Update pending

Hi all. Just a quick note to let you know that the next update is pending. It’s currently being tested by the alpha testers, and as soon as I feel reasonably confident that it is stable, it will be released to the beta track.

Changes that are definitely coming in the new version:

  1. Streamlining of the skill systems. A small handful of skills have been eliminated or put together.
  2. Trade good system has been changed. Goods are now traded in the 100s of units, but shown by the unit. This is a change introduced to make land travel (with trade goods) possible, since a party on land will typically be able to carry fewer goods than ships.
  3. Combat system has been overhauled and encounters that can result in combat will be added.

More changes will follow hard on the heels of this, but I’m trying to limit the first release, since the current changeset is already pretty massive in terms of how it affects the game engine.