Xsyon is a player driven apocalyptic fantasy sandbox MMORPG, set in a living and evolving environment. Players create the world they want to live in as they form tribes, construct towns, shape landscapes, create quests, hunt, farm, gather, build societies and develop a New World.
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Release Date: Dec 29, 2014

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Why Early Access?

“The Prelude is a limited first release of the Xsyon virtual world, intended for the developers to work closely with the player base in creating the world you want to live in!

An isolated basin surrounded by mountains in a future American wilderness serves as a launching point for the ever expanding world. This setting provides a pristine environment for players to lay the foundations of a new world.

During the Prelude, Xsyon is continuously evolving and expanding. This phase of the game was intended as a time for the game to adapt to its community. The development team has been working closely with the player base to determine the future of Xsyon and wishes to continue to do so with the Steam crowd.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will continue throughout 2015 until the upcoming feature checklist listed below is complete.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Although Xsyon is planned to evolve indefinitely, the first full release of the game, tentatively titled Xsyon Apocalypse will launch when several criteria are met:

- Pets and mounts are fully implemented. (In current development)
- Ranged combat is released.
- Enhanced building functions are implemented. (Complete and in final testing)
- New multi story construction system implemented. (Complete and released)
- New architectural components finished. (Complete and released)
- Systems are improved and balanced based on player feedback.
- Achievements are implemented.
- The expanded landscape (9 times the current world size) is ready for public release. (75% complete)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Xsyon is nearly full featured but requires further system balancing and polish.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Xsyon - Prelude accounts will transfer seamlessly to Xsyon Apocalypse accounts.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Xsyon development team works closely with players through regular feedback sessions on the Xsyon forums.

We are open to suggestions on improving features and regularly ask players what they most look forward to in the future.”
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August 15

Patch Notes 2016.08.08

Optimization and Bug Fix Patch

Optimizations

1) Corrected and improved occlusion system. This should improve frame rate.

2) Revised text / string uses. This affects all text in game (chat, any displays with text).

3) Optimized array systems. This affects anything that is stored in arrays (inventory, meshes, textures).

4) Optimized networking packets. This slightly reduces the amount of data sent and received and primarily affects inventory and tool tip packets.

5) Data and code prepared for upcoming improvements. Systems set up so that future changes can be switched on and off easily for focused tests.

Bug Fixes

1) Unable to loot small creatures on the edge of water
Creatures should now start swimming based on their radius / size and not a set water height. When you kill them in shallow water you should be able to access them now.

2) Inconsistencies cancelling eating
Actions cancelled should be consistent now (general actions that cancel resource gathering or crafting should also cancel eating and vice versa). Changing your craft or construction selection should now only cancel a craft or construction action in progress and not eating. In addition, being hit in combat should cancel eating.

3) Gaps in distant water
Gaps in distant or mid distance water should no longer appear. These usually appeared in the lake. If you do still see a gap, please post a location for me to check and your current screen resolution.

4) Tarp issues when dismantling
I removed both material and color from tarps. You should be able to create tarps from any cloth and stack them. Old tarps should be reset also and should be able to be combined now (with both other old tarps and newly created tarps.

5) Odd drinking while sitting animation
I’ve patched out a new sitting while drinking animation that doesn’t lean back like the previous animation. This animation has been patched to the live servers as well.

6) Unable to bring carts on piers
You should now be able to bring carts onto any pier or building over water.

7) Issues with quest objectives
I removed starter clothes from the Quest goal list.
You should be able to use the hyphen for goal objects like Lo-om armor.
I fixed the issues reported when splitting items into the Quest rewards.

8) Buildings and objects glitching from view
This shouldn’t happen now on the Test Server. If it does please give me a location to check.

9) Problems with 8x8 corner railings, floors and trusses
8x8 corner trusses, railings and floors should all fit together properly now. If you have any issues, please set up a situation on the Test Server for me to check.

10) Problems with beams and cantilever trusses
Beams should sink to the proper level now on both cantilever and corner cantilever trusses.

