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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October 17

Major Updates and Developer Blogs

Since our last announcement we've issued two updates to Sins of a Dark Age and posted three developer blogs.

A quick summary of the updates would include new modes, new queuing, new items, new pings, new wave minions, team balancing, Lore Books, achievements and a lot more!

The full details can be found at these links:

Release Notes for Version 40397

Release Notes for Version 40490

The three developer blogs can be found at the following link. The main subjects are:

Introduction: Sins of a Dark Age will soon be going free to play!

A La Mode: An in depth discussion of all the new modes, new queuing, reward points, matchmaking and team balancing.

Welcome to the Jungle: A preview of many of the new Jungling changes including the new Empowered Creeps and a new Glyph! Jungling will soon be a lot more engaging, strategic, rewarding and fun!

Read all the details here: Developer Blogs

Thank you for supporting Sins of a Dark Age!

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September 4

Version 39436 Released

Version 39436 is available! New Items, improved lighting, new map artwork, updated Hero effects, Twitch upgrades, tons of bug fixes and more! Click below to read all the details!

http://steamcommunity.com/app/251970/discussions/7/34096318857000556/

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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
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I haven't played much of this game but what I've played so far, I've enjoyed every bit of it.
I have played a few hundred hours of DOTA 2 so it wasn't that hard for me to get the idea of it. People new to this genre will find it confusing at first. Especially with the lack of tutorial.
The only thing I think it really needs is more Heroes. But it is in Early Access, so I'm assuming a lot more are comming.

I believe this game has strong potential and I look forward to it becoming Free to Play. For me personally, I have a feeling it may even beat DOTA 2.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is a very good MOBA. It is similar to Dota 2, it seems alot different but is currently in early access stage. Even though it is in early access, it is still a good and developing game with friendly staff members who will answer your questions when required. There seems to be active updates within the community and is a relatively good game overall. I believe this game has high potential when completed.
Posted: October 9
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Firstly I have met some few nice players on this game both quiet and chattery, but much of them were either staff or new players like myself. This game says goodbye tonewcomers than it gains dedication in it's playership, and it shows in waiting for a game to start or more to join. This is, sadly, for a real reason that the game is dying already before being released beyond beta. It is currently the closest unique yet emptier 4 -chan board of gaming comunity I've ever come across. Otherwise, it has potential.

Senior members, who many would hope give lifeblood and more devout members to the mix, will in some extremes try to mock or even downright harrass players for their stats and number of games played. Rather than an open learning environment being encouraged, somewhere in the thick are people keen on telling me i'm a "f****t loser k**e, go play a clicking game" or that I "have a new record for sucking so quit playing ever again," because three games played I either lost or still won but did the worst in my team, whereas one I will admit was a result of not being able to play after five minutes due to some network trouble (theirs, mine, both, I cannot recall). Some of this bizarre, anti-member, anti-teaching, shaming and abuse was done in general chat, as well.

Out of what I DID get to play (again, for obvious reasons the playership has gone down and even in my experience so far I've seen the abandonment) in betwen hours of idle chatting with some GOOD members I've met, plus all around multiple hour long waits I've experienced EVERY time I hopped in, it is a nice game that comes off as an indie emulation of Dota 2 with cutely fun features mixed in (like quests and alternative artwork and customizing heroes with equipment that DOES matter and their individual stats, too) and probably more to come. Well, that is more to come If the senior-member earned stigma in all things social (and it's been shown in many other reviews of players) can be saved and keep the game pushing, ofcourse.

I cannot recomend it for that reason. Low population and a harrassing elitist enclave in much of what is still left. It was nice meeting some others and trying to organize times to actually played, but even the advertised events (and there are many) are ignored or fall short of players, which is most sadest in terms of dedication. I suggest avoiding it and just sticking to other MOBA clones if you're that desparate to play or find something different to whatever degree from Dota 2. I'd rather not waste 12 more hours playing 3 entire short games and getting harrassed and attacked for it in the majority-filled and minorly-populated waiting times.

I will note in gameplay it was a bit slower in flow than others for me, some UI was annoying if not feeling cluttered, and the economy of it is barely active. But again, sticking with the above shows are far worse than what can be easily fixed in simple mechanics.
Posted: September 27
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Ironclad Games ♥♥♥♥♥ gold. They took a dump on the MOBA genre with this installment.
Posted: October 8
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
the tiny number of pIayers is this games one and biggest fIaw so untiI thats not an issue i can recomend this moba
Posted: October 12
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Another copy-paste moba, don't waste a penny on this game.
Posted: October 16
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
237.5 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 17
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
174.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Worth checking out if you like MOBAs. The realm quests add a very interesting meta to the game.

It's still in Early Access so to play now you'll have to drop $5 on it. However, when it launches it will be free to play with all characters unlocked. (Note: It is in EA and sometimes finding a game can take a while.)

With the Early Access pack you get some bonus items ingame and a chance to learn the game before it goes f2p.

