The Repopulation dev team is gearing up for PAX East, but that didn't stop it from doing a bunch of work on its sci-fi sandbox MMO in February. The latest monthly update post features a laundry list of improvements and tweaks ranging from combat, crafting, and AI tweaks to to UI, audio, and itemization enhancements.
Combat effects were emphasized in February, with particular attention paid to the game's action mode. "You can now hold your mouse button to continuously fire. You also now receive bullet splashes based on what you connected with," the team explains. "Firing into dirt will give a splash of dirt, while firing at something metal will spark. Like everything else in action mode, this is a client-side effect, and will not add to lag."