How do you actually play with other players in Nightingale? The developers provide answers.
Nightingale: Details on the multiplayer aspects and more
Nightingale is a survival MMO that you can play alone or with up to five other players. But how exactly does cooperation with other players work? At the start of the Early Access phase, you won't have any contact with PvP elements or friendly fire. By default, you will not meet any other players unless you are in a co-op party or have given your realm the status "public".
However, if you are in a public realm, other players can interact with the things you have created. They can either help or sabotage you. You are even able to invite these other players into your party. However, there is one important detail you should bear in mind. Loot that you receive from enemies is based on your level, unlike loot that you find in the world. Quests, on the other hand, are tracked separately for each player. The only prerequisite for playing with other adventurers is completing the tutorial. After that, you can play alone or with others. You can also choose which realm you would like to set up your home in.
The developers at Inflexion Games have once again published some details about the last playtests. According to these, there were significantly fewer bugs than in previous tests. Players report a relatively smooth building process. Many testers also praised the new night sky and the atmosphere it creates. The same applies to numerous smaller comfort improvements and improved performance.
However, there are still a lot of construction sites. The interaction between the individual systems does not yet work perfectly. Wolves and boars, for example, joined forces in the last playtest to hunt players when they weren't killing each other. That was not intentional. In addition, a certain percentage of players had problems logging into the game at all. Such problems should be a thing of the past with the start of the Early Access phase. However, further news about NIghtingale will not be available until the new year.