Sins of a Dark Age is an action strategy game from the creators of Sins of a Solar Empire. Explore your inventory, equip your Hero and enter a dark world full of decisive team battles, tide-turning quests, treasured rewards, crafted goods, and strategic trades.
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Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
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“Sins of a Dark Age Early Access is here! Its already fun, very stable and has loads of content but we still have a lot of work to do. Want to provide feedback and influence our next objectives? Join up, open your Welcome Chest and enter the battle!

1. Why is our game in Early Access?
First, Sins of a Dark Age (Soada) has a number of incomplete features and experimental ideas that we would like a lot more feedback on. Second, Soada is a complex online game that needs a lot of testing in key areas such as server load capacity, game balance and matchmaking. Early Access allows us to get the volume we need to do this testing without overloading our systems.

2. How long do we plan to be in Early Access?
As long as necessary but we expect it to last months, not years.

3. What is the current state of the game?
Soada is still in development so there are bugs, incomplete features, placeholder assets, unoptimized code and balance issues. The Ai Heroes (aka Golems) are not very bright yet so they won't pose much of a challenge yet. Most importantly we have not been able to fully test our server load capacity which is one of our major reasons for entering the Early Access program. However, even in this state the game is stable, very fun, and has loads of content.

4. What content is missing or placeholder?
There are too many to list but some of the more obvious ones are:
  • Many icons are placeholder (esp Hero Gear).
  • Many Hero Skin paintings are missing.
  • Many sounds, music tracks and vocals not hooked up yet.
  • Lots of front-end and in-game user interface elements are not complete.
  • The Hero compendium is missing tons of data, especially the Lore and Tips in the Inspect Hero section.
  • There are missing Heroes and missing Hero Skins.
  • Lots more missing!

5. What content are we planning to add to the game?
In a nutshell almost every type of content in the game will be growing over time including lore, materials, recipes, Heroes, Hero Skins, Hear Gear, and Quests. But we also have a list of other content to add that we aren't ready to talk about yet. The list of upcoming features below hints at some of the new content.

6. What features are we planning to add to the game?
Listing all future features is an impossible task especially since we expect them to change in response to feedback and ideas from Early Access players. In that light I will only list the ones we have a reasonably high confidence in:
  • Pets
  • Hero Gear for specific Heroes
  • Hero Gear Sets
  • Recorded games
  • Spectator mode
  • Advanced Ping system
  • New Ai for Heroes (aka Golems)
  • More crafting options
  • Game History
  • Achievements
  • League/Ladder/Leaderboards
  • New Modes (e.g. cooperative)
  • New Maps and Environments
  • In-Game Friend Status
  • Additional Steam integration
  • Systems to improve player behavior

7. What is our pricing strategy during and after Early Access?
Early Access is priced at $4.99 but in appreciation of your support you will receive a reward worth far more than $4.99 (see the next question for details). Ultimately, Sins of a Dark Age will become a Steam Free to Play game but we felt it was necessary to gate Early Access for 3 main reasons:
  • To limit the load on our servers until they are fully tested.
  • To provide a solid new user experience.
  • To help ensure we get dedicated testers.

8. What do you get for joining Early Access?
  • You get immediate access to Sins of a Dark Age and you have a chance to influence its remaining development by providing feedback on the forums, participating in our public bug tracker on GitHub or by playing the game so we can collect valuable gameplay and performance data.
  • Every Early Access player will receive a Welcome Chest containing 1 of 3 bundles. In appreciation of your support we've include far more than $4.99 worth of content in each bundle.
  • You will find your Welcome Chest and Key in your inventory when you start the game. Click "Profile" from the top menu to locate the inventory tab. Once in the inventory, move your cursor over the Chest and click the yellow button to open it.
  • When you open your Welcome chest, 1 of the 3 bundles will be selected at random. Each bundle contains an equal value of content and has an equal chance of being selected.

