Forum Finds – Soulless

Are you looking for a way to live forever? A way to extend your life over what is normally possible? Well, it looks like Chronicles of Elyria has a range of opportunities for you. Previously I mentioned an ancient relic that may be able to suspend the aging process, at a cost. This Forum Find focuses on some other ways to possibly elongate your life by becoming soulless. But before you start trying to pull your soul out remember, the chance of a long life comes at high costs.

One of the earliest ways we were told about extending your life was actually revealed by Caspian way back at the first Developer Journal Easter egg hunt:

At some point after game launch a dark magic will enter the world. This magic will make it possible for those gifted in such arts to transfer their soul from their body to a receptacle for safe keeping. So long as their soul is secure – they cannot die (though they continue to age). Continue reading

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Journal Discussed – Time, Aging, and Offline Player Characters

An ice cavern in Chronicles of Elyria

If you have not read this week’s Chronicles of Elyria developer journal yet you can catch up with the abridged version here. It is an interesting journal covering three linking systems with, as always, a lot to tell us about the game. I think I have spoken about aging enough, but I can not help but repeated (in a hopefully not too smug way) the animation of the aging is superb and the images you have got are just a taste! So I am going to concentrate on the final part of this weeks journal.

Offline Player Characters (OPCs), it is a lot to take in so let’s start with a quick overview. When you log-out at the end of your time playing, your character does not. They stay in the world, able to interact with the world and other players. They age while you are offline at the same rate as everyone else, so there is no way to extend your characters life by simply not logging in. Oh and if you are not careful they can die while you are away, that’s right die! Continue reading

Journal Abridged – Time, Aging, and Offline Player Characters

Aging in Chronicles of Elyria

This series takes the Developers Journals and gives you a run down of the key information covered. This is the bare bones, just the straight talking facts if you want discussion there will be an accompanying Journal Discussed article which will be posted later in the week.

Chronicles of Elyria’s has a lot of interesting features but the dynamic nature of your characters is one my favourites, as I discussed previously in my post about aging. This week’s developer journal expands on the topics of Time, Aging, and Offline Player Characters so head to MMORPG.com to read it in full or read the abridged version here (or, of course, you can do both!). Continue reading

Forum Finds – Aging

Edit: I have seen things, beautiful things. Things that make you run up and down your house it the middle of the night silently squealing because they are everything you hoped for. So as well as a the normal Forum Find you can also read my response to an animation of the in-game aging I have been lucky enough to see, to jump straight to that click here. Or read on for the full experience:

The thread that keeps on giving is the topic for today’s post. Chronicles of Elyria community member Tom started a thread about aging and over the last week a number of interesting responses by the ever present Jeromy ‘Caspian’ Walsh have dropped some serious information. Continue reading

Akashic Records – Immortality

Welcome back to the Akashic Records. A series of posts about the lore of Chronicles of Elyria.

Earlier in the week, our favourite Jeromy treated us to this snippet in response to a post about possible ways to stay young by community member Burdock:

“There is rumor of an ancient relic handed down by the Antepyrovians that suspends the normal aging process. But what length would the Children of Mann go to, to obtain such an object? Would anyone be safe wearing something so coveted?”

Anara Starsong – Keeper of Chronicles

There are a couple of things about this that set my mind racing. Continue reading