We have some awesome additions for you today, including the final chapter of the Meteorite Event, a Halloween Event Teaser, and a few notes on future nerfs.
We are happy with the outcome of our meteorite event and we think that everyone enjoyed it, but I'm sure all of you will agree that it's about time it comes to an end.
The final quest is now released for all of you! Start at /warp events and follow Clarence's instructions and get to the bottom of the meteorite appearences once and for all! Make sure you take advantage while you can, this event will only be active for a limited time before Halloween!
We had a few awesome builders helping on this project, so a shoutout to brieezy and JCG for the help! Brie did almost all the craters and the progression of the crater at spawn, and both collaborated to make the epic research laboratory!
As well, with the Meteorite coming to an end, the gifts from the Meteorite event will no longer be obtainable. Lottery, dailycatch, gyms, and everything else will no longer give the themed gifts!
Halloween Event Teaser
"A dark force is rearing it's head once more. Gym leaders have been experiencing troubling dreams. Dreams of ghost type pokemon running amock... We still don't know what to make of these occurences, but our brightest minds are on the case! Clarence is back once again and has set to make sure nothing like last Halloween occurs again. However..he may need help, will you be the one to protect RC once again?"
That's right, it looks like Halloween brings with it another quest type event. We will be releasing several other goodies that we think everyone will like. Some awesome builds and writing has been put into this event as well, so keep your eyes out.
Who knows, you might even see a few new gifts and collectables! It starts near Halloween, in the meantime, enjoy the finale to the crater event!
With the Halloween event, we also have a Halloween Sale of 40% off starting today and lasting until the 5th of November. Make sure to capitalize on it while you can, as this is one of the largest sales we offer! It will even affect ranks!
Along with the official event release, expect to see a few cool, new seasonal items!
We have heard your requests and complaints. The general sentiment that the playerbase has shown is that the game has gotten too easy. There is very little to no grind for things that should be more valuable. Goals that a player places can be completed in a week, if not less.
We feel the same as you, and think that things have gotten to overpowered. We will be working to edit and nerf things to put purpose back into playing. The grind is tedious at times, but it's vital to making sure the things you receive are actually worth something.
Some of you may have already noticed a few nerfs that were put through. We are still working on the rebalancing and will post a full list of edits/nerfs in the upcoming changelog that will be released with, or shortly following, the Halloween Event.
We have also heard a few complaints regarding some of our prior promised features. A major focus for us for quite some time was Project Carbos. This was a massive project that we recently released, and it is still a project we are very passionate about. As a result of the focus, we had to put a few other features for RC on the backburner. Since Carbos is in a more stable state, we are moving back toward RC's new features!
As many of you may know, we are working on bringing back Matchmaker, a competitive battling system. Much like Pokemon Showdown, we hope that Matchmaker will offer a vast competitive scene with in game rewards to make your work worthwhile.
Bazaar has been a long promised feature as well. We have had a working beta for quite some time, but there are still a few bugs to work out before we can confidently release it. I can't say when it will be complete, but I can say that the bugs are currently being worked on.
While the previous features are somewhat long term, we do have two short term goals we hope to release within a couple weeks.
The first being Safari! We know that Safari was something that was widely loved when it was around, being a good place to find tons of rare pokemon with a chance at some awesome legendaries and shinies.
The second is our major shop overhaul. We have intentions to restructure the way the money making in the game works to make the grind less restricted to just cobble and cactus. With several quality of life changes and answering the requests of the people, we think everyone will enjoy the change.
We appreciate every single one of you, and our work toward making the server a better place is done for your enjoyment. We hope you continue to enjoy your time here and have fun! If there is something that you're not satisfied with, feel free to make a ticket at https://www.rc-gamers.com/contact and we will be sure to take it into consideration.