Welcome to the gritty medieval world of The Black Death. The plague has left a trail of destruction across Western Europe. Those who endure struggle against sickness, scarce resources and other desperate survivors.
Start as a beggar and work your way up to a number of realistic professions, each with their own ways to survive. Enter a huge multiplayer open world, set in 14th century western Europe. Trade at fisherman’s ports, loot disease infested cities, hunt wild animals in dense forests, fight in bandit camps, upgrade your properties and much more. Loot, pillage, craft and survive in an epic struggle against The Black Death.
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The max players i've seen on a server is about 7 - 10 which isn't a lot at the moment but i'm sure if the game fixes on it's bugs and problems to make the game more stable could improve that. Gameplay is not that bad the only thing quite annoying is are that the NPC's suddenly spawn behind you and some times even dissapear I haven't progressed so far but the only bugs and problems i've encountered so far: 1. NPC spawning and dissapearing randomely 2. Being locked out of your own house even though you locked the doors. 3. You can't hear your footsteps when going first person. 4. Going far away from Ravens Reach is dangerous because there aren't enough materials for you to gather to be able to survive. That was all for now.
Game has tons of potential. I have played it since launch and the devs have been working hard on fixes/patches. Currently there are a few bugs which is expected for an "alpha" early access game (some say it was released too early). The graphics are great, and it's fun to just run around and pick berries and steal from the people while the guards watch you do it and don't do anything. You do run across other players often enough, even with only a handful of people in the highest populated server. Currently the amount of content is limited, but the devs are active in discussions and reddit and listen to people's ideas. I'm looking forward to what this game has in store and I hope that more people check it out for longer than a few minutes and write a negative review about it. Edit: Playing this game now for about a month and they have made drastic changes, especially to the stability of the game where probably about 80% of the "bad" reviews came from. The devs continue to update the game and keep the community informed.
This is a very good game with a lot of potential, I can see it going to great places, and the devs are very comitted to making it the best game it can possibly be. The only major issue I have run into so far (and it is a very frustrating one) is the lag that is mentioned in the other reviews. You don't notice it just running around but when trying combat or trying to craft it can get in the way quite a bit. I hope that the issue is fixed soon.
I really like the game and it's concepts but it badly suffers from too early access syndrome and lacks any optomization, not enough and very glitchy a.i and npcs etc. I'm going to give it a miss for a couple of months and let a few more patches and hopefully it will have taken form and unlocked it's great potential.
I spent roughly 4 hours making wooden bowls before I found some poor fellows 3.6k gold stash and bought myself a house. Soon after I ran into another player, who was brutally murdering all the guards. I hid in my house. Every time I went past where the guards were killed, it played a slash sound followed by their screams in a loop. It was like being constantly reminded how much of a horrible person I was for leaving those guards to die, but I had a stick and dude had a fencing sword; I'm not fighting that. I found a barn I could buy and live in and it had a pig in it. I was ecstatic until the game said I already had a house, all the npcs in the village had caffeine issues too, shaking everywhere. There was a super shady npc who was selling 'basic' food in front of a poisoned well. Like we all couldn't tell you poisoned the well to boost sales, you're the only one who is selling apples to replenish my thirst. I thought bandits were just kind fellows running up to you to say 'hi' but they're running up to you because they want to brutally murder you; but if you get two and time it right, they will fight each other. They don't take kindly to you watching though and the winner will immediately turn on you.
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