A character to call your own
Players start their careers in Prime World
by choosing a hero archetype -- say an Assassin or one of the game's support roles. But the dev assured us that while everyone may start similar, where they'll end up will be all over the map. The game allows players to really customize their hero to fit their playstyle and focus, so an Assassin may not always be just an Assassin.
The bulk of the customization comes from finding and equipping talents. These were compared to the collecting-and-deck-building aspect of Magic: The Gathering
. Talents will be found during play and can make a significant change in your character when slotted. They're not just passive abilities; talents can add new activite abilities too. Mages can beef up survivability with tanking talents while Warriors could throw in an extra stun in order to get an edge on the enemy. It's all about player choice, the dev assured us, and with over 700 talents in the game already, the choice of combinations are nearly endless.Play what you like, when you like
Don't fall into the trap of assuming that Prime World
is just a League of Legends
clone. For starters, the game has a healthy PvE side to it as well. Players will have a choice between eight game modes at any given time, including single-player missions, co-op runs, and team PvP deathmatches.
The devs said that their priorities are largely determined by what the players have been demanding. Over the course of the current beta, most of the concern and push from the playerbase has been regarding game modes -- which ones are fun, which ones need work, and so on.
Then there's the castle-building element of it. A player's castle is a visual representation of his or her progress in the game. Beyond looking pretty, the castle is also a highly functional headquarters. It's here that heroes can be hired and equipped, guilds can be managed, and socializers can, well, socialize.
Nival has put such an emphasis on the castle feature that the studio is making the castle itself accessible on mobile devices. While you may not be able to play matches from your tablet or smartphone, you'll still be able to manage and interact with your holdings and the game community. The devs couldn't confirm that the castle app will work on older devices as they're primarily focusing on the latest generation, but they weren't prepared to rule out the possibility either.