Ha, as if it was something else at any point. Okay, those last weeks have been pretty busy, very much business, especially important “once in a lifetime” steps taken busy. I’ll spare out the exact procedures and stuff, and get straight ahead to my point:
These last weeks, very few things moved on the development team and server. Bron seems to be inspired right now, but hasn’t worked it off, if Sheck could, the game would likely be twice of its size by now, that much does he want to add stuff and work on it – but he doesn’t have the time, and I just completed what had me occupied over the last few weeks, just to realize I went out of the frying pan and into the fire. (In German, this figure of speech is “out of the rain, into the eaves/gutter”, by the way.)
Still, there are some plans left. Sheck will do stuff again when he finds the time, Bron wants to put stuff up as soon as he gets them written down. I’m currently planning an event that will, if everything works alright, hit the live server in March. It will be non-seasonal (no winter or spring event) and it will also be used to introduce a new “normal” skill branch, although a non-player usable one. I’ll have to see when and where I’ll put up a new huntable location with these skills.
The details of the event have to be worked out still – we do know the topic, we do know some basic storyline, but we do not know what subdivisions we’ll make for the Festival Skill tree… we’re only sure we’ll put a new branch to it, with at least two or three new leaves.
The event will likely consist of roaming NPC groups much like the Harvest Festival Event, though we’ll have to see how many of these foes will drop what kind of items. It will also hopefully sport at least one mini mission although I hope to make several ones. Don’t expect too much, we’re talking “Welcome to Hopitan”-scope here. After all, there are actions to write, foes to name and to design, items to think up and the mission has to be written… and then, all of this has to be tested.
Oh… it’ll be fun.
As always, you can ask questions. (If anybody bothers to read this. Heh.)