After a long wait, Gloria Victis developers have finally deployed the crafting update that brings in a new type of crafting and “expands the crafting gameplay by creating the metallurgic materials” The challenge is finding the right fuel to create the required temperature.
Over the last couple of months, Intrepid Studios has been talking up Ashes of Creation’s alpha one, which was set to include a battle royale mode as one of its PvP templates. It didn’t seem to matter how many times Intrepid’s Steven Sharif said that the battle royale mode was merely a fast and easy way to test PvP for the Kickstarted sandbox MMORPG and wasn’t likely to make it into the final version of the game, and it didn’t seem to matter how many times we repeated and quoted that – our commenters (and Reddit and YouTube too) were full of skepticism.
“New World is by no means a survival sandbox as many might [think]. This is, in effect, an MMORPG based on territorial conquest. Most of the concepts are not innovative in themselves, but in my opinion, are more like old MMOs like Ultima Online, Shadowbane, EVE Online, Darkfall and Mortal Online. If it came out in 2010, I bet nobody would use the term “survival”.”
Read the full interview over at MMO.it
Have you taken advantage of the fact that Shroud of the Avatar has gone free-to-play yet? Or are you staring at that with some confusion because you didn’t realize the game was officially free-to-play before now? Either answer is right; while the last set of patch notes mentioned improvements to the “free player” experience, it’s only this week that press releases have been sent out confirming that Portalarium is now officially calling the game free-to-play.
Content retrieved from: https://massivelyop.com/2018/10/30/surprise-shroud-of-the-avatar-is-now-apparently-free-to-play/.
Project Update: Intro to Embers of War
Today we announce Embers of War – the first expansion being developed for Rise of Agon! In this news post we plan to go over what has been happening around the game and company with an update to show the community what is going on behind the scenes and what will come in the future.
What is Embers of War?
With the recent experience on piecemealing in some larger features we have realized that the scope of what we want to do with the future of the game is too large to put in small pieces over many patches. For this reason we are grouping up all of the planned ideas we have for the near future into our first expansion for Rise of Agon: Embers of War. We are not able to feasibly do the features justice unless we can code them in their entirety as full systems and as such we will focus virtually all resources to these expansion features. We say virtually all resources as this expansion focus does not mean we will stop with regular patching.
What will be different?
We are splitting the development into two teams to ensure that each team can focus on its goals. Team A will complete the promised Territory Control 1.0 feature that includes platinum and clan mines before jumping full force into the future expansion features, only putting features on live once complete. We will prototype features on the test server before they go on live so the community will be able to check out what is coming up in the next major builds. Team B will be focused on the current game, polishing and addressing community concerns with small frequent patches and updates.
Livestream: Expansion, Q&A and TC 1.0
We will be doing a livestream this Saturday, November 3rd which is tentatively set to take place from 3-5pm EDT, New York/Toronto time. We will release a thread for players to pose questions and topics up for discussion a few days before the livestream. Even if you are attending please try to put your questions into the thread ahead of time so we can ensure we get to them. Answering questions the day of can be a bit of a frenzy and we want more structure going forward. Schedule of topics and discussions for the livestream will be announced later this week and Andrew will be involved in them from now on! Due to the family’s new addition of their 4th child he has been unavailable for the previous streams but with things settling down in the Ballinger household he will be able to commit to the monthly livestream and come out of hiding. This livestream will have an open forum time at the end for any additional questions and discussions, and we are committing at least two hours of time.
Content retrieved from: https://www.riseofagon.com/news/project-update-intro-embers-war/.