Ethyrial: Echoes of Yore, the MMORPG developed by Gellyberry Studios, has just released its latest update, Patch 2.5. The game, which has been on a roller-coaster journey since its launch on May 1st, 2023, has been striving to improve the player experience, addressing various issues and introducing new features.
The game's journey since launch has been tumultuous, with players facing server lags and numerous bugs. However, the developers have been proactive in addressing these concerns, as evident from their regular updates and patches. We’ve highlighted these issues previously, urging players to perhaps wait before diving into the world of Irumesa – at least until the “relaunch” has a release date. In the meantime, the team at Gellyberry Studios has made numerous changes in the 2.5 patch.
Here’s a quick summarized list from the Discord post of what has changed with Patch 2.5:
- Character Slots: Players can now have up to 8 characters per account, an increase that allows for more diverse gameplay experiences.
- PvP Arenas: The much-anticipated player versus player arenas have been enabled, marking the beginning of testing for PvP and class balance adjustments.
- Founder Pets: A new 'Unsummon' feature has been added to founder pets.
- Gathering and Crafting: Gathering XP gains have been normalized. Fiber processing and tanning racks now come with 4 slots, with tanning racks processing time halved from 7 minutes to 3.5 minutes.
- Exploration: Harvestable crops have been added across Irumesa, and a new Map & Cartography system has been implemented, with Cartographers available in major cities.
- Bug Fixes: Several bugs, including those related to the Portal Stone and Transmutation Stone, have been addressed.
- Skills: Bugs related to skill receipts have been fixed, and certain crafting requirements have been adjusted.
- Enemies: Enemy densities and difficulties have been tweaked for a more balanced experience.
- Quests: New quests have been introduced in Edrivine and Narrowbane, with enticing rewards for players.
Find more details related to the patch on the official Discord server. Many of these changes, such as the enemy density and new quests will be welcome additions to the game. As the team continues to figure out the right balance of features to entice players to return, those interested in checking out the game in its current state can do so for free on Steam. While the game still has an overwhelmingly negative review score on Steam, the recent reviews are decidedly mixed, pointing to the possibility that the changes Gellyberry has put into place are indeed making the game better. We hope to see more improvements in the future.