In most MMORPGs, there’s a feeling of your character being a bit more powerful than the world they inhabit after a period of time. Max level, great gear, a group to roll around with and…BOOM…nothing can stop you anymore. My.com, Obsidian, and The Allods Team are just embracing that idea right out of the gate with Skyforge. Scheduled to start Closed Beta this quarter, Skyforge puts players directly in the role of trying to become an actual god. Building a following starts long before that ascension though.
As tales of your accomplishments spread, you’ll pick up followers. Some of these followers, called adepts, will even be willing to perform tasks in your name. These followers should not be ignored as the dev post reveals that these followers make up a third of your actual strength. Adepts even have specialized skills (i.e. warrior, doctor, etc) and as they look after the masses, YOU gain followers from an even larger region and will even collect rare gifts used to empower your adepts even more (Hey, adepts gotta level up, too ya know!?)
As your Order grows, adepts can even train other adepts, retire to a missionary life for your following and more! With 8 provinces to spread the word of your deeds to, there’s a lot of work to be done!
The system sounds intriguing and is one I certainly want to get some playtime in with soon. Will it be a complex mess, a wonderful surprise, or just basic companion management a la SWTOR? We’ll have to wait and see.