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The Dark & Light Steam page has been updated to inform the community that servers will be consolidated from 344 official servers to 100 when the consolidation process is complete. The merging process will be completed in two phases. The first round will take place near the end of January to close completely inactive servers. The other will take place in February to consolidate low-population servers so "each server has a healthy population".
Dark & Light has gotten a significant new content expansion thanks to the arrival of Shard of Faith. The action is set in The Dark Plane and includes a huge new map area and storyline for players to investigate. Players who already own the game will receive the expansion free of charge and new players can leverage a sweet $15 Early Access price tag and get started today.
Dark & Light will be expanding with a beefy DLC called The Dark Plane later this summer. The new content will be included for all owners of the base game or purchasable as a standalone addition to the game. Players will be heading to a new location in the game to battle against "the mysterious Faiths" and to uncover "ancient secret rites to put the world back into balance".
The Dark & Light page has been updated with great news for the modding commmunity: The Dev Kit is now stable and will be released to the community on Tuesday, June 5th. The kit will allow content creators to make things for Dark & Light that can be uploaded to the Steam Workshop for players to download and try.
The latest Dark & Light update notes have been published. Players should notices several optimization improvements. The goal, according to the dev team, is to continue to make performance improvements throughout the month of May. In addition, players will also notice improvements to overall gameplay and that several issues have been resolved.
The latest Dark & Light newsletter has been published on the Steam page. The purpose of the letter is to inform the community that the team is aware of newly introduced bugs and issues after the most recent patch. There are at least two more patches planned for March and the team is actively monitoring forum posts about issues players have encountered so that they can track down and eliminate the bugs.
A new content patch is in the process of being deployed that brings a number of content updates and bug fixes to the game. Most notably, however, players will also find the new "mobile fortresses" available. "Goblin engineers of Archos have been quietly working on a machine that would allow them to take to the skies." Players will need to unlock Rank 4 in Goblin Engineering in order to begin creating the new mobile fortress.
Dark & Light players will be able to cozy up to the fire as snow begins falling across Archos. Major cities will be decorated for the winter holidays and wizened players can scout around for some limited-time gifts while there. In addition, the Reindeer Games hearken to Rudolph where players can catch an Elk with a bright red nose, saddle it up (thanks to special drops) and take to the skies! At the end of the event, it goes away unless purchased from town vendors.
The Dark & Light team has posted a new forum notice to let players know that a new server type, the Master Builder, will be launching later this week. It is designed to "promote building the greatest structures possible". US / EU / AS versions will all launch on November 30th.
The Dark & Light Steam page has been updated with a further look at today's update that includes the game's second PvE dungeon called The Scalding Abyss. As the name implies, this is one hot dungeon as it is set within the volcano at World's End. Players will be facing off against a number of new enemies including the Ashen Fist Goblin, Molten Artificer, Emberling, Scalding Wyrm and the big boy himself, Bel'xahl the Scorched, dominion holder of the volcano.
The Dark & Light Steam page has a preview of the next major content update that will be landing in game on November 16th. While all servers will be receiving an update, Chaos Servers are the main focus of the new post. Chaos servers are "in the very early testing phase" and are undergoing a number of changes due to player feedback and the team has more plans to further continue to tweak systems and features over time.
The Dark & Light forum has been updated with a new post to reveal the first information about Chaos Servers, a new type of PvP-only server that will provide data and feedback for the dev team. As information is compiled, devs will "help inform PvP balancing and content development plans". There will be a number of changes on Chaos Servers, most specifically to experience rates, structure health and creature levels. Testing servers will be wiped once a month.
Over the next weeks, the Dark & Light team will be releasing more information about big things coming to the game. Players can look forward to new town decorations that add a Halloween theme to any town or structure. Goblin candies, a Jack-o-lantern helmet, a new weapon called Fusil that can shoot silver or candy bullets, werewolves, Halloween goblins, elite Dark Reapers and a new Magicka base House Shield that keeps unwanted folks or hostiles out are also being added.
The Dark & Light forum has an update for players who have been looking for the Blackice Peaks update that was supposed to have been released early this week. Due to "last-minute complications", the update has been delayed for the time being to address the issues. Associate Producer "Horsejoke" apologized for a failure to communicate and said that the team will be working harder and internal / external communications in the future.
Dark & Light is in maintenance right now to deploy a patch that is designed to directly impact community and player feedback about a variety of balance issues. Most notably, building strength will be increased as will certain protection spells.