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Indie MMO Spotlight: A Week Full Of Patches

It's All Patchy This Week

Mitch Gassner Posted:
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Each week, we scour the internet for all things indie MMO-related, so you don’t have to. This week, it takes both hands to count the number of MMOs with patches and updates, Genfanad gives a first look at its TCG infusion (image above), and the Hunt for the Golden Goober is underway. Plenty of other stuff is also going on, so let’s quit wasting time and get started with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.

Aether Story

As Aether Story nears Early Access, there will be a change to its Patreon tiers starting next month. September will be the last month that the $10 tier unlocks a cosmetic pet, so as a bonus, pledgers will get to decide which pet they get.

Anvil Empires

The next Pre-Alpha test scheduled for September 20th is being delayed. An exact date on when the test will take place has not been announced, but expect news the week of September 25th.


BitCraft’s weekly Twitter post was a quick video showing off a few of the hairstyles available to your character.

Broken Ranks

Patch 6.31 went live on Wednesday, bringing with it the next phase of the gear update and new difficulty levels for some of the boss instances.

Coreborn: Nations of the Ultracore

This week’s livestream featured a live rundown of the patch notes. A condensed version of the video with just the patch notes is also available.

Dual Universe

The Hunt For the Golden Goober is now underway! A new forum post on Monday provided the first clue.

Ember Sword

A new Progress Update was posted this week. The post covers the next Playtest coming later this year, the addition of new regional servers, updates on the launch of the in-game token, EMBER, and more. The update also included a short gameplay video.


Mobile MMORPG Eterspire just came out of Early Access, and a new Reddit post chronicles the 3-year development journey. Eterspire is currently available on the Apple App Store now, with an Android version in the works. 

Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore

The Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore team just can’t catch a break. The server migration that was supposed to take place last weekend still hasn’t been completed as of Friday evening, leaving the servers offline for over a week and counting. This is just the latest in a string of delays and issues since Ethyrial’s launch on May 1, 2023.


A new blog post provides a brief introduction to Genfanad’s The Contest of Gimmicks update.


A new YouTube Short introduces us to the Sun Giant. These peaceful beings will still put up a fight if you choose to provoke them.


Patch 0.168 went live on Tuesday. The Temple of the Flames is now open, the workbench now supports multi-crafting, and two new crops and ten related dishes are just a few of the new additions.

Project F4E

Project F4E’s next playtest will take place on October 5th. The test will last five days and will be held on both US and EU servers.

Prosperous Universe

Development Log #401 talks about the work being done on the German localization of Prosperous Universe.


This weekend’s Playtest included the first look at the Artifact System in Ravendawn

Realm of the Mad God

A new event, Champion Tryouts, is underway. Each day through September 26th, Realmers can accept a special daily quest to take on a different target to earn an Epic Quest Chest.

A Township Tale

A new patch went live this week. Changes include a new Downed State, where adventurers can be revived by their friends, a new Hunger update, and more.

Wild Terra 2: New Lands

Update 2.2.347 went live on Thursday. The update add item-based quests, chat events, an exotic weapon, and more.

Wurm Online

A new patch went live on Tuesday. The patch included an update to Rifts and several QoL improvements.

Zenith: The Last City

Patch 1.3.4, the Ascension Update, was announced this week. The upcoming patch, which will add the Ascended Sae Jiko Raid Boss, is up for testing on the Alpha Channel.


Mitch Gassner

Part-time game reviewer, full-time gaming geek. Introduced to Pac-Man and Asteroids at a Shakey's Pizza in the '70s and hooked on games ever since.