15/03/2020 by JohnoTheKid
So, as I have been talking about for ages, we had a whole bunch of features coming, and these have now been released. I'm not going to go into painful detail in this news post, instead I will direct you to the release page
I hope you enjoy the new features, there are, of course, more coming
06/03/2020 by JohnoTheKid
To put up a quick post, firstly I want to apologise for the downtime we have had this evening. I have been on holiday so hadn't been able to resolve it as quickly as I would normally have liked. The game is back up and running now.
The reason for the downtime was to do with the round-based functionality. At this point, alongside the development blogs (another update coming soon) I wanted to confirm that there is not going to be any more round-based functionality. There may be the odd reset in the event that it is both needed and requested by the players and steering group.
To explain this a bit more, the reason for round based functionality was to help promote fairness in the game, and prevent runaway winners. However, what actually happened was it caused some frustration amongst players, and consequently hurt the game activity. With this in mind, we'll do resets when we think they are required, but otherwise I think we will just let the game run.
18/01/2020 by JohnoTheKid
Some quick updates and patches this week, as described below;
Property Tax Warning: There will now be a display on your home page if you cannot afford your property tax bill
In addition to this, you will receive a notification 2 hours prior to the tax bill being taken, to inform you that you're going to lose your properties because you can't afford your tax bill
Fixed a typo with game feed notification when an alliance is formed
Fixed typo with the game feed notification when an auction expires, and the reserve was not met
Fixed an issue with the murder achievements - reported by @Agent0
Fixed a bug with Fraud not charging the setup fee - reported by @WhiteWitch
Fixed a bug with property tax notifications, whereby the link did not take you to the relevant tax bill
Naturally I will be updating the development blog shortly with information about what I've been working on recently to improve the game.