This week we’d like to give our community a breakdown of the Node system in the game. You can follow our points which touch on philosophy and design on how this system will enhance the MMO experience. You’ll also find a link to our video explaining how Nodes work in the game. Below is the beginning of our latest Blog on the topic, you can find the link to read our full write up as well.
Nodes are a lot of things. We think that some of the features for Nodes got lost in translation last time, so let’s get into it a bit more here! Nodes are a pre-set location, wrapped in a zone of influence, in our world that can form into towns of different sizes. These sizes range from a small camp to a sprawling metropolis. The size of the towns depends on the contribution by players and how far they’ve advanced the Node. Players do not create the footprint of a Node, but within that footprint they do have the ability to own land.
Players who are part of the government for a specific Node will have the ability to modify building types and services further, but for the most part, a Node will grow along its own specific path (think about this more as NPCs building these towns out, rather than PCs individually putting buildings and walls up). A Node’s contribution area is larger than the actual town itself, allowing for players to adventure while building upon the town. We call the contribution area the Node’s “Zone of Influence,” and it’s the area where players help to advance the Node they are in.
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