11) Incorrect leathercraft starting tools
Players choosing leathercraft as a starting skill should now start with a needle and a measure. The second craft knife has been removed as a starting tool. All other starting tools should be as before.

12) Issue dragging item icons to gaps between icons in container panels
If you drag an icon to the title bar or the space between other icons now it just won’t do anything. (Before it would give you a message pop up to destroy the item).

13) Tool tip on mutant deer hooves not displaying power
Power and correct info should now display on mutant deer hooves.

14) Dropping a container with materials used in a current craft doesn't cancel craft
Dropping containers containing materials used in your current craft should cancel crafting in progress now.

15) Terrain reversion creating traps
Technically this was not a bug just a problematic situation caused by terrain reversion. I've expanded the reversion buffer on buildings to reduce the problem with steep traps being caused.

16) Salt and tar pit where it should not exist
The salt and tar pit in this reported location has been removed.

17) Inconsistency with Innards and Guts
Now both innards and guts show power and decay. Both can also be partially protected when stored in food containers.

18) Dahteste Boots show invisible foot area
These are a proper full boot now.

19) Distorted view through projects
This looks ok to me. I believe it was resolved a long time ago. Or do any of you still see this as an issue?

20) Faulty collision for walls in water
Wall collision seems fine in water to me. If you see any problems, please give me a location to check.

21) Invisibility (hiding) not working in water
This looks correct to me and the players that have checked this issue so far. If invisibility is not working for you or looks incorrect in water, please post more information and steps to reproduce the problem.

22) Changing USB audio device causes an error
I bought a set of USB headphones to check this issue and can't reproduce the problem. I believe it was corrected when I last revised the audio code. If you can reproduce this problem, please post exact details.

23) Changing tribe leader's rank properly blocked.

24) Fixed issue causing trade totem items to be removed when attempting to remove a tribe leader.

Minor Improvements

1) Tree update improved to block trees from spawning on rock, asphalt road and scrap pile surfaces.

2) Scrap piles regenerate over time (like grass currently does).

3) Additional punctuation now allowed in Trade, Craft and Quest input boxes.

4) Quest creator's tribe name removed from the Quest View display.

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June 13

Founder’s Costume Festival - Saturday June 18

Founder’s Costume Festival

When: Saturday June 18
Peace Server: 3:00 PM PST
War Server: Immediately after
Location: Founder's Isle (participants will be summoned)
Leader: Guide Gabriel

Rules ---------------

• Players may mix and match any items they would like to make the best costume for each category; however the costume must include at least 50% items from that category. (Example if it is leather armor and they use 6 pieces of armor to make the costume 3 of them must be made from leatherworking)

• If a Category has large group each player will go up one at a time; if a small group players will go up as a group (depending on the turn out as well males may participate separate of the females however if low turnout both will compete against each other)

• Players will be judged by the Guide Team

• Judges will rate the costume on a scale of 1 to 10, the points will be totaled up to give the player there total round score

Grass Armor Category
• Basketry based Armor and any clothing may be worn, 50% of the armor must be from Basketry.
• Winner will be the person with the most points if 10 players join in a runner up may also be picked.

Tailoring Category –
• Tailoring based Armor and any clothing may be worn, 50% of the armor must be from Tailoring.
• Winner will be the person with the most points if 10 players join in a runner up may also be picked.

Leatherworking Category
• Leatherworking based Armor and any clothing may be worn, 50% of the armor must be from Leatherworking.
• Winner will be the person with the most points if 10 players join in a runner up may also be picked.

Bone crafting Category
• Bone crafting based Armor and any clothing may be worn, 50% of the armor must be from Bone crafting.
• Winner will be the person with the most points if 10 players join in a runner up may also be picked.

Free for all Category
• Any type of armor and clothing may be worn to create the best overall look.
• Winner will be the person with the most points if 10 players join in a runner up may also be picked.

Prizes ---------------

• Winners for each round will receive 5 Event Tokens, Runners up will receive 2 Event Tokens all other Players will be given 1 Event token for participation.

• All players will be photographed in their costume and those photos will be added to a collection of photos posted on the forum.

