Happy New Year to everyone and thank you for the amazing support in 2019. Your support and feedback has helped make Mercury Fallen what it is today and there is a lot more to come in 2020.
Development slowed down a bit over the last month due to the holiday season, but I’ve still made some good progress on the next content update. I had hoped to split the planned content into smaller releases, but some of the content in development relies on additional systems already being in place.
The next content update makes some big changes to world generation and I, ideally, only want to have to do that once. I had hoped to be able to do the core re-balancing and early game content in separate updates, but that would require making changes to early game progression twice in a row which is not ideal. To avoid that I’m developing the additional content needed to properly update game balance and the early game progression.
Given these are some larger changes to the game over all I plan to release Update 23 onto the Test Build branch before I normally would. The Test Build branch is usually used to provide feedback and help test the final version before it goes live. The Test Build will, this time around, be a bit more on the experimental side to get initial feedback on some of the new content as it continues to get developed. With your feedback I’ll know what is working and what may need some additional attention.
I plan to have a Test Build version available sometime next week which will include some of the changes coming in Update 23. The Test Build branch will continue to get updated based on feedback. More information regarding exactly what is included will be available when the Test Build is released.
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Thanks again for all of the great support and feedback. I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years celebration and has an even better 2020.
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