Hi everyone. SBE Gary Arant at your service again with another update about the status of the new client build and the card rebalance. As many of you have realized, the estimate we made about a month ago to have the client out by January is running short on time. Sadly, we’ve realized that releasing the client this month is not a possibility. We are as disappointed as anyone about these continued delays. Nothing matters more to us than delivering the new client as soon as possible, at as high a quality as possible.
Now that the bad news is out of the way, I would like to take this opportunity to show off some of the progress that has been made. Below, you will find a video that I put together of the most recent build of the client. We are proud of what we have built so far and are really excited to share it with you all.
I can’t provide a new estimate for when we think the client will be ready to launch at this time. As you can probably gather, this process has been hard for us to predict. So, instead of making another guess as to when it will be ready, I will be providing you with an update with new progress every few weeks until we launch.
What about the rebalance and the state of the game in the meantime?
We have decided that pushing a patch to the live servers is now appropriate, given the delay of the client release. This will not be the launch of set 7, which will still come after the client. What it will be is a round of changes to the existing cardpool and an increase to player starting health. We believe this round of changes will be a solid improvement to gameplay. You can expect an article from me soon about this patch. In the article, I will address our philosophy about the update, specific examples of some of the changes, patch notes and a timeline for its release.
As always, I would like to take the opportunity to say thanks to those of you reading this. We greatly appreciate your loyalty and dedication to Solforge.