Hail to you our patiently waiting backers! You may have noticed that it's been a few weeks since our last update. Never fear, the work has been clipping along at a good pace in the background. As a result we have a few news items to share with you. (We're going to be posting the same updates to both campaigns from now on. So you veteran backers may want to turn off one of the news feeds to keep from getting “repeated” updates).
As most of the veterans almost certainly know we've sent out the first batch of rewards surveys. The “rewards situation” for vets is a little complex so we wanted to give you guys a brief overview of how it works. Veteran backers are able to combine the total amount they pledged in the first campaign, the second campaign, and PayPal in order to select their reward and add-ons. If you have any questions please contact us. We will be very happy to help you get your rewards lined up. (We know it can be confusing.)
You non-veteran backers shouldn't have too long to wait before we get your surveys out to you. There's just a lot to do and we have to do it step by step.
As you can see from the screenshot above progress is being made on the World Map. It's not where we want it to be yet, but it's getting there day by day. We wanted to improve the look of Worlds of Magic and that's exactly what we're doing. We feel confident that you're really going to like the look of it when we finally get it in your hands.
Work toward the playable alpha is continuing day by day. A number of GUIs have been put together for managing your heroes and their inventories, browsing through your armies in the field, controlling your mana income and expenditures, etc. A lot of “background mechanics” work is also in progress. The backer's forum is filled with discussions on spells, terrain bonuses, food production, unrest, building trees, etc, etc, etc. We are filling in all the little blanks that stand between us and the full alpha. If you haven't already, please feel free to come and join us. Backer feedback is really helping make WoM something special.
Expect to hear more from us soon. As always guys, we offer you our deep and sincere thanks!