1. Continue RP events
2. Releasing the major new area.
4. Release Merc tournaments.
5. Cults, Sects, and Shrines
6. Commodity Work
Okay, here is a quick update on what we are currently working on.
Obviously we have been doing more in this arena. This last month we had three events; the Necromancer event, the Ouroboros event, and the current event with Gordul. There were also a couple small sect events. Events were the number one thing people have been asking for, so that has become a major focus. As stated last month, we have planned out several for the next few months, with a major story lines developing from the events this month.
We are trying to keep events in shorter time lines of about a week at most. This should hopefully help with people getting burned out on them. We are also slowly working in some historical information in these events, in particular the Gordul event will be dealing with the Eastern history.
I think people were mostly happy with these events. In particular people seemed to enjoy the game like mechanic of gathering dead entity essence. We will do similar events in the future.
The new area is done. The bosses are coded, the quests are in, and the event is ready to go. I am currently spending all my time testing the bosses and the quests a final time. This will probably only take a couple more days. When the time is right we will run the event and release it. This area is aimed at level 100 characters who like bashing, questing, figuring out bosses, honours, and so on. I am semi considering making the entire area open PK, but I have not thought this out completely.
Garryn is finishing this up and will release it once player testing is done. This is currently taking minimal amount of code work from Garryn.
With Jesse moving over to Achaea, mercenary development has obviously slowed. Garryn has just started delving into the code and we will have tournaments out for players very soon.
CULTS, SECTS, SHRINES
I am plugging away on this. Still in a design phase, but as soon as the new area is out, this is all I will be working on. I really, really want this to be a very cool system so I am taking my time on it.
As mentioned last month, Garryn will start into this earnestly after the merc tournaments. You can read the general ideas of his plans in last months post here: http://forums.imperian.com/discussion/377/june-plan-of-attack