Let’s Talk: Frostkeep Studios and Rend


-Rend Trailer - YouTube

So, yesterday we posted a trailer for a game called “Rend”. I had not heard anything about it, so I must be out of the loop. So, the more I watched it, the more I was interested, despite not being a terribly big fan of Survival games. However, more RPG oriented ones like say, Camelot Unchained might hold my interest, and so might Rend. I think one of the reasons I’m really interested to see what’s going to go down with Rend, is it’s being developed by the new Frostkeep Studios. They are made up of Vanilla World of Warcraft vets such as Solomon Lee, Mat Milizia and Jeremy Wood, who worked together on the original World of Warcraft. But what is Rend? It’s a Survival Hybrid game, with RPG/skill elements, allowing for players to do just about whatever they want in terms of building a character! I do prefer character classes, sure, but I’m old fashioned and stuck in my ways. I can see this being a very popular game, the more I look at the content I’ve been privy to thus far. One of the things I do enjoy is that no matter how you want to play games like these, you can. You don’t have to be a combatant!

This is a style of online game that’s becoming more and more popular/prevalent across the Internet. With the forthcoming Rend, Camelot Unchained, and games like Albion Online, sandbox/survival’s really growing in popularity, which I kind of like. It’s something different from the constant grind for levels and exp. Instead, you grind to build a fortress and defend it in real time. It’s not new, but it has sort of fallen off the radar in the past couple of years, at least as far as I’ve seen. Rend is a world rife with war, and I wonder just how much of the world will come pre-built with kingdoms, factions, things of that nature. Each of these three factions is different: the sneaky Conclave [Purple], the mystical Revenant [Green], and the mighty Order [Orange]. I do know that players will have a hand in shaping the battles and the world, but I am definitely curious to see how far that goes. I’ve also heard that each faction will have its own technology system to unlock, so I suppose they will all be different, but balanced in some manner or another. Perhaps we can have a sit down with them in the near future and talk about Rend! I’ll include the trailer below so you can take a peek for yourself if you missed it. And here’s a link to their site!

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