While the information flow from the Earthrise
beta is a bit slower than we'd like, the team at Masthead
is occasionally letting tidbits slip out into the wilds of the internet. In addition to last month's interview
with studio head Atanas Atanasov and lead writer Momchil Dilov, Masthead
has posted a beta screenshot
showing off the sci-fi MMORPG's robust crafting interface.
As ever, details are sketchy, but a thorough look at the shot reveals what seems to be a fairly complicated crafting system, with information on three separate processes (disassembling, recycling, and manufacturing) and a fourth, engineering, barely viewable at the bottom left of the main window. The screenshot also shows four variants of the item being crafted, in this case a Fasetech Rifle Chassis.
While we don't yet have many details as to how the system works, we can say that the shot whets our appetite for the kind of in-depth crafting system that seems to have deserted the MMO scene in recent years, and we'll be keeping a close eye on the Earthrise