Update 0.11 - Providence
Welcome travellers to update V0.11 – Providence! This includes a whole series of BIG additions and updates to the game including:
Full update notes can be found here:
“Players are surprisingly helpful in this multiplayer Middle Ages wasteland” - PC Gamer
Note on Early Access:
The Black Death will launch on to Steam's Early Access program. This means the game is still in active development and is liable to change. The Early Access program will not only allow the player enjoy the fantastic gameplay experience that is The Black Death, but will also allow the player to make a real difference to how the game progresses.
PATCH NOTES V0.09 – KNIGHTS, OUTLAWS, SKILL TREE UPDATE, WELLNESS SYSTEM AND MUCH MORE!
Welcome to the gritty medieval world of The Black Death. The plague has ravaged Western Europe, leaving a trail of destruction in its path, those who endure struggle against sickness, scarce resources and other desperate survivors.
Choose a realistic medieval profession each with their own way to survive. Enter a huge multiplayer open world set in 14th century western Europe. Explore castles, ports, bandit camps and much more in as you craft, loot and pillage in an epic struggle to survive against the The Black Death itself.
Blog - The Black Death Update V0.09 - Community Overview
Protect the realm as a Knight, or live a life of crime as an Outlaw. Two new professions come to The Black Death, along with a whole host of new features in the latest update..
This is a very good game with a lot of potential, I can see it going to great places, and the devs are very comitted to making it the best game it can possibly be. The only major issue I have run into so far (and it is a very frustrating one) is the lag that is mentioned in the other reviews. You don't notice it just running around but when trying combat or trying to craft it can get in the way quite a bit. I hope that the issue is fixed soon.
I really like the game and it's concepts but it badly suffers from too early access syndrome and lacks any optomization, not enough and very glitchy a.i and npcs etc. I'm going to give it a miss for a couple of months and let a few more patches and hopefully it will have taken form and unlocked it's great potential.
I spent roughly 4 hours making wooden bowls before I found some poor fellows 3.6k gold stash and bought myself a house. Soon after I ran into another player, who was brutally murdering all the guards. I hid in my house. Every time I went past where the guards were killed, it played a slash sound followed by their screams in a loop. It was like being constantly reminded how much of a horrible person I was for leaving those guards to die, but I had a stick and dude had a fencing sword; I'm not fighting that. I found a barn I could buy and live in and it had a pig in it. I was ecstatic until the game said I already had a house, all the npcs in the village had caffeine issues too, shaking everywhere. There was a super shady npc who was selling 'basic' food in front of a poisoned well. Like we all couldn't tell you poisoned the well to boost sales, you're the only one who is selling apples to replenish my thirst. I thought bandits were just kind fellows running up to you to say 'hi' but they're running up to you because they want to brutally murder you; but if you get two and time it right, they will fight each other. They don't take kindly to you watching though and the winner will immediately turn on you.
So far so good. Mostly video performance, server lag and minor common glitches that are holding it up so far. Gameplay is fun, think Day Z only with the plague in Medieval times. After some improvements this can have a lot of potential.
Amazing Potential. It can be infuriating, but people don't seem to remember that this is early access. This game is incredibly fun to play, even with glitches. It has loads of cool aspects, a beautiful world, interesting concepts, and as I say again, amazing potential. A great community too. Everyone is eager to role play, and there is hardly any needless killing. Definitely worth it, even if you don't play it till it comes out.
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