I just wanted to post a super quick one, to wish the game a happy birthday. Ironically, it's my birthday tomorrow, about a year ago, in the early hours of the morning. I pushed version 1.0 of the game live.
What a journey it's been, thank you to the 1,500+ people who have registered and played, to everybody who's been involved in the community. Long may it continue!
Development updates coming soon. But not tomorrow. Tomorrow I will be doing nothing but celebrating.
So I wanted to put a quick news post up to let you know what I have been working on recently.
When a player with many properties (more than 3) is murdered, the amount of messages to Discord is limited. A single Discord notification will be sent, this will prevent issues as we have seen today, whereby Discord rate limits our bot in the channels and some kills did not complete
Resolved the issue with obituaries not showing correctly
Garage repair bills now display as expected
Leaderboard columns have been swapped around as they were displaying incorrectly
Thank you to everyone to participated in the discussions around these features in our Discord channel
I am working on car auctions, to allow autonomous trading of vehicles
Drug dealing - a new solo activity, where the drugs you are holding can be solo
Reskin - this is primarily for usability purposes, including adding a day and night mode switcher
Federal Government - this will randomly target one of the wealthiest players in the game, where Interpol will launch investigations to disrupt the economy
And finally, about bonds and premium membership
This is something which has also come up in our community conversations recently. I want to confirm a couple of things; firstly, bonds are not necessarily being phased out as such. However, they are no longer available for purchase. There is a chance that bonds will be issued to premium members, which brings me onto my next point;
I will soon be making an announcement around premium membership of the game, including early bird discounts. The announcement will cover the pricing and perks, as well as the ability to sign up for the early bird discounts.
What this does is allow you to buy, for an exorbitant price, any vehicle in the game that you might need; the idea behind this feature is to encourage high value partner crimes, carjacks, and heists - as well as the various other tasks which require cars to be used.
Next features planned include;
Car Auctions - so you can list your cars for automatic sale (for a price) to other players
Federal Government - who will automatically target the wealthiest players in the game every few days, in an attempt to disrupt criminal activity (and rebalance the economy)
Drug Dealing - so that you can sell drugs on the streets, drugs which you have purchased at wholesale, or produced yourself, though there is a high risk associated with this
Profile Posts and Status Updates - Allow status posts on your profile, and other people to post on your wall
Forum Revamp - So we can have multiple forums, with threads inside them