First off, the most important thing is that we are all doing well. We are all safe and healthy, and we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time. On behalf of all of us at Six Foot, we truly appreciate all of you in the Dreadnought community and thank you for your continued support.
I realize we have been very quiet since we started working remotely due to the current pandemic. When this started, we were working to get a patch out to you. We feel you deserve an update on how we are doing, the issues we are working through and to reassure you that we haven’t given up on anything, but things are taking more time now that we are all remote.
What about Dreadnought? We are still maintaining the servers and performing regular maintenance. Being remote has slowed our response times which we have been resolving as issues arise. We are working towards getting patches out, but, as you might expect, things can be more difficult when working remotely. You never really know what benefits you get from being in the building until you aren’t there. We have adapted to our new remote reality and have distributed responsibilities to help keep things moving. You may have noticed more Devs in the game or on social media to keep communication open.
Anyone who has talked with me on Discord knows that I am an advocate for transparency. I know that when no information is given, it is human nature to think the worst. With this in mind I wanted to put this out so you know our current status.
The good news is that we have made progress on the issues we were struggling with before. The third-party is no longer blocking us. This is all in our court now. Along with this progress, we discovered some additional problems that we are working through along with new challenges from working remotely. It’s not as bad as it could be, but it does delay our ability to push out a new update.
We are working multiple avenues to get these issues resolved, but some take more time than others. As I have said in the past, I can’t go into too much detail, but fixing all these problems is just a matter of time. A patch is coming, but it is unclear how long it will take. Rushing this work could introduce something we may have overlooked and take longer to resolve so for this reason, we will be working carefully.
We will update you as soon as we can about how this process is going. We apologize for not having a good estimate for when the patch will be ready. We are all working hard to get it to you as soon as possible.
Again, we thank you all for your patience and support during all of this. Stay safe captains!
Raydog and the engineers at Sinley Bay