Myth of Empires is the new large-scale multiplayer sandbox game from development studio Angela Game.
Elements of player freedom and survival come to the fore against the backdrop of an open world conducive to customization, crafting, and conflict management.
If you’re looking to get a head start on the path to power, here are six things you need to know about Myth of Empires.
1. Survive and thrive
The recent Closed BETA gave us plenty of time to explore the detailed world of Myth of Empires and revealed that it is teeming with many and varied threats to our survival. A mix of wild animals, starvation, exposure to the elements, roving bandits, and NPC factions were among the ubiquitous dangers that waited to nab the reckless survivor.
Fortunately, there are just as many ways to mitigate these risks and keep predators away, allowing you not only to survive, but also to thrive. The earliest crafting recipes provide the means to craft tools and weapons for food and defense. Areas of expertise ranging from weapon specialization and in-depth hunting to animal taming and land cultivation provide a focus on long-term mastery of goals and specializations.
After just a few hours of playing, it’s obvious that learning how to survive and thrive goes hand in hand as you level up your character.
2. The earth is alive and it is dangerous
Myth of Empires ancient Eastern land features realistic geographic features shaped by a digital Mother Nature with a terrain made up of abundant landforms. From snow-capped mountain ranges to temperate forests, each biome harbors its own ecosystem supporting the flora, fauna, mineral deposits, and categories of resources to be exploited, exploited and defended.
The surroundings offer striking transitions throughout the day / night cycle, but you better not be caught staring too closely. The weather plays a key role in the world around you and while it’s often benign with a bit of hazy sun here, or scattered showers and low-level fog there, it can also be more threatening to your. well-being. Blizzards, sandstorms, and even toxic miasmas can surprise sunset watchers.
3. Strangers are just friends (or enemies) you haven’t met yet
Assuming you haven’t succumbed to the elements or been skinned by a boar at this point, a long and – hopefully – illustrious career as a diplomat or military might stretch ahead. you.
Leading guilds and forging alliances in order to unite – or conquer – regions populated by other players and NPC factions is a great way to claim a lasting legacy.
The opportunities to meet potential allies are plentiful at over 100 resource sites such as mines, farms, and treasures. Here you can converse, hone your social mores, and increase your level of nobility by breaking bread with the locals or snapping your neck out if things don’t go so well.
Be careful though, as violence breeds violence and increasing levels of hostility from rival factions of NPCs or even just local wildlife through frequent attacks will cause them to launch a full-scale counteroffensive on your camp.
4. Two things are certain: death and taxes
There will come a time when war will be waged in your sleeping prefecture, either because you have something your neighbors covet, or perhaps because you yourself are making a hostile bid for power.
This is where Myth of Empires becomes the spectacle of full-scale conflict. Enemies at the gates of your fortress, or conflicts in your extended province, will see siege engines set up and armies forcefully set up to answer the call to arms.
County Battles signal server-wide conflict to establish ultimate control. Taking place on a two-stage warfront, these battles can see the balance of power shift between factions. The presiding power earns the right to rule with enlightened mercy or belligerent impunity, reaping the benefits of local resources and setting tax levels at moderate or manic levels.
5. After destruction follows construction
After you have conquered a position of power, it may be wise to try and win over some of your former enemies and rally them to your cause. Befriending other players and NPC factions to make them work for your cause is a diplomatic mission worth investing in.
If you’re charismatic enough, you can convince others to gather resources and craft items for you, or just have them join your own private army to help protect yourself from all the other people you’ve annoyed along the way. power.
Construction projects are a good public axis of cooperation. Whether you are building with wood, clay, stone, or metal, there are many types of buildings available, each with a myriad of customization options. Build a new stronghold to make your followers feel safe, as well as a place to eat, drink, and have fun so they can forget you were the one who burned their old one.
6. A life spent in the saddle
Myth of Empires has an affinity for horses. Some are graceful and others are temperamental – fleeing at the first signs of danger.
Horses can be used to haul goods, pull carts, and travel with the wind in their hair, but it is the strongest that make them the most loyal and formidable companions in battle. Mounted fights benefit from associated crafting trees and custom abilities, and just like their human counterparts, are animated from captured movements to ensure each equine is as authentic as possible.
With expansive PvE and PvP options, thousands of crafting recipes, hundreds of decorative arts, dozens of building projects, and a whole bunch of horses, Myth of Empires has a host of activities for those looking for a multiplayer survival sandbox experience.
To learn more about the game as it develops, stick with IGN.