Tree of Life persecutes thieves and stymies griefers

Since landing on Steam early access last week, Tree of Life has been patching frequently and furiously. The team is not only working on the underlying hardware but also adding several features to make players feel safe and secure in this sandbox.

Now players can lock up their goods in an effort to thwart robbers. And if those thieves abscond with hard-earned materials? Why, they’ll find themselves branded a criminal (apparently, stealing didn’t trigger this before now). The team also fixed a bug that allowed the worst of the worst evil players to shed their criminal status by being bad for 600 hours.

Other changes that have arrived include improved walls to shut out griefers and a nerf to the destructive efforts of the wildlife.

 

 
http://massivelyop.com/2015/06/04/tree-of-life-persecutes-thieves-and-stymies-griefers/

Ryzom gets a greenlight on Steam

There’s something to be said for having all your games snuggled together on one platform, and now Ryzom may be on its way to joining Steam. The community voted to greenlight the free-to-play sci-fantasy sandbox, which opens the door to adding it to Steam’s library. Currently Ryzom offers players the opportunity to delve deeply into a vibrant world filled with wildlife that acts realistically and interactive events with actual live NPCs on the PC, Mac, and Linux; it’s available in German, English, Spanish, French and Russian.

 

http://massivelyop.com/2015/05/28/ryzom-gets-a-greenlight-on-steam/

Survival sandbox Novus Inceptio is now on Greenlight

Post-apocalyptic sci-fantasy MMO Novus Inceptio is now on Steam Greenlight.  The indie title aims to diverge from current MMO norms and create an “integrated living world” featuring “hardcore suvival action, tactics, and strategy.”

The Greenlight description mentions character aging and permadeath, attributes that increase with use and decrease with neglect, and effects such as illnesses, injuries, and exhaustion. All ofNovus Inceptio’s items are made by players, and the Steam description devotes quite a bit of verbiage to things like exploration, building, and freeform character advancement. Early access is planned for Q4 of 2015.

You can view the latest sample gameplay video below.

Source: Greenlight
http://massivelyop.com/2015/05/25/survival-sandbox-novus-inceptio-is-now-on-greenlight/