Dark and Light General FAQ


Gameplay Questions
What kind of game is Dark and Light?
Dark and Light is an online sandbox survival RPG with heavy fantasy themes. Players will have the freedom to explore a massive world, master a wide variety of magic spells, tame wild creatures, and build their own settlements from the ground up.


Is Dark and Light single-player or online only?
Both! They believe that Dark and Light is best experienced on their official online servers with a bunch of other players, but you’ll be able to play offline in single-player or even host your own private server with specialized rulesets.


Isn’t this an MMO?
No. While Dark and Light’s world is persistent, not session-based, and contains some gameplay elements, themes, and mechanics similar to those seen in MMORPGs, it is not an MMORPG in the traditional sense. You’ll still be building up a character and upgrading attributes and skill trees in a persistent world, but due to the smaller server sizes and other nuances, they don’t consider it to be an MMORPG.


How does movement and combat work?
Dark and Light uses third-person action-style movement and combat controls. Both mouse + keyboard and gamepad controls will be supported during the Early Access launch.


What classes can I choose from when I make a character?
There actually aren’t any set classes in Dark and Light. There are two kinds of experience, character experience, which determines character level, and skill node experience. As your character level increases, you can assign points to various attributes (max HP, stamina, mana pool, etc.). Skill node experience is earned by completing actions related to a particular node, such as crafting items, creating spells, killing creatures, and more. Depending on how you play, you’ll naturally level up your most-used skills, but you can eventually max out every skill, even though doing so would require a pretty sizeable time investment.


Will we be able to form guilds in DnL?
Yep! They’re called Houses and they’re pretty standard fare as far as guilds go. Any player can form a House with any number of other players. You’ll have access to a House chat, special structures and items, shared privileges on storage units and tamed creatures, and more.


Is DnL pay-to-win?
No. While they may offer cosmetic items for purchase in-game, they have no plans on adding monetized items that will provide any sort of in-game advantage.


Are gamepads supported?
Yep! DnL natively supports PC-compatible gamepads.


Can I stream / make videos of Dark and Light?
Yep! They grant permission for the use of in-game footage and audio to any player who wants to make Dark and Light content.



Technical Questions

What’s the maximum server capacity?
Because they haven’t held any stress tests yet, they haven’t been able to determine an exact number. They will be aiming for 100 players on official servers, but they will be using the Early Access launch period to determine ideal server capacity and scale from there.


What are the recommended specs for running Dark and Light?
For the best experience, you’ll want something comparable to this build, but less powerful builds (i5 + 960GTX + 8GB RAM for example), will be able to run the game just fine on low to medium settings:
OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1/ Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i7-5820K 6x 3.3 GHz
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz (2x 8GB)
Video Card: GeForce GTX 1070 or higher
Hard Drive: At least 50 GB of free space
DirectX: DirectX 10


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