• All winners will be photographed and a collage created that will be featured on steam as well as the front page of Xsyon’s website. (if this is something that can be done)

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About This Game

Xsyon is a sandbox massively multi-player online role playing game (MMORPG), an online community, a virtual world and an adventure.

Set in the near future, Xsyon is an apocalyptic fable. The world draws its inspiration from history, mythology, and prophecies of the Apocalypse. Most aspects of modern life are now gone. Modern vehicles, weapons, appliances, computer and even the books that describe these things are practically nowhere to be found.

You are a survivor. Your youth was spent lost in times of war. Your memories of the past with its machines, computers, bright lights and buildings reaching for the skies are vague and ever fading, a distant and unreal dream. You grow accustomed to ancient ways that now once again rule the world.

Xsyon is an ever changing dynamic world. Players affect the environment by gathering resources, chopping down trees, hunting animals, building towns and developing trade. Players hold the power to create and destroy, to maintain a balance with nature or to cultivate a new civilization. The game is built around environmental, natural, economic, questing, and social systems. These systems are in constant flux and it's the players interacting with these systems that determine the current state of the virtual world.

Xsyon is a fantasy world, but is heavily based on reality. Set in an uncertain apocalyptic future, the virtual world draws upon real life geography, history, science and medicine, fauna and geology are slightly twisted versions of what is real. Whether you are determining what materials to use in a set of armor, trying out ingredient combinations in a recipe or gathering information on the local geography, there is always something new and real you can learn from the Xsyon world.

As a player, explorer and settler of this new virtual world you have many choices. You can play as a warrior, a trader, a craftsman or a cultivator of crops. You can specialize your skills or become a jack of all trades. You can play as a clan leader or town official, socially involved with many other players, or you can explore the world as a lone adventurer. Xsyon is a game for all kinds of players from casual to hard core. The path you take is up to you.

Whether you are a first day scavenger or a grizzled veteran, Xsyon should be fun. Players begin with a decent set of statistics rather than evolve from a weakling to a super human. You enter the world inexperienced and lacking skill, with strengths and weaknesses, but still as a hero. Rather than grind levels to reach predictable goals, Xsyon is based on change, interactions and consequences. As new quests, lands and features are constantly introduced, there is always something new for you to discover.

By combining elements of different game genres and social worlds and by blurring the line between fantasy and reality we have created a unique online world. We hope you will find the Xsyon experience fresh, enjoyable, rewarding and full of surprises.

Explore, learn, make friends and create the world you want to live in! Are you with us?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2400 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
I can't even log-in. I made an account and now it wants me to pay another $25 after already having bought the game on steam to link it to an external account for the game. I have even seen that the monthly subscription was done away with last year so I really am at a lost as to why I'm being prompted to pay for a subscription. In the mean time, I'm going to look to see if there is away to refund the purchase.
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1,531 of 1,673 people (92%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17, 2015
This "early access" game which is abviously not finished is a $30 purchase AND $14.99 per month if you want to get your skills past 30. I saw nowhere on the steam store page that said you had to pay for a monthly subscription. Definately not worth $30 + $15 a month
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2,325 of 2,568 people (91%) found this review helpful
127 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 28, 2015
WAIT WAIT WAIT ARE YOU SERIOUS???? you want me to pay to pay an early access game? ♥♥♥♥ im going back to playing WURM online.... STEAM neeeds to warn you before you purchase a game that will cost monthly. sure i should have read more... but i honestly never thought any thing in early access would cost money monthly... i amm honestly butthurt and regret my purchase. i hope this saves some one else time and money
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491 of 544 people (90%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 21, 2015
The game is decent. I know it's still in development, but it does need quite a bit of work. The UI is a bit tiring. The graphics are fair for a game like this. Lag makes hunting impossible. Character customization is less than satisfactory. No ranged weapons (yet at least). Item discriptions are fairly important, yet they only appear randomly. The worst part about this game...you pay $30 and you need a monthly subscription. I made the mistake of not reading that, so I screwed myself.
The crafting and skill systems are amazing. If only the UI was better, then the game wouldn't seem like a bit of a chore to play. I'm going to try to continue playing, but I probably will just play until this month is up.
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291 of 335 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 3, 2015
Would not recommend, especially since it wasn't super clear that it was subscription based. 15 dollars a month is a bit much for an EARLY ACCESS GAME THAT IS UNFINISHED.

