Only four days till release and it’s all hands on deck in the office. We’ve been very happy with how the beta has gone. We want to thank everyone on how patient they’ve been hunting out glitches and issues for us. We hope you’re ready for the final leg of the journey.
You’ll notice in the next patch that weapons are going to have fancy new names. We wanted to give a little more flavor than “Medium Carronade.” So every weapon will be getting a new nickname.
We are also changing the name of the Missile Launcher to the Rocket Launcher and the Rocket Launcher to the Rocket Carousel.
The last change is small and medium weapons will be renamed to light and heavy weapons respectively.
We’ve revamped the tower ship, now the Spire, and it’s going through the final flight tests and will be out tomorrow. We decided on three light weapons and one heavy weapon which will require a strong crew to use effectively.
Along with the Spire coming out tomorrow is the the Hwacha missile launcher which fires a bunch of rockets for area-of-denial effect while damaging components. The Lumberjack is still in the art pipe and getting particle effects added despite Sgt_Spoon’s great suggestion.
There is also be a new vanity camera is being added so you can see your character in third person and enjoy how brave and noble your character looks against the backdrop.
We are also pleased to announce a new 2v2 map currently codenamed “The Fjords” which is currently in the works.
For news on the server front, Conrad and Alex have locked themselves in a room tending to the servers. We toss food in every so often, but they told us they’re not coming out till release. We got almost everything in place except a bad switch in Europe, but we think we’ve tracked it down and it should be fixed soon.