It’s time again, Sire. Join millions of players in an epic battle for the biggest stronghold! Firefly Studios announced that Stronghold Kingdoms will be a free-to-play MMO.
Stronghold Kingdoms will have some very unique new features. Each month you will receive strategy cards that will directly affect gameplay (agriculture, warfare, trading, religion, etc.). If you want to win, you’ll have to use them with caution. Firefly underlines that the strategy cards are supposed to give the game more tactical depth, so that it really feels like a good strategy game.
So, if Stronghold Kingdoms is free, how will they pay for the servers?
Firefly Studios plan to offer extra packs of strategy cards. If you purchase another pack of strategy cards you will obviously have many benefits. The question is, is that really a good solution? It sounds like rich players will benefit a lot from that. So, just as MMORPG-players would buy gold to get the best gear for their toons, rich players can buy their ticket to victory? On the other hand, if they would limit the purchase of strategy cards then it could work quite well.
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Sign up for Open Beta
Stronghold Kingdoms is still “alpha”, but is scheduled to go open beta later this year. You can sign up here: