Our latest guest blog has come directly from the forum! JamesGoblin posted this up and I thought it looked so good that it needed to go on the front page! If you're an MMO gamer, you'll definitely want to keep reading!
This game is bit strange - you are not a human, but a crow - spirit crow that can possess bodies. After death, one doesn't just respawn, but has to fly around in crow form and seek new corpse to inhabit; This often means change of class, race and sex!?
Here is the story of the comic above: At first (pages 4,5) a knight chooses to serve Malekai, the Lord of Shadows - one of 13 gods. God grants him eternal life and other benefits, but the knight is obliged to fight and pillage in Malekai's name - this might include building and maintaining god's statues and tempes (which also cost gold and resources for taxes and maintenance).
After that (pages 1,2,3), on the 47th day of the War of the False Kings, the knight dies and the crow-spirit leaves to fly and find another body (pages 6,7). On the graveyard nearby, the crow finds the corpse of fallen champion, possesses it and walks away to fight for Malekai again.
...and they all lived happily ever after :D
The universe consists of many worlds, both persistent and fully player created and customized Eternal Kingdoms and temporary Campaigns - huge battlegrounds which are slowly (sometimes, for months) devoured by The Hunger. The end of winter marks the end of the world and death of all in it: this is how The Hunger twists Campaign's wildlife through four seasons (and here is couple more pics)
Think of it as of, say, Rome (the city, the central state) and it's distant provinces and frontiers, from which the resources and wealth are coming through pillage and conquering. Rome is persistent while frontiers/battlegrounds are moving or disappearing, BUT you want to go there for gold and materials. And not to be bored in your lovely palace.
Here's couple videos of early tests, including some typical NSFW language These are rather PvP than RP, anyway here goes - first one shows couple Centaurs defending their keep:
...and finally the aforementioned Champion tutorial:
PS Best quick intro to Crowfall is it's IGN Wiki. The game is MMORPG in alpha, with open beta (free tests) scheduled for "this winter" and it's main theme is fight for resources and territory control based on crafting, gathering, voxel building and destruction.