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  1. 5 points
    Everybody knows that JTC is a Fae.
  2. 4 points
    Yumx

    [-V-] Vanguard | [EU]

    We have a guild website! We have just finished making our new guild website: https://vanguardcrowfall.com/ The website includes: - Information about our guild and how to apply. - A video library of all our videos. - A guides & tutorials page (which will be filled up when 5.110 hits) - Streams page, with link to all the vanguard players that stream. - A tool page, which includes all the tools we develop. - A services page, which displays the services we provide to the community. - A resources page which includes game info, good to know stuff about Crowfall, such as an updated discipline library, and a list of all the obtainable trial badges. If you encounter any errors please message me And enjoy!
  3. 4 points
    The stats on the badges are small and there will be other badges to earn. Most of my guild hasn't played the pre-alpha and thus doesn't have any badges and I still don't feel like it will be enough disadvantage to worry about. Lets not forget that you can also play "no import" campaigns to eliminate the badges or any other items from entering a campaign.
  4. 4 points
    Groovin

    So, tell me about sieges ...

    Sir, this is a Crowfall forum.
  5. 3 points
    starrshipcs

    Dev Diary: Powers Load-out

    I applaud any attempt to reduce the information vacuum, but skills and power trays go hand in hand and don't really warrant 2 separate communications, and it is all old information to boot. New info would be better. The UI looks great and I'm glad to see that, but if Dev Diaries are going to to be a regurgitation of older information in a new format and with just a few more of the finer details then I'd prefer to see that information presented as concisely as possible; we know there won't be any documentation for 5.110 but this could be an opportunity for ACE to get some details down in writing for everyone to reference without actually generating official documentation at this point.
  6. 3 points
    Fayde

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    In the current live patch there are passives that can be slotted exclusively to the survival tray (for example passives sourcing from exploration disciplines). After removal of the survival tray and simultaneous removal of passive slots/passive cap, how will those passives work? Will passive abilities be activated or deactivated based on being IC/OOC? Relevant Example: Slotting the exploration discipline Connoisseur grants the passive Glycolysis, which only goes into the survival tray passive slots. On current live patch, this is already a useful discipline/passive in combat, since it allows players to regain stamina by weaving into survival tray and consuming apples. In a scenario where all passives are active independent of IC/OOC in addition to a neat Consumables slot, it would be possible to spam apples to regain stamina in combat (tray) and potentially even during Block/Parry, given that Connoisseur remains unchanged.
  7. 3 points
    thomasblair

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    The consumable slots (Alt 1 - Alt 3) do not accept powers at all, only Potions, Bandages, Food, Campfires. (Our slots are not combo slots that accept both powers/consumables, you get one or the other!) Good question, the situation you provide isn't an apples to apples comparison though. In order for the Assassin to be in a state of "DoT ticking + still in stealth"; a) they would first have to break stealth to apply the DoT and then wait the combat timer out (at which point the DoT may have already worn off) , b) or use a Vanish to get back into stealth while they have DoTs on someone, c) or the case where the power auto removes stealth, applies an effect or damage, then puts them back in stealth. (Spirit Dart/Gopher Broke) Meanwhile over on the Brigand, they placed traps while in stealth that subsequently exploded when triggered, and the explosion damage activated the remove player from stealth because "they did damage and are stealthed." The pattern doesn't match any of the 3 Assassin/Duelist versions I listed above. If we wanted to make them all the same, we probably would have followed model C) and make the Brigand appear every time they place a trap and then put them back into stealth.
  8. 3 points
    Hyriol

    NPC Ranks and us

    Rank x3 = approximate level. If you're level 8, a good match would be rank 3 (level 9) or rank 4 (level 12). Just keep an eye on your xp earned per kill. If it's less than 50, the enemies are too weak and you need to find something stronger.
  9. 3 points
    Zatch

