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Legion: The Eternal War is an open-world, faction based, no P2W, high-fantasy MMORPG. Join us as we change the face of the genre, bring a living breathing world filled with deep lore to life and contribute towards a different style of competitive PvP.
Created by Nexus Division, INC.
It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

68 backers pledged $4,833 to help bring this project to life.

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From all of us at Nexus Division, we welcome you to the Official campaign for Legion: The Eternal War. Our team is very excited to push Legion into the spotlight over the coming months and show our work off to a larger audience. Development is never easy, but the past year has taken Legion from an idea to a fully fleshed out game. It’s taken Nexus Division from a bunch of dreamers to industry professionals creating an MMORPG experience unlike anything you’ve seen before.  Through countless hours and long sleepless nights, Legion is forming into the game that we know you’ll love for many years to come.

We at Nexus are a dedicated, passionate team with a huge vision. We’ve got skin in the game. We’ve put our lives and our livelihoods into making Legion happen. Legion is our passion project. Our hope is to flesh out a universe with depth and explore stories that we’ve always wanted to tell.

But that can’t happen without you. Our community. We’re crowdfunding.

Rewards for backers

Backers are the lifeblood of this project. Every backer is considered a potential resource for ideas, feedback, testing, story, and more. We talk to our backers daily to gauge what our game looks, feels, and plays like. Backing Legion: The Eternal War means entering into a devout community of avid gamers who want to be part in helping Legion succeed. We get harsh feedback when we fail and uplifting praise when we do things well. By listening to our steadfast backers and keeping Nexus tuned into the community, we seek to give backers a real voice in shaping Legion. That and we have some fantastic early rewards and perks for those helping us hit the ground running!

Do you want to be part of something greater?

We can’t thank our community enough for getting us here so far. If Legion: The Eternal War sounds like the game you’ve always wanted but never had, that’s a good sign that you need to become a backer.

You need to be part of this process and help us as we craft a vision together. A vision of gameplay systems and rich-lore that becomes a timeless experience in gaming history. We look forward to building this together and hope you’ll be part of that foundation.

If you’ve been here since the beginning, you’ve seen Legion slowly changing and evolving into the game it is today. Our first major launch (The base game) is still in early development. Legion ultimately offers key things we’ve always desired in an Online RPG while constantly growing into something more.

 

Legion: The Eternal War is high-fantasy set in a world torn apart by perpetual war. Two races fight constantly to eradicate each other after a rift tore through the world, changing everything. 

 

We want to give players the opportunity to carve out a niche in this world, whether it’s leading a homegrown player-based army or chopping wood to sell at the market.

 

  •       High stakes PVP and combat focus
  •       Bases, hubs, castles, and systems to build your kingdom
  •       A dynamic map with our unique tug-of-war system
  •       Systems for roleplay, character development, and more than just combat
  •       An in-house economy that uses players to run the world
  •       Deep rich lore going back years and constantly asking the player to learn and soak up this universe

Rhyfell World Map

The world of Legion: The Eternal War

 

While lore is held close to the chest for now, a few details have managed to make it to the outside world. Legion places you into a unique time in our world’s history. As legends are want to do, some of this may change, but from what we know so far, this is Rhyfell. 

 

The land of Rhyfell was a peaceful land. Peaceful for as many centuries as we can tell. Two major races, Elves and Humans lived in relative harmony going about their daily lives and engaged in productive politics. 

 

This alliance between the two races shattered after the heart of Rhyfell surged with energy forever creating a split in the land known as the Rift. Rhyfell quickly fell into chaos. 

 

Blood stains the once rich soil from Humans and Elves. The world changing event broke homes, cities, fortresses, and made the peaceful land fill with horrors and war. People scrambled to protect what land and resources they had remaining. Everything changed in the wake of the Rift event. 

 

This is where your story begins.

Players will be immersed in a world where everything they do has an impact on the war raging around them. War is a constant, brutal reality. Unexpected PvP conflicts arrive in the form of roaming players belonging to enemy factions, fights break out from contesting an enemy faction for land and resources. The day may consist of simply defending what you have staked out as a home for your guild. 