Here are the contents of each bundle:

Berserk Bundle:
  • Rare Skin (Bombardier Slag)
  • Uncommon piece of Hero Gear (Battleborn Axe)
  • Rare Skin Recipe (Recipe: Skylance Torrace)
  • Uncommon Materials (Imperial Brocade x 2)
  • Common Materials (Meteor Metal x 3)

Merciless Bundle:
  • Rare Skin (Tundral Skalla)
  • Uncommon piece of Hero Gear (Bloodthirst Bracers)
  • Rare Skin Recipe (Recipe: Luna Moth Vexie)
  • Uncommon Material (FaerieDust x 1)
  • Uncommon Material (Fungal Spore x 1)
  • Common Materials (Moss x 2)
  • Common Material (Tattered Linen x 1)

Resolute Bundle:
  • Rare Skin (Fireshroud Atasha)
  • Uncommon piece of Hero Gear (Heart of Valor)
  • Rare Skin Recipe (Recipe: Stoneguard Beroth)
  • Uncommon Material (Subterranean Stone x 1)
  • Uncommon Material (Stinging Vines x 1)
  • Common Materials (Moss x 3)

Here is an explanation of what each bundle element means:

  • Skin: Skins are used to change the appearance of your Hero. In Soada you can either buy skins from the in-game Shop, find them in treasure chests, or craft them from collected materials.
  • Hero Gear: Hero Gear is one of the most valuable ways to customize your strategy before entering a match. Hero gear is never sold in the Shop and can only be found in treasure chests or crafted from materials.
  • Skin Recipe: Skin recipes are only found in loot drops or treasure chests. They are usually the most rare item required to craft a skin so they tend to be quite valuable.
  • Materials: These are only found in loot drops or treasure chests and are required to craft a variety of goods such as Hero Gear and Skins. Each Early Access bundle contains enough materials to complete roughly 25% of the included Skin recipe.

9. What are the initial testing and feedback goals?
  • Hero build viability (both in-game and meta-game)
  • Game balance
  • Game duration
  • Alternate Quest Reward Systems
  • Loot Reward system
  • Crafting system
  • Community Market integration
  • Server optimization and load testing
  • Client optimization and compatibility
  • Matchmaking

10. How can the Steam Community help us during our development process?
  • The best way to help is to play the game regularly as this provides us with valuable gameplay data, performance data and stresses our systems. Sometimes the worst bugs are the ones that are difficult to reproduce. The more matches that are played the better our chances of finding and fixing them.
  • If you would like to be more involved we have two in-game buttons that allow you to provide feedback, ideas and report problems.
  • The Forums button takes you directly to the official forums which we monitor frequently. Periodically, we will copy certain types of reports to the public bug tracker on GitHub to improve our organization and work flow.
  • The Official Bug Report button takes you directly to our public facing bug tracker on GitHub where any player can view, edit and add issues. This system is great for the community as they can see what is going on and its great for us because we get a lot of crowd sourced data on what bugs exist and under what conditions they may occur.

11. Where are the Early Access servers located?
  • Early Access servers are only located in North America but we will add more geographic regions as our testing requires. Europe will likely be next. Some players from Europe have reported that playing on the North American servers is acceptable but for some it is not. There is a known bug we are tracking that definitely affects players across the Atlantic (or with pings above a certain duration) that makes it even worse under certain conditions. We are working to correct this now.

Thanks for considering Sins of a Dark Age Early Access. We hope to you see you online soon!
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December 2

Steam Trading Cards and New Update!

Stream Trading Cards are now available for Sins of a Dark Age!!! Information on Trading Cards can be found here http://steamcommunity.com/tradingcards/faq/

We also recently launched a new update that includes new Quest Rewards, full team voice chat and more. You can read all the details here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/251970/discussions/7/617320628070923228/

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November 21

Major Update! New Jungling Content and Mechanics, Cooperative Play, Voice Chat and more!

New Jungling Content and Mechanics
This patch includes the remainder of the systems changes aimed at improving jungling. For more details on what our goals were, visit this Developer Blog.

New: Altars
  • Every creep camp now contains an Altar, whose tooltip will display basic information about the camp such as its respawn frequency and available reward buffs. Altars in all of the small creep camps can additionally be activated by the new Offering Glyph described below.

New Glyph: Offering
  • A new Offering glyph targets the Altars at cleared small creep camps. Doing so will cause the camp to immediately respawn with a larger "Dire" Creep. Killing this Dire Creep will grant the killer a unique temporary buff that varies based on the type of camp where Offering was used.
  • Upgrade paths for Offering include focusing on increased gold rewards or Offering buff duration and buffs from Beast- or Plant-based camps granting more powerful effects.

