What Happens During the Holidays?

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What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby Consultant » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:42 am

We thought we'd let people know what happens during the holidays.

Obviously, our dev team members have families and events, just like everyone else. So work slows down a little.

But we make use of this time, in which artists especially are generally pushing less new work to the game (as improvements) to explore something important. It is time for us to upgrade our engine version again.

This time we are triple-jumping to 4.24. We spent most of 2019 in 4.21, which helped us with stability and consistency throughout the year, while we developed and revealed major new systems.

Now we're looking at a significant upgrade to 4.24, which will help us with multiple things, including the following:

1. Truesky did not get upgraded so we need to recreate the time of day features we had in an earler version of SoH.

2. We are replacing Popcorn FX since it also did not follow us to 4.24, and generally improving FX.

3. We are solving the memtory leak we found during the CCT Beta, using 4.24 features.

4. We are making a significant costume and character art workflow improvement using 4.24. This will help us to be faster in turning our new costumes.

There's actually quite a bit more in 4.24, but this thread gives the highlights. Every engine upgrade like this one has fundamental effects on data storage, NPC actions, vendor commerce, enemy AI, and many other things.

I'm happy to report that as of this morning, we have the new version working in a test environment completely without bugs. This is good news for our dev team, and I thought we should share it. We are really happy to be getting this big upgrade almost done.

Happy New Year.

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Re: What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby Golden Ace » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:50 am

That is awesome news and a great way to start the new year.

Well done team
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Re: What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby GladDog » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Yay! Even though some of these changes are subtle, they should make an overall better game.
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Re: What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby Gerald_Deemer » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:05 am

Happy Heroic New Year!!!
2020 will be the year of SOH! Let´s catch the hype-train first before we go on board! ;)
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Re: What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby Galactus55 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:50 pm

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Re: What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby Odee » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:26 am

That is awesome news and a great way to start the new year.

Well done team
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Re: What Happens During the Holidays?

Postby Consultant » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:29 am

We expect to launch a newsletter today with some update news.

But you should all look around for threads on crafting, that is moving forward. Guilds are just getting going, and the big invasion test is looking better all the time.

Most everything from the CCT Beta is working well, and we're adding more to the CCT all of the time.


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