Pax Dei demonstrates nocturnal habitation gameplay, teases “high-stakes PvP” and PvP building
Earlier this week, the developers of the upcoming sandbox MMORPG presented pax dei posted a video and FAQ related to the game’s buildable case. Now, Mainframe Industries has followed up this infodump with another video and provided answers to other questions raised by feedback on the first batch – including a teaser for PvP. Here are the highlights:
- Lots are basically claimable chunks of land on which you will build your structures. Mainframe hasn’t decided how big the lots will be, but it sounds like they won’t be massive or tiny.
- While there are no doors in the builds shown in the videos, they are likely to come. (And notoriously difficult.) Expect things like roads, access controls, building height caps, and the chance to acquire more lots.
- Yes, you can craft furniture and decorative items, although the developers admit this isn’t fully worked out yet. They want to “support full RP gameplay” and promise to add more and more deco content over time. You cannot design your own furniture, but there will be some customization (e.g. for wood species).
- Building above water will be possible, but building is limited to the heartlands (PvP building demolition doesn’t exist yet), and the developers promise to take care of griefer. In fact, there’s quite a bit about PvP in Part Two of this Shell FAQ.
“Basically, we’re working towards having a solid core game at launch, and PvP building is planned for a game update. However, we really want the launch version of the game to have high-stakes PvP – it’s just that the stakes have nothing to do with building. The reason we don’t want the houses you build in Heartlands to be part of the PvP is that we want the base game to be fun even for those who don’t want to directly participate in PvP. We believe even the most hardcore PvP players deserve a resting place in the world to regroup and gather strength to prepare for the next fight.”
The new video is similar to the video released earlier this week, but also shows the landscapes, sky and lighting at night.