 

However in a world full of conflict there is more to do than guard the front lines. 

 

Inner faction politics, quarrels, crafting, resource gathering and other various PvE activities will be offered in Legion all wrapped in an engaging, immersive storyline for your selected faction. We know true roleplaying is important to so many in the MMORPG genre and desire to give tools as well for those who want to be whatever they desire in this broken, scarred world.

 

Our factions declared war against each other long ago and you will choose your place amidst the chaos. 

Gameplay and systems

Legion is a huge undertaking by Nexus Division and like all new journeys will have ups and downs. Currently we are testing and working to implement new systems and traditional systems into Legion. While some of this may change, you can expect deep lore, beautiful story moments, and some killer PvP.

Factions

Faction Vs Faction conflict is one of the largest aspects of Legion. In order to drive the PvP action we’ve been searching for from an MMORPG, factions have a sizeable area between them to conquer and explore. You can remain a pacifist but to progress you’ll eventually need to engage in the Eternal War. 

 

As of now players can expect to reach level 40 before they are forced to participate in battle and start collecting Enemy Kill points. Unique systems such as KP allow players to grow in gear, influence, and more.

Class System
The class system is currently based on the activities you partake in and the stat points that you choose. Our progression system will track your actions and level you accordingly based on what you do the most. In addition to this, your stat points will determine what gear you can equip and how efficient you are at using the equipment.

Combat Mechanics

Our combat mechanics are action-based and dynamic, they require skill, accuracy and critical thinking in order to overcome AI and enemy players. There will be many techniques to defeat players regardless of level advantages. 

 

In keeping with the balance that many MMORPG’s fail to keep, we seek to avoid P2W mechanics. Our goal is for combat to just feel good. Responsive. And like you have a chance to win even in the most dire circumstances.

 

Like all things, balancing this will be difficult at first but we seek to constantly improve that.

AI Mechanics
Enemy creatures will have access to ranged attacks, melee combos, dodge system, magical spells. The AI will be smart and as innovative as possible with regard to the different ways they live, interact, and inhabit Rhyfell. Ai is never easy to build and especially Ai that balances difficult interactions with humans. Overtime we hope the enemies and animals in Rhyfell to feel as if they live and breath outside of your purview.
Enemy Kill Points
EK’S or Enemy Kill Points are a system we are using to fuel PvP. Killing enemies, engaging in faction conflicts, overtaking an enemy castle. All of this accumulates EK and these points can be used to trade, grab new gear, and fund other unique bonuses, generally speaking EK points are a type of currency. 

Players will be immersed in a world where everything you do could have an impact on the war raging around you. There will be opportunities for you to get heavily involved in PvP conflicts in the form of roaming players belonging to the enemy faction, contesting the enemy faction for land and resources or simply defending what you have staked out as a home for your guild. However in a world full of conflict there is more to be done that engage in the front lines. Inner faction political quarrels, crafting, resource gathering and other various PvE activities will be offered in Legion all wrapped in an engaging, immersive story line for your selected faction.

PVE

PvP is a huge focus with Legion. It would be unrealistic to say that you can avoid it (Although we do hope to avoid any form of trolls other than mythical creatures.) While Legion is PvP driven, we know that one of the best ways to play a game is getting lost in stories of ancient cities. Laughing from hilarious characters. Feeling like the world is alive. 

 

PvE players, we won’t forget you. In fact, we expect timely unique story content to be coming out regularly and keep you engaged with our world.

 

Legion considers PvP as a feature of the larger end game world of Rhyfell. That being said, players can still expect hours of Role-Playing gameplay as you discover the roots of Rhyfell. New creatures, ancient entities, and explore dark caverns. If you progress your character enough, you can journey into the Rift to try and save Rhyfell from the Eternal War that plagues it and the horrors that come out at night.

