MMO fans might recall that Astaria was billed as a “hardcore fantasy MMORPG with emphasis on social communities, crafting, party combat, territory capture and player vs. developer,” and it’s delayed its early access launches multiple times. The most recent date was supposed to be January 2020, but the game missed that window and all these months later is still flagged merely “coming soon” on Steam.
While the official website is no longer functional as I type this, the game’s Discord is indeed still up, and it appears that most of the studio communication continues there. According to announcements made by the the game’s lead dev this past September, there’s even a test event coming up.
“Hey all, the announcement everyone’s been waiting for. The update on the next test. October 16th to the 18th will be a public test. This test is a pretty big one. The biggest addition is… Instanced Dungeons and traits. Early backers will get a dungeon only test before then to make sure it’s good to go for a public test. More info will be available that week.”
However, a follow-up note says this schedule may be delayed by a week, which… won’t be a surprise from this studio, let’s be honest.