Every week we scour the internet to find all things indie MMO related stuff, so you don’t have to. This week has been full of news, most notably the launch of two highly anticipated titles in Ranking is broken and Zenith: The Last City. Talk about Zenithit and several other indie titles have made our list of VR MMO will be noticed in 2022. Still, with enough useful facilities, let’s start with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.
Thursday’s patch has been delayed. The team expects that an extra week is all it takes to get things done, so expect to see an update in the second half of the week.
It is rumored that deep within the Amberfall Mines is an ancient temple that holds a new magic. Can you find it and master a new spell? A new patch is coming #AetherStory on Thursday!#pixel art #mmorpg #gamedev #indie games #rpg Stay tuned for more updates. #screenshotsunday pic.twitter.com/S3q2yinKwh
– Phanxgames (@phanxgames) January 23, 2022
Ranking is broken
With high demand causing server issues on launch day, developer Whitemoon Games stated that they were, “a difficult night. Along with login issues, some players experience accidental banning of their IP address, while others have trouble purchasing Rating is broken’ premium currency.
A few weeks ago, Codevision posted their Open Beta roadmap. An update has been posted Cinderstone Discord that shows two of the three systems they need to perfect before the Beta is now complete. Only one more time to go.
City of Titans
In one New developer post, CoT Project lead, Chris “Warcabbit” Hare, discusses what’s available for 2022.
Novaquark pushed out some amendments to units that exploit and maintain territories this week. They also posted some more information about the upcoming Panacea update. They discussed how Vertex Precision Tools will give players more accuracy in construction, plan to address the organization building positionand then end the week with a Additional post on construction sites.
The v25 update rolled out on Friday, adding cosmetics, loyalty rewards, and a reworked chat. You can find the full patch notes here.
One of the Sword Ember Discord, this week’s WIP Wednesday post showed some of the herbs that potential crafters will collect. There’s also a cooking challenge going on, with four participants winning a piece of Solarwood land.
?? Calling all Thanabus Chefs, it’s time for you to shine! Represent your country by cooking its signature dish. Here’s how it works: – Choose 1 from the countries and cook a real dish. – Post it on Twitter with #ThanabusFood. – 4 people will win a piece of land in Solarwood. ?? pic.twitter.com/v1wP2BdIbq
– Ember Sword (@PlayEmberSword) January 28, 2022
Farwoods now there is one Official forum. Go ahead and start the discussion.
Fractured Online will keep it first Alpha weekend since announcing the partnership between Dynamight Studios and publisher Gamigo. The test will run from Friday, February 4 through Sunday, February 6 and is open to any Kickstarter backer, Founder Pack owner, and anyone signing up on FO website by Friday, January 28.
A new character growth tree has been added Weekly update 304. New trees add more depth to mining. 12 abandoned mines have also been added to the world. With the reduction of magnetic veins and siderites in the world, these new event areas will be highly competitive locations for high-level resource gathering.
Jandisoft next announcement Crazy world Alpha testing with new trailer rolled out earlier this week. There have been plenty of updates and improvements before the alpha, with over 20 new skills, 18 new elite monsters, and 3 new version dungeons to name but a few.
Alternum Game Studios posted Roadmap Q1-Q2 in 2022 this week. Along with new quests and quests, players can expect updates to the player’s housing, a new guide to help acclimate newcomers to Highsteppe, and two new dungeons. Testing will take place from February 23 to February 27.
A new tweet this week to discuss the crowd in Blasphemy. The tweet covers the creative process behind the Red Manatee, an aquatic creature that players will find along the rocky beaches of Semisus.
Hello community! Shall we talk to the crowd? We’re working on more creatures that will inhabit Semisus and help bring it to life in your daily adventures in our world. pic.twitter.com/UaFf4NvB8P
– Obscene MMORPG (@ProfaneMMO) January 28, 2022
Development Log #319 including taxes, QoL updates and marketing.
Living Phoenix Entertainment has addressed the question of NFT and play for money regarding Ravendawn Online, stated that they will not change the original view by adding any P2E or P2W elements to the Ravendawn. Instead, they are creating a fork in development and introduction Eternal Ravendawn. The video below details the impact this has had on the development of RO.
Want to help Beast Burst Entertainment build the perfect Assassin class for Honor Scar? Then join the discussion about SoH Forum.
Ship of heroes
After winning the MOP’s Best Indie MMORPG of 2021, Heroic Games Corporation will repeat itself in 2022. A recent newsletter outlines team goals for 2022, which includes an updated website and open and closed betas of the new base building feature. And assuming everything else goes well in 2022, they’re looking ahead too officially launched at the end of the year.
A new post on Starbase Steam page reported that the dev team was able to fix 780 bugs since Starbase entered Early Access. If you want to know if the bugs affecting your gameplay have been fixed, check out the video below which lists them all.
Wild Terra 2
A Township Tale
Alta recorded a number main sponsor at $12.4 million this week.
World Seed 2.0
The World Seed 2.0 Kickstarter fell short of its goal, ending with a total of 34 backers and $1475 in pledges. Ape Egg is still moving forward with implementation plans World Seeds is available on Steam and is currently undergoing a Steam review. In the meantime, players can still play World Seed Classic.
Zenith: The Last City
You may have heard this already, but Zenith: The Last City released this week. There are rumors that it works pretty well on Steam and Quest Store. With that kind of activity, it’s no surprise that The server is having trouble to keep up with the stream of players.
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