Regarding Tibet: This very tired Hermit has now completed the remastering of all the text Indy21 has sent us. The cause of the delay was that Acclaim received a massive batch of quests and related text (literally an entire novel’s worth) to be first translated and then remastered from Korean to English. When translation was finally 100% complete we became aware that the bulk of it was not in fact related to Tibet, but hundreds of quests and related text that were missing throughout the game. All of it is now complete from Acclaim’s end (including Tibet) and delivered. Indy21 will now enter the text into our game and deliver it for testing. I am loathe to put a time frame on how long this shall take, but I am optimistic it shall not take very long. Hopefully, their successful introduction of Tibet to Taiwan 9D has all, or at least the majority of the bugs, sorted. They did a great job on the last patch, so again I am optimistic.
So the translation was not ready in January or February but only now in March …If it took so many months to translate, imagine how long will take to test the map … veterans say summer… in the most optimistic calculation.
Regarding Balance: Indy21 has now taken interest in the balance of our game and has requested a slew of information from us regarding the issue; including the percentages of each class on each server and at which levels they currently stand. We have GM Phew to thank for this. A few options may or may not ensue in this regard. The most likely will be the creation of Defense Trinkets, geared toward each class. These will likely be available as both Item Mall Items (for the impatient) as well as Dungeon Drops (for the skilled and determined).
Serious now … defense trinkets in the mall? Expires after 15 days? Nice strategy. As regarding Dungeouns Drops, be sure that no one will get them easy, we wil have low drop rates. It is normal for Acclaim to sell them than to give them for free. And after 3 years of complaints Indy21 is taken interest in the balance of the game? (LAUGH).
Regarding Bugs: Acclaim is currently creating a Master Bug List for Indy21, in the hope we will have a sweeping fix of all bugs from missing text on up to Chi Breathing. We are considering opening up a special section of the Forum that will deal only with bugs. Those players who wish to assist in creating the Master Bug List will be given special instructions on how to post. Please do not begin posting yet, this will need to be handled in a very specific manner so that it may be an instrument for fixing all that ails The Land.
Hermit forget that there is a special section on the forum: “Report a bug” which have 409 pages…I hope to find there an enlightened mind to write a bug report as it is “at the book” and give an example for the rest to follow.
Regarding the next map: Indy21 is creating a “Last Man Standing” PVP Map at our request. We wanted a map with one simple rule: Once you die you cannot resurrect there. Once we have this we can host many events which we have wished to host but could not; especially Clan Warfare. For this purpose, we will soon be posting instructions for each clan on each server to designate Warlords and Ambassadors. We shall keep you posted on how we would like each clan to go about this process.
We don’t have Tibet or pvp balance, yet the Hermit have hopes for another map than Tibet…hell, this is more than “futuristically wrong”. New positions for warlords and ambassadors will be open soon… when this kind of map will be release also will be soon…
Regarding Vagabonds: We are planning our next Vagabond Only Event. This one will be suitable for Vagabond’s who have proven their courage and dedication and reached Level 100. The Quest will be quite difficult but the rewards shall be worth it for those who can successfully master it
After so many news, Hermit reflects on vagabonds,those who were left out of events, but the “bigges” from Acclaim use their names and makes events in their names …They will not have improvements or new skills, but an event. Maybe another TGW or something…
These are the reasons for my current optimism. I hope you may share it.
Congratulation TheHermit… In my opinion your speaking is quite “emo” and lost a lot of credibility. You want to know why ? I tell you : you just speak and speak, and do nothing. You think you can keep 9dragons clients only with words ? People will get tired if they are not already and will say “bye” to your game service as many already did.At the end of the year when Acclaim will make the accounting expertise and will see the revenue / expense of 9Dragons … I am curious how will be motivated the failure of 9Dragons in 2010. Making promotions after promotions for a map that was not even tested (Tibet) is outrageous. Is there any passion left or it is only about money?