Reputation
We are implementing a reputation system. That means story based actions have consequences. Want stellar gear? Don’t anger the Blacksmith! Want to get into the deepest parts of the capital city? You may need to make your faction rank higher and declare war on others. Reputation matters. Our system hopes to be story-driven but also allow room for roleplaying and guild reputation systems as well with unique perks and benefits.


Player-Driven Economy
Capitalism baby! Everyone loves a free market. Especially raiders. Our economy will be player driven and hopefully overtime find a unique balance that feels natural and enjoyable for newbies and old school players. The backbone of buying power, you can expect to transform raw gold into tradable coins, open vending shops to sell your resources or even arrange consistent trade agreements with allianced guilds based on what high amounts of the available resources you have in reach. We will have abundant resources and premium resources as well while avoiding any form of P2W mechanics.


Survival Aspects
Small survival aspects bring more meaning to crafting and cooking systems, you can expect minor effects from hunger and thirst such as low health. Food gives mana and stamina regeneration. You will not die from a lack of food or water but light mechanics allow us to make more interesting systems. Other aspects like weather and temperature are currently being discussed but the goal is to keep Legion fun without requiring hours of random player maintenance.


Immersive Storyline
Connect yourself with our lore as you not only learn history but you create it as well, players actions when dealing with the main global questline will impact the entire server, get ready to solve mysteries and puzzles as you struggle to cure Rhyfell of its curse. Become a hero or villain, either way, become a legend!


Criminal Status
At launch Legion will be focused on two alliances at war, this means you could assume your alliance is friendly by default, while this may be true, players can opt towards criminal status and push away from their alliance, this criminal status is accompanied by a reputation system which distinguishes your loyalty towards your alliance. That means unique options may arrive in the future such as a third ex-patriot faction. The community will help decide this.

The term magic means so much in Legion. As we explore the limits of our creativity between developers and community, magic will not only be used for combat but you can expect to see magic involved with our story line, character progression and even basic day to day tasks. We seek to balance this with those who hate or war against magic but for those into spellcraft, it’s an awesome skill.

We will be releasing a Magic Spell Development roadmap very soon!

The storyline of Legion is first introduced by the mysteries of The Rift, you will discover ways to enter the rift and travel deep inside. Players can find out why the Rift is corrupt and how it came into existence. This is just the beginning of your journey and in time you’ll learn much.

We will be releasing a Storyline Development roadmap very soon!

Players can tame creatures and animals which turns them into resources to be used for trade and consumption by other players, you can breed farm animals, mounts or even shoulder pets. Some will become best friends with a fur pal. Others will use them for the purpose of trading.

We will be releasing a AI Development roadmap very soon!

Strongholds
Players can own and operate their own castle fortress as a team. A number of features are to accompany this system as we are planning on allowing claimable land zones for the player to build and craft as they please. You can lose your castle to a raid or take ownership of enemy fortresses with planned attacks. It’s the bread and butter of guild conflict so it’s important to make a stronghold powerful.


Politics
Guilds and alliances are often ruled by the person who created the guild but they have to rule well! This can be easily changed by allowing the players who are ranked high enough to vote, you could switch your guild-leader every X amount of days if things are not working out correctly. Different political systems are possible as well. Perhaps instead of earning KP, you’ll want to bribe the official nearby.


Messenger Bird
Since everyone is on edge and war is a constant reality, Legion features a messenger bird system that allows guilds to send offers relating to trade, war, alliance, and even purchase defense services in a time of need. We will be exploring many creative approaches with this system such as allowing players to shootdown birds in the air and intercept the messages. Look for some unique takes on mail in the future!

Game Events
Do you remember deep lore based games on PC? Games that oozed background and a living breathing world? Studios used to produce games that felt alive and rich. While many modern games have dabbled in this territory, Legion is the game that we wanted. The game designed for us.

 

Legion will experience weekly events which bring a large social gathering together to join in on some alternative game-play fun, you can expect to see city vs city, deathmatches, pvp competitions and more.

You will experience both a medieval world by day and the curse of the rift by night, since the opening of the portal of hell located at the center of the rift, the world has suffered greatly by its existence, as daylight turns to dusk the darkness spreads across the land making for an unpleasant experience for travelers, the world becomes filled with horrifying creatures and events which take place, once daylight breaches again the evil is returned to the rift and the world changes to its typical medieval environment.

