I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying Cinderstone Online. I wanted to take a moment to update you on the progress of chapters 2 and 3.
Delay in development
We know that many of our players have been eagerly awaiting the release of chapters 2 and 3, and we apologize for the delay in their development. Unfortunately, during the first pass of these new chapters, we encountered a number of bugs that required significant time and effort to fix.
In order to ensure the best possible experience for our players, we decided to take a step back and re-evaluate our quest creation process. Our initial system was working well for the first 10 quests, but as we began creating the 150 main story quests for these chapters, we quickly realized that it would be difficult to maintain our high standards for quality without a more efficient and error-proof process.
New quest creation system
Over the past few months, we’ve been working diligently to develop a new system for adding main quests that is much easier to use and has significantly reduced the risk of bugs and errors. This new system will not only allow us to create the remaining quests for chapters 2 and 3 more quickly, but it will also make it easier for us to add new content in the future.
In addition to our new quest creation system, we’ve also developed a new system for testing new quests. Our previous method required 25 minutes just to set up a new character to test a new quest. With our new system, it’s now possible to test a new quest with just one click, saving us a lot of time and making it easier to catch and fix bugs before they make it into the live game.
Rest assured that we are doing everything we can to deliver these new chapters to you as soon as possible, while also ensuring the highest quality of gameplay. We appreciate your patience and support as we continue to work on the development of Cinderstone Online.
Bug reporting and scene system
We’re also happy to announce that we’ve added a new in-game bug-reporting system. This will be very useful for us as it will upload all the necessary information for fixing bugs as quickly as possible. Also, we’ve made changes to the scene system, and players can now logout from the game and change characters without having to close and reopen the game.
We’re excited to bring you these new chapters and hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks for your patience and continued support. With the new quest creation system in place, we’re looking forward to adding more content to the game in the future. Chapter 3 will be the last chapter for arc 1, but we’re planning to release arc 2 and arc 3 with 60 new quests as soon as possible, if everything goes according to plan.
Support the Development of Cinderstone Online with a Founder’s Pack
Don’t forget, our founder’s pack is still available for purchase. Not only will it give you instant access to the closed beta, but it will also support the development of Cinderstone Online. So, if you’re excited to be among the first to play the new chapters, be sure to grab your founder’s pack today by clicking here.
Best, Co-Founder and main programmer of Cinderstone Online
- January 27, 2023