Monthly Archives: August 2011

Week of August 28, 2011


Two quests a day, every day. There’s 9 in the game right now, but I haven’t measured up the gameplay in hours or anything. I’m just adding and adding and adding, and eventually I’ll sit down to play it.

Also optimizing code and what-not. I’ve gotten 70 enemies on-screen without a dip in FPS, but that was best-case scenario.
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Week of August 21, 2011 – Final Fantasy XIV Edition

While I work on some updates that, sadly, are too big to sum up in bullet-point parades, but will make the game playable on a whole new level, I did something a little fun for the week. I played a really, really bad game, in order to help me figure out the general direction for Megatronica’s ‘core gameplay’. I want to have something you can play for several hours at a time in a matter of days or weeks, so it’s got kind of an MMO feel. So, I played an MMO, and saw ‘what not to do’. Here’s the notes I took!

Incidentally, I’m thinking the January release will be kind of an alpha thing, while May 25th (5/25) will be a ‘full’ release. There are very good reasons for this. Namely, I’m killing myself after the game’s finished for real, and Mass Effect 3 comes out in March, so…
This isn’t really a change of plans, or a ‘delay’, realize. I knew what got released in January wouldn’t be the finished product, but a product. Something to play, and more than just a demo. Think Minecraft, before all the updates, and how the ‘real’ thing is coming up in November, presumably. Before I was thinking the next big release would be December 5th, but, um… we’ll see.
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Week of August 14, 2011

not dead at the moment. not that anyone really reads these. i was just having Issues last week and decided not to do anything. kind of what happened this week too, only i had a breakthrough in villagers and town ai. so that happened. basically, i had a system for villages which was okay, but was really messy and kind of pointless. so i just redid it. now there’s something that will actually work.
here’s something i wrote as i was working on it. i’m updating this on saturday and the post will publish on sunday, so maybe i did more. i don’t know.
it kind of seems pointless when you’re planning to kill yourself in less than a year.
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