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  1. Lack of population has been an ongoing problem for Crowfall, and the designers need to take some time to work out why that is and what they can do to fix it. There are tens of thousands of people with access to the beta right now. Yet under 1% of them are playing at peak times. I've heard all the excuses about how people who've paid for early access don't actually want to test an unfinished game, how an upcoming wipe is causing people to not want to play, etc. Wait, let's unpack that last one a bit. People don't want to participate because there's a chance their work will be wiped aw
    32 points
  2. The "Communauté de l'Arbre Clair" is proud to give you a new tool : A talent builder ! it's a first release, but already helpfull, so i give it to you : https://arbre-clair.fr/pages/talents.html you can also share your own build, for example https://arbre-clair.fr/pages/talents.html#1.0_druid_st-a2-b3-d3-e3-f2-md-g3-h5-h6-i3-j7-c3-b2-c2 or https://arbre-clair.fr/pages/talents.html#1.0_duelist_st-a1-b1-d1-e1-md-f1-g1-h2-a2-b2-c2-d2-b3-d3 Please make a good use of the system and report me all bugs Thanks! PS : @TiggsWe find the middle minor rune access ver
    29 points
  3. All I can express is how huge of a let down this is - an NA siege schedule won't give you a larger player population, nor player participation. All it will accomplish is creating an even larger antipathy towards the game and development from the playing - non-NA part of the community. The amount of feedback and hard work trying to get just -one- campaign, where there was NA -and- EU siege times, has just been flushed down the drain. It's not just the NA community that has been waiting around for weeks to get a test of the Dregs, it's also a decently sized EU/Russian one. Instead of learn
    26 points
  4. Hey we all know the forts/sieging system needs changed from what is currently is and ill do my best to explain what i think would be a good change this will probably be a long post. The basics - The big keeps are now renamed to Citadels (Just to make it easier to different the two keep types) - Each zone contains one Citadel (Unique parcel and layout designs), 3 keeps and 9 Forts and bunch of camps - The forts all go at once and last for 3 hours before they are no longer capturable however when one gets captured there a 30 minute clock that starts and if that guild can hold it for a 30
    16 points
  5. Caldera : Under the hood.. Getting things done when there is no guild bank, and guild members run on opposite schedules will always be a challenge. The larger a guild becomes the more logistical work there will be. If you are not mass-producing and having a large amount of waste, an option is doing individual crafting.. which conflict with people being on these opposite schedules. So to overcome these issues Caldera has crafted a tool to aid us. In Caldera we have chosen to sort this out through representing how the state of our current gear is in. The durability of your current g
    13 points
  6. SUREYA DREGS CAMPAIGN Prepare for battle, as a new Dregs Campaign, Sureya, begins September 30 at 5PM CDT// October 1 at 12AM CEST and runs through October 7 at 11PM CDT// October 8 at 6AM CEST. Eternal Crows must achieve victory for their Gods before the Hunger destroys the world! Imports: 25 // Exports: 50 To enter this Campaign you must be Level 20 Win Conditions: The faction or Guild who is able to amass the most victory points by the end of the campaign is declared the winner! To the winner go the spoils of war! Please note: This campaign is an NA siege sched
    13 points
  7. Today, we are sharing a first look at the Confessor class and how it evolves in the new system. In context, in the Livestream, we touched on the fact that in the current system character specialization is based on the choice of Race, Class, Promotion Class, and Discipline Choices. With the new system, we are adding another layer, Domains. Domains expand the depth of choices within your Promotion Class, offering greater diversity with more options that allow players to build more layered and uniquely distinct and powerful characters. Watch the October Livestream here
    12 points
  8. yamix

    Territory, not PoIs.

    While I don't feel like I have quite enough experience or context to create a complete solution, I feel like a lot of the focus has been on PoIs, but not the overall control of territory. I wonder if the strategy should be more focused on territory control (not that it needs to be as... visually vibrant.... as the below example) If we look at Planetside 2, for example: It's really clear on the map who controls what, and moreover you can see that, for the most part, territory is contiguous - sometimes there's a bit of red in the middle of the blue, but generally speak
    12 points
  9. Today, we are sharing a first look at the Cleric and how it evolves in the new system. In context, in the Livestream, we touched on the fact that in the current system character specialization is based on the choice of Race, Class, Promotion Class, and Discipline Choices. With the new system, we are adding another layer, Domains. Domains expand the depth of choices within your Promotion Class, offering greater diversity with more options that allow players to build more layered and uniquely distinct and powerful characters. Watch the October Livestream here A Brief Look at the Rang
    12 points
  10. wippletitz

    Plans for UDP?