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369 of 436 people (85%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
47.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 16, 2015
This game is like a 3d ultima online, with about less than half the skills and items as ultima online. Its interesting, but not worth the price per month.... The graphics are par at best, the animations are barbaric, There is no missile weapons, so its all hand to hand fighting. I got bored after a week, and abandoned my last 3 paid weeks, Cause it just too dang boring!!!
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288 of 339 people (85%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 27, 2015
I know is early access. I did buy the game. I was not aware of monthly payments. I was regretting buying the game, much having monthly payments. I guess everyone loves monthly payments, I would too. Some things are very frustrating in this game. Since I just left long message in forum, I will keep it short here. I went throught most the tutorial. Some things are easy to find, some things I do not have a clue. I am not impressed with what others have built and gave up on I guess. Looks abandoned to me. I am bored to rashes. I went in all excited, but came out withered and contorted.

I can't even recommend this game for $29 much less monthly payments along with with it. I bought one of the Dev's lunch, unless they went to a Taco Place, then maybe I bought the whole staff! I maight try about one more hour and see. I can always change to a positive report. At least if I could made a new leather bag in decent time, it would be a plus. I got tons of leather, but I cannot find a needle to sew with. And running is too slow, get very tedious. Other than that, that fishing was fun, finally caught a huge shark!!! (wink)
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296 of 360 people (82%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 22, 2015
Friend bought this game for us both, he didn't see the subscription fee associated with it.. honestly who the hell expects to see that on steam game these day. MMO bu||sh\\t subscription models are a declining model or so I thought. Anyway suffice to say the game is complete garbage, I feel like giving a detailed review but its almost like whats the point, having only done research on the history of this game after getting it. It is disappointing and clear to see the developers have no idea what they are doing.

The engine is complete garbage.. I initially I thought it would be a good thing that the developers built there own engine, but this feels like feel like a decade old. Maybe just get with the times and jump onto unity or unreal to build your game on.

The ingame gui consists of flippin buttons and that is it.. sliders? dropdowns? ui widgets anyone? or is that to be implemented in 2years once you've got enough on subscriptions. The character creation screen (can the character be any further away) alone is joke, and again lack of sliders.

Went to the pvp server first, it was completely dead, and from there on realized just how I will never touch this game again unless the developers actually sort this mess out. Friend crashed out within after barely 5mins of being on the pvp server.

I think what sucks about this game the most is that there are far better games to enjoy, ie sandbox building games with multiplayer aspect..

At a time when games like 7dtd, rust, reign of kings, the forest, etc all offer similar building, hunting, survival, trading gameplay, better gfx, allow players to play on multiple servers, even allow people to start there own server... offer far better gameplay. They don't have singleplayer storylines either. Games like this trying to go the MMO route completely owner controlled servers, ontop of poor gameplay, ui, gfx and bugs, zero singleplayer storyline.. its just sad, I feel like I'm kicking a dead horse, but I'm posting this just so that at least someone considering this game really does there research on it because right now the game sucks. In the 60mins of playing I didn't even get to the building or terrain deform aspects.. supposedly that was one of the big points of this title, but the way its designed, the actual feel of the game interface, there is no intuitive tutorial for players, sure there is the intro/help box you can go read through, but when you look at so many other games out now, you just go straight into playing and interacting with the world in very intuitive ways

