We are pleased to present the roadmap to the imminent Beta. This roadmap draws from insights you provided in the survey, the results of which you can see here.
Bugs that have been reported as hindrances on the way to a stable Beta include the following:
- Disappearing mods from weapons stored in the shared stash.
- Items disappearing from the Consignment House and mail system.
- Mod feeds increasing once inserted into weapons.
- Drone issues; the need to re-equip gear, skills/bonuses that do not apply, etc.
Other bugs do persist, as well as balance/design concerns. While those will also be addressed in due time, the listed bugs will have to be addressed before the transition to Beta.
Bugs will remain our first priority, but additions that may need to be tested before a full transition to Beta may occur. At the moment those mostly include QoL features, but may come to include features/assets of other types as well.
A wipe will occur when the aforementioned critical bugs are addressed and Alpha is completed. At the moment this is the only wipe that is planned to occur, and further wipes will be avoided unless they are absolutely unavoidable or necessary to progress.
Once Beta has started, we will begin accepting donations for server costs. The exact means by which you will be able to donate, if you so wish, will be announced in due time.
Note: In the survey and elsewhere, many of you asked if there would be a cosmetic cash shop or similar platforms, or even suggested that there could be one. As appreciated as this was, let us once again assure you that there will never be any such transactions; London 2038 will never charge you for anything, and will never have potential donations resemble transactions in any way.
Future development direction
The survey let us know that the most popular preference (36%) in regards to future content is “encounters, boss fights, and maps”. Other options were also very popular, but this one is also arguably the most technically challenging one.
So while we will strive to provide changes, tweaks, and additions of all kinds, this will become our first priority from Beta onwards; we will direct our development efforts towards creating additional content, primarily in the form of maps and bosses.
We hope this roadmap pleases you as much as it pleases us, and that the eventual results of this journey live up to your invaluable, continued patience and support.