Monday Updates 9/5/2011
Monday, May 09 2011 @ 11:44 PM UTC
Combat in any browser game is always going to be a bit of a slog, but there are updates underway to try to perk up the Island's battle system and make it more interesting for everyone, whether you're a newcomer to the game or a seasoned titan killin', insult slingin' veteran. One of the current battle modules will be replaced soon by a new and improved and (hopefully) vastly more interesting module. There's been discussion about how to make combat on the Island generally more interesting, and there are exciting things being tossed around -- players will have to get cleverer and the monsters may have to, too. More on that as it develops!
The merch shop is live for preorders at merch.improbableisland.com. There are four designs up, and we're almost halfway to being able to order and ship. (Thank you guys so much for your support.) By popular demand, the first shirt features the New Day design. Supplies are limited for posters and tees, so if you like a design, you should pounce while you have the chance.
Dusting Some Stuff Off
Scrapbots are going to be dusted off and inspected for possible rejiggering. Also up for another eventual look are Mounts and Mount Accessories, though this is lower priority. Season One and Pilot veterans may also remember and recognize Glory if and when it's reintroduced in the near future.
WCG: 400 Years
We've passed the 400 year mark in runtime on the World Community Grid. FOUR HUNDRED YEARS YOU GUYS, OH MY GOD. Four hundred years ago, the newspaper had JUST BEEN INVENTED. Four hundred years ago, we had only recently figured out the difference between magnetism in lodestones and static electricity in bits of rubbing amber. Four hundred years ago, the word 'bestiality' had just entered the English lexicon in the sense we know it today and GUYS SERIOUSLY, imagine what will happen in another four hundred years! (Try not to get sad about it because of what we're doing to the environment!) That's a really long time! Thank you and congratulations to everyone who helped pass that mark. If you're not sure what the WCG is all about, click here!