Mirandus brings us another tech test / playtest for their fantasy MMO. Launching on May 15th, this playtest opens up an actual slice of the world letting players, explore, socialize, fight, hunt, and craft!
The next Mirandus playtest kicks off on May 15th and runs for two weeks (though no firm close date has been set). Players will need to own a Mirandus Exemplar character and keep it in their Gala wallet to join in this playtest. There are still some Exemplars available in the Gala Games store, and on third party markets.
Also, the NFT game items Ring of Discord, and Lantern of the Sun will be usable in-game. Both items provide a magical light source for the players. And these items should be useful because nights are really dark in Mirandus! In addition, anyone who owns a Mirandus VOX that matches the Exemplar (e.g. a Seafarer Exemplar and Seafarer VOX), will receive a health boost of 25% in the game.
This playtest is a huge expansion on previous tests. For starters, it features a full size zone – a play area that is 30 times larger than their goblin test last year! Players will be able to explore the zone, engage in combat, and craft various items. The Mirandus team says that they tuned up the difficulty of the monsters for this test. They also suggest bringing friends when heading out to dangerous areas!
Some players were allowed early access to the playtest for an hour, and you can see a number of gameplay videos posted on their Discord server. This event has actually led to some dissent among the playerbase. Apparently there is supposed to be a reward given to whoever is the first to kill the boss in this playtest. However, some of those who were in the early preview have scraped all the data and know spawn locations, loot tables, and the location of the boss in question, giving them a significant advantage in the competition. Now there is some discussion about changing the reward plans. Head over to the Mirandus Discord to join in the chat.
Another milestone arrives with this playtest — the end of the sale for Firebrand steeds. Once this playtest completes, any remaining, unsold Firebrand Steeds will be burned, and these NFTs will never be offered again!
What is Mirandus?
In development since 2020, Mirandus is an fantasy MMO by Gala Games . Built with Unity, Mirandus is a first-person, open-world, fantasy MMO where players own everything. From the clothing on their backs to the shops in towns, to the towns themselves! Mirandus features a complex, interconnected economy where players assume the more ordinary roles of blacksmiths, hunters, and tavern keepers in addition to explorers and adventure seekers.
Adventurers will need food, armor repairs, and potions for their next adventures. The blacksmith needs wood from the woodcutter, while the butcher needs meat from the farmer. There are many production lines and players can enjoy being a farmer, an adventurer, a trader, or even a bard!
Players with land plots choose where to place it on the map. Close to a dungeon for more foot traffic? Or near a river for farming and trade? Or perhaps in a mountain pass to levy taxes on anyone who wants to pass through! When the game launches, there will be five citadels, the biggest cities in the game world. These give the owner the right to create and lead their own faction, charge taxes on trade, and so on. Business owners then work out deals with the land owners to place and run their buildings.
And, of course, Mirandus will feature the expected hunting and gathering, battles, both PvE and PvP, and dungeons to search for fabulous treasures!
To learn more about Mirandus, visit their website, follow them on Twitter, and join their Discord.