Well, just over 24 hours to go until Release 32 is finally upon us. Over 3 and a half years of planning and preparation has got us into as good a state as we're ever going to be. It's been a wild ride, however we're on the verge of launching into the brave-new-world of persistance where our actions will leave a lasting mark on the world. What's more, we'll no longer have to retread old ground by enduring the endless cycle of 3-monthly wipes. That'll give us more time to enjoy our labours and focus on the important stuff, having fun! Hurrah! A huge thank you to everyone who helped us to collectively get where we are today. It's a long list, however it's important to do so just the same.
The first month is going to be, well, interesting. A fresh start for all of us, a need to rework those all-important skills (without a boost), wildly varying plot placement times, the list goes on. What's more, we have the substantial job of getting both Beran's Reach and The Bear Tavern up and running, something that's not going to happen overnight. Amid the chaos it's going to take weeks if not months for some form of normality to establish itself. But, for all the hard work and tears (time getting things set up, inevitable server hiccups) it's going to be fun. These will be the days that we look back on and say "I was where when things were getting started".
Luckily for us, we have a good little group. Make full use of the forums and don't be afraid to ask for anything you need. Conversely, if you're looking to set up your own little business empire, you'll have a ready-meady customer base. Bored and need something to do? Keep an eye out for upcoming events or even better post and get something organised yourself! The world's what you make of it, at the very least the community can provide you with a bit of company. :)
Right now, your pub needs you. Getting started, there's going to be a huge demand for raw materials. Beran's Reach has a sodding great big wall that needs to be built, with a huge amount of materials needed to outfit the tavern itself. The quicker we can get the wall up, the quicker we can get the building blocks of Beran's Reach up (which means getting plots ready for you that little bit sooner). Any help in felling a few trees or pulling together a few blocks would be greatly appreciated! More details on this coming shortly.
That's enough from me. Very excited!!! I invite everyone to make full use of Teamspeak. Despite being on Tokyo time I'll be on when I can to catch up with how everyone's getting on. Going to be logging on at odd hours myself to get some of the admin sorted and to start pulling some resources together for the build.
Fame! Glory! Beer!