    Founders' Update: Beta and beyond

    New classes are great marketing tools, and are universally loved regardless of game/genre. Does it suck that they've been radio silent for 8 months? Yes. But if it makes the game more popular at the end of 2020 so be it. I assume Gordon wouldn't hire Debby Sue (VP of Marketing) if he didn't think she knew what she's doing.
  10. 3 points
    What I gathered from the stream: Marketing to the general public that is known to be unforgiving that doesn't care and actually laughs at updates of unfinished games is more valuable then rewarding loyal fans with news as they tread water for months. Ignoring that the general public wouldn't know or care if alpha details were dropped to fans weeks/months/years earlier. Q&A doesn't mean what we think it does. Update might not make it by end of Feb. If it does, will there be a massive news update overload or will there be multiple articles over weeks going over individual systems? Classes for example used to get a few each. The "need to finish milestone, then test/polish, then get to test" sounded like we have a ways to go still. Caravans sound like escort quests/events found in other games. They spawn, we activate/control them, deliver to a destination. Was expecting more of horse+wagon that we can create and use freely like several other games. JTC tweet about Crowfall being more strategic then EVE made news. Just have to scratch my head at that one. Not sure how you can even measure such a thing, but again, I'm sure the general nice public ate that hype up... Dregs aka GvG is a big deal yet still lacking very basic (player perspective) guild systems that should be part of Dregs day 1. Things like this will be yet another item for the general public to laugh about and people to try once and uninstall. Beyond stronghold building and guilds owning them, wonder what else in this update is Dregs specific. Seems like it should of waited for a full Dregs update when GvG systems are ready for prime time. Assuming everything else announced will make it to Factions as well. War Stories: Someone make one about waging "war" (loosest use of the term) without guild tools. Wouldn't want to be in dev shoes, but hopefully all the new found millions will go to hiring more talent, tech, time machine, or whatever it is going to take. Good luck.
  11. 3 points
    Will Dregs City Building requirements be toned down during testing to allow small guilds to participate? Will Alliances and sub-guilding be active? Is Shade warlock available yet?
  12. 2 points
    Narak

    Nekromantie

    Schau einfach mal auf unserem Discord vorbei und schreib mich an @Alandor69 . Ich hab noch diverse Brillen fรผr den Necro rumliegen.
  13. 2 points
    Spunky

    Gods reach needs to be bigger with 5.110

    get rid of the carebear safe zone/farmers all together.
  14. 2 points
    Tyrannicall

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    So not entirely sure the last time you played your brigand pope but the traps De-Spawning do not take you out of stealth anymore. Also I Disagree I most definitely do not want my brigand to pop out of stealth every time I lay a trap, While they may be obvious my name popping up over and over again is a bit more obvious.... Don't get me wrong the way traps currently are is certainly a meh thing. However this tray change doesn't really change to much in regards to the way they work with stealth. Currently if I place traps and they are not set off they just de-spawn without any repercussions to myself. THEY DO NOT PULL ME OUT OF STEALTH. If an enemy steps on a trap im switched into combat but can Re-stealth, However as soon as the DoT ticks on a target I will get popped out of stealth. Traps can currently be stacked up to 11 before hitting the despawn timer so it is most definitely possible to use them effectively in a certain situations. The way I see it is if your using bombs your already committing to that fight, be it sneaking up on a harvesting or capitalizing on a choke point. There aren't many situations where bombing as harassing is really effective. It wasn't even until recently that you could use the bombs on the ranged bar and ideally they don't really shine there. Can only speculate on the new system without testing but the only real change is gonna be the amount of time it takes to stealth and as a wood elf I don't see that being an issue.
  15. 2 points
    PopeUrban

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    The thing is, this assumes I intended the trap to trigger at the moment it triggers. Assassins and duelists can't "accidentally" become unstealthed. It is a deliberate and direct attack action, or requires the opponent to use a specific targeted ability. Trap unstealthing requires the opponent to walk. The way Brigand traps work, I place them, whicle stealthed, everyone can see them. I have a mental picture of how I want this to play out, but I have no control over the result. My agency is now over. If my target does not hit those traps they are now brightly lit 'unstealth and slow that guy down" switches waiting to be used by my opponent without my consent, or ticking timebombs waiting to put me tin to combat when a random wolf strolls over them, or they simply time out. Brigands don't control when their traps trigger. Their enemies do. This makes brigands uniquely negatively effected by this change. I would actually prefer the version where the brigand appears every time they place a trap as any time anyone could see me place a trap from stealth already invalidates my stealth due to the trap being a big glowy thing appearing out of nowhere. Can we just do that? Make brigands visible while setting traps so they don't destealth me when they trigger? No offense but they were already borderline unusable as traps due to pinpointing the stealther when deployed and revealing the stealther when triggered, and this change makes them even more of a liability. Left over traps don't just destealth at random, but now they're going to slow my move speed and prevent me from harvesting too. Like I'm still having trouble seeing what your vision of traps actually is. Do you actually want brigands to use traps as traps? Like to set fields of traps to surprise opponents and harass people? Its already practically impossible to surprise people with them and now you're removing the ability to use them to harass as well by cutting the brigand's ability to kite with survival tray.
  16. 2 points
    Arkade

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    Which pretty much every game with automatic combat switching has dealt with, which is why I preferred the manual switching.
  17. 2 points
    Joyce

    KDS in Crowfall [EU]

