The troop upgrading system will be a system that will let you gain experience by killing enemies or assisting with it. But not only by killing enemies, also killing the horse where he sits on will let you gain some xp. And if you follow the commands from the team captain you will receive some xp. When you gain xp you will also get an amount of money. But that relates to another part of the game.
When you reached an certain amount of xp you can upgrade your character just as you upgrade your troops in single player, So when you want to have an archer you can look at the troop tree from the culture witch is the most proper for you.
When you create a character you can choose a culture where this character comes from, the culture determents how you evolve in your troop. Every culture has also his own selected set of weapons. This doesn’t say that some weapons will be in the same cultures. But some will not have an bow but an xbow and the ones with a bow doesn’t have a xbow.
Every round their will be a vote for a team captain. This team captain has function to place flags on the field only your team can see. If you follow these commands and the result you get is positive like you killed some other players or other you and the captain will gain some xp,
These functions a captain can have to command other troops is determined by the one of the speacial skills you can optain by reaching achievemnts.
To get weapons and armor you need to unlock them, this can be done for some by buying or you can unlock them by special achievements,
Besides this system you also have your standard pack of weapons you get with your troop.
These achievements you get for instance by killing a certain amount of players with one and the same weapon in one round or making a certain amount of headshots. Or even a record of kills in total taking from all the rounds you played with you character,
Every culture has its own abilities. These abilities can be received by gaining levels and obtaining the skill to use them. How skilled you are determents how strong and long the ability can be used and how fast the special bar is loaded, The special bar is the bar that determents when you can activate the ability and when its finished.
For every time you hit a enemy or follow the lead of your captain the special bar will grow. If this bar is full you can activate the skill.
In the alpha there will be a little amount of the called features.
After the first alpha test there will be some screen footage in form of screenshots and movies.
If everything go's on schedule we can launch the first alpha in the end of october.
And it is also possible to join the alpha. Were still searching people that wan to help us out with that part. You wanna join up with the testing team than send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.