New trailer, LAN support and ... fashion tips?!?
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First of all the last weekend has been great! When we did our planning before the weekend, we had expected to start off on Monday at around 400.000 but instead we were almost at 470.000! Barring divine intervention or the internet going down, we are confident that we will reach and exceed our minimum funding goal. Huzzah! We also have over $5000 from PayPal donations that will help count towards stretch goals.
Last update we shared a work in progress of a pirate grunt, and we thought we would show the very latest version which has some interesting tweaks. Don’t try to sneak past this guy in a queue!
One backer asked if he could dress like a pirate. If you are playing as a pirate it may make sense to dress as one, too! By default you start the game as the Empress’ Corsair, and there are few restrictions on what you can do so feel free to dress as a pirate. However, if you prefer to pursue the path of getting reinstated into the Grand Fleet (and there are both roleplay and gameplay incentives for doing this), you will be expected to dress as a proper captain in Her Majesty’s Navy. Do not worry, you will have several uniforms to choose from, but prancing about like a pirate would raise some eyebrows and turn heads among your crew. Has the captain lost his mind? Will he procure a cyber parrot next?!?
Also, we are announcing LAN support for The Mandate. That way you can enjoy playing in cooperative mode while sitting physically together with friends and family, and you will not need internet access. Remember, cooperative mode will be completely optional in The Mandate and is not some lame excuse on our side to avoid creating a deep single player experience. Rather it is in addition, and we believe that we have some really cool cooperative features planned that will work in and outside of combat. More on this in a future update.
Thirdly, this week will be quite feature packed, and we kick off this week with our second piece featuring the wonderful David Bradley. This new trailer is called “The Captain We Need” and ties in with the last week of roleplay tweets over at @AnaEmpress on Twitter. Enjoy!
Your friends at Perihelion Interactive