There are ♥♥♥♥♥ minecraft servers made by kids with better thought process put into helping new players on the server with guides and directions as to where they can go to build in the world. This game you leave the main spawn area (which is completely flippin dead, not even npc's roam it) trying to find somewhere you can even see what the terrain deforming is like.. or base building. Instead everywhere I went after equipping the shovel in my right hand, with left hand empty as per the help instructions was left with a message "You can't do that here..." ok.. so I spent 15mins running around the map trying to find an area to try out some of the terrain deform actions.. it left me with a clear message about the developers of this game. They are flippin morons, of all the things they could have done to make this easier, maybe even show on the tiny flippin minimap areas that are claimed so I don't bother going in that direction. Maybe show new players where they can go build etc.. nothing is done, the error message of you can't do that here, isn't followed up with directions of where you could go to do that, maybe a fullsize map to show areas that are blocked, or even why you can't do that here... The pvp server as I said is completely dead, so asking for help on it was met with zero response. Which sums up how many people are playing this game.

And jumping animation, wow, jumping added skill points so while roaming the world I would jump every so far often to see the stupid jump animation... funny until out of no where enemy walked up and my character then proceeded spend over 10 seconds in exhaustion/fatigue, was getting hit and I couldn't even move.. died on spot and had to wait like a 1min before then being give the chance to spawn again at the spawn point..wow thanks so much, maybe just offer an uninstall button in that same flippin death screen.. there is no flippin point in forcing a player to wait a 1min! when the option they have is just being respawned back at the same spawn point they joined the flippin game you idiots, perhaps thoughtless aspect to the pvp server maybe. Nothing in this game feels polished, you would think the character would start walking as it got to 10% or less energy so player is more aware of exhaustion. Even basic ♥♥♥♥ like [esc] actually going out of menus.. doesn't work.. its one way thing... everything in this game, its all just a bit amateur, I could go on with all my gripes on this game.. but I'll just stop. and say this...

The actual 2d icons gfx is probably the only decent thing in this game.. it at least looks professional.. the rest.. not so much.

The subscription model works with AAA games, it worked for WoW, there was a storyline and questing to actually add incentive to paying monthly, on top of the end game raiding and pvp aspect that also added incentive to keep paying to play after most storyline was done. However this game is just adding insult to customers for even buying it with its subscription aspect and its clear to see why its dead. After 60mins which I'm sure wasn't even enough to fully explore much of what this game has to offer ...it doesn't matter, you couldn't even pay me to play this crap because there is no way I would pay anything monthly for what it has.

And I find it sad the game was out like 3years ago!.. and now its in early access, one can only wonder what improvements (or not) it went through before getting steam greenlit, its now in a permanent state of early access and you should feel privileged to play it, and pay the developers monthly for the complete experience... As opposed to the... you just bought this game for the price of many other much better games, but you can still populate its crappy world with your gimped skill cap and join another tribe because someone in that actually pays the monthly fee... for decade old gfx and gameplay... yeh sounds great, count me out.

And another issue is that I'm really getting flippin annoyed with Steam allowing such titles.. that don't actually use steam auth, but instead require you to register new accounts elsewhere and worse subscription fees... there should be glaringly obviously notifications going through the purchase of such titles so buyers are made aware of just what they are buying into. Getting this game was like receiving a gift that you can't even take back and exchange for something else you would actually prefer. That is just how flippin sh\t steam is with its fk you consumer no returns bu||sh\\t, one hopes this game will someday not just be a awful title in my steam library, but I've written it off as the worst crap I've got my steam account now.
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157 of 185 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24, 2015
The screenshots make it look a lot better than it is.
Played this with a friend, the options menu for video settings is horrendous, you have to cycle though 720x360x10-20-30-59-60HZ options to get to the next resoltuion and when you finally do, the gui doesnt scale in size nor appears to have an option to, so if you want to read it, leave it insanely low.


The PVP server we tried was completely dead, engine was lacking, (jumping was just... wut?).
It reminded me of another somewhat similar game that was mildly confusing, didnt help you out much, but there were populated servers. This is completely dead, not a soul. There are SOOOO many options, buttons, etc. I've played many mmorphs like WoW, Tera, RIFT, etc. They all have a pretty straightforward setup, there was a terraforming skill I managed to find and everytime I went to atempt to use one of the abilities I got the response 'YOU MUST HAVE A SHOVEL EQUIPPED IN YOUR LEFT HAND' well I had already dragged a shovel to said hand, even tried switching it and my dagger, no luck.

