Each week, we scour the internet for all things indie MMO-related so you don’t have to. This week, I expected to find a bunch of holiday events but I only ended up finding a couple of noteworthy events going on this weekend. We still got a generous helping of patch notes and testing news, though, so let’s quit wasting time and get started with this week’s Indie MMO Spotlight.
The Ancient Journal series continues this week with entry number 4. This week’s bit of lore points us to the Great Star and a mother’s preparation for a grand sea voyage. So far, each journal entry has been vague but all of them have pointed to different journeys. Do you think they are hinting at different classes available in BitCraft, or is there something else hidden in the text?
Broken Ranks is celebrating the holiday with a special event - The Bunny Marathon. Search your quest log for the new event quest, then complete 10 tasks to get the goods needed to craft the Bony Cony Kicks, an event exclusive legguards skin. You have until 9am CEST on April 19th to complete the quest.
Friday marked 100 days of Chimeraland. To celebrate the occasion, Proxima Beta posted the gift code 100CELEBRATION on their Twitter account.
In Dev Diary Part 11, Lead Gameplay Engineer Marvelous Breadfish acknowledges the increase in cheaters the team has seen during Closed Beta 2. They cover the who (scum of the Earth), the why (because they suck), and what they are doing to curb cheating in The Cycle.
NQ-Wanderer shared a post on the DU forums to share some insight into the internal discussion on how the NQ team should handle the transition from Beta to full release, and more specifically, should there be a server wipe? Another devblog shared some more information on the Aegis Market, the new commercial hub being added with the upcoming Athena Update.
We got our first look at Fractured Online Roadmap to Launch - Fractured - The Dynamic MMO (fracturedmmo.com)this week. By the looks of it, we’ll be getting new races and corresponding planets to explore, a new day and night cycle, and Alchemy will be added into the crafting mix before Fractured Online’s expected winter release. For anyone with questions about the Roadmap, there will be an AMA on Monday, April 19th at 3pm EDT on gamigo’s official Twitch channel.
Weekly Update 315 brings about some changes to siege mechanics. To alleviate the issue of keeping a location in a constant siege state, at least one minor flag must be captured before beginning a siege on the main location flag. You can read about this and all of the other changes by following the link above.
The Game Introduction tab of the Mad World homepage received a refresh this week. The update makes it much easier to navigate through all of the basic game information, and I highly recommend you check it out if you haven’t visited the site before.
A new devblog posted this week takes a look at the recently concluded first Alpha. If you didn’t get a chance to join the Alpha, the blog recaps all of the action and is chock full of screenshots for those wanting to get a peek at the visuals and art style of Palia.
A recent Profane MMO tweet introduced us to a new creature, the Alyacaw. An inhabitant of the tropical forests in Profane, the Alyacaw can be tamed to be a mount.
Hello, peeps! ??Meet the Alyacaw: an extraordinary creature that will inhabit tropical forests in Profane. And why is it extraordinary?Well, this one can be tamed to be a MOUNT! pic.twitter.com/19cd6SSLpS— Profane MMORPG (@ProfaneMMO) April 14, 2022
In Devlog #330, Michi talks about finally implementing Snapshotting to help solve some of the performance problems PU has encountered as it continues to grow, and Nick reminds us to contact him if you are interested in streaming PU for the game’s Steam launch on April 20th.
The Ravendawn team held a Livestream AMA on Wednesday. If you missed it, you can watch it on the Ravendawn YouTube channel.
Having completed all of the weekly class discussions, the SoH team is now moving on to race discussions. They started this new series off with a race we are all familiar with - humans.
In Alta Logs #6, Community Manager Cayde introduces us to some of the new ATT team members.
The newest edition of the Valrei International was posted this week. You can find it on the Wurm Online forums.
The Discord referral system was taken offline this week. You can now refer people directly via Zenith. And as we reported earlier this week, Zenith’s latest patch addressed multiple quality of life changes and did some bug squashing along the way.