18 December 2006

The last steps before the update

Some days ago we released the RC (release candidate), and despite for some problems (such as the autoupdate process overwritting some of the newer files with old stuff) we are almost ready for the next update which should be, if everything is well, this Friday.

Roja and some map makers are working at fixing some new map problems, while I am working at adding the new armor (bronze).
While adding a new armor might seem trivial, it is actually a lot of work. The items have to be placed in the definition files, together with their degraded counterparts, then there is some work ballancing this armor so it won't be too weak or too powerful compared with the steel and titanium armor, the right prices have to be set, the items have to be added to the NPC, the repairer NPC need to be updated to repair this kind of armor, new knowledge and books have to be defined, and so on.

I really miss programming sometimes, updating the definition files is no fun :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eh, eh, why not programming a definitions upgrader tool? Continue your great job! :D


18/12/06 02:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure it'll turn out great. It always does. :D

Can't wait to see the new armor in action...

20/12/06 13:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alot of work for adding few new items = Bad design of the server.

The update is soo small that it wouldn't even require a server restart if designed properly.

Seems alot of stuff is actually hardcoded, that's bad, very bad.

21/12/06 14:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friday passed, what's going on with the update?

23/12/06 21:37  
Blogger Radu said...

Yes, Anonymous, good point.
We will be working at a new system where the server reads our minds and implements all the new items, maps, manufacturing formulas, knowledge, monsters and so on by itself, without a restart.

24/12/06 05:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that would be funny if it wasn't sad.

Scripting? Does that word mean anything to you?

P.S. I would like more if the future server that you work on will be able to read the minds of THE PLAYERS.

24/12/06 10:58  

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