Big announcement and new craftablesPublished on December 16, 2016
Another month has passed and i'm happy to announce I have a new update for you guys. It took a bit longer than usual but I really wanted to invest some time in research and other stuff. My main focus was research on new terrain tools and procedural generated worlds which can help me expanding the world on a much bigger scale.
Like some of you guys already know, the new update is all about the watchtower and climbing mechanics that goes with it. Defending your base from within your walls is much easier now as the watchtower will give you a great view on your surroundings. You can climb the tower using a ladder by simply walking towards it. I really love this new mechanic and I will definitely reuse it on other structures in the future.
Another thing I added is a writeable sign. This was something a lot of you guys requested and I really liked the idea! I made sure the sign is high enough to reach out above the chests so you can also use it as a container label. You will find both new craftables in your profession panel.
I also wanted to talk about the future of SamuTale. I wanted to make the game free-to-play in combination with micro transactions to cover the costs. But I have decided make the game pay-to-play with no additional costs or cash shops. The thing is that free-to-play just doesn't work for SamuTale without pay-to-win aspects.
I personally don't like cash shops in games and adding it to SamuTale without pay-to-win items will result in a shop with only cosmetic items. Unfortunately the game does not fit cosmetic items like costumes as it will ruin the visual crafting aspect of gear (my opinion). I also think you guys are not jumping for butterfly wings and teddy bear costumes so I decided to just skip it.
All founder packs will be updated to include a copy of the game on release and silver and gold founders will receive additional rewards to compensate the tokens that had to be removed as it was for the cash shop I had planned (more info on rewards later). People that already bought a founder pack will also benefit from this of course!
Let me know what you think!