1. WHAT GENRE OF GAME IS CROWFALL™?
Crowfall is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), a game that is played online in a persistent, shared environment with thousands (and thousands, and thousands…) of other players.
We think Crowfall is a unique flavor of MMO, something we like to call “a throne war simulator” because we’ve designed it to be a very different game experience. It has elements in common with strategy games, political simulators, survival games… and a few elements that don’t really exist anywhere else.
2. THRONE WAR SIMULATOR? YOU MEAN LIKE GAME OF THRONES?
Game of who? Song of what? Uhh, no…never heard of it. Any similarities to any existing fantasy novels and/or television shows is purely coincidental.
[P.S. RT+LS = (totally) JS]
3. WHAT PLATFORM WILL CROWFALL USE?
Crowfall is initially a game for Windows PCs. As for other platforms, we expect that if a Macintosh has Windows compatibility and a 3D graphics card it will work. We are not planning a native client at this time. Further, other OS variants such as Linux are not being considered at this time either.
Realistically, as a small company with a game for a relatively small audience, we won’t be able to afford to support multi-platform clients. Console is not completely out of the realm of possibility, but it is not a current priority and would require separate funding.
4. WILL THERE BE A SINGLE PLAYER GAME MODE?
No, the game can only be played as an MMO.
5. DOES THAT MEAN I CAN’T PLAY SOLO?
You can play solo, but many of the game systems were designed to entice you to interact with others. It is an MMO, after all.
6. WHAT ARE THE CAMERA AND CONTROL INTERFACE LIKE?
Third person (over the shoulder) view with mouse and keyboard controls. In this particular area, we are similar to traditional MMOs.
7. THIS SOUNDS LIKE THERE IS A LOT OF PLAYER-VERSUS-PLAYER FIGHTING. WHAT ABOUT MONSTERS (PLAYER-VERSUS-ENVIRONMENT/PVE)?
There are monsters in Crowfall – lots of them – but they are intended to raise the general “threat level” of the game rather than being a primary focus.
Crowfall does not have any instanced PvE dungeons, quests and raids; however, the worlds WILL be crawling with monsters and former inhabitants of the dying worlds.
Players will often need to fight NPC monsters near resource nodes to gain access to points of interest, scavenge for food and equipment and often to simply survive. Many of these creatures are powerful enough that they will be very challenging to defeat – even for groups of players working together.
Some activities will require players to seek out monsters. For example, certain recipes may require reagents that can only be found by defeating certain monsters or require the use of rare thralls (“ghosts” NPCs that must be captured) to bind into an enchantment. It won’t be easy; remember that the monsters will also become more deadly as Winter approaches and the Hunger bleeds the warmth from each world.