So here is a surprise,
On the Gameloft podcast that was released just a few hours ago, it was announced that Order and Chaos Online will be coming soon to Facebook! To me this came as a total surprise, because I assumed the next information we would be getting about O&C would involve update news or Gamelofts plan to address some of the fixes players have been begging for. Having An O & C Facebook game definitely comes out of left field, but what is the effect to the existing Order and Chaos community?
Bringing Order and Chaos to Facebook is a fantastic way to ensure that our beloved game continues to grow and stay continually updated. In browser micro payment based MMORPGs are a huge market these days and Order and Chaos is moving more and more to a micro payment based MMO then ever before (debatable as to whether thats good for players). The natural question that arises is whether iOS, Android, and Facebook players will be able to play together in the same world (something android players are furiously waiting to be able to do with existing iOS players). Well moments ago this was clarified on the official forums by Gameloft employee Sand.
I see that the great news has already reached you – O&C is being launched on Facebook.
And of course it has aroused a ton of questions and concerns – I get it.
At the moment we can tell that this is a separate-platform game. This means that the FB players will have to start their chars anew.
Secondly, I truly understand your concern about how this may influence the iOS and Android players.
Guys please stay assured that iOSes and Androids have not dropped in the Devs’ list of priorities. They are working hard to give you the update as soon as possible, as well as to take care of your bugs and other issues.”
What do we think? Will the MUCH larger pool of Facebook players turn our beloved mobile experience into some second rate port that never gets updates?…or is having more Order and Chaos Online in the world only a good thing as it will keep Gamelofts interests in supporting the game peeked? Let us know in the comments.