Chronicles of Elyria’s February newsletter rolled out last night to fans and backers, and it’s primarily focused on goings-on in the community, but there are some tidbits of note, including mention of armor sculpt armor concepts, the website update, sketches of Brudvir architecture, the surname feature, and sales events. The core of the piece actually comes at the end, when Soulbound discusses what’s next: title transfers, package merging, rewards, domain and settlement selection, and the 0.5.0 production update blog.
So will that appease malcontents? Probably not. There’s been a mild fuss on Reddit over the last couple of weeks as fans who helped to Kickstart the game in 2016 to the tune of $1.36 million are grumbling over the perceived lack of significant progress on the project and lack of produce the promised big December stream (the last one appears to have been in September). Even the commenters on this newsletter point out the promised production blog has been a long time coming, though some backers have suggested the significant progress is all going on in Discord behind closed doors – and behind the NDA – rather than in the monthly newsletters.
Readers will recall that after we named Chronicles of Elyria our MMO with the stormiest future at the end of last year, Soulbound Studios’ Jeromy Walsh said of his team, “We ARE the storm” coming in 2019.