BYOND Developer Lummox JR reports that pre-beta testing of BYOND 513 is going well, with a handful of bugs tucked away. Vars can now share a name with built-in procs, pager crashes stemming from updating libraries have been resolved, and several more! While Lummox JR was digging around fixing issues with the pager, he noted that piece of software could use a bit of sprucing up, like revisiting how messages are displayed.
Pride Ravanok has shared the latest upgrades to Rise of the Pirates after resuming active development one month ago. The newest upgrades mean that all monster defeats now earn the combatant experience and seasonal points, albeit lesser at higher levels, rare legendary equipment is a tad bit easier to find, and ambition can be gained by crushing low-leveled monsters or by weight training.
Two new bosses, with a third on his way, have been added to Paradise Blue. The Pirate themed roleplay game also has begun to push party player limits during certain conflicts. Island villagers have discovered more efficient ways to store their food, results in slower hunger rates, and for players, chef skills permit food to be consumed more effectively. The cartographers have made notations of three new islands to explore and overtake, and numerous smaller adjustments have been made throughout the game.
The latest word from the Spires of Agartha is that with the protectors of the Spire Isles defeated, a new colony of around 1500 citizens, Reimara, has been established, and at that, Spire Clusters were discovered, giving enough power to create a Wonder. Adventurers may continue to explore the island where Reimara has been established, and changes to the game's roleplaying points system have been made. In Spells, cooldowns have been cut, and some AoEs persist for an extended amount of time.
Orange55 shared a PSA that the project leader for The School District: Online, Travylleb will be unavailable to work on the project due to the widespread destruction wrought on the Bahamas by hurricane Dorian. He reports that Travylleb and his home are alright, but extensively damaged infrastructure and utilities prevent him from presently resuming development on the project, so best of luck to him during the recovery. In the interim, Orange55 is continuing to make progress on the school-life RP game, with hopes to release a public beta test by time Travylleb is back online.
Mouse commands are now significantly more responsive in Zenith's Call. As the game is largely dependent on mouse controls, usability has been improved from character positioning to menu interactions. Additionally, lighting issues in the isometric RPG have been corrected, and quest rewards previews disappear after taking on the quest.
This screen-capture was overlooked in the previous edition of Within BYOND, where Magicsofa showed-off a beautifully-pixeled combat game. The terminology used in the death messages seems to hint at a computer-themed game, but as to the setting or what all of the shooting is about? We'll just have to wait for the next teaser.
- Legobumb has created a new library featuring a HUD based approach to Skillbars!
- A quick shout out to Eric Matyas, while not strictly a BYONDer, does regularly offer up an amazing amount of royalty-free music and images!