Well its been a tough week but we’re pushing through it. New tech equals new headaches and challenges but we’re slowly overcoming everything. Here is a first sneak peak of cloth armor and leather boots and the new characters. There is no specular, its using old animations and there is rigging issues but its working and will be really cool when all the little flaws are ironed out.
The buff system is getting overhauled and improved and will allow us to do a lot more cool things, like flaming arrows and buffs that interact with other buffs. We can play sounds from buffs so when you smack someone and score a critical hit it does more damage and plays a satisfying thud if your using a club.
We have a lot more to show yet we’re just getting warmed up. Seeing players wear new armor or running around naked is really cool. We’re not sure we want to run around naked or not. Maybe I’ll do a poll and see what people want.
We’re talking about a drop backpack ability in the game so you can drop your backpack and run faster. It would be useful to escape bad guys who just want your stuff anyway or for hunting, traveling light etc. We’re talking about making players add stink as they don’t bath, slaughter animals, and do other acts of stinkiness. You will have to get naked and take a bath in the river or somewhere and dropping your backpack would be required. This makes bathing interesting because someone might see you bathing and rob your stuff. All the more reason to make your own shower or tub in your fort. This is all talk, but its mostly possible with the buff 2.0 system and with clothing you see on your character it makes sense. It would’t be too often maybe once a week you need a bath. Maybe just running through the river is all it takes… we’ll see.