New Gamedesign Journal explains tactical finesse
Dodging, stalking from cover, manually targeting and quickly attacking form the correct distance – the dynamic, shooter like combat system of The Chronicles of Spellborn is well known so far. But how do players arrange the innovative skill deck in the long awaited fantasy MMO most effectively, to get the optimum from their special attacks?
Players dispose of almost unlimited possibilities to equip their skill deck with different combinations of attacks and buffs, the Dutch developer team explains in a new Gamedesign Journal. A wide variety of strategies can be realized using the rotating attack bar with its six tiers and five skill slots smartly. Tactical finesses like the "Hesselian Diagonal" that one of the programmers invented, as well as the influential skill and character attributes are of particular significance for the outcome of every combat. Which mistakes should be avoided in composing the skill deck and how the damage stats affect fighting exactly, illustrates the new Gamedesign Journal in detail. It has just been published on http://www.tcos.com, where players find some new ingame videos from the current closed beta version, too.