Minecraft MMORPG Hegemony has been delayed from its weekend launch

    
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Minecraft MMORPG Hegemony has been delayed from its weekend launch

We’ve been covering indie Minecraft MMORPG Hegemony all week, and if you were as intrigued by it as we were, you know it was set to launch tomorrow. Unfortunately, the developer announced a two-week delay today thanks to two “hitches.” The first hitch is just the nature of indies: When you have a three-person dev team and two people are sick, you can’t really launch a new MMORPG with all that it entails. But the second hitch is down to performance issues.

“We did not start stress testing early enough and this is our responsibility, we messed up,” the studio writes. “We were able to fix a lot of underlying performance issues in the last few days but to ensure a smooth gaming experience we decided to delay the release to make sure things are fine. […] As gamers ourselves, we personally know the frustration of disconnecting, server related issues, and game-breaking bugs and would rather take the flak for delaying rather than deliver a product that is broken and provides a fundamentally bad gaming experience due to performance related issues.”

The new launch date is March 7th. As we’ve previously noted, it’s an MMORPG based on Minecraft, with an elaborate crafting system, storylines, questing, combat, minigames, hireable NPCs, land and homes – the works.

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Magneticfish999

This is an amazing server. It is unfortunate to hear it has been delayed after all the hard work the devs have put in, but it is better to wait than to release a server that cannot hold everyone that wants to play. For those wondering, I have probably followed the server for a few years now. When I started, you could hardly say it was a server. There was no open weekends, it was just an idea that would have a few openings so people could explore mechanics. In the time in between, I stopped playing Minecraft. I was tired of each server essentially being the same as all the others. Even though I did not play, I still followed this servers discord. They had an open weekend, I played, and now here I am. I am playing Minecraft again, even if it feels like its own game. This server is the most unique and fun one I have ever played on. The amount of time the devs have put in might classify them as insane, but it paid off. This server is like no other. I recommend everyone to give it a try.

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XanadoX

For those that have already played. Did you have fun?
Pros/cons

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MSGNinja

Yes I have fun with in it. While the early access didn’t have all the new features that wasn’t implemented in it like land owned, NPC owned, and mini game PvP, it was quite fun. No liner story which is great. Open world. Crafting is fun. Hunting is fun. Love the town. Fast travel point is great because it is a big world. Many players pick and decide what they want to be. Only little amount of players choose combat. Huge amount choose fishing only. Many try to become blacksmith or leather worker. Some try to make farmland to make their own dishes. There are some Easter egg in the server like the priest stealing money from the poor but you won’t know that until you do the quest. Or find a hidden mine that have best loot/boss to fight. Many awesome features that I like in MMORPG

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XanadoX

Thx.

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.-* emyka *-.

So far one of the most professional and down-to-earth developers/staff I’ve had the chance to see and interact with. The amount of work put into the project is astonishing! I’m looking forward to it~

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MSGNinja

I prefer they delay and fix the problem rather than release a broken version. If they release while there are bugs and have server problem, many will quit playing. They have been working on it and still working on it to fix and improve the server for everyone to enjoy. They have been working working extremely hard on it and hope that they feel better after being sick.

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styopa

Sorry to hear their devs are sick, it’s damned disappointing when you have a product all set to go and *something* random like that happens to deflate it a little.

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Rni

My thought on the delay

The thing I enjoy the most about the Hegemony Discord is looking in the #changelog chat. The developers of the project have been working really hard the past few months(and before that). I was quite hyped for the release this weekend, but during stress testing they stumbled up on some performance issues. Which delayed the launch for two weeks.

In my opinion I would rather have a smooth experience then a less smooth one. So I totally support the delay, and will be looking forward to play on March the 7th.

The developers have been communicating everything very clear with the community via discord massive props for that.

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Dragon legos

In my opinion I believe it should have this wait since it will be so worth it whether or not you like minecraft this is an amazing mmorpg and I’d rather wait two weeks for it’s playable state then get it released tomorrow and not be able to play it at all. It’s an mmorpg that I’ve liked since I saw Lena giving me the choice to pick. “Fame”

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VikalhT

With the time I’ve currently had with this server, I can honestly say that this is the best move for them. I can completely agree with the notion of giving players a smooth first time on entry and from the stress test I could already tell that the development team is already hard at work ironing out those issues.

Patience is a virtue and I think that Hegemony is definitely something worth waiting for! It’s gonna be great when it finally gets in shape.

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ItsTaDevil

As someone who played for months in the close beta test and the recent stress test, I can see huge improvements in the game with each passing day/week. I think it would be worth the wait and not to mention the developers have put in lots of time, money and resources into the game on top of working in their day job. They could release in the current state, polish the website and fix the game after it’s “released” if they needed the additional funds but they choose to delay it knowing it would affect their bottom line.

Thanks to news website like this, the game, Hegemony, has gotten lots of new following and I’m sure the game’s release will not disappoint! :)