Indie MMO Spotlight: Full Speed Ahead
Each week we scour the web for all things indie MMO related so you don’t have to. This week we have some news about an upcoming beta and some cool new features to talk about. Let’s not waste any more time and get started with this week’s indie MMO spotlight.
Easter may have come and gone, but the Easter holiday rankings are still there aether history. Collect as many eggs as you can before the end of the month to win a pet that will carry over into Alpha and beyond.
Old Journal 5, A Scholar’s Rant, was posted this week. In it, we hear a scholar wail about how much easier his job would have been if he had lived generations ago, much like the boomers remember their youth.
It’s been a busy week in the world of chimera land. A Pet Appearance Editor was added to the game on Wednesday, followed by the announcement of one Pet Dye Makeover Challenge. Players have until April 28th to submit their newly colored pets to win multiple prizes.
Finally the chimera came in chimera land in this week. You can check out Proxima Beta’s take on this legendary beast in the video below.
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Closed Beta 2 Patch 2.5 went live this week and you can find the patch notes here. The closed beta ends on Monday, so you still have a few hours to make your final jumps into Fotruna III before the server shuts down.
A few devblog posts this week gave an in-depth look at some of the new updates coming with the Athena patch. First, there is an overview of the new system map overhaul. After reading how the new map will help you navigate the Helios system better, you can check out the second post covering how the Updates to the Lua brings many features requested by the community dual universe.
Ember Sword held its Pre-Alpha Technical Test Phase 2 this week. A post on the Ember Sword Discord stated that the test “went so well that the team has already learned everything we need,” and the Phase 3 test scheduled for Monday was canceled. For those interested, you can a Phase 2 live stream replay on the Ember Sword Twitch Channel.
The Roadmap Q&A stream scheduled for April 19th has been moved to April 29th. And for everyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of broken onlinethat official audiobooks were posted to the FO Youtube channel.
With only a few minor corrections due to the shortened holiday week, Weekly update 316 has been filled with community content instead of making major system changes. Some may find this format better than the regular one.
Hey 3D artists out there, listen up. Team 21 Studio is looking for a Senior Environment Artist. You can apply here. And if you think you have what it takes to become a Senior VR Game Developer, you can apply here.
Jandi team is looking for volunteer translators for Crazy world. If you could help translate into French, Italian, Spanish (European, Latin), Portuguese (European, Brazilian), German, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Bulgarian, Polish, Czech, Malaysian, Filipino or Indonesian, you can find out Fill out apply from their Google form.
Version 0.1.17.0 was released this week. The new version brings with it a new seasonal boss kill ranking system. New solo versions of bosses have also been added for those looking for more challenging fights.
We have seen a lot profane Concept art and creature imagery lately, but this week Insane shared some of the audio team’s work. A clip posted on YouTube highlights this Woodland music the team has been working on.
Project F4E Second prologue season started this week. The season ends today (Sunday April 24th) so hopefully you got a chance to collect your season points. If not, the next season is scheduled for the end of May.
Project Gorgon is currently 50% discount on Steam. The sale lasts until May 2nd. If you are not sure whether to buy the game even with a 50% discount, you can also download a free demo from the Steam site to try it out.
Tuesday’s development log #331 was short and sweet, which ties in with the Steam release of Wealthy Universe On Wednesday. If you haven’t already, be sure to check them out PU Steam page to download the game and give a short review.
If the other job postings in this article don’t suit you, Living Phoenix Entertainment is looking for a few Community Managers. You can find all the requirements and the application process here here.
Realm of the mad god
The 3rd generation of STs and the new bleed mechanic were introduced this week. You can read about the changes on the RotMG To blog.
scars of honor
This week’s discussion focused on a classic fantasy and MMO race, the orc. Be sure to head over to the forums and give your input on how the team can create the best Orcs possible.
Ship of Heroes
Heroic Games Corporation announced this week that the Player Housing Beta takes place from May 5th to 8th. You can Sign up for the beta here.
A new developer vlog was released this week. The video covers the incorporation of Station Siege into the PTU, the formation of the Player Council, and other minor issues. starbase is currently 50% cheaper on Steam. The offer runs until May 2nd.
Villagers & Heroes
Patch 4.74.1 was deployed this week. All improvements and bug fixes can be found in the Sticky Notes.
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