Overview of what's going on with the mod at present time.
Posted by DerxwnaKapsyla on Aug 27th, 2013
Alright, Derxwna here. I have some good news and I have some bad news, and then I have some more good news. The news comes in all shapes and sizes, so let's not delay any longer and get right into today's update.
In the progress of the mod, we've managed to get a few more new features integrated into the mod, as well tweaking some of the older concepts. Like with the last update, I'll reveal 1 new change we've done for each faction.
There are other changes we are planning, they aren't all secretive, but it's best not to give away the entire hand at once you see. Some things I will say, we are planning some new Skirmish maps. Some of the new ones you can expect are:
There are some plans to re-do some of the maps that came packaged with the mod. Mugendai, Ichor, and I feel that the Heaven's Pass map could use some moderate rework, while the Sanzu Map apparently needs to be completely re-done.
Also, large news: The mod is now running with Terrain Expansion. It should come packaged with it by default. This is because we needed its changes to the Lunar Theater and Desert Theater to make some of the maps.
In other news, if you haven't seen yet, I've gone and updated the Features page with revised backstories. I think I kept to the same general idea that Drogan had when the mod was in development, but with a few tweaks added by myself and the CID team. You should go check them out, as they contain not just the backstories, but what each faction does, can do, and isn't good at. It also contains some sneak peaks at things to come for each faction that aren't listed in this news update, so it'd be much in your benefit to check them out!
Unfortunately, the Bad News is up next. Earlier today, August 26th, 2013, my External Hard-drive, which contained over 600 gigabytes in files, including the War of the Rice mod, was corrupted earlier. At time of writing, it is scanning to see if I can recover the data that is still present on the drive. However, for the time being, it is out of commission. Royally pissed me off, but not much I can do about it but take further preventative measures.
Speaking of preventative measures, this is where the good news comes in. In an act of infinite brilliance (And because we got tired of arguing over the files), we have all the files constantly backed up on a cloud server where we can add to and retrieve changes at will. This means absolutely no data was lost, as Mugendai and ichor, and the cloud, all have an up-to-date version.
That's pretty much it in terms of news updates. I'll probably be back with an update within the next 2 weeks or so, or when we make some more significant changes. Till next time people!