Well, I'm off to the Game Developer's Conference all next week to do Business. Before I go, I'll leave you with two teasers.
1) Autocap v2 is the new map system. Unlike autocap v1, now it will be fully automated, and with any luck, the map should update by itself roughly once a week (instead of once per six months :P). Kartud has been working hard on this, and we hope to have something running by the end of next next week.
2) I've been working on a new weapon, the Laser Rifle. It will have a range and hit effect like the laser turret (and I may be balancing upwards the laser turret's damage too). To balance out its range and firepower, it will have a reload sequence between shots -- so make each one count.
Just got my Intel Steam Machine earlier today, played around with it a bit and got a SUPER early test build of 8BitMMO running on the hardware! Check it out!
Special thanks to Tom Miller / Honin Myo Audio for music used in this video!
* Into The Wilderness
* Grassy Meadow
Java has helpfully released an update which breaks some applets, including 8BitMMO. I'll be taking a look at this shortly, but in the meanwhile you can still use the Desktop Edition or the Steam Edition.
UPDATE: Applet should now be fixed
There's now an official way to request support from a moderator or myself -- if you're having troubles, you can now head on over to 8BitMMO Support and we'll get you sorted out. Of course, we'll also still be in-game & on the forums as usual