Astaria is a medium fantasy MMORPG with emphasis on social gameplay, crafting, party combat, territory capture and player vs developer(PvD) style content.
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Why Early Access?

“I wanted to include community feedback and ideas towards the current stage in development. Early Access would help me find out if the players are having fun with what I implement. Pushing out an official release with no player feedback data would put our game at a gamble.

Indie development of a MMORPG is a daunting task. It is not something a solo developer can make great without some kind of community feedback during development. Without Early Access, I would be gambling on whether or not the game would be fun for players. If it isn't, it would send me back to the drawing board and would be a huge setback. I cannot afford to do complete redesigns at that point, so developing along side feedback is the best solution to this problem.

I will be following on discord closely at player feedback and on forum topics. As the creator, I'll be directly interacting with you guys not only on these mediums, but playing alongside you as well because I want to build a game that I also enjoy and play.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm looking to end early access Q2 2021. This is so I have a good year of development with a stable community before officially releasing.”

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

“The full version of Astaria will have the following:
  • A 20km x 20km map
  • Territorial capture system
  • Curator System that controls monsters
  • Over 100 planned weapons and armor.
  • Main questline
  • Dynamic side quests
  • Group Focused Combat
  • Up to 30 levels of content
  • Full Crafting and Gathering Professions.
  • 5 base classes and 10 advanced classes.
  • Hunger and survival elements

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of our Early Access consists of most of the base systems that make up a standard MMORPG.

  • Persistent Login/Master Server
  • Database Server
  • Client Sync
  • Combat
  • Crafting
  • Party
  • Experience
  • RPG Stats
  • Monster(Patrols, Pathing, AI)
  • Guilds
  • Marketplace
  • Resource Gathering
  • Items
  • Logistic(Item consumption)

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

“The price will change when we leave early access based on community feedback and our internal data analysis. I to increase the buy in price to 29.99 at 1.0 launch.”

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

“I will use our official Astaria Discord Server, Website, Forums, Facebook and any other form of official communications to allow players to be involved during our development.

I will also showcase a development stream in which case players can provide feedback directly live.”
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About This Game



What is Astaria?
Astaria is a hardcore fantasy MMORPG with emphasis on social communities, crafting, party combat, territory capture and player vs. developer (PvD). The game's hardcore aspects focus on difficulty, more weight behind combat, item loss (on death or breaking), logistics (food, bandages, ammo, reagents, durability) and the inability to grow too powerful. The story is developed based on how players unfold major events or defeat cataclysmic bosses.

Free Updates and Expansions
Astaria Content Updates and Expansions will never cost extra. The game's base price is all you need to play competitively. You will never have to feel like you need to buy direct power/shortcuts.

What is PvD?
Player vs Developer is where every player teams up against the developers like they're the Dungeon Master of a board game. Developers will define the behavior and actions of monsters based on how players interact or react to different factions of the world. This system allows for a more living world in which player actions can affect the outcome of many factors within the game. The world will change based on the efforts of the players. For instance, a capital city may fall to the enemy if not properly defended during events and will only come back if players retake the city. These events are done both through automated systems and GM involvement!

Party/Group Combat
Majority of combat progression is grouped based content. In order to level up efficiently or even at all in some areas, you must form parties with other players. The game features no party experience penalty to encourage group based combat. The combat mechanics feature a combo system that requires more than one player to complete the combo/rotation. Monsters will react to players accordingly, making combat more dynamic as monsters won't just blindly hit who they deem has the most aggro. We plan to have monsters behave more like the archetype they reflect.

Community Focus
Astaria revolves around a community that will unite against the common enemy. The game's focus is the social aspect of working together as an entire server in order to keep the darkness at bay. Players must not only further themselves as a player, but also within the many communities that will form. Will you choose to be a merchant that sells wares to other players, a crafter who creates gear out of resources, a combative adventurer that specializes in banishing the darkness, or a leader that helps to unite players under a single banner? How you choose to interact with the other players is a key factor in victory against the Darkness.

Crafting
Crafting supplies and equipment is an important factor in keeping the players equipped. Crafting professions and resource gathering is a huge integral part in keeping groups of players battle ready and well supplied(potions, bandages, food).
  • Armorsmithing
  • Weaponsmithing
  • Mining
  • Woodcraft
  • Leatherworking
  • Skinning
  • Culinary
  • First Aid
  • Many more planned to be added throughout early access.

Logistics
Players will have to manually travel to that location. In addition to this, they will also have to eat to keep their stamina up and to use bandages in between fights, as potions are very expensive and rare. This will create another dynamic for groups to watch the amount of supplies they take. Weight is a factor in how much you can carry as well. Players will need to take care of their equipment or they will need to be replaced.

Liberation System and Curator System
The Liberation system is what allows players and monsters to capture territory, which in turn changes the way certain areas can be interacted with. If players capture an area, monsters of the darkness will not spawn anymore in that area— allowing players to gather resources, to freely explore, and to build their crafting/trade skills. Certain areas will have unique resources allowing players to strategically plan out which area is more valuable to them, as different ones will provide different bonus resources, experience, questlines and more. The Curator is a system that controls the overall dynamic of how monsters roam the world or how many players are on at a given time. If there is enough players online, the monsters will be a lot more aggressive. If a certain amount of players are on, they will passively patrol their own areas.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game features fantasy violence, fictional racism, sexual themes within quest dialgoue and drug abuse themes within quest.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 32/64 bit, Windows® 8.1 32/64 bit, Windows® 10 32/64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™i5 2.8GHz or higher
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280 x 720: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX750 or higher, AMD Radeon™ R7 260X or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements may be subject to change.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel® Core™i7 3.5GHz or higher
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1920 x 1080: NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX970 or higher AMD Radeon™ RX 480 or higher
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System Requirements may be subject to change.
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