Camelot Unchained (Looks like a Daoc spiritual successor from Mark Jacobs)

krev82 wrote:

arise! what's the state of this? are it or crowfall likely to see release this year?

I'm only at a Beta-1 tier and they're still in Alpha so i've not actually been playing. So not entirely sure.

Crowfall i suspect they'll push till next year or if is released it'll be at the very end of the year. Lot of good stuff they're doing, but it seems to be at a slow pace. Which as long as they keep showing the improvements that they've been doing i'm ok with.

given CU alpha was intended to be feb. 2015 and is still going I'm going to assume that's a no for this year :/

whispa wrote:

Man i hope it's good! DAOC is still my all time favorite MMORPG.

I'm rather hoping it has a mix of Daoc and shadowrun.

The star fort picture is way, way not canonical, but I do like the look.

7.5 million from a new investor

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- City State Entertainment, LLC, developer of the Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game Camelot Unchained, announced today that it has secured a $7.5 million minority investment. This round is led by the original investors in Jacobs' last video game studio, Mythic Entertainment, Inc., which was sold to Electronic Arts in 2006. The investor group includes the principals of GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC, a New York City-based private equity firm.

*bold is mine

ranalin wrote:

7.5 million from a new investor

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- City State Entertainment, LLC, developer of the Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game Camelot Unchained, announced today that it has secured a $7.5 million minority investment. This round is led by the original investors in Jacobs' last video game studio, Mythic Entertainment, Inc., which was sold to Electronic Arts in 2006. The investor group includes the principals of GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC, a New York City-based private equity firm.

*bold is mine

That’s excellent news. I’m quite excited.

Daoc will always be the best game I have ever had played. It was just the best RvR or PvP of all time. The large scale keep battles and relic raids to the small scale roaming groups, bgs and darkness falls fun.

I have been keeping an eye on Camelot Unchained and it looks promising.

Medmey wrote:

Daoc will always be the best game I have ever had played. It was just the best RvR or PvP of all time. The large scale keep battles and relic raids to the small scale roaming groups, bgs and darkness falls fun.

I have been keeping an eye on Camelot Unchained and it looks promising.

Yeah I have good memories too of the game, epic raids with friends and having the largest Midgard guild at one time was a blast. I certainly miss chasing after the Ranger named sixpack and hunting him down unsuccessfully.

I loved DAOC also and revisit it from time to time when the "Welcome Back" free month is offered. I read earlier this month that they will be finally offering a ftp model later this year. Drawback is that you will need to create a new account so can't play all the old toons. Still, it might be a nice fix from time to time until Camelot Unchained is playable.

is the cheapest way into the lifetime add-on at this point the basic builder ($35) +lifetime add on ($190)?

krev82 wrote:

is the cheapest way into the lifetime add-on at this point the basic builder ($35) +lifetime add on ($190)?

I donated 60 for the builder pack and to roll into just downloading the client.

hmm, didn't realize this is the same guy as war hammer online, i hope he's learned what went wrong and how to keep this more successful.

krev82 wrote:

hmm, didn't realize this is the same guy as war hammer online, i hope he's learned what went wrong and how to keep this more successful.

Actually he left after EA bought them and wasn't part of letting WHO die on the vine. There was some talk about him actually getting pushed out that i don't remember if it was confirmed or not.

ranalin wrote:
krev82 wrote:

hmm, didn't realize this is the same guy as war hammer online, i hope he's learned what went wrong and how to keep this more successful.

Actually he left after EA bought them and wasn't part of letting WHO die on the vine. There was some talk about him actually getting pushed out that i don't remember if it was confirmed or not.

Well, I put my money where my mouth is. See how it all goes.

I'm definitely in. I kickedstarted back at the start.

ranalin wrote:

I'm definitely in. I kickedstarted back at the start.

I’m a little jealous. I wish I’d had known about it then because I’m totally all in on the genre.

ah right, that damn EA poison that has tended/tends to ruin everything, often by forcing rushed releases. For better or worse I suspect I'll be all in on this one too, I was a little too young for the original DAOC era, but it really appeals as something different approach and I'm curious to see where/how fast basically quadrupling their budget ends up taking them.

Hopefully getting them to ramp things a bit more. My biggest concern has been how slow they're moving.

ranalin wrote:

Hopefully getting them to ramp things a bit more. My biggest concern has been how slow they're moving.

I agree with this. But they have done a nice job providing weekly updates and sharing information on status. It doesn't feel like they are hiding anything.

Medmey wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Hopefully getting them to ramp things a bit more. My biggest concern has been how slow they're moving.

I agree with this. But they have done a nice job providing weekly updates and sharing information on status. It doesn't feel like they are hiding anything.

True. I'm not worried about them hiding anything. I've been comparing them to Crowfall, probably unfairly, because they had their Kickstarters in similar time frames and have similar goals while creating their own engines.

BlackSheep wrote:
whispa wrote:

Man i hope it's good! DAOC is still my all time favorite MMORPG.

I'm rather hoping it has a mix of Daoc and shadowrun.

The star fort picture is way, way not canonical, but I do like the look.

Anyone ever play Shadowbane? It was kind of a mess of a game, terrible lag and what not, but the building and RvR seiges were so fun at the time. DaOC was kind of similar but never quite got the same hold as Shadowbane did for me.

This was my old clan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_u9...

Sydhart wrote:
BlackSheep wrote:
whispa wrote:

Man i hope it's good! DAOC is still my all time favorite MMORPG.

I'm rather hoping it has a mix of Daoc and shadowrun.

The star fort picture is way, way not canonical, but I do like the look.

Anyone ever play Shadowbane? It was kind of a mess of a game, terrible lag and what not, but the building and RvR seiges were so fun at the time. DaOC was kind of similar but never quite got the same hold as Shadowbane did for me.

This was my old clan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_u9...

I loved shadowbane. It was a time of slower internet connections so city battles could get tedious, but man, I really, really loved my thief. Most fun I’ve had in a MMO was there.

July 4th announced for Beta1. Release sometime in 2019.

Beta1 Date

They've definitely ramped up their current testing. I'm getting emails a couple times a week for them. They're in the middle of the day though sadly.

Yeah, I haven’t made it into a stress test yet either but they’re doin them almost weekly now. Finally got to make a character so that’s nice

Have they announced what the monthly subscription charge is?