Peralisc9001 wrote:The new chat has been worked on for quite a long time now. When will we see it added into the game?
Great question and I'm not happy with the answer.
Long story short is that the chat was my baby I was pulled into administrative tasks for December - I can share the details with you over chat if you want the specifics. I put in a tremendous effort to make sure that this doesn't happen again and a lot of it was investment towards the future.
Now that the bad news is out of the way, here's the good news. What you saw of chat is only a few hours of work - new development is so much faster than bug fixes it's not even funny. There are only a few hours left. I won't be working this weekend* because the hours I put in for the past few months to make the restructuring happen impacted my sleep and I need two days of downtime to help my body recover, but come the 10th all of December will pay off and you should start seeing bursts of development that dwarf what's been done so far.
Polishing off the remainder of the chat is one of my first tasks for next sprint, along with some more development work.
I'm still working on getting more designers to supplement GGG (which will probably be our biggest bottleneck this sprint) but I'm pulling in contacts form local colleges (particularly MIT Media Labs) to help.
We'll see the new pace starting on the 10th (though a lot of the first day will be planning)
*on anything that requires cognitive functions