Had a great time showing off the game to attendees of last night's REACTOR event. Everyone loved it!
I also received the SIGC award which is now engraved:
Please join me in welcoming SapphireCoyote as our latest Community Moderator!
If you are placing a reward block, please take a read through on the placement rules.
Spirit of the rules: The reward block is intended as a reward for players completing a challenge you have built. It is also acceptable to use one as a town guestbook.
- An active, populated town may place one 'open' reward block (that does not require a challenge to reach) for use as a guestbook. An empty town that only contains a townstone and a reward block does not qualify.
- For blocks placed at the end of a challenge, it should take at least 5~10 minutes to solve the challenge (ie, end of a dungeon or a end of a complex maze)
- Block must be reachable / challenge must be accomplishable
- Alt characters are not allowed and will be permabanned on sight.
I've seen a few people are talking about 8BitMMO 'trainers' or 'cheat programs' that claim they give you free gold or platinum. I'm strongly encouraging users not to download these. Obviously these programs are against the rules and if they worked would be cause for a ban. Arguments about the fairness of cheating aside, I've yet to see any of these programs actually grant gold or plat.
One user decompiled the source code for one of these programs and found out its only function was to send your username and password to the cheat program's author. Do you really want someone stealing your account? These programs may also come packaged with malware such as viruses, which can be a major pain to get rid of.
TLDR: Avoid shady cheat programs, they're traps.
Today I've added an exciting new item: the Reward Block.
At the end of dungeons (or mazes or whatever), drop a Reward Block to reward players for reaching the end. Their name will be recorded into the list of users who reached the block, along with a total count of how many players found it. If it's the first reward block from your account that they've used, they'll also receive 250 gold and 1 skill point!
Try to find all the reward blocks in-game! You can get a list of all of them, including their location coordinates with the command /rewardblocks
To start things off, Psy and I have placed reward blocks at the end of each of our dungeons.
Thanks to El Dromedario who posted the idea that inspired this to the suggestion box