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The MMOs of the Steam Summer 2017 Sale

After some ups and downs this afternoon — everybody loves the “try again later” message, right? — Valve’s summer Steam sale is finally underway and stable. Here’s what we’re looking at in our corner of the gaming world.

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The Stream Team: Hankering for hydrogen in Osiris: New Dawn

When you want to build (not to mention breathe!) In Osiris: New Dawn, you have to head out into the wilds to gather yourself some resources. And sometimes, that is much easier said than done thanks to the wildlife. Massively OP’s MJ is hankering for some hydrogen, so she’s venturing forth to collect some. If that goes well, she might even poke into a cave to see what she can see there. Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. to join the expedition.

What: Osiris: New Dawn
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

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The Stream Team: Ranger danger in Osiris New Dawn

Osiris: New Dawn just launched its new patch, and Massively OP’s MJ is diving into a brand-new world to play the new Ranger class. Honestly, she just wants to explore the new landscapes, which are pretty spiffy-looking. Maybe she will stumble across a dungeon, but hopefully not before she has a bit more of an arsenal built up. Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to check out the latest changes.

What: Osiris: New Dawn
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 28th, 2017

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Osiris: New Dawn’s April patch boasts level design, melee, and dungeon improvements

Survival sandbox Osiris: New Dawn has a new dev post and video out this week discussing just what is coming in its “massive” next update, “from entirely new level designs to a reworked melee system to highly enhanced graphics.” It also includes a new ship, passenger turret control, fall damage, inventory QOL improvements, proper dungeon AI and party system, vehicle damage, the Ranger class, and water (!). The level designs mention refer to Proteus II, which is getting “a wider variety of biomes and locations to discover.”

“We are targeting April 27th for this release, and we hope to have a beta branch live for testing on April 20th,” writes studio Fenix Fire.

The game originally hit Steam’s early access program back in September of last year. You can check out the upcoming feature video below.

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The Stream Team: Hot-rodding around Osiris: New Dawn

What’s more fun that barreling across an alien landscape in a hot rod? Not much! Massively OP’s MJ can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a rover in Osiris: New Dawn. She’s also built a crazy spider crab contraption she can wander the wilds in. The big question is deciding what to drive! Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. for a chance to see more of what this space survival game has to offer.

What: Osiris: New Dawn
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 3:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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The Stream Team: Crashing on Osiris: New Dawn for a first look

What’s a good way for Massively OP’s MJ to test out her death counter? By playing a survival game! And there just happens to be another new survival game in the making she’s eager to check out — Osiris: New Dawn. Can MJ stay alive long enough after crash landing on a toxic planet to make a a new ship and head back into space? Or will she have to be content with making a new life for herself on the inhospitable world? Join us live at 8:00 p.m. to learn these answers to these questions.

What: Osiris: New Dawn
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Osiris: New Dawn buffs its user interface

Osiris: New Dawn is starting off the year with a “polishing” update for the multiplayer survival sandbox.

The headlining feature of Update 1.093 is an improved HUD that extends into many aspects of the UI. There’s now an auto-sort feature for inventory and options for FOV, draw distance, and debug text toggles. If you got annoyed at the game beeping at you when your character was refilling his or her oxygen tank, you’ll be happy to know that sound is a thing of the past.

The team said that these changes were “long-requested” and hopes that the playerbase enjoys them.

Source: Patch notes


Osiris: New Dawn releases a trailer for Dawn of Aziel

On one hand, the new ice world of Aziel seems kind of appropriate for the season when it gets added to Osiris: New Dawn. On the other hand, maybe that’s just our climate talking, isn’t it? For all we know it’s the middle of a relatively balmy summer on that planet. It’s just cold by our standards. You can check out the trailer down below and decide for yourself if your association of weather is appropriate or just planetary relativism.

The upcoming major update also adds in mecha-crab mounts, new weaponry, and skill tree systems, so you can have plenty of fun even if you’re not walking in a winter wonderland. (From a human perspective.) Again, you can see all of it in action just below, so why not check that out?

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Osiris: New Dawn solves save errors with patch, plans in-game showers

You know how there are dealbreakers with playing a game? Well, if you can’t save your progress, you are probably encountering a pretty big one.

The sci-fi survival sandbox Osiris: New Dawn has been struggling with just this problem, but the good news is that with this week’s patch, saving issues should be a thing of the past. “We made it a huge focus to narrow down notorious saving issues, tested a bunch of variable causes, and we believe it should no longer be a major concern,” the team wrote.

