A new developer diary has cropped up on the Gloria Victus site that should bring a smile to fans' faces as the team is indicating that alpha testing is nearing quickly. Lately, the team has been spending its time optimizing the database and overhauling the combat system.
First, and most important of all ? we have rebuilt the combat system. Written from scratch once again, it has now a variety of statistics and relations between them. The next system on our list is the hit detection system ? it is now faster and more accurate. We cannot miss out the mob looting system as well. Due to swapping all animations to new, “motion-captured” ones ? a new character controller has been added ? control over the character is now more smooth and natural. We also redesigned from scratch the third-person camera, display of information system, aiming with camera at interactive objects and the minimap. We have also prepared some basics to greet the guild system (invitations, guild management) in Gloria Victis soon. We have also added new elements of equipment to introduce a heraldry system to you. Due to a new storyline, all dialogues have been remade under supervision of professionals. Talking with NPCs is temporarily disabled due to the dialogue system being rewritten.
Read more on the Gloria Victus site.