15,293 players were split between four factions four factions in a contest over the world. Some fought for rewards, some for pride, and others to simply test out new ships and forms of battle. Regardless of the reasons, the remnants that you left behind have already begun to shape the story and world of Guns of Icarus. The Chaladonians pushed aggressively into the mainland from their isle homes while the Baronites defended against their advancement. Despite the Anglean’s devastating plunders in the north, they were cornered and contained. It looked like the Chaladonians would be victorious but a stalwart last stand from the Merchants propelled them to the finish line. It was clear that with passion and perseverance, even the greatest odds can be overcome.
We heard so much positivity from this event, players excited about all the new and exciting things, but just as importantly we heard the parts we can and must improve for the game. Guns of Icarus would not be possible without players giving us amazing feedback from 11,000 word dissertations to short emails on enjoying a single map. We hope to continue to hear everything you love, hate, and everything in between as we continue this humbling journey. At the end of this piece you’ll see a summary of many major points and our plans to tackle them.
The Open Alpha conflict will probably be remembered by many names like “Death to the Chalanoobs” or “Merchants, Merchants, MERCHANTS!”. However, as some astute players have already noticed, things are not always as they seem. This event begins to reveal the motivations behind factions. This time, the threat came from across the the eastern channels. Something deadly luked in the “Shadows of the Black Channel.” More on this will be coming out very soon. We want to make sure we put as much passion into lore creation as all of your did playing and fighting for every scrap of land. Expect some epic tales commemorating your time in the skies!
When all was said and done, every able bodied man and woman came to this conflict and permanently scarred this land with blood and scrap. They defended that factional homes with honor, attacked enemies with utmost ferocity. Some won gloriously, and others were left behind. Do not fret, because there will be more.
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