Players will start with three craftable weapon types: a sword, a bow and a staff. There will be various qualities that will make some weapons better than others, as well as Legendary items only found in treasure chests. There will also be landmines, LOL. The idea behind PvP it seems is that players will build their own PvP battlefields just like they do buildings now. Players will create the battlefields just like everything else in Landmark. It looks like it'll be a bit like Unreal Tournament with the "maps" being built on PvP enabled claims. At first there will be Capture and Hold, Death Match and Team Death Match. These will be controlled by a player craftable and placed Gaming Table. There are respawn point props players can put down, as well as control point props for the Capture and Hold game. It'll all be player created and controlled. Yeah, I know, I keep saying that. I'm a bit gobsmacked by the possibilities, so please excuse my repetition. Have you ever been in a MMO where the PvP experience is ENTIRELY controlled by the players? It's practically perfect consensual PvP.
But wait, there's more. At 29 minutes into the video Dave Georgeson says,
"And there's still more coming than that, because when we introduce monsters we are also going to give you the AI editing tools, and beyond that we'll be building out the really robust set of game mastering tools so that you can start building scenarios and making your dreams truly come to life."
Mind blown. o_O
PvP isn't the only thing coming on August 27th. There will be teleporter, flinger and moving platform props introduced into the game as well. Those look like they could be a lot of fun!
In the weeks that follow, the Landmark team will be adding PvE in the form of monsters. "The deeper you go, the more dangerous it gets," is how Dave Georgeson put it. That'll certainly make resource gathering trickier. Explorers beware! :twisted:
I am pleasantly pleased with the whole concept of Landmark, even more than I was before. I've been steadily building my claim. It's been awhile since I posted any screenshots, so I took one of my cozy little home Sunday morning after taking care of my claim maintenance and building some enhancements. It's coming right along. :P
[caption id="attachment_3434" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] Home Sweet Home in Landmark[/caption]