Journal Discussed – Player Housing

The architecture tool from Chronicles of Elyria.

Player housing has been the topic of the last two developers journals, and if you have haven’t caught up Part 1 is all about the concept, design and construction, Part 2 is all about digging a giant hole underneath it, using it to hide things, and also kill people. So quite different takes on the same concept! Today we are doing a bit if a different Journal Discussed as I am going to run down the top five reasons housing has got be excited.

Let’s kick this off with the most important thing I think we have learnt from the Developers Journal:

1. Housing isn’t just about houses

While throughout both developer journals most of the focus was on player housing, this can be used for any building. A public forge, a guild hall, a library, a great mansion, the fort at an outpost, it is all about player buildings. I understand why the developers have used housing, it is familiar, but I think they might have shot themselves in the foot because this is so much more!

Everything else on this list is great, it is all really good stuff, but it is important to realise these tools and concepts apply to so much more than your home. If you can not be bothered to read on, then just remember that. Continue reading

Journal Abridged – Crafting and Professions

A forge used fro crafting shown at night in Chronicles of Elyria.

This series takes the Developers Journals and gives you all the information in easy to manage parts… sound familiar well that is because while the last DJ hit the shelves on Monday they are already back with new news! If you want discussion then you are going to have to wait for the Journal Discussed which will hit this weekend and covering both of this weeks journals.

We know there are a wide range of skills, but it is time to take a dive into the Crafting skills. How you get started, how player skill as well as character skill is involved and all sorts of other bits thrown in. Spoiler, crafting recipes is my favourite part of this one! We also learn more about the resources in the game. If you want to read it all head over to the article or get all the key facts below. Continue reading