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Ben

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What is Thornefall?
« on: June 25, 2013, 12:24:53 PM »
Thornefall is a community-driven, multiplayer online role-playing game in a fantasy medieval world.

Almost two years ago, Thornefall was born.  Cody and I, like many of you, are huge fans of MMORPGs, but we were disappointed to see where some of our favorite games were heading.  We notice that studios often seem to make some amazingly foolish design decisions that their player base is obviously against.  They have done things like completely changing their game's combat system or making the game much easier, only to frustrate many long-term and dedicated players. Some games even render their own content obsolete through expansions, leaving little incentive to experience it again. We began building our own game engine around this time, along with constructing the tools we use to build our world and bring it to life. The Gallery images you see right now are just the beginning, we expect our community to help shape the game to their vision over time. Think of it as a blank slate for new content. We'll handle the core game, but the mechanics/features our community suggests will accumulate over time, creating a whole new experience!

Thornefall's purpose is to provide the best experience we can offer, with a design pipeline guided by the community.  What does that mean, exactly?  We allow our players to suggest large and small scale changes to Thornefall's lore, skills, quests, etc.  Given your suggestion is supported by most of the community, we will run it by our design, tech, and art teams to evaluate whether it's possible to implement.  Once approved, your suggestion may end up in Thornefall!  Although we are inviting the community to take part in our design process, rest assured we do have our own ideas planned to provide rich new content for our players.  Don't like the newest skill or quest?  Our players are able to repeal recent updates, and with enough support, we'll consider removing them. Our updates are not exclusively final by any means.

What makes Thornefall different?
We don't just care about the community.  We are part of this community, just as much as you or anyone else is.  This is our home and we want to make the best possible game we can, but we can only do that with you.

Welcome to the new generation of online role-playing games.
Welcome to Thornefall.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 08:28:42 AM by Cody »

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Re: What is Thornefall?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 01:39:13 PM »
Is there a download link? Even if it is insanely buggy, I would like to play it/test it and make some videos.

Or an ETA on the beta?

Thanks!

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Re: What is Thornefall?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 02:27:50 PM »
Is there a download link? Even if it is insanely buggy, I would like to play it/test it and make some videos.

Or an ETA on the beta?

Thanks!

The game is currently under development but hopefully we should be able to see a BETA test coming soon. (Fingers crossed)
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Re: What is Thornefall?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 08:00:23 PM »
How can we opt. in on this beta, if it is a closed one?