I thought I would put a post up to let you know what the development team have been up to. Currently in Beta are a bunch of new features, we're also working on updating the software to make it much faster for us to develop and release new features, whilst also improving user experience, and fixing some of the niggling issues that have been reported to us.
Most of this work is now in Beta, so should be released to you all soon!
Although Mafia Online 2 is now not happening, as we're going to grow and improve this version with new features and such, we do need to look at increasing the size of our Beta tester base; this allows us more resource to ensure features are fully tested and stable before they go live on the game.
I am seeking 3 to 5 new beta testers to take part in a Beta round of the game. These players should be experienced players of the game, and will be responsible for helping to test new and existing features. The perk is that by the time the features come to the game, you already have some experience and some strategy, which can, on occasion, be super handy.
If you are interested in being a Beta tester for the game - please send me an email at [email protected] with why you think you should be on our next round of Beta testing. You will be expected to help find and report bugs, and to communicate that information concisely through our chosen platform.
I look forward to hearing from you all JTK!
Just a quick news entry this time. We have now implemented email verification. That means that you will need to verify your email address (by us sending you an email, and you clicking a link), before you can continue playing, or access community features.
The reason for this is that whilst previously we didn't have much of a problem with clearly fake email addresses being used to register. More and more we are finding users registering for new accounts, especially once they have been banned - or if they wish to have duplicate accounts, using email addresses which clearly either do not exist, or are not their own.
Our hope is that this will provide a small barrier to illegitimate usage of the game
Another development update. Firstly, you can now upload profile pictures! These are visible in various places throughout the game. Don't upload anything offensive, at best it'll get removed.
Also, the forum has had a little bit of a re-skin.
I wanted to put a news update in, to let you know what we have been up to recently. The latest surge of players and syndicates has proven to be very useful in tracking down strange and edge case bugs which we didn't find in Beta. My focus has always been on delivering functionality to you guys, rather than having a drawn out Beta and test phase, which (whilst useful) can really draw out the process of getting features to you all.
As you can see from the list below, I have been pretty busy! However, it's better to have a game live which is working well, than to build new features onto an unstable platform; so please do forgive the delay in new features!
See the full list of things we've done recently (since new murder) below!
Name change; characters can now request to change their name up to once a fortnight
Syndicate vulnerability; previously all officers had to be dead for a syndicate to be attacked. Now there must be only a single officer spot (boss, underboss, syndicate) which is either not taken, or in which the officer is dead; to leave the syndicate vulnerable to attack.
You can now have up to 5 active bank accounts.
New bank account types. You can now have an ISA or a High Value Isa, these have longer durations, better interest rates, and higher deposit rates.
Automatically remove syndicate officers (boss, underboss and consigliere) if they are dead or banned or no longer in the syndicate.
Fixed an issue which meant businesses could never be found on the business attack functionality.
Previously there was a bug with the ban page which meant users who had been banned would see a "Something went wrong" page, rather than a page telling them they had been banned. This has now been rectified.
Fixed issue which prevented syndicates from being auto-destroyed.
Fixed issue which prevented overdue safehouses from being destroyed when upkeep was not paid.
Fixed issue with Assassination missions for users who have never had a weapon before.
Fixed issue when a character is killed, and that character is not in a syndicate.
Fixed issue on the murder advice page for when player does not have any guns on hand.
Fixed bug on the Heist Leader page which occurred when trying to submit intelligence, without setting intelligence.
Fixed bug when trying to join a syndicate with no boss.
Fixed bug with diplomacy involving syndicates with no boss.
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