We are continuing to prepare for a beta test so please bare with us. I know this year has been slow with updates, but it most certainly hasn't been slow with content and accomplishments. Below are three short IN GAME (the first ones since our old tessie video) showcasing some basic mechanics. We assure you that a bigger multiplayer combat/gameplay video will come shortly after.
Every playable character has a unique attack rotation, melee and ranged weapon, special attack set, block ability, and taunt. The attack rotation consists of 4 swings at different speeds using the character's main melee weapon. When your character gains a level by capturing posts and killing enemies, a special attack is given to the player which can be applied to either your ranged or melee weapon. Below is a video of Benny Sinn, the resident barber of Jeklynn Heights. The video starts off by showcasing the attack rotation, his block ability, unique taunt, melee special attack, and ranged weapon known as the Hair Fryer.
Ability Orbs will also be placed throughout the map. If an orb is captured, the entire team will be provided with that specific ability. These abilities help a player during combat, scouting, and defending, depending on which Ability Orbs are in the teams' possession. It is very crucial to know which orbs to target (a decision that will vary based on each map and the other characters on your team). If the other team recaptures an orb you once had, that specific ability will be lost and the other team will gain it. Below is a video that shows Orb Channeling.
Sanity Post Capturing:
Sanity in Jeklynn Heights, in short, is your character's experience. Leveling up will provide statistic bonuses and a single-use special attack each level. Capturing Sanity Posts are one of the ways to increase your Sanity meter. These posts are also places (when captured) that allow players to teleport between the base and the Sanity Post in order to adequately defend from enemy infiltrations. If you die and your team has this Sanity Post captured, you may choose to respawn at the post. The below video shows the process of capturing a sanity post.