved in that game. 

    man , i liked CoS , wish someone would give it another chance


    Yeah it was way a head of its time but to me that is more fp shooter movement. Dnl characters will not be able to strafe like that. 

    Think he means the actual aiming and action combat. 

    Yeah to think the game is just sitting there, I loved the game as well. 




  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 7,671
    Someone forgot to read the 'much like a' before the first person shooter part.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,960
    baphamet said:
    Sovrath said:
    baphamet said:
    you guys are funny complaining about the thread title. "horsejoke" (whoever the hell that is) is the one that compared it to a first person shooter in the answer he/she gave.

    " Dark and Light will function using action-style controls, much like a first-person shooter."

    not sure what the issue is but then again i don't really care, it's just odd to me some of the things people complain about sometimes.


    There's not one complaint in this thread.
    explain to me what was so unnecessary about the thread title? sorry, i call that complaining and not accurate as well.


    This is the title:

    Discussion / Dark and Light will play like a First Person-Shooter

    is that really a complaint or is it inviting discussion on the idea of the game working like a first person shooter in a genre that doesn't have a lot of games that work like a "first person shooter".

    Or in this case "much like a first person shooter".

    It's ok to discuss things. It's ok for people to weigh the pros and cons on how combat will play out. And since this was a little news on how the game would actually play, it makes sense that people would be interested in that point.
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  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    The title is a direct misquote. It was done purposefully. I don't know what's to debate about that. "much like" was an easy include but they know most of you guys despise FPS and will kick a puppy if it's in an MMORPG.

    Click bait.
    "As far as the forum code of conduct, I would think it's a bit outdated and in need of a refre *CLOSED*" 

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,960
    The title is a direct misquote. It was done purposefully. I don't know what's to debate about that. "much like" was an easy include but they know most of you guys despise FPS and will kick a puppy if it's in an MMORPG.

    Click bait.
    I think some of you guys are just glass half full. The OP just dropped the article here and it does include the "much like".

    It's not like he gets money for every person who reads this thread. And, as I've noted before, no one is complaining in the thread.

    This is not to say that there will be not be people who hate this or complain but not one person in this thread complained about the idea that the combat will be "like" or "much like" a first person shooter.

    As far as to whether or not this was deliberate, I suppose you would have to take it up with the OP. Maybe he just didn't read it well but since he doesn't edit out the actual wording in the article I think it's safe to assume he just placed it here for people to read.


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  • ooogyooogy Member CommonPosts: 37
    hmmmmm
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