The previously discussed v1.55 patch (full notes) will go live this Saturday. Things have gone really well on the test server and I’m excited for all of you to check it out. From the wealth of new features to the much improved user interface design work, this is a great patch.
Whether or not v1.55 will include the balance changes that I’ve been meaning to implement is kind of up in the air at this point. I don’t want to delay the patch any further just so that we can include those changes (which are related to Ninja improvements, better itemization for all classes at various levels etc), so they may be relegated to a v1.56 update that would be released sometime next week. As a developer it’s very easy to fall into the trap of trying to cram everything that you want to do into one patch, and I’m going to try and avoid that for v1.55.
v1.55 also includes a complete revamp of the game’s long neglected F1 Help files.
No new podcast today, but we’ll be back next week with another one. There is also another official PvP tournament this coming Sunday, this time on Zenithia.