    Looking very Promising General @KDSProm ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  18. 2 points
    Make them all craftable but give no cosmetic change.
  19. 2 points
    I just saw a YouTube video on New World and it sounds like they changed the game a lot very recently. Forced PVP and survival elements have been removed. You can now turn on and off pvp in the open world function. You can now totally avoid pvp. There are now quest givers, 3 different factions, AI mobs that you can join others to kill. This sounds like it was all confirmed by Scott Lane who is the executive producer. Below is the link to the YouTube video. There are still a lot of PVP elements. It's no longer a full sandbox-it is primarily housing that is sandbox, supposedly. I haven't followed New World very closely so I will others that follow it more closely comment on this.
  20. 2 points
    It's just a performance issue that will hopefully be cleaned up as they move toward polishing and launch. As far as I know, everyone experiences it to some degree.
  21. 2 points
    They had x1 skills years ago. The skill tree's have drastically changed since then. Sadly, even the dev's have forgotten what speeds have been tried in the past, 2 streams ago the dev's insisted that there was never a speed multiplier above 3x since its not possible. Good times....
  22. 2 points
    Did you manage to sneak the Thief discipline in yet?
  23. 2 points
    Just got the game this morning! Long time mmo player, and im very excited for some war stories of my own. Been watching this game for years now and with word of the beta coming soon i decided to jump in. Going to cut some people in half with my Stoneborn Champion!
  24. 2 points
    Hello everyone, just got the game as of earlier today (of this posting), enjoying the experience thus far. Traditionally, I am more of a FPS / open-world crafting player, but the Discord group I'm associated with has been eyeballing this particular game for some time now, with the possibility of moving completely over to it once it launches out of play-testing. Currently running a Duelist, don't be afraid to say hi if you see me
  25. 1 point
    What you describe for your vessel section is pretty much literally what happens when a new vessel is created: you fire it up, and it needs to be leveled; thus the exp being reset. While I kinda see where you're coming from with it, I think it fits the lore a bit more the way it is. The player is the Spirit Crow--essentially, we're ghost birds. We use dead flesh and stitch it together to battle one another for purposes and reasons that can be as selfish to the individual, to the most pragmatic of theological service. While I don't hate the idea of slapping on a more beefy brawny hard-slapping battle-arm, if we hop away from mechanics, and more to the lore--I think the current system (and the more long term idea of a slow creeping build up of power) makes more sense if you look at it from a years-from-now perspective. It might be a tall mountain to climb, but if you chose that path, by the time you get there, you're high above the others. Similar to how EVE functioned before they borked it to all kinds of hell. Your other points i agree with/feel no reason to point out. I hope you keep enjoying the game. Crowfall has a strange way of getting its hooks into, and having you spent more hours than you ought with, "What if..".
  26. 1 point
    VaMei

    Stealth for Every Class

    Using a brigand allowed them to show a class that has multiple trays. Using a cleric, champ, or any other class with only one bar would have left even less to show us.
  27. 1 point
    JJAY

    KDS in Crowfall [EU]

    Have to say great job people of KDS!๐Ÿ‘ Im impressed, and I look forward to playing 5.110 Let the Crows fly
  28. 1 point
    I reaaaallly hope so.
  29. 1 point
    Vicid

    Skill ceiling compared to other games?

    I like CF's skill levels because you can have highly skilled players who play the hard-to-play-but-super-important classes like Confessors and you can have people like me who play Pitfighter, which is basically a 6 year old kid wrapped in bubblewrap and wielding a foam baseball bat. Both classes are very useful in GvG
  30. 1 point
    oneply

    Skill ceiling compared to other games?

    100% they would do a lot for the game to change that. I donโ€™t necessarily think all aoe powers should get the treatment but a lot of them should.
  31. 1 point
    Omen

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    This is a good change. Looking forward to it.
  32. 1 point
    Gorwald

