After months of testing, fixing, and listening to the very helpful feedback you have all left, Vikings of Thule is dropping the beta label and we are proud to officially launch the game! We thank every player who helped us spot bugs and shared their ideas on how to improve the game. Your involvement was vital to making the game what it is today. We are now ready to present Vikings of Thule to a larger audience, which we know will add to the excitement and competition of the game. As a gift, and incentive to keep playing, everyone who signs in at least once next week will be awarded with a very special item! More information on the item will be posted in the coming days.
This next update will include new features, some improvements, plenty of fixes for those pesky bugs that have been appearing, and the introduction of a new home for our player discussions.
The wights are finally being introduced to the game. All of our “old” players over rank 10 will automatically get the move to use in duels. New players will be able to choose their wight after they reach rank 10. If the wight they choose resides in a different quadrant, the players will have to move to a new settlement in the appropriate quadrant. Using the wights in battle will help you become a stronger Viking chief and the gods will reward you handsomely for your achievements when summoning these mighty beasts in battle.
We have fixed many of the bugs that arose with the last updates. Text should appear correctly within the tutorial and throughout the game, loading problems and slow speeds have been improved, the status of your silver coins should show correctly, and the game window should no longer be cut off at the bottom.
We are also launching the official Gogogic forums at http://forum.gogogic.com. These forums will now play host to all player discussions and should provide a friendly, interesting environment in which to ask questions, share tips with other players, receive news or announcements, and discuss random topics. The layout will be very raw at first, but we will continue to make improvements. We ask for your feedback in what you would like to see from the forums to make you want to come back more often. The forums should officially open on Monday, March 1st. You can easily access the forum by clicking the in-game Forum button.
As an incentive to be amongst the first to join the new forum, we have posted the complete list of Special Items in the game, what each does, and how to obtain them! This list is not available anywhere else yet! This much anticipated list will show as an announcement in Viking of Thule’s “Tips & Tricks” forum! We will also be moving old discussion threads into the new forums so you can continue any discussions you had going in the Facebook pages. Another feature on the forum is the “roadmap,” a list of all the features for Vikings of Thule that we are either already working on or plan to include in the coming months. This list is not a guarantee that these features will be included, but it should give you an idea of what to expect from Vikings of Thule in the future!
We will also be adding the first special items to the marketplace very soon! Players will be able to purchase these extravagant items for a fair price. The gods have placed handsome rewards for each item and those with the most will surely have a higher chance of earning their place on Althingi.
There is plenty of excitement in Thule. Enjoy the game!