What we know of Black Prophecy

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What we know of Black Prophecy

Post by Rooster on Sun May 09, 2010 8:10 pm

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This topic is supposed to summarize, and list everything that we know is available int he game, I have done extensive research through interviews, forums, and other sources for these facts. This topic will update weekly with new information (If there is any new information of course.) Other forum lurkers are encouraged to post new information here in case we forget to add it.

Faction & Alignment:


*Two confirmed playable Factions - Both the Tyi and Genides. - http://www.blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=26
*Genides - Genetically enhanced race. - http://www.blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=43
*Tyi - Cybernetic enhanced race. - http://www.blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=44
*Confirmed NPC Factions - Jadd Baran, terrorist/piracy faction. - http://www.blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=45 / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (0:50 seconds)

*No information yet on being neutral.

Servers:


*Confirmed regional servers, Two for the US (West and East Coast) and one for Europe. - http://www.blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=122 (Patrick: Yeah, there certainly will be regional servers. In the initial Beta test, we will be looking closely at the latency and will then decide where, exactly, these servers will go, but in the EU as well as on the East and West Coasts of the USA are for certain. Behind the Scenes Page 3)

Combat:


*Confirmed PvP/PvE between Tyi and Genides. No information if we will be allowed Internal-Faction PvP. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=67 (Will there be PvP in Black Prophecy? Yes, Player vs. Player combat will play a big role in Black Prophecy. You will be able to engage other players in different kinds of PvP missions and battlegrounds. Player vs. Player combat will also be an essential part of the game’s endgame content.)

*Combat is twitch based with skills and levels achieved through experience points. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=67 (What kind of skill system does Black Prophecy use? The skill system is quite similar to commonly used systems. You receive experience points by performing specific actions, e.g. killing NPCs or accomplishing missions, and level up within the maximum level range. With increasing levels, you gain access to better versions of items such as ship parts and weapons.)

*Confirmed Clan vs. Clan battles, as well as Faction vs. Faction and 1v1.

*Confirmed both open and instanced combat - Group and Solo Instances. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (4:15)


Clans:


*Clans have been confirmed for both Tyi and Genide Factions.

*Clans may have Space Stations to use. These stations may house personal clan inventory, ships, and other member associated things. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=67 (Will clans have their own clan stations?
If yes, what purpose do they serve? Yes, clans will be able to purchase a clan station as their base of operations. Such a clan station will offer several functions: beginning with a ship dock where members can modify their ships, a shared depot with access right management, living quarters that define the member capacity of a clan and many more. The larger the living quarters are, the more members can join the clan. These functions can be increased by using better or bigger module versions. Some modules are only available to clans who have reached a specific clan level.

*Confirmed Clan vs. Clan PvP. (It has been noted that Clan vs. Clan PvP will be over resource hot spots).

*Clans and Clan Space Stations will depend heavily on resources. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=67 (Will there be resources in Black Prophecy and do they serve any purpose? Yes, there will be three different kinds of resources which serve different purposes. First of all they are needed to modify items such as ship parts or weapons. Resources are also a kind of tax for the factions. A part of the resources gained by clans have to be handed over to their faction. These resources will be used in big PvP faction battles and define how often the faction member can respawn during the fight. Furthermore clans have to invest resources to fight other clans. This also defines how often the clan members can respawn at their base within the combat area.)


Economy/Crafting:


*Confirmed in-game economy.

*Black Prophecy will have a different form of crafting, involving the ability to create ship modifications and parts with harvested resources. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=67 (What will my player character look like? In Black Prophecy, the ship represents the actual player character, which can be assembled with numerous different ship parts and weapons. It's quite similar to how you would equip your character with body armor in an MMO with 3D player avatars. In addition to this, you will also have a 3D avatar of your pilot which is fully customizable and will appear in dialogues with NPCs or in conversations with other players.)

