Sirius Online returns in the most bombastic way possible - Online play, open PVP, close up dogfights and one hell of a fun experience. But lets star from the beginning. 6 months ago I was burnt out, overworked, exhausted. There came a phase when I thought about abandoning Sirius and everything. Yeah. ABANDONING! And for six months, development halted. There were a few less successful attempts to port it to Unity but, development on Sirius basically ceased.
It was not only until January 2015 when a random occasion forced me to rent a root-server to host another, more successful project, my main comedy site. Out of curiosity I took my LAN client on the server and tried to connect to it from home. Totally surprising: It worked. From this "epiphany" on I got back into my devcave and made a simplified server App for Sirius, ran it and created a new Client - named 1.0.15.
A lot of tests followed and a lot of balancing induced until Sirius reached 1.0.17 - the first release after 6 months. Due to great feedback I squatted bugs, balanced, added new features until I was, where I am now. 1.0.19a. Online Combat, Tradelanes, Mining, Economy. And don't fear: 1.0.20 is coming fast!
1.1 is still a far way off, but let's see. I made a to-do list with all the feedback I receive from players, friends and testers. This list increases constantly and includes:
- Automatic Reconnect to server or message stating that you lost server connection
- Simple cargo Space, inventory and Crafting of Modules
- More Routes and custom placement of routes by crafted Materials
- Station should make sense
- Muzzle Flash
- Synching asteroid movements
- More Sounds
- Refined Meshes for Guns
- TONS of performance fixes
- Saving Progress
- Authentication with the Server
- Custom Ship Skins
and a lot of even more cool things are on my list. I plan to have at least one release per week. you are free to punch me if I don't!
As you know, Sirius is currently Free due to the Fact that I need Feedback. Probably delivered in kilotons. However, if you decide to help me out, support the game, you have two options:
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