Developer Update 03.24.2015

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Hello Xsyon Citizens!

The gears are turning and several things are in progress this week.

First off, the upcoming Trading Post feature is ready for testing on the Test Server. This feature will allow players to 'trade with tribes beyond the mist' and get their hands on new blueprints that will not be available through other methods as well as desirable schemes and patterns obtainable through inspiration and scavenging. For more information, check out the Trading Post feedback thread

Next up several building uses are in the works.

Infirmaries will allow for players to revive after death at nearby tribes instead of their home location. Tribes running infirmaries will be able to set a fee for this service.

Welcome Stations will provide starting points for new players. Tribes that meet certain requirements including active Trade and Quest Totems will be allowed to host a Welcome Station.

Toll Gates will allow players to create gates that can be opened by other players who pay a set toll fee. Tribes and homestead can use this feature to allow paid passage across their lands and bridges.

Creature improvements are also still under way but are not yet ready for public testing. We are currently stress testing some optimizations to the creature AI update system.

Updated 03-24-2015 at 11:56 AM by XsyonMaster

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  1. gosiukas's Avatar
    Hi. Everything sounds great but i just was wondering about one thing:
    "Infirmaries will allow for players to revive after death at nearby tribes instead of their home location. Tribes running infirmaries will be able to set a fee for this service."
    If you die from players hand you might be looted and you probably won't have any dollars left to pay a fee. Would it be possible that fee could be taken from any of your baskets back at tribe as long as you have dollars there. If its too much work to do this way maybe you could make special pouch/basket/bank for dollars.
  2. thurgond's Avatar
    Hmm, toll gates. Anyone else picturing this:


    Somebody's gotta go back and get a s#!t load of dimes!
  3. Bejaymac's Avatar
    One minute your talking about trying to bring people together, next your coming up with ideas that will drive them apart.

    Infirmaries, in a five zone radius of my place I think the VR is probably the only "active" tribe that would have one, normally that would be an even bigger trek back to where I died than respawning at my totem.

    Toll gates, those WILL get abused and drive players apart and even out of the game. How ? set up an Infirmary and charge people to respawn there, then make all gates out of the tribe toll gates and then charge them to get off of the tribe land.

    Players will either just not use these new features or actively avoid going near any tribe that does use them.
  4. Tefached's Avatar
    A little late to the party when it comes to making a comment here, but most of the new building structures sound like a great idea... as long as they don't get abused.

    A welcome center would be an extremely helpful addition to any of the larger tribes that take in a lot of new players seeking to learn the game.

    Toll gates? Eh... I could take it or leave it. (Disclaimer: The Valorinak Republic will NOT be using these to charge entrance into our tribe. However, one time gate uses into say... a stash of resources we have set up? Possibly.)

    I am quite excited about these "infirmaries" and would like to make a suggestion as an "optional" payment method. A tribe like ours ( The VR ) wouldn't want to charge players to be able to respawn there, we hold various hunting "parties" and wouldn't at all mind picking up the tab should one of the party die. However, I wouldn't like the coffers drained by any would be troll deciding that picking on a squirrel next to us is a "good idea". Thus the ability to option it, allies spawn fee can be paid by the tribe coffers...? Maybe.

    Being a hunter, and hosting the hunting parties... I am very excited that there is a tweak in the works to the animals. To put it bluntly, there is nothing "worth" hunting for me... at least yet. So if nothing else, at least I am hopeful.
  5. millsdo's Avatar
    I like the ideas. Hey, if you don't want to spawn close to where you died for a fee just spawn at your tribe for free...no big deal.