Just insanely confusing, GUI was not much better, graphic wise it looks better int he sceenshots than actual gameplay. If it's just one guy, it's pretty cool, but compared to all of the other games out there similar to this that have come out, it's not even in the same ballpark.
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145 of 171 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
97.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 7, 2015
I find myself really wanting to recommend this game, but i cannot. Stay far away from it if you're looking for something that it is actually worth your money. The month you get with buying the game is fun, if you find some established players you can enjoy being around. After that, the $15 monthly fee is really hard to fork up.

Saying the combat is crude would be a complement, and you are punished for completely filling up your food and water bar. If you can get around these playing elements, as it is still early access, then I would love to hear even one good reason to lump this with any other subscription based game that asks for that kind of money. I hear some people boast the terrain is pretty. I would say its more like a pretty big pain in the ♥♥♥ and the best graphical quality still pales in comparison to any other subscription based game.

"But the subscription is optional", you might say. It really isn't. All your skills are limited to 30 instead of 100. Are you okay doing 30% normal damage and taking 330% more damage. Because thats what low quality stuff you will be stuck with. That, or you can leach off someone else for high quality items.
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Rusbel
5.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: September 17
I'm suprised this game has a mostly positive review, I haven't played in a while but when I have it was a laggy mess. Originally I played on a laptop and I thought it just couldn't handle the graphics but even after I got a good gaming pc it still runs like ♥♥♥♥. I eventually concluded it was server lag and I don't have slow internet. I feel like Notorious games is cheaping out on the servers because this game doesn't have any long term cash flow. If you haven't played the game for a long time and don't have a group of 5+ friends the game will be very boring and all of the good spots to build are taken over. The worst problem with building is there doesn't seem to be any sort of decay, if someone builds a large base then quits the game and you want to build there 6 months later? well too bad you can't because they're IMMORTAL ♥♥♥♥ING WOOD SHACK IS THERE FOREVER! It is nice that they try to make everything intricate I appreciate it however it just ends up being a clunky mess and grindy as ♥♥♥♥.
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RosenVitae
82.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
I've had about 1500hrs in Xsyon before it hit steam. I enjoyed spending time doing projects like grinding skills up to 100.00 and polishing my crafts and stats to be able to craft some of the best gear and the tools to make them. Traveling around to spot dangerous animals, find and loot abbandoned player tribes and trespassing on people's turfs to see what they've built (and if there are any bins they forgot to lock).

PROs:
- Survival gameplay (eat, drink, scavenge, farm, manage inventory, run from everything untill you can fight)
- Tribe/village/homestead construction with many options (pvp/storage safety in home tribe)
- Cosy, postapocalypse environment (the graphics adds to the charm)
- Honing skills (if you like grinding)
- Intricate crafting system
- Entertaining melee combat system (if you can fight and got the equipment)

