December 15, 2017
Archives  News  Shadowbane Preview/Interview  


Monday, November 27, 2000
 

Click to enlarge
Shadowbane Preview/Interview
8:10 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

GameSpot has posted an article concerning Shadowbane, the upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online RPG from Wolfpack Studios. The piece is both a preview of the game and an interview with Wolfpack's Todd Coleman, and it offers a detailed overview of most all of the title's features. Shadowbane will be different from other MMORPG's in many aspects (including the fact that it will have a Mac port). This game will include the always-controversial Player vs. Player killing, and in fact it will focus specifically on this aspect -- though the team has taken the balancing of this type of play into consideration. Here's more of an explanation:

The game's combat will include a number of checks and balances, especially measures to prevent high-level characters from preying on weaker, low-level characters. As in other games, your character's death will incur an experience penalty, but this penalty will be extremely small if you were defeated by a character that was of a much higher level than you; and if you attack and defeat a character that's much lower in level than your own, you'll gain even fewer experience points than your victim lost. In addition, Shadowbane will include a "reputation" system that will clearly mark "grief players" that regularly target characters of much lower level.
Check out the rest of the piece for much more information on this exciting new RPG. An interesting side-note is that much of the game's development is being done on Macs, so we shouldn't have to worry about the Mac OS version being cancelled any time soon...

IMG Visits Shadowbane Creators
GameSpot Shadowbane Preview
GameSpot Shadowbane Interview with Todd Coleman
Wolfpack Studios
Shadowbane


Other Mac Games News for Monday, November 27, 2000

Rune Maps/Mac Update9:44 AM
Harpoon 3 (and Monkey 4) Update9:14 AM
Mac GLHexen 2 Released9:10 AM
UT Assault Bonus Pack Updated8:48 AM
• Shadowbane Preview/Interview8:10 AM
Huge X-Plane Update6:00 AM
Icons.cx Releases New Game Icons6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Monday, November 27, 2000 on one page

Mac Games News for Friday, November 24, 2000

MacDeusEx gains new Editor5:41 PM
UT Strike Force Goes Commercial2:56 PM
Westlake Gives Thanks, Adds Games2:30 PM
New Mac Sims Web Site12:08 PM
Mac Team Arena Waits for Apple10:24 AM
Neverwinter Nights Preview10:03 AM
Red Faction Invasion10:01 AM
GraphSim Posts Baldur's Gate 1.02 Patch6:00 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Friday, November 24, 2000 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Wednesday, November 22, 2000
Tuesday, November 21, 2000
Monday, November 20, 2000
Friday, November 17, 2000
Thursday, November 16, 2000


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Shadowbane Preview/Interview