Wednesday, 20th October 2010
Status Updates are weekly posts made in the community forum where the team share insights into the development of theHunter.
Hi and welcome to this Status Update!
Lots of stuff to cover this time so let's get going...
As announced earlier this week we've now added support in our store for Paysafecard. Paysafecard is basically pre-paid card, or rather a PIN-code, that you purchase in one of the thousands sales outlet available in 26 countries. Then you enter this PIN-code in theHunter store to purchase your membership or em$. Simple and easy, and great if you don't want to use a credit card.
If you feel we are missing an important payment method that you want to use, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
As promised the previous week, a range of pheasant competitions are now up and running. Designed by Lion with, of course, clever names as usual (what about Sidebyside Winder, Beac Havoc or Frequent Flyer?). As a bonus make sure to join 295 Slug Championship (Blacktail) or the Hog Competition Apocalypse Sow.
The first one is scheduled to start this Friday (until then the Pheasant tab under Competitions is blank).
A little pet personal project of Lion has been developing a new forum design. It'll go live tomorrow Thursday and further information will follow then, so stay tuned...
Our animator Dick just started working on animation of our upcoming moose and Lion managed to talk himself into a couple of work-in-progress screenshots. Visit Lion's blog over at IGN to get some more...
The reason Dick goes by the name Big D in the blog is to avoid their censorship filter. Seems he's on some kind of blacklist... ;)
Starting next Monday all animal licenses will be available in Doc's store for purchase by guests. Purchasing a pheasant license will mean you for the first time get to set your foot on Logger's Point without a membership. The warden's recommendation is to also pick up a shotgun and some birdshot ammo at Doc's.
Together with the license change on Monday we will roll out a number of changes on the server to improve performance. After the client update last week we saw a significant increase in players online, which we are very happy for, but the servers did tak a hit.
To put it gently, we have some legacy stuff to deal with and we are well underway to replace the game server to get rid of it. Not only will it improve performance tremendeously, allow us to scale and have redudant infrastructure, it will also allow us to finally add some much needed features to the game. The game server deserves a status update of it's own... ;)
Happy hunting till next week, then we'll release a set of 10 pheasant missions.
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