CONs:
- Few players to interact with (does add to the postapoc feeling)
- Lots of grinding (if you dislike it)
- Steep learning curve (most newbs need to ask questions to learn the basics, but there is usually someone online to help)
- Recipy system (requires grinding to randomly unlock crafting recipes, or scavenging/buying schematics/blueprints frm others to learn how to make most things)
- No firearms in a postmodern apocalypse, currently only melee combat (archery is planned, eta sometime before never).
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dark sunflower gaming
10.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
I LOVE that the community accepted me and welcomed and taught me
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Wess
245.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 6
Absolute blast. The community is very helpful and friendly. The crafting system is very, very, in depth. This is true sandbox. You looking for a theme park experience? This is not for you. Quests, carts, tools, buildings, roads, docks, bridges, everything is player built. If you can see it, use it, walk on it, someone took the time and effort to create it. Bad community? absolutly not. those bridges you are crossing, somone took the time to build them so you're journey is unobstucted. That fire lighting up the road... somone built it and cut firewood so you're way is lit. Sick of all the good sandboxes being PVP? no problem. It offeres both PVP and PVE servers. Like to group play? No problem. Someone is always looking for a tribe memmber to fatten the ranks. Like to play solo? No problem. Find a piece of land to call you're own and begin that settlement. So much gameplay I cant possibly mention it all here.
I would like to share a couple stories that I feel express the soul of the game. About two years ago I played this, I was lost. Decided to join a tribe, took a few minutes to find one. I did well we got along. Life took me from gaming for a bit. Logged back in and the tribe had vanished. Picking up my belongings, hungry, thirsty I decided to trail my own path. Eventually I found my piece of land to call home. Life was ruff. My shovel was worn and my back was sore from carrying so much timber. My old Tribe leader noticed me in chat and sure enugh the tribe was still kiking and had simply moved. I explained that my time and effort was imprtant to me and I would continue my work on my settlement. Several hours later my Tribe leader showed up with my old cart. She had dragged that cart all the way around the world to ensure my shelter would be up before winter. Inside the cart was a good supply of tools and food to keep me going. I never asked, she simply did it.
My first real multi-story structure was started on a Saturday morning. By Sunday evening I was about to ram Xsyon up somone's a**. that building caused me more grief than the IRS. I was flustered and agitated. I asked in global chat what was I doing wrong and being that no one was accually there to see my issue it would be difficult to determine. I simply had a melt down in chat LOL. Seriously, I was mad. I was about to log off. Closed my gate and began to log off. I turned around to go into my cabin and there stands a GM. I did not hit any help buttons. I didn't scream for GM help in chat. She simply showed up. She did'nt lecture to me about my attitude or threatened a ban, she simply helped me. After a few seconds of education my tower was complete. The issue was so simple. Wessendale is now populated by 14 people and thriving. Our land mass is vast and we house many multi-story buildings, and holdings that would impress even a king.
The game is buy to play. It's umm 30 bucks? No monthly fee. No in-game store or micro payments. What are you waiting for? just get it. Thats about the cost of a bad movie and some popcorn. You will get far more than two hours out of this. Don't show up thinking you will run the Xsyon world in twenty minutes, not going to happen. It's the hardships that make this game what it is. Show up with determination and perseverance. Be steadfast and study. In the end you earned what you created.

See you in-game!
Wessmyre
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aaronb420
38.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
Like a few have said beofre less events more updates.. Icant recomend this game and its sad because i love survival sandbox and when i started it was great.However when i finally got to the point of crafting new weapons and armour i found the biggest flaw in the game by far.They all have the same fing stats! i can craft the final leather armours and there only cosmetic?! are you kidding me? same for weapons except there slightly more durable.. wheres the reward? wheres the stats of crafted armour that seperate new player and veteran?Make advanced weapons and armour have better dmg and protection or i will never play this again that is total hogwash. the only thing that seperates them is what material you make the armour out of merly giving a (bonous stat) there should be base stats for crying out loud if ive been crafting leather armour to master the hardest ranking things that take the highest lv of crafting skill should be better why this is not a factor blows my mind and im sure is the reason why no1 is playing this game after they find this out.. like i said change this save your game people cmon! other than that you could easily have the best rpg survival crafting sandbox out there.
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Pauven
809.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
The short version:

Xsyon is a great game and if you're a fan of player made worlds, interesting crafting/building systems, or post-apocalyptic survival games, it's definitely worth checking out.

The long version:

I started playing Xsyon back in 2011, before the game was available on Steam. The game is early access, but don't let that scare you away - in it's current state, the game offers enough content to keep you busy indefinitely. Early access games have been known to contain game-breaking bugs and unfinished features, but that's not the case with Xsyon, as the features that are in the game work. I have encountered bugs from time to time (as in any game), but I have to say that once reported, they are fixed - fast. I've seen the game's dev come into the game and talk with me personally to fix one. The game's team of moderators (guides) are active in not only helping players out with any issues or even questions about the gameplay, but they also hold events and generally seem interested in what they're doing. There have been many major patches rolling out important new features since I've been playing.

