Entropia News: Developer Notes #5

Discussion in 'Entropia News' started by NotAdmin, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Developer Notes #5

    One area where we have received lots of feedback concerns the item upgrade system. Most of the feedback and questions received by the MindArk support department relate to the speed at which items gain new tier intervals, and the cost of raising an item to the next tier level. We hope to address those concerns in this developers note article.

    Tier Speed
    Within the current system, tier progress is taking much longer than intended, in some cases by a large factor. The MindArk dev team has been testing new parameters for this system which will increase the speed at which unlimited items gain tiers, especially at higher tier levels.

    Due to the delicate nature of the tier upgrade system, adjustments must be made carefully and tested thoroughly. Our goal is to complete such testing and implement the adjusted tier progress rates before the end of this year.

    Tier Cost
    We are also analysing the cost to increase the tier level of various items, and ensure that such costs are balanced and reasonable. Adjustments to the cost of tiering are even more delicate than those related to tier speed, and thus will require a longer period of testing before changes can be implemented.


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  2. so it's an:"we're working on it" kind of reply :)
  3. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    Yup, they are going to change tiering to how they don't know yet...
  4. Neuromancer

    Neuromancer Brainstormers Official Brain Glue

    So hopefully I'll be able to take my ewe-45 to tier 10 in my lifetime
  5. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    Depends how they change the system but looks like it as they are saying it's too difficult at moment and are looking to make it easier. That raises many problems though...
  6. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    yeah like nobody is gonna tier anything until we know what is going to happen
  7. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Good to see Tiering is being considered a flawed system. It has been since it was launched. However, I'm more interested on why an overhaul of a system that was introduced in the last few years somehow apparently ends up preceding the reintroduction of taming, a system which has been introduced years ago, and which was removed after the CE2 update?
  8. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    To be honest I'm starting to don't give a crap about taming, and I'm starting to get the feeling MindArk has been planning for that to happen with all the players and scrap it all together.
  9. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Possible. However, I invested several thousands of USD into taming. It was always a crap system to be honest, but back when it launched in 2005, we were promised a future for it. If that future is no longer planned, I would expect that those who spent money on it would be reimbursed properly.
  10. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    I doubt it's scrapped. They just don't have the resources to develop it.
    Clearly they didn't want to bring the system back from how it was but update it. That requires time and manpower which they are short of and seem to be focusing on other more important sytems.
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