Dire Creeps
  • Dire Wood Stalker: Kill to receive Thorn Armor - Grants the killing hero bonus Armor and cause them to deal Magic Damage to any neutral monsters that attack them.
  • Dire Dagger Tusk: Kill to receive Predatory Senses - Grants the killing hero lingering vision of the area in which they kill Large or Epic Monsters.
  • Dire Veric King: Kill to receive Plague Carrier - Grants the killing hero bonus Magic Damage on their basic Attacks for a moderate duration.
  • Dire Leaf Scorpion: Kill to receive Sap Venom - Grants the killing hero a buff that causes their damage dealing abilities to reduce the target's Attack Speed and deal additional Magic Damage over time.
  • All Dire Creeps inherit the abilities of their brethren.

Horen Camps -> Leaf Scorpions and Leaf Stingers
  • The basic Horen Camps have been replaced with Leaf Scorpions and Leaf Stingers.
  • The Leaf Scorpion has Venomous Lunge: After a short wind up, the Leaf Scorpion dashes forward. The first enemy struck takes Physical Damage and then receives Magic Damage over time.

Witch Doctor Camp -> Wisp Queen and Lesser Wisps
  • The Horen Witch Doctor camp is now replaced with the Wisp Queen and her Lesser Wisps.
  • The Wisp Queen has Torrent: After a short wind up, the Wisp Queen channels a jet of water in the target direction, dealing Magic Damage and Silencing enemies in its path.
  • When killed the Wisp Queen grants Wisp Queen's Blessing: Grants the killing hero increased Mana Regeneration and Cooldown Reduction for a moderate duration.

Wisps -> Frillspitter
  • The Wisps that accompanied the Troll have been replaced by Frillspitters which are fierce avian predators that spit a potent venom.

Troll
  • New ability: Stone Skin - During the Day the Troll's skin turns to stone, granting bonus Armor but reducing Attack Speed.
  • New ability: Clobber - After a short wind up, the Troll strikes the ground with its club. Enemies in the area take Physical Damage and have their Attack Speed reduced for a short time.

Old Growth Wood Imp -> Wood Stalker
  • New ability: Seedbearer - The Wood Stalker summons a Seedling whenever two friendly Wood Imps die. Once summoned a Seedling will grow into a new Wood Imp.
  • Nourishing Death ability removed.

Verics
  • When verics die they now emit Corrosive Cloud: Upon death a cloud of toxins is released from the Veric's corpse, dealing constant Magic Damage to any enemies who enter the area.

Dagger Tusks
  • Dagger Tusks now have Frenzy: upon falling below half health, they gain greatly increased Attack Speed.

Hydra
  • The Hydra now has Acid Barrage: After a short wind up, the Hydra spits a barrage of acid that can reduce the ability and attack damage of all units in the area.

Creep Balance
  • Creep health and damage scaling based on respawn count has been increased. Generally speaking creeps should be relatively more challenging as the game progresses compared to the previous version.

New: Cooperative Game Mode: 5 vs Ai
  • A new cooperative matchmaking option called "5 versus Ai" has been added as a Skirmish option.
  • Play with friends in a party or queue solo to earn experience and rewards in a non-competitive environment.
  • Find out more in this Developer Blog.

New: Voice Chat
  • Sins of a Dark Age now supports voice chat.
  • By default chat is only enabled between friends and party members on the same team.
  • You can never chat with the enemy team.
  • Be sure to setup your voice chat in Steam first (Settings->Voice).
  • By default, Push To Talk is disabled (G key). This can be enabled in the Options->Sound window.
  • We are still debating whether to allow chat with anyone else on your team. Let us know your thoughts on the forums

New: Hero Traits
  • These are intended to communicate the strengths of a given Hero and make it easier for players to narrow down their Hero search. All Heroes have had up to four Hero Traits assigned to them. This is also paired with an indicator of their relative power in that Trait.
  • Hero Traits are visible by hovering over any Hero portrait in the front end and in the Hero Inspect screen.
  • Heroes can be filtered by Hero Trait in the Hero selection window.

Heroes
  • Added new voice dialog for Bataar, Xeros, Ermuk, Slag, Serewyn, Khagas, Atasha, Vallamere and Skalla.
  • Added new voice dialog for Torrace and alternates for Swashbukler Torrace and Skylance Torrace.
  • Hero voice dialog playing is now controlled by weighted chance instead of cycling through all possibilities.
  • Updating all ability warning effects to render properly in Water (e.g the outline around an enemy Slag's Tar).

