forgive my historical accuracy if it is off, not a certified historian
From the day I clicked that 800 robux button, I was pretty excited to jump into this immersive one of a kind roblox MMORPG.
Vesteria was great in its Alpha state - frequent updates, a nice, smaller community to gather around, and other nostalgic things to go on and on about. I didn’t play religiously, but hopped on every few days in Alpha to see how things were growing.
Then came the near the release date of Beta; toxic Alphas who bought the game 3 minutes before beta released just to “flex” a red
𝛼, but overall toxicity didn’t go too far as most us supportive Alphas helped newcomers around (even some later Alphas like I, who didn’t play a lot) were guided as well.
This was around the streaming age of Vesteria as well, in the summer out of school. Many interacted with their communities vibrantly, lure/drop parties were happening, Vesteria was booming. Great times! fav streamer draggi
But over time, updates started to slow down a lot. Controversial topics like permadeath divided the community, an update drought and the community feeling dread, just wanting any kind of new content to release at all. Dev stream of new item leaks, shroompocalypse, QoL and bug fixes were all in queue. That sustained for a while, but eventually died down, quicker this time.
The enchantment wipe delays were also a bit of a ticky thing, upsetting a lot of the community. Around this time I really didn’t devote a lot of time to Vesteria; Colo was busted with lv60 swords, barely anyone in SQR, no new content at level 30 just yet. I started only getting on for major updates such as the enchantment wipe.
After the enchantment wipe, QoL updates started getting pushed out faster which gave some spiteful members of the community more trust in berezaa about getting updated out, only for a while.
Now up to present day. FW has just released and there’s already a lot of backlash from it. Why waste time trying to get to level 30 in 2 days? As of now, I still only play Vesteria to check out major updates a little, and I usually stay on for an hour; at most. Tried a little shroompoc to grab some scrolls (made a nice cute purple iron sword with greats) but party with randos always dies down. So I’m not pushed to get the best gear as of now.
The XP formula is as remains, totally busted. I can only do so much batty cage farming with a level 21 warrior.
One thing that really has interested me though is the developer choice to include lore! A backstory to Vesteria would be interesting to delve into and give us an understanding of the world. Other than this lore, there is no gameplay achievement to me as of now playing Vesteria.
Level 30 Mage, 21 Warrior, 13 Hunter.
So I ask you now; what motivates you to play Vesteria? What’s one of the things you want to complete?