The Trials of the Gods Campaign Series Debuts in Crowfall

Crowfall players have a new series of campaigns called The Trials of the Gods. The Trials feature unique campaign worlds dedicated to each of the Gods. Over the next few months, players will encounter “unique maps, rules, and rewards themed to [each] God’s unique persona, powers and domain”. The first Trial is underway. Called Trials of Malekai, the campaign will run for two weeks and “pits players against each other in battle to win the favor of Malekai the Faceless God of Deception”.

Crowfall Devs Roll Out Capture Point Testing

Those involved in the current Crowfall test build will be able to check out the new Capture Point feature. Players will be working to capture specific points and to hold onto them as long as possible. The longer a location is held, the more Capture Bonus is awarded. “We’ve added an element of strategic decision-making to the choice around which locations each team will want to defend or capture”.

Crowfall Devs Detail ‘The Road to Alpha’ in New Blog

In a new blog post on the Crowfall site, Creative Director J. Todd Coleman details the “Road to Alpha”, numerically v6.0. Currently, the pre-alpha version 5.8 is live on servers and Coleman writes that it has been “VERY well-received” and has resulted in “both increased player concurrency and a noticeable uptick in new players”.

Crowfall Devs Show Off New Character Creation Process

A new Crowfall update has been posted to the game’s official site that lays out some of the big changes that are coming to the character creation tool. Starting with the First Campaign (v5.8), players will be able to try out the character creation tool as it has been revamped. This means the process begins in the lobby prior to selecting “a cluster from either a list of Campaigns or a list of available Eternal Kingdoms”.

Crowfall’s Thomas Blair on Vessels & the Art of Necromancy

Nothing says “Tuesday” like a spirited discussion of necromancy, amiright? It seems that the Crowfall team agrees as today’s latest developer blog post is centered on the subject. Penned by Thomas “Blixtev” Blair, the article centers on “Crows, vessels and…NECROMANCY”, complete with the suggestion of spooky music and things bumping in the night.

Crowfall’s Composer Creates Music to Set a Mood for a Precise Moment in Time

The latest Crowfall developer diary has been published, this time turning to the topic of sound and music. Associate Producer Max Lancaster speaks to the creation of music where Nelson Everhart is handed very precise clues to aid in the composition of the game’s score for any given moment of time in the game…literally things like “Campaign World – Beachhead – Daytime – Summer”. What he does with those clues is best heard, and there are nifty little snips of music embedded in the blog.

Crowfall – Outposts Will Give Players New Ways to ‘Meet & Greet’ Fellow Players (with Swords….)

The Crowfall site has been updated with a new developer blog posts that discusses the outpost system, a procedurally generated world system that appears on the map from time to time. Outposts are now live in v5.7 and can appear in one of three forms: War Banners, Single Tower and Double Tower, each “slightly different in form and function”. They come with buffs and victory points and are “capturable in the same manner as forts”.

Crowfall – Framerate Improvements Incoming to v5.7

The Crowfall site has a brief post from the team to let players know that some big framerate changes are coming with v5.7. The tinkering that has been going on under the hood should have a significant impact on optimization. For instance, Unity’s terrain “has been swapped out for custom-built meshes” in order to “cut down load times”.