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    Savage Horizon (Sandbox Mmorpg from Snail Games)

    Snail Games (Age of Wushu) was showing off this massive mmo it has been working on called Savage Horizon. (Called Dark and Light in China)



    - Development of the game started way back in 2005.

    - The game is apparently over 40,000 square kilometers (over 16,000 square miles across), 40 times the size of current WOW. In this huge open world, there will be 10 races separated into 3 factions. Of course, these races will be available for players to choose. They include humans, elves, beastmen, dwarves, fairies, demons, dragons and more.

    - When players create a character, the system will generate an unique growth path for them. All players will get to try out the various battle and life classes at first in order to allow them to choose a class most suited for them to progress. Eventually, a well-trained character will be a sword-wielding warrior who is able to throw fireballs in the middle of battle!

    - Other than the battle classes, there will be a variety of life classes for players to play as. Having your own shop (like a real actual shop space), going on a trade expedition, a skilled blacksmith, a world-renown herbalist, a wandering storyteller, a knowledgeable historian, a dragon trainer (gasp!)… All these and more is possible in Darkness and Light! These unique classes will cater for players who are not so much into battles.

    - When players eventually gain a huge amount of honor and recognition, the kingdom will bestow him with a title and a piece of land. With the piece of land, players can build a grand castle from scratch, eventually turning the areas around it into a town! If the player is lucky, there will be a time where a gold mine is discovered in the mountains within his territory, which can be farmed by the citizens of the town.

    - There will be an active and live weather change system. Snow, fog, sunny, rain, hailstorm… all these will have an effect on the world. For example, if a snowstorm suddenly strikes, trading markets in town will close shop early. When players use a massive AOE ice skill during such a time, a mega blizzard will be formed!

    - All players will be within the same server. Other than just plain grinding for experience points, activities like taking part in political campaigns and even trading will nab players with points.

    - The game is made in Unreal Engine 4

    - The game will be B2P with DLC support for the west.

    - Game is coming out in the East this year and in the West hopefully next year.

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    Been doing some more research, and it looks like Dark and Light (Savage Horizon)was originally an old mmorpg, made by NPCube (A french company) that bombed (due to being unfinished) and shut down due to lawsuits, way back in 2008. Snail games bought the assets of the game in 2011, and rebuilt it from the ground up using the Unreal Engine 4. Snail games has spent millions on it fixing and finishing the game.

    According to an article on Mmorpg.com it's coming out in the west this fall. But Snail hasn't said anything about that yet.

    Here are some articles on the game :

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g...This-Fall.html

    http://massivelyop.com/2016/08/01/sn...ark-and-light/

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    Snail Games Associate Producer "Horsejoke" took to Reddit earlier this week to answer five questions about Dark & Light. Topics included why Snail is keeping the original name and logo, how movement and combat will work, the three faction system, dragons as mounts and progression in the game.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/dnl/comment..._first_dnl_qa/

    MMorpg.com recently did an interview with Product Manager Shen Yan to learn more about Dark & Light.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/g...rs.html/page/1

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    Snail hasn't been giving out much info on this game, but mmorpg.com got some game playing time with the devs and showed off some gameplay.

    Part 1




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