Play Review - 1
Hello. I am Leslie and I will tell you about WOLFKNIGHTS and its development process from now on.
I heard that there are internal tests of the game in the development team for 3 times every week.
So I have participated for the test. Usually there are 21 testers, and for once in two months, there are about 90 testers inside imcGAMES studio to test the game.
Okay so let’s start.
There are 8 types of characters in the game and they are Fighter, Fire Mage, Templar, Musketeer, Defender, Ice Elementalist and Blood Mage. You can choose genders on some of these characters and for the rest of the characters, we will gradually update on them.
When you click on a character, you will see the character’s information on left side such as stance, skill, and battle type. The words are little difficult, but it’s better to be acquainted with them.
I chose Fire Mage.
When you enter the lobby, you will be moved to the village, Winterweiler. I will tell you about NPCs in the village next time.
As I was looking around the village, our staffs started to gather in front of the bulletin board.
After clicking on the bulletin board, check for available seasons. When you double click on the preferred season, then your reservation will be completed.
The objective of the season I selected is to occupy more sanctums than enemies. It is called The battle of Lothian Sanctums.
Before you enter the battle field, get some basic equipments from ‘Tachyum Supply Officer’ NPC.
Since I chose Fire Mage, I am equipped with Fabric Armor. The problem is weapon. I know staves, but wrislet is somewhat unfamiliar to me. It looks like a magic guntlet. I visited the ironsmith to compare staff and wrislet.
Let’s hear more about weapons from our developer Snow White next time. To tell you the difference between staff and wrislet, staff is stronger in terms of basic attack level. I think you can get more options on wrislet by crafting it such as additional fire damages. Since this is my first time playing the game, I chose staff.
Enter when Lucas’s message pops onto the screen
Players with the same color comprise ‘Realm’ and they enter the battle field in parties.
Purple team is called Gemanu, Blue team is called Tazmel, and Green team is called Eshema.
Okay so now I am ready. I will enter using the warp on the center.
The players who are in the same party with me have to move together as if we are one
Players in a realm are automatically divided into several parties. For this season, I am with Defender ‘SemperFi’.
On the upper left side of the screen, I can check my information along with my party member’s information. My location on the map is indicated by a circle.
I started to collect some money and level up my character by hunting with my party member.
3rd level monster was stronger than I expected so I tried to evade its attack nicely, but
You have to quickly hunt monsters for your character’s level up in the beginning. If you do not collaborate with your party members and attack different monster, you will suffer a loss in stamina which will slow level-up of your character so please keep that in mind.
If you keep concentrate on hunting the monsters, then your character’s level will gradually increase and new skills can be learned.
‘Flame of Hell’ skill can be used by holding onto 1 key and clicking on the ground that you want to cast the skill on. When you use that skill, there will be a great flame explosion and damages will be dealt on the monsters continuously for a certain period.
You can return to the starting point by pressing H key
Usually when you reach 3~4 level, you return to the Headquarter. There, you return Tachyums and reorganize yourself.
Tachyums are useful resources that you can obtain in the game by hunting. When you bring Tachyums to Supply Officer, you will receive rewards and the Tachyum Count for your realm will increase.
I gave 12 Tachyums to Tachyum Supply Officer and he gave me 1200 Vis in return. Each Tachyum is worth 100 Vis.
I went to meet Ironsmith and bought Fabric Armor, shoes, and gloves.
I have to go hunting again, but I am too lazy to run around.
Since there is cool time, let’s use it efficiently
In this case, when you click on the face of your party member on party chat window, you will be warped to your party member.
There is no cool time when you want to return to the village, but it exists when you warp besides the Commander-in-chief or your party member so let’s not use warps inefficiently since you won’t be able to use it when you really need to use it.
After 8-9 minutes of play time, the Commander-in-chief will be appointed.
Enemy’s screen when our realm’s Commander-in-chief is appointed
So now, the Commander-in-chief are appointed in each realm. You can check the level and the status of the Commander-in-chief at the party window.
Since we are still developing the game, the player with the most contribution will be appointed as the Commander-in-chief, but in the official version of the game, it will be decided before starting the season by a closed tender.
