Endless Legend's Shifters expansion adds a new faction and the biting winter cold on April 7 | PCGamesN

Endless Legend's Shifters expansion adds a new faction and the biting winter cold on April 7

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Endless Legend: Shifters has finished its time in closed beta and is finally ready to launch on April 7. Winter is coming, as the remaining Starks would say. 

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Endless Legend: Shifters adds a new faction, the Allayi - a dwindling race with a bad case of the winter blues, shifting with the seasons from neighbours who would pop round with some spare sugar to frothing murderers who would stab you for having your music too loud.

Find out more about the Allayi on Imgur and in the video below:

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To make the new faction more interesting, there's now a richer winter season to take advantage of the race's duality, with a new resource, the Pearls of Auriga, now scattered around the map.

This resource can be used to gain advantages and hinder enemies, influencing the seasons themselves. Factions can spend their pearls to acquire blessings on the Altar of Auriga, a new building that can be built in your city.

Winters will have a few surprises in store, too, as areas of land that were previously bodies of water could suddenly become frozen wastes, allowing you to march your troops and potentially surprsise your enemies.  

Will you be grabbing the expansion when it releases on April 7? Let us know why you love Endless Legend in the comments.

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2 Years ago

I'm getting too old for strategy games. Even 4X. I can't see for freshwater carp, these days. Of course, I was born with the unfortunate condition of having optic nerves like silly string, as such I can't say my sight was ever very good. But it gets worse with age.

There's too much small text involved in it. And even if I could handle all of that, I'd get eye-strain so bad it'd ruin what little I have left. It's a shame, because 4X games often have really interesting ideas regarding setting and denizens thereof. I'm saddened that I can't play them.

Happy for those that can, though.

Sword of the Stars, for me, was always a stand out setting. The Pit I absolutely adored for all the critters it let me play as without being a 4X (and thus something I could actually poke). Not that I was terribly good at it, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. The Liir, the Morrigi, the Hivers, and so on! Marvellous critters. I really wish we could see that kind of diversity in more RPGs.

The Allayi look equally as fascinating to me. Their visual design is striking and stands out from the crowd of usual generic fantasy tosh. That's the way of 4X though, isn't it? So much creativity locked into a genre I'll never be able to play. Grump.

But still, for those that can? Happy they get something so incredibly nifty.