I've been working on Kaizoku in my spare time since I've announced it was dead. I re-worked everything from scratch and looked at what went right and what went wrong from One Piece : Pirates Galore to Kaizoku. I took the best features,art and community suggestions and applied them to Kaizoku. The game mostly uses the so-loved chibi art from Pirates Online and is built with completely new programming and features yet to be announced in my next update logs ^_^
I wouldn't have announced the project back if it wasn't for how far it now is and in a week, I will have finished my semester and will get so much time to post more announcements and details about the new features and gameplay elements of the game. With that said, I leave you all with that little gif showcasing the new dynamic-weather effects with clouds, dust particles, wind, shadows and even water reflection.
If you haven't seen the small video that was posted in the "Within BYOND" post check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKonHvh3Y8U
I have also been working on a new ship system instead of the boring one that we had. I always thought it would be nice if players could move freely on the ship in real-time while its sailing not simply an illusion or on a seperate map. Well...So far I've managed to get this working very smoothly here's a quick preview of what it looks like:
I would also like to add that most of the update logs will be posted on our forum: http://s4.zetaboards.com/One_Piece_PG/index/
and dicussions/test servers will happen on our Discord server: https://discord.gg/5VSDrCX