The Repopulation team has penned a new blog to announce that its initial Kickstarter goal has been reached and that new stretch goals have been announced. In addition, Lead Developer J.C. Smith spent time with the Noobist team to talk about all sorts of interesting topics including the world, beta, player choice, shells, pets, membership options, housing and much more.
With the initial goal behind us, we turn our sights on the stretch goals. They are the primary purpose of this campaign after all. We hope to cover each stretch goal as it gets on deck. You can see the list a list of Stretch Goals ranging from Traveling Shops, PvP Gladiator Arenas, Oculus Rift Support, Racing Circuits, and ramp up goals for introducing Space Flight sooner after launch.
The first stretch goal, at $60k is the addition of tameable Rocharus mounts. These will be the first mounts in The Repopulation. We had originally planned to only support vehicles, and then possibly explore tameable mounts post-launch. But this feature was requested so many times over the years that we had hoped to be able to squeeze it into launch. We designed the vehicle code to be able to support these in the future, and after we hit the $60K stretch goal these mounts will become a reality.
Read more on The Repopulation site and head to the link above to read the full interview with Noobist.