Embers Adrift is holding one other weekend beta, and the staff has a brand new video with Group Supervisor Elloa going over and giving numerous particulars on a few of the greatest modifications throughout the beta thus far.
So what are these modifications? First up is the brand new skybox, which was made attainable after some Unity updates. The change is aesthetic, however greater than that, and it permits for extra coloration, extra tones, a brighter sky, and even improved day/evening cycles. The brand new skybox additionally makes attainable an enormous, vibrant planet within the sky that additionally helped to handle a number of participant issues.
Because the sport 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 function a compass, however when you lookup within the sky, and you discover the massive planet, that is North. Not solely does this add a approach to navigate, it additionally helps lighten the evening a bit of, the place some didn’t like how darkish the nights had been earlier than.
Different notable modifications embrace the Redshore Forest zone, the fifth zone in Embers Adrift, and designed for degree 25+. The zone is dwelling to quite a lot of creatures, together with ones native to this space, from bears, alligators, and raccoons, to lizards, and bugs.
Stat and talent reworks have additionally occurred, with growth altering over time as knowledge helps the staff at Stormhaven to know what works higher. Some skills that was 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 staff’s third iteration of crafting. Extra recipes, a cleared-up system, and modifications to make crafting extra precious, alongside loot. Gamers can craft some ember-imbued gear.