Greenlit MMO ‘Forge’ ready for release on Steam next month

Forge

By on November 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Steam Greenlight strikes again, this time with Forge, an upcoming MMO set for release next month. Forge was forged in Unreal Engine 3 and focuses primarily on PvP combat.

The class-based MMO promises no grind and that you will be “as powerful when you start playing Forge as you will be years from now”, offering a level playing field no matter your time spent playing. Instead of power increases as you level, in Forge you unlock new abilities and armour as you play.

In terms of story, it’s probably one of the more interesting I’ve heard. “A malicious being named The Devourer has swallowed the great pantheon of gods. Seeking escape, the trapped gods have deceived great warriors, zealous adherents and placed them on a faceless world called FORGE, designed sacrifice the weakest of these warriors in order to grow their own power. Choosing one of five unique warrior classes, the player must battle head-to-head with other players in a bid to free their god from the clutches of The Devourer. Armed with a set of powerful and unique abilities as well as a powerful and deadly ally, each warrior must overcome the varied challenges of Forge where every kill is a sacrifice and every sacrifice brings them one step closer to freedom.”

Forge is coming out on December 4, and if you drop the requisite $20 to pick it up, you’ll also be given an extra copy to give to a friend. Check out their Greenlight page for more details and the alpha gameplay trailer below. (Thanks, VG247)

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“In terms of story, it’s probably one of the more interesting I’ve heard. “A malicious being named The Devourer has swallowed the great pantheon of gods”

Sure they didn’t just rip-off one of the NWN2 expansions?

 

Sounds pretty uninspiring despite the welcomed mix-up of the MMO formula.

“Instead of power increases as you level, in Forge you unlock new abilities and armour as you play.”

To me that does not sound like it has a lot of long term enjoyment. The reason there are so many people actively waiting for the Shadowbane Emulator is because the original game HAD such variety in character creation and the mechanics to back them up. I cannot possibly comprehend that unlockable skills and armour (really? Do they do anything or is this like DoA costumes that you pay for?).

I think they should introduce variety in character customisation otherwise this will simply fall by the wayside. And in terms of ‘the grind,’ if you have the levelling from zero to cap a quick yet worthwhile process (because it is in this time, IF timed correctly, that you learn to use your toon) you will end up with something that feels like you have at least a small investment in your character.

Coming from my first ever MMO which had four classes; twelve races; twenty-two prestige classes; forty-seven disciplines; eleven weapon types; three armour classes; five classes and unlockable skills and armour comes across as a little limp in comparison…

 

Huh. Your posts don’t actually come across as obnoxious without the blue font.

Protip: it’s not an MMO. It’s a class-based shooter with “RPG elements”.

 

I miss the blue font it was always pinothy’s thing.

on topic looks like a half arsed version of fury and fury didn’t exactly blow minds

 

snex:
Huh. Your posts don’t actually come across as obnoxious without the blue font.

Protip: it’s not an MMO. It’s a class-based shooter with “RPG elements”.

Wait: you do not read my posts just because of the colour choice‽ HA! I believe your arrogance needs to be address before my alleged obnoxiousness even comes into it.

If it is a persistent multiplayer title for a lot of people at a time than it is a massively-multiplayer online game…

 

Actually if you read the description on the Greenlight website, it isn’t an MMO.

 

vcatkiller:
Actually if you read the description on the Greenlight website, it isn’t an MMO.

I did say ‘if’ in my piece…

 

Oh, really? My entire post was deleted because – well, I can guess why but I don’t really know because no one’s fucking told me anything. Quality moderation.

pinothyj: Wait: you do not read my posts just because of the colour choice‽ HA! I believe your arrogance needs to be address before my alleged obnoxiousness even comes into it.

If it is a persistent multiplayer title for a lot of people at a time than it is a massively-multiplayer online game…

I never said I didn’t read them.

I take it back. You’re a tremendous… … bundle of sticks.

 

snex:
Oh, really? My entire post was deleted because – well, I can guess why but I don’t really know because no one’s fucking told me anything. Quality moderation.

I was just in the middle of sending you a PM, but yes, you guess correctly. Don’t do that.

 

Hours later, were you? I SEE YOUR LIES.

Don’t worry. I don’t post much anymore anyway.

 

snex:
Hours later, were you? I SEE YOUR LIES.

Yeah, I’m a pretty forgetful (aka: “awful”) mod.

 
 
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