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State of the Game: The Flooded Ruins


Executive Producer
Stormhaven Studios

State of the Game: The Flooded Ruins

“Something isn’t right about these Emberdrifts… Something is just off. I feel so isolated. Yet the allure of Ember in them - it’s too great to ignore. I need the Ember Essence!”

- Unknown Drifter’s Journal Entry

Free Weekend:
The free weekend is nearly upon us. We’d like to invite drifters new and old to come and check out the new additions, updates, and performance improvements we’ve made over the last few months. Join us starting at noon CST/7pm CET on June 2nd until 11:59pm CST on June 4th for this event. Those who haven’t purchased the game and don’t have access to download the client yet can create an account and then head to their account page once the event starts at noon CST/7pm CET to download the client and log into the game using their forum username and password.

Events for the free weekend can be found here: Free Weekend Event Post

As you may know community is one of the main pillars of our game design and our operation as a game studio. Internally we’ve been focusing on how we can grow the community in Embers Adrift without compromising the friendly and helpful community that has developed in our game. We recently made a large investment into marketing and have taken a new approach towards our marketing strategy and we’re excited to see the fruits of that begin to gain traction and grow as we approach June. Additionally, We will have a big announcement to share as we wrap up our Free Weekend on June 4th. Stay tuned to hear what Stormhaven has in store for Embers Adrift next!

You can support us by buying the game HERE for yourself or for a friend, and subscribing as time goes on or even purchase a month of game time for your friends who may not have an active subscription. We also have a MERCH SHOP and a SOUNDTRACK if you'd like to support us in other ways. As a small company trying to go against the grain by not focusing on maximum monetization of our game we want to say a huge “thank you” to our subscribers, your support means so much to us.

We are a small, but passionate team and we hope to continue to impress you all with what we’ve got planned for the rest of 2023 in Embers Adrift. Let’s dive into this month’s update, The Flooded Ruins:
Brief Recap:

Last update drifters discovered the Forgotten Depths phase II and Grimstone Canyons phase II, both featuring the new enemy, the Shrieks, as well as the following:
  • New unique mobs and rare loot
  • New Faction Banners
  • Bag dragging
  • New Quests
  • DLSS performance settings
  • New custom headgear
  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements
  • and more…
You can read the detailed patch notes here. Join us as we expand the Embers Adrift world and uncover the lore of its past with each monthly update. Now, onto the new updates.
New Major Updates:

This month drifters get to explore the Flooded Ruins Ember Vein and the Drolsc’s Lair Ember Vein that have been introduced into Redshore Forest and Grimstone Canyon respectively. The first is for ~ level 25 players and the second is for ~ level 48 players. Both have their own unique bosses and loot. This update also comes with some buffs to Wardens, Juggernauts, Berserkers, and Brigands. A number of bugs have been fixed and performance has seen a big boost through some work with shadows. The tech team continues to make great strides in performance, come and try the game during our free weekend to see just how much work we’ve done in that arena.

We’ve added 6 new quests that introduce our first round in campaign quests for crafters. These provide both an item and a repeatable unique recipe for crafters.

We added a tutorial section to the log to help new players look up helpful advice that they may have missed in their initial time in the game. Check out the different tabs in the log (L) to see if you missed anything.

Positional bonuses had some work done on them and we’ve renamed the +Flanking stat to +Positional in order to avoid any confusion about when this Stat is active.

Dual Wielding has been adjusted to bring it more in line with 2 handed weapons so that Strikers can make more interesting decisions about weapon choices.

And finally, Tooltips in the game have undergone a massive overhaul to clear up confusing notation. You can now hold alt while hovering over abilities, items, and other things to get more in depth information, as well as hold shift to see the next tier of power on abilities.

To read the full list of patch notes please visit this link and you can check out a video showcase for this patch made by Elloa HERE.
As we iterate from patch to patch, adjusting current content and adding new content, we are asking our community to keep the feedback coming and to please be patient with us as we make adjustments. Thank you all!

Stay tuned into our YouTube channel, our TWITTER, and our DISCORD server for info about our new content and latest news. You can also take a look at our patch notes on the Embers Adrift forums.