With the holidays and all, things have been a little quieter than usual this week. Even so, there was still a lot going on in the indie MMO space this week, including three new entries in the IMS. One thing I didn’t list was all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, so be sure to check your favorite indie MMO for any specials. Anyway, I hope you’re now out of your turkey coma, so let’s start with this week’s Indie MMO spotlight.
The City of the Titans
MWM took a few seconds out of his schedule to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Although they didn’t give us any new update on CoTthe message implied that we would have a major update in the next few weeks.
The Cycle: Frontier
A week or two ago, Yager Development was recruiting players for a focused testing group to help them test while continuing development of The cycle. Now they are looking for moderators for their page repeats and Steam Forums. And for anyone who has experience as a Community Manager, they are also looking for CMs for both North America and Japan.
Demeter, the sixth major update of dual universe this year, made its way to the live server this week. You can read this forum post to learn all about the new features and updates it brings.
In other OF news, there is now a in-game report function report violations of the EULA and the Code of Conduct. On a more positive note, the NQ team will have a Live Q&A session on the OF Discord on Wednesday, December 1. If you have questions about the Demeter update and can’t wait for the answers, be sure to participate.
Have you had the opportunity to watch the foxhole Devstream Tuesday? Otherwise, you can watch the Preview of Update 47 on their Youtube channel.
With Update 297, players will have a new weapon to use against their enemies – the spear. Mounted knights will be able to use the lance to mount a deadly charge, while foot soldiers will be able to use the lance in a more defensive stance. On the less violent side of things, the update also brought the next part of the UI overhaul – new vendor and trading windows.
The first of two new titles for IMS, Eden Galaxies strives to be the most social MMORPG on the market. You can find out all about how developer MIR Cybernetics Corporation plans to create a sci-fi sandbox social MMO on the r/MMORPG Developer Spotlight. From there you can head to the Eden Galaxies website and check out their recent dev blogs and sign up for the newsletter.
Legacy of the Mist
Version 0.1.6.0 of Legacy of the Mist came out this week. You can view all changes and fixes here. And for those of you who want to take the sounds of the game with you when venturing into the real world, the Legacy of the Mist soundtrack is available now on Steam, with much of the sales going directly to composer, Sam Dillard.
This week the OrbusVR development blog describes the contents of the upcoming December 14 patch. The Winter Festival of Strangers will be back for its third year, bringing with it winter scenery and holiday decorations. In addition to the winter festivities, there will also be a few new long-term missions and a new world boss! You can expect more details on OrbusVR fourth boss closer to 14th.
Everyone was a little less quiet in Dev Diary #312 than they were last week, with Michi and Nick covering their weekly activities. A new Community Manager, Lena, has also been introduced.
We’re not the only ones looking for indie titles, and thanks to Justin Olivetti of MassivelyOP, I have another indie MMO to add to my list. This new addition is Ravendawn, a retro-themed pixelart MMO that began its third alpha test on Tuesday. Participation in the alpha test requires the purchase of a gold or a diamond fan pack.
Kingdom of the Mad God
Kensei has been added to the RotMG test server a few weeks ago. After taking note of player feedback, there is a new version of Kensei to test. You can read all about the changes, as well as all the other events of the week, on the RotMG Blog.
Things I missed from previous weeks usually go into detail at the end of this week’s news, but seeing how Honor scars has never been in the IMS, I felt I had to include this in the current news blurbs. I somehow missed The scars of honor moment of glory on the r/MMORPG Developer Spotlight a few weeks ago. Still in its early stages of development, SoH appears to be a throwback to the good old days with its emphasis on group play, targeted tabbed combat, and a cosmetics-only item shop.