Every week we scour the internet to find all things indie MMO related stuff, so you don’t have to. This week, we’ve got a ton of alpha and beta news, lots of blog posts outlining patch updates, and even a few studios changing the direction of their development. But hey, why waste time telling you what you’ll find below when you can already read it. So let’s stop wasting time and get started with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.
The new Amberfall Mines area is now open to adventurers. With the update, the level cap is increased to 7, new monsters and new quests and much more. You can check Note and subscribe to Alpha on Aether Story Website.
Forum member hupa beat me to this, but Clockwork Labs shared one blog post that sheds light on the skill system in BitCraft. Instead of using combat qualifications as an overall character’s level, characters will be defined by their specialization into specific occupations. So instead of being a level 20 player, you will be identified as a level 20 Smith or a level 30 hunter.
After last week’s World Update 0 patch, the developer Might & Delight is changing focus. Citing TMO’s need to build the foundation instead of “wrapping a towel around it,” the team will only work on fixing bugs over the next few months rather than splitting resources by working on new content. You can read blog post Robot Steam page.
Chimeraland has been going strong since its release on January 6. This week, a New server has been openedbut there is no word yet on when players outside the limited release in Southeast Asia will get a chance to experience it Chimeraland. Until that day comes, you can stay very active Chimeraland Twitter to stay up to date with all that MMO has to offer, as the tweet shows Chimeraland Cookbook with 157 stat boosting recipes.
?? Chimeraland Cookbook ?? Confused about which formula to choose? ?? ?? Not sure how to cook that winning meal to boost all the right stats? Well, look no further! I’ve created a handy cookbook filled with helpful recipes! ??#Chimeraland #Tutorial #ChimeralandCookbook pic.twitter.com/AkJxRl8CgU
– Chimeraland (@Chimeraland) February 19, 2022
Live-1 War 88 begins on Wednesday. The starting conditions can be seen below.
It took a couple of weeks longer than expected, but the HUD overhaul and interface backend rework has finally arrived. Weekly update 306. The update includes a new minimap, a visual remake of the chat interface, and a new quick access bar. All remakes bring back the visuals of these components in line with other recent visual upgrades and will provide players with a more immersive and intuitive user interface.
With this week’s update, pets have been added Hordes.io. Along with the new mini-block companions, the update also includes a rework of the trader and general bug fixes. You can view the full patch notes on Hordes.io website.
The Legend of Aria
The original manuscript of The Legend of Aria White paper was released this week, giving players and investors an idea of how the NFT and pay to earn are integrated into Loudspeaker. The new version will include a $500 fee for NFT character creation, a character mating system with up to 7 offspring per character ($200-$290 per mating), and an NFT marketplace with 5% transaction fee.
The full version of the Aplha 5.0 featured trailer was released on Wednesday. The video shows New skills, dungeons and bosses which players will find in the Alpha 5.0 beta next week.
It was Announcement this week that Palia will be free to play. And to answer it before you have a chance to ask, the cash shop will just be cosmetics. You can read blog post stating why behind the decision to go F2P.
Blasphemy Twitter posted a tweet this week highlighting how the team used Instant Terra software to help create the world of Semisus. This is a good read if you’re interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the mysteries of game development.
Hello community! Today, we want to introduce you to Instant Terra: an amazing piece of software we’ve partnered with and used to help us bring Semisus to life, developed by @wysilab. pic.twitter.com/klzUGoj0Ze
– Obscene MMORPG (@ProfaneMMO) February 18, 2022
Simulogics is still looking for more streamers than before PU launch on Steam. If you are interested, you can find detailed information this. And don’t forget to check out what else is going on with Development Log #322.
Kingdom of the Mad God
There are four posts for RotMG blog this week. You can read them all this.
This week, Beast Burst Entertainment continued their series of classroom discussions with the Necromancer. Still there time to chime about what you think would make the perfect Necro.
The team also posted a video announcing the upcoming demo to be held March 14-18 for all. Supported and honored accounts.
I know that TitanReach no more, but I don’t have any other segments to list this (well, maybe under Legend of Aria, but this is completely unrelated to that game). Anyway, since last week’s column suggested a discussion of NFT, I wanted to guide anyone interested in Article is underwhelming about scam MMOs.
A Township Tale
Community Manager Cayde posted Alta Diary #3 this week. This Alta Log shows the development being done on the Mission Climbing Tower. PC players will be happy to know that they will receive all the updates and changes to their version once the Tower of Missions goes live.
Villagers & Heroes
The developers did not go into details of the exploit, but they issued a 6-week ban on anyone who participated in the exploit. Site Mining. The exploit will be removed with Monday’s patch, but take this as a fair warning that Mad Otter Games doesn’t turn a blind eye to cheaters like some of the larger development studios often do.
The Wagadu . Chronicles
This week, developer Twinn Drums shared a overview of features is being put into testing the upcoming Alpha-1. The 11-part tweet covers everything from character creation to skills to clan territory control through the Waka system.
Hello! Today you will get an overview of some of the features of our closed Alpha-1. ???? Alpha tester apps available when you subscribe to our newsletter: https://t.co/7FHfZUwcc4Are you ready to see what we have lined up???? pic.twitter.com/8kZpc1v7r0
– The Wagadu Chronicles | Install MMORPG & 5E (@WagaduChronicle) February 17, 2022
Zenith: The Last City
Together with a hotfix patch (20999) solving some of the biggest issues from the previous patch, RamenVR also opens Zenith Public Test Realm this week. Any player who wants to join the PTR can find the details this.
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