The world of Gloria Victis is set to undergo some radical changes with the release of Update 361, adding a slew of new features to the medieval MMORPG, including guild banners, destructible buildings, and a sneak peek at future changes.
The developers revealed the introduction of guild banners, which can grant active buffs to players within their area of effect, incentivizing guild cooperation and strategy in the battlefield. Guild leaders will be rewarded with banners for reaching a certain level of guild activity. Once deployed, these banners give allies within their vicinity various buffs including health and stamina regeneration.
Adding to the immersive atmosphere of the game, houses and huts in capturable locations will now be destructible. According to the official statement, the introduction of these destructible buildings aims to elevate the siege experience by creating a sense of war and destruction that extends beyond castle fortifications to the heart of player settlements.
In the forthcoming week, the team will start sharing details about Guild Castles, another significant feature they have been focusing on for a while.
The team also revealed winners for the week’s screenshot and video contests, with recipients receiving in-game currency, called ambers. A Youtube video featuring game content by user I3rooX was selected as the “Video of the Week.”
The latest Work in Progress insight unveiled a planned rebalancing of resource gathering, designed to make crafting more intuitive for beginners and efficient for adept crafters. Additionally, changes to the game’s economy are in the works, promising a more player-driven marketplace.
Among the most noteworthy proposed changes is the implementation of unique resource locations, where certain materials are exclusive to certain regions. This is expected to spur conflict over these areas and inject life into the marketplace as players will need to buy or fight for the resources they require.
In crafting, the team disclosed plans to overhaul the reinforcement system to make it more challenging and rewarding. Crafters will now only be able to craft up to a +3 item grade (as opposed to +6 previously), and the reinforcement system will be modified to balance out the effects of successful and failed attempts.
Update 361 also brings several quality of life improvements, including optimizations in shop filters, sound adjustments during large battles, and GPU-side optimizations for smoother FPS. Fixes have been made to reported cases of invisible kicks, and a missing quest board for beginners dedicated to tailoring and leatherworking in Midland has been introduced.
Lastly, the Voice of Drums (VoD) tournament’s required score to win has been decreased to make the events shorter.