Ever, Jane just gave you a personal butler. You’re welcome.

One of Ever, Jane’s biggest advantages is providing a social gameplay experience that is unlike what you’ve experienced in other MMOs. And while your fancy games may have striking graphics, action-packed combat, and expansive worlds, do they give you butlers? Because Ever, Jane just did that.

Personal butlers came with this week’s Open Beta 4 update to facilitate morning calls between players. Who wouldn’t love to drop in for a visit and gossip over tea? It’s how the Massively OP staff starts every day, to tell the truth, along with a spot of sabotage (which has also come back with this patch).

The patch also added some new NPC AI, as well as fixes to “misbehaving” furniture and roaming bands of horses. The team notes that this build will see a slight frame rate decrease and still hasn’t reactivated the Mac version, which remains broken.

Source: Patch notes

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Daniel Reasor

Still no word on patching in playable lizard people?

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johnwillo

Well, of COURSE there are lizard people. How the hell could you play a Jane Austen game without THEM!

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Tobasco da Gama

Heavens, I’m glad this dreadful oversight has at last been corrected!

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Rees Racer

Logically, I’d prefer a valet rather than a butler. Of course, both would be preferable depending on the scope of this game. But I suppose the developers can more easily task responsibilities to a butler, which can be a male NPC for both male and female player-characters.

As children, we were schooled in étiquette of all sort, as we travelled extensively and were required to represent the family appropriately at all times. I remain intrigued at the premise of this title, but I’m not certain I want to engage in such pretense in a game setting, which I normally reserve for escapism. ;)

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johnwillo

I’ve not played the game, yet, but I imagine that even the most modest household of the characters in this game would have at least one manservant or maid that could assist the characters with mundane tasks. Perhaps they went with a generic “butler” to represent whatever servants exist, but are not depicted, in the game. Especially since, to many, “valet” may be associated more with parking vehicles these days.

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johnwillo

And, totally not related to any other thread on this article, if your character was a serving military officer then instead of a butler or a valet, you would have a… batman.

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Rees Racer

My point exactly with using a “butler” to cover all the necessary tasks. I realise “valet” is now used in the States as term for one who parks cars. A shame another word could not have been used instead. While unfortunate, I’d like to see the game (re)introduce the title (used since the 16th century) to everyone who might play.

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johnwillo

So… I have a stately manor and a butler. Is there any chance that I can get a cave beneath the manor, perhaps outfitted with equipment to aid in fighting malefactors? I am thinking of creating an… unusual… Ever, Jane character.

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Jaymes Buckman

The aristocracy are a cowardly, superstitious lot. To beat them, you must become more than a gentleman.

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Randy Savage

Not the gentleman that Downton Abbey deserves, but the one it needs?

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johnwillo

Ever, Wayne

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Bree Royce

HOW is this not a thing yet

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Hirku

Heh, it was a thing 30 years ago. But I guess there’s a new animated movie version now.

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Bree Royce

I mean Ever, Wayne! :D

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Hirku

Gotham by Gaslight was awesome. I like this realistic art more than the style from the comic.