Every week, we scour the web for all issues indie MMO-related so that you don’t must. This week evidently blockchain and NFT information is on the rise with two extra builders mentioning a transfer to include crypto into their MMOs. With funding at all times a significant concern for smaller builders I assume it was solely a matter of time. However hey, there’s a number of optimistic information to cowl as nicely, so let’s give up losing time specializing in the unfavourable and get began with this week’s Indie MMO Highlight.
The Amberfall Mines patch now has a launch date. Gamers will be capable to enter the mines beginning on Monday, February 14, at 5pm ET. For these in a position to play video games on essentially the most sacred of relationship holidays (preserve your important different glad and wait till Tuesday), there can be a launch occasion with on-stream and in-game occasions, so cease by and take house a brand new pet.
Each week, BitCraft tweets out a small blurb about some aspect of the sport. This week they’d a brief video displaying the completely different phases of roads, from dust to cement. Who else can’t wait to get their palms on this recreation?
So many locations to go. pic.twitter.com/sE0TbHO1Uk
— BitCraft (@BitCraftOnline) February 8, 2022
E book of Travels
Even with a diminished group, developer Would possibly & Delight is making good on its promise to convey new content material to the TMO E book of Travels. On February 8, a brand new patch introduced a plethora of bug fixes, however the spotlight of the patch was the addition of recent areas to discover. Together with a mountainous forest space connecting Western Charwood to Lakatos Inlet, a brand new outmark (aka dungeon) was added.
Damaged Ranks is becoming a member of in on Valentine’s Day festivities with an in-game occasion. From Monday the 14th by means of Monday the twenty first, gamers will be capable to join the party to earn the Valentine’s Day Boots pores and skin. There was additionally a information publish this week outlining some upcoming changes to the premium currency and cash shop options.
The Cycle: Frontier
Scratticus is again with extra TC:F clips with one other episode of Life on Fortuna 3. On this week’s episode, Scratticus shares clips from a current Accomplice Unique Playtest. It’s certain to hype followers up for the upcoming Beta Test in March.
The Panacea Replace went dwell this week. The replace provides the brand new Vertex Precision Software, shipwrecks, and the change to Group Development Slots. These are simply the tip of the iceberg, so you’ll want to try the full release notes for the entire adjustments, bug fixes, and UI updates included within the Panacea Replace.
There’s a Discord Emoji contest occurring now by means of March 11 for the Fractured Online Discord channel. All of you creative varieties have an opportunity to win a T-shirt and have your customized FO emoji used on the Discord. You will discover the principles here. Good luck!
If you happen to’ve been ready for the proper time to check out Gloria Victis, it’s 50% off on Steam till Monday morning. As for the Weekly Replace, Black Eye Video games nonetheless wants extra time to finalize the interface replace and new match map, so Update 305 has been relegated to minor bug fixes solely.
Legends of Aria
In line with an announcement by Joseph Rubin on the Legends of Aria Discord, Citadel Studios has been acquired by Reaper Games. Along with displaying off a couple of screenshots of the group’s work on a brand new 3D model of LoA, Joseph additionally shared his new imaginative and prescient for the MMO – blockchain integration and NFTs. The present servers, Ethereal Moon and Crimson Sea, will stay and be rebranded as Legends of Aria Traditional.
I’m not precisely certain when or why announcement teasers turned a preferred advertising and marketing ploy, however Mad World revealed a brand new Alpha 5.0 replace teaser trailer this week.
One other giant patch has been launched for Margonem. The patch notes could be discovered on the Steam page.
A new introduction dungeon has been added to Mist Legacy. Not solely does the dungeon introduce new gamers to the sport mechanics, however the dungeon additionally incorporates a number of new options which have been added to the sport engine itself.
Though the IMS often sticks to the smaller indie builders, I’m so enthusiastic about Palia I needed to embody it on this week’s roundup anyway. Palia is nearly able to enter the Alpha part and restricted invitations are being despatched out, principally to those that signed up on the website.
Patch 0.3.4 is now dwell. You will discover the patch notes on the Past Fate Steam page.
There’s a brand new thread on Profane Twitter protecting the Portinus tradition. From idea artwork to musical tastes, the thread fills you in on every thing it’s good to find out about these free-willed individuals.
Good day, group!At present we can be crusing the waters of the Portinus tradition, diving deep to grasp what strikes these individuals ahead and the method of making them. pic.twitter.com/gb3X9EPCp9
— Profane MMORPG (@ProfaneMMO) February 11, 2022
Improvement Replace #321 is out, and it’s a giant one. This week Michi and Fabian cowl their work on the current Atlas update, whereas Nick talks about all issues PR.
Realm of the Mad God
Scars of Honor
This week the Scars of Honor group reached out to the group for perception on the Mage class. Just like the Druid and Murderer discussions, every day the group was requested for his or her opinion on a particular side of the category. You’ll be able to take part on the dialogue on the SoH forums.
A brand new giant replace has been launched for Starbase. It covers greater than we will checklist right here, so try the full patch notes on the Starbase Steam web page or watch the video under.
The as soon as useless after which revived TitanReach is useless once more. We by no means actually obtained a lot details about the angel investor that saved TR the primary time, however it seems as if that funding supply is gone. The farewell message mentions a design change that may have encompassed NFTs, so many right here will in all probability not mourn its passing.
A Township Story
A brand new patch is out for A Township Story. Nicknamed the “Plethora Patch,” the replace covers each the Quest and PC variations. You’ll be able to learn the total patch notes here.
Trials of Ascension
It’s been a bit since we obtained a video from the Trials of Ascension group however the drought is over. This week they popped off a brief video of a mage taming a Kindrake pet.
Villagers & Heroes
V&H has its justifiable share of vacation occasions, and Valentine’s Day isn’t any exception with the arrival of Sugarsweet Summit. This Valentine’s Day is further particular although, because it additionally marks the arrival of otter mounts to V&H. In celebration of the water-loving mounts, you may register for an opportunity to win one within the Otto Lotto, however you’ll have to hurry because the deadline for entry is Monday as 12pm ET.
The Early Entry launch on Steam has been delayed. The brand new date is now slated for February 28.
The Wagadu Chronicles
Twin Drums is now accepting purposes for Closed Alpha testers for The Wagadu Chronicles. All you must do is subscribe to their newsletter and fill out the appliance once they ship them out.
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— Maria Gatta (@M_Gatta) February 9, 2022
Struggle of Dragnorox
Truine Studios revealed their February Replace for Struggle of Dragnorox. The replace served as extra of a teaser for sieges and a category and fight replace, promising extra data coming quickly. If you happen to’re searching for a extra substantial serving to of data, you may try https://youtu.be/2A5udxrnrCU?t=1070 the place Inventive Director Josh Caba discusses the imaginative and prescient behind Struggle of Dragnorox and extra.
Zenith: The Final Metropolis
Despite the fact that Zenith had a very fashionable launch, Ramen VR continues to be busy at work making the VRMMO larger and higher. A new patch this week added an up to date tutorial and a horde of recent quests that ought to present a much less grindy path to degree 40. There have been some adjustments that had been lower than in style, although, and Game Director Andy addressed the issue (and rather more) in a weblog publish on Friday.
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