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20Nov/142

Seperate output window for long commands

Commands with long results now output to their own windows.  This works for: /rewardblocks, /publicpad list, /towns, and /credits.

Speaking of /credits, if you purchased a reward tier that includes a game credit, it's now been added.  Thanks!

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Special thanks to folks who spotting the ESC crash & scroll speed issues. :)

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12Nov/143

Delivering Pocket Universes

If you bought the Second Pocket Universe / Town Expansion tier during Octoberbit and filled out the survey, those have now been delivered / expanded.  If you didn't fill out the survey yet, please do.

Town Expansions

Have been expanded, enjoy!

Second Pocket Universes

You can get a list of your pocket universes with /listpockets, it will show a map id for each pocket you own.

You can then teleport to each pocket with /telepocket <map id>, ie: /telepocket 123456

In your inventory, you will find a brand new Townstone.  Place that in your pocket where you like, then return to the survey.  On the main page, there is a new reward option: "Second PU - I received it and placed TS, now ready for expand."  Submit that to notify me that you are ready for the town expansion to 5x5.

 

 

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11Nov/1416

Extra IRL Shirts

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I ordered extras t-shirts for a trade show late last year and didn't end up needing them.  They've been hanging out in my file cabinet ever since.

I have a Large and an Extra Large available for the next couple days if anyone wants them.

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11Nov/149

DoublePlat

Our fundraiser promotion is officially over!  Thanks everyone for making this by far our most successful one yet with $6,789 raised.  You're amazing!

Today fundraiser gold & plat was doubled and the region expander blocks delivered to player inventories:

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5Nov/141

Lawyerhats & Trap Kit are out

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  • If you backed the $50 fundraiser tier, you can now get Lawyerhats via this page!
  • If you backed the $25 fundraiser tier, you can now get your Trap Kit via this page!
  • Added left/right art for shirts & accessories -- unfortunately this changed all the position indices, so you need to re-equip these items via the shop.

 

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31Oct/141

Coming soon: Lawyerhats (Octoberbit reward)

I was dared to make this on the livestream. Challenge accepted.

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Also, there's already fanart of this before I even was able to post this blog :D

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31Oct/143

One day only: Pumpkin Mask

pumpkinMaskFresh in for October 31st, grab the Pumpkin Mask today in-game under Clothing >> Accessories.  It will only be available to purchase today(ish), but can be equipped anytime after purchase.

Note there's a minor lighting bug with it currently where the lighting is slightly off when moving left -- I need to make accessories support different textures for left/right like hats do.

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27Oct/142

90% Funded — New Backer Options!

We're halfway through our server fundraiser and 90% funded!  Thanks to everyone who has contributed!

Many people have asked about substitutions for various reward tiers, so I have made a few of the reward tiers be options:

  • The Pocket Universe tier is now the  $70 Choice Pack -- your choice of ONE of the following: (at the conclusion of the fundraiser, a survey will be mailed out for you to select one -- ensure your e-mail is setup in account options!)
    • Second Pocket Universe, pre-expanded to 5x5 regions. (I realized 4x4 regions were an odd size for a town, so I upped it to 5x5 regions!)
      • Before the end of the fundraiser, you should ensure your first pocket universe is accessible through telepad or towntele, since a second PU may change which PU the root telepad takes you to.
      • I will create a second PU for you of usual 2x2 size and give you a token for a free white TS.  I will also place a temporary publicpad to there and notify you of its name.
      • Place your TS in the PU as desired (this expands it to 3x3), and ensure it is named so you can towntele there.  Then notify me you are ready for the expand.
      • I will townexpand once for you, bringing the second PU to 5x5
    • Or, Existing Pocket Universe Upgrade - upgrade your existing PU from a purple townstone to a white townstone, then town expand one time to 5x5 regions total (include current town name in survey)
    • Or, Existing Town Upgrade - upgrade your existing townstone with 3x3 townstone once to a 5x5 town (include current town name in survey)
  • 250blockRegion Expand blocks - massively more being given out, and even a new type of expander.  If you spend at least $100, then for each $50 you have purchased, you will receive BOTH:
    • Two 2k expand blocks - Sets the max objects for a region to 2,000 blocks
    • AND: Seven +250 expand blocks - Increases the max objects for a region by 250 blocks (no higher than 2k blocks total)
    • These items will be granted for each $50 spent as long as you spend at least $100, so for example $100 would net you four 2k blocks and fourteen +250 blocks, $150 would net you six 2k blocks and twenty one +250 blocks, etc...
    • Also note that more objects in a region can create more latency, although people seem generally pretty happy with the 2k regions from the last fundraiser.
  • Origin plot is now $500 Choice Reward -- Your choice of ONE of the following (at the conclusion of the fundraiser, a survey will be mailed out for you to select one -- ensure your e-mail is setup in account options!)
    • Origin plot - subject to building height restrictions
    • Or: 10x "water" objects
  • $2k Clarification: if you purchase $2k+ during the fundraiser (wow), I will do one custom designed object per $1k purchased.

And as a reminder, if we make it to 100% of our funding goal, I will double your gold & plat purchased during the fundraiser!

16Oct/1412

Super early Potato testing of Transponders

Transponder backers can now try out Transponders for themselves by:

  1. Launch game on Potato server
  2. In web browser, go here
  3. Click option for Transponders on Potato
  4. Within 30 seconds, they should show up in your inventory

It's still super early, but you can place a Transponder in your pocket universe and (attempt to) defend it.  Right now surviving the full five minute round is very tough, but I'll be doing more balancing on this in future.

Transponders will cause waves of mobs to attack you, including other players if they use a Combatpad (there's one in Potato's Root).  Waves will get progressively more difficult, influencing how many mobs/other players are spawned in.

While in a match, players with red name are enemies, green names are allies, and white names are observers (they cannot cause damage to blocks or players).

Please note that mobs/players CAN destroy blocks, so don't have any important blocks you care about (especially plat blocks) in the pocket universe when a Transponder is active.

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10Oct/149

MEGA PLAT SALE / FUNDRAISER

8BitMMO is an awesome indie construction sandbox game, but it's not free to develop and run. That's why every year we do a fundraiser / sale to help raise money for servers and development.

Our server infrastructure costs about $445 each month, so our goal for this sale is to cover server costs for the next year ($5,340). Every purchase helps offset this cost! If we manage to reach this goal, I will double your gold & plat purchased during the fundraiser!

Support development and get great rewards. In addition to the usual gold & platinum you get from purchases, for the next month you get extra goodies -- read up here for details.

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Note that any October purchases have been grandfathered into the fundraiser -- I figure that's only fair since folks are used to October purchases being part of the fundraiser and I was late in starting this year.