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Salem, A F2P Permadeath MMORPG Announced

Reporting from a Paradox Interactive press conference, a story on PC Gamer has details on Salem, a newly announced free-to-play MMORPG set in New England during the colonial era when suspected witches were used as firewood. They say the game is due sometime this year, and they make note of a fascinating aspect of the game's concept, permadeath: "The game puts emphasis on a player-driven world that promotes crafting skills. Even more interesting, when your character dies hes gone forever, leaving all your creations to be pillaged by other players." A Salem video interview with Bjorn Johannessen explains how this works. The trailer also follows.

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19. Re: Salem, A F2P Permadeath MMORPG Announced Jan 20, 2011, 20:26 CommunistHamster
 
Something I only just realised, but these guys *are* Haven and Hearth. This is their next project.

They have 2+ years of experience running a game like this, they know how to make the mechanics so that griefing is minimal.

This comment was edited on Jan 20, 2011, 20:33.
 
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