By Martin "The Baron" Hubley
Greetings all, from the lands of Dverz, Anthroes, and Hurans! For those of you who are wondering what the Sam Hell I'm talking about, it's the MMORPG Online Game I've been developing known as The Quest For Time. I know it's been quite some time since I've updated y'alls on the development, so I figured I'd throw a ripe, juicy bone into all my fans by sharing some new info on what I've been cooking up in the land of Valderanianaiae.
FAIR WARNING: Spoilders abound, so those of you who are planning to play the game on release might want to pass up this article, because I reveal key plot points in both the Elle Swamp questline and the Anthroe romance story! So consider yeselves warned!
I'd be a huge fibber if I said I haven't been paying attention to all the features many of the latest online RPGs (my competition, grrrh!) have been adding lately. One of the most important and creative of these of these would have to be Mountables. mountables are trained birds or beasts the player can purchase and ride around in the game world. Pretty cool stuff huh?
The first time I saw this, I nearly kicked myself in the face for being so stupid for not thinking of it earlier! Humans have been riding horses since the Medieval times, so adding mountable beasties in online games just makes sense. But leave it to your old pal The Baron to improve upon what has come before: Quest for time will feature the most in-depth mountables ever before seen in a game. Here are just a few of the creatures you can expect to mount:
Horses Seahorses Stallions Dogs Wolves Sled Dogs Dragons (Natch) Wings (Wearable) Wooden Cars Brankas (Similar to Cattle) Pegasuses Pumas Slaves Giant Rabbits Wharrves (Close Relatives of Wharrgs, But Faster) Ponies Wharggs (Wolf-Like Creatures) Conjured (Magical) Motorcycles Mules Steam Jetpacks Gryphyns (Large Birds)
Obviously there are hundreds more, but I can't list them all here. If you're that curious about them, you'll just have to buy the game to find out!
There will also be custom wardrobes for each and every creature. By far the biggest complaint I had about the mountables in current MMO is that I couldn't dress them up. Luckily, players of Quest for Time will have the option to dress (or undress, if you're so inclined) any of the rideable animals in the game. Each animal will include a basic tunic or dress for starters, and will have an additional 30-40 slots (hats, goggles, shoes, socks, undergarments leggings, etc.) for customized gear. This ain't your daddy's dress up!
Quest for Time was originally intended to be a game for the entire family, and don't worry, it still is! But due to the rising (no pun intended!) popularity of adult sex games, I've decided to create an area in Quest for Time where players will be able to engage in fun, safe sexual play with one another or themselves. And unlike with other MMOs (I'm looking at you Warcraft) here will be absolutely NO sexual discrimination of any kind in Quest for Time's adult area. It will be a place where furries, straights, child lovers, anthroes, queers, gays, animal-lovers, bi-gays, and even more can meet up and just have a darn good time mutually satisfying one another from the safety of their own desk chairs. Talk about paraside on earth!
I've also got ideas for a public "Meet-Up" board where players who get along well will be able to post their names and addresses if they'd like to encourage online pals (or secret admirers) to move the relationship to real life terms. This is actually how I met my beloved Tina (how are ya babes!), so needless to say love can grow anywhere, including the information supers highway!
And never fear parents: Players will have to enter their age before being allowed into this area, and you must enter 18 or more to be let in!
NO MORE SUBSCRIPTION FEE!
When I announced my original subscription fee SEE HERE ($24.40 per month) a lot of people gripped and griped about it. So to honor my fan's wishes I've decided to make the entire game COMPLETELY 100% FREE to play. I'll still allow players who want to support the game to optionally pay the subscription fee, but it will be optional. Those who do pay will receive a free dragon shield crest on their account details page to show their dedication, so you still might want to consider it!
"But The Baron," you might be saying to yourself, "How to you expect to run such a huge game completely free of charge?" That's a very good question, and I'll be pleased as punch to answer it for you! Read on to find out.
MICROTRANSACTIONSYep, that's right! Quest for Time has entered the 22nd century of gaming with Microtransactions! Here's how it'll work. As I said, the game is completely 100% free for anyone to play, but dedicated gamers will be able tp purchase accessories and upgrades for a small fee, to add to their experience. To give you an idea of how it works, here are some of the items you'll be able to buy on day one.
Moghammer's AxeThe gruff yet lovable Dver King Moghammer the Meaty used this axe to chop millions of goblins to bits in the great goblin war of the year forty and twelve. At the end of the war Moghammer was killed by Charzzard, king of the goblins. His last words were "Send my love to Glinda." Glinda was his first love, whom he met while swinging a pickaxe in the deadly Farrowharrow mines as a boy.
- +Player Runs 2X Faster
- +10 Magicks
- -6 Heart
- -Player Takes 3X Damage
- Note: Only Dvers May Use This Item
Price$6 for 30 Days
$24 for 90 Days
$70 per Year (BEST VALUE!)
Sleepaway CampgroundsSold by Hammerfall Industries, the Sleepaway campground allows players to save their progress at any point during the game (regular players must travel to any of the game world's 3 taverns and pay in-game gold to save). Hint: This is especially useful in the Elle swamps quest where you must spend up to 4 in game hours searching for Grim's Chalice.
- Single Person Tent
- Tent Poles
- Sleeping Bag
- Cook Stove
- "Switft Randy" The Parrot
- Picnic Basket W/ Sandwiches
Price$0.25 Per Day
$50 Per Year (BEST VALUE!)
Whistlin Pete's Emote PacksArr me mayteys, this be Whistlin Pete here, Lord of Pirates! The free version of Quest for Time includes 4 great emotes (Wave, Laugh, Crouch, & Smile) but if ye wishes to have more emotes ye should purchase some of me emote packs! Just ye take the ferry boat to Shiverthane isles and head to me store! Here ye be the packs ye can buy, arr mayteys!
Love Pack - $1/Month
- "Smooch" Emote
- "Hug" Emote
- "High Five" Emote
Anger Pack - $1.50/Month
- "Growl" Emote
- "Fist Shake" Emote
- "Bare Teeth" Emote
Fun Pack - $2/Month
- "Thumbs Up" Emote
- "Fart" Emote
- "Wink" Emote
This pack is pretty neat if you ask me, it simply makes it so you can understand text and voice chats from players of a different race. It makes sense if you think about it, as how would a Huran be able to communicate with an Elle? They speak different languages!
Without this pack, voice chat will come out garbled and the text will be nothing but gibberish.
Price$10 Lifetime Membership
COMING SOON TO A STORE NEAR YOUI hpe y'alls have enjoyed reading about the amazing new feature ideas I've come up with for Quest for Time. I'll be starting development soon, and I expect the game to be out in a few months, so keep your eye sockets peeled for an announcement from your truly, The Baron!
Hope to see you in Valderanianaia!