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Update: 18 July 2018

Yeah.

So.

Obviously we have not been making too much progress lately, and I'm sorry about that for those of you out there who are still holding onto hope. This is what happens when your boss is gone for 6 months and you have to do his job and your job, plus you have a toddler.

There's good news and there's bad news.

The good news is that I have a big list in an org-mode document with 65 tasks that need to be completed before I can launch a beta server. 63 of those 65 tasks are done.

The bad news is that the last two tasks are big. First, I need to edit the clilocs and apparently also the client, so that we can implement Earth and Necro magic properly (i.e. with special client processing the way a real spellbook should work in UO) and finally I need to debug the gathering system, because right now no matter what you do, everything comes out as Iron ingots. The resource hues/properties aren't propagating through the system properly.

The upside of that last piece, though, is that we've essentially re-written harvesting from scratch so that you don't have any of the annoying 5x5 requirements from runuo, or any of the "ore vein" stuff. We also came up with a great way to use the harvesting system to stimulate the player economy which is a good thing for interaction.

Still kicking, still plugging away.

-Sith aka opcode

Previous update from February.