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Development Update June 2023

Categories: Aether Story Game Dev
Written by thephantom on Jun 04 2023

Hello Citizens of Aethoria,

I want to express my profound gratitude for your ongoing support and patience. It's your passion that fuels my drive to create a gaming experience that will exceed all expectations. The journey of developing Aether Story has been an extraordinary one, and today, I'm excited to bring you an update on where we currently stand.

Over the last year, we've been navigating through some significant transitions. Some of our valued team members have moved on to explore new ventures, leaving me a bit short-handed. Additionally, unforeseen health challenges haven't helped. While these challenges were unexpected, I want to assure you that each is being actively considered and transformed into an opportunity for growth and improvement.

During this period, I've had time to reflect on Aether Story. This introspective journey has led to an exciting new direction for the game: going back to the original goal and vision. I'm working to take Aether Story beyond what's presented in the current playable Alpha and refine its core to create an even more immersive and engaging experience.

At its core the main goal could be summerized as strengthening and deepening the role-playing aspect of Aether Story. Through less handholdy narratives, less lengthy cutscenes, and more choice. Choice where you quest, how you respond, but more. Choice on what professions you specialize in, plus which skills and spells you unlock, both of which will be presented through talent trees. Tailor your game-play experience to your unique playstyle.

I'm expanding the crafting system, introducing a variety of professions each with unique specializations and talent points that can be spent to further customize how you approach the profession. This will offer a more immersive, customizable crafting experience. Additionally, I'll be implementing more gathering professions. This will give you a broader range of resources to discover and collect, making the world of Aether Story even more interactive.

I'm also excited to raise the level cap, offering new milestones and challenges for experienced adventurers like yourself. Along with new dungeons, zones, and places to explore. Adding to the diversity of our world, I'm also introducing multiple playable races. Each race will bring its own unique lore and attributes, giving you even more ways to engage with the world of Aether Story.

In closing, I want to emphasize my commitment to creating a unique and enriching MMORPG experience. The path of game development is often unpredictable, and sometimes, it requires making difficult decisions to ensure the quality of the final product. 

I genuinely appreciate your understanding during this time. Your unwavering support and patience inspire me to work harder every day. I promise that the wait will be worth it.

Stay tuned for more updates on the development of Aether Story. The best is yet to come!

 

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