Now we’re starting to get to the good stuff…or at least the stuff that will tell us even more about how Skyforge will actually play. For the next 14 minutes and 20 seconds, sit back, relax, and watch Development Director Eric DeMilt and Senior Class Designer Aidan Karabaich introduce us to the Paladin and Cryomancer by running the Lanber Catacombs, a solo dungeon from the recent closed beta.




If I had to pick my starting class in Skyforge based on this video I would certainly be rolling around as a Cyomancer. The combat seemed more fluid and skills looked like they had to be used intelligently to avoid dying to larger packs of monsters. Luckily, Skyforge allows your character to change classes at will so I don’t have to make that type of decision.

While the dungeon itself didn’t knock my socks off (and it wasn’t supposed to), I do like solo dungeons in MMORPGs as a nice “break” from group content or as a piece of content when my friends aren’t on, so I’m looking forward to seeing more out of Skyforge.

I may not be sold on the game quite yet, but it’s certainly one I’m looking forward to taking for a test drive soon.

Speaking of test drives, if you’d like to take a shot at getting one of 500 beta keys currently being given away, head on over to Skyforge’s Facebook page. Give them a “Like” and supply them with your Skyforge account’s email address (in the left listed as a “Win Beta Access” App) for your chance to be playing soon.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. FiftyStars on December 21, 2014

    overall fluidity is required…in movement, in animation….in everything….now it looks not good

  2. Android on December 19, 2014

    shit company making this crap, excpect fake f2p with subscription and cash shop and overpowered items for real cash

  3. Nomadie on December 19, 2014

    It’s funny they had to censor the FPS bar because getting 17 the whole stream is pretty bad to see for Allods team and how badly optimized this game is at the moment. Game is fun but I hope they balance it better because in the last test some of the dungeons was only possible if your whole team was a Paladin because the boss would aoe and kill the mages in a couple hits because they don’t have a shield like a paly, that and the Paladin just does not die at all ever lol it’s crazy how strong they’re.

    • Annonymouse on December 19, 2014

      I didn’t watch the whole video, but teh FPS doesn’t appear to be censored to me

    • Macguffinstv on December 19, 2014

      Yea. For the most part I saw it at 51 FPS and 16 MS. So I don’t know what you mean. It’s still in development, so I can’t be mad at them for having a game dip in FPS.

    • Inri on January 4, 2015

      You don’t have to be a palladin party here, you lie. there is 2 group instances right now,and all can be completed with standart party. All people talking about fps,and never tell about their pc. I’ve go 40-70 fps all the time.
      Russian server seems to be pretty fine and game overal is ok.
      There will be subscrition,and mb style shop, but there is no room for overpowered items selling or op buffs. So keep calm,this game will be good.

  4. Rufinus on December 18, 2014

    dam first boss 10 health bars

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