Since this is going to be a game development blog I'm going to try to frequent this as much as possible to let everyone know what I'm working on and what's to come for the game. This isn't to be taken as a place where I will make important announcements about the game, but rather just a friendly chat so don't hold me to what I post here.
- I'm currently reviewing options for a change to the war declaration range. I agree with just about everyone else that the war range needs to be narrowed down. The 50K+ rule is also outdated and I'm tired of having to review that setting every few months so I'm looking into options that will address that problem as well.
- Today I added some backend code that will start storing the global radiation level each day to later put into a chart. Not only will it be interesting to look at the daily changes in GRL but it will also help players to gauge trends for back tax collections. This idea was originally suggested by Hegemom Rob here.
- I'm thinking about changing the "Active in Last 60 Minutes" to an actual "User Online" indicator. The "Active in Last 60 Minutes" just shows when a person last collected and that isn't really helpful if you want to know if someone is actually online or not. My only reservation about this is that it might make players think that the 20 day inactivity rule for tax collections has changed which I AM NOT CHANGING. If I move forward with this I'm going to have to be sure to communicate clearly that the 20 day inactivity rule for tax collections is still in effect.