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ct_news_notice_notice [07.30] Progress Update 30th July - Posted by Karven

Hi Royallers!

It’s been almost a month since Update 54 hit MapleRoyals; and now that most of the issues that arrived with this major release have been ironed out, we figured now would be a good time to give you a progress update, as well as ask for some feedback regarding the recent update.

As most of you probably know, update 54 had taken a very long time for us to release, and this was mostly due to the major revamp of the login server, and changes to how each server (login, world, channels, and cash shop) communicates with one another. And now, after seeing things working in the live environment, we are very pleased to say that the update has largely exceeded our expectations in regards to stability and significantly so for performance - even so with our very high online player counts this month! This has been a major milestone for us in being able to provide a stable and easily maintainable environment for our players.

We will continue to monitor the game for further issues, persevering to fix older bugs and issues that remain in the game, as well as providing new content and events for players to enjoy.

With us leaving update 54 behind, there are a few things that we would like to highlight for the coming updates which you can read about below.

Control Panel Progress:

The new control panel is currently our main priority. It has taken us much more time than expected, in large this is due to the old age of our website; our original plan was to just make modifications to the current website to support all the new control panel features, but it is very outdated and doesn’t hold up to the high standard we have a need for, and as such a complete overhaul has been required. Visually we expect to make further changes to it down the line when we start to tackle the complete website overhaul, even so - it will be different from what we currently have.

The internals of the control panel is the most exciting part, it will give us the ability to much easier maintain, and extend what features are available, the most significant ones coming at first are of course the PIC opt out, and being able to retrieve lost PIN/PIC’s. It will also serve as the foundation from which the new website will be built on.

Website/Forum Revamp:

This one we haven’t discussed before, in the coming months we will be launching a new overhauled website, complete with new design. This will complete the update towards the websites internals, update its performance, and of course visually improve a dated design.

The forum will not receive an overhaul, however we will be updating the forum software we use, which should improve your experience interacting with it, it will also finally mark the return of the forum search bar, we will also be releasing our in-house built shout box add-on, which will improve performance and fix some annoying legacy problems that exist today.

Coming Updates:

We would like to specifically address the next two updates update 55 and 56, which if you remember (LINK) will be Crimsonwood Keep PQ, and Guild PQ.

Since update 54 was released and our focus shifted ahead towards the coming update; we noticed that there were some items missing from the files which would be obtained from CWKPQ, as well as a small addition that we plan to introduce for the PQ. Unfortunately this will result in a new files being required for before we can release it.

Since it will take us a couple of weeks to prepare the new files for release, coupled with the fact that players have been waiting for a very long time to obtain certain skills such as Assassinate 30 from GPQ (and Airstrike from a separate quest being released with GPQ); we feel the most appropriate decision is to swap these two updates around, meaning the next update being released will be GPQ, followed shortly by the release of CWKPQ.

Update 54 Feedback:

With everything else we wanted to bring up said, we would very much like to hear your thoughts about some of the changes and additions from update 54, in particular:
  • What are your thoughts on the new Mastery Books, and should they be kept?
  • What do you think about the increased experience gained from Papulatus, should this also remain in the game?
  • What are your thoughts about the newly released boss in Shaolin Temple, Wulin Yaoseng?

As well as the above, we are also happy to hear any other feedback you may have about any of the other changes made in update 54, whether it be the slightly increased ETC rates, to something as little as the added transparency to the in-game timers. We’d love to hear any feedback you have to offer.

The MapleRoyals Staff

Discuss & provide feedback on the forum post, here: https://mapleroyals.com/forum/threads/progress-update-30th-july.125811/

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