Norwegian group of coders undertook one of the largest projects of its time, and started developement of this game so long ago that the original date when this game was firsrt offically announced has already gone beyond memory. Clues can be found that it has been more than just an idea on paper since 2001. During all that time the game has had huge crowds coming and going in waves made of hype, its like mental masturbation without ever getting the gratification. Already early 2006 they prepared to announce beta, and since that every 4 months new information has been published, but no matter how hard community has tried, like femdom mistresses they've kept us from getting any rewards for the long wait.
Bow its 2008, atleast 7 if not 8 years later, the gamename is still hanging on mmorpg.com's "upcoming game releases" listing with as high number as 7.0 . Not insignificant archievement for a game that has been in developement longer than many marriages have lasted. After yet again doing the yearly checkup on the game and finding out again new information, but still no release date, I must say that its time to give up the hope
Last entries to their news section are from early 2008 as yet another alpha level videofeed, and announcement that it has won Reader's Choise Award for 07. Since then it has been quiet.
The game itself promises a mighty lot of features, that are dreams of most current day forum trolls and unpleased mmorpg customers. Real openfield PVP on seamless, faction driven world. Territorial guilds and communities. True playerdriven market and crafting. No classes as we know them, skill based training. Combat based on aiming. Mounted fights. Naval warfare. Its great, its like reading a book of dreams when you browse through the features. Even the grafics have somewhat kept up with time going by, ofcourse its visible that the engine is self-created and thus has its lacks, but if only the features would be there and animation be smooth, we'd forgive the lacks without hesitation. But its a huge if...
It seems clear that this obsession of many, has turned out to be an awaken dream that will never be ratified. I am atleast tired of waiting, all kudos for the dev team tho, in my books coming close counts.
What do you think? Is it time for mmorpg.com to go full investigation to this game, see if there is any zip of juice left? Is it time to drop the name from the list? Do you still dream?