You can cite all of the fancy, flashy features in your MMO, but at the end of the day, if your game looks horrible and runs sluggishly, nobody’s going to play it. So let us rejoice that Gloria Victis has taken the time to tune up its game engine, offering players a smoother ride with improved visuals.
This week’s alpha patch “greatly improved” the performance for both the client and server, which the team said will contribute to more enjoyable skill-based combat. The draw distance for terrain and characters has grown significantly as well. “Defenders will be able to see invaders way faster, while the latter can sneak to a town or castle they want to claim, making use of the landform and hide in the woods,” the team explained.
The Valley of Death tournament also received some tweaks, including changing how NPCs respawn during the fight.