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Staxel Reporter – Issue #31: Airship Port & New Water

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Staxel Reporter – Issue #31

Hi everyone, in this issue of the Staxel Reporter we’ll be talking about the airship port and take a look at the new water. Enjoy!


Airship Port

We’ve all been very busy lately and a lot of new features are being worked on. That said, right now I’m going to focus on one specific feature I’m very excited about. The airship port! Now, it’s still being worked on, but the basic functionality is there, and a very early version of it is already in the public build! I’ll give you some insight on what to expect from the finished version.

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Above is a pic of the current, but still work in progress, airship port. Obviously it’s missing the airship and various other things but this is what it will look like at a very basic level.

Now, the airship port is going to be the main gate of entry and exit for all the villagers and NPCs in your village. If one of the villagers is unhappy with the town, or if *someone* wrecked their home, they’ll head over to the airship port and prepare for departure. This will give you time to make any amends/repairs necessary to keep them from moving out.

Also, any new villagers moving in or old villagers returning home will arrive at this station overnight.

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Introducing Cloudbeard! Not only is he the pilot, but he’s a merchant too. Cloudbeard sells rare and exotic goods that he’s picked up on his travels. Now they might be a little pricey, but they’re worth every petal! The items he sells can’t be found or purchased anywhere else, so if you’re in the market for some unusual goods from a distant land, Cloudbeard is your man!

And there you have it. The next update should contain a much more polished version of the airship port, so keep an eye out!


New Water

At long last we’ve finally started addressing water. We’re going to take a brief look at the new water and talk about what to expect from it in the future.

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Many of you who have played Staxel before will know that our placeholder water was as placeholder as it gets. Now water is actually water-y! If you haven’t hit the beach in Staxel yet, then best grab your board because surf’s up! (Disclaimer: no surfing.)

We have a brand new water block which is now swimmable, fishable and looks pretty slick to boot. Somewhat related, we also have a few new breeds of fish for you to catch at the beach, so if you’re one for fishing then it’s time to hit the beach!

While we’ve made some big improvements to the water there’s still some work to be done. We’re going to try and make it even prettier with some nice sparkling effects. We’re also currently figuring out how the water should behave. Until then, water can be dug up with tools and placed like any other block.

That about sums it up for the new water. The water in the public build is already updated but expect further changes in the future!


That’s it for this issue of the Staxel Reporter. You can grab ‘Staxel – Sprout Edition’ at www.playstaxel.com/store.

Thanks for reading!

EGadd

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