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Life is Feudal: MMO counts ‘tens of thousands’ of players in open beta

So how’s the Life is Feudal MMO doing since it hit open beta a few weeks ago? The login issues and emergency game wipe aside, it’s apparently attracted a decent number of players. In a press release just before the weekend, developer Bitbox implies the game has “tens of thousands of players” romping through its “massive open playground in a huge medieval world.” Indeed, it’s also released a new trailer demoing what “thousands” of gamers have built since the start of the open beta. Stone keeps and thatched-roof huts for days. I even spied a snowman in there.

The game is still marked with a January 2018 launch date on Steam. Starter packs on the official site begin at $29.99.

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Life is Feudal is rolling out a clean-slate roleplaying server following shaky open beta launch

The MMO version of Life is Feudal got off to a shaky open beta start last week, not that our seasoned MMO veteran commenters seemed surprised in the least. There were crashes, disconnects, login server issues, missing rewards, and surely worst of all, a full game wipe to counter exploits.

Those exploits have since been fixed, and now Bitbox is thanking the community for sticking by it and discussing its plans for the immediate future. And they include, surprisingly, a roleplay server, though you can’t transfer your current characrers there; you’ll have to start from scratch.

“The game world settings will be tweaked to slow down progression a little, and have a bigger penalty for unprovoked PvP (alignment loss) and some other tweaks to make it a more RP friendly environment,” Bitbox says, noting the server will be in Europe. “We want to warn everyone that we’re not going to enforce 100% accurate roleplay and ban users for the lack of lore knowledge, but those aspects are strongly encouraged!”

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Life is Feudal’s soft launch is off to a shaky start

You might want to consider holding off on jumping in with both feet to Life is Feudal for a little while, at least. The MMO version of the game soft launched last week with its open beta, but it has been nothing but trouble since then.

For starters, an exploitable bug prompted a full game wipe and a short delay of the open beta with some limited compensation: “We had to bring running servers down and wipe them. The reason for that is that a random bug that occurred during the transfer of some characters from newbie island on the Abella has caused them to have a GM powers during the game session. Some players have used it to their advantage and damage was beyond the repair once we’ve detected it.”

If the wipe and delay wasn’t enough, numerous issues have cropped up since the launch, including crashes, disconnects, login problems, slow launcher speeds, and missing rewards. The team said that it is working on all of these issues.

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Survivalbox roundup: The Black Death communicates, Hellion revamps, and Life is Feudal soft launches

Once you recover from the drive-by scorching of MJ’s ARK: Survival Evolved critique, perhaps you’re wondering what else is going on with survivalboxes in other regions of the genre.

The Black Death is making a concerted effort to connect more with fans by bringing back the weekly Q&A series and expanding its presence on social media. The team also is asking for gaming feedback from its community via a survey.

Space sandbox Hellion is working hard on its next update, which will mainly focus on reworking and rebalancing several key systems, such as power supply, life support, and the user interface. The team is excited to announce that Discord integration is coming to the game soon as well.

And with Life is Feudal’s soft launch tomorrow, you’ll definitely want to get hyped up for this semi-MMO by watching the release trailer below!

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Autumn transforms Life is Feudal’s landscape

We will admit that “Fall is coming” does not contain the chilling foreboding found in other seasonal mantras. However, there is a certain terror found in family gatherings, the clippity-clopping of Uggs, and the proliferation of pumpkin spice across the globe.

As the seasons change in Life is Feudal, autumn holds the promise of oncoming scarcity even as the landscape lights up in vibrant colors. To showcase the changing of the seasons in this MMO, the team put together a short video that shows how fall transforms the landscape and sets the scene for winter.

Life is Feudal is preparing its soft launch for next week on the 17th.

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Life is Feudal’s Nightfall trailer is properly creepy for Halloween

We’re down to the wire on new Halloween celebrations in MMOs; indeed, some of them are already over thanks to patch schedules! But that’s not stopping a few last-minute stragglers, like Life is Feudal, which just posted up a themed trailer.

“When night falls across the land, scary things can happen in Life is Feudal: MMO – perhaps even sacrifices to dark, unimaginable beings! To celebrate Halloween, developer Bitbox has released a new video today, showing exactly how the game world changes at night – from a massive land of adventure and teamwork… to something much more sinister.”

Earlier this month, we reported that the buy-to-play MMO that spawned and survival sandbox and a strategy sim will finally soft launch into open beta on November 17th. The spooky video is down below!

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Massively OP Podcast Episode 141: Mouse invasions and elf butts

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree go trick or treating as only grown adults can: in a video game! The is also prim and proper talk of MMO expansion pre-orders, launch dates, mouse invasions, and the all-important ELF BUTTS. It’s quite the event, to be sure.

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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The Life is Feudal MMO finally has a soft launch date: November 17

After what seems like a million years of testing (not really though), the MMO version of Life is Feudal is finally leaving closed beta behind and launching open beta on November 17th. It looks like a soft launch early access type of open beta, with buy-to-play packages starting at $29.99.