    I noticed while poking around that Crowfall uses TCP for it’s network stack, apparently creating a thread to handle a blocking socket for network communications. Are there plans to move to UDP instead of TCP? It’s been pretty well established that TCP is awful for multiplayer games. While Crowfall disabled Nagle, it’s still going to suffer from re-transmits. I do not see any way in which Crowfall’s zone caps can be increased with the current netcode implemented. Not trying to be an armchair expert but this problem has been some what solved, and even available as frameworks such as ht
    12 points
  11. So I was excited until I dove deeper into this. I am worried that we still wont have any "hard choices" or if we do, it will be very few. In the image above, red circles represent forced choices. Assuming you are going for a capstone, (and if they will be as good as you say I don't think it is a choice not to) 4 of our 15 points are forced. Down to 11 points. We only get 2 options once we choose a promotion. Spend 1 point or spend 2 points. If these talents are meant to be your promotion's bread and butter, you really do not have a choice and take both. Down to 9 points. Nodes linked by green
    12 points
  12. <QUESTION> Do you have any plans to move away from the current "alarm clock" playstyle prelevant in Crowfall. Thanks to all the timers on everything the place is a wasteland populated by a few stealthers when some "timer" isnt active then its just a zerg fest when timers are active.
    12 points
  13. Crows are you ready for a first look at the new Domains coming in the next update? Join us Thursday at 1 PM CDT / 8 PM CEST on Twitch.tv/CrowfallGame
    11 points
  14. Crows, we are reaching out to enlist your support to help improve performance - next week! We are joining forces with our partners at Unity (our Crowfall game engine) to stress test the game, recording the information so we can better target upcoming performance fixes. Your help is critical to our success with this process. We need your support beginning Tuesday of next week - by logging in, and joining with your friends or guildmates, you can help us maximize player population in Dregs siege events. Pushing the limits with real players, ensures we can get the best data possible.Your
    11 points
  15. None of the following suggestions will solve the activity problem individually, but if implemented in small amounts altogether, they should have a meaningful positive impact. Some are "carrots", some are "sticks", in terms of inducement. 1. Reduce resource faucet 3. Add PvP ranking ladder 4. Reduce gear durability formula 5. Make capturable things require ongoing area activity to gain full value 6. Add rewards for winning cards by a guild, and guild rewards for winning campaign 7. Add individual rewards for specific achievements in campaign 8. Add an
    11 points
  16. corvax

