Hey everyone, I've been getting a lot of PM's and messages both on and off AGD about the status of Arcwyre and tbh the reason I've been so silent is I didn't think there were actually this many people itching to try it so I'm addressing a few things on here and on the official forums/social media. I also come with some great news!
First off, I'd like to publicly apologize to everyone who has been following the progress of the game, I've made multiple claims of a release date now, 4+ I believe, and they've all bombed terribly. There are a few reasons behind this: Home life, Overextension, and Underestimation. I refuse to release this game until I personally believe it's worth playing, if I don't have fun on it, why would you all? I know a lot of people view it as "just a free orpg engine game" but I think everyone is seriously underestimating this engine that JC, Kibbz, and Panda have put together here, it's only a matter of time until open source and from there development will skyrocket. I truly believe this game can be so much more than a 100 player cult game, and I believe with enough time and work this engine can produce an amazing experience. I take 100% blame however, I have an awful habit of totally underestimating the amount of work a set of content will take to create. Arcwyre is big, the only game of comparable size I've seen in the history of this community as well as eclipse, mirage ect, is Nightmare, who's world map is moderately larger than the first area of Arcwyre, Almdalia. Which is also the smallest area on the world map out of 8 cities 4 nations. I also work alone making this task monumental.
Anyway with all that aside, here's the good news!
If any of you have had the pleasure to hear me whine about my childhood before, you may know I grew up in foster care. I just recently reunited with my birth mother whose been looking for me for over a decade now. Long story short she is very wealthy and retired and learned of Arcwyre and personally invested enough money for me to pay my bills for the next 3 months so I may work on releasing this full time! I've been approved for a leave of absence from work as well, so for the next 3 months I will be working on Arcwyre full time 8 hours a day from 9am-5pm EST. This means a much faster Alpha Release, more constant updates, more time and care devoted to content ect.
I'd like to spend a large bit of this time promoting the game and starting an active community. I will be hiring on moderators for the social media accounts as well as moderators for Discord and even some developers should they be skilled enough.
I invite you all to join the Discord and drop a hello! The more active the better. I'll also be posting tons of sneak peaks and hosting some contests via the discord, social media and the forums! So tell a friend and jump on board, because I can't wait to see you all in Arcacia