After months of development and testing, the Transponder system is now available to all players to try on Primary server!
Transponders let you build & defend a base from an invading horde of monsters (and other players). You'll receive gold & EXP for participating in a match, and an even larger amount if you win the match.
To get started, build a base layout in your pocket that protects the transponder. Note mobs WILL destroy blocks when the transponder is activated! More advanced construction blocks will have higher defensive HP, so plan accordingly. The attacking force scales to your character's level, so it should be a challenge regardless of if you're a new player or an old one.
Once you're happy with your pocket fortress, use the Transponder to summon an invading force. If you want to fight against another player, you can ask them to use the new CombatPad in root at the same time.
At the end of the match, all participants will be given gold & exp based on how the match goes. If you want to instantly rebuild any lost blocks, type /restorelist
I'm very honored that we were selected to win 'Best Technological Game' at Sense of Wonder Night 2014 at Tokyo Game Show. Check out photos and video of the trip[blog.8bitmmo.net].
8BitMMO 2014 MEGA-SALE/FUNDRAISER!
8BitMMO is an awesome indie construction sandbox game, but it's not free to develop and run. That's why every year we do a fundraiser / sale to help raise money for servers and development.
Support development and get great rewards. In addition to the usual gold & platinum you get from purchases, there are some great rewards -- including at least 25% bonus gold+plat (possibly up to 100% if we hit our goal).Other rewards include early access to The Transponder, Seconary Pocket Universe, 2k Blocks, and even your very own custom block.
You can now play the game in English, Japanese (needs improvement, we're working on it! ;)), or Goggles Translate Mode (for fun)[i.imgur.com]. Or even translate the game to your own language if you like: Details...[blog.8bitmmo.net]
Raw meat can now be purchased & cooked to taste. Don't leave it on the oven too long or it'll get crispy!
Cardboard Box Technology!
Boxtech is officially out on Primary Server, with not one, but SIX box types to choose from! Containers have been one of the most popular suggestions over the past few years, so I'm very excited to finally have containers available.
Public Box - anyone can put items in or take items out
Owner Box - only you can put items in or take items out
Town Box - only town citizens can put items in or take items out (if not placed inside a town, will function as an owner box)
Each box type comes in a small and large size. Small can handle 500 objects, while large can handle 1,000 objects.
You can carry boxes with you in your inventory, or even put boxes inside other boxes (because physics :P). The box will only count as a single item towards your inventory or region limit.
While near a box, press E to use it. When done, simply press escape to clear all open windows from your screen.
Pocket Townstone (buy it with gold!)
One of the most popular requests ever has been to be able to build a town with gold instead of plat. This is now possible with the Pocket Townstone. It is a limited functionality townstone that can only be placed in your pocket universe. It will not immediately increase the size of your pocket universe like a full townstone does. However, it enables most townstone functionality such as the ability to let other players build in your pocket universe.Just like normal townstones, please note you CANNOT move or delete this item after it has been placed!
You can upgrade a pocket townstone to a regular townstone for 10p (/townupgrade). Doing so will cause your pocket universe to be expanded from 2x2 to 3x3.
Got a long quest or challenging obstacle course? Place checkpoint pads to let players respawn along the way!
Beginnings of Localization Support
If you speak a foreign language, you can translate the game! Go here[blog.8bitmmo.net] for details.