Friday, May 21, 2010
Parallel <s>Universes</s> Logins
Greetings and salutations friends! I wanted you to be the first to know about a horrifyingly scary, highly technical, and possibly universe destroying change coming to the MechQuest login screen. It will either be the coolest* thing we have ever done... or the worst use of our last two months ever! Behold! In just a week or two you will be able to login in to the game with your normal MechQuest account OR the new BattleOn account "One Login to Rule them All!" on a single screen**. Here is a picture of the prototype that we currently have working. There is more than meets the eye to this new feature. It is the final step before we are able to add things like scratches out a bunch of cool technical stuff that no one cares about and skips straight to cross-game achievements! Which means things you do in MechQuest will unlock special titles, items and other unlockable rewards that you can use in other games... and even future ones! (Oh, Warlic's 1st person swordfighting game, Bladehaven will be coming out soon after this too.) The achievement system will be able to scan your account and see everything you have already done in MechQuest and give you the achievements for it. I think it will be really fun -- but first things first, we have to make the login work***. Take a look at the screenshot above, and please let us know if you have any ideas to make the login even better. Battle on!
* Even cooler than when you tried to stop global warming by leaving your freezer door open?
** Which sorta makes it the "TWO logins to rule them all"
*** Integrating 5 different databases containing over 101 million registered accounts, multiple entry paths, account management, and ~500 million characters.... hah! No problem! (P.S. Why are you not done yet?)