The server is now back online! I hope everyone had a wicked mirage-free christmas and is ready for another 364 days of uninterrupted service.
Big changes are coming to the game in the new year as I go part-time from my main job to dedicate two full days a week to this project – I hope you are looking forward to experiencing the successes and failures of the coming year with me together as I try and deliver a game we can all enjoy.
There will be dissappointments, bugs, mistakes and disasters… but with each giant ballsup I will learn and we will move forward together as a community. We have somehow got this far together, let’s keep pushing and see where it takes us.
As is now tradition the server has been taken offline for Christmas Day. Games like Mirage that take an enormous amount of time out of our lives are great, but sometimes we need someone who cares about us to intervene 😉
Get audaciously drunk, spend time with family, take a day off.
It’s been some time since the game received any real gameplay changes, and with spells just around the corner now is a perfect opportunity to pre-test some of the things I have been working on.
Spell engine implemented
Runes added to the game that can trigger spell effects
New hotkey slots added
New UI to manage hotkeys added
Charlotte is selling runes (at expensive prices) for testing purposes
Fix for purchasing too much cheese crashing the client
Bank items now stack correctly across characters (withdraw and re-deposit to fix existing split stacks)
Passive abilities have been removed for all vocations
Runes are consumable items that use the new spell system to activate effects. You can hit monsters and players with them, and they require a certain magic level to cast (all classes will be able to level magic when the spells update lands).
In the future they will not be purchasable from the store, they will be purely player crafted! They are in store now to give everyone a chance to test the spell engine for me leading up to the spells update. When the spell update is launched, all existing runes in the game will be deleted so don’t stock up too much before Christmas!
All of the runes available have basic attack / heal effects, and it is worth mentioning that healing runes can be used on other players! If you have a player targeted and you are not attacking them, casting a healing rune will heal them – otherwise it will heal you. Simples.
I look forward to seeing you guys go nuts with this in-game and will continue to work on the spell and party system leading up to Christmas. See you soon!
Edit: A small client patch has been released that fixes a UI issue with the hotkeys laying out incorrectly in horizontal mode.
Edit 2: Server patch is now live for a bug that meant you couldn’t heal yourself with a rune after a friendly targeted player died, it was due to an issue that must have been in the game for a very long time (people passively targeting players did not have their target cleared if that player died).