Embers Adrift is holding one other weekend beta, and the group has a brand new video with Group Supervisor Elloa going over and giving plenty of particulars on among the greatest adjustments throughout the beta thus far.
So what are these adjustments? First up is the brand new skybox, which was made potential after some Unity updates. The change is aesthetic, however greater than that, and it permits for extra shade, extra tones, a brighter sky, and even improved day/evening cycles. The brand new skybox additionally makes potential an enormous, shiny planet within the sky that additionally helped to deal with a number of participant considerations.
Because the recreation is designed round grouping and interdependence, impressed by older MMORPGs, it doesn’t maintain your hand. Some gamers didn’t like that the map doesn’t characteristic a compass, however in the event you lookup within the sky, and you discover the massive planet, that is North. Not solely does this add a method to navigate, it additionally helps lighten the evening a bit, the place some didn’t like how darkish the nights had been earlier than.
Different notable adjustments embody the Redshore Forest zone, the fifth zone in Embers Adrift, and designed for stage 25+. The zone is house to plenty of creatures, together with ones native to this space, from bears, alligators, and raccoons, to lizards, and bugs.
Stat and skill reworks have additionally occurred, with improvement altering over time as information helps the group at Stormhaven to know what works higher. Some skills that was once earlier within the tree have been pushed again and others have been reassessed. Additionally streamlined injury to take away differing kinds like piercing, blunt, or slashing injury however as an alternative it’s now one handed, two handed, or ranged weapon injury.
Participant suggestions has additionally led to the group’s third iteration of crafting. Extra recipes, a cleared-up system, and adjustments to make crafting extra helpful, alongside loot. Gamers can craft some ember-imbued gear.
The group remains to be onerous at work in improvement, and now we’ve arrived at a brand new beta weekend. For extra, head over to Embers Adrift.