    Dev Diary: The Power Bar

    Bye survival tray, it was good the time it lasted ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ All those changes open to a lot of questions, specially around powers (passives, actives, specific to survival tray etc...) and i hope we will have a good bunch of responses in the next Dev Diaries (still thanks to @thomasblair to have given us some responses there yet) Can't wait to test it on February, this seems to have a large impact on a lot of things even if it's not one of those poletent thingy Oh and i can dump all those tutorials videos about those trays, damn !
  33. 1 point
    I am not itching to play at this point, and here is some of the whys...in 3 key areas (do not want to make a long post). Crafting: I did enjoy Gathering but I dislike the way the Resources pop out in the world the you have to run around gather them and the worse is that they disappear after some time. That is completely ludicrous. It got old really fast, but before that the actual exploring to find nodes the variety of nodes and materials is nice. The durability of starting items being so low is annoying too, I like that we can just gather wood and make new gathering tools on the go, but their durability should last longer. As a Star Wars Galaxies vet (and Ultima Online), I can see the depth of the Crafting and the principles underlying it. The crafting Stations system, is great the variety of items that can be crafted is great and the general approach to it is great. The Skill system is annoyingly long...I do not even read the steps I train any more repetition just for the sake f repetition, efficiency, more efficiency and yet more efficiency plus some efficiency...not fleshed out, too many steps to train in to. And I think there should be a part that is completed via actually practicing the skill crafting items and gaining xp from doing so rather than untended skill training. RPG Elements: It bothers me that all the characters are named the same by the account and that we cannot create unique characters with own names. It is like if I am playing Planetside2 or something and not an MMORPG..is this an MMORPG to begin with? Is this a MOBA? Or at least do you want us to play this game like a MOBA on for a few minutes do some Siege PvP/Gathering and Crafting and Off when we get our fill? It lacks the stuff which encourages Social behavior which give meaning to our characters to the world our goals in the world. Why should I bother investing in creating something in the Eternal Kingdoms if these are empty all the time with no one interested in the social aspect as everyone is busy having a session of specific fun and then log off? Why should I even bother going to Campaigns even to gather/win stuff for the Eternal Kingdoms? Status? Show off? Greed/wealth?...these are all temporary goals... What contributes to the longevity of an in game community is the social bonds that players develop. At this point I come back periodically pout points in skills and log out... Combat System : This one I do not like at all in the current form. the Trays, especially for a ranged class, the slowdown in combat the manual in combat out combat mechanics are really unintuitive and clanky, do not flow well and are frustrating. Here is a Taste of my experience. Example: Sees a target, wants to engage, opps cannot attack because in non combat mode, press button to enter combat, attack with ranged, Has to manually aim and fire, target (PvE) jumps over very fast, what to do next? Point blank shooting arrows, very unintuitive, wants to place a trap, oops gotta switch tray lay the trap, oops cannot run away, out of combat run a bit faster in combat opps accidental switched to melee tray change tray to range shoot oops the target is upon me. BAghhh screw that! Lets go fight in WoW Classic. The flow is horrendous. And for a Combat oriented game such as this where the core activity will be mostly Combat (and since, if no one fights the economy collapses as people can go so far with basic resources)...this is a very important core system to get right. It has to be fluid and intuitive and to cater to the average player not the niche Min-Maxer who stacks everything on one specific way of fighting, to show off on Youtube and Twitch. I do not play games because of Twitch and Youtube. I know allot of people may disagree with me, please do. Disagreements and discussion in disagreement is a good thing as long as it is constructive. What I like to throw you way though, is, if everything is fine, then where are the masses of people in this game enjoying Core mechanisms? I understand it is early and Alpha, I am asking that question within that Context. I played other game in Alpha that were much more crowded, it shows when the systems of the game have good synergy and there is interest to play. Crowfall illicits interest to Test, but at this point not much interest to Play, yet there is much potential in the core idea. It is just not expressed in a way that meets that target at this time. And that becomes my answer, the most Addicitive/Defining thing about CF is the potential of its Ideas...It sounds really good on paper...
  34. 1 point
    Nightfall

    Reserving Character names

    Thank you for your fast and great answer.
  35. 1 point
    mystafyi

    Founders' Update: Beta and beyond

    They are even better to hold back until the first expansion or as a cash shop only option.
  36. 1 point
    Gorwald

    Founders' Update: Beta and beyond

    They stated there will be drop of informations in the next weeks. I know people are hungry for stuff, like videos, more informations on guilds/alliances systems, the freedom of construct, and i am too, but they are behind a marketing wall now, so just keep your patience and wait until they are more ready to pull out those informations in public. It's not that far from now until we have more real informations so it's just a matter of patience, we are on a soon 5 years walk (in march), some weeks in more is not that hard to sustain.
  37. 1 point
    Spunky

    Changes to Jolmandar Campaign

    well that's a lot better! ty
  38. 1 point
    yianni

    An Irekei comes home~

    He's an elf dont trust him. I'm an old irekei friend from Virakar
  39. 1 point
    Any information not related to dregs is a complete waste of time.
  40. 1 point
    You're right, they were introduced in February 2016. Now that I think about it, I remember complaining about Knight mana regen and Blair telling me that it can be improved via skills. That's doesn't change the fact that there is little to no benefit to testing 1X training.
  41. 1 point
    ACE_JackalBark

    So, tell me about sieges ...

