lördag 29 november 2008

Christmas approaching

We christmas decorated at home today and even though the snow is gone again it's very cosy now. I want to figure out some good gift for all Wurmers this christmas. As usual only premium players will receive it since otherwise people will create free accounts just to get the gift.

I'm waiting for Joss/Gurubear to comment on the new soundscape in the test client. Zcul visited the office yesterday and said that the game was very different with some nice ambient sounds. The music won't be on all the time but instead play now and then, and I've had a few interesting moments where Joss' music starts playing at times where it creates a very special feeling.

The team member of the week this week is Dashiva. He makes so many updates to the client that I go dizzy.

This weeks Player of the week is Swedishphoenix! He put me in his top 5 players list in the forums! Apart from that he's always been helpful and writes about Wurm in a very good way in other forums for which I am very happy.

fredag 21 november 2008

Week summary

This week ended in a nice way. These last hours I got footsteps working in the client again (not the version you use but the development version) and the ambient sound system that I've been working on seems to be taking shape as well.

There has been some progress in other areas this week as well, especially when it comes to some old bugs that were taken care of.

I'd like to appoint the player of the week this week to Posteh, who returned to Wurm after waiting for several months for a working Macintosh version of the client.

Kilean receives the Team Member of the week because he made the client more compatible with linux and I suspect that was the reason that it started working on Mac again as well.

Enjoy the weekend. I really start to see the end of the sound development and this means that hopefully mid next week I can move on to more server coding!

onsdag 12 november 2008


Been having a cough and a slight fever in the evenings and mornings. Tried to sleep it away yesterday and it helped a bit.

Today I appointed Kilean as the new Client Team Coordinator. His main responsibility will be to keep track of what everyone is doing, making sure that there are no overlaps. Thanks a lot for accepting this responsibility Kilean!

Also Pidgeon has replaced Teslas in the team. Pidgeon is an irc operator for heavenlyplace.org, where we keep the #wurm irc channel. He's been around for ages and even though he specializes in C# I am happy to have him on the team.

Development wise I am starting to see a pattern now after several years:
Mondays: panic bugs and issues from the weekend or ending up in communication
Tuesdays: If I'm lucky progress on the current plan
Wednesdays: Issues from the last two days. Meeting with the accountant or some other business related issue
Thursdays: If I'm lucky progress on the current plan
Fridays: Something breaks down and the whole day is lost communicating

Remove some exaggeration. Actually things are pretty calm now with bugs and issues I think. Although I spent most of today with such things it looks good when it comes to progress.