The patch also added VOIP capabilities, although the devs said that getting the volume just right is still a work in progress.

What’s in store for the fledgling sandbox? New weapons, outdoor chem labs, landmines, new resources, biodomes, the skill system, and a functional shower! Not kidding!

Source: Patch notes


Massively OP’s guide to the best upcoming indie MMORPGs, part three

Over the last couple of weeks, we shared with you part one and part two of our guide to the best upcoming and current indie MMORPGs on the market. Naturally, there were always those titles that we overlooked or couldn’t fit into the space, so we are back with the third and final part of this guide to make sure that all of your favorite games got mentioned.

As a side note, we won’t be covering most of the survival sandbox and mere multiplayer titles, as that would be too much for the scope of this guide. And if you’re interested in these games, then you’ll definitely want to track our Make My MMO and Betawatch columns.

On with part three!

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Make My MMO: Elyria’s funding and Osiris’ console plans (October 1, 2016)

This week in MMO crowdfunding news, Chronicles of Elyria caused an unintentional stir this week when Soulbound Studios posted that it still needed up to $3 million to completely finish the game. While it wasn’t exactly a secret, the revelation was still a surprise to many players as it wasn’t expressly stated in the Kickstarter earlier this year. Compounding the consternation was Soulbound’s simultaneous notice that it would not be granting refunds for Kickstarter donations. Studio boss Jeromy Walsh told Massively OP in a lengthy interview that the money raised through Kickstarter and pre-Kickstarter investment from friends and family is being used to create a minimal viable product and that while the company does plan to crowdfund using its website store, most of the remaining money will be raised through investors or publishers, not players.

Meanwhile, we offered up a checklist for how to approach MMO Kickstarting from the player end, Shroud of the Avatar launched release 34, Albion Online released its Elaine patch, HEX published three new signature decks, and on the planetary survival sandbox front, ROKH delayed its early access to next year, while Osiris: New Dawn swooped into early access and announced console launches for 2017.

Read on for more on what’s up with MMO crowdfunding this week and the roundup of all the crowdfunded MMOs we’ve got our eye on!

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Betawatch: Chronicles of Elyria begins the search for more money (September 30, 2016)

Good news, fans of Chronicles of Elyria! You can now give the developers more of your money via the game’s web store, which is good for them, as they need another cool three million to finish the game. No refunds. The negative reaction to this was apparently quite surprising to studio founder Jeromy Walsh.

But hey, that’s just a game that will hope to one day be in beta, right? Let’s move on to other beta news.

  • Looking for some action involving hacking and slashing? It’s always hacking and slashing, never cutting and stabbing or smashing and crushing. That’s a bit odd, isn’t it? Sign up for the MU Legends beta and you can discuss that whilst violent-verbing and synonymous-violent-verbing your way through things.
  • Survival sandbox ROKH has delayed its testing plans slightly to January 2017 instead of this year, citing the unusual depth of the game’s systems making development slower than expected. Maybe that’s exactly it! We’re not testing it, so we don’t know.
  • Osiris: New Dawn is in early access right now, so if you can content yourself with a survival sandbox that’s set on an alien world instead of Mars, you can probably deal with the loss.
  • What’s the deal with the world behind The Exiled? Who was even exiled? Was it you? You’ll find out, as the game now has a lore team hired on to help guide its development.
  • Oh, and that Amazon game announcement happened, and it was pretty awesome. That’s something to note.

Hark! There are more games down in the test list below. Have some of them gone into open beta with a functional cash shop without telling us? Why, let us know about those scamps, we don’t let them stay on the list. Games with non-functional cash shops are another story.

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Osiris: New Dawn has launched on Steam early access

Enough slacking and lollygagging about in your humdrum life — there’s an alien planet that needs some serious colonizing, and you look just like the red shirt, er, brave adventurer to do it! The sci-fi survival sandbox Osiris: New Dawn officially kicks off its early access program on Steam today, inviting players to test their mettle as they try to make it on a hostile world in deep space.

The team has stressed that the early access is but the core version of the full game to come: “We’ve built Osiris to have a great technical framework which will allow us to continually add new creatures, game modes and visual elements — we want to stuff every possible inch of coolness into this space adventure. Our plan is to provide consistent major updates throughout early access as well as create an entire Solar System to visit before the full version is released.”

Curious what the game looks like? We’ve got a gameplay video for you to check out after the jump!

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