Release delayed

Due to problems fixing two big bugs, we are unfortunately going to have to delay the release scheduled for today. Voogru and Elven have been working really hard to find and fix the ‘hitbox’ bug (which really has nothing to do with hitboxes) and a client-crash recently introduced for listenservers. We are hoping that this release will be the official 3.0 release, and want to make sure it’s especially solid. I under-estimated the difficulty of fixing these bugs, which is exacerbated by the fact that these guys are new to NS coding, and have had to hit the ground running.

We’re still going to try to release before the CPL next week, but if it’s not ready in time, we’ll wait until after. There are so many bug-fixes, map updates and polish items in this version that I think it’ll be worth the wait. We’re sorry if we spoiled your weekend plans!

In other news, the new Unknown Worlds and NS web-sites are nearing completion, and will be unveiled in the next couple weeks. We’ve unified the two sites, and greatly improved the navigation (no more flash), added user profiles, and added instant Constellation donation approval and more. Here’s a screenshot to give you an idea.

Thanks for hanging in there while we undergo this transition, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.