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post Oct 8 2019, 06:59 PM
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These three months have went by so fast. Here is a quick update on the status of the next release.
  • I've got steam login and server selection in my development environment. Have to move it to Production yet for testing. This is proving harder than usual, for unknown reasons at this moment. After finishing this, we will have some other small integrations such as account binding and token purchasing, but that can come later.
  • Before we push to steam, we want to make a balance pass, 10-20 most annoying bug fixes, and have the quest log working.
  • Currently FujiQ and I have been concentrating on the quest log. We have all but a few done. Those being left are the book quests, dynamic quests, and the trainer quests. After we finish testing these internally, we will either spin up a new server for testing or just cross our fingers and upgrade H & L. Not sure how we are going to do it yet. (this might just fit in to the next point)
  • We will be looking at moving the servers to a new ISP for a better experience for all.
This all takes time, but I'll see if I can have FujiQ post some screens of the quest log and gather some of the needed balances/bug fixes.
Thanks all for being patient.
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post Dec 16 2019, 11:16 AM
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thinking in terms of steam. would it also be possible to tweak the business model? why not stick only with micro-transactions and get rid of the VIP system. it is essentially pay to win because you get more experience having bought it. i don't think this type of model is popular in fact i think it is holding the game back from a wider audience.I think mixing monthly subscriptions + micro-transactions is overkill and off putting.

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post Dec 16 2019, 07:59 PM
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Agreed. One or the other, not both.
Also send us our grab bags, it's been what... like 2 years? Geez. It's one of the reasons why people subbed in the first place.
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post Dec 17 2019, 02:56 PM
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I've always been ok with the VIP & micro transactions, but mainly because of the grab bag. I've seen other games where you could buy semi-random grab bags but i'm not convinced that would work well on AE, but 1 per month per account works nicely.

As for pay to win - not remotely true. If you think the game ends at 110 you have no clue, the game starts at 110. Winning is getting a sott, lance, e set, pirate ship, killing nith & proj & mukk and graal. You can actually buy most of those items, you can buy levels and characters, but that doesn't compare to killing the bosses and getting it yourself.

Once you've done all that you still aren't there, come to H and try se if you are brave enough to even leave town. Way more to the game than 110
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DEV Zarquon   Status update   Oct 8 2019, 06:59 PM
SendrithDuthjack   Neat; glad to see that there's some action. T...   Oct 8 2019, 07:35 PM
noobys   Can a SoTT be dropped as well from a non boss npc ...   Oct 8 2019, 10:01 PM
Dern Ironskull   That is some great news, thanks for the update...   Oct 9 2019, 10:46 AM
DEV Zarquon   We are going thru every quest and testing that the...   Oct 9 2019, 06:17 PM
Orno   Amazing news, can't wait   Oct 10 2019, 09:53 AM
sholeen   thank you for the update Dev Zarquon, looking forw...   Oct 12 2019, 06:48 AM
Dyrankor   Outstanding! The most glaring bug that I encou...   Oct 12 2019, 11:09 AM
noobys   Zarq still not able to inbox u on here says There ...   Oct 12 2019, 11:31 AM
Norco   Does this mean I should go on another suggestion s...   Oct 14 2019, 12:52 PM
Arazel   (Tried to PM this but was not able to) Kind of la...   Oct 14 2019, 07:16 PM
Norco   QUOTE(Arazel @ Oct 15 2019, 02:16 AM) Doe...   Oct 15 2019, 09:25 AM
Dyrankor   QUOTE(Arazel @ Oct 14 2019, 06:16 PM) Do ...   Oct 17 2019, 09:20 PM
7point62mm   Yes. Exactly. I quit the game because there was no...   Oct 15 2019, 09:37 AM
gagarila   Hello, I have been thinking about trying to cont...   Oct 16 2019, 02:51 PM
Bluntmonger   I dont know if this has been covered or not but ca...   Oct 18 2019, 09:12 PM
Butcher   any news on update?   Nov 23 2019, 09:09 AM
ricky   Been way long since I looked at the forums but goo...   Nov 24 2019, 06:35 PM
tomukas   if it goes on steam what if there could be a new s...   Nov 26 2019, 05:16 PM
Mangor   QUOTE(tomukas @ Nov 26 2019, 11:16 PM) if...   Dec 10 2019, 02:20 AM
Primo   Can we get an update on whats happening?   Dec 7 2019, 10:24 PM
DEV Zarquon   New Status Update: We have all the static quests d...   Dec 10 2019, 07:43 PM
noobys   How many programmers and designers is there now fo...   Dec 11 2019, 07:52 AM
DEV Zarquon   QUOTE(noobys @ Dec 11 2019, 08:52 AM) How...   Dec 15 2019, 06:08 PM
Golbez   QUOTE(DEV Zarquon @ Dec 10 2019, 07:43 PM...   Dec 12 2019, 12:06 PM
DEV Zarquon   QUOTE(Golbez @ Dec 12 2019, 01:06 PM) QUO...   Dec 15 2019, 06:11 PM
DEV Zarquon   QUOTE(Golbez @ Dec 12 2019, 01:06 PM) QUO...   Dec 15 2019, 06:13 PM
ricky   Yo we get it.. Server had a patch.. PLEASE GET RID...   Dec 11 2019, 03:54 PM
DEV Zarquon   QUOTE(ricky @ Dec 11 2019, 04:54 PM) Yo w...   Dec 15 2019, 06:09 PM
Pwn Zwn   Could there possibly be a spellbook update? Like w...   Dec 14 2019, 07:47 AM
Dyrankor   QUOTE(Mangor @ Dec 17 2019, 02:56 PM) As ...   Dec 18 2019, 12:25 PM
Zafar   at the end of the day. the people who have been pl...   Dec 18 2019, 03:44 PM
Mangor   QUOTE(Zafar @ Dec 18 2019, 09:44 PM) also...   Dec 20 2019, 01:43 AM
kolli0   I have to say from an lazier guy perspective, that...   Dec 21 2019, 03:42 PM
Mangor   I said years back that all new players should come...   Dec 22 2019, 07:35 AM
Dyrankor   For me, the best part of the game has always been ...   Dec 23 2019, 11:33 AM
Primo   Any update on whats happening now?   Jan 12 2020, 07:47 PM

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