That word alone can cause a collective sigh to rise up among dedicated PC gamers. How many of us have been burnt before by lofty visions and startup companies who didn’t deliver? Why would Nexus be different?

Crowdfunding is the key to success for some small developers but they have to deliver on the promises that they make.

We understand this. We understand because Nexus ourselves is filled with programmers, writers, developers who have thrown money into the ring with projects and who’ve thrown money in with our own personal projects.

Unlike established brands with a publisher and allocated costs to create a product, Nexus Division relies on volunteered time by professionals who seek to create an amazing game. The reality though is our dream game will never be obtainable when developers are working two jobs while creating Legion. When resources are constantly split between our personal lives and our developer lives.

Our crowdfunding goals help us to fund our staff and development team. It also helps us to purchase the necessary materials for building a top-notch game. Whether it’s hiring outside help or building a strong enough system for testing and design purposes. It also helps us build the foundation and infrastructure for a huge project.

Crowdfunding is also not our only means of obtaining financial resources as well, we are strategically pursuing relationships with key businesses that have a like-minded strategy.

But that scares us, because as you’ve all seen with large-scale entities and publishers out of control. Money comes with strings attached.

Crowdfunding allows us to faithfully pursue Legion while letting our backers be involved. Through private forums, discord, and interaction with us, Legion backers get a real say in the direction that Eternal War takes. And we mean that. We are committed to listening to feedback, communicating quickly, humbly admitting our flaws, and building something great together. We can’t do that linked to a large-scale publisher who cares more about bottom-line financials than creating something beautiful.

Legion: The Eternal War is being developed by Nexus Division, an independent coalition of 13 individuals including programmers, animators, artists, and writers with respectable experience in their fields. While the game is still early in development, a wealth of progress has already been made, and the game is already available on Steam for limited access testing. Over 40,000 testers have registered for game keys and the project has already been publicized via multiple news outlets. As demonstrated by the game’s growing community, the developing project is already generating interest in the public.

Legion is currently in a state of developing server infrastructure and coding. We have a strong enough foundation to see the outline of how Legion: The Eternal War will look but currently have systems like combat, spells, building, guilds, and more already starting to take final form.

We have showcased here our most recent development videos:

Our initial goal is to raise $650,000 in funding. This number seems outrageous to that outside of the industry, but in an industry where the average wages exceed $90,000 USD per year, this will give a modest funding boost to our staffing.

This also allows us to purchase equipment (Workstation computers), contract developers for certain parts, create our server infrastructure, and build something huge.

Beyond our initial goals, we have several stretch goals that will allow us to expand our scope and broaden our vision.

What happens if we don’t get enough funding?

While crowdfunding is an important part of our long-term strategy, we also realize that crowdfunding is not dependable in the long-term. We are seeking additional funding and have tens of thousands of capital being allocated that is currently in negotiations.

More funding means more opportunity but it can come with strings attached. So we are committed to only pursuing business relationships that are invested in the growth of our vision rather than our wallets.

We are dedicated to investing everything we have into making Legion: The Eternal War a timeless classic in gaming history. Many of us have invested hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in the pre-development phase. Some of the aspects that are lacking can only come from the successful development of Legion such as a physical office space, support and ticketing systems, customer support, and a larger game portfolio.

Is it too early to be crowdfunding?

Not at all! Legion: The Eternal War has been doing very well in the early stages of development. We have many concepts ready to design and implement, systems we are retooling, and more. Supporting us now is supporting a product that will change, maybe messy, and will potentially be different. So it is riskier. We are committed to being transpartent about that though, the community of backers have full control on how we design the future of the title.

In an industry lacking transparency, we don’t want to overhype things and disappoint backers. We do believe though that backing our product now is one of the best opportunities to have a voice in what Legion will look and feel like. Our discord and community are very active and as we grow in resources and project scope increases, we hope to heavily involve them in the process of development.

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