Valheim modders are turning the survival sport right into a 1,000-player MMO


Valheim gamers have been fast to make the Viking survival sport their very own. For the reason that sport hit Steam Early Entry earlier this yr, we’ve seen heaps of mods that take it in several instructions. A Diablo-like loot mod encourages you to play it like a dungeon crawler, whereas a magic mod makes it extra like Skyrim. Now, although, gamers have their sights set on turning the survival sport into an MMO, a lofty goal certainly.

One of many individuals engaged on the mission tells me over electronic mail that two FAANG engineers, a senior sport designer, and some builders from a World of Warcraft server mission referred to as MaNGOS make up the crew. In the event you haven’t heard of the mission, it fashioned the premise for million-plus participant WoW legacy servers Nostalrius and Elysium, which prompted a good bit of pleasure again within the day.

The crew is looking this one VaLNGOS – Valheim Giant Community Recreation Object Server Suite, should you’re curious – and it’s trying to observe an identical construction to the one it set out with ManGOS. Which means shifting all server processing from participant’s computer systems to the server and utilizing specialised programming languages designed for writing working methods. One of many modders tells me that doing that can enable them to hit “participant counts within the hundreds”.

So what is going to all of this result in, other than Valheim lobbies with heaps of Vikings in a single purgatory? Alongside quality-of-life modifications, one of many builders tells me that the “final objective is enabling Hypixel-style minigames and new forms of huge RPG experiences”.

It’s nonetheless early doorways, so that you gained’t see this one for a wee bit, although the crew hopes to have an preliminary model within the coming months. In the event you’re eager to observe the crew’s progress within the meantime, although, yow will discover them on Discord. There’s additionally a web site you possibly can peruse for extra info.

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