Announcement: Q&A February 8th @ Midnight UTC

The video is now up and can be found here!

Where: DM21_Gaming over on YouTube

When: Monday, February 8th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST / Midnight GMT

How: Questions can be submitted in advance here.

Yes it is short notice, you have less than 7 hours from this post to get your questions in. So think fast! Also remember that if you do not have a question still head over to the thread and ‘Like’ the ones you want to see answered most. To like you have to be a member of the community so make sure to sign up!

The Muster – New Office, Game Access and Canis Rabbits

Canis rabbit concept art from Chonicles of Elyria

This week we are mustering up news from what has been a slightly quieter news week for the community. However, there has been big news for Soulbound Studios themselves. All the news from the forums, IRC and interviews have been gathered up and ready for your perusal. Jump to the Muster Point at the end if you just want the headline story!

The office move is one of the big topics, along with shedding some light on to what they have been up to in it! We get a hint of how we might be able to get our hands on the game multiple times before launch. Learn who is the funniest and scariest in the office. Oh, and you might have noticed there is some new concept art out! Continue reading

Akashic Records – The Burning

The Burning, from Chronicles of Elyria.

Lore is what brings a world alive for me. Chronicles of Elyria does not yet have enough lore revealed for me to really sink my teeth into, but, I am not worried. They have good reason not to expose everything yet. Soulbound Studios are looking to employ a Story Director, attracting the best talent means leaving them space to do their job. Why become Story Director of a finished story, where you cannot leave your mark? The team has built up the lore over the last 10 years, it is not that they are lacking in it, it is just that it is not final. They hear our cries for lore though and they have responded! Just be aware that this is subject to change.

This image is not our view of Elyria. Do not worry this has not suddenly become a Sci-Fi game! That is art made by an Elyrian to represent a cataclysmic event they believe to have happened in the past. The artist follows the same religion whose name we do not yet know, as Anara Starsong. The image shows us the effects of the Burning. Continue reading

The Muster – Vitality, Healing and Feature Creep

The end of another week means it is time to sort through the spoils. Gathering together all the news from across forums, interviews and the chat room so that you do not miss out on any of that good stuff. If you want to know what one thing I really think you should know from this week just head straight to the end for the Muster Point.

Vitality and healing are our two top topics this week. However, they are accompanied by a whole host of other intriguing tidbits such as another new name, perishable foods and unique creates. Also a quick, but meaningful, comment from Soulbound Studios on how the scope of the game might change based on KickStarter, or more accurately might not change. Continue reading

Announcement: Q&A January 25th @ Midnight UTC

The video for the stream is up, go go go people! Find it here.

Where: DM21_Gaming over on YouTube

When: Monday, January 25th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST / Midnight GMT

How: Questions can be submitted in advance here.

There are so many great conversations across the forums, IRC and the web in general based on speculation and discussion. That means I know you have questions. Questions that might be answered if you go to the above thread and submit them. Also if you do not have questions why no go to the thread and like the ones you want to see answered.

The Muster – PvE, Welcomes and Fame

Join me as we gather up all of the highlights from the last week. We are pulling from all sorts of sources; from forums and the Q&A to discussions had on the IRC. Aiming to bring together a whole host of information and point you in the right direction to find more. As always, well as since last week, ending with the Muster Point, the one thing you really ought to know from this week’s collection.

So what have we got for you this week? Well, last week we spoke a bit about PvP so only fair we address the balance with a look at PvE. We are also welcoming some new staff members over a Soulbound Studios, talking about fame, guild tools, how you know you are going to die, and some interesting battle mechanics. Oh, and I have included something Jeremey ‘Caspian’ Walsh told us about Liches in the IRC… Continue reading

Chat Log – Cause of War

Half-plate chain armour from Chronicles of Elyria.

One of the things that I tried to bring attention to in the last Muster was that PvP while a very important aspect of the game is not as frequent as you might be used to in other titles. I am sure we are all aware that in the real world war is a big deal, going up against another country or region is a huge risk a massive decision and one that should not be done on a whim. The same true in the game. Warfare is something that should be a last resort. The negotiating table should be the first battlefield. But what if talks break down, can we just declare war because we are bored or does there need to be a reason? A cause to fight for?

Our lovely community member Liva managed to get Caspian to let slip some information about Casus Belli. Which is great and all if you know what that means, if like me you are not so great on your Latin historical military terms that is literally ‘case for war’. So does the game require one?

You need a Casus Belli, “Cause of War”. Casus Belli generally means a Kingdom, Duchy, County, etc. can’t declare war on another regions without “Cause”.

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The Muster – PVP, PAX and Developer Discussions

Gather round as we look back over the last week and collect together some of the highlights you might want to look back on. The Muster, gather up all those interesting Q&A answers, forum posts across the net, and chatter in the IRC and give you a pointer in the right direction. This will normally go out on a Sunday night, but it is always best to be late on the first one…

This week we are looking at the plans the Soulbound Studios team have for PAX East in April, how the team see PvP working in Chronicles of Elyria, time, religion, brain food and also why the developers have not released DJ #17 as planned. And just for fun a quick bit about why you should not mess with Jeremey ‘Caspian’ Walsh! Continue reading

Announcement: Q&A January 18th @ Midnight UTC

The video for the stream is up, excitement! Find it here.

What: Another live Streamed Question and Answer session with Jeromy ‘Caspian’ Walsh, lead developer on Chronicles of Elyria.

Where: DM21_Gaming over on YouTube

When: Monday, January 18th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST / Midnight GMT

How: Questions can be submitted in advance here.

We are being spoilt with another live stream this Monday. With no new Developers Journal out it really is a free for all on the questions. So whatever you have in mind get over to the forums and get asking. The harder the better!

Announcement: Q&A January 11th @ Midnight UTC

The video for the stream is now live and can be found here!

What: Live Streamed Question and Answer session with Jeromy ‘Caspian’ Walsh, lead developer on Chronicles of Elyria.

Where: DM21_Gaming over on YouTube

When: Monday, January 11th at 4pm PST / 7pm EST / Midnight GMT

How: Questions can be submitted in advance here.

That is right we are getting our first live streamed Q&A of the year this Monday. There was a Developers Journal out on Friday and by the sounds of it another one on the way for Monday before the Q&A. So if they haven’t raised enough questions for you then there are all the other questions you have buzzing around your head. I know you have some, so no excuses for not submitting your queries now!