As we’re aware that apart from several “smaller versions” (which did however bring quite a bunch of changes and improvements) nothing much along the line of “news” happened recently we’d like to give you a small outlook on what we’re working on this year. Apart from continuing to work on bugfix versions and versions with minor features that are designed to improve convenience and user experience we have three major topics on the agenda for this year and all of them are currently being worked on in one way or another, be it planning, game design, developing or testing.
Namely those are:
You might have noticed from us asking you about possible names for rather rough, barbarian looking ships: the barbarians will get ships. We don’t want to let on too much about it for now as the barbarian fleet will come with some other new things on the side but it’s going to be yet another thing to look out for.
Granted, it took a while but we needed some other things to be finished and available first before we could start working on those.
Yes, they’re coming! We’re currently roughing out some plans, twiddle around with different ideas in our minds and getting the big think tank working on it.
Alliance wars will be a thing and we’re committed on working on those this year as well. Now, we won’t make any promises as to when any of this will hit the live servers. We are working on those and parts of it look great already, others still need some work and some need some more fine-tuning and polishing. As soon as we have more detailed information available we feel confident sharing with you we will. We did feel however that it was time for a rough overview of what’s going to be worked on this year.
Your Ikariam Team
First, this is the first time they've ever done a message like this, right? It seems like it as far as I can tell.
Second, it's rather interesting and I do have a couple questions.
Barbarian Fleet: They stated there wouldn't be further details yet, so I'm not really curious about those myself.
Achievement Rewards: I wonder if they'll be retrospective too. Many of us have achieved quite a few of the achievements so it would be nice to get the rewards newer players would get.
Alliance Wars: Weren't those already implemented a bit with Gauntlet Wars? I'm curious what they could be adding there.
But baka, how can you be the cop if you're not playing?
But then again, knowing Kaleg, it could also mean we're all screwed later.