No doubt that you have heard about Dauntless’ launch on Tuesday, May 21st. And while that marks a new beginning for the monster hunting game, it also signifies an end to the old testing forums – and a temporary outage for the game.
“On May 20th, 2019, we’ll be taking the Dauntless forums offline,” the team posted. “This isn’t farewell, but it will be at least a month before we have them back up and running. In the meantime? Twitter. Reddit (/r/dauntless). Discord. Carrier pigeon.” And then last night, the game came offline for an “extended unplanned maintenance” until the console launch on Tuesday.
“We will not be back up until May 21. This isn’t a decision we came to lightly, and we know it’s not what you were hoping for. Unfortunately, we still have some critical work that we can’t do with the servers up. (We tried, and the servers bled.) Please know that we’re working on a solution for those of you who are now unable to complete your Hunt Pass. Once we have that put together, we’ll update here and let you know what to expect.”
And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)! [With thanks to Steve for our intro tip here!]
Your games are spying on you — and that info is being sold to the highest bidder. Welcome to the current cyberdystopia!
Improbable posted a spotlight diary on the cyberpunk Mankind Reborn, one of those small MMO projects you might have missed. “Our game doesn’t have the traditional progression systems that other MMO games use,” the dev team said. “In Mankind Reborn, you start off as a nobody, then depending on your social, economic and mechanical combat skills, you progress and carve your path in the game.”
Final Fantasy XIV has a new soundtrack for you to pre-order titled Journeys: “We are pleased to present the third official arrangement album for Final Fantasy XIV, featuring eighteen songs for listeners to enjoy. The album consists of seven piano arrangements, including Crimson Sunset accompanied by the beautiful shakuhachi instrument, and eight band arrangements, including eScape and Wayward Daughter! In addition, the album contains three bonus tracks as well!”