When it comes out of EA you get to keep all items in your inventory (levels may or may not be reset, that is TBD). This alone makes it worth the money right now.
Posted: May 15
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
927.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
After a few thousand hours of League of Legends, the first day I played Sins was the last day I played LoL. In early access, I'm enjoying trying out multiple roles, as the (still small) community seems much more pleasant and much more forgiving of new and/or lesser skilled players. Getting to play with the developers in-game, and being able to ask questions and/or give suggestions is something that will likely only be possible during this early access stage. Once they release this game to the public, that chance will be gone. Queue times can be long (due to fact that Ironclad hasn't really publicized it yet), but the $5 you'll spend on this will more than make you forget about the one or two beers you will have to skip for it.
Posted: June 8
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
233.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 17
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
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
Posted: July 22
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 4
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
108.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: June 22
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Introduction
I've been playing this game for a few days now. At first I was skeptical, because it was a MOBA, and there are tons of them flooding the market recently, most of them just gimmicks of each other, that throw in a random "element" to try and be unique. However, I think Sins of a Dark Age does a little more than that.


Gameplay
So, starting off with the mechanics of the game - it's pretty straight forward, 3 lanes, 3 towers in each lane, 1 "Runestone" (Inhibitors from League of Legends). To me, this makes the game approachable because I've played a lot of League of Legends and understand that you need to push the towers and blow up their base. There are some additional things tacked on to this that make it more fun than traditional MOBAs however.

- Quest Sytem: In game, you will get quests that appear every so often, sometimes you will need to escort Paladins across the map so they can attune to the gods, or you need to cleanse the forest of tainted animals, which in turn give you rewards, such as a temporary item that boosts your stats or gives you special actives (like disabling towers). The quests are a huge part of the game, if your team is behind and they decide to do the "Slay the Dragon" quest (which is pretty similar to Baron Nasher), you gain some huge boosts and it can really sway the game in your favor.

- Gear System: In SoaDA you have Gear Points that you can use to upgrade parts of your character, be it giving him lifesteal during the day cycles, or making him faster during the night. Gear helps influence the direction you want to take your champion. Gear is usually obtained from playing the game and gaining recipes (used to create gear, and also craft rare skins). You get materials from leveling up your overall profile, and also from playing matches. You get gear points every 3 levels. (3, 6, 9, etc.) Gear points dictate how many pieces of gear you can equip at one time. Some gear require one point, some require 2 or 3. Depending on how powerful the set piece is.

- Attributes: Each level you gain 1 attribute point to spend on your champions. If you are level 1, you have 1 attribute point to spend. It can be spent on each character, so you aren't limited to only using one champion to make him your "best". Same goes for gear, you can use the same "Rare Shield" on every tanky champion you own, think of attributes and gear as "account wide" instead of character specific. Attributes are pretty important for early game, so if you are against someone that is much higher level than you, expect some troubles early game if they have tons of attributes on their champions and running a full gear set.

Community
I can't speak any higher of the community. They're all incredibly amazing, very supportive of new players, and love to help out and que with you to teach you the ropes. Developers are always in the general chat (in-game public chat rooms) willing to chat with you and tell you things that are coming up in development, and Developers also play with the players all the time. If you don't like MOBAs because of the community, I highly suggest checking this one out because the community is super friendly and welcome you with open arms.

Conclusion
In the end, Sins of a Dark Age is a pretty awesome game with a tight-knit community. It is in Early Access, but the game shows tons of promise and the developers are ready to rock n' roll all the time. If you haven't played the game yet, please give it a shot before crossing it off as "another generic MOBA".
Posted: June 24
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
331.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is my overall favorite MOBA the reactive combat serious game play consequences for death combined with the great community which i have had the pleasure to play with coupled with the wonderful adaptive combat system makes this game well worth it being early access albeit a very polished early access, i have not had this much fun in a MOBA before i would whole-heartedly recommend to all who enjoy the MOBA experience and those who want to get into it this a great place for both.
Posted: July 27
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
940.5 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 9
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Only played a couple bot games as i didnt feel like waiting for queue time as this is an early access and not well known game there isnt many people playing. But, having played Dota2 and League of legends, and smite, I must say, I might be more into this game than all the other moba's.
Even being in beta and bein as un-polished as it is the gameplay is rather smooth, and the mechanics for the available characters are all noticably different. Of course, being a moba, there are its similarities to others like league of legends, and most people are just going to complain that its "just a rip-off of dota2" but its not.
Last hitting minions, is easier than dota2, but doesnt seem as rewarding, and the jungle/forest (whichever you wanna call it) is completely different from either dota or league.
Touching in on the jungle, the "quests" and other things that come out of it are awesome. You can get a group of skeletons following you around helping you fight, you can get a griffon to go into lane with a wave of minions to seige turrets, among many probable other things I have yet to see with my limited gameplay.
All in all I personally cant wait for this game to get some sort of a community and only hope its not as toxic as the league of legends community so real games can be played.
I personally would recommend the game to any moba fans, and am happy with the $5 I spent Getting the early access. Cant wait to play more in my free time
Posted: May 20
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Played a few rounds of this game and I am very impressed. Yes it is another MOBA but unlike the other badly made cash grabs this one actually seems well thought out and is very engaging to play. It contains a lot of action, interesting items, interesting heroes and an awesome quest system to keep both teams on their toes throughout the match.
Posted: May 23
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This MOBA is really a master piece, if you are a MOBA lover you must play it and you will see what's SinS is... the next MOBA generation ! No doubt you will enjoy ! ;o)
Posted: April 29
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
All Heroes are free in this MOBA and there are no runes to buy. What else you want? Just do yourself favour and play this.
Posted: May 4
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