Broken Ranks, a new independent isometric MMORPG with turn-based combat, will be released on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Developer Whitemoon Games previously teased that a release date was coming soon for the PC game and now we have a date on record.
The game is a successor to Whitemoon’s own Pride of Taern, a browser-based MMORPG they released in 2012. Broken Ranks emphasizes the world from an isometric view and giving it an old-school feel reminiscent of titles like Baldur's Gate. It’s a low fantasy game with a nonlinear storyline and an open world. The development team emphasizes the story driven quests and the explorable world full of content players can do solo or grouped up in a party or through their guilds.
Notable is the player-driven trading in the game, where even the premium currency and items bought with it, is tradable. So if you loot something valuable, you can even charge platinum for it if you want. Those with platinum burning a hole in their pockets might even sell it for some gold. The economy and monetization for this game is based on letting players figure out how to make the best deals for themselves. Players are able to determine the worth of items as they see fit and open up trade. However, Whitemoon advises that you won’t need platinum to play and enjoy the game. Still, if you’re looking to get and use some, there isn’t just one way to do that.
Right now the game is in the last round of polish before release and the client will be available to start downloading on January 18th, a week before launch at 5 PM CET or 11 AM Eastern. Supported languages will be Polish, English, Russian, German, French, and Portuguese. These initial languages reflect the audience during the beta testing phase and might expand in the future.