January Update

Hey all! Your monthly update here brought to you by the man, the myth, the legend, your friendly neighborhood Xero!

I want to wish you all a belated happy new year, and our sincerest thank-you for holding out for as long as you have. We know it’s been an unusually long waiting period, but RL sometimes just doesn’t go as expected. So from the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank each and every one of you who have invested in this project and sticking with us even through the long periods of no contact or updates. Seriously, you guys are awesome.

I’m done being sappy now, so on to updates! As my financial situation starts to straighten out a bit after this month, I’ll be pushing for a full sim in-world for a more expansive Thea build for you, the players, to enjoy. We are also getting closer to an official beta push for our flagship combat system, the TCS. Some features will be familiar, such as customized titles in the overhead, but we plan to implement a working party system as well! For those wondering how the party system works, it will work based off of the built-in attack string for certain abilities, particularly offensive magic and healing/restorative abilities. Once I get more base functionality straightened out, I plan on pushing beta releases to our investors to toy around with so we can get concise feedback on what needs to be improved. The core functionality is ATB-style, but I’m working on getting it as close to turn-based as possible for some extra flare, as it were.

For now, that’s all I have, but again, I want to express my sincerest thank-you to everyone who’s invested into Thea. I know it’s been a long time coming, and again, I apologize for the long waiting and seemingly dead-in-the-water status, but we haven’t forgotten, nor have we taken your desires for a new setting for granted. I know you’ve been rather patient, but I ask that you hold on just a LITTLE BIT longer while I get the TCS straightened out. As always, if any of you have questions or want to discuss anything, our forums are still online and usable for community discussion.

Thank you all so much~

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