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Introduction to Survival Ascension -- the MMORPG Open World Survival Sandbox Video Game

I'm sure a lot of you are curious what Survival Ascension is all about. If you've ever played a survival game, that's a pretty good place to start on imagining what the game might be like. When you start out in Survival Ascension, you will start in a first-person mode, alone in the wild. You will need to collect resources and learn to use the environment around you to survive. There will be both passive and hostile creatures around, so you will also need to figure out how to defend yourself (or at least get good at running and hiding).

Like certain other survival games, you will be able to tame, raise, and breed the creatures which share the land with you. You will also be able to hunt them for food and resources. Many of those creatures you will be able to ride either directly or when equipped with an appropriate saddle.

Unlike other survival games, Survival Ascension is focused on staying true-to-life on what's physically possible in the real world. This places various limits on what you can and cannot do both as a character in the game and through use of the creatures you tame. For example, resource quantities will refer to a number of kilograms of a given material. If you happen to tame a large eagle-like bird, you should not expect it to carry hundreds of kilograms of materials into the air -- at least not without a little assistance.

Also unlike other survival games, you will truly need to work your way up the technology tree from the beginning. Don't expect to jump straight into building thatch, cobblestone, or wooden structures. Instead, you will want to start out focusing on how to actually build a fire. Knowing how you would go about building one in real life will be immensely helpful and that knowledge will carry over directly into the game. Similarly, your first structure will likely be a simple Lean-to.

The earliest technologies in the game are based on the earliest technologies in human history. And, just like in real life, there will be multiple ways to accomplish most things. Your approach to starting a fire will depend on the resources you have at your disposal, and that will in-turn impact what other options open up in the technology tree. A little knowledge about the history of human invention will serve you well in this game.

But, Survival Ascension is not just a survival game. There is much more to the game than character progression, personally constructed items and structures, and tames.

Stay tuned for more details in the next update...

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