Hey everyone – I pushed out a new code update today, so here’s a summary
PCs no longer have their own inventories – instead, there is a single inventory for your whole Party
Items are equipped directly from party inventory into character weapon/armor slots
when items are unequipped, looted, bought from a shop, or bought from the market, they go directly into the party inventory
PCs can no longer act as vendors in the market
Support Characters (SPCs) are in the game. You can hire up to two SPCs at the employment center south of East Hopitan.
SPCs will be used for a variety of non-combat tasks in the future. For now, they can only be used to sell items in the market. The market pretty much works the same as it did before, except instead of using PCs out of your party to list items in the market, you use SPCs.
SPCs have their own inventories. You can move items from your party’s inventory into an SPCs inventory and vice versa whenever an SPC is not “working”.
These changes make items and inventories much easier to work with. They also allow you to have a couple vendors without sacrificing active PCs. Since you have to buy the SPCs, it means that not just anyone can list items in the market – this is bit of a downside, but it’s a blessing in disguise because it means the market will no longer be flooded with newbie items.
Sorry, there’s no extra content in this update – more missions are coming very soon though. We also just moved to a new server for this update, and the performance should be a little better. Also, the “double/out of turn action” problem should be cleared up.
I’d like to increase the number of SPC up to five or so, and as soon as possible. (Not waiting for other jobs for those guys). And sure you can increase the hiring fees again. I just think there should be more trading and in the whole realm, not just hopitan and in the mining city.