Pirate Seas Beta 8.0 will be the server's first release with public promotion. The server will then finally, for the first time, be in a complete enough state to expose to everyone and begin growing the player base aside from just through word of mouth.
What's being added?
Along with core features and mechanics getting tweaked such as the raiding system, Beta 8.0 will unveil lots of new content! A new portion of the map will be unlocked featuring new, stunning locations, quests, dungeons, levels, weapons, armors, and more! A detailed update list showing every change and addition will soon be released as we approach the update's completion.
A partial wipe. I am well aware of the annoyance a wipe can be but sometimes they are necessary. Tons of new players will be joining the server this coming update; it will be good to have everyone back to a fresh start for the most part. This wipe will reset the world and levels, however, players will be allowed to keep their builds minus containers! Your island can be carried over along with any ships you would like. I will leave a forum here for details on how to go about this. This wipe is mainly meant to target items and to fix the economy to function as it was intended.
With patches and updates that aren't huge; I am able to make them all on my own computer so there doesn't have to be any downtime. However, with an update such as 8.0, I will need to use the main host to effectively and efficiently carry out the update. It would not be worth it to spend hundreds of dollars on another host just for this month to work on the update, however in the future, I do intend to not have any downtime by using a separate, powerful host. I am aiming for the release of Beta 8.0 to be in time for the sponsored bidding on voting sites so this downtime will commence Sunday 9/3/17, and should be released in about 3 weeks.
Please check out the previous news post here to understand the context of what Beta 7.0 was about, and the significance of Beta 8.0, and as always, stay scurvy!