Saturn Valley Online, the Earthbound MMORPG!
If so, you might wanna reschedule a thing or two so you have some free time because, .. well, you might wanna play some game *wink*
Whoops, time flies! The server has been offline for quite a while now, mainly because we're busy with uni or work projects. Once the team finds some time to fix the server bugs that are the cause of us holding back the update we'll push out revision 5 asap.
You could see it on the bright side, for most of you guys exams should be coming up, so this means less wasting time on SVO and more studying ;)
A screenshot of SVO appeared in the latest issue of a videogame magazine called NGamer. It's an old screenshot and there's not much said about SVO in particular but pretty neat nonetheless! If you happen to have this issue of NGamer yourself, let us know!
You can see it here (better screen by EBC here). Here's what they said about it while talking about the Nintendo Fangame Community Convention:
"Our favourite is Saturn Valley Online an MMO set in the earthbound universe."
Thanks to thomas1up for posting!
We decided to change the order of thing we'll be adding somewhat. Instead of adding the Earthbound battle system as the last feature, we've turned that around. The battle system will be the FIRST big feature for the new SVO, but first we need to add the Earthbound stats, a somewhat intelligent AI and level up capabilities. The ability to equip things will be added shortly after.
The reason for this is the fact the other features will (should) be added into the engine eventually, and when they are, we can easily adapt them to work with SVO. We'll also take care of minor issues and expand the areas to explore but our first main goal will be the battle system everyone has been waiting for. We'll also add Player versus Player battles so you can see who the better Earthbound battler is!
To the people with a custom sprite, if you have not sent us a "battle sprite" your character's battle appearance will be one of the selectable sprites.
We know you'd like the server to be back up but there's still some issues with changing to another map we have to iron out and it's taking longer than expected. Keep checking back
Preparing a new release for early next week, with a whole load of bugfixes in! Sadly, until then, the server will be offline, sorry for the inconvenience!