Items
  • Added voice dialog for Shop Keeper when purchasing Nerroth Fangs.
  • The Jungle Item exclusivity tag has been updated to "Neutral Monster Bonus". Players can only own one "Neutral Monster Bonus" item at a time.
  • Added active sounds for Nerroth Slayer's Mail & updated item purchase sounds for Nerroth's Hide & Fangs.

Duel Modes
  • Various upgrades to the art of the Duel Map.
  • Removed the Major Alert for "Tower Destroyed" for the Duel Mode Towers.
  • Added a new score panel for Duel Modes.
  • Added ambient sounds.

Misc Gameplay
  • Fixed bug where a Creep will regenerate his health at the wrong time.
  • Leaving a game to join another game (in primary queue) will no longer grant you XP or first win of the day.
  • Select Glyphs now get disabled on modes that don't make sense for their ability/effects.

Due to Steam's size limitation we can't fit the full list of changes. Check out the rest of the details at http://steamcommunity.com/app/251970/discussions/7/617320083262331150/

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About This Game

Sins of a Dark Age Overview


Sins of a Dark Age is an action strategy game from the creators of Sins of a Solar Empire. Explore your inventory, equip your Hero and enter a dark world full of decisive team battles, tide-turning quests, treasured rewards, crafted goods, and strategic trades.

Join fellow players to form a party that will ravage the enemy's army, execute their Heroes, siege their defenses and then raze their Keep to the ground. But that is the just the beginning of the adventure!



Choose Your Hero: The entire roster of Heroes will always be free - no grinding! Before heading into battle customize your strategic and visual preferences by equipping Hero Gear, allocating attribute points and choosing your favorite skin.

Battle the Enemy: Fight in a changing world and decimate your enemies with powerful abilities, glyphs and items. Revel in visceral combat brought to life with an immersive physics and animation system. Bodies will fly, flail, fall and flop as you wreak havoc across the battlefield!

Embark on Quests: Adapt your strategy as each adventure includes a series of tide-turning Quests. Fend off swarms of plague infected vermin, resurrect the undead, steal a Troll's treasure, or feed and raise a powerful Gryphon! Complete quests to earn unique advantages that you can use to crush your enemies!

Treasure Your Rewards: Collect random loot after every Quick Play match - Artifacts are the most desired but even Trash may eventually come in handy! Gather the right materials to craft powerful Hero Gear and rare Skins! Join the community market to buy, sell and trade with other players as you seek the perfect inventory.

Early Access Introduction

Thanks for considering Sins of a Dark Age Early Access. Soada is still in development so there are bugs, missing features, placeholder assets, unoptimized code, brain-dead Ai, and balance issues. However, even in this state its stable, very fun, and has loads of content. Your feedback and influence on our next objectives are vital at this stage of development. Join up, open your Welcome Chest and enter the battle!

Early Access Details

For a lot more detail on the state of Sins of a Dark Age Early Access check out Early Access FAQ. The following questions are all addressed:
  • Why is our game in Early Access?
  • How long do we plan to be in Early Access?
  • What is the current state of the game?
  • What content is missing or placeholder?
  • What content are we planning to add to the game?
  • What features are we planning to add to the game?
  • What is our pricing strategy during and after Early Access?
  • What do you get for joining Early Access?
  • What are the initial testing and feedback goals?
  • How can the Steam Community help us during our development process?

Early Access Rewards

  • For $4.99, Early Access players will receive a Welcome Chest containing 1 of 3 bundles. In appreciation of your support we've include far more than $4.99 worth of content in each bundle.


Berserk Bundle:
  • Rare Skin (Bombardier Slag)
  • Uncommon piece of Hero Gear (Battleborn Axe)
  • Rare Skin Recipe (Recipe: Skylance Torrace)
  • Uncommon Materials (Imperial Brocade x 2)
  • Common Materials (Meteor Metal x 3)


Merciless Bundle:
  • Rare Skin (Tundral Skalla)
  • Uncommon piece of Hero Gear (Bloodthirst Bracers)
  • Rare Skin Recipe (Recipe: Luna Moth Vexie)
  • Uncommon Material (FaerieDust x 1)
  • Uncommon Material (Fungal Spore x 1)
  • Common Materials (Moss x 2)
  • Common Material (Tattered Linen x 1)


