Pre-Register for Noah's Heart's Closed Beta - A Massive New Anime MMORPG
Tell me if you can relate to this: You boot up your favorite MMORPG. You start playing, you do your dailies. You grind a little. Then you log out. Is it because the game is bad? Not at all. It’s because you’ve done everything there is to do, and you’re looking for something new.
Something exciting. Something to reignite that flame in your loins! And not in the “oh god I need to go to the clinic and get a checkup” kinda way.
So to my surprise, I happened across a brand new upcoming MMORPG. One that nobody is really covering. I’m not sure why. Maybe because this is a Chinese MMO, and they don’t typically have the greatest track record with long-term success? Maybe because it’s a little too “Anime-y.”
Maybe it’s because it’s from the same development team that made Dragon Raja, which admittedly was quite the international success.
Regardless, this may be one of the most unique MMORPGs on the horizon. Dragon Raja was an incredibly unique title, and this looks to be even more so.
And the best part? They’re actually holding a Beta test starting on December 21st lasting until December 27th. If you want to apply for the upcoming Beta test, simply click the link below to navigate on over to the official website and sign up!
You can sign up as an Explorer, Pioneer or Envoy, with each providing larger bonuses.
Now I’m gonna be completely honest with all of you. Despite how good that trailer looked.. that’s exactly what that was. A trailer.
It’s promotional material to trigger a response of excitement, to garner hype for their game. Now if Noah’s Heart genuinely looked and played as good as what we saw in the trailer, then the world would be a better place. However, it’s best to remain skeptical and assume it won’t. Even despite Dragon Raja looking as good as it did.
Noah’s Heart is a completely open-world MMORPG built using Unreal Engine 4. Meaning it’s much better optimized than its competition.. namely, games built using Unreal Engine 3 like Elyon.
The world features no loading screens, meaning you can run from one edge of the world to the other without triggering a single separate screen.
With the exception of dungeons and raids, I’m assuming, as it would make no sense to have group content like dungeons and raids present in non-instanced areas. I could only imagine how badly griefing would be.
According to their website, there are “no boundaries, no limitations.” You’re capable of “exploring every part of the entire planet,” with varying biomes like deserts, forests, frozen tundra’s and alien swamps.
There will be a functional class system present in the game, but it’s going to be a little less.. traditional than what we’re used to. On the one hand, you’ll be given a weapon to choose when beginning the game. That weapon will act as your class.
However, instead of leveling a single weapon proficiency, you’ll instead be capable of swapping weapons, altering your entire playstyle – as an example, from a bow to a polearm, or from a polearm to dual blades.
This provides a new depth of customization for players, allowing for you to fill more than a single role at any time, given you have the appropriate weapon for the occasion.
I feel like this is a feature more MMORPGs should adopt. Final Fantasy XIV allows for you to level every job and every profession on a single character. This removes the need to create and level alts. Making the character you make more special. Feel more important.
It’s also just.. easier. More efficient. If your healer can’t make it, if you need additional DPS, if your tank is taking too much damage and you need to split some of it up.. you can adapt. You can swap to what is necessary, and help alleviate some of the stress your team is experiencing.
This is one area of the genre I believe needs innovation. Being limited to a single class, a single weapon type is limiting. It’s inhibiting, and games like this are doing a fantastic job in creating new opportunities for players to fill various roles. Step out of their comfort zones.
There are also a plethora of different occupations, crafting professions you can level. Tailoring, Blacksmithing, Cooking. I’ve never been into crafting myself, actually, I absolutely loathe crafting.
I rather earn money in-game via whatever means is at my disposal, and pay players to craft what I need for me. So this is your guys’ responsibility, not mine.
The developers have also expressed their intentions of making a realistic planet biological ecology, with a functional day and night rotation, weather systems that physically alter the very foundations of the world, offering a unique, immersive experience that can’t be found in any other MMORPG right now.
And once again, given how good Dragon Raja was, aesthetically, anyway, I don’t have any doubts they’ll manage to somehow implement this and make this game an absolute marvel to behold.
Again, Noah’s Heart is going to be holding a Closed Beta test, the very first test phase open for players to participate in, on December 21st through December 27th. You can pre-register for the game right now, and get some goodies for testing the game out during the test period.
This game looks absolutely incredible, and I cannot wait to potentially get the opportunity to play it when it releases globally.
The game doesn’t currently have a definitive release date for either its Chinese or Global release, but given everything is already in English, and they’re moving into open testing.. I would wager a guess it isn’t too far off.