Whatever happened to the Jane Austen MMO Ever, Jane?

    
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Don’t worry – Ever, Jane is as fine as ever. But it popped back on our team’s radar this week as a game we haven’t checked in on for a while, so we decided to do just that.

MMO players will recall that Ever, Jane is the Jane Austen universe MMO with a heavy emphasis on roleplaying and social gameplay. Like a lot of indie MMOs, it’s long since missed its original launch window and is currently still in open beta. Its last big update landed back in January, after 3 Turn Productions declared the game “feature complete.” That update cleaned up the code, buffed customer support, and polished housing. 3 Turn also warned that patches from the indie team would be slowing down as the devs working on the game had diminished to just two people.

“With a team of 9 people we were able to put patches out quarterly, but now that all the artwork is complete, though not all yet in game, the team is down to two people who will complete the polish and adding of content prior to launch,” the studio wrote. “With a smaller team we plan on a slower patch schedule. We will loosely aim for a patch every 6 mos., more if a feature is sufficiently polished to warrant getting it out sooner.”

Subsequent dev messages, it seems, have been posted over on Facebook rather than the official site or forums. There’s a pitch video, work on framerate improvements, QA server testing, database efforts, and then most recently, less than a month ago, a notice of delay: “The current patch got delayed when I removed a hack from 2016 which got that patch out but would bite us later. Apparently it’s later, it bit us, and removing it uncovered an ugly mess I am sorting through now.”

So there you go: Ever, Jane is still under development.

A little pitch demo

A short walk through to demo the game…

Posted by Ever, Jane on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Here’s a recap of our Ever, Jane coverage since 2015!

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Covynant001
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Covynant001

Sounds like its pretty much dead, Jim.

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Bryan Correll

Probably the same thing that happened to Randolph Scott.

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styopa

Clearly this game would be improved by endgame raiding, loot pinatas of epics, and of course, a cash shop.

“Why Mr Darcy, what a delightful sparklepony you ride this morning.”
“Indeed, Miss Bennett,” Darcy replied, doffing his hat, “he farts rainbows. I think I shall call him Butt-Stallion.”

Then I would have to wait for Ever, Jane Classic where they returned to the original hardcore Ever, Jane gameplay.

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styopa

You’d probably have more upvotes but I’m pretty sure you have to be over 40 (50?) to get this.
Good work as always.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Thanks.I would add that MassivelyOP is probably not site one would post on if upvotes were the motivating factor

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Bryan Correll

They motivate me!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Well there you go:)

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Utakata

…yep. I would get better /upvote yield if I where to troll /Reddit instead. O.o

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Schlag Sweetleaf

What would this little corner of the internet be without you though,Uta?

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Utakata

Dull and pigtailess? >.<

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Bryan Correll

We could take care of that second part.

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Utakata

Jane’s addiction… o.O

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Barnoc N'Draak

I wish them the best, but seriously, I don’t see how they can honor the lore while maintaining class balance. (Ba dum tis)

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Daniel Reasor

…So still no PvP patch?

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K38FishTacos

The Catty Comments patch incoming…

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Ailsa Nordstrom

Cool! I was just thinking about this game the other day!