Game Director Fia "Lindelu" Tjernberg
is absolutely pumped about Anarchy Online's
future, and she's not shy about promoting it. In a massive March development update post
, Tjernberg discusses many projects the team has in the works for the loyal citizens of Rubi-Ka.
Probably the biggest change on the immediate horizon is a brand-new global market interface that will allow players to buy and sell goods to each other. The market will be accessed at special terminals in the main cities as well as portable terminals, and can trade across all dimensions. Free players can browse the market, but only subscribers can buy or sell in it. Work-in-progress screenshots of the market were also posted to the main site
She reports that while the team was happy to show off the upgraded graphics engine
this past week, there's still a ways to go before it hits live. Other projects that occupy the devs' time are improving the new player experience, balancing professions, and a streamlined game launcher with a graphical character selection screen.
[Thanks to David for the tip!]