Every week, we scour the internet for all things indie MMOs so you don’t have to. This week, several tests are in progress, some cheaters have been banned and I finally remembered to check Ethyrial: Echoes of old. But hey, you can read all about that and more in the segments below, so let’s stop wasting time and get started with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.
old newspaper 6 was posted this week, bringing us The Last Lullaby. I also missed one blog post from 18 which is a collection of answers to questions posed by the community about the BitCraft Discord.
The day before
We haven’t heard a word from Fntastic about The day before from their GeForce RTX 4K Gameplay Reveal back in January. With the June 21 release date fast approaching, we asked an important question: What’s going on with The day before?
The Athena update (0.29) was rolled out to the live server this week. The update brings a long list of changes. You can find the update log here.
The v27 update went live this week. There have been several changes and fixes, with Recyclobot Exchange boost, Hellfire injections have been reworked and Stasis injections have been completely removed from the game. You can find the full patch notes on the official Elethor to place.
Ethyrial: Echoes of Old
The Ethyrial: Echoes of Old Starter was put online with the start of the Open alpha test Friday. As of Saturday morning, the Kickstarter already had 42 backers pledging $5,870 of the $63,262 goal. Access to the Alpha Test can be obtained by going to the Ethyrian steam page.
Dynamight Studios took down the banhammer this week, permanently banning several accounts for using a hack that made their characters more powerful than they should have been. OF may be in beta, but one thing was made clear in a recent post: finding and reporting bugs is good, continuing to use them is bad, very very bad.
On a more positive note, the temperature and weather system was implemented this week. The Feature Spotlight this week explains how the weather works in Syndesia and what it means for your character.
Finally, at the community level, the Tales of Elysium writing contest winning story has been announced, and Friday’s AMA can be found on the gamigo Twitch channel.
Weekly Update 317 shows some love for craftsmen with workplace improvements. The revamped user interface should make using the workstation much easier and user-friendly.
T21 shared a new piece of concept art, titled Grotto, this week. This is the 4th artwork they’ve shared, and if you missed the previous three, you can find them here.
A new blog post this week introduces the new dungeon, Cove of K’tulacome OrbusVR in the next patch. The dungeon will have two new bosses, Water Wyvern and King Kar’Nos. Players can expect the new dungeon in late May.
The latest patch (0.3.6) adds fishing to Destiny past. With the addition of fishing, we can now consider past fate a real MMO. Oh, a few new areas, Blackfang Village and Ironbanner Docks have been added to the game and other improvements have been made, so if you’re interested in those little things (compared to fishing) you can find the patch notes full day on the PF steam page.
The Profane roadmap got an update this week. The architecture is now complete and Access is ready for testing. There are also a few new boxes, so it looks like things are headed in the right direction.
With the Gear Expedition season ending last weekend, Beta Dwarf announced the next season, named Strategy Academywill take place from May 27 to May 29.
Kingdom of the Mad God
Update 18.104.22.168 went live this week, marking the end of the April events. You can find out all about the changes brought by the new update and take a look at the May event schedule in a tuesday blog post.
The SoH the weekly racing discussions have finally made their way to the most favorite of all fantasy MMO racing – Dwarfs. Be sure to join the discussion and let everyone know what you think makes dwarfs the best of the best.
ship of heroes
The Player Housing Beta will run from May 5-8. If you want to check out the new housing features and character creation tool, be sure to check it out. Register now.
realms of souls
A development update article on the realms of souls Discord includes a fairly extensive roadmap that describes the next two stages of the release as well as a list of pending features that will be addressed in the future.
A new edition of Valrei International was released this week. This edition is dedicated to the next exploration update