At the end of April, Niche Worlds Cult conducted a stress test for a retro MMORPG Monsters & Memoriesand the MMO community appeared to be heavily represented, with nearly 3,000 sign-ups, 2,156 accounts, over 1,000 concurrent players, and more than 7,000 characters created.
“The first server’s Night Harbor zone quickly surpassed 500 people and to our delight, there were no crashes.” Says Shawn Lord of Niche Worlds Cult. “[E]When the number essentially reached around 1,000 players in the zone, things deteriorated significantly, but we were able to understand the adjustments we would be making in the next stress test session on Saturday. […] People spread out pretty well and while there were still issues with lag, overall we were very happy with the test and the technical performance.”
To that end, the studio is already working to support the client for the next round. “We will continue to focus on developing the proof of concept, and with the stress test behind us, we’re in a position to conduct even more gameplay-oriented testing in the future,” the team writes.
Monsters & Memories was first announced as two years ago Project_Nled by Lord who was lead content designer for several SOE games including EverQuest And DC universe On-line. The game is meant to be a “classic fantasy MMO,” and it is EverQuest Inspirations are obvious.