Saturn Valley Online, the Earthbound MMORPG!
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.
As many of you have noticed, the last couple of months have been very quiet around here. Many of us have become occupied with other stuff and SVO has become more of a side-project. Because of this I think it's best to make the entire SVO code, graphics, ... opensource and available to everyone. This way anyone with a bit of programming skills can check it out and even run their own SVO server!
This also means for the time being there won't be many updates from our side unless for some reason interest is sparked again. In the next couple of weeks I'm going to prepare a package that anyone who is interested in SVO can download.
I've spent way too many hours on SVO to let it go to waste so I hope someone will continue what we've started.
For all you redditors out there, I made an SVO reddit, go check it out and post some SVO related things :)
In other news, I've spent some time working on the enemy AI and it's almost doing the same as in Earthbound (moving towards/away from players). With a little tweaking I think I can get some enemies in SVO in the next update. I'm also waiting for Darkfrost to update some bits of the server so it works without crashing every 5 minutes.