With E3 behind us we're again looking to the future. The build shown at E3 is being further tweaked for Beta1 release and we are continuing to add more features, quests and monsters to the world. Based on feedback from E3 and the forums and ideas of our own we have some nice development surprises coming up in the next few weeks. I'm forbidden to tell you more right now but look forward to everyone's reaction and I will bring you news on these developments as soon as I can!
||Letter from Gadsolme
Filing through the countless hundreds of dusty and crumbling papers I came across an item of peculiar interest; an article on various customs and remembrances held in the five empires commemorating the Great Crusades ....more
There will be a Stratics House of Commons developer chat on Monday the 28th of June at 8pm GMT and 10pm PST (please note the new west coast US time). To learn more about Stratics chats head to http://chat.stratics.com. On the night connect to irc.stratics.com #de-devchat to take part. The chat will be moderated.
- Stratics have posted the logs of the latest dev chats.
- Robc starts a series pontificating on city capture in Dragon Empires in the latest Empire Echoes.
- Calistas writes a dev diary on E3.
- GamerGod interviews Calistas.
- RPG Vault Guidebook #3. Have a look at the latest guide, this one on the Empire of the Lady.
Dev News - Sound
The sound team have been hard at work creating detailed and interesting sounds for the game. Not only does music play at appropriate times (at dawn, for example), but the sound of your and monster's footsteps change depending on the surface you are on and what you are wearing. This combined with the ambient sounds, the sounds of combat and of monsters and the roar of the wind and crash of thunder adds another layer to our already rich environment. Keep an ear open for a sound competition in the next newsletter!