I've a lot in my mind lately and urm... I've realized of late how you all, well most of you appreciate to see me, the owner, appearing in game... I've had occasions where players go: "It's Experience!", "I've played so long and I've only seen you once"...
The truth is this... I'm a very shy person... serious!
Many of you do not know is that, you may not see me being active in game, or at all... Somehow there's a feeling of absence or some may think I do not care... Well it's not entirely true.
I spend most of my time either observing players in game, or, I would be busy fixing problems, or, thinking of new features that would draw us more players. I've noticed our norm player count stands at 170-180... I'm not discouraged about it, nor am I too happy as well. Given the numbers, I can say there are about 40-50 of us active, others are either Sabrina's or Roshan's vendors... hahaha...
But if you look at this 40-50, the community size is nice. You can say there are enough players seen walking around town at any hour. But I hope that this player base could increase to 70-80 perhaps. This is where we could use your help to promote the server: invite your friends, ask your friends or people that you once knew on your old server(s), where ever you may came from, to give us a try.
But please don't leave them drowning should they try out our server because, it's massive, and they might probably die due to information overload... Direct them to the Wiki, and please advice them to... READ, or try to learn to read, especially the NPC dialogues.
In addition, I will no longer be working next year, so to concentrate on developing the server. I do hope that you all will still be as kind to us as you did this year with your donations to keep the server up and running.
So what are we looking at in 2018?
1. NEW FULL CLIENT
I believe I've made it a practice to release a new full client every year. This is good for both new and old players; new players do not need to spend hours patching up (just kidding) and old players will get a complete client that do not have missing sprites, or game contents. So yes, I am still gathering the necessary files, try to remove files that we do not need, compress them, and come up with a new Full Client. I hope this could be done by the end of January.
2. CHAPTER 7: HEAVEN AND HELL
Hell has been released a couple of months back, and Heaven seems missing. Over the next few weeks, I'll be finalizing the map for Heaven, then I will start working on the quests to make Odin, Thor, Loki and Hel god equipment. So yes... please be patient as I'm the only one working on this and... I love details... You'll know by now that I will try my best, to give the best to you.
3. EPISODE 2: BRAVE NEW WORLD
We will also be expecting the development of Season 2 next year. We will be introducing new mechanics as such Races. However we are still toying with the game mechanics and how the implementation of races will affect the PvP environment, also the respective Paths.
4. NEW 3D SPRITES
I'm in the midst working on a huge deal of 18 new sprites with a new spriter. But, these new sprites do not come cheap, and they cost a lot each. With your generosity, I hope we can secure and close this deal soon.
5. ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR, AHEAD!
I would like to take this opportunity as well, to thank my Team, the GM Team: Near, Spirit and Dio Brando. It has been such a joy working with them, the teamwork and understanding, the sacrifices that they make... words are not enough to say how blessed am I to have all of you with me.
Also not forgetting the many people who have helped me, on and off, especially in refining and improving the PvP experience; Odin, Riley, Divine, Roshan, Prophet, Cobber, Sabrina, and a lot more. I apologize if I forgot to mention your name specifically because, there are just so many of you who gave good feedbacks and suggestions. Thank you!
Thank you once again! Thank you for journeying with us so far (some as long as 2 years already!) and this my promise to all of you, there are many more years to come... and my Team and I, will continue to give you our best!
Thank you for believing in us...
See you in 2018!