Friday with Means - October 7th, 2011: Patchtastic
An obviously busy week that has kept us *mostly* out of trouble and prevented us from doing anything truly terrible with our time.
Big News this week:
- The 18.4.8 Update went out. Closely followed by the 18.4.9 Update. There was an issue with the 2nd boss in the new instance that made it impossible to defeat..and as we were going for "difficult" rather than impossible we were uncomfortable with our over-achievement in this new area. I understand some of you have managed to defeat it already. Lies...I refuse to believe it.
- Super exciting news for us here in Montreal is that we have hired a new member of the team to start sharing our [s]suffering, nightmare, technical disaster[/s] workload here in the office. The new member of the team is Henry Senger who some of you might know as Michizure on TestLive. "Michi" has been working with us secretly on TestLive for a period of years now and despite that still was very interested in joining the team. We are very happy to have him here in Montreal getting used to the workflow and working hard on making a new fun seasonal encounter to be enjoyed by all for Halloween. I've wanted to see this one in for years so I am really looking forward to seeing Michi's first thing hit the live servers.
Thank you to everyone who applied for the position. It was incredibly difficult to choose between all of the very knowledgable and qualified applicants this time around. I'm certain Michi will work obsessively to prove that he was the right choice over the next while. I certainly feel good knowing that the next time we have an opening there are so many good and qualified people out there in the community to choose fromNano Cans are now available in the in-game store. The cans that are available are limited to those that will not be a significant factor in PvP but will merely be a convenience purchase for those wanting to do some twinking.
- Nano Cans are now available in the in-game store. The cans that are available are limited to those that will not be a significant factor in PvP but will merely be a convenience purchase for those wanting to do some twinking.
- Last week we published some screens of the water and people complained that the water looked like ugly blue goo. They were right. There are many tweaks and settings available for the water in AO and those have now been adjusted for Tir...and are obviously attached below for your viewing pleasure.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Colin "Means" Cragg
Game Director, Anarchy Online