    Waste Of $50

    Well let's take a closer look Mr. Ministry, you played 40 hours for 50 bucks that's $1.25 dollars per entertainment hour. To put that into perspective a bottle of Crown Royal Reserve would cost you $47.99 and if you drank the whole bottle you'd be drunk for 2 hours, vomit and pass out for 12 hours, and then vomit again. That would work out to about $3.43 dollars per entertainment hour. And you'd still feel like you where going nowhere but at least I would be entertained.
    11 points
  17. We are ready to start the final testing of our next release of Crowfall, now available on the TEST (playtest) server: Update 6.200. To join the battle on TEST, you will need to download and install the latest TEST version here: crowfall.com/en/client and click on the <Download Test Patcher> button about halfway down the page. Talent trees have undergone a complete overhaul! All talent nodes will now cost 1 talent point, with the exception of discipline nodes. Discipline nodes can be unlocked at no cost at levels 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 (via an isolated branch at the bottom of the t
    10 points
  18. Crows, we need you to join us in battle, starting tomorrow (TUESDAY)! We are reaching out to enlist your support to help improve performance - beginning Tuesday and running through Friday! We are joining forces with our partners at Unity (our Crowfall game engine) to stress test the game on our LIVE playtesting server. This will allow us to target upcoming performance fixes. Your help is critical to our success. We need your support beginning Tuesday - by logging in, and joining with your friends or guildmates, you can help us maximize player population in targeted Dregs siege events
    10 points
  19. Spoiler Alert: 6.2 Sentinel Knights be like
    10 points
  20. Prepare for battle as a new Dregs Campaign, Eljuyn, erupts! Brave Crows must fight for victory before the world is consumed by the Hunger! Eljuyn beings Thursday, October 1 at 5PM CEST and runs through Wednesday, October 7 at 11PM CEST To enter this Campaign you must be Level 20 Win Conditions: The faction or Guild who is able to amass the most victory points by the end of the campaign is declared the winner! To the winner go the spoils of war!
    10 points
  21. Today in the Crowfall October Community Livestream, J. Todd Coleman (Creative Director) announced an exciting enhancement to the player specialization system. “Led by the Design team, this enhancement was initiated based on player feedback. We wanted to give players greater diversity through expanded options with the trade-off being, hard choices.” The goal of this update was to give players the ability to create more differentiated and nuanced characters by adding increased choices that give rise to a deeper layering of talents, skills, and abilities that add up to a truly unique character pr
    9 points
  22. I think you guys let this bake in the oven too long before collecting player feedback. The reduced number of choices (from 30 down to 15), the still rather obvious talent decisions due to strong vs. underpowered nodes, and the significant pruning of post-promotion talents are all design decisions that just leave me feeling sad. Holy Symbol – Radical promotion no longer gets to choose if they want to convert Holy Symbol to additional DPS or retain a support ability. It’s just baked in. Stat Bundle 1 – Is that a choice? Promotion Talents – only 2 talents and both are must-haves
    9 points
  23. So when ACE says "hey we need help to stress test while Unity engineers are working with us", everyone should want to show up and help right?
    9 points
  24. Yes, first I want to say that we appreciate your feedback concerning the NA / EU split campaigns and we're working to see what we can do for future campaigns. Currently, the NA and EU campaigns were designed as separate maps and siege schedules in order to accommodate different campaign sizes. Unfortunately, at this time, there isn't an easy way to create a new campaign in 6.100 that has a combined NA and EU siege schedule, so there won't be any changes to the campaign setup until 6.200.
    9 points
  25. With the current population I'd have preferred a combined NA/EU campaign.
    9 points
  26. Yes, there will be more 😃
    9 points
  27. Good catch @Groovin The biggest problem I have with this is that since the capstones and promotions are so strong, you're going to want to take them which locks you into 9 talents minimum - leaving you with little customization. That plus the tree flowing left to right also causes a problem with build flexibility in talents. Obviously a lot of the juice is hidden within the new discipline overhaul and how they are sorted into domains. There's a chance that the domains leave a lot of flexibility in builds and you aren't going to min max-lock yourself into some of these builds based solel
    9 points
  28. There has already been record hostility and player drop-off/inactivity due to the debacle of 6.1 (3 weeks of no campaigns, with patches breaking more of the game than fixing). This game (and many like it), rely on communities to draw players to this game. You have no idea how hard it has been to convince our own players (and our wider alliance) that you guys (and girls) still have a clue and to keep faith and stick with it. ""Please note: This campaign is an NA siege schedule to ensure strong player population and participation" With statements like that, you're effectively stating th
    9 points
  29. Howdy Crows, We’d like everyone to focus on testing the new Dregs campaign this weekend on TEST. To help ensure that you can level and gear up quickly, TEST has free vendors available. If possible, we’d like guilds to test out Alliances, making sure that they apply and persist correctly. Guild Leaders and Guild Officers can now invite other guilds to form an Alliance of up to four other guilds (Guild Leaders can modify their Guild member ranks through the Crowfall website). Alliance Status is displayed in the Alliance UI in the game, or in an Alliances menu. Make sure you’re
    9 points
  30. In order to facilitate newer players being able to join the Dregs testing campaign this week GG has created a new sub-guild (small shield) called Errant Players. Anyone can apply to this guild and will be automatically accepted into the GG (big shield) alliance. We have built tier 3 harvesting buffs as well as a tier 3 caravansary into Sawbones Keep located in Nakastrio. Anyone who is part of the Errant Players tag is able to live and play out of that city if they would prefer that over one of the temples. Hopefully this will assist some of the newer folks being able to supply them
    8 points
  31. Valsyn: The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy. It's that I just don't care. Bob 1: Don't, don't care? Valsyn: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now, if I work my ass off and run a few extra pack pigs, I don't see another dime. So where's the motivation? And here's another thing, Bob. I have eight different keeps to defend right now! Bob 2: I beg your pardon? Valsyn: Eight keeps. Bob 2: Eight? Valsyn: Eight, Bob. So that means when I miss a siege window, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation, is not t
    8 points
  32. APE

    Territory, not PoIs.

    Conquest with map control mechanics in a "Throne War?" Crazy talk. 😭 DAOC, WAR, ESO, Albion, PS2 to name a few. So much more possible then standing in circles or hugging a tree.
    8 points
  33. Crash_Corrigan

