I’ve been getting a lot of “what do you think about this game?” questions for Prime Battle For Dominus (is that the title or is it Prime Online?Â I’ll just call it Prime.)Â First, since it’s a fairly new project, Prime is a Scifi MMORPG featuring three playable factions mixed up in what appears to be very PvP-centric gameplay with base fights and region control competition.Â To me, that’s awesome.Â I think that’s fantastic news.Â We live in a world where the “I’ll believe it when I see it” is implied (or not, since I’m saying it?) so we’ll have to see.Â Their website has the basic features all outline so check that out.
What actually pushed me to make a post about the game at all is this video I saw from their Q&A stream.Â In the video, at 3:30, there’s a demonstration of harvesting.Â It reminds me of Star Wars Galaxies (whenever I say SWG it’s implied that I mean back when I played pre-NGE) where you scan for resources and keep moving towards a higher concentration playing a sort of hot/cold game.Â When you find where you want to start gathering resources you deploy a harvester.Â In Prime it drills underground and starts collecting resources.Â You can leave it there for up to 24 hours collecting stuff for you and come back to the spot you left it to pick it up when it’s done.Â I really, really like this harvesting system.Â It gets an A+ for design from me and I hope the Pitch Black Games team has some neat ways of expanding the system.
They’ll have made a loyal player out of me if the rest of their game systems (PvP, crafting, etc.) are as thoughtfully designed. I’ll be watching their stream next week for, hopefully, info on crafting.