As you may have guessed from the previous post, I love Rising World. How excited was I when as someone who initially trained as programmer discovered the game was written in Java! However, I never did get my job as a Java Programmer; the recession hit and no one was hiring Junior programmers at the time. So I went into IT consultancy, a job I still do today ten years later. Over the years since completing my education I have written a few very small Java applications. They have mainly been to accomplish simple repetitive tasks, but there have been a couple of very basic 2D games too. Nothing within reach has really captivated my attention. When I discovered that the developer Red51 had made a public API available for the game I got really excited. I really did. Finally a chance to have fun programming! My childhood dream (that never came true – or did it?) to be able to program a 3D game. Okay, so I’m not really programming it, that credit is most duly reserved for Red51 and JIW Games, but I can help (even in the smallest of ways). Something was missing, and I felt I could help make it happen. With Medieval Realms 0.0.2 I added the ability for players to keep track of some of their basic in-game stats like their current survival time 🙂 These stats are presented to the player whenever they login and can be viewed at any time with the command /stats
Added features with Medieval Realms 0.0.2
- Server visit count – how many times you’ve logged into Medieval Realms
- Total amount of times you have died in the Medieval Realms world
- Total play time spent Medieval Realms
- Current survival time – how long you’ve survived since your last death
- And you personal best survival time – your record score!
I’ve also started the implementation of an automated ranking system too. This is not fully functional yet and the code has not been fully “activated”. So at the moment when you join the server you will be the rank “Peasant” for the time being. This will all change in the future! In the meantime please do feel free to comment below with rank title ideas (with a medieval theme!).