We pulled no punches with our questions, asking Snail about the recent Suzhou market fiasco, when the devs plan to add features from other versions of the game, and how they plan to address current game-breaking bugs. Interested in hearing the answers? We know we were!
Snail Games: First of all we apologize for this. We will take actions to prevent similar incidents in the future. We are optimizing the stability of server to reduce its consumption. At the same time, we will also upgrade server's hardware configuration so that players can enjoy the game better. The chance of such incidents will be greatly lowered in the future.
There are many game-breaking exploits such as the invincible music exploit, infinite flight exploit, and several other client-side bugs that produce very degenerate gameplay. Are these bugs intended to be ironed out prior to launch in April?
We are dedicated to providing the best game quality as we can. If there are any game-breaking exploits and bugs that degenerate gameplay, our developers will try their best to fix them.
What features can we expect to see added on or prior to the April launch?
We have added a very interesting story exclusively for our North American players, through which players can experience eastern culture better. Also, we have improved English localization and GUI according to players'feedback from the closed beta. Our product will fit the North American users better than before.
Age of Wushu is based on the world outlook of Chinese martial arts. Besides in China, we run global operation in countries and regions like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Russia, and North America. We try our best to provide players all over the world the same game experience. We did some adjustments on gameplay, functions, and UI to better fit western players, but we keep its genuine eastern culture and overall consistency.
The in-game marriage system recently came online on Chinese servers. The system refers to ancient Chinese marriage traditions and regenerates the whole procedure of the wedding ceremony. Players will experience the Ming Dynasty wedding via the system and enhance interactions with each other. The system will be available on North American servers around this summer.
Will there be a second server opened for new players in April, or will everyone be playing on one server? If not in April, are there any plans to release a second server for the game?
After the start of official launch, we will set up a few new servers accordingly to offer a fair starting point to all new players.
We keep posting the latest news and activities on social network media. Our players can follow us on www.facebook.com/AgeOfWushu or twitter.com/ageofwushu. Additionally, all information can be shared through our official platform PlaySnail.com as well.
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