    Vendor Upkeep

    While I fine with the current vendor upkeep cost, I do not think the vendor should cost upkeep unless the EK is actually up and running. I understand that server capacity is low at the moment, and I am fine with unused EKs being offline to ease the load. However, the vendors should not be charging us on their days off. =)
    8 points
  34. Prepare for battle as a new Dregs Campaign, Aliepo, erupts! Brave Crows must fight for victory before the world is consumed by the Hunger! ALIEPO, A NEW DREGS CAMPAIGN Starts: Thursday, October 8 at 5 PM CDT // (Thursday, October 8 // 7 PM CEST) Ends: Tuesday, October 20 at 11 PM CDT // (Wednesday, October 21 // 6 AM CEST) Imports: 15 Exports: 50 To enter this Campaign you must be Level 20 Win Conditions: The faction or Guild who earns the most victory points by the end of the campaign is declared the winner by the Gods!
    8 points
  35. This is fixed, Dotting a target will no longer keep you in combat to prevent stealth. Additionally, I wanted to add that Blackguard Promotion Class does come with Mail Armor.
    8 points
  36. I have to agree with the points @Yoink posted earlier. One of the most important opportunities to create a unique class or build is through talents and decisions post-class promotion. The new talent design removes all of this. There is no choice after selecting the final class. All Archers or Brigands appear to be identical, excluding a few choices from the General Tree. The changes made to Domains sound great. Theoretically, this enables players to distinguish their class / playstyle through race and disciplines (limited by Domain). But why not add to build depth within the current
    8 points
  37. Here are some examples of what I would like to see Major Discs be. Things that change the way you play your character. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Crit Chance +3% Health: -5% Active: 60 second CD. For 10 seconds all of your abilities that hit a target below 50% apply a healing barrier and are considered Execute abilities. (They can benefit from execute modifiers) Passive: Non-AoE Damage you deal vs. targets above 50% HP is reduced by 90%. Non-AoE Damage you deal vs. targ
    8 points
  38. Testing, Testing & More Testing!! Gordon Walton shares a look at Crowfall’s Closed Beta Testing! Read about the Closed Beta testing process here.
    8 points
  39. How to boost PVP, revitalize Crowfall and bring more sense to DREGS campaigns Disclaimer: This is a long-read post in which the author analyzes the downsides of the current challenges in DREGS campaigns, suggest comprehensive solutions to these issues and provide his overall strategic vision for the future of Dregs. The solutions suggested in this post wer made based on the ‘low hanging fruits’ principles and should not need deep changes in the current game structure, so that they should not consume a lot of ACE’s resources (aka quick fixes). * I also apologize in advanc
    8 points
  40. tbh they need to get rid of schedules for keeps and have a seige declaration system instead where attacks have to wager something, forts should stay on a daily timer though (Although persoanly i would prefer a territory system where u can only capture points adjacent to something you own. (Dont own anything you should be able to capture anything to get a foothold) This would make larger guilds/alliance have to focus on one area and not cap everything and spread out and fight there neighbours where smaller landless guilds can sneak in and take anything behind the territory line that more likely
    8 points
  41. Play on TEST this weekend for 4-hours or more to get rewarded with the exclusive Crowfall Hunter Tankard! Beginning September 24th at 8 PM CDT// September 25 at 3 AM CEST through September 28 at 8 PM CDT// September 29 at 3 AM CEST - playtesting for 4-hours or more puts this exclusive cosmetic reward on your belt - the Crowfall Hunter Tankard. In appreciation for your support in playtesting Crowfall, you will receive this exclusive Crowfall Hunter Tankard. Wear it on your belt with pride as you join the battle in Crowfall. The focus of testing this weekend is the new Dregs Campaign o
    8 points
  42. A NEW Crowfall Beta Throne War Campaign Ignites in The Dregs World - this Week! Prepare for Battle - The Voreyn Campaign (Voreyn Campaign NA & Voreyn Campaign EU) THE VOREYN CAMPAIGN - OPENS IN THE DREGS WORLD Voreyn NA: Starts: October 22, 5 PM CDT (OCT 23: 12 AM CEST) Ends: November 2, 11PM CDT (NOV 3: 6 AM CEST) Voreyn EU: Starts: October 22, 5 PM CEST (10 AM CDT) Ends: November 2, 11 PM CEST (4 PM CDT) Imports/Exports Imports: 50 Exports: 50 You must be Level 20 to enter this Campaign! Win Conditions: The Gods will recog
    7 points
  43. We'll be doing something for Halloween and will announce it in a week or so.
    7 points
  44. Thanks for the teaser; Healer Fessor out of left field though, I like it... If I may be so bold, with the addition of that healer subdivision I do think the names of the promotions could be arranged to fit better. Sanctifier, implying some sort of holy cleansing/purification with fire, would fit the Healer subclass much better now; Fanatic would well-describe someone who wants to dive in and deliver some up-close and personal justice, and Inquisitor (in part by default) matches the "vanilla" playstyle of the holy fire mage we've known the Fessor for all this time.
    7 points
  45. Funny enough I live in EU, Denmark as well, and while the "siege"-time doesn't prevent me from joining the campaign - nearly all the PvP are funneled into those siege-windows ; which obviously will be around a RL time frame where 90% of the EU population can't participate. This isn't about being able to -join- the campaign, it's about being able to -join- the sieges. So : @ACE-Tiggs please do return this feedback to the other Devs.
    7 points
  46. This is an unwelcome change. It will make it much more cumbersome to try to create shared market EKs. If people were placing unwanted attachables on each other's buildings there are already ways to deal with that. The owner of a building can Eject attachables at will. The EK owner can eject attachables as well. If someone is being a nuisance about it, you can just remove their Vassal privileges.
    7 points
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