letter from Ted Carron (Hatman)- Producer of
I am sure you are all eager to hear news of
the beta and while I can give you some news
unfortunately it won't be the news a lot of
you want. Due to some delays beta will not now
start till the end of July/start of August.
The reason for this delay is as usual that everything
about an MMORPG is harder than you think at
first Phase 0 was going to be very simple but
we decided this would get very boring very quickly.
So we decided to add some more features. When
Phase 0 starts it will include weapons and armor
sets - simulated classes and races and PvP formal
this does result in a delay to the beta start
it does mean that beta will be more fun from
the start and we can get more useful testing
please be patient with us a little longer and
we will keep in touch!
Producer - Dragon Empires
note from Merric
Well, I feel I must to apologise on behalf of Gadsolme
this week as I’m afraid he has yet to appear.
I must say that I was expecting him to return from
his trip perhaps a couple of days ago but he has yet
to show his face... more
There will be a Stratics House of Commons developer
chat on Monday the 30th of June at 8pm GMT and 8pm
PST. We will cover two topics, combat and economics.
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.
- Beginnings Parts 3 and 4 posted.
- Lead Designer Mark Zechiel talks
about immersion in an RPG Vault round table.
- A full dev
diary by Principal Artist Jolyon Webb of
the motion capture session is available.
- Just RPG have posted a E3
Dragon Empires preview.
- Lead Artist, Adam Parsons, has been interviewed
site of the week
This month seems to be the time for fan sites to redesign
Compendious , Moonshade
have all had a little reworking going on.
post of the week
If you want to check out some competition
entries then head to that message thread
where many demented people have posted up some pictures
of themselves for the DVD competition!