Greetings. Reus from Perisno here.
As you may, or may not, have noticed, the long-awaited 0.8 update has been released at last. The update has been in development for years, but was finally released right as we entered the new year. 0.8 is full of new features, changes and fixes. Let's break a few of them down in case you're not up to date.
- 5 new major factions: Aroulo, the Kuu-lan Horde, Cretas, Geldar (formerly known as the Bluewood Elves) and two factions consisting of giants - Sut and Bakhal.
- Giants are now a playable race.
- The Zann invasion was re-coded from scratch.
- All items and troops were rebalanced from scratch.
- Textures were optimized, and almost every low-quality item has been reworked.
- Over a hundred new items.
- And many more features...
You can read more about the new changes that came with 0.8 over on the Taleworlds forums:
So what's next?
The team is in full swing. Several hotfixes have been released following 0.8, and 0.81 is also in development. The team has recently expanded a bit, and two ex-developers have returned to assist. The team has also acquired a new coder. You may also have noticed that our ModDB page has been fairly broken for a while now. The background is completely white, and some of the formatting is rather awkward. The white background was caused by the link to the old background no longer working. But don't worry, a full rework is in the works, and 99% finished. Just adding some final touches, and it will be updated before you know it. We are also in contact with some graphic designers who are currently designing new logos and headers for our pages. My personal task is to touch up our pages. There will be an updated list of factions, companions, quests and more. Things will look nice, I assure you.
You mentioned 0.81! When is it coming and what can we expect?
Well, we don't really have a whole lot to tell you at the moment. I can say that there will be some updates to the in-game UI and textures. Maybe formations. Don't expect 0.81 right away though. We're still working out what we want to change and implement in the next update. The release date is still to be decided.
But while waiting, make sure to check out the threads in our Perisno sub-forum on the Taleworlds forums. New hotfixes are actively being released one by one. They will also be released on ModDB, but if you want to get them early, make sure to keep an eye on the thread I linked above.
I suppose this is really all I have to say at the moment. Keep an eye on ModDB and the 0.8 thread to keep up to date with the new hotfixes and releases.
Until next time,
the Perisno Development Team.