There is a skill system in place leading to the gathering, crafting, food and building systems. The crafting system allows you to create a ton of different armors, weapons, and utility gear (carts, tools, etc) from materials gathered in the world. The building system allows you to take crafted and gathered objects and build structures in the game (other players can see and interact with the structures, and you and even let them work with you in building them). The building is extremely interesting and has a large array of pieces available, allowing players to create anything from small tents and huts to immense palaces and castles (I have to admit that I personally spend a LOT of time building with my friends in the game - by the time I finish 1 project I have 5 more ideas that I want to try out). The food system allows players to hunt, fish and grow and forage lots of different things, and cook them to make food - it's easy to do the minimum, but players that really invest themselves in this system can create very powerful food items that can help in every day things. The skill system as a whole works well - it's easy to throw yourself in one skill and master it, but harder to master 2 skills, and so on. Playing solo is possible, but the game is much easier playing as a group, allowing you to focus on your chosen skill(s) without worrying about the others.

The game is definitely worth checking out - I know I've spent a lot of time playing it (I only connected my Steam and Xsyon accounts a few months ago, even though I started playing in 2011, and am at over 600 hours on Steam) and will continue to play it for a long time.
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[DOD]Knuckles
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
WHY DID I DO IT???? What a HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!


Ok, I ended up paying for this game 2 times. Once from their websight. Once from steam.
BOTH times were a mistake. I purchased the game because I wanted it back in 2013. I played for a while and it was pretty bad back them.
I bought it again yesterday. Wow was that a monumental mistake. ITS STILL CRAP!!!

Dont expect anything resembling helpfulness from the admin team. They damn near will not respond to you unless you do something that ANYONE in the game deems offensive. Including having an opinion that is NOT theirs. You will be ignored. Or MUTED if you say something they don't like. Which is pretty much WORDS.

God forbid you have anything negative to say about the game. MUTED

Second. The websight is a JOKE. There is no option to use your steam login. You HAVE to go to their sight to register.
THERE IS NO PASSWORD RESET BUTTON. You litterally need to put in a ticket to get a password reset.
For people like myself this is pretty much required as I have more accounts than Fat people have chins. (Im a fat guy, i can make all the fat jokes I like) DEAL with it.

On to the game its self. Yeah is pretty nice sized. So what, its 2 servers. PVP and PVE. Which mean ALL the good building locations are TAKEN. And if you DONT join another clan, you are pretty well ♥♥♥♥ed. This is NOT a solo friendly game. NOT AT ALL.

You are thrown into a world with basic tools and expected to survive in a worls where a HAMSTER can kill you. I am NOT kidding. You will DIE if you see a hostile animal. Or god forbid the Item steal revanent things in the game. They will kill you then steal your ♥♥♥♥.

NO SINGLE PLAYER!!! For those like myself whom LOVE survival games, and sometimes just want to be in the world with just the NPC's this is NOT the game for you. Sometimes i just want to experience the world.

The mechanics kinda blow in some aspects. Ill only mention the one that REALLY REALLY pisses me off and needs to be fixed. the "/UNSTUCK" mechanic. It is a massive joke that give you hope in hopeless situations.
Say you fall into a hole, it works fine. Say you fall into a ditch between a player wall and a rock ledge. It wont work. You cant use it when near OBJECTS. like fences or walls or buildings or BASKETS or Carts. Pretty much anything that is player created, you can't use the unstuck command.

I have been playing survival games for years. And this game is a practice in patience. Its NOT worth it. DO NOT waste your money on this garbage. I will be doing a video for my youtube viewers on my Main youtube account. Be prepared to warn your friends off from this.
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Unpossible5000
29.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
This game held my interest for about a week. I was really liking it then it slowely just became very repetative and more of a grind than fun. There are very few players still online so starting/joining colonies and thinking you will have people there to do it with you is very unlikely. I see rare events being held in the game to keep some people interested, however I would rather have seen some of the time go into more updates for making the game funner. I have owned this game for several months and have not seen a single update as of yet.
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Crevex
0.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
Couldnt even complete the tutorial due to game breaking bug. Tried to find solution online and ingame to no avail.
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