Morning everyone! Apparently I used this exact title last year when posting about our PAX demo… how time flies.
Not much to share this week as we work on bug fixing for Update 4… it’s going to be this way for awhile. As I mentioned in my not-april-fool’s post, we’re aiming to get Update 4 out at the same time as our final build pass for our console ports, which are due at the end of this month. Not a lot of time for either of those, but we may be looking at a brief 2 week extension depending on our status at the end of this week. We’ll just have to see. Many of these bug-fixes are centered around tuning and polishing up the behaviors and functionality of the added NPCs, including enemies, and making sure that the faction rebalance that Joe has been working hard on is implemented correctly.
As an aside note, I’ve confirmed that of the four runes unavailable in Update 3, ONLY the beast rune will be added for Update 4. I know this is a shame for the spell casters and completionists who would like to see the entire rune table fleshed out, but given the time and our manpower, this is the best we can do. Note that this rune, as well as a couple of “rarer” runes will be hand-placed throughout the levels instead of just leaving it solely up to a drop chance in chests.
I’d also like to thank @Browncoat_Jayson for assisting us with proofreading the Tracy Hickman novella that was just digitally released. There were a couple of minor errors and some SotA-specific terminology that our team wasn’t familiar with, so that text is being updated today, as well as with an updated graphic on the first page. Thank you for your edits!
Phew! I think that’s just about it; I’m going to be looking into ways to allow players to buy the novella and soundtrack if they were not backers* as well as cleaning up the novella today, and then assisting QA and keeping up with all of you for the rest of this week.
*Steam is an option, but I know a number of backers AND non-backers would like a way to purchase that isn’t tied to downloading or using Steam. If you have a preference, let us know!