Saturn Valley Online, the Earthbound MMORPG!
There are basically two options to display the battles we have thought of so far, a fullscreen and a windowed one. Let me explain the differences:
This one will be displayed in a window, takes less space, you can still view the surrounding area of your character while battling. The screen might be dimmed a bit as to put the focus on the battle window. An advantage is that you can see who's around in case you need to "call for help".
Exact replica of the Earthbound battle screen.
We can also add an option where you can set the default view you want and toggle between them while battling, e.g. you select fullscreen and during a battle you'd like to see if anyone is around, just toggle it to windowed for a second, look around and toggle it back.
Please share your thoughts about this in this topic, we'd love to hear what you guys think!
Just a quick note, SVO has just got its rev8 release (more info). It's fully playable now. Please reply to this post if you have any issues (or post in the Alpha Discussion board). Check the online graph (click the players online link in the top right) to see how many folks are online at what times, ingame type /who to see who's online.
Note that if the server is offline, it probably crashed. Give us a couple of hours to reboot it if we're not around.
Some things that might come in handy, type any of the following ingame:
/who - show who's playing
/shout or /g [text] - send a serverwide message
/die - kill your character to respawn if you're stuck somewhere (do please let us know what happened so we can fix it!)
As promised we're continuing the reboot of SVO. Today another 'milestone' has been reached. Database synchronisation has been set up which means you will be able to log in with your account (however, new accounts and password changes are synced every five minutes so please a few minutes if you cannot log in); You will be able to make a character but you will NOT be able to go ingame with it. For some reason the game has a glitch that we will fix in the end of Jan/early Feb version update.
- make an account / change passwords (allow 2 to 5 minutes for it to take afffect on the game server)
- make a character
If you experience any errors when trying to log in please let us know!
Update: it seems no one can log in with the current version of the game, we will push an update
in the next few days late January that will fix this. You can, however, already make a character. Please bear with us!
As everyone has probably noticed the current status of SVO is at least "dormant". I'm focusing more on webdevelopment and electronics for university classes at the moment, so C# programming has to make room for that for now. I'm planning on turning the server back on starting with the xmas holidays.
As a goal for myself I still would like to have at least a working battle system so eventually I hope to add it at some point in time. Darkfrost is attending Game Development courses at his university so he's also gaining more insight into creating an actual video game.
The source code has been released a while back, feel free to mess around with it and post your results on the forum.