Today represents a big milestone for Just Survive with new content released for the first time in over six months on the Live servers! We’re happy to introduce the new weather system we’ve been working on over the past few months. This is the first content rollout of several yet to come in the weeks and months ahead as we continue to work on additional brand-new features like the completely overhauled melee system, a completely bespoke Just Survive specific map, Strongholds, revamped itemization and crafting, new zombie AI, and more.
We’ve also addressed a number of significant quality of life issues that will prevent a great deal of the base exploits we’ve seen in the past. In conjunction with the first server wipe in nearly two months, this will create an improved and fairer play environment for everyone who loves JS and should generally extend the overall quality of the Live experience out much further than previous updates. Also, don’t forget that we have low loot servers (Deadwood and Sparta) for players who enjoy a bit more of a challenge in that regard.
As I’ve stated before, major Live updates from this point forward will have new content. While many of us have been focused on supporting and stabilizing the current Live game, the majority of the team has been working away in the background on these systems (like melee and Strongholds) and now, five months after we began developing these systems in earnest, we’re getting to a point where we can share these things with all of you in the community. It may not happen as fast as many of you would like, but we’re intent on keeping to our standard of iterating internally and on Test as long as we need to until things are stable ready to roll out.
For now, we’re going to get back to work on those systems while you enjoy this Live update. You can expect to see the new and vastly improved melee system in the next major Live update, as well as an unannounced surprise that will be a first ever for Just Survive. Please continue to let us know what you think of our progress and we’ll continue to keep everyone looped in on new developments. We know how much this game means to you and it means a lot to us that we get to be a part of your story. We hope to see you on the boards and in-game in the weeks to come!