Yesterday, we covered Project Gorgon’s development cadence and Elder Game developer Eric Heimburg’s explanation for why he hadn’t just hired on more devs to spit out faster updates. It’s worth a read for anyone curious about why some (good) indie developers run marathons rather than sprints.
But once you’re done with that, you might be interested to know that the actual update that prompted the discussion has indeed arrived. The highlight of the patch is a brand-new solo dungeon for the sandbox MMORPG: the Rahu Sewers.
“This dungeon hides many secrets and is home to new types of level 60 creatures. Some of these monsters pose new challenges to overcome, and the dungeon itself holds various tools to help you overcome them,” the studio writes. “The sewer is balanced around players who have decent level 50-55 equipment. We know that it can be difficult for solo players to get gear in the level 50-55 range — that’s something we’ll be working on in a future update! If you don’t feel that your equipment is up to par, you might consider some pick-up duoing with another player in the short term. (And remember: being in a group boosts the XP you both earn, too!) While the dungeon is intended for solo (or duo) play, there are also a few Boss monsters tucked away as challenges for pick-up groups. They aren’t pushovers, though. If you run into a boss warning screen, don’t get complacent: the boss curses here are real!”
But of course, there’s more to the update, including a crapton of damage and skill balancing changes that even the devs admit are dense. Take a peek at the whole list.