The game is the MMO version of an ambitious survival-oriented sandbox by Bitbox that was itself a scaled-down version of the originally planned MMO, so now we’ve come full circle. The survival game (Life is Feudal: Your Own) also has a strategy sim spinoff called Forest Village too.

Life is Feudal: MMO is a large-scale group-focused RPG, that places players in a highly realistic, non-fantasy, medieval world where danger lurks around every corner. Players need to work as a team to gather resources, build shelter, craft tools and form a fully functioning feudal society in an unforgiving archaic world. Players may find a place in society as a vassal, a knight, a farmer or even royalty, as their guild builds and expands their medieval societies. While players may start their adventures alone, as they gather and craft supplies needed to make it to the next day, they will quickly meet up with others to form groups, then guilds, and finally work their way up to complete medieval societies and nation-states. Life is Feudal: MMO is a realistic social experience, where the best way to thrive in the world is to work together and build a fully functioning society, where everyone has a place, from the most basic hunters and gatherers, to farmers, soldiers and civic leaders.”

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Life is Feudal introduces horse-drawn carts in new video

You know the old saying, don’t put your cart before the horse? Fortunately, Life is Feudal has taken that to heart with its current effort: horse carts, which are currently being teased on the official forums. (Proper horses went in in August, so there you go.)

“You can expect horsedrawn carts to be patched into the game ‘Soon™’,” says the studio, noting that the carts have been heavily requested by players. “It is actually quite a complex feature, where four types of entities (horse, cart, player, movable objects) within the game have to interact with each other in a straight and logical way. This is the main reason why this feature has taken so long to implement.”

So far this September, the studio has also been working on castle wall modules and weapon skins, plus heavy optimization for the MMO following a “significant breakthrough in the client and server side physics calculations.”

Life is Feudal is an ambitious sandbox that was scaled-down midway through development to be a “pocket” version of its planned MMO with shared assets across the board; it has in recent years gotten underway in a closed beta.

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Hellion adds more servers, Life is Feudal shares beta stories, and Astroneers plunders planets for profit

It’s time for a good dose of survivalbox news! Let’s start with Hellion, which deployed new official servers in several regions across the world and rolled out Patch 0.2.3. Better optimization, improved loot tables, and (of course) plenty of bug fixes are the order of the week.

Meanwhile, both Life is Feudal and Astroneers published video diaries. Experiences from the closed beta dominated Life is Feudal’s run-time, while Astroneers talked a lot about harvesting and drilling. It’s science, physics, and plundering in action! Check those out below.

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Next Day Survival debuts, plus H1Z1, Hellion, Black Death, and Life is Feudal survivalbox news

ARK and Conan aren’t the only survivalboxes in town — in fact, several of the modern contenders in the subgenre have updates and videos this week demonstrating their progress.

Today, we’ll start with Next Day: Survival, a new game to our coverage here on Massively OP and one that’s just hit early access today. It’s touting its storyline, questing, “sophisticated crafting system,” car restoration system, repitation, and multiple game modes, including pure PvE and a single-player mode.

Next Day: Survival is a multi-player survival game with elements of RPG. Its action takes place in an imaginary country within the Eastern Europe, a large part of whose territory is contaminated with toxic fog. The player’s main task is to survive, to develop his game character’s skills, and to interact with the surrounding world, other players, and non-player characters (NPCs). In the course of the game, the character earns a reputation, which gives him the chance to join various factions of survivors, each with their own features and limitations.”

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This week in survivalboxes: ROKH, Hellion, The Black Death, and Life is Feudal

ARK and Conan aren’t the only survivalboxes in town — in fact, several of the modern contenders in the subgenre have updates and videos this week demonstrating their progress.

Let’s start with ROKH. The Mars-themed exploration sandbox has this week launched a “huge” update on Steam, focusing heavily on crafter streamlining, both in terms of how accessible it is for newbs and vets to how the crafting window actually looks and functions in-game.

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Life is Feudal tests economy, battle system during fourth closed beta

Life is Feudal’s MMO version is kicking off a fourth round of closed beta today for those of you lucky enough to snag an invite. Expect to be testing both the economy and the battle system during the two-week event:

“We’re glad to announce that we have just started our 4th testing run of our Closed Beta tests! Along with some bug fixes and improvements, we’re glad to also present to you one of the major features of our MMO – the Trading Post Economy! Everyone can now build a Trade Post that acts as a private, secure storage for all characters on your account and as a point of trade with other players and The Crown.

You must keep in mind that, even though you can browse offers of all Trade Posts in the world, you will have to physically fetch coins and goods between Trade Posts. In order to remove the secure way to fetch goods/coins between Trade Posts, we’ve enabled the setting on the MMO servers, which will force you to drop all your inventory items on the ground before you get moved by a Homecoming Prayer.”

The survival-centric MMO also just put out a new video on its construction system and specifically housing – check it out below!

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