Sometimes when you are hunting, you receive rings instead of Tachyums from the boxes that monsters drop when you kill them. Since I have a ring, I will go get the boss monster.
The boss monster can be found when you move towards the center of the map from the outer edge of the map.
50:00 It is about the right time to hunt for the boss monster after 8~10 minutes of play time.
The locations of long range skills used by the monsters in WOLFKNIGHTS can be checked by looking at the red shape on the ground.
You have enough time to evade so you better not get hit.
After defeating the boss monster, the monsters which were in level 1 or level 3 became level 5.
While I was totally engaged in hunting, I saw a message on the left side of the screen. It seems that some battles have started in some areas.
I warped besides the Commander-in-chief with my party member by clicking on his face.
The Commander was facing 2 enemies by himself. I helped him and after defeating those 2 enemies, I received 2 assist points.
45:00 People started to gather so I decided to move towards the center and defeat higher level monsters.
‘Results’ window will pop when you defeat the boss monster. I used lots of skills diligently so I was named ‘Most Critical Attack’ and ‘The Best Defender’.
Since I was named ‘Most Critical Attack’, I received a ring from the many boxes that were dropped on the ground. You can wear up to 2 rings.
Now, this Sanctum is ours since we defeated the boss.
42:00 Now the real battle for the sanctums of Lothian has begun. If the number of sanctums that were occupied by each realm are the same after a season ends, then the realm which occupied the sanctum in the center wins the season. Besides winning the season, if you defeat the boss which is located at the center, you will receive very strong legendary unique ring and that will make your whole realm stronger.
I encountered an enemy and I started to chase them.
Damn it. I was too focused on chasing them. I didn’t know there were enemies behind me.
Well… I have to go back to the Headquarter to reorganize.
It doesn’t matter if you get killed by monsters, but if you get killed by the other players, then you will lose all of Tachyums that you have possessed. It also feels really bad when you get killed by the other players. Therefore, it is a good idea to deliver Tachyums to the Headquarter from time to time when you start to collect Tachyums.
I swore myself to get a revenge on those enemies who killed me. I moved to my party member.
I moved after I click on my party member. Then I found out that two new icons appeared beside the name of my party member.
Tachyum Mark indicates that ‘This person has so many Tachyums on hands (so kill him)’.
Gold Coin Mark indicates that ‘This person killed the other realm’s players consecutively and he is wanted. (so kill him)’.
Enemies were chasing us after looking at those icons. We fled without looking at back.
Fire Mage can use a skill called ‘Descent of the Fire Devil’ (short-cut key C).
When you use that skill, your attack level will increase by 5 for 15 seconds and when you get attacked by melee attacks, 25% of the damages that has been dealt on you will be reflected to the enemies.
You can easily distinguish the players who use this skill since their bodies will be ignited with flame so you better not mess with these players.
I was very fortunate to occupy the sanctum in the center while I was hunting and reorganizing my equipments.
When you try to capture the sanctum which is already occupied by the other realm, you must kill 3 guards first and press F key in in front of the sanctum. When the gauge reaches 100%, then the sanctum will be yours.
However, only the Commander-in-chief can occupy the sanctum in the center so the party members should protect the Commander.
The Commander-in-chief is capturing the sanctum
If you occupy all of the sanctums besides the sanctum in the center and keep this status for 3 minutes, then you will win the season with ‘Overwhelming Victory’.
Left Tazmel, right Eshema. Very hard situation for us
The above picture shows that Tazmel(Blue) and Eshema(Green) formed an alliance.
It is rather hard to keep 4 sanctums when they are attacking from both sides. As a result, we lost 2 sanctums and lost the season.
You will need about 15 seconds to occupy a sanctum so the outcome of the battle may be decided in the last 1 minute.
After occupying the sanctum in the center, the players from our realm are protecting the attacks from the enemies. If you watch the scene at 37 sec from the video, the Commander-in-chief of Zemanu is trying to occupy our sanctum. When a season is over, you will see your results. You can purchase either costumes or Runes with the battle points that you received by winning a season.
We will have an interview with our developer next time and talk more about item trees and sanctums in much more details. Thanks.