First of all, Happy New Year! To all the new members in the community, welcome to the forums and I hope to see you in-game soon. As you guys may have noticed, I haven't been around for awhile. I got busy with other projects and sort of lost the time to work on Nin Online. I'd like to apologize for the slow down and the eventually closure of the Open Alpha. It was never intended to go down, but due to the lack of manpower we had to.
On the bright side, I've been starting to get more done, so I'd like to share with you the progress on the Sand Village and the plains and fields around it.
Here are peeks at the vast amount of maps coming along with the Sand Village!
The Kazekage's Office
Entrance to the Desert Warzone
The Sand Village Hospital
The exterior and interior of the hospital!
It's a bit hard to realize how much the release of the Sand village with change the game. Simply put, we will finally have reasons to PvP, we will have an on-going competition between ninjas of both villages, and finally politics and Kages will matter. I'm sorry this is taking such a long time to get done. As you all know, I really care a lot about the little details that go into making this world believable, immersive and fun to explore. I try to stay close to the source material, while also taking into consideration how it will affect the game play and take my time on introducing new areas. In the grand scheme of things, I hope that Nin Online will be a game to stand the test of time as the best Naruto Inspired MMORPG in terms of immersion.
I hope everyone is as excited as I am!