Auckland, New Zealand - October 14th 2012
Watch the Regal Realms Trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psT2t_OGJyg
The Regal Realms expansion adds ten new units and two new types of realm. These Keeps and Castles realms use the new ‘Policed’ permission type, so they are PVP except the creator is invincible.
Keeps and Castles have already been used as battle arenas, with the owner of the realm acting as referee. The players set up their own forums to chat about their arena battles which you can read here: http://ironfell.freeforums.org/battle-arena-t107.html
“Zathor sent a few lone soldiers to assault the princess, sweeping aside the catapult's like nobody's business and transforming the princess into a pool of blood.“
Ironfell treats balance quite differently to other MMORTSs. In Ironfell, you're allowed (and encouraged) to gain an unfair advantage over your enemies. The longer you've been playing for, the more resources you have, the stronger you are. And you can take that full advantage into battle, in a massive persistent universe.
Status: Open Beta
Description: Time travel themed hex-tile MMORTS
Platform: Mac and Windows Browser (with plans for iOS and Android)
Forum: http://ironfell.freeforums.org (made by a fan)
Developer Blog: http://datasmugglers.com/category/ironfell/
Development started: Late 2011
Open Beta began: May 2012