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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of game is Dominus?

Dominus is a science fiction Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game.

How is Dominus different from other MMORPGs?

Dominus is a science fiction MMO with three different factions. Each homeworld is safe from attack, but the rest of the galaxy is open to all for exploration and battle.

We offer a real reason for player versus player combat: Control of Dominus, the only planet in the galaxy with the element (Prime) necessary for technological advancement, weapons of war, and defense. Players in control of Dominus harvest Prime - and invent/create uses for it as well.

Later this summer, we'll have a lot to say about player driven content, the bounty system, player inventions, story events conducted by employees, and more.

Who do I play as?

One of Three factions. Human or the alien Salent or Rodon.

When will Dominus launch?

Dominus is currently in closed beta. We will be making an official announcement in the near future, but we estimate Q2, 2012.

What are the minimum system requirements?

MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECS:
Windows XP SP3 / Vista / 7
Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2
2GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB+ / ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB+
10GB HDD Space
Broadband connection

Who is PitchBlack Games?

PitchBlack Games is a new developer in Phoenix, Arizona and our first release is Dominus. Our staff is comprised of industry veterans that worked on titles such as Guild Wars, D&D online, Warhammer, and SWTOR to name a few.

Will Dominus be a "free to play" title?

No.

How much will it cost?

Pricing will be announced closer to the game's launch.

What is the game rated?

It has not been rated but is targeting a "Teen" rating on the ESRB scale.

Will Dominus run on Mac?

No.

What languages does Dominus support?

English.

Where are the servers located?

Phoenix, Arizona

Are there guilds in Dominus?

Yes.

Can you describe the class/ability system in a nutshell?

There are 18 classes, six per faction. They are not "mirrored (meaning that a Salent tank - a warrior archetype - has the same skills as a Rodon or Human tank). While all three factions have the same archetypes, and the archetypes do share some skills, they also possess unique skills.

You will choose your class during character creation, and enter the world with five skills. Other skills will unlock as you gain skill points, until you have a total of fifteen. Each skill has ten levels, and there are no limits as to when you can max out the skill, except the number of skill points you have.

There are a total of 1000 skill points to be earned. They are earned one at a time, by filling up an experience bar. Fill the bar, get a point. Everything you can do in Dominus grants experience. Some encounters are tuned to grant multiple skill points if you complete them when you have relatively few points to your name.

Because each new skill level requires more points than the level before it, you will not be able to maximize all of your skills. Maximized skills often carry important bonuses, such as the ability to have the skill affect your entire group.

The ability to reallocate your skill points (known as a respec, short for respecialization) will not be difficult. You will not be able to respec during a battle, or even in the middle of a battlefield. You will have to return to a trainer in order to respec. (Costs, if any, are undetermined at this time.)