    Bring it back around to the original topic, y'all.
  42. 1 point
    I love the relaxing part of the game which is solo gathering. Hauling resources and giving it to the guild feeling that it makes an impact on guild's progression is really rewarding to me and the way the gathering works now with it's mini-game aiming for circles and then running through all the resources on the floor to pick it is a great stress realiever to me. On the other side the big-scale pvp with fighting for forts and keeps is awesome when you're fighting with your guild members to achieve something. I also feel like that and hope it's going to change in future.
  43. 1 point
    Hey guys, Just started playing again. My first tour was a few months ago and the game is much better now. 35 Married with a new baby, Learning all aspects of the game and looking forward to meeting some of you.
  44. 1 point
    srathor

    Crowfall Memes + MS Paint Rage Thread

    Poor Ballista
  45. 1 point
    PopeUrban

    A Reason to Fight

    I don't work for ACE, I'm just parroting what Todd said about EKs being critical. Will that happen before softlaunch? Doubtful. Would EK context be a good candidate for the first post-softlaunch feature? Yeah, if they want to retain people for more than two campaigns. Fact of the matter is that you've already seen the consequence of wipe based burnout in testing. The way campaigns are supposed to work, you're effectively wiping most of the player's work every three months. If there's not some really meaty connective tissue with really compelling reasons to want to win those campaigns this is going to be a huge problem for retention in CF. I think thusfar they've been approaching it as if it were DOTA or Counterstrike or something. The idea being people will keep playing because they just like playing, even though you get (mostly) zeroed out every match. I don't think this is applicable to CF because of the length of the match. I can easily "one more game" a game I can play 4-10 sessions of in a day between work and sleep. That ability to "one more game" will also keep me coming back tomorrow because I know I can sit down and go from zero to 100 and back to zero tomorrow several times as well. This isn't the case in a crowfall campaign that lasts three months. When I sign up for a CF campaign, I'm effectively signing up for repeating a significant amount of grind I've already moved past. If I'm in dregs I'm signing up for the difficult task of building, defending, and maintaining structures I don't get to keep. I'm signing up for a lot of tedious, boring drudge work that I already know how to do and in fact have already done once, or possibly even twice. I already did this beta testing Starborne, which has month long campaigns that zero you out. I really like the game, and I like the campaign model it uses, but at a certain point it doesn't feel worth my time to put in all that time and effort for nothing but a chance at a cosmetic title or profile picture. I'd put in that work in a game that lasted an hour. I'd probably keep putting in that work one hour at a time, maybe for years. The fact is that when your game is designed around something so long form, the distance between your endgame and beginning is VAST, and that gulf instantly causes players to question if its worth climbing that ladder again just to get somewhere they've already been. Lots of people want to climb Everest. Far fewer people want to climb Everest more than one time. The only people that consistently climb Everest for years on end are sherpas, and its literally their job. "One more game" is not going to motivate me to keep showing up in this situation. What's going to motivate me to keep showing up is the assurance that its all going to a higher purpose. Some kind of superior game loop that I always have, and that I care about enough to endure this. EKs are not just optional fluff, and ACE would do well to remember this. If you can't get people to be excited about EKs, you're going to have a hard time getting people to be excited about crowfall after their second or third campaign.
  46. 1 point
    Wilbur

    how to rebuild passive tree

    Why is it cheating? People have been multiboxing in different games for years. Its just another form of emergent and creative gameplay, you know, the type of thing that sandbox MMO's actively encourage.
  47. 1 point
    SoberSoul

    Crowfall Memes + MS Paint Rage Thread

    You have to realize here, I have 60% mitigations with my armor + 15k HP+ 3 healers babysitting my ass and counter discs, I was literally built to fight that fight , besides that I did not play stupid, I played my terrain, if anything nerf terrain... Also you need to keep in mind you were playing with a few noobs, and not everyone was focusing the same target, you are making it sound way worse than it really is :/
  48. 1 point
    mandalore

    Crowfall Memes + MS Paint Rage Thread

    Hold my beer...
  49. 1 point
  50. 1 point
    Solenicus

    Showcase your guild!

    Just got into Crowfall, our guild is a couple years old. I'll see what we can do. (: Not a lot of content in game right now but, I've enjoyed streaming 5.5 for guildies to get them hyped for launch this year. We'll do a promo video leading up to CF though Pann and link our website and other good stuff that is required. Edit: Also as a group that just got into the game a week or two ago, I fully agree with Pope. I do feel like I blew 200$ on this, there is no guild system and things aren't clearly explained at all. A lot of the content you really, really have to dig for just to see the current state of the game. In-fact, the "What is Crowfall," really doesn't even explain what the game is to be honest.
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