Resolute Bundle:
  • Rare Skin (Fireshroud Atasha)
  • Uncommon piece of Hero Gear (Heart of Valor)
  • Rare Skin Recipe (Recipe: Stoneguard Beroth)
  • Uncommon Material (Subterranean Stone x 1)
  • Uncommon Material (Stinging Vines x 1)
  • Common Materials (Moss x 3)

Here is an explanation of what each bundle element means:

  • Skin: Skins are used to change the appearance of your Hero. In Soada you can either buy skins from the in-game Shop, find them in treasure chests, or craft them from collected materials.
  • Hero Gear: Hero Gear is one of the most valuable ways to customize your strategy before entering a match. Hero gear is never sold in the Shop and can only be found in treasure chests or crafted from materials.
  • Skin Recipe: Skin recipes are only found in loot drops or treasure chests. They are usually the most rare item required to craft a skin so they tend to be quite valuable.
  • Materials: These are only found in loot drops or treasure chests and are required to craft a variety of goods such as Hero Gear and Skins. Each Early Access bundle contains enough materials to complete roughly 25% of the included Skin recipe.

Thanks for considering Sins of a Dark Age Early Access. We hope to you see you online soon!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel or AMD 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated GPU with 512mb VRAM supporting Shader Version 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
682.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
Ealry Access review:

Positives: The community is great! The devs and mods are awesome and frequently play! The gameplay is unique, and the graphics/artwork is continually improving with each update. The selection of heroes is becoming more diverse. The questing system is awesome and adds ways for the game to change quickly. The devs always listen to your suggestions and issues and do their best to implement what they can. The item system and RPG element is well balanced and only getting better. The new jungling system is a huge improvement and the new Duel modes and vs AI modes add more ways to play when not many people are on. It will be free-to-play soon, and is NOT a pay-to-win game.(thank god, or jeebus, or flying spaghetti monster or whoever you praise)

Negatives: The population is low except during peak hours. Seems to be optimization issues with older systems.(common for early access games)

This is the first online game I've enjoyed in many many years.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Early Access Review
This would be an amazing game, if there were anyone playing it. Why am I recommending it then? TO BUILD UP A COMMUNITY.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
185.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
This game is great, yes, at the moment the Community is small but that shouldn't stop you. Quite on the contrary, it's all the more reason to get involved and help shape this game up.

Heroes do feel unique and are all well balanced, since players get downscaled should a beginner get into the match it also is more about understanding tactics and mechanics than just brutish force.

The biggest plus would be the quest system, rounds are really in a constant flow because, should a team decide to take quests on, it can become quite challenging for the enemies.
The Glyph-System, what would be Summoner Spells in LoL, are quite nice too. You do not choose them blindly before the round but pick them up slowly as your Champ levels up, even Upgrades are included so that you can react to how the game progresses.
If you want a more indepth moba game that doesn't cripple you for being a beginner, pick this up.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Early Access Review
I really like the game, but it would be much better if more people actually get and play it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
118.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Early Access Review
SoaDA is a great MOBA full of new ideas. Community is small but open and helpfull.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Early Access Review
This game is an absolute must-play.
It's like League of Legends, but better.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Early Access Review
Sins of a Dark Age is a game that I recommend because:
- is only 5 euro
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a game that stimulate your strategy
- have trading cards
- learn you how to be a team
- you can play with your friends
- you can make new friends
- have drops (you can receive drops for free)

Enjoy!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
It's MOBA game and you must try it.This moba have some new things in game,it have nice map's.For now it's on beta but if you love play moba-s and looking for something new this game is for you :)
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Great game. From what I've heard it'll be going free to play soon, so when it's fully released, queue times won't be much of an issue anymore.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Early Access Review
nice game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12
Early Access Review
The game is good, but the community is small.
I suggest adding Asia server
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
Early Access Review
Kick-♥♥♥! Love it...
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
Early Access Review
I really like this game as it is my first moba. The only problem with is that it has an incredibly small community of about 20 players every time you log on.

Maybe this good review will get the community going with newer players.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Early Access Review
Yeah I know the game is in beta. But I hate games that make you cheat just to learn how to play them.
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
237.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Early Access Review
Sins of a dark age is now my #1 favorite moba. I have spent 130 hours in it so far and can tell you what I have observed so far while playing it.

* The game has a highly active developer team who will help you and are on almost every day quite often. They also even play!

