Well, 2009 is finally here, despite them having to put back the release schedule by a couple of years.
To be honest, it’s looking pretty much like 2010 and 2011 at the moment. The starting area is very familiar and they even left the name the same. There are already huge crowds gathering in January, shouting loudly and bouncing around.
The images on the TV show some areas to be massively overcrowded from the outset. I think they may have upgraded the graphics engine for this year’s release, though; the colours certainly seem brighter, but that might just be a side effect of the alcohol.
And once again they’ve dropped the promised new months of Smegmember and Felchuary, so we’re left with the same old levelling content; I’ll give it two weeks before we see the first players reaching December.
I’d wish you a happy new year, but ‘new’? Pfff, this year has barely been released and it’s already rehashing old content… take this blog post, for example.
I can deal with retreads of the same old months when they involve kissing my wife :)
Happy New Year KiaSA, thanks for all of the smiles in 2011.
Happy New Year lads! I guess I’ll have to update my ‘quote of the year’ now :)
Never heard of incremental improvements? We went from revision 2011 to revision 2012, no major version number change, so you should not expect anything big.
The 2999 -> 3000 transition should prove more interesting, but with the slow development cycle, it’ll take some time.
Happy new release!
I’ve heard that some people will get a Smegmember, but I think that’s just a rumour based on a virus that’s spreading.