We just wanted to send out a quick notification before tomorrow’s blog about a slight change of format to the posts, and a cool new thing we’re trying out… the Lorekeeper.
What’s happening? Well we’re going to try splitting up the troop announcements and stories into 2 separate posts.
Well, the current blogs contain stories & troop release info all bundled together. Different folks like these 2 things to different degrees - probably most people want hard stats/pics of the new troops/weapons, but that doesn’t make the other camp less valid, and we’ve received a lot of feedback recently asking for more lore on the world.
The solution? We think splitting it up so that troop data releases first (same time as always), and then stories release some time later (up to 24 hours later - we’ll probably tinker with this initially).
Now the BONUS here is that we then have a lot more scope for what we do with the stories/lore, and this is where the Lorekeeper idea comes in! The idea behind the Lorekeeper is that we break stories up into 1 chapter per week for 3 months, forming a self-contained novella. Most weeks it will deal with the troops released in some way… sometimes peripherally, sometimes in detail… but at the end of each 3 months, we have a 25,000 word novella that you could download and enjoy as a separate thing (or you can read it episodically every week).
When will you see this?
Tomorrow! Tomorrow’s event blog will release as normal, but without the usual flavor text… and the first chapter of “Lorekeeper I: The Three Dragons” will release about 8 hours later.
I completely agree with this. I am not against this addition (it seems like a nice addition to give more background to the world of Krystara), however I am not sure if it is the right choice to expend resources (i.e. developer time) to this while other issues (bug fixes, QoL improvements) would seem to be much more urgent (to me anyway).
Yeah same here im not against this feature but they keep releasing new stuff and some recurrent bugs are still there after several patches, example the ghost troops and lot of bad translation, i would prefer to see them fix these before adding or spending time on new stuff
Edit: i know cyrup said they can’t do anything right now but for me the most urgent would be to fix the damn freezing and the chat. This is ruining my gameplay experience and the game become unplayable after 30 minutes, sometime instead of just restarting game, i play something else.
I do understand your point, it’s just not a valid one.
Your point is that the company has one big bucket called the budget. If they hire a guy for bugs and a guy for lore, they are not hiring two guys for bugs, which you would prefer.
That’s super short-sighted thinking. The game has to have a balanced development team or they are going to have a bug-free boring game that no one plays. They have shown again and again they are working on getting the code right, so until they stop fixing bugs altogether, there’s no need to say ‘spend the money on bugs more.’
It’s doubtful that they are putting X$ extra into story development since it has always been stated that Sirrian writes the lore. So, whether Sirrian takes 30 extra minutes writing lore (that he already did for troop releases) or uses that 20 extra minutes managing staff, it makes no difference. Because, he is NOT the guy fixing bugs.