*Can trade with other space ships for parts and other items. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (1:41)

Ship Construction/Modification:


*Confirmed facts and videos for the option to modify and add parts to your ship. Adding parts/modifications changes the aesthetic value and look of your ship. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (2:28)

*Not confirmed that we will be able to construct our own ships from the ground up, or have to buy basic frames.

General Game Information:

*Confirmed possible release for a Special/Collectors box Edition for Black Prophecy. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=124 (Patrick: Yes, it's in planning. Details are still being discussed, but there are plans for a Collector's Edition. Kirk: We definitely would like to see it happen. We're all gamers and as such we like to have the box on our shelf. We're also planning a few goodies for the Special Edition.)

General Gameplay:

*Variable Sector Generation. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (5.21)


*Confirmed up to 4 hours of training with missions before entering the actual MMO world.

*Space Stations are available. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=67 (

*Can customize and create your own pilot. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDCBXXn85Ck (0:40) - http://www.transyoutube.com/watch?v=...eature=related

*In-game Chat Box (Implies a friends list and other in-game community options). - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (3:40)

*Capitol ships will be available. Whether NPCs, clans-only, player flown, or clan/group flown has not been confirmed. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (5.58)


User Interface:


*Confirmed 3rd person view for ships. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (1:05)

*Confirmed cockpit views for ships. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY (1:19)

*Confirmed 1st person w/o cockpit view.

*Confirmed in-game chat box (Bottom-left of the screen). Not confirmed if the interface will be customizable however.

Accounts/Payment:


*Black Prophecy will be free-to-play. - http://www.mmorpg-center.com/black-p...y-free-to-play

*Black Prophecy will have an item shop. Confirmed quotes state that all items in the Item Shop can be achieved through in-game purposes rather than real-world money. - http://blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=122 (Patrick:

It's true that we will earn money from the sale of virtual items in BLACK PROPHECY (as opposed to through subscription fees, selling the game in stores, or through advertisement). Besides the obvious advantages (you get to play an online game and can see its quality with your own eyes without making any sort of financial commitment), the motto here is "time is money". We're taking a lot of care to make sure that you play as long as you want to WITHOUT spending any money. That means that you have access all game content, can complete every mission and conquer every player if you invest enough time to level your character up and collect or upgrade all the items needed. This is the case with a number of our other games, because, unlike at other game companies, you've often find players at the top of the rankings that haven't spent any money to get there. Exactly how this will work is still in design, but players that buy items will not gain an advantage, they will just save time. This is especially designed with players in mind that work during the day and therefore don't have time to play for hours each day but would still like to be able to keep up with their friends or their clan.)

Game Release Information:


*No official release date yet.

*Closed Beta under way since 4/30/10. - http://blackprophecy.gamigo.com/foru...ead.php?t=1578 ( Hamburg (April 30, 2010) – It's the moment players have all been waiting for. gamigo and Reakktor Media have given the green light for closed beta testing of the space action MMOG “Black Prophecy”. The virtual universe is now open to a select crew of daring pilots looking to join the Genide or Tyi factions.

In the past few weeks, the Reakktor team has been working very hard to get “Black Prophecy” ready go to into beta testing. The focus during the first phase of testing will be on server and program stability. For that reason, only a small group of about 100 players will have access to the game server. More fighter pilots will be recruited in time.

Registration for beta testing remains open at http://www.blackprophecy.com)

*No official date yet for Open Beta.

Fun Facts:


*Game starts in 2558 (EXON 413 Era) - http://www.blackprophecy.com/index.php?id=45

((Credits to Rooster, Ares, and Morgued for finding this information.))


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Re: What we know of Black Prophecy

Post by Ares on Sun May 09, 2010 8:18 pm

Stickied as requested.

I'll also be adding on to this as information comes in.

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Re: What we know of Black Prophecy

Post by Techman on Sat May 29, 2010 8:04 am

Nice job Rooster this abouts sums up everything about BP Smile
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