FAQ - Fractured - The Dynamic MMO

FAQ

1. What kind of game is Fractured?

Fractured is an upcoming MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). A MMORPG can be played exclusively online and supports thousands of concurrent players connecting to the same persistent and shared game world.


2. Why did you call it “The Dynamic MMO”?

We’ve called it “The Dynamic MMO” because we believe in the principle that everything in the game should be influenced by the actions of the player, from the micro to the macro level and that nothing should ever be static and immutable.

We’ve embedded this view in the design of all the aspects of Fractured, such as combat, environments, economic systems, civilizations and character progression, so that you’ll be able to truly call every game session “unique”.


3. Is Fractured just another “gankbox”?

It’s not. We’ve always felt that sandbox MMOs tend to discourage players who don’t appreciate hostile interactions. Because of this, we have designed a unique universe that will allow you to choose whether to start in a brutal open-PvP environment (Tartaros), a solely cooperative one (Arboreus) or a mix of the two (Syndesia), according to your race of choice. Travels between planets and interactions with other races will be possible, but subject to limitations.


4. What are the camera and controls of the game?

Fractured employs a top-down camera attached to the player's character. The mouse is used for movement and to perform the most interactions, including the two main attacks you have chosen for your character. The keyboard is used for hotkeys and to cast additional abilities.


5. On what platforms will Fractured be available?

The game is being developed for computers running Windows, macOS and Linux. While support for all these three operating systems is planned to be available on full release, it is possible that only Windows support will be available during alpha / beta. Clarifications on this issue will be released when the game approaches its first testing phases.


6. Will I need a NASA computer to play Fractured?

Definitely not! We’re working to keep Fractured available on mid-range computers and laptops as well, including those a few years old.


7. Will I be able to play alone?

If by “alone” you mean “offline”, the answer is negative – you’ll need an active internet connection to play Fractured.

If you mean “solo”, the answer is positive – you won’t be forced to be part of a guild or a party to enjoy Fractured, since the game will also include content tailored to solo players and small groups. However, given that Fractured features a sandbox economy and an open world without instances, interactions with other players will happen, and are generally encouraged by game mechanics.


8. What business model will Fractured follow?

Fractured will follow a “buy to play” business model. This means that a single initial purchase will give you permanent access to the game, without any content restriction!


9. Are you planning to run a Kickstarter campaign?

Yes, we do. Once we deem we have reached a sufficiently large userbase and have gathered enough feedback from the community, we’ll launch a Kickstarter campaign with wondrous rewards for our backers, including access to alpha and beta testing.


10. When will Fractured be available to the public?

Alpha testing for high-tier backers is set to begin in 2018. Once the start of our Kickstarter campaign approaches, we’ll release more precise estimates on the major milestones from Alpha 1 to final game release.