* Skills in the game are very fluid and can also be hotkeyd to whatever key binding you want them on.

* They have a market system where you can trade skin recipes and weapons/armor/trinkets and the components to craft them.

* When playing against high levels as a lower level they turn off their bonus stats and items to balance them to your level so say you had 1 stat point they also would only have 1.

* In game party system where you can team up with 3 other people and play a game with.

* Custom games; This is where you can practice if you dont feel like you are ready to play other players yet or are new to mobas. You can also use them for fun skirmishes between friends or set up a tournament for prizes on the forums and host it in custom.

*Sins Of A Dark Age also has a unique quest system which will give you various buffs and abilities as well as special lane minions and EVEN GOLD!!! Some of the buffs include crippling poison that does damage, a hawk you can use to be a vision ward for a short duration and a team buff that gives more damage to teamates. You can also get a gryphon to push a lane A GRYPHON!!!! You can also slay a DRAGON!!

* One thing you should know before purchasing this game is that there is a very low playerbase as it is in alpha right now so que times will be long during certian times of days and then 5-10 min other days.

I will be streaming this game at http://www.twitch.tv/baal2023 if you want to catch a glimpse at the gameplay and mechanics and I look forward to seeing you in game!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,015.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Early Access Review
I got into MOBAs rather late. When I did I got into them intensely. I went from DoTA2 to LoL, where I got to level 30 inside of a month. Then, when I tried this game, I stopped playing other MOBAs altogether.

Starting with the cons:
- Currently 18 heroes (more to be added);
- Currently 1 game mode (more to be added);
- Currently bot AI is primitive;
- Some times of the day have unfortunately long wait times;
- Balance not totally tweaked.

The last point seguays nicely into the pros, because unlike other MOBAs that seem to insist on having OP/imbalanced heroes around (the easymode heroes: not everyone agrees which they are, but everyone thinks some champions/heroes are); these champions (rhymes with Faster Yi, or Wizz) can pentakill with one button, turn untargetable every few seconds, and so on. These monster heroes run rampant in 90% of matches so long as there is the possibility, in the narrowest of build/playstyle guidelines, to counter them.

Sins of a Dark Age has made an effort to address these balance issues, rather than let these things fester!

The development team pays attention to suggestions and discussions, and take an active hand in building the community, not just the game behind the scenes.

The theme, while not entirely revealed yet, is already more cohesive and intriguing than some other options that dish out their homebrew versions of the same tropes.

Gameplay-wise there are other game modes in the works, though the details are not announced. And with the quest system added to the experience, is less repetitive than games with 100+ heroes and a meta set in stone.

In sum the only downsides I personally find with this game are tied to it not being released yet. I can't wait to see what the next heroes, maps, quests, items, loot, game modes, gear, skins are going to be!
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
235.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Early Access Review
Sins of a dark age is a new moba by ironclad games. First off i just want to say this is probably the best moba i have played in years. because it is in early access beta the character pool is small but the gameplay is solid and the addition of quest objectives to a moba adds all kinds of new strategies. do you go fight the troll and risk losing 2 towers top? Do you try to contest the valkyrn watch or push their bottom towers? its really a fun game and worth the cost for early access i would strongly recommend this game to any fans of the genre.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
108.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Early Access Review
I HIGHLY recommend this game. It's hilarious, fun, strategic and literally thee BEST MOBA I've ever played. 10/10 buy it today and see for yourself!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Early Access Review
Highly recommend. Only negative I've noticed is a lack of a sort of community on the game, probably because of the $4.99 price-tag. That being said, much preferred over having to play with a lot of freemium junkies with bad attitudes. Really tho, please people... pay the low price so I have someone to duel with!!! :D 9/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Early Access Review
Just bought the game, and I can already safely say that it's worth the 5€. SoaDA has the core MOBA experience and adds a new twist: quests!
These add a whole new level of depth and strategy to the game, as completing them can and will give you a boost, while denying it from the enemy team. Plus, the rush to complete quests from both teams ends up creating very interesting teamfights.
To make things even more interesting, there are a ton of quests, and they're randomly selected for every game, which means you won't do the same quests in the same order every game, thus providing a richer experience in each battle.

The art style is gorgeous. It's about time we got a MOBA that has a gritty fantasy look and feel to it, rather than a cartoony or silly/inconsistent design.


I truly recommend SoaDA, and I hope it'll gather many more players!
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