This week has been especially busy on the servers – we did a load test to see the performance overhead and potential for more players. Good news: we have a fair bit of room to increase the number of of players per server, so we’ll probably be pushing up those limits. Look at those bird bots swarms!
- Polished advanced guidance. When it points at portals, buildings or items it has the correct name, and it automatically points at items for collection quests.
- Dialogue system: a few small tweaks, including automatic timing that scales for longer messages and languages with higher information density per character.
- Quests now have tiers, so you can more easily judge the difficulty of a quest
- Start on dungeon spawning, so we can automatically spawn portals to dungeons that are needed for quests on demand
- 7 new special quests:
- “Fire Bomber”: Fight 3 giant flame throwing bomber robot, boss-like
- “Angels of Death”: Collect mind control devices from Mecha-Angel squadrons
- “Desert Eye”: Fight groups of snipers. Last sniper evolves into stronger form.
- “Eradicator”: Strong version of Disinfector with 6 nodes, more aggressive, boss-like
- “War Horse”: Fight giant “War Horse” trains with extra cannons/hp
- “Defiant Enemy Crabs”: Hunt down Mini Fisher Crabs and prevent them from rebuilding their mother
- “Obey Scoop Law”: Kill “Greater Poopers” that are dropping toxic dog waste
- Hog unwrapped and integrated, with model revisions
- Shield Maiden modeled, unwrapped, animated, integrated
- Variant drawings/concepts
- Quest beacon for Goose escort mission
- New bird friend for Fire dungeon
- Bosses now speak to players using the dialogue system with pretty portraits
- Misc polish and art bugs fixed
- Testing and adjusting the Ozy character patching logic.
- Adding some filters to the audit log view so we can filter out store-related events
- Modularising (is that a word?) the tutorial plane choice menu. Now it pulls data from a list and uses localized strings.
- Sword strength research and buff
- Move the anonymous gist uploads to ozy since anonymous gists are gone.