Timbits... (April 20 2012)
DISCLAIMER: There's no real point to this 'official' thread, it's just random spew. If I pass on a 'bit' of info that you find informative that's great. If I'm being a blatent tease or a bore, well... I guess you'll know to skip these in the future (assuming I do more :))
We're all putting in long hours at this point. Something about an XPack coming all too soon. I feel bad for all the new hires. It's exhausting enough having to learn new tools, processes, co-worker personalities, etc without having to hit deadlines and put in long hours. Oh well, that's life in the gaming industry.
Played three new quests today, all great stuff, but one of them is an instant classic.
A new dev (video) diary went live. I hadn't seen it before and was very impressed with it. Our new 'wilderness' environments really look awesome and I was happy to see that they showed well in the video.
There was a thread about 3BC loot in the General Discussion forum and I mentioned that it recently got an upgrade. It was nice to see that it seems to be appreciated.
I'm dying to talk about Epic Destinies, but I need to wait until a new 'roundtable' dev diary gets published first. Hopefully that'll be soon because (in my humble opinion) it's the most exciting feature in the XPack.
Played a new challenge today. This is the first one that takes into account feedback from the Let's Talk thread I started. It's also the first challenge to include a dragon. Wait, that's not exactly true; it's the first challenge to include one of our NEW dragons. We built a new dragon 'system' recently and while we're still ironing out some of the kinks, it's REALLY cool.
Thanks to those of you who provided feedback in the AC thread; it was reassuring to see that most of you are on the same page. I've asked for the thread to be closed because it's at 15 pages and, as far as I'm concerned, served its purpose (and I can only see it devolving from here). So to all of you who didn't get to post: if you had feedback that you think is different enough from what others' have already posted, feel free to PM me.
Have a great weekend everyone.